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by nats
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society - Kickstarter is Live!
Replies: 13
Views: 569

Re: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society - Kickstarter is Live!

That £100 set is a bit daft a few pencils and dice are not going to make me want to splash out another £50. You should perhaps have made it a lot more tempting like selling glossy prints of some of the better Traveller V1 cover art, or perhaps a set of full 0.5" square size 2d ship plans (not 3d) of...
by nats
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: First 2e Session!
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: First 2e Session!

Very nice just done the same thing with my sons character. Now you need to flesh out the interesting details as suggested in 'Gamemastering' http://www.gamemastering.info/ Generate some allies (for help), contacts (for info), enemies and rivals, and maybe even a nemesis for the character(s) that con...
by nats
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So, what's with the supplements?
Replies: 72
Views: 12719

Re: So, what's with the supplements?

I must admit I have never been very keen on any of the Traveller aliens, they are all fairly unimaginative. As for new books I would love to see in V2 format: Soldier Book (Army/Merc/Marine Units, Large Battle System as background for characters to play a personal game inside/Ship Boarding rules/Min...
by nats
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Companion breakdown/ review
Replies: 11
Views: 1740

Re: Traveller Companion breakdown/ review

Dude, you're complaining about lack of information on what's in the book, by posting on a thread promoting a 3,000+ word review of the book. Did you consider clicking the link and reading review? Yeah I realised that after I posted, which was an extremely stupid thing to do. Anyway I've bought it n...
by nats
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Companion breakdown/ review
Replies: 11
Views: 1740

Re: Traveller Companion breakdown/ review

Does anyone have a contents page from the Traveller Companion they can share? I am interested in this book but can't decide to buy something when I don't know what's in it. Mongoose's book previews on this site, when they appear, are very poor. I am sure they would do a lot more online business if ...
by nats
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 9886

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

So have we established whether ships with 1G M-Drives could take off from a world with 1G of gravity at its surface? Do they use antigrav drives to get into orbit? I am sure I've read something like that, it's the only thing that seems to make sense to me.
by nats
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Companion breakdown/ review
Replies: 11
Views: 1740

Re: Traveller Companion breakdown/ review

Does anyone have a contents page from the Traveller Companion they can share? I am interested in this book but can't decide to buy something when I don't know what's in it. Mongoose's book previews on this site, when they appear, are very poor. I am sure they would do a lot more online business if t...
by nats
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order
Replies: 86
Views: 12501

Re: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order

WTF? How many errors in this book? This does my head in, I mean how easy would it be for someone to spend a week reading this book properly and correcting it before its printed to stop all these errors. Ridiculous.
by nats
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller V2 Vehicle Combat ????
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Traveller V2 Vehicle Combat ????

Can anyone explain to me how vehicle combat is meant to work in the V2 rules? Because it says that they function as the personnel combat rules which have 1 minor and 1 significant action per round. But if you have to spend the minor action keeping control and driving/flying and you spend the signifi...
by nats
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mongoose Traveller - The New and current updated edition. What do you expect from this new line?
Replies: 15
Views: 2070

Re: Mongoose Traveller - The New and current updated edition. What do you expect from this new line?

Yes definitely interested in a Travellers Aid Society book. It should really be part of a Third Imperium Source Book that is badly needed IMO as there is nothing published lately about the main source of gameplay for many people who play Traveller - its been a massive omission for many many years. I...
by nats
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Referees Briefings
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Referees Briefings

Are there any plans to incorporate all these into one printed document? I dont read pdfs but many of these articles look really great and I would love to see them inside a 'proper' book. Perhaps the Travellers Companion?
by nats
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mongoose Traveller - The New and current updated edition. What do you expect from this new line?
Replies: 15
Views: 2070

Re: Mongoose Traveller - The New and current updated edition. What do you expect from this new line?

..to continue what they are doing. More colour, more solid creative illustrations, more thought and better designs, less errors, far higher quality than the previous books. There are some things like the animals that I would like to see done better but overall the new line is growing on me and I am ...
by nats
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So. Where are the Aliens
Replies: 22
Views: 2102

Re: So. Where are the Aliens

I have never been really interested in the Traveller aliens Ive always thought they were more than a bit corny. But the more I read about them the more I find myself getting very interested to see the Traveller Companion if that is going to have them all in just to see what they are like. I havent b...
by nats
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard Boarding Action Rules
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Re: High Guard Boarding Action Rules

I feel there is no way you could dock with a maneuvering ship IMO unless you are a pirate or specialist boarding ship with a specially designed piece of apparatus that will fully secure the ships before boarding takes place. And I am thinking large jaws or struts with shooting bolts into the enemies...
by nats
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Refereeing a climb down a cliff
Replies: 16
Views: 1655

Re: Refereeing a climb down a cliff

Thanks everyone for your help it has cleared my mind. Especially the comments about being prepared when the roll fails - I do like the idea of having failed rolls mean some lesser consequence like being noticed by enemies or being delayed on the climb or taking a very long time to do the cliff etc r...
by nats
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Refereeing a climb down a cliff
Replies: 16
Views: 1655

Refereeing a climb down a cliff

I have always been a bit shaky on refereeing things like obstacles or tasks that you want to be quite interesting for the players but not drag on too long but be more than a single throw. For example in my present game my player has come to a cliff and he needs to get down. Now obviously I could jus...
by nats
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pre-Order the Traveller Starter Box Set
Replies: 10
Views: 1745

Re: Pre-Order the Traveller Starter Box Set

That's very expensive especially when you consider the D&D Starter set is around £15 for similar content, and the Pathfinder Beginners Box is £32 with card tokens, dice set, adventures, rules and a re-usable map sheet. The Traveller Starter Set is really not going to get anyone new into the game by ...
by nats
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Testing the new rules - first NPC character
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: Testing the new rules - first NPC character

You can only either get a commission or a promotion in a term not both. So as it was the first term that he was commissioned in as an officer my own thinking is no he couldnt then try for a promotion to rank 2 in the first term. He should see that term out as Rank 1. I do enjoy the character generat...
by nats
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lock Picking Skill?
Replies: 10
Views: 974

Re: Lock Picking Skill?

Average mechanical skill check seems wrong to me should be higher. Locks have a purpose to stop people getting in. I suppose if its a high security lock it might get a boon to the roll as opposed to a standard lock. But still seems a bit strange.
by nats
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Art: Starship Grade Missiles/Torpedoes
Replies: 40
Views: 2767

Re: Art: Starship Grade Missiles/Torpedoes

I like the Vanes..... I have been toying with the idea of adding Vanes to all of my freeflight Grav vehicles... Yeah but vanes make sense in a atmosphere where they act as air brakes to change direction as they do on a plane. They make no sense in space where there is nothing for them to react with...