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by Reynard
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship is destroyed, now what?
Replies: 44
Views: 462

Re: Ship is destroyed, now what?

That's why I wasn't so thrilled with Rogue One and oh cool, everyone had to die routine. I've been in games the GMs decided it would be awesome everyone dies yet the players were not happy. You feel all the work you did was for nothing. Often how game groups break up.
by Reynard
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Megafreighters
Replies: 22
Views: 201

Re: Megafreighters

Thing I'm seeing is people are thinking very small as if adventure class scale is adequate to serve an entire planet with significant population (7+). Biggest freight vessels in Traders and Gunboats are the 'Large' Freighter and the Modular Clipper both at 2000 tons. The Large Freighter carries 1004...
by Reynard
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Megafreighters
Replies: 22
Views: 201

Re: Megafreighters

Sorry I goofed up the whole concept. Thought it was a cool idea.
by Reynard
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Megafreighters
Replies: 22
Views: 201

Megafreighters

We've casually discussed this from time to time and I put some extra thought to the topic. Where are all the really big interstellar freighters? We know about of adventure class scales usually 1000-5000 ton ranges but they really can't serve the needs of worlds with any population or sizable trade. ...
by Reynard
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Combat Hit Location.
Replies: 53
Views: 684

Re: Space Combat Hit Location.

The Armored Bulkhead option should be used for critical sections of a ship such as medical bays that can't be depressurized in combat.
by Reynard
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship is destroyed, now what?
Replies: 44
Views: 462

Re: Ship is destroyed, now what?

And those are bad players abusing the system. Roll players, not role players winning at all costs. There have been a few times I stopped GMing when players act like that. I have had players challenge me by openly saying 'either the bad guys go down or I do!'. No fun any more.
by Reynard
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: PSION detection
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: PSION detection

If TL 16 binoculars are common in one's particular universe, the secret psionics is kind of moot. In most Traveller games, those binoculars are a one of a kind artifact which I doubt... are going to be handed over to the authorities. How often are player characters going to bump into lots of psions?...
by Reynard
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship is destroyed, now what?
Replies: 44
Views: 462

Re: Ship is destroyed, now what?

I can't accept stories that have opposition taking the no survivors route. If the wreck is useless, it and any survivors are helpless. Was the opponent sent specifically to destroy the crew no matter the situation? This is similar to us watching a movie and always saying "If I was that bad(good) guy...
by Reynard
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship is destroyed, now what?
Replies: 44
Views: 462

Re: Ship is destroyed, now what?

"Sure, but this is an RPG, not a show. If you remove the possibility that they can die, players might act with impunity." I said when you reach a state that all is lost and the players know the situation is hopeless, it's not very fun to purposely kill the party to, I guess, teach them a lesson. The...
by Reynard
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship is destroyed, now what?
Replies: 44
Views: 462

Re: Ship is destroyed, now what?

It says the ship is inoperable, not survivors. People on board may not be in the best shape but they should be intact as long as they made it into various spacesuits, emergency bubbles or the life capsule/pods.... You did buy these things for such an emergency, didn't you?! "Oh, they're too expensiv...
by Reynard
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 310
Views: 19939

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

Spelljammer can be considered much further fantasy than Starfinder. Starfinder has elements of science while spelljammer is magic sailing ships in the ether between fantasy worlds. I sometimes wonder if the Spelljammer reality was overwritten by the gods replaced by the Starfinder reality.
by Reynard
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: PSI tolerance outside the Imperium
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: PSI tolerance outside the Imperium

Vargr are all over the map and the chaos tends to prevent any real organized research and training. K'kree distrust but allow it to certain favorable groups without prejudice. Psionics for Hivers are not naturally psionic.
by Reynard
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What tools exist at TL 15 to perform this contemporary hostage rescue mission?
Replies: 48
Views: 1111

Re: What tools exist at TL 15 to perform this contemporary hostage rescue mission?

Even a ship that big is dwarfed by a few cubic kilometers of rock. A ship's sensor has power behind it to penetrate both (with its own limits). A 5 kg handheld densiometer is only going to be good closer to meters or tens of meters in a small area to forward direction. It will probably enough to pee...
by Reynard
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What tools exist at TL 15 to perform this contemporary hostage rescue mission?
Replies: 48
Views: 1111

Re: What tools exist at TL 15 to perform this contemporary hostage rescue mission?

Ah yes, there it is. "The remote densitometer uses an object’s natural gravity to measure its density, building up a three-dimensional image of the inside and outside of an object." and next to no actual stats on it's capability. How big an object? Is a kilometers deep mountain an object? Somehow I ...
by Reynard
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What tools exist at TL 15 to perform this contemporary hostage rescue mission?
Replies: 48
Views: 1111

Re: What tools exist at TL 15 to perform this contemporary hostage rescue mission?

"I don't see any portable densiometers listed and that might be because it's too small for such a task. Even sensors in the vehicle handbook don't list densiometers. A ship in orbit with the sensor capability should be able to provide an overall layout of the structure that can be interpreted by tac...
by Reynard
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 310
Views: 19939

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

Maybe….

Now I have to dig it out and convert to Traveller.
by Reynard
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 310
Views: 19939

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

Now I suddenly though about a Traveller adventure that would be based on a very old D&D adventure that was both fantasy and science fiction, Expedition to the Barrier Peaks! Travellers land on a low tech level world. Rumors talk about a cave in the wilderness with terrible monsters and golems guardi...
by Reynard
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 310
Views: 19939

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

Still.... Traveller needs ratfolk. Jus sayin'.
by Reynard
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 310
Views: 19939

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

Even the Star Wars RPG are publications by different companies that never really lasted too long. I know as I have all but the latest version. SFRPGs based on media franchises live and die on the popularity of the source keeping the buying public interested. Traveller has a huge official universe al...
by Reynard
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 310
Views: 19939

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

So... after a year and a half, has Starfinder completely destroyed Traveller as competition? Bought the books. Thought with Pathfinder so popular at the local game store Starfinder would have an audience. It very infrequently goes up on the schedule and *chirp chirp*. I put the books away because on...