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by Lorcan Nagle
Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Supplement 8: Power Armour
Replies: 161
Views: 24543

It's worth noting that this is a book about Power Armour rather than full fledged combat mechs. Stuff like the Marauders from Starship Troopers, the fighting suits from Forever War, or Elementals in BattleTech; and yes, Anime and Manga designs like the Hardsuits from Bubblegum crisis, Landmates from...
by Lorcan Nagle
Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Supplement 8: Power Armour
Replies: 161
Views: 24543

Umm, the topic is Powered Armor. :wink: An excellent point. :D For me, the line is drawn based on whether something looks like I'd find it in an anime. Heavy Gear is definitely a mecha combat game, but I think one could get away with putting them in Traveller because they have a very non-anime feel...
by Lorcan Nagle
Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alastair Reynolds
Replies: 15
Views: 2856

I run hot and cold on Reynold's books - though I've read everything he's done bar Zima Blue. I agree with Horus that his endings often leave a lot to be desired - I felt all the initial Revelation Space books bar Chasm city ended far too abruptly or inconclusively, and House of Suns fell into the sa...
by Lorcan Nagle
Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A WaW Project Log
Replies: 26
Views: 5120

Those are amazing minis for a first attempt. The colours are crisp and well-separated. My only advice would be to consider a black wash for the faces and hands - water down some black paint and pay it on the area so it seeps into the cracks, and it'll bring out the detail more.
by Lorcan Nagle
Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Mech?
Replies: 68
Views: 11413

I was being slightly facetios for the sake of humour, but the look of the JC universe always interested me. But nowhere over here has ever stocked it. I may have to take a look online for some books, and check it out.
by Lorcan Nagle
Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Mech?
Replies: 68
Views: 11413

Well Jovian Chronicles is Gundam...
by Lorcan Nagle
Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Modern Combat, next stage?
Replies: 21
Views: 3843

there was talk of a more detailed sourcebook for doing small unit actions, which I've been looking forward to.
by Lorcan Nagle
Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Top 3 science fiction novels you've read
Replies: 115
Views: 19467

rather than pick my three favourite, i've decided to pick three that have influenced my reading habits more than anything else: Cyberpunk: Neuromancer by William gibson Military SF: the BattleTech novels, but the major shout out goes to Wolves on the Border by Robert Charette, which is one of the mo...
by Lorcan Nagle
Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Mech?
Replies: 68
Views: 11413

But I can't imagine nuts and gum ever being a good thing ... :? It's a Simpsons reference. Grampa is sitting at the table bemoaning how nobody listens to the old, Lisa is similarly lamenting how nobody listens to the young, and then Homer walks in saying "I'm a male aged 18-42, everybody listens to...
by Lorcan Nagle
Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: I just don't get Lethal Zones.
Replies: 31
Views: 6344

Hiromoon wrote:Sorry, I'm used to something called Templates.
Yeah, it's basically a template weapon renamed for some reason...
by Lorcan Nagle
Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Transhuman Traveller
Replies: 30
Views: 4656

The modular nature of Traveller means you don't need to makeover the entire rulebook, just put out a transhuman sourcebook. The core book is pretty much meant to be "the future of the 70s", much like Cyberpunk was "the future of the 80s" And I've been reading the Eclipse Phase rulebook - it's pretty...
by Lorcan Nagle
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: I just don't get Lethal Zones.
Replies: 31
Views: 6344

not quite, you centre the lethal zone on the target, and the target and everything else in the LZ's area gets a seperate roll equal to the weapon's Attack Dice.

So in the example above the target gets 2D6 rolled against it, and so does every other model witin 2"
by Lorcan Nagle
Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Mech?
Replies: 68
Views: 11413

Mecha and pop music go together like nuts and gum! Is that good or a bad thing, because I do know of this album and it's quite good: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/stratos5 LBH Well, it depends on the pop music really. Though Macross Plus and Frontier both have amazing soundtracks on both the pop songs a...
by Lorcan Nagle
Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Mech?
Replies: 68
Views: 11413

Mecha and pop music go together like nuts and gum!

(and I don't really like MacrossWorld. Too much bitterness towards Robotech)
by Lorcan Nagle
Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Mech?
Replies: 68
Views: 11413

I'd rather listen to Sheryl's song than Basara's any day!

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by Lorcan Nagle
Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Battletech using Traveller
Replies: 6
Views: 1927

Has anyone checked out the quick Start rules for the new BattleTech RPG that's out soon? It has some concepts similar to MGT (attributes above a certian level give a bonus to related skill rolls, for example) As for converting ships to Traveller, the detailed stats and construction rules BattleTech ...
by Lorcan Nagle
Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Mech?
Replies: 68
Views: 11413

Ahhh! Macross 7! Burn it with fire!
by Lorcan Nagle
Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Central Supply Catalogue question
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Well it's Bebop-themed rather than a straight knockoff, but I'm coming from the same direction you are.
by Lorcan Nagle
Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: I ordered CSC and Agent, woot but I have a question?
Replies: 1
Views: 749

Mongoose sell books at or around their Recommended Retail Price, which covers their production costs and a small profit, and the costs of the distributor to store and ship the books and a small profit, and the costs of the shopkeeper to maintain their shop and a small profit. Amazon's overheads are ...
by Lorcan Nagle
Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Central Supply Catalogue question
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Cool, a friend is thinking about running a Cowboy Bebop inspired cyberpunk game using some homebrew system based on either Shadowrun or Cyberpunk, and I'm trying to steer him in Traveller's general direction as it'd probably require less kitbashing. So the rules in the CSC may be enough for that sid...