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by Mark A. Siefert
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 312
Views: 51035

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

In my neck of the woods, Traveller is practically unknown save for a few old gaming grognards like me. When it comes to role-playing in Milwaukee, if it isn't Pathfinder or 5E , no one is interested. Believe me, I've tried and I've spent too many afternoons at the FLGS in front of an empty table try...
by Mark A. Siefert
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Removing Hardpoint Limits: Necessity or Heresy?
Replies: 48
Views: 10991

Re: Removing Hardpoint Limits: Necessity or Heresy?

Thanks for the feedback everyone. It looks like I have a lot to think about.

How would this idea work? If you want to add more hardpoints beyond the basic 1 HP/100 dton limit, it will cost an additional 10dtons to represent structural reinforcement, weapon and magazine space, electronic, etc..
by Mark A. Siefert
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Removing Hardpoint Limits: Necessity or Heresy?
Replies: 48
Views: 10991

Re: Removing Hardpoint Limits: Necessity or Heresy?

I'd build the Roci with a missile turret/barbette, a railgun barbette, and PDCs - and probably not much armour, based on how easily it's penetrated by PDCs in it's turn. I don't have HG in front of me right now, but can the new point defense turrets be used against ships like the PDCs can? Also, I ...
by Mark A. Siefert
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Removing Hardpoint Limits: Necessity or Heresy?
Replies: 48
Views: 10991

Removing Hardpoint Limits: Necessity or Heresy?

Lately, I've been thinking of ways of converting Traveller for play in The Expanse series. One of the few snags I'm hitting is in ship design. On the TV show, The Rocinante appears no bigger than 200 dtons, but is bristling with rapid-fire cannons and anti-ship torpedoes. (In the novels it eventuall...
by Mark A. Siefert
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Anymore 3D Models?
Replies: 2
Views: 5505

Re: Anymore 3D Models?

msprange wrote:We have about 150 3D models that could be prepped and made available - I'll see if we can get some time set aside to do so!
Awesome! I look forward to it. There aren't a lot places you can purchase historical minis in my neck of the woods. Sure, plenty of 40K and Warmahordes, but little else.
by Mark A. Siefert
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Anymore 3D Models?
Replies: 2
Views: 5505

Anymore 3D Models?

I just got into 3D printing, and one of the first models I picked up was Mongoose's Graf Spee. I got a really nice print of it made on my home printer and I was wondering if you were planning on putting more more models?
by Mark A. Siefert
Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Expanse
Replies: 1
Views: 808

The Expanse

Since last summer, I've been enjoying The Expanse series by James S.A. Corey (aka Daniel Abrahams and Ty Franck) and I'm looking forward to the TV adaptation coming this December. As I read the books, I can't help but think that this is a setting ripe for role-playing and that Traveller would be the...
by Mark A. Siefert
Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Official / Unofficial Chthonian Stars for Mongoose Traveller
Replies: 26
Views: 6167

Re: Official / Unofficial Chthonian Stars for Mongoose Trave

I was hoping to finish it after The Void came out so I could take full advantage of the Creative Commons license. Creative Commons licensing was planned for The Void? I quote page 18 from the Quick-Start rules: The Void is licensed under the creative commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike lic...
by Mark A. Siefert
Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Official / Unofficial Chthonian Stars for Mongoose Traveller
Replies: 26
Views: 6167

Re: Official / Unofficial Chthonian Stars for Mongoose Trave

I was hoping the Realms of Cthulhu book could be used. But it looks like it is just for Savage Worlds. Cthonian Stars will be plenty though for me for Mongoose Traveller. Funny you should mention it, but I was working on a Savage Worlds / Realms of Cthulhu conversion for Chthonian Stars . I was hop...
by Mark A. Siefert
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Official / Unofficial Chthonian Stars for Mongoose Traveller
Replies: 26
Views: 6167

Re: Official / Unofficial Chthonian Stars for Mongoose Trave

Good News Everyone!

I just checked DriveThru and Chthonian Stars is now, FINALLY, available as a full color, POD, hard cover!

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/9 ... nian+Stars
by Mark A. Siefert
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD Core Book Preview
Replies: 102
Views: 14754

Re: 2300AD Core Book Preview

Is there a possibility of a Star Cruiser II? That's what hooked me into the 2300 setting in the first place, and drew me in again when I rediscovered the "Lone wolf" campaign in Challenge magazine. How about A Call To Arms: Star Cruiser ? It would probably have the easiest movement rules of any of ...
by Mark A. Siefert
Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD News
Replies: 9
Views: 1711

Re: 2300AD News

Can we get a preview?
by Mark A. Siefert
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD Update
Replies: 76
Views: 13163

Re: 2300AD Update

How soon until we see a preview?
by Mark A. Siefert
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:28 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Legends of Tekumel
Replies: 4
Views: 1812

Re: Legends of Tekumel

It's certainly legendary enough if only for its publishing weirdness... I'd buy a Tékumel sourcebook for Legend (including a bestiary and Gazeteers for all of the Five Empires) in a heartbeat! I've been waiting for a set of playable rules for Prof. Barker's setting for years. The original Empire of...
by Mark A. Siefert
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: New Stars Without Number Discussion Group
Replies: 2
Views: 1025

Re: New Stars Without Number Discussion Group

torus wrote:For those interested, there's also a forum at SFRPG:
http://www.sfrpg-discussion.net/phpBB3/ ... m.php?f=58
Neat! I'll add it to the links list.
by Mark A. Siefert
Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: New Stars Without Number Discussion Group
Replies: 2
Views: 1025

New Stars Without Number Discussion Group

Hey all:

Having fallen in love with Stars Without Number, I've started an unofficial discussion group on Yahoo. Stop on in and join:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stars_without_number

See you there!
by Mark A. Siefert
Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mongoose 2300AD Progress Report
Replies: 291
Views: 41948

Re: Mongoose 2300AD Progress Report

middenface wrote:The Ronnie..

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I've always wanted to see miniatures of 2300 AD starships.
by Mark A. Siefert
Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Apollo 11 & Buzz Aldrin interview UFO filmed by crew
Replies: 24
Views: 3203

Re: Apollo 11 & Buzz Aldrin interview UFO filmed by crew

Could the mods kindly ban this moron? I want to talk about Traveller and other Mongoose games here. If I wanted to bang my head against the wall trying to talk sense to a UFO-kook, New Ager, conspiracy theorist, cryptozoology fan, theist, or other related whack job, I'll go to the JREF forums.
by Mark A. Siefert
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD: Guinea Pigs (er, test subjects) required
Replies: 9
Views: 1724

Dang it!
by Mark A. Siefert
Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Chthonian Stars Ship Deckplan
Replies: 5
Views: 1211

Unless Wildfire has snuck out PoD copies of the rules, I'm going to assume you have the .PDF file. Open the file in Acrobat Reader, find the deck plan, copy it like any other image (i.e. right-cick on image, select copy), open op you graphics program of choice, paste it into a new file, save it, the...