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by GamingGlen
Sat May 09, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: a campaign based on Arbellatra?
Replies: 10
Views: 1818

Re: a campaign based on Arbellatra?

Annatar Giftbringer wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 10:00 am
So, would any of the currently available ships (from High Guard or other sources) have been available back then, or would we need to design something new (old)?
We would need new designs.
by GamingGlen
Thu May 07, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: a campaign based on Arbellatra?
Replies: 10
Views: 1818

Re: a campaign based on Arbellatra?

Except the Imperium has had jump 5 ships for a couple of centuries and jump 6 couriers by the 600s. The novel really does upset the applecart of 'what you thought you knew about the OTU' Perhaps this is a good reason NOT to read it. Otherwise I might wonder why the Imperium's general TL in 1105 is ...
by GamingGlen
Wed May 06, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: a campaign based on Arbellatra?
Replies: 10
Views: 1818

a campaign based on Arbellatra?

I think that a linked series of adventures based around Grand Admiral Arbellatra defeating the Out-World Coalition in the Second Frontier War and her going to Capital to defeat the current Barracks Emperor would make for an epic level campaign. The players could be a special unit of the military at ...
by GamingGlen
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spying on the Zhodani
Replies: 13
Views: 1878

Re: Spying on the Zhodani

Thanks for the link to the older thread. I remember that one NOW.

I'll check Expedition to Zhodane, I had forgotten about that one.
by GamingGlen
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spying on the Zhodani
Replies: 13
Views: 1878

Spying on the Zhodani

How does the Imperium spy on the Zhos?

Any citizen keeping a mind shield up is probably detained by Zho authorities for a more thorough investigation.

Are there trained psionics that can keep a false ID in their surface thoughts? What are their options when found out?
by GamingGlen
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aslan names. Why are they so complicated?
Replies: 13
Views: 2602

Re: Aslan names. Why are they so complicated?

It's not Hawaiian? :wink:

I just translate into English as if Kzinti. Like...

She acts like bird-prey dancing in rainfall.
His enemies stabbed multiple times. (<--- once translated this warrior gets LOTS of respect) :)
by GamingGlen
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Studying Athletics at university
Replies: 18
Views: 1454

Re: Studying Athletics at university

For EU/US readers note that what's missing is not just a university to do sport at, but the whole "professional" league for college sport that the US has that doesn't really exist in the most of the EU. We're not talking about attending university on current Terra, but in the far future where milli...
by GamingGlen
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Studying Athletics at university
Replies: 18
Views: 1454

Re: Studying Athletics at university

I believe you can pick Athletics as a background skill. Or you could home-rule that Athletics is available at University. If Profession can be studied at University you could invent Profession (Athlete). I'd keep the Profession specific skill limited to one sport per Profession choice. Not many ath...
by GamingGlen
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw
Replies: 120
Views: 40691

Re: Behind the Claw

Geir wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:59 am
So, one overly pedantic question: Is Dallia in District 268 still atmosphere 8 or is it back to B, which is what it was before somebody with bad eyesight got ahold of a bad PDF of the classic Supplement 3?
Is that what it takes to terraform a planet? A bureaucratic SNAFU? :D
by GamingGlen
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 653
Views: 156619

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

So Luke was a bootlegger? That explains his good driving and flying.
by GamingGlen
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Could species be allergic to each other?
Replies: 13
Views: 1274

Re: Could species be allergic to each other?

I would expect allergies to be curable by interstellar TLs. I expect this, too. But how? What tech? Many worlds of the Spinward Marches are somewhat low on tech so those allergic treatments might be more expensive if available at all. But I suppose I could go along with all the shows and movies tha...
by GamingGlen
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Could species be allergic to each other?
Replies: 13
Views: 1274

Re: Could species be allergic to each other?

I agree with your assumption on cross-species relations - like today some worlds / cultures will be open and accepting, others virulently opposed, and the rest scattered across the continuum in between. Those feelings could be based on tradition / past history, cultural / religious biases, perceive...
by GamingGlen
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Could species be allergic to each other?
Replies: 13
Views: 1274

Re: Could species be allergic to each other?

Moppy wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:01 pm
Aslan evolved from Earth cats...
This is false.
by GamingGlen
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Could species be allergic to each other?
Replies: 13
Views: 1274

Could species be allergic to each other?

Humans shed a lot of dead skin into the air. Our lungs have been used to it for millenia (this word is not liked by the spell checker). But would alien species get sick from it? Or, could humans get sick, or have some other respiratory problem, from alien cast offs? These questions came to be when I...
by GamingGlen
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Subsidized Merchant Fiances
Replies: 54
Views: 8438

Re: Subsidized Merchant Fiances

I don’t know what an ACS is Edit: Oh ACS would be Adventure Class Ship. Sorry, that is a bit of T5 leakage... ACS predates T5 by a considerable margin. It's used by the Freedonian Aeronautics and Space Administration (FASA) for their product "Adventure Class Ships Vol. 1", published in 1981 hence C...
by GamingGlen
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller and ion storms
Replies: 16
Views: 2373

Re: Traveller and ion storms

so what do you do if your players decide to spend time looking? do you go with it - or tell them there is nothing there and please get on with the plot? Pretty much. If they insist, after 1D6 weeks of searching have someone roll an Electronics (sensors) check, they find nothing (but then Ancient te...
by GamingGlen
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spaceship vs. Starship
Replies: 112
Views: 12110

Re: Spaceship vs. Starship

Gadzooks, give someone a micron and they make it into a kilometer. :D

Thanks for the analysis. I'm still not going to bother putting some disadvantage to quad turrets. Just because it wasn't in previous editions of Traveller makes it a bad idea now.
by GamingGlen
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller and ion storms
Replies: 16
Views: 2373

Re: Traveller and ion storms

Just shove the storm in there and if anyone asks why, tell them it’s something left over from grandfather. And have a giggle while they waste time combing the system for lost precursor relics. And that would waste my time as referee, no thanks. Unless, you want them to actually find something, say ...
by GamingGlen
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spaceship vs. Starship
Replies: 112
Views: 12110

Re: Spaceship vs. Starship

I've been directed to this subreddit, which collects pictures of actual improvised combat vehicles: https://www.reddit.com/r/shittytechnicals/ The home made vehicles are interesting for me as you can actually see into the designer's mind. I'm not so crazy over the fieldgun-donkeys and machine-gun a...
by GamingGlen
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 653
Views: 156619

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

What size is Korben Dallas' apartment in the movie The Fifth Element?