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by Morningkiller
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How many tons is Ceres?
Replies: 40
Views: 4491

Re: How many tons is Ceres?

Wikipedia puts the volume at 421 million cubic kilometres https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceres_(dwarf_planet) 421 million cubic kilometres is 4.21 x 10 to the power of 17 cubic metres. I think a DTon is 14 cubic metres so that's something like 30,071,428,571,428,571 DTons or something. It would be a ...
by Morningkiller
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax Kickstarter?
Replies: 24
Views: 6702

Re: Pirates of Drinax Kickstarter?

Since I am currently running the PoD campaign here are the types of extras that I find myself looking for and would gladly back a Kickstarter to get.... Maps: Planetary, Starport, or City maps for key places in the campaign. Places such as the Floating Palace of Drinax and Theev would be great plac...
by Morningkiller
Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Recruiting in Drinax Campaign
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Re: Recruiting in Drinax Campaign

I modified the recruitment rules a bit for drinax. Basic recruitment was 1-6 days and roll Leadership + Int/Edu (Social Standing not so important for pirates). The base difficulty was determined by the port attitude as per drinax. Every point of effect gave a recruitment point. A single random crewm...
by Morningkiller
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: T-800 & other War Bots
Replies: 23
Views: 3421

Re: T-800 & other War Bots

You make the first generation bipedal and human sized to easily interface with all the legacy killing technology left around by the humans you are wiping out.

Once you have used these lads to take control of the factories you can get more creative.
by Morningkiller
Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A Question On Star Maps
Replies: 20
Views: 3804

Re: A Question On Star Maps

hiro wrote:
dragoner wrote:There is eye candy version of the Traveller map also.
link?
http://travellermap.com/

worth a look
by Morningkiller
Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Pirates of Drinax] Splitting the Party?
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

Re: [Pirates of Drinax] Splitting the Party?

Recruiting has been a big thing in our game. The pirate faction is over a dozen vessels now and hundreds of pirates and mercs. Sometimes players grab NPCs to play if their main is away or they fancy a change. Since traveller chargen is so much fun, why not? The are easier to create than D&D charact...
by Morningkiller
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Pirates of Drinax] Splitting the Party?
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

Re: [Pirates of Drinax] Splitting the Party?

Recruiting has been a big thing in our game. The pirate faction is over a dozen vessels now and hundreds of pirates and mercs.

Sometimes players grab NPCs to play if their main is away or they fancy a change.

Since traveller chargen is so much fun, why not?
by Morningkiller
Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions about Pirates of Drinax [SPOILERS]
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Re: Questions about Pirates of Drinax [SPOILERS]

If the PCs are hiding or not sharing spoils then they are likely to face a mutiny. Pirates are all about getting their share. It's a dangerous job and no-one likes taking risks so other people can profit. There are some parts of the pirates code that are definitely not guidelines. Vallis probably ha...
by Morningkiller
Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: help with Maps/ planets for traveller drinax
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Re: help with Maps/ planets for traveller drinax

The Aslan book has a large section detailing a fair amount of the Trojan Reach, including plenty of maps. I've found it very useful. I'll second travellermap.com. Excellent. We put it up on a projector a few times while the guys were deciding on strategy. http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/rpgs/trave...
by Morningkiller
Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax
Replies: 317
Views: 86555

Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

I was asking for people's thoughts on the choice of skill package for character creation. . I found it handier to wait until the PCs are rolled up before discussing/deciding on a package. Chargen is pretty random so there can be odd blindspots. I let the package patch those. Also if you let your pl...
by Morningkiller
Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drinax - get me ships!
Replies: 15
Views: 3745

Re: Drinax - get me ships!

Huh, my copy of PoD shows Hardpoint #1 as a double turret and only containing the particle accelerator. Hardpoint #2 is listed as a missile turret (originally disabled) with a missile storage locker in the same corridor. Looks like that's an update. My pdf from 2012 shows a missile rack in with the...
by Morningkiller
Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drinax - get me ships!
Replies: 15
Views: 3745

Re: Drinax - get me ships!

Plus the particle turret is only a double and has a missile rack too. Post errata only a triple turret should mount a single particle cannon taking all 3 slots AFAIK
by Morningkiller
Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drinax - get me ships!
Replies: 15
Views: 3745

Re: Drinax - get me ships!

Cool. Umm I think some text for the Phoenix got copied to the bottom of the Wyvern. That is correct.Intentional though as they are both Harrier commerce raiders. The Wyvern was taken by the PCs from a vargr slaver. They were wrongly accused of one of his crimes and after clearing their names, took ...
by Morningkiller
Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drinax - get me ships!
Replies: 15
Views: 3745

Re: Drinax - get me ships!

Thanks. I have to figure out resin molding next. A TL upgraded ship heh? I always wondered why it wasn't suggested more. Drinax's port having access to high TL engineers. The Harrier was a given. But what tricks can you out in to a Scout Courier? What would TL 16 look like? Better armor, more high ...
by Morningkiller
Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drinax - get me ships!
Replies: 15
Views: 3745

Re: Drinax - get me ships!

A pirate vs Aslan set up? Sounds devious. Need a plan to reward any pirates if that survive? How about giving them leftovers from whatever you've recovered from Sindal, or other adventures? "See guys, we recovered it while you were busy with the raid. Here you go." :) If you want to keep an allianc...
by Morningkiller
Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drinax - get me ships!
Replies: 15
Views: 3745

Re: Drinax - get me ships!

They are in real trouble now of course
by Morningkiller
Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax
Replies: 317
Views: 86555

Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Good stuff - the sooner this gets done the sooner I can pay mongoose a few bob for the good work done so far.
by Morningkiller
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drinax - get me ships!
Replies: 15
Views: 3745

Re: Drinax - get me ships!

My groups pilot ended up with Broker 5 after his smuggling career. The group were able to kill at speculative trading - as a cover and as a way to shift ill-gotten gear. They got rich fast. They also staged a coup on Acrid and Argona - capturing a modular clipper and ultimately defeating PRQs relief...
by Morningkiller
Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: planet military assets calculator
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

Re: planet military assets calculator

Nice work. I'm running Pirates of Drinax and the PCs have assembled a 200 ship raid on the Glorious Empire in which they engaged several GE military and fleet assets (though only the peripheral small worlds). I spent a good while trying to figure out appropriate supportable garrisons for the backwat...
by Morningkiller
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax
Replies: 317
Views: 86555

Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

I'm about 5,000 words in. Evil Hari Seldon awaits your pirates. Great stuff! keep em coming. My PCs are in the process of planning to take down the Glorious Empire and have seven planets declared for Drinax. Just picked up the old Pocket Empires supplement for T4 for some ideas on the ways of war a...