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by bklokis
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Precipitating Out of Jump - Damage?
Replies: 8
Views: 3781

Re: Precipitating Out of Jump - Damage?

Full disclosure, as a referee I have not dove very deep into jump physics, but doesn't the idea of precipitating out of jump-space due to objects in the regular universe seem antithetical to the point of jump-space physics? This may be where my complete lack of physics knowledge collides with the ne...
by bklokis
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 606
Views: 252442

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

For anyone looking for a quick mini-game mechanic to deal with the Travellers' Fleet ship encounters w/o dealing with the random encounter tables...basically the ships your Travellers sent out on independent piracy routes while they assume the main campaign missions...I've put together the below tab...
by bklokis
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Battle Dress Upgrades
Replies: 5
Views: 2181

Re: Battle Dress Upgrades

Hand-held weapons would be a separate mount, unless perhaps the integrated weapons are slaved to the hand-held weapon. Otherwise see Dual Weapons, Core p75. Thanks! And just to complicate it, the Battle Dress mounts are automated so let's say that the character is already dual wielding...Battle Dre...
by bklokis
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Battle Dress Upgrades
Replies: 5
Views: 2181

Battle Dress Upgrades

In the CSC the description for Battle Dress weapons mounts says: "Integrated Weapon Mount: For convenience, and to ensure a Traveller is never without a weapon yet keeps his hands free, battle dress can be constructed with weapons integrated into its structure, usually on the back of the arms or on ...
by bklokis
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 606
Views: 252442

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

I saw earlier in this thread a breakdown of the Pre-Fall Sindalian Empire fleet, but I'm wondering if anyone has created a list of remaining ships used for Drinax' Star Guard at the beginning of the campaign. Book 2 says it's a handful of ships ranging from 100-ton scouts to max 400-ton ships...anyo...
by bklokis
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Social Distancing? Play Traveller Online!
Replies: 3
Views: 2472

Re: Social Distancing? Play Traveller Online!

Thanks for this! I just ran my first Roll20 session last weekend due to social distancing, and it's now going to be our standard platform moving forward, whether we're in person or not. My biggest complaint so far is just the complete lack of Traveller presence in the pre-built modules for VTT. Lots...
by bklokis
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would you like to see?
Replies: 47
Views: 18318

Re: What would you like to see?

This might be counter to the premise of Traveller, or perhaps I should just start reading the Judge Dredd supplement, but I would love a Campaign with a much much smaller setting scope and much more streamlined background reading. Like one system, or a localized multisystem adventure about a single ...
by bklokis
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What should my cousin do?
Replies: 4
Views: 1281

Re: What should my cousin do?

Real cousin or dream cousin?
by bklokis
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's their likely response?
Replies: 4
Views: 2148

Re: What's their likely response?

Advise her to get a new advisor.
by bklokis
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What should my friend do?
Replies: 11
Views: 4274

Re: What should my friend do?

ochd wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:57 pm
Play backgammon instead... :D
But they don't dream of backgammon!
by bklokis
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Referee's Briefing
Replies: 31
Views: 7577

Re: Referee's Briefing

Speaking of culture...I would love more background on jump space culture. What are the routines, traditions, rituals that arise in the different societies that spend so much time in jump space? For instance, we know Aslan ships typically have a shrine...how often do typical Aslan worship their shrin...
by bklokis
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Referee's Briefing
Replies: 31
Views: 7577

Re: Referee's Briefing

Entertainment: OTU's most talked-about Holovid personalities, Space-Rock Stars, Celebrities, etc. Drugs & Substances: An expansion on the basic poisons, drugs, and other exotic intoxicants. OTU Sports: Popular physical activities, games, hobbies & competitions throughout the OTU. Famous & Vernacula...
by bklokis
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw
Replies: 120
Views: 81986

Re: Behind the Claw

Hi Matt, now that staffing issues have been resolved, any chance of seeing those imminent previews?
by bklokis
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Help me and a friend. please
Replies: 7
Views: 3031

Re: Help me and a friend. please

And yet so much time to write out wild fever dreams...
by bklokis
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirate Booty Quick Mechanics
Replies: 8
Views: 3692

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: 8
Views: 3692

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: 38
Views: 10024

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: 606
Views: 252442

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: 606
Views: 252442

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: 1967

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....