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by paltrysum
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship inspection time for the Broadsword, or why you're late to the party.
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Ship inspection time for the Broadsword, or why you're late to the party.

A big part of mercenary operations is the use of a repatriation bond, which is supposed to be used to grant the mercs safe passage back home after a failed ticket. Perhaps there is similar legal documentation that grants the mercenary cruiser the right to carry weaponry provided that it is stowed an...
by paltrysum
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 359
Views: 50002

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

We're seven sessions deep into "Prodigal Outcast" and it has been a blast. The Harrier crew had to find Hwehalokharl who was with his cousin's ihatei group on Borite. After executing a fairly ingenious kidnapping scheme, they low berthed the lad on the Treasure Ship, which—in our campaign—is perched...
by paltrysum
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Are we playing two different games?
Replies: 14
Views: 504

Re: Are we playing two different games?

There are a few considerations when calling for a task check: Is there a chance the character could fail? If a failure occurs, what does it mean? If a pilot fails to skim hydrogen from a gas giant, does the ship fall into the gas giant—or maybe just do a little damage to the scoops? Failure might on...
by paltrysum
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sophontarianism?!? We are warriors!
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Sophontarianism?!? We are warriors!

Baldo wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:07 pm
Oh well, I tried. But wait, WHO old Yuleihehar is, exactly?
I would assume that he predates the Cultural Purges, perhaps serving as a signatory to the Grand Conclave.
by paltrysum
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sophontarianism?!? We are warriors!
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Sophontarianism?!? We are warriors!

Are you saying that in a population of trillions, there isn't room for an enlightened philosopher? The Aslan have had to battle their destructive instincts throughout history, otherwise they would have consumed each other in a barrage of mushroom clouds long before they ever developed the jump drive...
by paltrysum
Thu May 30, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Avoiding the Character Generation 'mini-game'
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Avoiding the Character Generation 'mini-game'

...and some other tools to quickly flesh out characters. I believe they're called templates.
by paltrysum
Thu May 30, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alien Environments
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Alien Environments

Bullet points three and four may be put to use in the upcoming Naval Adventure 3: Fire on the Sindalian Main . A tidally locked world with one half very volcanically active is featured as part of the adventure. While the particulars of the environment are only briefly described, there's no reason yo...
by paltrysum
Mon May 27, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 359
Views: 50002

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

On a related point - Treasure Ship mentions the 'Treaty of Ftaharl' and it's ban on Hierate expansion within 30 pc of the Imperial border. This is wildly contradicted by the current borders on the Traveller map, where the point of closest approach looks to be 10 pc. I have some ideas about how to h...
by paltrysum
Sat May 25, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 359
Views: 50002

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Matt would be the best person to answer your questions about products, but I can tell you that many of the materials are very similar. However, the stats of most Trojan Reach worlds, some of which were modified from OTU stats during MgT1, have been brought into line with those on travellermap.com, s...
by paltrysum
Sat May 25, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 359
Views: 50002

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

This thread is a good one for questions, Luke. Fire away!
by paltrysum
Thu May 16, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Fiction
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: Traveller Fiction

Thanks for your feedback Paltrysum ... I'll read them. Already read a novel By Martin (Storm Shadows IIRW) and it was very well done. Got to finish Dumarest Saga first ! ... in the middle of 5th tome and greatly enjoying it. Great to know. I have been slowly collecting the Dumarest of Terra novels ...
by paltrysum
Thu May 16, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Fiction
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: Traveller Fiction

I read Chris Jackson's "A Warrior's Soul" and really enjoyed it. It takes place on a world that happens to be a key spot in the Drinax campaign, which made the story very relatable. Well written and fun. I've also read Martin Dougherty's "The Dimenos Problem," which was also great. Looking forward t...
by paltrysum
Mon May 13, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resolving the Admiral Darokyn subplot
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: Resolving the Admiral Darokyn subplot

Sounds like a nice opportunity to either wreck the Harrier or initiate a TPK. Probably not what you're after, but at the very least it sounds like your Travellers are headed for some dramatic action. :twisted:
by paltrysum
Mon May 06, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Reach Adventure 6: Exodus - Now on Ebook & Pre-Order
Replies: 11
Views: 1422

Re: Reach Adventure 6: Exodus - Now on Ebook & Pre-Order

How many pages is this and roughly how long would it take to play? 41 pages including the ships, equipment and vehicle sections. Length of adventure probably depends on the group’s play style, but I’d say three or four sessions. It’s got the potential to really launch a campaign in the region if th...
by paltrysum
Sun May 05, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Reach Adventure 6: Exodus - Now on Ebook & Pre-Order
Replies: 11
Views: 1422

Re: Reach Adventure 6: Exodus - Now on Ebook & Pre-Order

Sounds like an exciting adventure! A question about Little Betty, the shuttle: is this an Aslan Shuttle, and if so is it any different from the design in High Guard? The shuttle is the same one shown in High Guard with the described modifications. The captain of the Bad Betty had the ship's docking...
by paltrysum
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Running the Coup in Blood of the Star Dragon
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

Re: Running the Coup in Blood of the Star Dragon

I was just looking over "Blood of the Star Dragon" and thinking about the flexibility designed into the "Pirates of Drinax" campaign. On the surface, this adventure seems like it should be run toward the end of the campaign, but as I think on it, there's really no reason that it has to be. @psitrave...
by paltrysum
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Supporting Details: Registration Numbers for hulls
Replies: 14
Views: 1582

Re: Supporting Details: Registration Numbers for hulls

Whatever the registration number may be, presumably it is displayed in some alternative character set that is invented some time between now and the 57th century. Most of the art I see has cool little characters on the ship that clearly are not Arabic numerals. https://i.ibb.co/bv5j0XG/enkidu-drell....
by paltrysum
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: More Broadsword
Replies: 31
Views: 4105

Re: More Broadsword

I think those are intended to be arcology towers. Nice work on the art, Shawn! EDIT, responding to Moppy's comment below: Oh, sorry about that, Moppy. The arcology towers befuddled me for a moment and I initially thought they were shadows so I assumed you did the same. Now that I know what you mean,...
by paltrysum
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deckplans are hard. I am trying this custom yacht and they all look bad.
Replies: 23
Views: 2279

Re: Deckplans are hard. I am trying this custom yacht and they all look bad.

I just recently redrew the deck plans for Prince Harrick's yacht in Pirates of Drinax : https://i.ibb.co/3zvgFfC/Harrick-Yacht-3-D-deck-plans-144dpi.png Very hard to redesign it with the specs described in the book. Almost no cargo space was left. Full disclosure: I made no attempt to fully marry th...