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by locarno24
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: diplomatic summit
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: diplomatic summit

Who does the duke invite? Who attends under the "other interested parties" portion of the summit invitation? A lot of the former question will depend on "who's left"! The planet has just experienced a nuclear war, after all.... Interested parties would be: ~ Whoever's succeeded the previous Baron ~...
by locarno24
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Could it happen?
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Could it happen?

No. Because if it's a full democracy, you can't have a queen. Can someone in one legal persona commit something which is treason against either the office they hold or another legal persona of themselves? Yes. The law is what it is. If they get a say in whether the prosecution is followed through, i...
by locarno24
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What tools exist at TL 15 to perform this contemporary hostage rescue mission?
Replies: 48
Views: 722

Re: What tools exist at TL 15 to perform this contemporary hostage rescue mission?

Meson weapons aren't a bad one to point out. You certainly couldn't use it to snipe individuals (not without massively more sophisticated meson weapons than you get at TL15, anyway - the old Secrets Of The Ancients campaign mongoose did featured guards with Meson Sniper Rifles) but a smaller weapon ...
by locarno24
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Advise for A Traveller Story
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Advise for A Traveller Story

? Sounds like a rather disturbing story Okay. Disregarding the (let's be honest, irrelevant) 'wrapper'. knows that over a few days past 4 years he definitely committed at least 500 acts of physical child-abuse and suspects him of committing closer to 1,400 acts of physical child-abuse over a fortnig...
by locarno24
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What tools exist at TL 15 to perform this contemporary hostage rescue mission?
Replies: 48
Views: 722

Re: What tools exist at TL 15 to perform this contemporary hostage rescue mission?

At TL15, you can smash your way in, but not fast enough to save hostages with a gun to their head. Stunners are basically line-of-sight handguns and vulnerable to the same defences as bullets (body armour, cover, etc). Psionics could work, but as noted, (a) they're not allowed and (b) jumping 'down'...
by locarno24
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: What do Troubleshooter jumpsuits protect against?
Replies: 3
Views: 1854

Re: What do Troubleshooter jumpsuits protect against?

This could be a feature instead of a bug. The players think that their jumpsuits protect them against laser fire of the same colour, but the game masters know differently. That's exactly how we've done it. When it first came up the players ended up wondering whether they'd been handed defective equ...
by locarno24
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers
Replies: 64
Views: 1868

Re: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers

what I have always found odd is that there are no "heavy beam laser or heavy pulse laser" barbettes. That seems much more OTU friendly and gives us options for no radiation weapons. But alas... Agreed. Laser barbettes and even bays are possible in T5. The basic formula seems to be "add a die of dam...
by locarno24
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2550
Views: 191577

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Scout/Escort Carrier Demetrius and The Most Awesome Sewage Ship In Sci-Fi https://darthmojo.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/dem-selfl-plat-b.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2lIaK6EVYw&list=PLqOEDroJnZHywnFYApitn9eqlCWgfO0n- What can I say, I love escort carriers. Indeed. Ships like this...
by locarno24
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Dichotomy of Piracy
Replies: 69
Views: 3180

Re: The Dichotomy of Piracy

Pretty much this.
If you didn't report it, then - as far as the law is concerned - it didn't happen.
Taking any kind of revenge for it is therefore not permitted, even in a system whose legal system might acknowledge the concept of 'blood money' or 'vigilante justice', and most don't.
by locarno24
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Dichotomy of Piracy
Replies: 69
Views: 3180

Re: The Dichotomy of Piracy

Anyway, I think there are specific places and situations where piracy is viable even within the Imperium. But I also think they have to be taken on a case by case basis and some thought given to the who, the what and the why of each. Agree wholeheartedly. Piracy (and Privateering) can work, but any...
by locarno24
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Universe vs Star Wars vs Star Trek Tech ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1045

Re: Traveller Universe vs Star Wars vs Star Trek Tech ?

I don't think that is the case. Because, in general, players tend to create cliche (or trope) characters that don't belong in game settings. They just want to win, no matter the game setting. If you were talking about role-playing... real role-playing... then players would want to absorb everything...
by locarno24
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [High Guard] Weapon and component questions
Replies: 30
Views: 1277

Re: [High Guard] Weapon and component questions

Not true - a CA-type capital hull was 3,000 dTons, and the Command Bridge was available even to non-capital ships.
by locarno24
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Could it end his career and is it unitentional treason?
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: Could it end his career and is it unitentional treason?

True, but that, as noted, depends on a given state's definition (in this case, Drinax's).

During absolute monarchies through history, a fair number of out-of-favour or politically inconvenient people have been put to death on charges of relatively ill-specified treason.
by locarno24
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would be reasonable sized attacking fleets?
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: What would be reasonable sized attacking fleets?

The problem being that his ideas are many times weirder then even mine and in his last session his players convinced Oleb to lend Cr 30 billion of Drinax's Royal Art Collection to Tobias Duke, then stole it, secretly returned it, Oleb got the insurance money then used it to buy A Super Fleet of 5 3...
by locarno24
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The futility of Pirates of Drinax?
Replies: 31
Views: 1582

Re: The futility of Pirates of Drinax?

So creating an empire with violence and piracy is a good thing, but refrain from the excesses of the Sindalian Empire of old. No wiping out planetary populations. In fairness, Drinax - rather than Sindal - did largely avoid the 'bomb the uppity natives from orbit' school of diplomacy. It was only o...
by locarno24
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 216
Views: 19824

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Do starships have a little black box that survives the crash like airliners do? :D And here you are giving me grief about keeping nukes as a deterrent. One of the challenges of the Campaign is keeping track of the various Aslan clans, especially with their impossible names. Probably. Although "surv...
by locarno24
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Drinax] What do the people on the floating palace do?
Replies: 17
Views: 2567

Re: [Drinax] What do the people on the floating palace do?

Don't forget Rachando's Bazaar and dealing with similar merchants. The comment about a 'neutral port' is a good one but Drinax also deals with (is forced to deal with) a trade in high-end luxury items.
by locarno24
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 264
Views: 50081

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Ok, I get your concept now, even if I don’t agree wth it. I would argue that the tonnage for powerplant includes more than just the reactor, it also inclues access. And that the space allocated for low berths, for example, includes the room needed to get in and out of them and wiggle to the exit. Y...
by locarno24
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 216
Views: 19824

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

I know nothing about MgT1 ship design or combat, but in 2e I like the concept of advanced torpedoes that can attack immediately from long range, negating countermeasures and also staying out of range of standard fusion or plasma weapons. By superior designs I was referring to the ability to miniatu...
by locarno24
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 216
Views: 19824

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

The emphasis on missle combat combined with the peculiarities of Traveller ship design make it quite simple to develop missile cruisers superior to any standard designs the Empire puts out. Could lead to interesting confromtations down the line. . . Indeed. The Fusion cannon is clearly indended as ...