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by arcador
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more
Replies: 48
Views: 2722

Re: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more

That reminds me I haven't taken a vacation since early 2017.
by arcador
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Avoiding the Character Generation 'mini-game'
Replies: 9
Views: 1123

Re: Avoiding the Character Generation 'mini-game'

I might get sidetracked here, but the character generation is part of the traveller "balance" mechanism. We've had a few players create characters using point-by and they manage to create some pretty damn monsters, compared to regularly created characters. Even the random skill distribution tables a...
by arcador
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Elite: Dangerous
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: Elite: Dangerous

By meta, I didn't mean PVP. Basically, at one point of the game, the player realizes there is one thing with the highest speed to gain money. All other things have a slower speed. Similarly, to let's say - Diablo where the highest chance for drop/time is doing certain runs, repeatedly. Of course, th...
by arcador
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Elite: Dangerous
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: Elite: Dangerous

Got a friend who played a lot, but at some point, he arrived at the meta, which quickly became too predictable to him. Then he stopped.

I assume you play it for reasons related to a future project of which you can't reveal much?
by arcador
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order
Replies: 88
Views: 23396

Re: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order

M J thanks for the reply! I just saw it now, almost 3 months later. To make sure we have obtained a sufficient understanding I will re-iterate what I got, so you and others can correct me. My confusion is only regarding the defensive use of the missiles. On page 160 (Companion) it says dogfighting m...
by arcador
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Melee Rules for 'Fighting Dirty'
Replies: 13
Views: 1122

Re: Melee Rules for 'Fighting Dirty'

Some feedback here:

What is the difference between normal attack and a vicious kick? or stomp?

The Choke - is that in addition to the normal ways to deal damage in a grapple?

Trip & Dirsarm - how does that differ from the normal grapple rules?
by arcador
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more
Replies: 48
Views: 2722

Re: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more

*counting bills*

My wallet is ready!
by arcador
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2nd edition rules queries (Character generation, and vehicle weapons)
Replies: 19
Views: 1350

Re: 2nd edition rules queries (Character generation, and vehicle weapons)

It is a mistake from an old version - during the playtest? - where vehicle scale was different than personal scale.

Wherever you got your files, ask if they have updated ones. The CRB I have from DriveThru is updated.
by arcador
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: State of the Mongoose 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 12397

Re: State of the Mongoose 2018

Sounds good (the new stuff). The Brexit sounds bad. I've read a lot of predictions, but you are right - no one knows for sure. I already see two purchases from the Traveller line from the ones you mentioned. The Sword worlds and (don't know how to type it, starts with F), are still in the long term ...
by arcador
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order
Replies: 88
Views: 23396

Re: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order

About the missiles and the resolution of the anti-missile defense, I assume they can be used depending on their thrust score i.e. the dogfighting can be resolved in the same turn as the PD reaction. The general rule here, from the CRB is that a turret can be used only once in a round, thus either fo...
by arcador
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Stunner vs. creatures in 1E
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Re: Stunner vs. creatures in 1E

If they don't have END (like in 2E) you can rule that 1/3 of their HP is END, can also modify it a little depending on the creature. Obviously only do this if there is STUN weapon around.
by arcador
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Companion: Test Driving the Background and Career Packages
Replies: 14
Views: 2069

Re: Traveller Companion: Test Driving the Background and Career Packages

Tbh, I would allow them for a char played by a guest player who will most likely play 1 session. If he wants to play more afterwards, the rest of the generation methods are well balanced.
by arcador
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vehicle Handbook
Replies: 12
Views: 1293

Re: Vehicle Handbook

Compared to 1st ed, a lot of things had their price changed.

The two which I remember:

Battle dress became almost 10 times cheaper.
Spare parts became 10 times more expensive.


I assume they made the grav vehicles far more expensive than before.
by arcador
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vehicle Handbook
Replies: 12
Views: 1293

Re: Vehicle Handbook

The new one uses more streamlined rules (easier), which also allow for more "sway" of interpretation. The rules are simpler, but some edge cases might appear. However, I am not familiar with the rules of the 1st edition, only know that it's more complex. Haven't made a comparison of weapon firepower...
by arcador
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: errata book?
Replies: 15
Views: 2042

Re: errata book?

House rules - it can be like a community companion :D (free ofc)

For practical purposes, I like the errata to be more flexible - (3) and (4). (2) will also work for me.
by arcador
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to ensure the villain escapes no matter what
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

Re: How to ensure the villain escapes no matter what

You can't. That is the charm of rpgs - you can't, unless you use some cheesy stuff, but then you lose the respect of the players.
by arcador
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: errata book?
Replies: 15
Views: 2042

Re: errata book?

Something new to add: CSC Page 43 - the Torpedo description (is a copy of the Laser Cannon)! Mailed Matt about it, here is what he sent: Torpedo : Effectively an underwater missile, torpedoes are large and unwieldy weapons when they first appear, but can prove extremely threatening to even the large...
by arcador
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order
Replies: 88
Views: 23396

Re: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order

Yes, I spotted that too. Seems a page or a few paragraphs are missing (or perhaps even a piece of ART!) edit: removed a piece that I read wrong. Some pieces not clear to me on Page 161 1): PD with dogfighting missiles doesn't mention they have to make a successful attack roll. So, do they auto hit, ...
by arcador
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order
Replies: 88
Views: 23396

Re: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order

The book, so far, is pretty good. I think it's definitely better the ones from 1st ED. There are some minor discrepancies (will compile a list), but the consistency is solid. No "critical" errors this far. There are some areas which could use a little better formatting, to increase comprehension. It...
by arcador
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: errata book?
Replies: 15
Views: 2042

Re: errata book?

If we manage to make the Q&A with Matt, some of the questions will get more answers! I have a list prepared which is maturing on some of my electronic notebooks.