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by NOLATrav
Sat May 25, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 352
Views: 43858

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

sorry that screen grab is so huge :shock: :?:
by NOLATrav
Sat May 25, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 352
Views: 43858

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

I haven't run Drinax so I'll not comment on that but as far as economics of the area, check out these pages: http://wiki.travellerrpg.com/Trojan_Reach_Sector/economic http://www.utzig.com/cgi-bin/iai/map_sector.pl?FSectors=Trojan_Reach The first is at the Traveller Wiki and uses T5/Travellermap econ...
by NOLATrav
Fri May 17, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's Traveller5 like?
Replies: 102
Views: 3565

Re: What's Traveller5 like?

Not sure about the Wiki but Traveller Map already has some data posted. In the drop down menu where you can select map style, etc, you can also select the Milieu or era and the map displays it. The Marches in 1900 look very, very different.
by NOLATrav
Thu May 16, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's Traveller5 like?
Replies: 102
Views: 3565

Re: What's Traveller5 like?

Gamerguy wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 10:42 pm
T5 could really benefit from a metaplot with lots of cool adventures and amazing characters like Norris and Strephon.
Ostensibly the T5 setting is The Galaxiad, that is, the Spinward Marches around 1900 Imperial.
by NOLATrav
Sun May 12, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resolving the Admiral Darokyn subplot
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Resolving the Admiral Darokyn subplot

If you’re interested in how an Imperial Navy vessel runs, you may want to check out this fan-written item. It deals with Gazelle Close Escorts but at $4 it’s a cheap but deep and thorough look at the crew structure and operations on a military vessel: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/242277/T5-G...
by NOLATrav
Thu May 09, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does armor have less protection against lasers?
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Does armor have less protection against lasers?

Don't have books to hand but yes, I believe Reflec is the only armor that stacks with, for example, Cloth. There may be others in the CSC I'm not aware of.
by NOLATrav
Wed May 08, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's Traveller5 like?
Replies: 102
Views: 3565

Re: What's Traveller5 like?

size and "bloat" is fine so long as everything is useful, fun or and unqiue - the bigger the better in that case i don't have any issue with the size of T5, just that I'm pretty certain it doesn't work as a playable game without a lot of fixing first What is it that makes T5 unplayable? I can only ...
by NOLATrav
Wed May 08, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Fiction - New Stories Every Wednesday!
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Traveller Fiction - New Stories Every Wednesday!

Thanks for this, Matt - great way to scratch that Traveller itch when away from the game...👍
by NOLATrav
Tue May 07, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's Traveller5 like?
Replies: 102
Views: 3565

Re: What's Traveller5 like?

I think Siggtrygg may also be referring to a lot of the “magic” tech/rules in MgT, like arc-field weapons, zoomy space dogfights and tachyon weapons, as opposed to Classic Trav’s shotguns and daggers in space, vector movement and plain old lasers and missiles... Yes, yes I know, gravity manipulation...
by NOLATrav
Sat May 04, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Collector Based Breakaway Hull Jump Spine
Replies: 11
Views: 357

Re: The Collector Based Breakaway Hull Jump Spine

Photobucket is also a free option. You need to provide an email address but it’s basically drag&drop your pics into photobucket then you can copy/past the generated URLs into your forum posts.
by NOLATrav
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Animal Encounter: The Groat
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Animal Encounter: The Groat

Looks good. I know there's an illustration of a groat in one of the old CT books, I'll see if I can find it.... Minor quibble, I'd probably make the scent gland invoke uncontrollable retching/nausea rather than fleeing uncontrollably. Bit too D&D for my group :) EDIT: Found it, it's in the CT advent...
by NOLATrav
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Book 7 Commerical Entity?
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Book 7 Commerical Entity?

Those rules were always a bit intense for me. I eventually boiled them down to something much simpler, 6 stats and more akin to character creation and terms. It was starting the Corp at Rank 0 that got me thinking about it. But I wish Kegdrainer best of luck! Would be nice to hear how the Corp devel...
by NOLATrav
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alternative to drop tanks
Replies: 72
Views: 1702

Re: Alternative to drop tanks

Also if the tender is larger than the jumping ship, the refueled ship will need to accelerate away from said tender.

Not a big deal I suppose (what’s the 100-diameter distance of a 10,000 dton tanker?) but something to think about.
by NOLATrav
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: MGT1 Trade question
Replies: 13
Views: 270

Re: MGT1 Trade question

JNJ wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:45 pm

I am sure AnotherDilbert could enlighten me on that point. I tried to understand using his excellent xls spreadsheet for ship building but it seems My xls skill is not high enough...


JNJ
:D

You and me both, my friend...
by NOLATrav
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's Traveller5 like?
Replies: 102
Views: 3565

Re: What's Traveller5 like?

+1 on T5 being unplayable. It's filled with contradictions, typos and systems that don't work. Also +1 on the toolbox nature of the work - there are some great little gems in the rough, which when massaged a bit can be folded into your MgT 2e game with very little hassle. For instance, the Makers le...
by NOLATrav
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What is "canon" these days?
Replies: 29
Views: 1864

Re: What is "canon" these days?

After several meandering discussions at the table we've decided the current active canon consists of T5, Agent of the Imperium and MgT 2e. Our game is 80% MgT 2e, 20% house rules and inspiration/kewl ideas from T5. Bully for us, we hardly ever play in the OTU. But we love Mongoose for revitalizing t...
by NOLATrav
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Implications of the Firmpoint to Turret conversion rule
Replies: 21
Views: 633

Re: Implications of the Firmpoint to Turret conversion rule

To place a spacecraft weapon into a vehicle, simply multiply the tonnage of the weapon by four. This is how many Spaces it will consume, to a minimum of 1 Space. So no, spaces aren't just mass it is also used for displacement. ( Much like thrust 1 is used for both speed and acceleration, where thru...
by NOLATrav
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Implications of the Firmpoint to Turret conversion rule
Replies: 21
Views: 633

Re: Implications of the Firmpoint to Turret conversion rule

We’ve always used the three weapon scales in the play test rules of v2. However we use a factor of 5 between them: Personal = 1/5 vs Vehicle, 1/25 vs Ships Vehicle/Smallcraft = 5 x vs Personal, 1/5 vs Ships Ship = 25 x Personal, 5 x Vehicle/Small craft I bring this up because it led to the firmpoint...
by NOLATrav
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Subsidized Merchant Fiances
Replies: 11
Views: 444

Re: Subsidized Merchant Fiances

Back in the 1e days I had a group that couldn't decide if they wanted to do a trader game or something more action/intrigue oriented so I gave them a Subbie when it came time to resolve the mustered Ship benefits. I had the players throw 2D-2 for how many worlds were contributing to the subsidy, wit...
by NOLATrav
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Thnk like a criminal in the Third Imperium
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Thnk like a criminal in the Third Imperium

I ran a short-lived campaign where the players were Ine Givar rebels fighting the oppressive expansion of the evil Imperials. Their MO was to steal smallcraft, refit and repaint them, etc and sell them a few systems over to finance their operations. Once the money landed they could plot and scheme t...