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by CaladanGuard
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So, what's with the supplements?
Replies: 50
Views: 3044

Re: So, what's with the supplements?

So what you're saying is that you have to buy the campaign bloat to get the actual meat of the system that gets added alongside them and there will never be a clear separate product that eliminates the need to hunt down the changes piecemeal? Or are the new mechanics covered in specific chapters in...
by CaladanGuard
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 84
Views: 5967

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

I have run Liberty Port. I ran it more as an aside adventure. They came into port in Sperle (After earning a bit of a name for themselves elsewhere over the last few months) and were approached by the Free Sperle Society, they agreed to help with the procurement and setup of the port facilities and ...
by CaladanGuard
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Need Referee help with Secrets of the Ancients campaign
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: Need Referee help with Secrets of the Ancients campaign

Might not work with your group, and might not gel with the current GM mindset of let the players do whatever they want, and roll with it. But my players did something similarly out of character (for them, heh) in an earlier adventure. My solution to regain order and save myself having to rework ever...
by CaladanGuard
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 84
Views: 5967

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

I feel like someone must have mentioned something about it somewhere...because something similar crept into my campaign. The dorsal barbette only has a 200ish degree forward field of file in my campaign. I have a feeling that the players might have actually started it themselves. Based on the look o...
by CaladanGuard
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions on small craft weapons and turrets
Replies: 34
Views: 1436

Re: Questions on small craft weapons and turrets

I have turrets follow the firmpoint rules. Only single turrets. Two firmpoints for a barbette (which gives you that bigger bang for your buck) and no better range than Close. Small craft weapons also reduce power requirements, so the equipment must also be smaller, they're small craft versions of th...
by CaladanGuard
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship path visualization
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Re: Ship path visualization

It's certainly an issue. My Drinax campaign is a bit over a year old now, my GM table is scattered with printed maps with arcane notations where I currently keep track of: My PC's, two small Imperial patrols, the odd larger pirate group, my PC's second pirate ship (The Mercifuge from Adventure 1), a...
by CaladanGuard
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is it the right thing to do?
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Re: Is it the right thing to do?

Having an encounter table like that would be odd. Locking yourself into stupid situations because of a random encounter dice roll would be odd. If for some weird reason you did, then fudging the result is the correct course. No-one comes to Traveller for a session that consists of, "The Imperial Nav...
by CaladanGuard
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How wrong is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: How wrong is it?

If you know something. You can prove something. Any law enforcement professional worth his badge (or warrant card, or laser badge) would present what he knows to his team, work to prove it in a correct and legal manner. Especially if it means they weren't actually pointed at the killer. If he's a cr...
by CaladanGuard
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Combat Arm - Overpowered?
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

Re: Combat Arm - Overpowered?

One of my players have one in my current game. With regards to the armor, I just give them the full amount in melee (where they have a solid bit of control over what is going where), and roll a d6 for ranged. 1, it hits that arm, armor counts. Anything else, it's landing somewhere else, can't help y...
by CaladanGuard
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Shipping livestock
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: Shipping livestock

Well, mostly on topic. Highguard does have rules for Livestock. Stables are done in 10t lots. With one "Stable" able to fit 20 "Human" sized or 10 Cattle Sized creatures. With associated life support costs. Obviously for shipping live animals (For whatever story or semi-science reasons required, not...
by CaladanGuard
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is it too small a command?
Replies: 10
Views: 1212

Re: Is it too small a command?

Not to mention the fact that (as per usual) your scale is just...too large. For a Marine based military campaign you would likely not want to run anything bigger than a Platoon for your PC's (and even then, it's a lot of bodies to manage) take a look at High Guard: Deployment Shuttle...count the bod...
by CaladanGuard
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does it make sense?
Replies: 1
Views: 1229

Re: Does it make sense?

No. I believe it's already been stated. But first point, you can't make a Pirates of Drinax computer game (Without licenses, collaboration, talent, etc.) Even as a purely hypothetical exercise it's meaningless, you don't know who the fourth in command of the Starguard is. You don't have detailed com...
by CaladanGuard
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Would The GeDeCo agree?
Replies: 2
Views: 1489

Re: Would The GeDeCo agree?

GeDeCo doesn't own Sperle. They are the majority economic controllers, but they can't "sell" the planet. Sperle produces chemicals from the "whales" not food. (Though I suppose the planet would make a better breadbasket than Drinax. But not as good as Asim) The "whales" on Sperle aren't whales, they...
by CaladanGuard
Thu May 31, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who is Sal Dancet?
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Who is Sal Dancet?

JMISBEST wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 12:55 am
How do you know its definitely female, I thought the name Sal could be male in some cultures and female in some cultures
The write up in Trojan Reach says so. (Though if you wanted to change it, no harm, no foul I suppose)
by CaladanGuard
Wed May 30, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who is Sal Dancet?
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Who is Sal Dancet?

She has a little write up in the NPC section in the Drinax section at the start of the Trojan Reach book. She's essentially an NPC Traveller. Smuggler, free trader, information/commodity broker. She has her own Far Trader IMC, and I've used her to deliver messages a few times further out from Drinax...
by CaladanGuard
Wed May 23, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Do the Imperium know about Theev?
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Do the Imperium know about Theev?

The first adventure in the actual Drinax book, Honour Among Thieves, does suggest very strongly that the Imperium has at least some concrete information about the workings of Theev (From one source at least) IMC there are elements of the Imperium who know exactly what Theev is, but they keep it pret...
by CaladanGuard
Fri May 18, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to handle it?
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: How to handle it?

I would carefully cross out everything on that page.

And then start again.

Best way to handle it.
by CaladanGuard
Sun May 13, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions on starship hull points
Replies: 16
Views: 1083

Re: Questions on starship hull points

I take a starship at 0 hull as not destroyed, but non-functional. So many hull breaches, power conduits/cables cut, systems with critical damage, that it no longer works as a spaceship. As a rough guide I tend to figure that another half it's maximum hull points in damage (once it reaches zero) will...
by CaladanGuard
Tue May 01, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Live Traveller Q&A?
Replies: 15
Views: 3245

Re: Live Traveller Q&A?

Sunday evening GMT will put Australians (Or people around us) at a bit of a disadvantage to jump in, early Monday morning and all.

So put my vote in for Saturday, probably still be early, but you can't get everything :)
by CaladanGuard
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Great Rift
Replies: 21
Views: 2826

Re: The Great Rift

TrippyHippy wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:18 am
Haven't got them down under yet, either. I think it's just European countries.
Mine turned up in NSW yesterday in great nick (And full of terrible things for me to do to people)

So I don't reckon they'll be long for anyone.