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by Jump Dave
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Adjusting speculative trade for local conditions
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Adjusting speculative trade for local conditions

Currently, the amounts of speculative goods available for purchase is not affected by local population - if a trade good is available because is it Common, because of a trade code the world has, or because is was one of the random goods that was rolled for, it doesn't matter if the world has a popul...
by Jump Dave
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aslan vs Human SOC
Replies: 6
Views: 1400

Re: Aslan vs Human SOC

The "divide by two" formula would work if both species' SOC had the same distribution curve, but Aslan SOC is heavily weighted at the low end - so this would put Aslan at even more of a disadvantage compared to characters generated via the Core Rules.
by Jump Dave
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is there a comprehensive 2nd ed Errata?
Replies: 13
Views: 5181

Re: Is there a comprehensive 2nd ed Errata?

On the chance this will be seen, I have some additional questions. I hoping to get author intent here (or at least, how it's played at Mongoose), rather than community opinions 1. Core Rules, page 15, Military Academy: Under "Graduation Benefits", is says "Increase EDU by an additional +1", but unli...
by Jump Dave
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Life support costs
Replies: 18
Views: 1683

Re: Life support costs

Following (I'm the lawyer in question) :) My understanding of the rules is this: Shipboard life support costs are 1000/stateroom (occupied or not), + 1000 per person, + 100 per occupied low berth. So a single-occupancy stateroom costs a total of Cr 2000/month (1000 for the stateroom, 1000 for the oc...
by Jump Dave
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order
Replies: 87
Views: 18574

Re: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order

Thanks for the release, the re-release, and your responsiveness here! I just want to make sure I'm understanding I understand what happens when a ship is precipitated out of Jump: 1. The normal amount of fuel is used, as if the ship completed the full jump. 2. If the ship precipitated out of jump be...
by Jump Dave
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aslan vs Human SOC
Replies: 6
Views: 1400

Aslan vs Human SOC

The Mongoose 1st and 2nd versions of Aslan character generation provide a slightly different take on SOC, that defaults to the territory (TER) a character (or, in the case of females, their father/husband/eldest brother) has. Die rolls are used to generate TER, SOC defaults equal to TER, and statist...
by Jump Dave
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order
Replies: 87
Views: 18574

Re: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order

Is there a page missing in the PDF?

The "General-Purpose Mass Driver" section on page 165 ends mid-sentence, and there's no discussion of the "Torpedo-Interceptor Cluster" that I can find.
by Jump Dave
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - Finalised!
Replies: 17
Views: 3537

Re: The Traveller Companion - Finalised!

Very exciting! (And I'd also be willing to do a proofreading pass (editing is part of what I do IRL) :)
by Jump Dave
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - It Exists!
Replies: 33
Views: 8471

Re: The Traveller Companion - It Exists!

Will there be any update to the Mongoose v1 Animal building rules?

Or at least some rules for converting v1 animals to v2? Seems like this was done for the sample animals in the Core Rules.
by Jump Dave
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Homestead/Sindal - how much water?
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

Re: Homestead/Sindal - how much water?

Great answers - thanks everyone!
by Jump Dave
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Homestead/Sindal - how much water?
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

Homestead/Sindal - how much water?

Does Homestead (Sindal 1015, Trojan Reach 1715) have a Hydrographics rating of: 0 (per the v2 Core Rulebook, as well as the v1 Aslan and v1 Trojan Reach books), or 1 (per Pirates of Drinax, and travellermap.com)? ... or did it used to have 0, and water has been added to the world somehow? Also: how ...
by Jump Dave
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Passenger & Freight world DMs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1685

Re: Passenger & Freight world DMs?

How adaptable is GURPS: Far Trader to other systems (e.g. CT, Mongoose)?
by Jump Dave
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aslan aging
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

Re: Aslan aging

Yep, I just think the rules should be consistent with the text.
by Jump Dave
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aslan aging
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

Re: Aslan aging

I just want to grant a lucky Aslan who rolls really well could also live longer, I'm basing this on strictly average rolls (7s). If you roll any lower, it doesn't get any worse (fortunately), but at least for the first few aging checks, you could stave off your aging crisis by rolling high.
by Jump Dave
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aslan aging
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

Aslan aging

The Mongoose v1 Aslan book and the Aslan chapters in Pirates of Drinax say that Aslan males typically live into their sixties, while females usually live to their mid-fifties. Aslan males and females have the same stat bonuses: +2 Str, -2 Dex. So the "average" Aslan, barring Personal Development inc...
by Jump Dave
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aslan Character Stats
Replies: 11
Views: 2289

Re: Aslan Character Stats

The Aslan Alien Module book for MgT 1st edition explains all the things. All of them. It works with MgT 2nd edition as well. Any ship data would need minor tweaking if you're that detailed with ships. The Aslan chapters in Drinax update the careers, and include some useful clarifications/correction...
by Jump Dave
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Laboratory Ship Fuel Tanks
Replies: 16
Views: 2784

Re: Laboratory Ship Fuel Tanks

The deck plans for the original (afaik) CT version of the Lab Ship, introduced in the adventure Death Station, included a cutaway showing fuel tanks located in a ribbon under the floor, along with life support ducts. As for generating gravity: according to this website, angular velocity to get 1G "m...
by Jump Dave
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is there a comprehensive 2nd ed Errata?
Replies: 13
Views: 5181

Re: Is there a comprehensive 2nd ed Errata?

That would be a wonderfully-useful service!
by Jump Dave
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Passenger & Freight world DMs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1685

Re: Passenger & Freight world DMs?

"Both" makes the most sense to me as well - I was just wondering what the writer's intent was.
by Jump Dave
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rulebook reprint
Replies: 22
Views: 3540

Re: Rulebook reprint

That'd be fantastic, Steve!