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by AlphaWhelp
Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: I need a little help as a GM.
Replies: 16
Views: 1891

I need a little help as a GM.

IMTU, the PCs have been hired as a PMC to investigate this subfaction of a federation that the federation suspects is about to declare independence & hopefully make sure they don't by removing key people & possibly destroying the super weapon. The only intel the federation was able to give the PCs w...
by AlphaWhelp
Sat May 07, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller AR (the upcoming iPhone Game) May Update
Replies: 29
Views: 2603

That is excellent news, and I am anxiously awaiting success of this product.
by AlphaWhelp
Sat May 07, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Robot Confusion
Replies: 12
Views: 1366

Personally, I have houseruled that arms and legs actually add slots, not take them away. This is actually a common houserule if you ask around people who use the book in their games.

With the exception of arms and legs, I think the majority of the Robot book is actually quite functional as written.
by AlphaWhelp
Sat May 07, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Religon in the Traveller universe.Many paths.
Replies: 116
Views: 9516

I don't use the OTU, and in fact, I don't even use Earth, I do the star wars thing "a long time ago in a galaxy far away" as the foundation for my universe, and I personally have lots of fun inventing new religions for the game (The PCs recently hired a priestess to work as crew on their ship, as a ...
by AlphaWhelp
Sat May 07, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller AR (the upcoming iPhone Game) May Update
Replies: 29
Views: 2603

I don't suppose an Android port is out of the question, is it?
by AlphaWhelp
Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Help me invent some NPC histories.
Replies: 19
Views: 2077

For those of you following this topic, I'd just like to report I ran the session tonight and the players absolutely loved it. Favorites were Max Mitchell the overzealous explosives expert who identifies his explosives as "toys" Chuck Barnes the engineer who "can f**kin' make booze out of f**kin' any...
by AlphaWhelp
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Increasing skill levels -- House Rule.
Replies: 45
Views: 3488

in classic traveller, to increase a skill by 1 level, you had to train for 4 years, then make an 8+ endurance check with a penalty to the roll equal to the level you were raising the skill to (so going from 2 to 3, you suffered a -3 penalty to the roll) failure meant you did not learn the skill even...
by AlphaWhelp
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A completed Missile Article
Replies: 48
Views: 2924

I'm not 100% on the plasma missiles... how do they work, exactly? It seems to me the second you release Plasma into space it's going to get scattered in every direction and barely any of it will come into contact with the vessel you shot the missile at. Plasma is gas after all.
by AlphaWhelp
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Help me invent some NPC histories.
Replies: 19
Views: 2077

Help me invent some NPC histories.

So the PCs are upgrading their ship to a bigger ship that cannot be crewed effectively entirely with PCs (there are more weapons on the ship than there are PCs, among other issues) so they are going to have hire some NPC crew. I didn't just want to go "oh yeah, you hire some nameless faceless crew" ...
by AlphaWhelp
Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What Good Are Fusion Bays?
Replies: 15
Views: 1211

AndrewW wrote: Nuclear dampers where updated to 20 tons and 30 MCr.
what book can I locate this information in?
by AlphaWhelp
Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Damage From Nukes Detonated Within A Ship
Replies: 28
Views: 3400

maybe it is the same kind of warhead that the bomb pumped torpedo uses to power its laser, not that the drone itself delivers an entire bomb pumped torpedo.
by AlphaWhelp
Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 500 and 1000 Ton Bays
Replies: 28
Views: 1943

Spinal Mounts are not 5000 tons. If you had, say, a 5001 ton capital ship, a 5000 ton spinal mount would leave you with 1 ton left over. Spinal Mounts are variable in tonnage. You can have a 500 ton Spinal Mount, or a 1000 ton Spinal Mount. eghads, I have suddenly bridged the gap between 100 ton bay...
by AlphaWhelp
Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Running char gen session.
Replies: 20
Views: 2194

Char gen can be as many terms as you want it to be for the campaign. Certain books have crazy careers that require lots of terms already done just to join the career. the High Guard "High Command" career, requires six navy terms before you are even eligible for the career.
by AlphaWhelp
Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Duke Norris Facts
Replies: 30
Views: 3835

Matter Disintegrator was the final name of what was originally called the Duke Norris' Breath Gun.
by AlphaWhelp
Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Jump Fuel House Rules - Tell Me What You Think!
Replies: 19
Views: 1540

Came in here to suggest a middle ground between crazy Jump fuel requirements and ridiculously overpowered Hyperspace drive. Using Energy Efficiency rules from Signs & Portents, and a Warp Drive, you can traverse the galaxy significantly slower than a Hyperspace drive, while at the same time not requ...
by AlphaWhelp
Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveler Question...
Replies: 62
Views: 5428

Re: bad witch....

After all, who wants to be the first person to die trying to prove their point. Just look to man's past for all kinds of leaders and despots who ruled through fear. I can think of two leaders who rose to power in the 30s through violence, manipulation, charisma and fear. One leader eventually kille...
by AlphaWhelp
Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Personal Computers in Traveller
Replies: 59
Views: 4140

Who knows, quantum computers are becoming more and more popular. All major banks use them now for encryption purposes, it's entirely possible that the computer of the future is just utterly fundamentally different than computer technology today, which is not really any different than computer techno...
by AlphaWhelp
Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Personal Computers in Traveller
Replies: 59
Views: 4140

all data contained within RAM is utterly destroyed upon shutting the computer down. having a computer that is "all RAM" would only work if the computer would never be turned off, even for a microsecond. Nope. RAM stands for Random Access Memory. It ALL depends on the storage device NOT, the access ...
by AlphaWhelp
Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Personal Computers in Traveller
Replies: 59
Views: 4140

all data contained within RAM is utterly destroyed upon shutting the computer down. having a computer that is "all RAM" would only work if the computer would never be turned off, even for a microsecond.
by AlphaWhelp
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Personal Computers in Traveller
Replies: 59
Views: 4140

I'm not saying you can't train a VRS to accept Vargr. Obviously, if you can train a VRS to accept cat, you can train it to accept Vargr. My point is simply that at some point of using a computer, unless it's wired directly to your brain, you will need to push a key or two, or more, because absolutel...