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by paltrysum
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Animals, the Overlooked Traveller Trope
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: Animals, the Overlooked Traveller Trope

CT Safari Ship was a great adventure. Nicely revisited by Loren in a GURPS adventure as well. High and Dry momentarily takes the players to the world of the Shriekers as well, without even planting a seed. Kind of a missed opportunity.
by paltrysum
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Animals, the Overlooked Traveller Trope
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: Animals, the Overlooked Traveller Trope

As I understand it, 'Invasive' is supposed to be 'Chamax Plague Redux' sort of thing. Or else it's 'Deepnight Entity' cells that land on a world in Charted Space. Either way, this isn't quite what I'm getting at. I'm not worried so much about the 'plague rat' trope as much as having more material t...
by paltrysum
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Animals, the Overlooked Traveller Trope
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: Animals, the Overlooked Traveller Trope

I think if a 'Wilderness Encounters' book was made that included not just animals but also semi-intelligent alien species, environmental effects, weather effects, and alien plants, along with rules for creating, tracking, hunting, etc that could be a very successful book, it would certainly be one ...
by paltrysum
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Animals, the Overlooked Traveller Trope
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: Animals, the Overlooked Traveller Trope

Core Adventure 1: Invasive Species. Watch for it. 😀
by paltrysum
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Please Get The Goddamn Shot
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Re: Please Get The Goddamn Shot

I'm sorry for the loss of your father, ottarus, and 100% agree with your statements about the necessity of getting vaccinated.
by paltrysum
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aliens of Charted Space 1 Critique
Replies: 13
Views: 491

Re: Aliens of Charted Space 1 Critique

ottarrus wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:18 pm
And don't get me started on half-tracks... lol!
Uh oh. You should probably have a look at the latest Mercenary preview art then, posted to the Mongoose FB page. Vargr half-track!
by paltrysum
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aliens of Charted Space 1 Critique
Replies: 13
Views: 491

Re: Aliens of Charted Space 1 Critique

FOUR sets of tracks? Speaking as a former tracked vehicle crewman, 4 sets of tracks means 8 times the work for the vehicle crew /mechanics. That's 4 drive trains, 4 sets of broken track that have to be repaired, possibly under combat conditions, 4 suspension systems, etc., ad nauseum. This makes ab...
by paltrysum
Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard Update - Comments Needed!
Replies: 75
Views: 12387

Re: High Guard Update - Comments Needed!

I don't really feel that vector movement would work ; I mean, it's an entire wargame altogether, and even if Traveller is already a important resource managements game, I feel that throwing vectorial movements around would lose the "Rules-light" side of this edition. I haven't really sudied the mat...
by paltrysum
Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Zhodani Boogeymen
Replies: 12
Views: 1655

Re: Zhodani Boogeymen

Well said, G'Naakbusters. You've made a believer out of me!
by paltrysum
Mon Aug 30, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Zhodani Boogeymen
Replies: 12
Views: 1655

Re: Zhodani Boogeymen

Tarkin wrote:
Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:14 am
I get similar vibes from much of what is written about the K’Kree (but perhaps it’s deserved in their case because of their genocidal tendencies towards the G’naak).
And the fact that they enslave other sophonts en masse.

It’s tough to make the K’kree sympathetic.
by paltrysum
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard Update - Comments Needed!
Replies: 75
Views: 12387

Re: High Guard Update - Comments Needed!

Unfortunately, High Guard is not the place for new skills. Perhaps submit a piece for the next Companion. :wink:
by paltrysum
Mon Aug 23, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Zhodani Boogeymen
Replies: 12
Views: 1655

Re: Zhodani Boogeymen

Classic Traveller's Alien Module 4: Zhodani and the Mongoose 1st Edition Zhodani book do a pretty fine job of presenting them as merely a human sub-species who do things a bit differently. Most of the anti-Zhodani propaganda is presented in the TNS reports, and Imperial-biased adventures in which a ...
by paltrysum
Sun Aug 22, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Battle dress. Who has it?
Replies: 21
Views: 3234

Re: Battle dress. Who has it?

Battledress should be extremely difficult (read: nigh impossible) to obtain by civilians. In a Drinax campaign, I’d agree that Theev should be a resource to obtain a suit. However, like all things from TL15 Theev, one never knows if nano-bugs or other such items have been surreptitiously included. A...
by paltrysum
Sun Aug 22, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard Update - Comments Needed!
Replies: 75
Views: 12387

Re: High Guard Update - Comments Needed!

Looks great, Ian. Maybe Matt will commission the “opposite view” of the original cover: ships refueling in the murky atmosphere of a gas giant while Gazelles can be seen on high guard, above.
by paltrysum
Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Freelance Traveller] Low Flying Translations
Replies: 1
Views: 1090

Re: [Freelance Traveller] Low Flying Translations

That’s awesome! Congratulations, Jeff. Looking forward to seeing the work of both editors in future editions of FLT.
by paltrysum
Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Release Schedule/New Books
Replies: 93
Views: 39716

Re: Traveller Release Schedule/New Books

I posted this on a separate thread, but perhaps this is where I can get my question answered. Are there any plants at this point to do a follow-on project to the Starter Set region? For lack of better terms, Calidan Sector /Esseray Space? I know of no plans to do so, unless Matt‘s been holding out ...
by paltrysum
Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Release Schedule/New Books
Replies: 93
Views: 39716

Re: Traveller Release Schedule/New Books

Postponed. 5FW is still in the plans.
by paltrysum
Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Generating non-mainworlds
Replies: 12
Views: 2547

Re: Generating non-mainworlds

Classic Traveller Book 6: Scouts and MegaTraveller's World Builder's Handbook are your go-to guides for generating inner- and outer-system planets. Not totally up with modern space science, but there really hasn't as comprehensive a set of rules since then.
by paltrysum
Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deck Plans
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Re: Deck Plans

This should be pretty close to the original:
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by paltrysum
Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard Update - Comments Needed!
Replies: 75
Views: 12387

Re: High Guard Update - Comments Needed!

Space combat is actually not the province of High Guard anyway. It's covered in the CRB. However, as described above, fleet combat will be covered. True, vector-based combat is more the realm of a separate game, like Mayday, Brilliant Lances or Battle Rider.