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by M J Dougherty
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to justify 1 so young being so good?
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: How to justify 1 so young being so good?

But this isn't your Best Ever Luck Ever, is it? It's just yet another extreme result. If it was a one-off question then folks might take the time to answer. But it happens to you all the time, or so you claim. If you want this sort of thing in your game, then justify it. If you can't justify it, try...
by M J Dougherty
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Suggest a suitable end for her
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Suggest a suitable end for her

I like the idea of a Fairly Heavy Dreadnought. Apart from that, well, this is another of those occasions where what you're doing is so far beyond the scope of what everyone else does that you're not going to get meaningful answers. This character is an immortal superhero who owns several sectors of ...
by M J Dougherty
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Roughly how good is she?
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: Roughly how good is she?

Piloting and swordsmanship have little to do with leadership unless the admiral has some exploits people talk about. Elsewise, this person has some good bonuses that should suggest in-game effects. Leadership seems to have some high bonuses so the rules suggest this person can lead well. And apparen...
by M J Dougherty
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Roughly how intelligent is he/she
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: Roughly how intelligent is he/she

My experience with university students over 20 years or so is the same - people can earn a high level of education and be able to rememeber stuff from it without possessing much problem-solving ability. Or common sense.

And the opposite is also true.
by M J Dougherty
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Suggested fleets if I do it again
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Re: Suggested fleets if I do it again

I agree. You'll find it much easier to convince players to join a new game than picking one up in the middle.

Also, usual comments about scale. You'd be better to keep the scale small and not give out billions of credits on day 1. Apart from anything else, too many options will confuse the players.
by M J Dougherty
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Turning something real into Traveller
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: Turning something real into Traveller

You fill in for a sick shuttle pilot and the controls are configured EXACTLY as you like them, even though it's an unusual setup you're sure nobody else uses.
by M J Dougherty
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Turning something real into Traveller
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: Turning something real into Traveller

Imagine finding something you lost in a starport lounge in a different lounge several parsecs away. Worse... you see the old handcomp you lost in someone's hand. It's been years and half a subsector but you're sure. And weren't there some incriminating files on it, now you think? Running with that o...
by M J Dougherty
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does Oleb trust them too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 1152

Re: Does Oleb trust them too much?

We've reached a point where I wonder if this is just another unlikely scenario.

However, if it's true then you truly do not need people like that in your life.

If this is the local gaming scene then perhaps you need to find another area of interest.
by M J Dougherty
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does Oleb trust them too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 1152

Re: Does Oleb trust them too much?

Okay. Explain this contradiction, if you will. Your friend won't say too much in case her players realise it's her. But she says the game has been running for 6.047 years and in-game for 403.1 years. She has provided details of numbers of capital ships and who is loyal commanding them and all that o...
by M J Dougherty
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Appraise this
Replies: 9
Views: 910

Re: Appraise this

There are several possible explanations, some of them rather worrying. Attention-seeking behaviour? An attempt to show us all how more gamer he is because his version of the game is so more epic than ours? Troll job? What's becoming obvious is that he isn't going to start asking sensible questions o...
by M J Dougherty
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Appraise this
Replies: 9
Views: 910

Re: Appraise this

The possibility of a poor result is irrelevant, because you always get the most uber fantastic rolls ever and by incredible chance manage to start with a setting-breaking level of power. My unbiased opinion is that if you want to game at this scale, just assign the resources and have at it. Asking '...
by M J Dougherty
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Would it be a war-crime?
Replies: 17
Views: 1282

Re: Would it be a war-crime?

The first question when asking about a situation like this is... would anyone by stupid enough to do this?

Which seems unlikely.
by M J Dougherty
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Drinax] Campaign log
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: [Drinax] Campaign log

I would suggest creating a character and playing the game as it happens rather than trying to build a success-machine group.

There are plenty of ways the Drinax campaign can be the backdrop for adventures without doing much of the piratey thing.
by M J Dougherty
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does Oleb trust them too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 1152

Re: Does Oleb trust them too much?

If that's what they're doing, they're succeeding. At risk of being a bit more blunt than kind, your questions tend to be irritating. You want people to come up with answers to situations that seem extremely contrived or just plain silly, and to do it they have to wade though complex stream-of-consci...
by M J Dougherty
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Navy officers melee weapon skill
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Navy officers melee weapon skill

An officer's dress sword would probably be a member of the smallsword family, though an interesting distinction would be to award a ceremonial cutlass to non-nobles. The term 'cutlass' generally refers to any naval sword that isn't a smallsword, and can mean anything from a machete type weapon to a ...
by M J Dougherty
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does Oleb trust them too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 1152

Re: Does Oleb trust them too much?

Also, is this yet another group playing Drinax in your area who use this gigantic scale with hundreds of years passing? How many is that now? I ask mainly because I've never encountered anyone playing on this scale, and you don't seem to know anyone who doesn't. That's intriguing. Do all these group...
by M J Dougherty
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does Oleb trust them too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 1152

Re: Does Oleb trust them too much?

How do you handle the changes in the setting over 400-odd years? Leaving aside the big changes like the Rebellion, Collapse, Empress Wave and so forth, worlds will develop or regress over that time to a very great extent. Alliances arise and fall. The Trojan Reach of 1520 is going to be very differe...
by M J Dougherty
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Anyonw know of 1
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Anyonw know of 1

A lot of this question is meaningless gibberish. Asking if there is a group should be enough. You join the group, play whatever rules they are using, and that's it.

There's no need to explain you've been playing for 7.682 years and all the rest of it.

Simple questions are your friend.
by M J Dougherty
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would they do?
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: What would they do?

I've read the question three times and I can't make sense of it.

If you're going to pose these hypothetical situations, could you at least try to make them comprehensible?
by M J Dougherty
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How would The Imperium's Nobility react
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: How would The Imperium's Nobility react

Doesn't matter. Your uber empire is so powerful nobody can do anything.