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by paltrysum
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Great Rift Adventure 3: Flatlined
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Great Rift Adventure 3: Flatlined

SPOILER ALERT: This was describes elements of the "Flatlined" adventure. Don't read it if you're a player! Started running "Flatlined" on Saturday with a group of four players. The character generation session went well and we ended up with a nice group that should be able to do both this adventure ...
by paltrysum
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Am I serious about starting Drinax or what?!
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Am I serious about starting Drinax or what?!

That's actually a really good idea, Steve. Thanks for pointing that out. Since I did the Harrier, I've also created a 28mm modified Type-S scout and used orange poster board to get contrast between the black bulkheads and the poster board. It's probably Laminating 101, but ideally you laminate each ...
by paltrysum
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: My adventures are up on DriveThruRPG!
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: My adventures are up on DriveThruRPG!

Thanks, guys! I've got lots of ideas, so there will be more to come.
by paltrysum
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: My adventures are up on DriveThruRPG!
Replies: 3
Views: 140

My adventures are up on DriveThruRPG!

For any and all who are interested, I have authored and posted a couple of Trojan Reach adventures for sale on DriveThruRPG: The Tktk Convergence : The travellers are summoned to the seemingly insignificant world of Tktk in Trojan Reach sector to investigate a possible Ancients site. They engage wit...
by paltrysum
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starship combat: What happens when a turret or the bridge is destroyed?
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Starship combat: What happens when a turret or the bridge is destroyed?

How do you handle it when a turret or the bridge is destroyed in starship combat? Are the occupants obliterated? Subjected to 1DD-2DD damage? They survive but they have the opportunity to get out? I'm curious to know if any of you have encountered this event in your campaigns and how you handled it....
by paltrysum
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Am I serious about starting Drinax or what?!
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Am I serious about starting Drinax or what?!

I will. I've read a few adventure logs from folks who were running it back in MgT1 and they were a lot of fun to read. I might do something similar here. My group of travellers tends to wander off the beaten path a bit, so the stories will probably diverge quite a bit from the "as written" version. ...
by paltrysum
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Am I serious about starting Drinax or what?!
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Am I serious about starting Drinax or what?!

If there was any doubt among my players that I was serious about starting this Pirates of Drinax campaign... https://ibb.co/kUHxrH https://ibb.co/ea0Tyx https://ibb.co/kGPoyx By the way, if anyone else out there is as insane as I am, I can make these 28mm-optimized 2D Harrier deck plans available to...
by paltrysum
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial marines and battledress
Replies: 93
Views: 1454

Re: Imperial marines and battledress

While we're off topic (and it'll be easy to get back ON topic if I just mention battle dress, right?), how about Army Special Forces? Isn't their primary function training? I would imagine there would be less emphasis on fighting and stealth skills, but I really only know what I've read. I book I re...
by paltrysum
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Acis: The Devil You Know
Replies: 0
Views: 97

Acis: The Devil You Know

A new Dustbelt system write-up for Acis, whose battle with Tyr ended after they hired Aslan mercenaries from the Glorious Empire to turn the tide in their favor:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ptv ... sp=sharing

Next up: Janus.
by paltrysum
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial marines and battledress
Replies: 93
Views: 1454

Re: Imperial marines and battledress

Good points all, Phavoc. I don't think we're far apart. Thanks for taking the time to post. These conversations always help me shape MTU. :D
by paltrysum
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial marines and battledress
Replies: 93
Views: 1454

Re: Imperial marines and battledress

Not sure what the Yanks in Space comment is supposed to mean,... I was merely paraphrasing an earlier poster's term, who I believe was attempting to say that the Imperial Marines shouldn't be too closely linked to the USMC. I'm a Yank, too. :) No, on to the more pertinent stuff... The US has the la...
by paltrysum
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial marines and battledress
Replies: 93
Views: 1454

Re: Imperial marines and battledress

The budget is quite large in MTU. We're talking about a massive economy and arguably the richest, most powerful governmental entity in Known Space. They don't skimp on battledress. If the marines are operating in space and might be performing a boarding action, no one operates without battledress if...
by paltrysum
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Party splits
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Party splits

This issue came up in the Pirates of Drinax campaign. The party managed to steal the treasure ship. They agreed on a meeting spot and Jumped. Then the logistical chain of arranging for clandestine fuel ships and resupply had them spending a couple of months apart. Drop messages giving timelines and...
by paltrysum
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Party splits
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Party splits

Question for the refereeing community: How do you handle party splits? E.g., when events necessitate the party splitting up or one or more individuals going their separate ways temporarily? Do you... Conduct concurrent stories, popping back and forth? This could be interesting in Traveller, given th...
by paltrysum
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Updated Release Schedule
Replies: 18
Views: 986

Re: Updated Release Schedule

Is there a sense of when in Feb Drinax will start shipping and how long it will take to fulfill the pre-orders? I'm prepping the campaign to start in mid/late feb, and though I have the PDF versions, physical books are so much easier for me to do that work. Same here. I have one, maybe one and half...
by paltrysum
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: More Free Trader
Replies: 23
Views: 1266

Re: More Free Trader

Agreed. These look pretty good. Thanks! https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iJwiqIo-kd0/WknTCVZyMaI/AAAAAAAAHuA/rDFaA9sNAbI2zO3OLB7KM1n5AxXxvAGtgCLcBGAs/s1600/free_trader_7_post_sig.png Shawn, with your permission, I'd like to use this one as the closing shot of an adventure I wrote. Not planning on publish...
by paltrysum
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial marines and battledress
Replies: 93
Views: 1454

Re: Imperial marines and battledress

It probably depends on the theater of operation and tech level, but in most of the published adventures I've seen, where there are marines there is battledress. In MTU, it's standard for marines to be trained in and use battledress unless they are assigned to a technical or other role. Infantry wear...
by paltrysum
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: State of the Mongoose
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: State of the Mongoose

Matthew, I have a question about the Element-class boxed set. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it intended to go along with a campaign setting? If so, how do you (and/or Martin) intend to handle naval careers? Will there be partial mustering out? Or do travellers in such a campaign never muster ou...
by paltrysum
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Can gauss weapons use AP rounds?
Replies: 30
Views: 680

Re: Can gauss weapons use AP rounds?

The verdict for my campaign is that gauss weapons will be lumped with magrail weapons as incapable of using AP and AP DS ammo. It creates a massive imbalance that doesn't occur with any other weapon system. A TL-12 gauss rifle with AP DS ammo would have an AP value of 17, essentially removing the va...
by paltrysum
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Can gauss weapons use AP rounds?
Replies: 30
Views: 680

Re: Can gauss weapons use AP rounds?

What's the downside to using AP and/or APDS ammo with a gauss rifle? Other than the cost, which is negligible, really, I'm not sure I see one. I'm not a big gun aficionado, so I don't know much about such things, but I have heard comments from police officers who disregard the value of armor-piercin...