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by steve98052
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Companion: Test Driving the Background and Career Packages
Replies: 14
Views: 551

Re: Traveller Companion: Test Driving the Background and Career Packages

Very useful play-test and summary. I got some pretty over-the-top characters just using the standard character generation, but mine were a different sort of over the top. But since I was doing my runs through the system to generate background stories, and I would be converting to a rules light syste...
by steve98052
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to guarantee they get a skill they must have?
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: How to guarantee they get a skill they must have?

They could look for an employee who can do the necessary job.
by steve98052
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Accelerator shotguns?
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: Accelerator shotguns?

A much more practical low-recoil shotgun would launch a large round at low velocity, with a small secondary charge to bump it up fast enough to make it down a long corridor fast enough that targets can't take cover, and a timer so it explodes like a small fragmentation round. With a little technolog...
by steve98052
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to not get spaced
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: How to not get spaced

First point is that no one registers a ship as a pirate ship. Maybe as a privateer, but then you're safe as long as you head for the jurisdiction that issued (or recognizes) your letter of marque. If your ship is on a wanted pirate list, then you need to take care. In the situation described, the pl...
by steve98052
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What is "canon" these days?
Replies: 15
Views: 603

Re: What is "canon" these days?

ShawnDriscoll wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:51 pm
http://www.travellerrpg.com/CotI/Discus ... hp?t=35735 mentions what canon is defined as.
Wow, per this the article I wrote for JTAS, about an encounter with a kid trying to scam a ride from Knorbes to Ruby, is canon.
by steve98052
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Repairs, Maintenance, and Construction
Replies: 80
Views: 1988

Re: Repairs, Maintenance, and Construction

The Imperium has another advantage over the Zhodani. The Zhodani attack without a strategy for conquest; they try to block Imperial expansion toward spinward and coreward, but aren't trying to expand into Imperial space either. Their long-term strategy toward the Imperium seems to be to provoke wars...
by steve98052
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: If we didn't have the Third Imperium to kick around anymore...
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: If we didn't have the Third Imperium to kick around anymore...

I have some ideas about a setting of my own creation, which I devised for writing rather than gaming. In it, humanity spread from Earth soon after the development of faster-than-light travel in massive cryogenic colony ships, complete with ecosystem starters. Pioneer teams went to the surface first ...
by steve98052
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Repairs, Maintenance, and Construction
Replies: 80
Views: 1988

Re: Repairs, Maintenance, and Construction

Perhaps the reason that shipyards under the Trillion Credit Squadron campaign rules is that the various worlds in the Islands subsectors are more or less at war with each other, and thus not willing to trade military components. The Imperium, by contrast, is a giant trade confederation with a milita...
by steve98052
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Maintenance, Repairs, and construction
Replies: 28
Views: 960

Re: Maintenance, Repairs, and construction

HalC wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:16 pm
. . .
So, that's why, and I apologize for the mistake. Can a Moderator merge these two topics into one?
I'm not sure whether it's possible to delete a thread, but if so you could quote each message in one thread and paste the quote into the other, then delete the one you like less.
by steve98052
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Maintenance, Repairs, and construction
Replies: 28
Views: 960

Re: Maintenance, Repairs, and construction

One point about repairs and maintenance is that there are several reasons they're needed: Routine wear and tear Exceptional wear and tear Flight mishaps Surface mishaps Personal level combat Heavy weapons combat Ship to ship combat Sabotage Anything else that might not fit clearly into the above Dif...
by steve98052
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Freelance Traveller] Jan/Feb 2019 Posted for Download!
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: [Freelance Traveller] Jan/Feb 2019 Posted for Download!

Thanks. Good to have the magazine back.
by steve98052
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: errata book?
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: errata book?

What is the value added? Here are a few points that occur to me: By making it a neatly formatted product I have a useful project to help me learn how to use Scribus. It puts the Mongoose logo onto the document, which says that it has at least enough of Mongoose's endorsement that they're not telling...
by steve98052
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vehicle Handbook
Replies: 12
Views: 544

Re: Vehicle Handbook

For the people who are really into the crunchy details (you guys know who you are), can a certain set of assumptions with the more crunchy first edition rules produce the same results as the less crunchy second edition rules? As a point of comparison with another game system, the much simplified (bu...
by steve98052
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: errata book?
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: errata book?

Thanks, arcador . It's easier to make something people want when people say what they want. And of course this whole project is planned as a free thing. The whole idea is to put the errata where people can find them easily, and it's a lot easier to find something when one doesn't have to ask one's s...
by steve98052
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: errata book?
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: errata book?

Questions for people who might want an errata book: How would you use the errata? Print it and keep it with your print books. Keep the PDF book with your other PDF books. Print individual errata items and slip them into the appropriate pages of your print books. Copy and paste them into annotations ...
by steve98052
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: SITREP MJD
Replies: 37
Views: 4033

Re: SITREP MJD

. . . A poor crew will tend to respond more slowly or incorrectly to events, whereas a crack crew will be sharp and on the ball, leaving little margin of error to be exploited by any potential enemies. Something as simple as an Admin roll to insure that when the flag goes up, the crews are on hand ...
by steve98052
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Setting up a skimming operation in a system
Replies: 49
Views: 1419

Re: Setting up a skimming operation in a system

A world without significant geological activity would eventually erode to a worldwide ocean, except for scattered islands raised by meteorite impacts. If the world started with abundant water, the world ocean would be deep; if the world started out short of water, or lost a lot of it due to photo-di...
by steve98052
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Megafreighters
Replies: 115
Views: 4103

Re: Megafreighters

When it comes to container standardization, history tends to matter. For example, there's a traceable line of history that ties the diameter of the Space Shuttle's solid rocket boosters to roads built by the Roman Empire. The Romans built roads for a certain number of soldiers marching abreast, whic...
by steve98052
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to ensure the villain escapes no matter what
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: How to ensure the villain escapes no matter what

Back in the early 1980s, I had a big bad that was a ship commanded by an artificial intelligence. The player characters disabled the ship and carried away the valuable parts of it for salvage. A few years later, the big bad was back -- in the form of a new ship created from a back-up of the artifici...
by steve98052
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Traveller Art]Solomani Trader
Replies: 12
Views: 1110

Re: [Traveller Art]Solomani Trader

I showed my wife the errata book discussion , and she suggested that I ask Traveller artists for donations to make the errata book look cool. Would you like to contribute an illustration (or a few) to the errata book, assuming you have an illustration that's a thematic fit for the text? If yes, that...