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by bklokis
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirate Booty Quick Mechanics
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Pirate Booty Quick Mechanics

I don't see the need for a bunch of tables for this: the off-camera ship simply generates a certain amount of return on investment (much like unused ship ownership from chargen can). You only need to worry about it beyond that when the story specifically calls for it, such as during the Sun & Shado...
by bklokis
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirate Booty Quick Mechanics
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Pirate Booty Quick Mechanics

Running Drinax, my PCs are at the point where they've got an additional ship and crew in their meager 'Fleet'. So far they have assigned this ship to plod a route from Clarke to Palindrome and back playing pirate, while the PCs take care of the main missions. At some point every couple of months the...
by bklokis
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Adventure Start: Flatlined
Replies: 35
Views: 978

Re: New Adventure Start: Flatlined

A few oddities: 1: Amazing rolls: A player who has never played Traveller before arrives a little later than the rest of the group. They have already rolled stats. He sits down and asks what to do. I give him 2d6 and say roll 6 times then you place them any way you want for the 6 stats on the sheet...
by bklokis
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 456
Views: 71545

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Old School wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:07 am
There was some discussion of bounty from the Treasure Ship, mainly regarding information rather than physical treasure, way back on page 3 of this thread.
Ahh yes, that's what I was thinking of, thank you!
by bklokis
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 456
Views: 71545

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

I'm going to be running Treasure Ship, post-iHatei, in the next couple of weeks and I swear I remember a post on this forum (maybe even this thread) about the possible contents of the Treasure Ship, however upon searching I'm coming up blank. I've got some fantasy RPG players at the table and I know...
by bklokis
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: iHatei!...The Campaign?
Replies: 3
Views: 374

iHatei!...The Campaign?

To avoid the risk of this post sounding a bit JMISBEST-esque, I'll say straight away this idea did NOT come to me in a dream: In my current Drinax campaign, we've just started iHatei! and it so happens that two of my PCs are Aslan who for one reason or another left the Hierate to become adventurers....
by bklokis
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Melee Rules for 'Fighting Dirty'
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Re: Melee Rules for 'Fighting Dirty'

VICIOUS KICK Description: Seize an opening during compbat to viscously kick your opponent. Rules: Attack and deal damage per the unarmed combat rules. STOMP Description: When an opponent is on the ground after tripping or falling, stomp or kick the opponent. Rules: Attack and deal damage per the un...
by bklokis
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Melee Rules for 'Fighting Dirty'
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Re: Melee Rules for 'Fighting Dirty'

THROW SAND Description: A character throws sand, dirt, or a goblet of wine into his opponent's face in order to gain an edge in combat. Rules: Use a minor action to pick up the sand with a hand free (no roll needed, requires there to be sand or equivalent present), and then another minor action to ...
by bklokis
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Help with A Sum
Replies: 14
Views: 698

Re: Help with A Sum

M J Dougherty wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:18 pm
Why ask a question then reject the answer? You do realise that sooner or later nobody will respond, don't you?
Sooner I hope.
by bklokis
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tour of the Imperium
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Tour of the Imperium

CRB pg 4 " Tour of the Imperium: From the heart of Capital to the furthest reaches of the Spinward Marches, Tour of the Imperium is your entry to the Third Imperium universe, one of the oldest and most celebrated settings of any roleplaying game. Follow the journeys of a variety of ships as you expl...
by bklokis
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fuel Expenditure from Surface to Highport
Replies: 19
Views: 1439

Re: Fuel Expenditure from Surface to Highport

Moppy wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:26 pm
(this is a science fantasy game).
But I always thought it was a Hard Sci-Fi game...:)
by bklokis
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fuel Expenditure from Surface to Highport
Replies: 19
Views: 1439

Re: Fuel Expenditure from Surface to Highport

AnotherDilbert wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:11 pm
So, yes, the extra fuel used to run the PP slightly hotter for acceleration is negligible.
Makes sense, thank you!
by bklokis
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fuel Expenditure from Surface to Highport
Replies: 19
Views: 1439

Fuel Expenditure from Surface to Highport

It just occurred to me recently that the majority of the fuel in a modern-day shuttle is used breaking the planet's gravity well, which is why Highports are way more efficient than Downports for point-to-point destinations. There is a time table for surface-to-orbit and orbit-to-surface travel in th...
by bklokis
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 456
Views: 71545

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

As part of my Referee-OCD I've been working on a Systems Data & Missions workbook to keep all the main missions and possible side-missions straight, along with system descriptions, notable NPCs from that system, and plot points as my PCs visit those systems. While copying in the side-mission text fr...
by bklokis
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw
Replies: 30
Views: 3047

Re: Behind the Claw

msprange wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:38 am
Aiming for the end of this month - previews are imminent!
Hi Matt,

Aside from previews, I was curious if you had a general table of contents you could share?
by bklokis
Tue May 14, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: JTAS errata
Replies: 30
Views: 5072

Re: JTAS errata

Hakkonen wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 8:34 pm
bklokis wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:55 pm
Not sure this counts as errata technically, but can we get a serious set of bookmarks?
Better yet, can we get the ability to create our own bookmarks?
This.
by bklokis
Fri May 10, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: My apologies
Replies: 8
Views: 1902

Re: My apologies

Sounds like something your brother would post...
by bklokis
Fri May 10, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Your thoughts on this old Drinax
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Re: Your thoughts on this old Drinax

The least interesting things about RPGs include stat lists, fleet descriptions, and territorial surveys, especially when given with zero context, history, or description of the trials and challenges conquered to acquire such lists.
by bklokis
Wed May 08, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Fiction - New Stories Every Wednesday!
Replies: 7
Views: 1958

Re: Traveller Fiction - New Stories Every Wednesday!

A brand new line of Traveller fiction has just been released, and we will be adding to it every Wednesday for the foreseeable future! Maybe this has already been addressed in lead up discussions, but how do these stories relate to Canon if at all? Some of these stories may end up being about stand-...