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by Halfbat
Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: MRQ Wiki - new
Replies: 124
Views: 48908

Re: MRQ Wiki - new

OK, probably best if you start archiving now. I'll check to see how easy it will be to put it into a purely static site.

I've bounced some high-bandwidth addresses anyway, some of which were just bots.
by Halfbat
Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: MRQ Wiki - new
Replies: 124
Views: 48908

Re: MRQ Wiki

Traffic is still high on mrqwiki, though usage is still suffering a very heavy load from user agents/bots rather than search engine bots. I am now blocking them as _real_ user demands are much, _much_ lower. However, I am considering either shutting down mrqwiki completely or turning it into a stati...
by Halfbat
Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Kziniti fleets for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 2087

Re: Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Kziniti fleets for sale

UK or US? If over here(40 miles from Mongoose Towers) I may be interested....
by Halfbat
Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Most Carnivores Have a Thrasher Weapon?
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Re: Most Carnivores Have a Thrasher Weapon?

I think it's intended to counter the -ve's for carnivorous flyers to ensure a carnivore gets a suitable weapon. tbh, at the top end, I use a justification for the 'weapon' based on what I envision the creature to be and choose one from the lethal end of the table - the tables can be seen as just mea...
by Halfbat
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Fantasy Setting
Replies: 20
Views: 2611

Re: Fantasy Setting

Duck!

Less anthropomorphic than you may think. :D
by Halfbat
Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Spooked!
Replies: 4
Views: 1529

Re: [CONAN] Spooked!

If a character is being cautious then oppose his Spot or Listen against the bandits, but for me adventurers wandering through such country would be on the lookout anyway - it's only in well-known locations they'd let their guard down. It may be worth mentioning that anyone being super-cautious slows...
by Halfbat
Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Star Fleet Tournament - Tactical Challenges - Jan 12th
Replies: 10
Views: 1503

Re: Star Fleet Tournament - Tactical Challenges - Jan 12th

Yes, the original Swindon.

I hope to be there. Couldn't make it this weekend. :(
by Halfbat
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: New for Federation - the Big Ships...
Replies: 79
Views: 11082

Re: New for Federation - the Big Ships...

SneakyPete wrote:If the little DD's are never released as minis I could kit bash a few if the approved data sheets were released.
There were some really good kitbashes of them put up here about 9 months ago. If I could just remember where they were...
by Halfbat
Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Club Mongoose - Oct 13th
Replies: 2
Views: 1252

Re: Club Mongoose - Oct 13th

It looks like I'm going to have to work, so can't bring along the Feds to pay with the Kitties, Al.
by Halfbat
Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Window decals for Starline 2500 minis
Replies: 6
Views: 1167

Re: Window decals for Starline 2500 minis

Brilliant stuff, again. Just wish Iw as capable of applying them. :cry:
by Halfbat
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Warp Drives within our life time...
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: Warp Drives within our life time...

Now all we need is half a tonne of exotic matter. Hmmm... where did I leave it? :lol:
by Halfbat
Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: "Total" Hit Points an option?
Replies: 11
Views: 2572

Re: "Total" Hit Points an option?

It can be done, and has been in Openquest. I tend to use it a lot except for flavour. Using only total hit points gives the system a much _more_ lethal flavour, especially if major wounds are used (wounds over half total HP). The reason it ends up being more lethal is that basing things on the avera...
by Halfbat
Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Combat maneuvers too common?
Replies: 27
Views: 4661

Re: Combat maneuvers too common?

Even modern longbow arrows are wider than 5mm, typically 8-11mm. Those fired from the more powerful bows are even heavier. Having a 5mm arrow in you is one thing (I know! :oops: ); I'd really _not_ have a heavier one. See http://www.quicksarchery.co.uk/superbasket/category/283/Wooden+Shafts for samp...
by Halfbat
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Over powered character in group
Replies: 40
Views: 5236

Re: Over powered character in group

Simon/Soltakss advice is sound - glad you picked up on it. - There is regularly a power-figure in gaming groups, often focussed in the way you specify and the player likes and enjoys that, so nerfing him/his weapons will be a problem in the long term. Without knowing the details I couldn't say more,...
by Halfbat
Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan RPG Broken? Really? I'm not convinced.
Replies: 39
Views: 18835

Re: Conan RPG Broken? Really? I'm not convinced.

Well, you tell me if this list of fixes, and this 14-page revision of the scholar class to make it playable, is illusory or real! Neither support a point against Conan d20 being broken. Both are house rules in which, as you suggested, almost anything can go and which are very much based on opinion....
by Halfbat
Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan RPG Broken? Really? I'm not convinced.
Replies: 39
Views: 18835

Re: Conan RPG Broken? Really? I'm not convinced.

We only really found that things started to be 'broken' at the higher levels, say 12-15+ but, as mentioned, this was a criticism acknowledged by Wizards about D&D 3.5 anyway (it was even used as a justificaction for D&D 4 at the seminar I attended). Below that level you could really give the PCs a s...
by Halfbat
Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Club Mongoose - 8th Sept - Important Notice!
Replies: 2
Views: 1230

Re: Club Mongoose - 8th Sept - Important Notice!

Cheers. May see you at Colours, then!
by Halfbat
Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Your Favorite ship class?
Replies: 17
Views: 2889

Re: Your Favorite ship class?

For looks? The Klingon D6/D7s and the classic Enterprise, thought the D5W has someting going for it. To play - the D6s, I think.
by Halfbat
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: House Rules... Critical Issue solution?
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Re: House Rules... Critical Issue solution?

Doubling up on criticals will really hurt the smaller ships and you may get some odd effects if you raise the number of criticals. The extra damage (as said above) accumulates quickly and affects ships in the way you'd like to see. Moreover, the bigger ships are better able to cope with the damage f...
by Halfbat
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Miscasts
Replies: 15
Views: 1957

Re: Miscasts

Do contact them directly as they are pretty good at sorting replacements out.