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by Spenser
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 51
Views: 1058

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

Also, a new Traveller novel called "Singer's War" just came out a few days ago on Amazon Kindle. It's set in 4500s CE and its main character is Zhodani - Hayatlas, "Commander of the Order of Coming - an ancient sect of Zhodani society - which pre-dated the founding of Molarity's Path." I'm about hal...
by Spenser
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fifth Frontier War Wishlist
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Fifth Frontier War Wishlist

Ever heard of "Operation Washtub"? It was a joint USAF/FBI effort in the 1950s up in Alaska to train "stay behind" civilian agents ahead of a potential invasion up that way by Soviet forces. It involved all sorts of classic pulpy spy stuff like training selected civilians in secret for reconnaissanc...
by Spenser
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: You see the blazing lights of the starport gift shop...
Replies: 10
Views: 1685

Re: You see the blazing lights of the starport gift shop...

The download keys or media for a digital friend/expert that looked and spoke as a local (or various locals) talking about history, "important" people, great places to spend your credits, local urban legends, and so on. I am imagining the digital version of every ghost tour, local walk, pub crawl, an...
by Spenser
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Player Locator
Replies: 360
Views: 304412

Re: Traveller Player Locator

Australia - NSW - Sydney - krontekag Australia - NSW - Captains Flat - MancerBear Australia - SA - Adelaide - Imeanunoharm Australia - VIC - Melbourne - Melbourne Accords Australia - QLD - Brisbane - flyamanito Australia - QLD - Gold Coast - Glennister Australia - QLD - Townsville - Ronnke Australia...
by Spenser
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Become a Journalist for the Travellers' Aid Society!
Replies: 14
Views: 3833

Re: Become a Journalist for the Travellers' Aid Society!

I imagine you're looking for such articles to be written from an objective point of view: "The IISS places caches throughout charted space and beyond for several reasons, but the main reason is never disclosed publicly..." rather than a more personal, reporter writing a byline article: "My friend fr...
by Spenser
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Higher tech items on a lower tech world
Replies: 20
Views: 4361

Re: Higher tech items on a lower tech world

I've always taken it that a world's TL represents the normal day to day tech available and used by the general population. With a reasonable economic base the elites will have access to better (and likely some mercenary group to back up the government/deter raiders) If no where else the Star Port w...
by Spenser
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Free Blank Subsector map
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Free Blank Subsector map

It's a fine subsector map; clearly you've studied the others out there when you made yours. If downloads are what you're looking for, think about dialing it up slightly and include something on the map that the other versions don't have. Or arrange some useful bits they have in some new and interest...
by Spenser
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dilettante Errata
Replies: 1
Views: 1282

Re: Dilettante Errata

reviving this thread... I'm going through a recent thread about yachts which references this book... anyone have any leads on where deckplan legends or number assignments can be found? Help. I'm scouring the interwebs but can't find them, and it seems like a fairly big omission if you actually want ...
by Spenser
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Player Locator
Replies: 360
Views: 304412

Re: Traveller Player Locator

Australia Australia - NSW - Sydney - krontekag Australia - NSW - Captains Flat - MancerBear Australia - SA - Adelaide - Imeanunoharm Australia - VIC - Melbourne - Melbourne Accords Australia - QLD - Brisbane - flyamanito Australia - QLD - Townsville - Ronnke Australia - NSW - Queanbeyan - Captains F...
by Spenser
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How old are we?
Replies: 19
Views: 5040

Re: How old are we?

Can we link to other forums? I'm not sure, so I'll just provide references here. Citizens of the Imperium board - search on "How Old Are We? II" Facebook "Traveller-RPG" group - go to the group and search on "what is the average age in this group?" The distributions are very similar. I haven't yet d...
by Spenser
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How old are we?
Replies: 19
Views: 5040

Re: How old are we?

In the Facebook Traveller group with the same question the distribution is close to identical, albeit with more votes. Relevant - in 2016 ComScore research said 20-34 yr olds were using FB for 2.5 times more minutes a week than the next nearest competing social media app, SnapChat. Soooooo it's not ...
by Spenser
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How old are we?
Replies: 19
Views: 5040

Re: How old are we?

I want very much for that to be true. The more I see data that Traveller gamers are aging, I wonder more about longevity. "It's always been popular" or "I know lots of young people who play" aren't as persuasive as data might be. But I know this isn't in any way rigorous "research." Mostly I'm inter...
by Spenser
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How old are we?
Replies: 19
Views: 5040

Re: How old are we?

I suspect many of us were. That is both awesome and possibly a problem, if you think along the lines of ongoing longevity of Traveller. This should be interesting.
by Spenser
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How old are we?
Replies: 19
Views: 5040

How old are we?

I'm looking across the various Traveller forums and I'm seeing a trend; I'm wondering if the same will be born out here. How old are we all?
by Spenser
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ortillery options
Replies: 19
Views: 3218

Re: Ortillery options

No idea how this would work out cost-wise, but in the book "Agent of the Imperium" Marc Miller goes into this in fair detail: the capital ships that are designated "siege engines" head out to the planetoid belt and harvest NiFe rocks, shape them correctly, attach thrusters and guidance systems to th...
by Spenser
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Player Locator
Replies: 360
Views: 304412

Re: Traveller Player Locator

Australia Australia - NSW - Sydney - krontekag Australia - NSW - Captains Flat - MancerBear Australia - SA - Adelaide - Imeanunoharm Australia - VIC - Melbourne - Melbourne Accords Australia - QLD - Brisbane - flyamanito Australia - QLD - Townsville - Ronnke Australia - NSW - Queanbeyan - Captains F...
by Spenser
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: When a Noble is a Paladin
Replies: 38
Views: 5931

Re: When a Noble is a Paladin

"Hello, primitive stranger from a different dimension. I am also primitive, albeit with access to wondrous devices. Would you care to accompany me to my world and help me right a tremendous wrong?" "Surely. Let me grab my bastard sword. May I bring my noble mount EquiFortis?" "Um, no. Just you. And ...
by Spenser
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: When a Noble is a Paladin
Replies: 38
Views: 5931

Re: When a Noble is a Paladin

As I've said, I'm all for trying this, and anything you and your players are interesting. But what you've just written brings up an interesting point - although in DnD it's easy to tell good from evil just by reading alignments, in Traveller and specifically in the case you cite... I'd say not so mu...
by Spenser
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: When a Noble is a Paladin
Replies: 38
Views: 5931

Re: When a Noble is a Paladin

Overall it’s an interesting question, and in the truest Traveller Fan sense we all start breaking it down into little bits an pieces and critiquing those. Overall, I’d say “whatever you think you and your players might enjoy, have at it. It’s a game, meant to be enjoyed.” Devotion to what others say...
by Spenser
Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Player Locator
Replies: 360
Views: 304412

Re: Traveller Player Locator

This list seems to assume we're all in one place most of the time, and this doesn't work for me. I added the location "mobile/moving" at the very end. I do the digital nomad thing; I'm down for online games or to drop in wherever I happen to be, but I'm only in a given place for about a month or les...