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by Varulv
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Small drones / Unmanned aerial vehicles
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Small drones / Unmanned aerial vehicles

Good point. In MegaTraveller Imperial Encyclopedia the volume of a grav belt is 25 litres at TL 12 and 15 litres as TL 15 (p. 59). Shaped as a sphere that means a diameter of 363 mm at TL 12 and 306 mm at TL 15. However, that is for lifting 300 kg which is a factor of 100 or 1000 more than what is r...
by Varulv
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Small drones / Unmanned aerial vehicles
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Small drones / Unmanned aerial vehicles

Here's a late TL7 reconnaissance drone: Mavic Pro 20×8×8 cm collapsed for storage, I think about 30×30×8 cm expanded for flight 743 grams. Five cameras, 24 computer cores, two ultrasonic rangefinders, and GPS with inertial backup Top speed is 65 km/h (18 meters per second), and endurance is 27 minu...
by Varulv
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Small drones / Unmanned aerial vehicles
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Small drones / Unmanned aerial vehicles

I have made a draft for two different types of flying recon drones. They are based mainly on the information found in the robots section of CSC (p. 70-76) but the programing texts comes from the drone section in the vehicle handbook (p. 66-68). The first type is available in a TL 8 and a TL 10 versi...
by Varulv
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Small drones / Unmanned aerial vehicles
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Small drones / Unmanned aerial vehicles

I’ve been winging a few things like this in my campaign. For a durable autonomous drone usable in vacuum and other hostile environments I set the price at a few KCr; for cheap, less durable models it could be Cr100 or so. This is probably a good subject for a supplement.... I think that is a good p...
by Varulv
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD first edition: Hard or soft cover?
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: 2300AD first edition: Hard or soft cover?

AndrewW wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:11 pm
Depends on which book.

Hardcover (2300AD, Ships of the French Arm, Atlas of the French Arm, French Arm Adventures)

Softcover (Tools for Frontier Living, The Grendelssaga)

Not sure (Liberty, Libreville - Corruption in the Core Worlds)
Liberty and Libreville are also softcover.
by Varulv
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Small drones / Unmanned aerial vehicles
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Small drones / Unmanned aerial vehicles

I just checked the Mongoose 2300AD Core Rulebook and it has a surveillance swarm made up of approximately 100 large-insect-sized flying robots (p. 166). It doesn’t give much information on its capabilities but gives guidelines on its durability in combat. This can be elaborated.
by Varulv
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Small drones / Unmanned aerial vehicles
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Small drones / Unmanned aerial vehicles

Here's a video about potential near future "Slaughter Bots". They are probably possible now, if anyone with enough resources and inadequate common sense wants to build them. This is a very disturbing video. https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=ecClODh4zYk Very disturbing indeed, but it al...
by Varulv
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Small drones / Unmanned aerial vehicles
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Small drones / Unmanned aerial vehicles

One of my players would like to buy a small (a few grams up to max 1 kg) drone/UAV for scouting purposes. I haven’t found anything in CSC or other official Traveller books. I searched the forum and found a good image posted by wbnc but no data or other information. Given the rapid evolution of drone...
by Varulv
Mon May 14, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD first edition: Hard or soft cover?
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: 2300AD first edition: Hard or soft cover?

I’m monitoring the release schedule regularly and is looking forward to the new edition, but besides the core rulebook it might take years before more material is released so I’ll go with the current version. And I’ll most likely order the new core rulebook as soon as it is released. Thanks for your...
by Varulv
Mon May 07, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Non-lethal weapons
Replies: 14
Views: 855

Non-lethal weapons

One of my player’s uses a stunner as his primary weapon. It is legal to carry around up to law level 7 and it is also small and discrete so that you can actually have it in your belt without giving the impression of being armed to the teeth. It has turned out to be a real success in the campaign sin...
by Varulv
Mon May 07, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD first edition: Hard or soft cover?
Replies: 5
Views: 562

2300AD first edition: Hard or soft cover?

I’m thinking of buying Mongoose’s first edition of 2300AD but I cannot find any information whether the books have hardcover or not. Anybody who can shed some light on this?
by Varulv
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Amuar 2D Deckplan
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: Amuar 2D Deckplan

Thank you! I don't know how I managed to miss that since I have downloaded the other files. :oops:
by Varulv
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Amuar 2D Deckplan
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Amuar 2D Deckplan

I’m running the Last Flight of the Amuar adventure and the players will likely find the ship during the next session.

Are there any 2D deck plans available for download somewhere? Or has somebody done a 2D version that you like to share?
by Varulv
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Leadership.
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Leadership.

I run it as a significant action with an average (8+) task or hasted as a minor action with a difficult (10+) task roll.
by Varulv
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: GM and Playing Style
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: GM and Playing Style

Hi Aycaramba, We are a group of old friends who used to play Traveller and other RPG:s back in the days and a few years ago we rediscovered the hobby. In some sessions we have a lot of out-of-character (or out-of-game) discussions, some sessions less so. This is not serious business to us, we just g...
by Varulv
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Armor with on-board computer
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Armor with on-board computer

There was a post in the Traveller RPG group on Facebook with a short novel about a marine in dire straits who uses the capabilities of the battle-dress computer in ways that my player’s would never come close to figure out (neither would I if I had been a player). I don’t know if the author is a mem...
by Varulv
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Opposed Checks – Need help with rule interpretation
Replies: 14
Views: 809

Opposed Checks – Need help with rule interpretation

From CRB page 59: Opposed Checks: If two or more Travellers are opposing one another directly in a task, or if a Traveller is directly opposing a non-player character, an opposed check is made. Both Travellers or characters make their task checks as normal, with the winner being the character with t...
by Varulv
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial Marines Numbered Units
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Imperial Marines Numbered Units

First, their correct name in the Third Imperium setting is the Imperial Star Marines. Next - have you checked the counters in FFW and IE? In FFW there are eight ISM regiments, designated as 1071, 1931, 2091, 8041, 5722, 3277, 8327, 6127. In IE there are five ISM regiments, designated as 6701, 4217,...
by Varulv
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial Marines Numbered Units
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Imperial Marines Numbered Units

The good part is that there are several sources describing the overall structure of a regiment etc, but besides the 4518th Lift Infantry Regiment (which is not an Imperial Marine regiment) it’s hard to find any named/numbered units. It would be nice to have something similar to this page with the nu...
by Varulv
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial Marines Numbered Units
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Imperial Marines Numbered Units

A player has just created an Imperial Marine and in order to flesh out his background it would be nice to have a name for the unit (division, regiment, battalion etc) where he served. In The Spinward Marches Campaign, for example, the 154th Battle Rider Squadron and the 4518th Lift Infantry Regiment...