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by GamingGlen
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What are some rare delicacies worth sending across the Imperium?
Replies: 9
Views: 594

What are some rare delicacies worth sending across the Imperium?

Besides Terran cigars, champagne, and chocolate, what other planets produce something really special? Vilani ale? Vland might have several things being a major home world. ideas I have: Basilisk eyes (from where... and wasn't there a basilisk in some Traveller bestiary?) ... dangerous like puffer fi...
by GamingGlen
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: You see the blazing lights of the starport gift shop...
Replies: 10
Views: 3702

You see the blazing lights of the starport gift shop...

... and, because you've already settled up and bought your new shiny with your recent payoff and still have credits left over, you saunter into the gift shop just to browse. What catches your eye enough you would spend a few of those destined-for-the-local-"fun"-spot credits? In other words, what co...
by GamingGlen
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Poll: How Do You Play Traveller These Days?
Replies: 18
Views: 5050

Re: Poll: How Do You Play Traveller These Days?

How do I play... only in my imaginations when I look at my shelf full of Traveller books (MGT1 & 2, the rest are in a box in the closet). *sigh*

My group cannot kick themselves off the d20 teat. :cry:

(I also do not follow links)
by GamingGlen
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rolling d66 - what's that?
Replies: 9
Views: 2972

Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

I know most of you don't know of any other die type, but the d88 could be useful, the d1010 is used in many games although I don't believe anyone calls it that.

However, I doubt anyone wants to use the d2020 table ever again.
by GamingGlen
Sat May 09, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: a campaign based on Arbellatra?
Replies: 10
Views: 3245

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: 3245

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: 3245

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: 3311

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: 3311

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: 3966

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: 2451

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: 2451

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: 61267

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: 739
Views: 219645

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: 2127

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: 2127

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: 2127

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: 2127

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: 10610

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: 2976

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...