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by xnet445
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 101
Views: 1679

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

This probably requires someone with Profession/Gunsmith, to tinker with a pump action shotgun. Once he has, you depress the trigger and slide the pump action continuously, causing the hammer to drop every time, and you have an automatish fire; it's referred to as slamfire. Or you could acquire a WI...
by xnet445
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Inspiration
Replies: 17
Views: 283

Re: Inspiration

There were only three things really memorable about the Firefly series, Christina Hendricks, Morena Baccarin, and the ship. Seen objectively, it looked like it would have lost steam towards the end of a full season in any event, and a lot of the nostalgia has to do more with could have been, rather...
by xnet445
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard is Here!
Replies: 388
Views: 8932

Re: High Guard is Here!

And the answer is IT IS HERE! Stopped at my Local Game store today and there it was on the rack waiting. Came in yesterday. They received 5 copies. Store manager and I spent the next 5 hours reading and discussing things we found. I worked on one design for the Dawn of Jump thread and conceived oth...
by xnet445
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Vehicle Handbook is Here!
Replies: 66
Views: 1601

Re: The Vehicle Handbook is Here!

Is there any way to order the hard copy from my FLGS and get in on the free PDF goodness? I try to funnel every purchase I can through my local store in the hope that they will stay open, but they are just NOW getting their allotment of High Guard from Alliance, their distributor.
by xnet445
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Help Required - Downloads Section
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: Help Required - Downloads Section

EldritchFire wrote:
  • Hex grid for the subsector
  • The premade subsector in the core book
  • Planet creation worksheet (if one exists)
  • Complied errata that hasn't made it into the books yet
All of this
by xnet445
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Automated Ships
Replies: 58
Views: 915

Re: Automated Ships

Don't forget Fred Saberhagen's Berserkers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berserker_(Saberhagen)

Automated warship/bots gone amok.
by xnet445
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Accommodation option question
Replies: 38
Views: 809

Re: Accommodation option question

This is how I imagine the AutoChef working IMTU "He had found a Nutri-Matic machine which had provided him with a plastic cup filled with a liquid that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea. The way it functioned was very interesting. When the Drink button was pressed it made an instant but...
by xnet445
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ansibles: FTL communication
Replies: 26
Views: 526

Re: Ansibles: FTL communication

David Drake, in his Hammers Slammers universe, handles FTL communications through a communications relay station built at a galactic anomaly that is the same apparent distance from every other point in the galaxy. This relay is operated by the Bonding Authority, THE megacorp of his universe and a ki...
by xnet445
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Great ship, ammo too expensive to fire
Replies: 14
Views: 651

Re: Great ship, ammo too expensive to fire

The Zumwalt was built about 30 miles downriver from my house. She is impressive as hell. Made the Arleigh Burke class destroyers in the water next to her look like tenders.

EDIT: Spelling
by xnet445
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Taxiation in the Traveller Universe
Replies: 14
Views: 385

Re: Taxiation in the Traveller Universe

In a feudal system the top dog imposes taxes (or levies, scutage, whatever you want to call it) on his vassals, they impose on theirs, etc down the line. IMTU spaceports are like giant duty-free stores, since taxes that affect the players are always local and levied by the dirtside authorities OUTSI...
by xnet445
Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: MGT v2 & Bits and Mortar program
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: MGT v2 & Bits and Mortar program

How exactly does Bits and Mortar work?
by xnet445
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Large amounts of cash on ships
Replies: 43
Views: 772

Re: Large amounts of cash on ships

-Daniel- wrote: Not sure why but this made me think of a remake of Heat but staring the Three Stooges. :mrgreen:
There were 5 of us, but, yeah, pretty much. :oops:
by xnet445
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Large amounts of cash on ships
Replies: 43
Views: 772

Re: Large amounts of cash on ships

In the CT campaign I was in many years ago a common form of large "currency" was bearer bonds issued by the megacorps. These could be redeemed/traded at any class A or B starport. Said starports also had heavily guarded vaults available to store your cash and other valuables while docked there. Our ...
by xnet445
Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rolling stats
Replies: 15
Views: 428

Re: Rolling stats

I allow 7 2D rolls, discarding the low pair.

Cuts down on the number of crippled characters.
by xnet445
Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard is Here!
Replies: 388
Views: 8932

Re: High Guard is Here!

How do PDF updates work? If I buy the PDF, do I get rights to updated versions?