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by Garran
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Pirates of Drinax Reprint
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: Travellers Needed - Pirates of Drinax Reprint

Book 1: The Demon's Eye - P119, The Journey Home suggests that the PCs may hear of Captain Hammer's crusade (The Game of Sun and Shadow) - except there's no Captain Hammer in that episode, and referring to Krond's punitive flotilla as a crusade is overselling it just a bit. This is presumably an art...
by Garran
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Trade codes for non main worlds
Replies: 15
Views: 372

Re: Trade codes for non main worlds

If it's prearranged cargo and you're just carrying it then it's freight, and if it takes about a week to get there then it's equivalent to a Jump-1 route. True, you might shave a small amount off of that because the ship doesn't need to use up a bunch of fuel for a jump, but in the overall scheme of...
by Garran
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Trade codes for non main worlds
Replies: 15
Views: 372

Re: Trade codes for non main worlds

It could happen if there's local disruption: damage to ships/starport, a production glut/drop in demand, etc. Independents would be able to take up some of the excess stock in those cases, but it'll be a matter of 'right place at the right time'. I suppose that a situation like that could become (se...
by Garran
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Creature bites against Armour ratings.
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Creature bites against Armour ratings.

If a creature has that little attack power then it isn't *meant* to be a threat to a moderately-armored character, and any encounter with them should just be narrated over.
by Garran
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: CEI (and ECEI)
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: CEI (and ECEI)

Yes, since all of the situational effects are now over and done with.

This would also be the point that CEI changes if that's warranted.
by Garran
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: CEI (and ECEI)
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: CEI (and ECEI)

1) CEI is the baseline stat, ECEI is the temporary one. CEI doesn't usually change during a mission but may do so between missions if the circumstances warrant (significant crew changes and/or enough experience and training to bring about a permanent qualitative change). ECEI changes more frequently...
by Garran
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial Census: Favorite Skills
Replies: 9
Views: 1352

Re: Imperial Census: Favorite Skills

Admin is *great* for preventing a lot of problems as well as for solving them. And sometimes it's good for creating problems for your opponents, too...
by Garran
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aslan and Clan Society
Replies: 13
Views: 1758

Re: Aslan and Clan Society

The last two points are a bit off since, as already noted, there really isn't any central authority to negotiate or enforce things. In the case of treaties it's a matter of negotiating with the relevant clans, or at least the ones that are powerful enough to ensure that the smaller ones stay in line...
by Garran
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question on Life Detection (Psionics)
Replies: 6
Views: 2716

Re: Question on Life Detection (Psionics)

To some degree this is an issue with typical Traveller adventure design, and some of the the older ones are particularly bad offenders. They're often written to expect/demand that the PCs be limited in various ways or deal with a situation in a specific fashion, even if that makes no sense with the ...
by Garran
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spaceship Interior Walls
Replies: 15
Views: 2212

Re: Spaceship Interior Walls

The boarding party is probably less concerned about the walls and doors than what might be on the other side of them. Blowing through the wall and hitting a crucial system would reduce the value of the prize (if that's what they're after), and create a dangerous situation if it's something that coul...
by Garran
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Security Clarification
Replies: 1
Views: 1276

Re: Ship Security Clarification

It's going to depend on the plot and the technology to some extent, but if the ship has something equivalent to what's described in the naval campaign books then they'll be treated as unauthorized intruders, so nothing would be available. If the ship has enough of an AI to assess and adapt to the si...
by Garran
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 606
Views: 207664

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

The main issue with taking the Henry Ford is that it would be difficult to do that and still have a good shot at the Martin. Attacking it in-system, even if it was pulled off before the escorts arrived, would mean that the players are IDed and won't have any chance of getting close to the Martin lat...
by Garran
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How did the K'kree ever survive?
Replies: 14
Views: 3130

Re: How did the K'kree ever survive?

Here's another possibility: they pushed out into other systems because their maniacal extermination of every meat-eating creature inevitably caused the planetary ecosystem to crash. And guess what happens on every new world they move to? They aren't just a threat because you might be a meat-eater. T...
by Garran
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vargr careers seem odd
Replies: 7
Views: 2370

Re: Vargr careers seem odd

Balance in the math apparently isn't something that they're designing for with this book, so... Some of the specializations with higher difficulties seem to have more rank-up benefits associated with them, so in theory you get more out of them if you go for 5/6 terms and succeed at both rolls in eve...
by Garran
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aliens of Charted Space Vol. 1 - It Is Here!
Replies: 30
Views: 9688

Re: Aliens of Charted Space Vol. 1 - It Is Here!

Well, I don't know if we need a reason to hit Vargr with bats. It is the only way they will learn... We wanted to create a slightly greater spread between various alien races. This is only a slight dip - remember, characteristics do not work quite the same in Traveller as (say) traditional D&D-styl...
by Garran
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aliens of Charted Space Vol. 1 - It Is Here!
Replies: 30
Views: 9688

Re: Aliens of Charted Space Vol. 1 - It Is Here!

Umm. Is there a reason for Vargr getting hit by a nerf-bat, or is this a typo?

Characteristics: STR-2, DEX +1, END-1

Instead of Str -1 from the core book.
by Garran
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: JTAS sensor rules
Replies: 47
Views: 14554

Re: JTAS sensor rules

There's enough magic technology involved in Traveller's starships, and not just when it comes to power generation, to suppose that there's some form of heat dampening involved with the fusion reactor that at least brings it down to manageable levels.
by Garran
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 606
Views: 207664

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Tech-World is essentially a haven for mad scientists who occasionally produce something useful, and in that sense, it's true that Jali is no different. She's isn't likely to give it another shot until she has a better version of the nanotech ready, though - and unless someone sabotages her work agai...
by Garran
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 606
Views: 207664

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

No reason Jali couldn’t be cured. But what would she do at that point? She’s been driven to recklessness in her labratory by this project, and having inadvertently allowed herself to be taken over by the nanotech, would she turn back now even if she were cured? Except that's not what actually happe...
by Garran
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 606
Views: 207664

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

It has occurred to me that the ending assumes that Jali either gets blown to bits or puts her nanotech to the test, but is there a reason why her nanotech couldn't be disabled/cured as a middle ground? The Archon earlier in the story has his own nanotech that could do this and the Immortal Protector...