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by baithammer
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sensors Vs Superior Stealth
Replies: 32
Views: 1302

Re: Sensors Vs Superior Stealth

Or could use the boon / bane system.
by baithammer
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions on small craft weapons and turrets
Replies: 34
Views: 354

Re: Questions on small craft weapons and turrets

Missiles have a number of quirks. 1.) Don't require the launcher to be facing the target as they have their own drive system. 2.) Lose the smart trait if used at adjacent or close range. I allow continuos fire from dedicated missile magazines Honestly not really needed as the larger ship scale syste...
by baithammer
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions on small craft weapons and turrets
Replies: 34
Views: 354

Re: Questions on small craft weapons and turrets

Your only able to ready fire 4 missiles from the system, but you can reload from storage by taking the reload action. ( Otherwise the 96 missiles on the 50 dt fighter would be wasted space.) Basically you have 4 shots then have to spend a turn reloading the rack / turret / ect. ( With missiles being...
by baithammer
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sensors Vs Superior Stealth
Replies: 32
Views: 1302

Re: Sensors Vs Superior Stealth

Just remember that the sensor suites have a number of different scans, such as the EM which can detect onboard systems of which the M-drive is rather high power usage.
by baithammer
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Packing heat on Theev
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: Packing heat on Theev

Rifles would also be a bad idea, keep it small and inconspicuous.
by baithammer
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is SOC per society?
Replies: 74
Views: 3121

Re: Is SOC per society?

Washington wasn't a farmer, he and his family were major landowners with his father holding County Sheriff's position. Washington also got commissioned into the Colonial forces with his last rank as Colonel. ( Got stymied on getting a British Officer's commission.) After that he expanded his holding...
by baithammer
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is SOC per society?
Replies: 74
Views: 3121

Re: Is SOC per society?

Absolutely, as all that requires is someone to give patronage to them and be gullible enough to fall for the fiction.
by baithammer
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is SOC per society?
Replies: 74
Views: 3121

Re: Is SOC per society?

Washington's abilities didn't help when he was trying to gain a commission with the British army, he was turned down everytime. But with his connections he managed to get commissions in the colonial armies. (Governor Robert Dinwiddie was a big part of Washington's advancements.) Natural abilities ar...
by baithammer
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is SOC per society?
Replies: 74
Views: 3121

Re: Is SOC per society?

Thrawn rose to his position of power because of his merit, not because of who his parents were! Having a High SOC score is based on who your parents were, not how smart you are. I'll give you an example of two Georges, George Washington and King George the Third, one led his troops into battle, the...
by baithammer
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is SOC per society?
Replies: 74
Views: 3121

Re: Is SOC per society?

I'll throw out a Star Wars character Thrawn. http://orig04.deviantart.net/7919/f/2017/100/6/e/thrawn_by_wraithdt-db5ecu5.jpg Does this guy have a high SOC score or a high INT score? And suppose there was a character like this in the Third Imperium. What do you think he might be doing if he got into...
by baithammer
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Particle beam radiation damage
Replies: 53
Views: 1272

Re: Particle beam radiation damage

Well you can harden the computer / core or you can harden the entire bridge with the entire hull being radiation shielded.
by baithammer
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Particle beam radiation damage
Replies: 53
Views: 1272

Re: Particle beam radiation damage

Radiation shielding also has the bonus of hardening the bridge for a fairly low price.
by baithammer
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Particle beam radiation damage
Replies: 53
Views: 1272

Re: Particle beam radiation damage

Notice how there's a different reaction to a rifle and an assault rifle today.
And the public has a hard time understanding the difference between the two.

As to the particle beam / fusion weapons, those along with nuclear weapons should be considered with the same brush.
by baithammer
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is SOC per society?
Replies: 74
Views: 3121

Re: Is SOC per society?

Soc is more a sort of classism, with your relations with other members of the class meaning more than your personal fortunes whether by wealth or power.
by baithammer
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is SOC per society?
Replies: 74
Views: 3121

Re: Is SOC per society?

Not true with the release of Aslan creation rules in Pirates of Dranix Book 2. Territory The Territory (TER) characteristic is unique to the Aslan. TER measures the amount of land owned by that Aslan male. It is the foundation of Aslan SOC – for a landless male or female, his or her SOC is derived f...
by baithammer
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels
Replies: 51
Views: 3026

Re: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels

Solar Sails don't generate power, solar panels do.
by baithammer
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is SOC per society?
Replies: 74
Views: 3121

Re: Is SOC per society?

Because the Imperium runs on Social standings, charisma and riches mean very little to the larger imperium as those in power grant favour to those lower than them.

Charisma works better in a society without such stratification and other places your / tribe / families territories mean even more.
by baithammer
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels
Replies: 51
Views: 3026

Re: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels

Ugh forgot to put "as if thrust 1".
by baithammer
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels
Replies: 51
Views: 3026

Re: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels

Which is why solar panels are constrained to thrust 1 and only supplying power for basic systems when applied as a stand alone.
by baithammer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels
Replies: 51
Views: 3026

Re: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels

The solar panels have two different effects. 1.) If the ship has a power plant and solar panel then the following applies. A ship equipped with solar panels consumes power plant fuel at one–quarter the normal rate so long as it is only engaged in minimal manoeuvring and does not fire any weapons. Mi...