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by AnotherDilbert
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5336

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

Moppy wrote: I am sure there would be less traumatised children if that game was different. :-)
Would the game be any better if the die and how to roll it was specified in detail?
by AnotherDilbert
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5336

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

Since I introduced Monopoly into this discussion (regrettably), I only used it as an example of game that is not "badly broken" by the lack of specific definition of dice and how to roll them. Not as an example of a brilliant game. It's irrelevant, because I will always hit, because Mongoose neglect...
by AnotherDilbert
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5336

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

Sure, everything that gets us off Earth at a reasonable cost is "Cartoon Physics". If you want to play a game in space or worse yet in other solar systems "cartoon physics" is a necessary component. If you want to design a starship with less than thousands of man-years of effort, it has to be simpli...
by AnotherDilbert
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5336

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

Moppy wrote: Do you actually enjoy monopoly?
No, I just used it as an example since it is the only mainstream boardgame I could remember. I played it occasionally as a child.
by AnotherDilbert
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does a term at academy count as a term for mustering out?
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Does a term at academy count as a term for mustering out?

Reserves being recalled should be at the need of the service, not individual choice?

Perhaps baked into the Survival/Reenlistment roll? Natural 12: Mandatory reenlistment in current career, Natural 11: Reserve recall?
by AnotherDilbert
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5336

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

Most miniatures games have some regulation that covers dice and rolling. Not any ruleset I have seen, but I haven't been looking for decades. I'm not sure I would want to play in a gaming culture that has to have specific rules about not cheating with dice... Monopoly is a terrible design. The game...
by AnotherDilbert
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5336

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

I'm not actually. Rulebook is badly broken. No role playing or board game I have seen have ever tried to exactly define what a die or a die roll is. Nor have they tried to define the exact meaning of the word 'is'. If you consider that badly broken, I'm afraid most games are badly broken, including...
by AnotherDilbert
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5336

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

It's irrelevant, because I will always hit, because Mongoose neglected to specifiy the procedure for rolling the dice (can I place them and them roll them manually to side I need?) nor do they even specify how the dice must be constructed or numbered. I believe the only requirement is that they hav...
by AnotherDilbert
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does a term at academy count as a term for mustering out?
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Does a term at academy count as a term for mustering out?

Always wondered why Traveller doesn’t mandate that, Most editions of Traveller does mandate that, just not MgT2, e.g. Service Academies (Military Academy and Naval Academy) are Colleges for the armed forces: in addition to a degree, they provide graduates an Army or Navy Commission (a Naval Academy...
by AnotherDilbert
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: I've seen this logo before. Solomani conspiracy?
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: I've seen this logo before. Solomani conspiracy?

Moppy wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:43 am
edit: Second interesting question, who even recognises the infrared logo? What even is that thing?
Remote control?
by AnotherDilbert
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5336

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

So the target takes damage even if the attack misses? Yes, strangely enough: Radiation: When a Radiation weapon is fired , anyone close to the firer, target and the line of fire in-between the two will receive 2D x 20 rads, ... It doesn't say anything about hitting... It even makes some sense, if w...
by AnotherDilbert
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5336

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

Radiation trait only affects the target when it is hit. But that is not consistent with how a Fusion weapon is supposed to work; Core, Equipment, Heavy Weapons, p126: The ultimate personal firearm, the Fusion Gun, Man Portable is more like a piece of artillery. It includes a gravity suspension syst...
by AnotherDilbert
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5336

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

in reply to your other point, mgt radiation is indeed different from today's. but it isn't actually a problem, or unexpected, as their physics is also different. I wouldn't say different, just highly simplified. With imaginary high tech added. From MegaTraveller: OVERVIEW OF TECHNOLOGY Traveller ma...
by AnotherDilbert
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5336

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

... I lack any skill at pictures and still cannot figure out how to post a pic or pdf of my ship designs. For pictures, e.g. PNG or JPEG (but not PDF documents): Go to a free image hosting site, e.g. Imgur.com. Create a free account. Select Images from the green dot A menu: https://i.imgur.com/jKxj...
by AnotherDilbert
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5336

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

Let's see if I can do a numerical picture of my thoughts on this, because I lack any skill at pictures and still cannot figure out how to post a pic or pdf of my ship designs. I think we understand what you mean, we just disagree. Note that radiation damage is triggered when a radiation weapon fire...
by AnotherDilbert
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5336

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

I would argue that the grey threatened area should be to the right of the firer, with the firer not threatened, for the follwoing reasons. Radiation: When a Radiation weapon is fired, anyone close to the firer, target and the line of fire in-between the two will receive 2D x 20 rads, ... Thank you,...
by AnotherDilbert
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5336

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

I've seen the arguemnt about this and the RAW says the effect extends from the firer to the target. Does not say it includes the firer, the radiation is in between the firer and target. It says: Radiation: When a Radiation weapon is fired, anyone close to the firer [1] , target [2] and the line of ...
by AnotherDilbert
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5336

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

Coming to a new post soon, the Particle Barbette terror ship. 4 Barbettes on a ship to bake an enemy crew even on a shielded ship. A Particle Barbette tops out at 1200 Rads. A shielded hull stops 1000 Rads. A hostile env vacc suit stops up to 185 Rads. Once in 36 shots 15 Rads slips through. No big...
by AnotherDilbert
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Robots in the Trojan Reach
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Robots in the Trojan Reach

Robots are detailed in CSC.

Programming is how smart the robot is.

Hits are simply hit points.
by AnotherDilbert
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deck Plans
Replies: 22
Views: 2305

Re: Deck Plans

This is a typical engineer. They can always figure out some way to do it, so they say almost everything's possible. Because it is. I too do this (it isn't criticism). But "economically feasible" is another thing entirely. I quite agree, or as I said earlier: Just give it a few years and I’m sure th...