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by Reynard
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Viewing Traveller PDFs on an Amazon Fire HD tablet
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Viewing Traveller PDFs on an Amazon Fire HD tablet

I picked Fire 7 years ago because PDF support is integral. I now own a Fire 10 and still have no issues with its PDF support. That include MANY Traveller books and products.
by Reynard
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How did the K'kree ever survive?
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: How did the K'kree ever survive?

If that were true, there would not have been threatening predators for k'kree to fear and hate so absolutely instead would enjoy an idyllic pastoral life. They became intelligent because of predators not to more efficiently hunt down a blade of grass. Moo.
by Reynard
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How did the K'kree ever survive?
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: How did the K'kree ever survive?

Just to be sure: Militant Vegetarianism: K’kree view all meat-eaters as G’naak and there are only three kinds of G’naak – those that have already been exterminated, those that can be exterminated in the near future and those powerful enough that the K’kree must wait for the day they are strong enoug...
by Reynard
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How did the K'kree ever survive?
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: How did the K'kree ever survive?

Possibly smaller (very smaller) meat-eaters ( realize k'kree HATE meat-eaters not just carnivores) could be exempt but their described mentality is severe. They may have that human spider/snake phobia and exterminate any 'infestation' they perceive like a human bug bombing their yard because of a fe...
by Reynard
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How did the K'kree ever survive?
Replies: 14
Views: 545

How did the K'kree ever survive?

Been going through the new alien book especially the K'kree section, you know, the most dangerous nemesis to all the other race that never went beyond their own territory. Two things well known that defines them since introduced is the concept of militant vegetarianism and veneration of the environm...
by Reynard
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Era, how accurate?
Replies: 35
Views: 11237

Re: New Era, how accurate?

"I dislike the TNE ruleset, but really like the setting. I’d enjoy a star viking campaign using MgT2 rules." Already exist since day one. An incredibly huge apocalypse destroying worlds and billions of lives for many centuries to come. Some pockets survive to send brave explorers out to make contact...
by Reynard
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sword Worlds - ebook & Pre-Order
Replies: 50
Views: 9335

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: 2701

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: 18
Views: 4376

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: 3622

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: 3622

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: 3622

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: 3770

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: 3525

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: 8556

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: 8556

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: 8556

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: 8556

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: 35
Views: 11237

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: 75
Views: 28540

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.