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by Democratus
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 464
Views: 86721

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

True!

Something tells me they were drawing heavily from Flash Gordon for this:
Flying city. Check.
Hawk wings on the royal guard. Check.
Big, fat, bombastic king. Check.
Attractive, yet lethal princess. Check.

:)
by Democratus
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 464
Views: 86721

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Am I the only one who channels Brian Blessed when running the King?

So much fun!
by Democratus
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 464
Views: 86721

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Just starting the Drinax campaign as my 2nd Traveller campaign (after Islands in the Rift). I've got what might be a dumb question. :) In the annexes there are lists of planets along with their starting disposition and three numbers in a column called "Policy" (IIRC). How do I read these 3 numbers? ...
by Democratus
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Computer Software for Astrogation
Replies: 18
Views: 1726

Re: Computer Software for Astrogation

Thanks for the info! I'm glad to hear my characters aren't S.O.L. right from the start.

Do you just purchase a computer program with a set skill in Astrogation? Is that what Expert software is?
by Democratus
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship is destroyed, now what?
Replies: 49
Views: 3880

Re: Ship is destroyed, now what?

However, no win situations should also be very rare. RPGs are not movies BUT they are games for fun and dying because of unfortunate circumstances isn't fun. This isn't some Japanese story that demands death for the sake of honor. That's why the ref should have the surrender card just in case. I st...
by Democratus
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Computer Software for Astrogation
Replies: 18
Views: 1726

Computer Software for Astrogation

About to run my first Traveller game. :)

I've got a group of Travellers about to take on "Islands in the Rift". However, none of them have Astrogation as a skill.

Can they buy a computer program to do Astrogation for them?
by Democratus
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Restrictions of the Federation "G-Rack" in ACTA.
Replies: 20
Views: 3586

Re: Restrictions of the Federation "G-Rack" in ACTA.

That's how I read it, alansa.

Using a G-Rack for ADD means you acquire the ADD trait. Traits are not lost when under the restrictions of Power Drain.
by Democratus
Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Several questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2700

Re: Several questions

Thanks for all the answers, all. Just wanted to check on what my options were. I was a huge ACTA:B5 fan. So those Scout rules don't seem unfamiliar to me. Have also been an SFB fan for 25 years. Would be curious to see how lent ECM/ECCM would be reflected in a fast paced game like ACTA. Here's hopin...
by Democratus
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Several questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2700

Re: Several questions

So are we intended to pay for a fix to the Scout rules? Or is that fix available in isolated form for download somewhere?
by Democratus
Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Paint club
Replies: 37
Views: 5627

Re: Paint club

Looks great!

I especially like the windows on the boom and the choice of red for the impulse engine.
by Democratus
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Imperial Occupation Zone: Two AARs
Replies: 11
Views: 1832

Re: Imperial Occupation Zone: Two AARs

It's an interesting flip, having the Federation be the ones to maneuver with subtlety while the Klingons can be much more direct. Totally the opposite of SFB.

I'll keep all this advice in mind next time Requete is across the table. Thanks!
by Democratus
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Imperial Occupation Zone: Two AARs
Replies: 11
Views: 1832

Re: Imperial Occupation Zone: Two AARs

You leaned into my squadron in exactly the right way. I think that if Kongo's HET had succeeded the battle would have turned out somewhat differently. I only had Targ and the F5 at that point; you had Kongo and the Raimius. A successful HET would have meant photon delivery plus lots of point blank ...
by Democratus
Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Imperial Occupation Zone: Two AARs
Replies: 11
Views: 1832

Re: Imperial Occupation Zone: Two AARs

I was his opponent in the first battle. And I was completely unprepared for how maneuverable agile cruisers are! It's hard to photon an enemy that refuses to stay in your forward arc. http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/Democratus/ACTA/KlingsVsEA.jpg This picture is from the second battle. The Fed...
by Democratus
Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: SA: Close Blast Doors
Replies: 7
Views: 1129

Re: SA: Close Blast Doors

You are diverting crew from their normal duty stations to damage control stations, closing bulkheads, and generally battening the hatches.

Thus you have fewer people manning the weapons/engines/etc. while this is being done - impairing their normal operation.
by Democratus
Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTA:Sf Player locator
Replies: 67
Views: 9654

Re: ACTA:Sf Player locator

Australia: Iron Domokun - Terry O'Carroll - Sydney, NSW Canada: Finlos - Steven - Red Deer, AB Europe: Myrm - Tim Fitzmaurice - Cambridge UK Nomad - Dan Ibekwe - Manchester UK The Legend - Stuart Climpson - Newcastle Upon Tyne UK USA: JMPayneJ - Max Payne - Birmingham, AL DHarris - Dewayne Harris - ...
by Democratus
Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTA - SF Errata
Replies: 163
Views: 18096

Re: ACTA - SF Errata

Nerroth wrote:Oh, and heavy command cruisers, like the Klingon C7, are built specifically to operate as command ships; so if they don't have them already, they ought to have the Command +1 trait, too.
The C7 in SFB is a Heavy Battlecruiser (BCH), not a Heavy Command Cruiser (CCH).

Was this changed in FC?
by Democratus
Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTA:SF battle report
Replies: 66
Views: 7393

Re: ACTA:SF battle report

Iapologisedon4chan wrote:7) TRACTOR BEAMS KILL A DRONE ON A 5+. DON'T FORGET THIS.
So glad to see that the old adage, "Use your tractors, dammit!" is still in effect.
by Democratus
Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Campaign Scenario Limits
Replies: 11
Views: 2043

Re: Campaign Scenario Limits

I wouldn't advise it, though. Space Superiority relies on using numbers to capture more areas than your opponent.
by Democratus
Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Campaign questions B5 ACTA
Replies: 56
Views: 9408

Re: Campaign questions B5 ACTA

Good luck with your next battles. If possible, we'd love to see pictures of your sweet Homeworld minis in action!

I'm betting H17 will be hotly contested throughout the campaign. It has an RR income equal to the entire rest of the system!
by Democratus
Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Breaching Pod re-use.
Replies: 15
Views: 2846

Re: Breaching Pod re-use.

Well, a ship that isn't lumbering might be able to steer away and out of range of your pods. The idea is to get them into contact with their target without any opportunity for ships to fire at them. They move during the fighter movement portion of the Movement Phase and can be intercepted by fighter...