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by arcador
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw
Replies: 75
Views: 7298

Re: Behind the Claw

(feeding the off-topic) Didn't they "fix" this? Or was it only in Europe? On mine, there is a battery setting, which allows to unthrotle the phone while knowing the battery life is already impaired. Can result in phone suddenly shutting down as it can't use the required voltage (I may speak bs, but ...
by arcador
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Give advise to A Rookie Player who was A GM for almost 18 years
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Give advise to A Rookie Player who was A GM for almost 18 years

Apply detachment from expectations when rolling a char... too late now.

Apply detachment from expectations in the game.
by arcador
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What do you think of my Drinax Character?
Replies: 15
Views: 231

Re: What do you think of my Drinax Character?

Damn, and I thought the point-buy system is rigged.
by arcador
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Naval Campaign Book questions
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Naval Campaign Book questions

Thanks for the response!
by arcador
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: MgT2 skill-level philosophy ???
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: MgT2 skill-level philosophy ???

Check out the skill check section which will tell you when to roll for checks. Most of the mundane times it's not necessary. Checks are made when there are stakes, when there is pressure, when time is not enough. Why would anyone make a check when there is 2,8% chance of fail and insignificant conse...
by arcador
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Naval Campaign Book questions
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Naval Campaign Book questions

The book looks good. There are some things I would consider otherwise, but I have 0 experience with any military organisation, thus will abstain from speaking. My questions are regarding little details, with mostly minor complications: To see, if I understand it right, I will reiterate some of the r...
by arcador
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How much combat do you have in your campaigns?
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: How much combat do you have in your campaigns?

In our last sessions, we had a lot of fights. Yet, that is 0,4 fights per session on average. Note that as a fight I consider a several rounds combat with considerable danger involved for the party. Throwing a punch at random pesky NPC is not in this count. The group is merc group, but those who are...
by arcador
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 123
Views: 7313

Re: Deepnight Revelation

Well, I see we got the 6th book. Nice!

I hope Martin will have time for sleep.
by arcador
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How would you rate this deal?
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: How would you rate this deal?

Sometimes I think those are generated by some startup testing their machine learning algorithms. But I know it's not.

I have googled the nickname though.
by arcador
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aim for the kill?
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Aim for the kill?

While not exactly the same, I think the suppression fire rule is redundant. The reaction mechanism in the core book already covers a similar penalty. Each reaction inflicts -1 DM. Someone auto-firing at their target will most likely inflict sufficient -DM to make their target fail their round. i.e. ...
by arcador
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aim for the kill?
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Aim for the kill?

Mercenary supplement for 1st ed.
by arcador
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Black Gate Interview
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Black Gate Interview

Nice interview! I had no idea the Traveller gigs are not the day-job. I assume it's not a 9-17 job. Either way, it puts me to shame with my flimsy attempts to write anything, besides a post in a forum or reddit. Yet I have mentioned before. I know a few semi-authors, and Martin (as a proven author) ...
by arcador
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Referee's Briefing
Replies: 31
Views: 1946

Re: Referee's Briefing

Did they sell well? I have half of them, I think. The mercenary one and the spaceports one were pretty good, albeit short. But that was part of the design. Is it within the Referee's briefing topic to include Game mastering advice? The Companion contained a few pages, but a lot can be written here, ...
by arcador
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 123
Views: 7313

Re: Deepnight Revelation

the DR pack won't require the Deep Rift correct? I assume there will be a little bit redundancy.
by arcador
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation - Kickstarter, Nov 1st, 10am GMT
Replies: 25
Views: 2132

Re: Deepnight Revelation - Kickstarter, Nov 1st, 10am GMT

This sounds so good! I will be awaiting the reveal of the KS!
by arcador
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more
Replies: 48
Views: 8216

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: 2624

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: 2512

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: 2512

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: 27798

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...