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by NOLATrav
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2D deckplans for Drinax ships
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

Re: 2D deckplans for Drinax ships

Me, no, all good but thank you. I’ve been having a blast doing new ships from the ground up for my non-OTU game. Doing it old skool, pencils and graph paper ;)
by NOLATrav
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2D deckplans for Drinax ships
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

Re: 2D deckplans for Drinax ships

Thanks again, paltrysum 👍
by NOLATrav
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Naomi Novak's 'Temeraire'
Replies: 12
Views: 1383

Re: Naomi Novak's 'Temeraire'

Nice work, locarno! I’m not familiar with the source material but it feels like you’re on the right track. If the Tail is subject to a Crit, perhaps it should be available as an attack as well - for instance, Sweep - successful Athletics (Dex) check or anyone in the swath takes 1D and is knocked pro...
by NOLATrav
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: HG 2e Medical Bay and Central Supply Catalog (CSC) Autodoc
Replies: 45
Views: 3042

Re: HG 2e Medical Bay and Central Supply Catalog (CSC) Autodoc

I understand the difference between Mass and Volume but I’ve been using the 250kg = 0.25 tons rule for everything - weapons on vehicles, cargo, how many map squares big animals take up, etc. Haven’t hit any real snags yet and it provides a basic conversion factor which is handy.
by NOLATrav
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would you like to see?
Replies: 44
Views: 3215

Re: What would you like to see?

+1 for Robots, especially if integrated into Drone / Vehicle design.
by NOLATrav
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Updated High Guard Ships
Replies: 79
Views: 5176

Re: Updated High Guard Ships

Geir wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:58 pm
Maybe the focus should be on building new ship designs, not the sixth or tenth iteration of the same ship.
This.

Way too much fun creating fresh designs versus fixing old ones.
by NOLATrav
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would you like to see?
Replies: 44
Views: 3215

Re: What would you like to see?

AnotherDilbert wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:19 am
Perhaps not rehashing the Tarsus or Bowman systems, but somewhere new.
Yes.

Even better would be a multi-star system, each with its own settled planets, moons and anomalies.
by NOLATrav
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Anyone else read “The Expanse” series?
Replies: 24
Views: 2716

Re: Anyone else read “The Expanse” series?

I have wondered about the expanse as a setting - it doesn't even really need to be specifically the expanse - there's enough 'low tech' stuff in the rules to produce a passable analogue of the Expanse in TL7-10 traveller mechanics; just leave jump drives and jump fuel off and you can make perfectly...
by NOLATrav
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Homebrew setting
Replies: 26
Views: 2627

Re: Homebrew setting

IMTU for many years now we’ve declared that the many tons of LHyd required are in effect heat sinks; that is, the hydrogen is used as a coolant for all the various ship systems. Once heated it is vented, mainly thru the “exhaust ports” at the rear of the ship :) Some amount of the heated, expanded h...
by NOLATrav
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Anyone else read “The Expanse” series?
Replies: 24
Views: 2716

Re: Anyone else read “The Expanse” series?

How is the Expanse RPG for shipbuilding and ship combat? I downloaded the free quick start. Seems decent enough, but didn’t cover ships at all. I’ve spent most of my time with the adventures and haven’t actually played the game yet so I still have quite a bit to learn. There is a large amount of re...
by NOLATrav
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aslan names. Why are they so complicated?
Replies: 13
Views: 1545

Re: Aslan names. Why are they so complicated?

Rarely see Aslan IMTU but when we did, same problem. One player got frustrated and decided to put a fat drinking straw loosely between her teeth and then proceeded to sound out the names. Try it, it works! Doesn’t really solve the OP’s problem I guess - we devolved to nicknames, translations and Imp...
by NOLATrav
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Anyone else read “The Expanse” series?
Replies: 24
Views: 2716

Re: Anyone else read “The Expanse” series?

Oh man, so good. So good. I read Leviathan Wakes back in 2011 after stumbling across it in a bookstore. Been hooked and have read everything since. The authors are absolute masters of escalating conflict to universal proportions while making you feel like it’s you standing there in your magnetic boo...
by NOLATrav
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Studying Athletics at university
Replies: 18
Views: 786

Re: Studying Athletics at university

You can also arbitrarily create tables for different educational institutions/disciplines if you don’t care for the wafer jack route. Several 1e 3rd party publishers provided alternate pre-career education/academy options that can be mined for inspiration. I suspect that’s out there for the current ...
by NOLATrav
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Altered Carbon
Replies: 25
Views: 1421

Re: Altered Carbon

I don’t know the Altered Carbon milieu at all so take this with a grain of salt but this awesome mash up you imply... The CSC has a personality transfer to an improved body at TL 18. Theev has vat grown 4 term Widows at TL 14. Neural implants and neural links are TL 13. ...averages to TL 15, Maximum...
by NOLATrav
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How long can a person survive in a low berth?
Replies: 34
Views: 3573

Re: How long can a person survive in a low berth?

I’ve always done TESB style tanks of liquid, hibernation not frozen watch. Can’t get past what happens to frozen veggies after they thaw out. The only way I see around cellular disruption/destruction is not freezing but rather suspended animation. The Fast/Slow drug nomenclature in Traveller has alw...
by NOLATrav
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: convention scenarios?
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Re: convention scenarios?

Check out the Zhodani Base Amber Zone page...

https://zhodani.space/amberzone/
by NOLATrav
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 146
Views: 16915

Re: Deepnight Revelation

I like the 1D+4 idea, might have to give that a try.
by NOLATrav
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Construction idea: Piggyback external Mounts
Replies: 33
Views: 3751

Re: Ship Construction idea: Piggyback external Mounts

Back in my college days I used to work the big boat shows in Chicago and one person described owning a boat as taking a cold shower and tearing up thousand dollar bills :wink:
by NOLATrav
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is genetic material universal?
Replies: 13
Views: 1880

Re: Is genetic material universal?

I think that’s a good call. There’s still a million crazy life forms for the players to fight, even creatures living in gas giants.

When you deviate from our D/RNA patterning save it for some truly alien aliens.