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by paltrysum
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Referee's Briefing
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: Referee's Briefing

How about a referee’s briefing on high government and law level worlds? Dictatorships of each type and how that plays out in the Traveller universe. How a high law level typically goes hand in hand with a high government level and what it means when there’s a discrepancy between the two (e.g., gover...
by paltrysum
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Adventure Start: Flatlined
Replies: 37
Views: 2073

Re: New Adventure Start: Flatlined

Sounds like it's going great, PsiTraveller! Flatlined was a lot of fun to run. Can't wait to hear how it all turns out.
by paltrysum
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Adventure Start: Flatlined
Replies: 37
Views: 2073

Re: New Adventure Start: Flatlined

Good topic of conversation. I think it's also in the interest of referees to have player balance, but unfortunately, Traveller isn't designed to promote it. Rolling 2D six times is going to produce wildly disparate results. You're going to have some weak characters, some middling characters, and som...
by paltrysum
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Adventure Start: Flatlined
Replies: 37
Views: 2073

Re: New Adventure Start: Flatlined

The characteristics and skills of the characters are—quite frankly—a bit difficult to manage. With expert programs, augments, most of the armor types available, and dangerous combat rules, a player’s die rolls are not that big of a deal. Traveller is a game in which the role playing is more importan...
by paltrysum
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: JTAS errata
Replies: 30
Views: 6323

Re: JTAS errata

Page 63: Tokolfeahr, not Tokolfealr Tokolfeahr, not Tokohfealr On a side note, got a doubt about the Aslan word "Ahriya" in the Glorious Empire article (JTAS 2, page 101) too. Is this the plural of "Ahriy", or another Errata? Pirates of Drinax, Book 1 has the clan name spelled two ways: Tokohfealr ...
by paltrysum
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Open Spacecraft Flown With Vacc Suit?
Replies: 22
Views: 1504

Re: Open Spacecraft Flown With Vacc Suit?

Possibly inspired by SpaceX's Spaceman?

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by paltrysum
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What do you use for ship combat...
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: What do you use for ship combat...

Do you have Gareth Lazelle's nicely put-together space combat chart? Very useful for keeping track of distances between ships. Here's the link on DriveThru:

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/19 ... mbat-Chart
by paltrysum
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: iHatei!...The Campaign?
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: iHatei!...The Campaign?

Great idea, bklokis. I've run both "Ihatei!" and "Prodigal Outcast" so I'm all in on the Aslan lore and roleplaying. After running the two adventures, one of my players became intrigued with the Aslan and suggested the idea of running a strictly Aslan campaign, in which all three players take the ro...
by paltrysum
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: Deepnight Revelation

Does it use game mechanics from both Great Rift and the Naval Campaign books?
by paltrysum
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more
Replies: 48
Views: 5321

Re: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more

Annatar Giftbringer wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:33 pm
Time to seek out a crowded planet and spread some spores...
Browne, perhaps?
by paltrysum
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more
Replies: 48
Views: 5321

Re: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more

Annatar Giftbringer wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:33 pm
Time to seek out a crowded planet and spread some spores...
Browne, perhaps?
by paltrysum
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more
Replies: 48
Views: 5321

Re: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more

Just read it this morning on the KS thread. Sounds as if it might combine elements of the Great Rift Set and Naval Campaign Sourcebook into one epic campaign. Can't wait to get a hold of it!
by paltrysum
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more
Replies: 48
Views: 5321

Re: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more

Seriously, I get it. Hard to keep a group together. Glad to hear you actually get to play in a game. I'll come back to Drinax. After two years, I needed a break. Plus, I have a few Mongoose writing projects of my own to concentrate on. Let's just say the Trojan Reach is about to get a whole lot mor...
by paltrysum
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more
Replies: 48
Views: 5321

Re: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more

Looking forward to the adventure, MJD. Sounds fantastic. I'm taking a break from refereeing Drinax and currently in two different games as a player. In one, I play the part of a Sword Worlder ex-colonist (from Gunn), one-time Aesirist, presently a wilderness guide for hire. My ref is running us thro...
by paltrysum
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Great Rift Adventure 1: Islands in the Rift 2D Deck Plan
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: Great Rift Adventure 1: Islands in the Rift 2D Deck Plan

Old School wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:10 pm

No laptop on vacation? I’m proud of you, even if you do owe me a manuscript.
I do, don’t I? My enthusiasm to get it into your hands outstripped my ability to deliver it on time.

It’s coming! 😉
by paltrysum
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Great Rift Adventure 1: Islands in the Rift 2D Deck Plan
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: Great Rift Adventure 1: Islands in the Rift 2D Deck Plan

I created a 2-D deck plan of the subby in Adobe illustrator. I could update it pretty easily so that it matches the one in Islands in the rift; can you wait until the end of next week? My wife and I are away on vacation and I don’t have access to my Traveller files.
by paltrysum
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Melee Rules for 'Fighting Dirty'
Replies: 13
Views: 1441

Re: Melee Rules for 'Fighting Dirty'

Sshinn, you should’ve pitched that as a JTAS article. Very well done!
by paltrysum
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to stop luck ruining the game
Replies: 12
Views: 1202

Re: How to stop luck ruining the game

You can click on their name and select Add foe. You can, and it does slightly alleviate the problem, but the occasional flood of five or six nonsense topics muddles the top of the board and kind of derails more interesting and meaningful conversations. Sure, you can scroll past them, but the clutte...
by paltrysum
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 457
Views: 75857

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

After reading your post I re-read “Prodigal Outcast” yesterday and have gone from dreading it to really wanting to run it. Alas, it is probably months away. For me, it was the most enjoyable adventure yet. I had to be fully engaged. I had to learn the byzantine workings of an alien culture and conv...