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by alkibiades
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Athwa sector in the Starter Set
Replies: 2
Views: 9

Re: Athwa sector in the Starter Set

So this is literally the Traveller version for Battlestar Galactica. So it is a true sandbox with ultimate freedom. I even could imagine running the series (original series, not the reboot) off.^^
by alkibiades
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Athwa sector in the Starter Set
Replies: 2
Views: 9

Athwa sector in the Starter Set

If I read travellermap.com correctly, the Athwa system, and the Esseray as a major thread, from the campaign "The Fall of Tinath" are too far away from the charted space around the Third Imperium to be reached by the fleeing fleet in a mere couple of lifetimes or is Athwa closer to the Imperium than...
by alkibiades
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Bookmarks in the Starter Set
Replies: 0
Views: 4

Bookmarks in the Starter Set

The bookmarks in the Starter Set are very rudimentary. Does anybody know if there are more refined bookmarks planned for the PDFs? Especially in the character creation process, the scrolling forwards and backwards repeatingly was a bit time-consuming :D
by alkibiades
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Skills ans specialities in Traveller Starter Set
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Skills ans specialities in Traveller Starter Set

Thanks for the info :) How does it work with training a speciality in a skill, when I already have ranks in a different speciality of the same skill? Let's say I have gun combat (slug) 2, meaning I have automatically gun combat (energy) 0. If I train for a new rank in a skill the rules state, it cos...
by alkibiades
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Character Creation questions from a newb
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Character Creation questions from a newb

Sorry for the wall f text in advance. :) I went through character generation (Starter Set) seperately with two friends abd some questions about certain details surfaced. I hope for some enlightement: 1) pre-career education takes place in place of a career. So after university/academy the char would...
by alkibiades
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Skills ans specialities in Traveller Starter Set
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Skills ans specialities in Traveller Starter Set

If I understand skills with specialities correctly, as long as a skill has specialities and you gain a rank 1+, this rank applies to only one speciality. What about rank 0 in such a skill? The Starter Set pregens often have skills with specialities at rank 0 without mentioning a speciality. Aren Vei...
by alkibiades
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Conversions from other systems
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Conversions from other systems

It would certainly be highly unusual, but you are of coarse able to to whatever you wish in YTU. I'd be a bit worried it would break the genre for the players unless you could come up with a vslid psuodo-science explaination for it. Such as the undead are the result of an alien fungus infection. Th...
by alkibiades
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Conversions from other systems
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Conversions from other systems

Just out of curiosity. Are there some conversion rules to convert critters from other systems, for example D&D, to Traveller? And if not, is there a way to simulate qualities unusual to Traveller? One crazy example, the travellers stumble over an ancient ruin housing some cursed undead, maybe even a...
by alkibiades
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: When to roll for psionics?
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: When to roll for psionics?

EDIT: It is possible for all characters to randomly come across a psionic institute and receive testing and possible training. When rolling for the event that happens during a specific term, the career event table can direct you to the Life Event table, which has the possibility of encountering a p...
by alkibiades
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: When to roll for psionics?
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: When to roll for psionics?

I love that kind of freedom in the char creating process, thank you very much.
by alkibiades
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: When to roll for psionics?
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: When to roll for psionics?

Thanks for the info. So it is basically dependend if I create a third imperium human or a psion friendly realm character? If I want to play a third imperium psion, I couldn't just get tested before or after university or military academy. I'd have to wait after serving my last term and get tested th...
by alkibiades
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: When to roll for psionics?
Replies: 7
Views: 109

When to roll for psionics?

The starter set does not tell exactly, when to roll for psionics. Is this always done after the last term or somewhere in between? And do I understand it correctly that the points are deducted from this psionic attribute and thus the attribute DM declines after every use?
by alkibiades
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Seeking infos about alien species, the 3rd Empire and other empires/federations
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Seeking infos about alien species, the 3rd Empire and other empires/federations

I'm very new to Traveller. Actually stumbled over this fine RPG two weeks ago with the Starter Set. Regarding Setting informations and aliens it refers to some Traveller Companion which is obviously not existant. Is there any other source or book giving me deeper insight into races and cultures of t...