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by ShawnDriscoll
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Combat Hit Location.
Replies: 14
Views: 225

Re: Space Combat Hit Location.

Rerednaw wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:00 am
So the players’ unarmed ship takes a hit to the turret...since no turret exists do you:
Roll again?
Apply straight to hull as if turret is destroyed?
Something else?
Thanks!
Hits hull instead.
by ShawnDriscoll
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How do I persuade A Player to take A Deal?
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: How do I persuade A Player to take A Deal?

Find new players that have no idea how tabletop role-play works and just railroad them through your story.
by ShawnDriscoll
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Advise for A Traveller Story
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Advise for A Traveller Story

Why do we like the character to want to read such a story?
by ShawnDriscoll
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Traveller 2e] Psionics and range band confusion
Replies: 23
Views: 2968

Re: [Traveller 2e] Psionics and range band confusion

Gruffty the Hiver wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:31 pm
But where does that damage get applied? The core rulebook doesn't say.
Damage is damage. See rule for when Travelers become damaged goods. Otherwise, the Referee gets to use Rule Zero if trying to tell a story to their players.
by ShawnDriscoll
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Traveller 2e] Psionics and range band confusion
Replies: 23
Views: 2968

Re: [Traveller 2e] Psionics and range band confusion

Gruffty the Hiver wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:25 pm
So does that mean that a psionic assault always does enough damage to reduce a character's Strength or Dexterity to 0?
Only if the Traveller suffering Effect x 3 damage brings their Characteristic down to 0.
by ShawnDriscoll
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Universe vs Star Wars vs Star Trek Tech ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1134

Re: Traveller Universe vs Star Wars vs Star Trek Tech ?

Run Star Wars, Star Trek, and Traveller as sandboxes instead of movie stories and see how they compare.
by ShawnDriscoll
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: radiation shielding
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: radiation shielding

It falls into Traveller future history based on '60s sci-fi.
by ShawnDriscoll
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Traveller 2e] Psionics and range band confusion
Replies: 23
Views: 2968

Re: [Traveller 2e] Psionics and range band confusion

If either STR or DEX are reduced to 0, the Traveller becomes unconscious and any further damage is deducted from the remaining physical characteristic. So does that mean that a psionic assault always does enough damage to reduce a character's Strength or Dexterity to 0? Damage to who? The giver or ...
by ShawnDriscoll
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Universe vs Star Wars vs Star Trek Tech ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1134

Re: Traveller Universe vs Star Wars vs Star Trek Tech ?

Roleplaying gamers tend to be a lot more critical and judgmental about the game worlds they participate in. I don't think that is the case. Because, in general, players tend to create cliche (or trope) characters that don't belong in game settings. They just want to win, no matter the game setting....
by ShawnDriscoll
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Universe vs Star Wars vs Star Trek Tech ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1134

Re: Traveller Universe vs Star Wars vs Star Trek Tech ?

Dear Fellow Travellers: Official Traveller Universe (OTU) default technology, referring to TLs-10-15, on and around Imperial Standard, are sort of less advanced than the tech of the Star Wars and Star Trek Universes - the latter have Hyperspace, Warp, Communications-faster-than-travel, Matter Trans...
by ShawnDriscoll
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would be reasonable sized attacking fleets?
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: What would be reasonable sized attacking fleets?

I don't know. You're the one with experience using uber fleets.
by ShawnDriscoll
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Standard vs. custom design: Where do you draw the line?
Replies: 33
Views: 1720

Re: Standard vs. custom design: Where do you draw the line?

Using a standard design gives a 10% discount on a starship. Where do you draw the line in your campaign? For example, does the Lancer -class corvette in "Last Flight of the Amuar" get the 10% discount for using the Beowulf design? If someone takes a basic, existing design (e.g., a Gazelle , Broadsw...
by ShawnDriscoll
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship repairs - do many hands make light work?
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Ship repairs - do many hands make light work?

ochd wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:03 pm
the players often will want to know that if two people do the work, will it then take 10 hours
Did those two people roll the dice for the task check? No.
by ShawnDriscoll
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hiring Escort Ships
Replies: 19
Views: 1222

Re: Hiring Escort Ships

Simple hand shake.

Costs are covered by own parties.
by ShawnDriscoll
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Did she do the right thing?
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Re: Did she do the right thing?

I rolled up a Nobility: Dilettante Scoundrel (7 terms) who has:

Yacht, Yacht, Stocks Portfolio: Cr1000000, Stipend Portfolio: Cr10000000, Yacht, Yacht, Yacht, Estate Portfolio: Cr750000, and 2 Ship Shares.

But I prefer when characters roll up having a drug addiction instead.
by ShawnDriscoll
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Form follows function.
Replies: 51
Views: 3517

Re: Form follows function.

I think it's funny when people assume what the deck plans are for my various exterior ship art. If I modeled their insides, it would look nothing like the blocky decks from the '70s.
by ShawnDriscoll
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What should I do?
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: What should I do?

I've gotten bored of being A Traveller GM and less then 3 hours ago joined A Traveller Gaming Group. The problem is that they don't know I'm A Veteran Traveller GM, haven't told me for fear they wouldn't accept me and their next Campaign is going to be Pirates of Drinax. So can you please give me a...