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by haveahappy
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So whats protecting the planet? Orbital defenses.
Replies: 31
Views: 2609

Re: So whats protecting the planet? Orbital defenses.

Condottiere wrote:Wouldn't bother making orbital defence platforms below a hundred tonnes.
I'd make them whatever the minimum size is to chuck a spinal mount on it :)
by haveahappy
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So whats protecting the planet? Orbital defenses.
Replies: 31
Views: 2609

Re: So whats protecting the planet? Orbital defenses.

Couldn't you use the regular ship building rules?

I mean, what is an orbital weapons platform if not a big non-streamlined hull with a spinal weapon and a bridge?

A little bit of maneuvre drive to tweak the orbit when necessary and done, right?
by haveahappy
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Other places for discussing Mongoose Traveller
Replies: 5
Views: 1378

Re: Other places for discussing Mongoose Traveller

r/Traveller is pretty active with 1000 or so subscribers.
by haveahappy
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So whats protecting the planet? Orbital defenses.
Replies: 31
Views: 2609

Re: So whats protecting the planet? Orbital defenses.

I see no reason why a spinal mount sized weapon couldn't be mounted on a space station? Think this beauty from Final Fantasy 7 which was used to blow the head off of some kind of giant monster - but IN SPAAAACE" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaMDtD2QwV0 I suppose the problem is that it then lacks ...
by haveahappy
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Core Rulebook 2nd Ed - Text clarification
Replies: 9
Views: 955

Re: Core Rulebook 2nd Ed - Text clarification

It reads like a mistake to me. If you drop that one sentence it all reads fine. No idea what the intent was, but if I has to guess, I'd say that the experience level table on the opposite page at one point listed skill levels differently. In any case, the sentence makes no sense in the context of th...
by haveahappy
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Misjump
Replies: 26
Views: 3325

Re: Misjump

Wherever they end up, something should happen. Even if you narrate that it's been MONTHS or even longer and then.... SOMETHING. they pick something up on the sensors, they find an ice comet they can fuel up from, an asteroid belt, a derelict to siphon -- SOMETHING. Unless it seems a fitting or conve...
by haveahappy
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Effect "0" In Combat
Replies: 17
Views: 1395

Re: Effect "0" In Combat

The Effect is the roll minus the difficulty. A failure is a negative Effect. See p59. The house rule in the OP is not unreasonable, but I would avoid it since I fear it would slow down combat. Or, just apply effect of any kind to damage - roll damage and the attack at the same time. Effect 0? No ch...
by haveahappy
Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Melee skill of 0, for parrying. Purpose?
Replies: 12
Views: 1200

Re: Melee skill of 0, for parrying. Purpose?

It doesn't make anything deadlier. It's not an apposed skill check, but a check to parry the attack. If the defenders parry is successful than the attack fails, period. This has the effect of making melee combat longer and more drawn out, which is the point. Like I said, I only use this for epic ba...
by haveahappy
Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Melee skill of 0, for parrying. Purpose?
Replies: 12
Views: 1200

Re: Melee skill of 0, for parrying. Purpose?

I treat the parry reaction as a separate skill roll divorced from the attack roll. If I could change anything about the system, it would be this, making reactions an active roll. Outside of combat it's all opposed checks, so I see no reason why combat should be any different.... although the vagari...
by haveahappy
Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Melee skill of 0, for parrying. Purpose?
Replies: 12
Views: 1200

Re: Melee skill of 0, for parrying. Purpose?

Sources close to Mongoose (Nerhesi) maintained that Skill + Characteristic DM should be used. What if your characteristic DM is negative? EDIT: I checked the 1st ed. book, both the parrying and shield entry, and they are exactly the same. Almost word for word. If you don't have a characteristic DM ...
by haveahappy
Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Melee skill of 0, for parrying. Purpose?
Replies: 12
Views: 1200

Re: Melee skill of 0, for parrying. Purpose?

I do not think a naked skill level is supposed to be used, so this implies that DexDM should be added. (Compare with spacecraft dodging.) What makes you say this? Spacecraft "dodging" is worded the same way, "the pilot's skill". My reading is that it is only the skill level that applies. Dodging ac...
by haveahappy
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller 2e Character Creation
Replies: 12
Views: 3253

Re: Traveller 2e Character Creation

Is this intentional? I know I could easily house rule the additional skill rolls back in but I fear breaking some intended balance if I were to do that. Our group made rolls in first term as per the lack of instruction NOT to on page 16. Only the chart implies that you shouldn't, and I do think it'...
by haveahappy
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Medic Skill Question
Replies: 34
Views: 2690

Re: Medic Skill Question

For Vargyr - Profession: Veterinarian
by haveahappy
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Central Supply Catalogue & Theories of Everything - in Print!
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Re: Central Supply Catalogue & Theories of Everything - in Print!

Annatar Giftbringer wrote:Got mine today! (Sweden)

It looks and feels amazing!
I think I have to get the other books in hardback too after looking at this one... :)
Aww man now I'm all impatient for mine to arrive.

Shipping to Australia always takes just long enough for one to experience maximum anxiety/discomfort.
by haveahappy
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Aging Table: Why are We Scared of It?
Replies: 54
Views: 4231

Re: The Aging Table: Why are We Scared of It?

ex-spouses make great adventure fodder.

Hell, even CURRENT spouses make great adventure fodder.

"He went WHERE with WHO now??"
or
"Fancy seeing you here.... hows work?"
by haveahappy
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Aging Table: Why are We Scared of It?
Replies: 54
Views: 4231

Re: The Aging Table: Why are We Scared of It?

This is the reason I describe Traveller as Mid Life Crisis Roleplaying. I have never heard it called that before but it is quite funny. :lol: It's my favourite thing about it too. A team of bitter, middle-aged wash-outs with nothing to show for their long careers other than a trail of people they t...
by haveahappy
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Release Schedule
Replies: 51
Views: 7763

Re: The Traveller Release Schedule

Could we clarify what all of the different Pirates products are - there are LOADS scheduled! I see: The Pirates of Drinax Traveller Editing February April Pirates of Drinax: Ship Encounters Traveller Layout February - Pirates of Drinax: Shadows of Sindal TravellerEditing February - Pirates of Drinax...
by haveahappy
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Central Supply Catalogue & Theories of Everything - in Print!
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Re: Central Supply Catalogue & Theories of Everything - in Print!

Nice!

Do we get notifications when pre-orders ship?

I notice some updates on the upcoming releases page too (lots of pirates stuff and an Aslan bit?)
by haveahappy
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Character sheet for the new edition
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: Character sheet for the new edition

Rught here on the store page for the core book :P

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/rpgs/ ... ebook.html
by haveahappy
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: My House Rule - Combat Actions
Replies: 11
Views: 948

Re: My House Rule - Combat Actions

Well, fair point, but equally savage worlds is a much more heroic system (nothing wrong with that - but it does mean that what works with one system might not work with another) Very true. It's not game-breaking by any means - as opposed to giving high DEX characters more actions which just seems w...