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by ShawnDriscoll
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: game-master assistant software
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: game-master assistant software

Some GMs like to role-play as computer apps for their players.
by ShawnDriscoll
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aslan aging
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Aslan aging

Why do you want the Aslan to be less alien?
by ShawnDriscoll
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Drinax] Where is the Queen?
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: [Drinax] Where is the Queen?

The Sindalian (and Drinaxian) rulers are clearly autocratic in nature, and an autocrat rules alone without a partner. Therefore, Oleb had consorts*, NOT queens, and if one of the PCs gets to marry princess Rao, he's just another consort, NOT the ruler of Drinax. From someone that knows 57th century...
by ShawnDriscoll
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What to do
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: What to do

Always with the math. Can't Travellers ever be Travellers without bragging how much MCr they make? How about taking all their riches away. Then see how far a game session is role-played out with your players.
by ShawnDriscoll
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why no career books?
Replies: 32
Views: 910

Re: Why no career books?

Thanks for the reply. Perhaps I find the differences between the two skill systems more distracting than others do (and I much prefer 2nd ed), but I can always tweak them to my own tastes. I’ll download the first Spica book and give it a shot. Most of the time, any rule conversion will simply invol...
by ShawnDriscoll
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alternative sensors rules
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Alternative sensors rules

Boldtaar wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:23 pm
What do you think?
The beauty of Mongoose Traveller 2nd edition is the culling of DMs from Task Checks. They should be used sparingly. What does the Vehicle Handbook say about advanced sensor rules that the Core Rulebook suggests using?
by ShawnDriscoll
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why no career books?
Replies: 32
Views: 910

Re: Why no career books?

Linwood wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:05 am
I’m actually more interested in some of the little side additions to character generation. An awards and honors system for example
What kind of awards and honors system? How would they be used in a game?
by ShawnDriscoll
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why no career books?
Replies: 32
Views: 910

Re: Why no career books?

Careers aren't the same thing as character classes in D&D. Character classes have unique abilities, careers are just packages of skills and equipment, the only career with unique abilities is Psion. Psion career skills are only unique when a Referee doesn't allow Travellers to have them. I have qui...
by ShawnDriscoll
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why no career books?
Replies: 32
Views: 910

Re: Why no career books?

Tom Kalbfus wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:27 pm
A career is nothing but a background for determining skills, initial starting funds and equipment, after a character is established, it no longer matters.
Not a role-player, apparently. The career books were far more than just that besides.
by ShawnDriscoll
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How do you generate child characters?
Replies: 25
Views: 658

Re: How do you generate child characters?

Some guy wrote a book series on genetically modified kids that played pew-pew in war simulators that really weren't war simulators, or some such nonsense.
by ShawnDriscoll
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How do you generate child characters?
Replies: 25
Views: 658

Re: How do you generate child characters?

steve98052 wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:25 pm
+5: outstanding master
+6: legendary
Ha! Player wants to win all the RPGs.
by ShawnDriscoll
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How do you generate child characters?
Replies: 25
Views: 658

Re: How do you generate child characters?

TrippyHippy wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:24 am
This is great, except I can't actually generate workable skill stats for characters below 18 years in the rules. The kid is about 13 years, I'm thinking. Any suggestions?
Choose a homeworld to generate a character from. Starting age is 13 +1D4 - 1D4. Don't give them a career or anything. Done.
by ShawnDriscoll
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prison adventure ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 479

Re: Prison adventure ideas

Someone with both astrogation and computer skills could write some jump code for a ship's computer.
by ShawnDriscoll
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prison adventure ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 479

Re: Prison adventure ideas

Gareth's Prison Planet adventure book is the best out there.
by ShawnDriscoll
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Optima substitute for Google Drive documents
Replies: 16
Views: 1139

Re: Optima substitute for Google Drive documents

Eras Demi ITC for me. I think I have a regular version somewhere as well.
by ShawnDriscoll
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: adventures in desktop publishing
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: adventures in desktop publishing

I think I ended up making my own hex grid layer for career types. I know nothing about Photoshop beyond CS2.
by ShawnDriscoll
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rail gun bay weapons auto ability
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Rail gun bay weapons auto ability

Carolus wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:55 pm
according to the core rulebook
High Guard rules replace core rules.
by ShawnDriscoll
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Converting 5th D&D races to Traveller 2nd Edition
Replies: 34
Views: 913

Re: Converting 5th D&D races to Traveller 2nd Edition

You have an idea of the Drow, what would they be like in a science fiction setting similar to Classic Traveller? D&D is all about killing things and taking their stuff. Traveller is about a whole other thing. The Drow would be treated as aliens, just like how the Darrians are, and given career temp...
by ShawnDriscoll
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Converting 5th D&D races to Traveller 2nd Edition
Replies: 34
Views: 913

Re: Converting 5th D&D races to Traveller 2nd Edition

I would have just made that race compatible with Traveller's system.
by ShawnDriscoll
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's the loot worth
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: What's the loot worth

They would have the tech to print their own money. No reason to go on workations.