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by PsiTraveller
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Did I make the roll too easy?
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Did I make the roll too easy?

I agree that the book is there to be used. The issue is how to handle the wealth, otherwise it can blow a game out the airlock. Having infinite wealth with no mechanism or plot device to make the game not about wealth results in an endless scenario of "win" for the players with no challenge. The boo...
by PsiTraveller
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Did I make the roll too easy?
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Did I make the roll too easy?

The issue in all the games JMISBEST plays is that every character is a Dilettante. Page 41 of the Dilettante book (1st edition) has every Dilettante character has a portfolio roll instead of a wealth roll. Rolling high numbers on the Portfolio roll will give a character millions in value. This will ...
by PsiTraveller
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The "tug" class and mobile base from Star Fleet Battles in Traveller
Replies: 11
Views: 263

Re: The "tug" class and mobile base from Star Fleet Battles in Traveller

Drop tanks with a 1st edition rule set would be good, saving the fuel space from both the ship and the carried pods. The 1st edition tanks did not get destroyed after TL 14. 2nd edition removed that sentence so the tanks get destroyed 50% of the time. (8+ on a 2D they survive, 2-7 the tank is destro...
by PsiTraveller
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Did I make the roll too easy?
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Did I make the roll too easy?

Short answer: Yes. Absurdly easy. A single roll to get an 8000 ton ship? And your rewards are overpowered by a factor of about 100. A 100 million Credit ransom? Who has that kind of money? Oleb has to sell artwork to get the Harrier halfway repaired and you are dealing in 100 million in rewards and ...
by PsiTraveller
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What do you think of my Drinax Character?
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: What do you think of my Drinax Character?

So you only have 4 dice? And they are loaded? And you only found out now, at 11:18 today. You have posted the same statistics about dice before, so I have to call b.s on that claim of innocence. I would ask you GM to roll up another character, and NOT use the Dilettante book. Make something else up....
by PsiTraveller
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What do you think of my Drinax Character?
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: What do you think of my Drinax Character?

If I was the GM I would just say no. But I have questions: What is a Health Events table and how does it make you immortal? What book and what page is that from? And wondrous rolls count is a double 6 from you, and a triple 6 from your GM in your first term Term 2: another double 6 from you to get t...
by PsiTraveller
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Give advise to A Rookie Player who was A GM for almost 18 years
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Give advise to A Rookie Player who was A GM for almost 18 years

Don't play a character that can simply buy a solution to a problem. Stay away from Dilettante characters with estates. If you have a long career and end up with an estate worth millions, why would you risk your life? Hire folks to do the dirty work and stay home and become immortal buying anagathics...
by PsiTraveller
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Military Academy and EDU
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Military Academy and EDU

If they copied it over from the University section they might have reduced it from +2 to +1, that is how the sentence in the University section is written. University grants +1 EDU in the Skills section, and then in the Graduation benefits section it says to increase EDU by an additional +2. So this...
by PsiTraveller
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is it a good enough fleet for Darokyun too weak?
Replies: 18
Views: 321

Re: Is it a good enough fleet for Darokyun too weak?

It is what my group did in the Drinax campaign I ran. The group actually only attacked the pirates that did not follow their plan. The group "hired" or subcontracted Darokyn to enforce the Sindalian transponder idea, and attack Aslan along the route. Safe convoys for trade were arranged. Oleb got hi...
by PsiTraveller
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is it a good enough fleet for Darokyun too weak?
Replies: 18
Views: 321

Re: Is it a good enough fleet for Darokyun too weak?

And with a fleet that large the pirate should become a merchant prince and escort ships along the route and make money from the spec trade and freighter fees. As is the fleet is ripe for assassination efforts or an Imperial punitive fleet.
by PsiTraveller
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is it a good enough fleet for Darokyun too weak?
Replies: 18
Views: 321

Re: Is it a good enough fleet for Darokyun too weak?

That's what the Sindalian transponder codes are for, and the fees that go with it. Once a ship is transmitting the code that they paid the transport tax, they do not get attacked. It slowly turns the pirates into Customs agents. :)
by PsiTraveller
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 1 question on Huscarle Fleets
Replies: 46
Views: 1327

Re: 1 question on Huscarle Fleets

I am thinking of fuel dumps like the one in SIndal at 0406 in the Core book or 2016 on travellermap, SW of Theev basically. This is a fuel dump in empty space. Can ships use this fuel dump to bridge across the J3 gap from Noricum to Theev, like in the Drinax campaign? Or what about calibration point...
by PsiTraveller
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 1 question on Huscarle Fleets
Replies: 46
Views: 1327

Re: 1 question on Huscarle Fleets

So this did not come up in the Deep Space Exploration handbook for Reft Sector. Does this new tidbit throw all the old material, Reft material into a bit of a mess? None of the exploratory ships have the DSMS' in them.
by PsiTraveller
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 1 question on Huscarle Fleets
Replies: 46
Views: 1327

Re: 1 question on Huscarle Fleets

So this Deep Space maneuvering system is needed now in empty hexes? How does this affect the Sindalian sector fuel dump near Theev? or the calibration points? If a ship jumps into a hex with calibration point but does not have this system what happens?
by PsiTraveller
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How much combat do you have in your campaigns?
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Re: How much combat do you have in your campaigns?

The lethality of combat depends on what tech level you allow the players to equip themselves at, and what armour they can buy and store on a ship. One of my players has subdermal armour, +4, in a polite setting he wears a Protec Suit (+4) and if things are openly violent he has a carapace (+10) unde...
by PsiTraveller
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How much combat do you have in your campaigns?
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Re: How much combat do you have in your campaigns?

Blair Witch horror film or Dog Soldiers horror film? :P
by PsiTraveller
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How much combat do you have in your campaigns?
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Re: How much combat do you have in your campaigns?

Depends on the type of characters and the module, as well as what the players want. In my current game 3 of 4 characters have a military background for character generation. The fourth is not military but is 'shady'. So all 4 are willing to use violence to solve their problems. That's the kind of gr...
by PsiTraveller
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Merchants and Low passengers
Replies: 5
Views: 2216

Re: Merchants and Low passengers

University path is an excellent path to boost EDU stat through the roof, and gain some really solid skills. I am tempted to tinker with adding a second term to allow the Core skill gained to be increased. This would allow for a PhD level training for a 2 term graduate. In my current game two players...
by PsiTraveller
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What do you think of this TL 16 Lie Detector?
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: What do you think of this TL 16 Lie Detector?

There is a book called "Barking Dogs" by Terence M. Green about a cop who gets an infallible lie detector. It's worth a read and delves into the morality of such a device. Available on Amazon.
by PsiTraveller
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What should my cousin do?
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: What should my cousin do?

I am interested in what unofficial skills your cousin has listed on their sheet. What skills needed to be invented for their Traveller game?