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by Shane_Mclean
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Book listed as available! YES!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 5363

xenophage wrote:I have one on pre-order with the Traveller Core Rulebook, any news yet if they're shipping?
My UofB5 book arrived today, so yours should be there soon. A month too late for the game we were going to play, but hey. It still looks good, tho.


Shane
by Shane_Mclean
Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Descriptive details for boarding a vessel during combat
Replies: 9
Views: 1470

Lets think about some of the more visceral personal-level details, too... Do you risk taking the time to properly secure your ship to theirs? Have they got workign guns? Or do you try to jump across? Even if you have a safety line, if you miss you are either a sitting duck or no use to the fight. Wh...
by Shane_Mclean
Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Baron Munchausen - Gentleman's Edition
Replies: 41
Views: 8209

I would suspect it made it easier to correctly order the pages back in the good old days of slow hand printing before page numbering was common. Or something like that.


Shane
by Shane_Mclean
Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Wraith Recon Unveiled
Replies: 38
Views: 12658

Y'know what, this looks fun. I am really looking forward to this!


Shane
by Shane_Mclean
Sun May 04, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Autofire rules...what the?!
Replies: 3
Views: 1577

Um, when they say rounds, I think they mean "rounds of ammunition", as in bullets. Not rounds of game time.


Shane
by Shane_Mclean
Thu May 01, 2008 7:24 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The "Its Arrived!" Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 23549

It's a pity Mongoose didn't have the option to pick up the copy in person, as they are no more than 30 minutes drive away from me. :roll: Really? I've picked up a few things from Mongoose's office before. You could ring them up and ask, the worst that'll happen is they'll say no. That would surpise...
by Shane_Mclean
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Racial profiling in the OTU
Replies: 38
Views: 7211

Gruffty the Hiver wrote:Indeed! ;)
Who asked you, starfish? Get back in your hole!

:lol:


Shane
by Shane_Mclean
Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: [Traveller] A previosuly uncharted sector.
Replies: 4
Views: 1421

[Traveller] A previosuly uncharted sector.

Hi there, One thing I think Mongoose should consider developing, even as a minor sideline, is an OTU sector that hasn't been officially touched yet. Not to replace or overshadow the Marches, but possibly as part of a living campaign situation that develops it beyond the original book. Another fronti...
by Shane_Mclean
Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Nights Dawn
Replies: 15
Views: 3280

Hi Baz, I guess my answer really depends on what mechanical differences you think are important enough to model. To look at Affinity, I guess you have to attach a game value to it before you can model it. It allows communication between Edenists over fair distances, so it has a deal of tactical valu...
by Shane_Mclean
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Would You Buy a Solo Traveller Product?
Replies: 45
Views: 7750

To be honest, the only kind of solo Traveller product that would make a huge impact would be a PC game. These days things liek choose your own adventure and all those goodies are only really for thos eof us old enought o enjoy the nostalgia, or the children of those gamer parents who really value re...
by Shane_Mclean
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Racial profiling in the OTU
Replies: 38
Views: 7211

I had to vote for Vargr as I think they are the most playabel and usable int he games. That said, one book on all the alien (i.e. not just human sub-species) races would be a good move.

The world needs more books on Hivers too, I feel.


Shane
by Shane_Mclean
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Nights Dawn
Replies: 15
Views: 3280

Hey there, The Night's Dawn universe is certain a fascinating one - more so without the dead returning, in my opinion. And as a gaming universe it has a good deal of potential. One concern I have with the idea of converting it is the weapons and armour. Even the small arms of the trilogy do horrific...
by Shane_Mclean
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Bric-a Brac of the Third Imperium
Replies: 104
Views: 17916

Here's one: Zero-G Golf Designed for those long trips in ships with big cargo bays, the zero-g golf kit consists of 18 sticky-back holes, a few magnetic balls, some clubs and an assortment of sticky-back 'obastcles'. The holes are spread randomly around the walls, floor and ceiling of a cargo bay, a...
by Shane_Mclean
Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Numbers and Enigmas
Replies: 5
Views: 1621

a. It is just a game balance thing, don’t worry about it. I suspect this is the case. Imagine how different the sociopolitical (good word, huh?) makeup of the Imperium would be if ships could easily jump multiple times between refuelling. There'd be less need to visit planets with not other value t...
by Shane_Mclean
Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What Traveller Setting are You Most Excited About
Replies: 47
Views: 8174

Hi folks,

I've voted OTU, because I hope to see the 1200 Traveller New Era setting redone sometime in the future (in the meantime I'll have to work on it myself), or 1248.

Regards,

Shane
by Shane_Mclean
Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Traditional printing means what for Flaming Cobra?
Replies: 4
Views: 2094

Hi guys, Matt, thanks for that confirmation. Pete, thanks for beating Matt to it. :D I've not been round a lot as real life has leaned heavily on my gaming life (a second kid will do that and yet more pre-Iraq training). I'll not be about here much for the next three or four months either, as the ne...
by Shane_Mclean
Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Traditional printing means what for Flaming Cobra?
Replies: 4
Views: 2094

Traditional printing means what for Flaming Cobra?

Hi guys,

Like the topic says, what does your return to normal printing mean for the Flaming Cobra imprint?


Shane
by Shane_Mclean
Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Traveller update?
Replies: 28
Views: 7243

Depending on how that "two other ways" impacts things I think this looks like a good level of skill advancement. Of course that will depend on the strengths and number of skills a bit. The "basic skills for a career at level 0" is an old house rule option that is a good fit imo. Hi Dan, nice to see...
by Shane_Mclean
Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Traveller update?
Replies: 28
Views: 7243

Currently, it's * 1 skill per term automatically. * If you get promoted (which you can do in any career), you get another skill roll. * You get all the basic skills for a career at level 0 (no benefit when you roll, but you don't get the big Unskilled penalty) * When you roll an event, there's a ch...
by Shane_Mclean
Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Traveller update?
Replies: 28
Views: 7243

Currently, I'm semi-happy with how chargen and ranged combat are working. Gar, can I ask how you are doing skills per term? The one real game-breaking problem I had with CT was that you get only one skill per term, so you can end up with a 30-odd year old character with two skills that are very unl...