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by PsiTraveller
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Interstellar Telepathic Twins
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Interstellar Telepathic Twins

Well Heinlein used that idea in "Time for the Stars". Tom and Pat were telepath pairs. One stayed on Earth and the other was sent off in a torch ship to look for new real estate. Telepathy does not obey the speed of light, so is instant. This let the results get back to Earth as soon as the explorer...
by PsiTraveller
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 15 lives of Harry August
Replies: 1
Views: 130

15 lives of Harry August

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_First_Fifteen_Lives_of_Harry_August This book, and the book Replay are similar in that they are time travel books without the TARDIS. The main character lives his life, dies, and is reborn back when he was born the first time. So Harry August lives between 1919 unti...
by PsiTraveller
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Foodrunner in the Great Rift
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Foodrunner in the Great Rift

You could alter the adventure a little further for the Rift area into a pizza delivery concept. The Rift folk used sub light travel before discovering Jump Drive. There are still sub light ships in the empty space between systems. An enterprising Patron/company/family member could hire the players t...
by PsiTraveller
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Inhabited Gas Giants
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: Inhabited Gas Giants

Well they could live on floating cities (Bespin??) or Drinaxian in nature.

gravity control allows no thrust to be felt, so maybe the interior of the city is always at 1g. As long as the system never went down then they could live on a floating city inside the gas giant.
by PsiTraveller
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How many skills to describe a competent character?
Replies: 18
Views: 631

Re: How many skills to describe a competent character?

Don't forget to factor in the stats behind the skill. And look at the roll mechanic. Average roll is a 7, so you need a +1 bonus to achieve a standard Average success. A Routine success target is a 6. So a person with skill 0 gets the routine stuff on his job done with an average roll. It's only whe...
by PsiTraveller
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Particle beam radiation damage
Replies: 53
Views: 1276

Re: Particle beam radiation damage

Not sure if the particle weapon gives long term effects. Page 77 of core book: "Travellers exposed to a weapon with the Radiation trait will receive a one-time dose of radiation. Entering a radioactive area or being exposed to a leak or solar flare will cause exposure each round or hour respectively...
by PsiTraveller
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Particle beam radiation damage
Replies: 53
Views: 1276

Re: Particle beam radiation damage

The weapon can be devastating. My players rolled a 10 for rad count, X 20 is 200 rads, times 5 is 1000 rads. Spaceship hulls block 500 rads, but the 500 points that get through can really take the starch out of someone. 6D damage, sterility. Ouchie. A few hits and a smaller ship starts running out o...
by PsiTraveller
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels
Replies: 51
Views: 3032

Re: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels

I want clearer rules for solar panels as power supply for space stations or asteroid facility/processing operations. These facilities would be in orbit in the good solar capture area, not too far from the sun. I am not worried about Thrust 1, this is a facility that has been placed in orbit, built t...
by PsiTraveller
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels
Replies: 51
Views: 3032

Re: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels

Well the 1 ton of solar panels is the volume of very thin panels all folded up. Fold things out to catch the sun and assume the panels are 1cm thick. 1m3 of storage space is now 100 m2 of unfolded panels. 1 dTon is 1400 m2 of unfolded panels. Or make the panels thinner and have a larger surface area...
by PsiTraveller
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Would it work in Traveller
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: Would it work in Traveller

https://www.quora.com/When-serving-in-the-military-how-are-British-Royals-treated-by-superior-officers Here is an example from the British Royal family. Members of the Royal family try hard to fit in. There is always the issue of security for the royal personage. Killing or capturing a member of the...
by PsiTraveller
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax Patron errata or bad deal?
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Re: Pirates of Drinax Patron errata or bad deal?

It could be that the price is for a Jump 1 Jump, paying the basic passage rate instead of freight. Or if the ship is Jump 2 ship it could be a 600 credit increase over a Jump 2 rate. Nothing in the description says that the cargo has to make it in 1 Jump. Jump 5 is tech Level 14 and might not be som...
by PsiTraveller
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels
Replies: 51
Views: 3032

Re: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels

I hope there is an official update to the Solar Panel rules at some point. I want to be able to build a Kardashev Outpost :P
by PsiTraveller
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Drinax] Where is the Queen?
Replies: 13
Views: 1354

Re: [Drinax] Where is the Queen?

You could throw in the Heinleinesque contract marriages that last for X amount of time. The Liaden clans universe also has fosterlings and contract marriages. Maybe the mother is simply a political ally for a contracted time and it is the offspring that are important. For darker threads you can have...
by PsiTraveller
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: TL 5-6 Long range bomber
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: TL 5-6 Long range bomber

Awesome, thanks.
by PsiTraveller
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: TL 5-6 Long range bomber
Replies: 2
Views: 184

TL 5-6 Long range bomber

Is there a TL 5-6 long range bomber in any published material? I am thinking something like a Lancaster or B17, B 29 etc. WW2 long range bomber concept. Has such a beastie been published somewhere?
by PsiTraveller
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tree and Dragon
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Tree and Dragon

Has anyone taken a shot at writing up material for bringing in the Liaden culture into the Traveller game? The space opera setting seems well suited for traveller. A Pocket Empire of Liaden worlds and Master Traders setting up trade routes across sectors. Any thoughts on what the Liaden Tree would s...
by PsiTraveller
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drinax Campaign update:
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Drinax Campaign update:

My players named the Harrier "The Aluminum Falcon" My campaign went sideways from the start. Two players are Empire loyalists. The new King has a 12 Soc and is a Baron in the Moot. The Commodore is a decorated veteran with Contacts in Imperial Intelligence. So the group has ties to the Empire throug...
by PsiTraveller
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Has the Traveller timeline ever advanced?
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Has the Traveller timeline ever advanced?

they have rewound things back from the canon future history if a civil war and Virus outbreak. (The New Era setting,)

Your campaign has 10 years from 1105 to 1115 before the Empire goes up in flames according to future history.
by PsiTraveller
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drinax Campaign update:
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Drinax Campaign update:

My Drinax campaign is rapidly drawing to a close. We have just finished module 9 and are heading for the finale. My campaign is drifting a fair distance from the modules. My players were never much interested in piracy and subcontracted that out to Darochyn and his fleet. They conentrated on trade r...
by PsiTraveller
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would The Emperor do?
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: What would The Emperor do?

Send him on a trade mission to the Zhodani Consulate, the HIver Federation or the far side of the Vargr expanse. Tell him to stay there at least 5 years, maybe 10. If he returns, accuse him of treason.