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by Reynard
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sword Worlds - ebook & Pre-Order
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Sword Worlds - ebook & Pre-Order

My mind is saying Holiday Present! to myself when the hardcopy comes out.

The Spinward Marches/Trojan Reach are becoming more and more exciting.
by Reynard
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Errata: Tech-World UWP and write up don't match - Aslan and Trojan Reaches both broke
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: Errata: Tech-World UWP and write up don't match - Aslan and Trojan Reaches both broke

"And this is the problem with the massive number of systems randomly generated without any sort of logic applied to it. Using Drinax as an example, it violates the classification rule of an 'A' starport. While that could be remedied by stating "it imports it's J-drives", that, too, then sets up a ma...
by Reynard
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Stations
Replies: 17
Views: 1668

Re: Space Stations

"Standards, procedures and regulations would be the same, not starport architecture." Which I was hoping would be my point. The station would shape according to the system's and local region's needs thereafter growing and expanding as needed. The parts to construct an empire sponsored and maintained...
by Reynard
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Robots
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: Robots

Robots would definitely fit into systems whose big issue is population. Colonies could be a great example in which populations are small and often specialized for tasks at hand. Robots would the extra hands, tools, rather than replacements.
by Reynard
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Robots
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: Robots

Two robots I would say Traveller would be familiar with are cargo handlers. One would be a vehicle sized unit for manipulating large pallets and maybe cargo pods while another would handle small package loads. They are designed for maneuvering in close quarters on the docking bay where conveyer syst...
by Reynard
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Robots
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: Robots

They don't have extensive, highly detailed rules for robot design but Central Supply Catalogue Chapter 5: Robots (page 70) has simple building rules. Personally, I think these rule just need expansion as they do with other design rules. As a simple poll, what robots types do you feel should be iconi...
by Reynard
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: POLL: Naval Campaigns
Replies: 12
Views: 1575

Re: POLL: Naval Campaigns

If a group wanted a naval campaign, I'd be all for it whether to ref or play. I just prefer the simpler aspects of the trader/explorer game. You can observe lots of sci-fi movies and shows featuring a naval theme and can imagine done as Traveller.



McHale's Navy....
by Reynard
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Advantages of keeping SOC as is?
Replies: 11
Views: 1313

Re: Advantages of keeping SOC as is?

For 40 years, I always kept it simple. Social Standing (SOC) was the characteristic influencing social interaction whether natural or practiced. If a particular variant of Traveller Universe features social hierarchy prominently then it also influences your place in such society. It adapts but still...
by Reynard
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does the Scout come with weapons?
Replies: 33
Views: 3559

Re: Does the Scout come with weapons?

Maybe the term High Efficiency Battery is another term for a capacitor since it performs like a capacitor for some functions.
by Reynard
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does the Scout come with weapons?
Replies: 33
Views: 3559

Re: Does the Scout come with weapons?

"Note that the X-boat has 1 Dt batteries (40 Power) and 40 Dt jump fuel as expected." *Squints again at the black on grey fuel stat line for the X-boat which is blurry without my glasses." AH! You're right! Thank you. I was jumping between the x-boat, the tender and other references and somehow miss...
by Reynard
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does the Scout come with weapons?
Replies: 33
Views: 3559

Re: Does the Scout come with weapons?

"So roughly a 1 000 Dt ship would require 1 000 000 Dt batteries to power a jump-1. Obviously that is not happening..." Just so I'm clear on this, the X-boat tender produces 450 pp per round [6 minutes]. Basic ship power uses 200 pp per round while either Maneuver or Jump uses 100 pp/round and 6 pp ...
by Reynard
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does the Scout come with weapons?
Replies: 33
Views: 3559

Re: Does the Scout come with weapons?

"A jump drive will have capacitors equal to 20% of its size in tons. Additional capacitors may be purchased." There's your batteries. The jump capacitors take energy produced by a power plant, downloaded from Globe generators or fed over time by Collectors. "The jump drive is powered by the battery,...
by Reynard
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Era, how accurate?
Replies: 28
Views: 3025

Re: New Era, how accurate?

Wasn't the first three Star War movies war movies other media as well as RPGs emulated? I'd say there's you influence going into the 80s. I gamed Traveller (as well as West End Star wars) back in the 80s. War was the background and flavor of the game at that time BUT in no way were any of us forced ...
by Reynard
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw - Now in Stock!
Replies: 66
Views: 11105

Re: Behind the Claw - Now in Stock!

Local game store ordered the book Monday and arrived Thursday! Both maps were there. The clerk at the store was awed when I examined both the was impressed with the artwork in the book. New reading material Starting tomorrow along with any new ideas for gaming.

Thank you, Mongoose.
by Reynard
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw - Now in Stock!
Replies: 66
Views: 11105

Re: Behind the Claw - Now in Stock!

My, my. I went to pick up a hard copy of Behind the Claw at my game shop. The proprietor said it came in Friday (the day the store newsletter announced it being there) and sold on Saturday. I asked to order a copy. Proprietor said they did order one but someone else had reserved it! They, at that mo...
by Reynard
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw - Now in Stock!
Replies: 66
Views: 11105

Re: Behind the Claw - Now in Stock!

I bought the PDF recently and enjoy what I see. Just yesterday, my local game shop sent notice they just received a copy! I much prefer hardcopy so I have a quest today since it's my day off. Great reason to get out of the house.
by Reynard
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does the Scout come with weapons?
Replies: 33
Views: 3559

Re: Does the Scout come with weapons?

I am under the assumption the J drive uses no power until activated for the actual jump. That's why I normally design the jump energy separate and all other power is prioritized. Once the jump is active, you won't be firing weapons or using maneuver. Sometimes if a design has jump greater than maneu...
by Reynard
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fuel costs--jumps vs. weeks of operation
Replies: 16
Views: 1659

Re: Fuel costs--jumps vs. weeks of operation

Calculate them separately then add together for the ship's total fuel capacity. In emergencies, you can use as much of that capacity for real space maneuver and power operations but at the expense of not having enough fuel for a jump. Once a jump happens, the rest is useable for lights. It's not two...
by Reynard
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does the Scout come with weapons?
Replies: 33
Views: 3559

Re: Does the Scout come with weapons?

Imperium's way of saying you're 'borrowing' the ship and do what you want with it but we won't be responsible handing you actual weapons. I notice a lot of iconic ships have little to no power allocated to future energy weapons suggesting most of those ships will rely solely on missile system unless...
by Reynard
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: about TL Antimater TL20 (HG MGT2ed)
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Re: about TL Antimater TL20 (HG MGT2ed)

Don't have my Darrian sourcebooks nearby but I remember the Star Trigger event bombed them back to the stone age while wrecking the infrastructure of several star systems. It was a great achievement they got back on the feet as much as they did but they never fully recovered. Part of rebuilding coul...