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by steve98052
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Players and their armor.
Replies: 52
Views: 1050

Re: Players and their armor.

If you're a Merchant with a weapons fetish -- something we see a lot in Traveller -- or mustered out military who just doesn't want to leave the firepower behind, there's always the gray market and black market. But those tend to be expensive. So how do you gain legal access to military grade hardwa...
by steve98052
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's their realistic best option?
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: What's their realistic best option?

Run for the Solomani Confederation. If you move fast through the J-5 Trans-rift Route, you can get through Imperial space before the news gets out that your fleet is an enemy of the Imperium. And once you get to the Solomani Confederation, you'll be welcome (as long as you behave), because the Solom...
by steve98052
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Starship Models From Foreven Shipyards!
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: New Starship Models From Foreven Shipyards!

I see that the price doesn't scale linearly. A pair of fighters, 10 dtons each, are $7, or 35 cents per dton. Your largest model, the 400 dton subsidized merchant, is $18, or 4.5 cents per dton. I looked again, and I see you're using the high detail plastic. That does sound like it would be nicer th...
by steve98052
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A New Weapon
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: A New Weapon

Who needs ultra tech ray guns?

TL6: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bazooka
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by steve98052
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: update ideas for classic adventure shadows
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: update ideas for classic adventure shadows

I haven't played it, but I read it closely with the intention of running it. The main trick is to keep nudging characters in the direction of the adventure, because if they go off the path you have to wing it for lack of published information about the world outside of the adventure, or the systems ...
by steve98052
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Starship Models From Foreven Shipyards!
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: New Starship Models From Foreven Shipyards!

Are these cast, or 3D printed? If the latter, could they be printed at a larger scale for added cost? Or a fleet of smaller models? Double linear scale would mean eight times the print filament and print time, which makes really expensive miniatures, and might push a 3D model past the printer's leve...
by steve98052
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Players and their armor.
Replies: 52
Views: 1050

Re: Players and their armor.

For military gear, you're looking at more like 10-20% per year, assuming you have access to the contractor that produces the parts. Is that 10% to 20% figure the light use figure I was describing, or the aggregate for all military gear, including things damaged or destroyed in combat, and replaceme...
by steve98052
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Players and their armor.
Replies: 52
Views: 1050

Re: Players and their armor.

If you want to require maintenance with less bookkeeping, just set a flat percentage for device classes. I've spent around 1.2% (per year average) of my car's original cost on maintenance, so 1% is reasonable for gentle use of stuff. For computers that might be replacing screen scratch guards, or so...
by steve98052
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hull design choices and some random suggestions.
Replies: 16
Views: 312

Re: Hull design choices and some random suggestions.

Decorative fins are half the cost of aerodynamic fins and use no extra space. If the player does a drawing of the ship, they're free. Those could be official rules... They could. (Half the price of functional fins might be unnecessarily expensive though.) There are plenty of places in game rules wh...
by steve98052
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hull design choices and some random suggestions.
Replies: 16
Views: 312

Re: Hull design choices and some random suggestions.

Linwood wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:56 pm
Hey, anything with fins just looks cooler.
Decorative fins are half the cost of aerodynamic fins and use no extra space. If the player does a drawing of the ship, they're free.
by steve98052
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High and Dry: 567-908
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: High and Dry: 567-908

I sort of rebelled at the line "Nothing of interest here". This is a whole world, a whole system! Even a system that consists entirely of uninhabited airless worlds has things of interest to someone. There might be wreckage of ships destroyed in the Third Frontier War that would be valuable to some...
by steve98052
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Darkside of A.I.s
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: The Darkside of A.I.s

"I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.
. . .
"This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it."
by steve98052
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Players and their armor.
Replies: 52
Views: 1050

Re: Players and their armor.

Indeed, any armor more complicated than Cloth is pretty much a vehicle. Combat Armor is a human shaped vehicle powered by the user's muscles, with (because it's also a vacc suit) the addition of a lot of life support systems such as oxygen supply, CO2 removal, waste handling, temperature control. It...
by steve98052
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A Likely force
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: A Likely force

M J Dougherty wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:36 am
. . . 16.72% chance of triggering the Fifth Frontier War.
According to my calculations, it's a 21.34% chance.

(Haha!)
by steve98052
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Darkside of A.I.s
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: The Darkside of A.I.s

Every AI experiment so far that has been trained with unfiltered social media content has turned into a psychopath troll.
by steve98052
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Players and their armor.
Replies: 52
Views: 1050

Re: Players and their armor.

If you want to separate the players from their armour, another option is always through normal wear and tear ! . . . I assign hip point values to things that are likely to take damage, like armor. When a character gets hit, but armor stops the damage, it takes just a little bit of that damage itsel...
by steve98052
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The differences in abilities
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: The differences in abilities

On topic, locarno24 covers the topic well.

But as a language usage note, compare
prodigy English definition 5
and
protégé English definition.
by steve98052
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travel times surface to orbit?
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: Travel times surface to orbit?

Tom Kalbfus wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:32 am
. . .
It takes 791 seconds rounded up to accelerate to that velocity at 1g or about 13 minutes.
Does that include overcoming the pull of gravity toward the planet?
by steve98052
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions about Attributes and Damage
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Questions about Attributes and Damage

For injuries that are briefly disabling (painful battering), medium-term limiting (broken bones that can be set by a decent medic with improvised materials), or permanent except for very advanced treatments (amputated limbs), you can use a hit location chart from another game. The GURPS hit location...
by steve98052
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to cope with such great luck?
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: How to cope with such great luck?

Even the emperor has challenges that can make interesting adventures. A high noble will face mostly diplomatic adventures unless called for duty as an admiral or general in wartime. A very wealthy person can undertake personal adventures if business ventures can be trusted to managers, and nobles ca...