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by xnet445
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 292
Views: 9097

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

If I ran a Starfinder game my local group would play. Traveller I can't get any traction with because a couple of the grognards have PTSD from CT character gen and are very vocal about it.

It's frustrating.
by xnet445
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Damaged Armor/gear
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Damaged Armor/gear

20% per point of damage for the repair of highly technical armor protection works for me. I think repair costs should be high. If you were to build, say, a Ford F-150 from parts it would cost you 4 to 5 times the price of a new truck from the dealer. I've run into the same issue in cycling, where it...
by xnet445
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Cordillon: Bold New World
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Cordillon: Bold New World

I am totally stealing this as canon for MTU

:D
by xnet445
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Conversions from other systems
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Conversions from other systems

Starfinder, a sci fi/space travel version of Pathfinder, is coming out next month. You should be able to mine that for ideas.
by xnet445
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 144
Views: 7322

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Apparently an advanced version of the Protec Suit is TL7 "At Garrison, we take pride in building relationships and trust with each and every one of our clients. That’s why, this year, it was crucial that we offer our clients a true bespoke suit. We created the bullet-proof suit to keep our clients s...
by xnet445
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Type-Y kind of Yachts we should be seeing
Replies: 53
Views: 2320

Re: The Type-Y kind of Yachts we should be seeing

Lord Lovat makes a good model for the competent noble commander

From Wikipedia

"Brigadier Simon Christopher Joseph Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat and 4th Baron Lovat, DSO, MC, TD, JP, DL was the 25th Chief of the Clan Fraser of Lovat and a prominent British Commando during the Second World War."
by xnet445
Wed May 10, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Adventure Idea - The World... in space!
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Adventure Idea - The World... in space!

Fhloston Paradise, anyone?
by xnet445
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What happened to Zero-G?
Replies: 24
Views: 1389

Re: What happened to Zero-G?

How about applying a bane if you don't have Zero G experience, and applying a boon only if you have extensive Zero G training a la Star Marines?
by xnet445
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mercenary Accreditation and Weapons permits
Replies: 24
Views: 1252

Re: Mercenary Accreditation and Weapons permits

IIRC a weapon you get as a mustering out benefit, such as an ACR, comes with all the appropriate licenses.

No license? Keep it stowed away while in port.
by xnet445
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Player Locator
Replies: 311
Views: 51124

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 xnet445
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Items 1 tech higher
Replies: 19
Views: 849

Re: Items 1 tech higher

We always played that Class A-C starports were at least T12 or could support the jump drives required to reach them, whichever was higher. I don't recall a rule like the one you are looking for, but it's been a long time since I actually played the game.
by xnet445
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions about sensors, comms, signals, etc.
Replies: 28
Views: 2248

Re: Questions about sensors, comms, signals, etc.

But databases should have a complete list of all commercial ships and private vessels, even if the information is out of date; so a forty year old freetrader that made it's way from the Solomani Rim to the Spinward Marches would be identifiable, though not updated on current ownership. Good point. ...
by xnet445
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions about sensors, comms, signals, etc.
Replies: 28
Views: 2248

Re: Questions about sensors, comms, signals, etc.

What happens when a ship enters a system for the first time, before word of its presence in the sector makes its way to the port? It will have a new and unknown transponder signature by definition. Does it have to wait in quarantine until the next X-boat mail packet arrives?
by xnet445
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Large amounts of cash on ships
Replies: 85
Views: 4012

Re: Large amounts of cash on ships

You could set up a Captain's Guild, or a Merchantmen Trust, and being in good standing adds a couple of dee emms during contract negotiations and encounters. Call the consortiums what ever you like, but they do offer a possible answer to the question of "how do we know we can trust you?" in the big...
by xnet445
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 144
Views: 7322

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: 786

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: 14057

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: 90
Views: 5640

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: 638

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