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by Linwood
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Torpedoes and Missiles
Replies: 8
Views: 83

Re: Torpedoes and Missiles

You could always have the EW roll modified by range.
by Linwood
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Missile Pod Concept
Replies: 17
Views: 1846

Re: Missile Pod Concept

Maybe it would be better to flood the zone with decoys - lots of planetoids with emitters mimicking the signature of the real mines. That should be (relatively) inexpensive.

Having visions of that old X-wing game training mission where you have to go in and shoot up dozens of mines now,,,, 8)
by Linwood
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Missile Pod Concept
Replies: 17
Views: 1846

Re: Missile Pod Concept

Tractors are technological level sixteen, so usually outside my purview. Our manoeuvre drives are limited in acceleration by the technological level they are manufactured at, but can be built with more horsepower. I thought about pod laying, and had come to the conclusion I could just chuck torpedo...
by Linwood
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Poll: How Do You Play Traveller These Days?
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Poll: How Do You Play Traveller These Days?

We're using Fantasy Grounds Unity for gameplay, discord for voice/video and OOC/out of game chat. Really been working well. FGU has a ways to go- Highguard hasn't been released for it yet- but it's really been fantastic and very playable. My group and I are watching the Fantasy Grounds forums close...
by Linwood
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Poll: How Do You Play Traveller These Days?
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Poll: How Do You Play Traveller These Days?

Thanks, jwlovell!!

As usual I'm a bit disappointed with the aliens. Nothing that looks like a good Vargr or Aslan to my eye. But several nice packs of ordinary people, security, etc. And some good animal lifeforms.
by Linwood
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rolling d66 - what's that?
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

Mostly the trade and encounter tables in the core rulebooks. I think there's a few others in the supplements.
by Linwood
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: VTT Compatible Maps
Replies: 5
Views: 1443

Re: VTT Compatible Maps

I thought Fantasy Grounds supported isometric maps.
by Linwood
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Higher tech items on a lower tech world
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: Higher tech items on a lower tech world

Which is kind of my point. It's likely that a world's military (and possibly other factions) will attempt to acquire tech above their world's TL. But it's worth it to think through what sorts of tech make sense to them in the situation they're in and what arrangements they may need to make to acquir...
by Linwood
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question about Stunners
Replies: 24
Views: 585

Re: Question about Stunners

So you're telling me you're trying to be internally consistent with previous Mongoose material? Given my rants on the lack of the same in the past, I should probably applaud this. But I still don't like long range stunners. I'm in agreement with you on that. I like the idea that you have to get up ...
by Linwood
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resource for alien creatures (non-sophont)
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Resource for alien creatures (non-sophont)

I did not know the material was pirated. I'd never even seen the site until it turned up in a Google search yesterday. My apologies
by Linwood
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resource for alien creatures (non-sophont)
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Resource for alien creatures (non-sophont)

There’s an old CT supplement called Animal Encounters (Supplement 2) that a bunch of very skeletal animals - just basic stats, no descriptions. Might be worth a look. You can get a PDF copy here.
by Linwood
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Asteroid mining and processing
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Asteroid mining and processing

I was plotting an adventure focused on asteroid mining a while back. In the category of "waste not, want not" I was kicking around some potential uses for the tailings (the other 86%). These included: - using them for 'space concrete' for construction materials for habitats, shelters and the like. -...
by Linwood
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Poll: How Do You Play Traveller These Days?
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Poll: How Do You Play Traveller These Days?

For those of you working with VTT apps - I'm looking for good token/portrait packs which well-suited for Traveller. In particular, I'd love to find packs with reasonably good Aslan and Vargr images. Any suggestions?
by Linwood
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rethinking Athletics Specialties
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Rethinking Athletics Specialties

This sort of takes back to older Traveller editions, which had things like Zero-G skill. I don't know that there's anything wrong with the categories you've laid out. You might want to consider how they reduce the power of any skill points spent here. Consider - a skill point applied to Climb only h...
by Linwood
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Medical care cost
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Medical care cost

Consumables may be in part a continuing cost. Passengers and ship crew keep taking the headache pain meds and the minor wound (cuts, burns and bruises) aid.
by Linwood
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Medical care cost
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Medical care cost

Sounds reasonable. I’d up the charges if surgery is required.
by Linwood
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 678
Views: 172596

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Some MREs had a warning like that when I was in uniform - "don't eat within X hours of flight"....
by Linwood
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: D66 Compendium 2 On Sale NOW!
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: D66 Compendium 2 On Sale NOW!

I’d go out and buy this but I already own a copy. :D

It is a great resource!! The background and events tables can add a lot of variety to character generation!!!
by Linwood
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aslan Background Skills
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Aslan Background Skills

Old School wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:08 pm
Playing an Aslan in the Hierate proper is about as appealing to me as a campaign in Core or Massilia. Things are too settled there. The fun is out on the frontier.
Agreed!!!!
by Linwood
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fuel costs--jumps vs. weeks of operation
Replies: 16
Views: 1777

Re: Fuel costs--jumps vs. weeks of operation

Thinking about this a little differently -https://medium.com/@candidegardening/how-many-plants-would-it-take-to-produce-enough-oxygen-for-one-person-7312743ed70b So figure you need 700 houseplants per crew member to be completely O2 self-sufficient. Or some really extreme bio-engineered organisms. A...