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by Tom Kalbfus
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: game-master assistant software
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: game-master assistant software

Ever play Minecraft? What if we had a program where the DM designs dungeons and the computer runs them?
by Tom Kalbfus
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ready Player One Map
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Ready Player One Map

the "Real World" setting would be TL 8
by Tom Kalbfus
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ready Player One Map
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Ready Player One Map

Each Face of the cube could have a different Theme. SCIFI Fantasy Superhero Historical Non-Human ??? You could use either the same game rules - Traveller, D20, or D100 would all work well - D20 and D100 would work especially well as many of those generas have already been published. You don't even ...
by Tom Kalbfus
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ready Player One Map
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Ready Player One Map

Here is Sector 2 according to the map Sector 2 is right below Sector 1, which I have not detailed yet. Sector 2 is a scale model of the Solar System from the Sun out to Neptune's orbit, turns out, the Solar System is 10 light hours across. The Earth on this simulation is in its natural state, no bui...
by Tom Kalbfus
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ready Player One Query?
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Ready Player One Query?

Sector 3 is the Traveller RPG sector. In this sector are some worlds from the Solomani Rim setting, each system is truncated, with most being one subsector across (1 light hour) with just enough room for the habitable zone where the Mainworld orbits, and for a gas giant if the system is supposed to ...
by Tom Kalbfus
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ready Player One Query?
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Ready Player One Query?

Here is my first map of the Oasis, Sector 2, also called "NASA's Solar System Orrery" NASA bought the right to develop this sector, to create a virtual reality simulation of the Solar System. This sector consists of a single region where both magic and technology work. the Earth is presented in its ...
by Tom Kalbfus
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Laboratory Ship Fuel Tanks
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: Laboratory Ship Fuel Tanks

To me, the bigger issue is what to do with a lab ship. I like to have a scientist in a my traveller crew, but it is difficult to work the ship into a campaign. A full time science campaign sounds boring, and it would be hard to pay the mortgage. Why is that? All they would have to do is invent new ...
by Tom Kalbfus
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ready Player One Map
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Ready Player One Map

I saw the movie and read the book, and here is a blank map of the Oasis, it was described as being a arranged like a Rubic's cube, which is a 3 by 3 by 3 cube, each cube is called a sector. Each sector is 10 light hours on a side. One sector is for the Star Wars Galaxy and all the planets therein, a...
by Tom Kalbfus
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Laboratory Ship Fuel Tanks
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: Laboratory Ship Fuel Tanks

Maybe under the floor.
by Tom Kalbfus
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Would it be a war-crime?
Replies: 17
Views: 338

Re: Would it be a war-crime?

I guess the topic thread is trying to elicit a value judgement, and we are supposed to debate whether we should have it in our role playing session.
by Tom Kalbfus
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How would The Imperium's Nobility react
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: How would The Imperium's Nobility react

They would all do the same thing? All Imperial nobles are made in a cookie cutter mold.
by Tom Kalbfus
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Would it be a war-crime?
Replies: 17
Views: 338

Re: Would it be a war-crime?

Imagine the "Love Boat" being disguised to look like a Military Destroyer.
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So how do you pull off this disguise?
by Tom Kalbfus
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rogue 'planet' discovered
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: Rogue 'planet' discovered

High density feels like it fits with high magnetism. So - high metallic content? Not necessarily, hydrogen compresses a lot when under pressure. And then it becomes metallic. There's a theory that the core of Jupiter consists of metallic hydrogen. So it would have a larger metallic hydrogen core th...
by Tom Kalbfus
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rogue 'planet' discovered
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: Rogue 'planet' discovered

High density feels like it fits with high magnetism. So - high metallic content? Not necessarily, hydrogen compresses a lot when under pressure. The gravity on this planet's surface would be greater than on our Sun. A lot of mass in a small place has some uses in world building. This planet radiate...
by Tom Kalbfus
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rogue 'planet' discovered
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: Rogue 'planet' discovered

It's 12x bigger than Jupiter, maybe even a failed brown dwarf. So planet might be a little off... :) https://nypost.com/2018/08/06/huge-glowing-rogue-planet-spotted-drifting-through-space/ You mean 12 times the mass or 12 times Jupiter's diameter? Jupiter has a diameter of 142,984 km in which case ...
by Tom Kalbfus
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Would it be a war-crime?
Replies: 17
Views: 338

Re: Would it be a war-crime?

Would it be a war-crime if a war-ship destroyed A Armed and Armoured Civilian Ship that unknown to its crew is in 1 sides territory and in the hope of making Pirates, Slavers and other criminals too scared of reprisals to attack was masquerading as a previously unknown Warship of the side that's th...
by Tom Kalbfus
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would happen to these overstayers
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: What would happen to these overstayers

For the benefit of A Modern-Day Version of Traveller what, in The UK, would happen to these 3 guys who only overstayed due to something going wrong that they had no control over. Here's more info 1's Visa ran out at 8.00AM but the customs guy accidentally used The Stamper whose leave by time bit wa...
by Tom Kalbfus
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would the army do?
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Re: What would the army do?

the Army would do push-ups!
by Tom Kalbfus
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Adapting Traveller for Dark Matter
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Adapting Traveller for Dark Matter

Here is the rest of the crew: https://images.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20170517065052/darkmatter/images/thumb/d/da/Ryo_Featured_Season3.png/130px-0%2C262%2C5%2C237-Ryo_Featured_Season3.png This is Ryo Telsuda, he is the fourth person to be awaked, and so is 4, he is sort of like a "space samurai" and i...
by Tom Kalbfus
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Adapting Traveller for Dark Matter
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Adapting Traveller for Dark Matter

How to convert? You now have FTL subspace communication. Works for Star Trek and Star Wars. Can anyone use it or is it the plaything of governments and corporations? You now have Transfer Booths. Just need to work out the science and economics of a cache of clone bodies at the destination. I don't ...