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by M J Dougherty
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Duds in space
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: Duds in space

There is a scene in Shadow of the Storm where Stormshadow only has training missiles aboard, so fires them in penny packets to ensure the enemy's point-defence can cope. We don't want one to get through and show them theyre just duds; they might stop being distracted....
by M J Dougherty
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Exactly how foolish was I?
Replies: 10
Views: 1135

Re: Exactly how foolish was I?

I just noticed the claim that the Zhodani psionic treachery was faked. OK, so Drinax revealed they have Zhodani allies who will do stuff like this for them. That's a death sentence from the Imperium, who will not tolerate a Zhodani puppet state (especially one receiving such epic levels of support) ...
by M J Dougherty
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Exactly how foolish was I?
Replies: 10
Views: 1135

Re: Exactly how foolish was I?

You don't seem to comprehend the scale of these things or their implications. Leaving aside the question of who built this thing and why, and how they can afford to operate it... and why the Imperium and the Hierate tolerate its existence, and... well, leaving aside the implausibility of its very ex...
by M J Dougherty
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What do you think of this Dream Portfolio
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: What do you think of this Dream Portfolio

I think that giving these vast portfolios to players creates a situation where there is no point in them playing a typical Traveller game. Why would this person go adventuring? If they needed to do something they have money and connections that could be used to deal with the problem. But you knew th...
by M J Dougherty
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gateway Domain Campaign Adventure 1: Homecoming
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Gateway Domain Campaign Adventure 1: Homecoming

I would like to rework it someday to be useful with Mongoose Traveller, but that requires quite a major revision and a setting to put it in.
by M J Dougherty
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gateway Domain Campaign Adventure 1: Homecoming
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Gateway Domain Campaign Adventure 1: Homecoming

You should not be able to buy it. If someone is selling it, the author (me) is not benefiting. There is a longer story, but the short version is that Homecoming is one of the products I wrote for QLI which was not paid for. I released it under the Avenger license but was forced to remove it from sal...
by M J Dougherty
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would it be worth in Traveller?
Replies: 18
Views: 1157

Re: What would it be worth in Traveller?

Yeah, I've seen some hilarious values. Maybe they refer to the suftboard-sized swords you get in some video games.
by M J Dougherty
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: My aplologies again
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: My aplologies again

You do realise, don't you, that your posts when someone is (you claim) impersonating you and when you're you, are equally abusive of the goodwill of this board's members? You ask the same questions over and over, whether you're you or not, and ignore the answers. Having wasted a lot of time actually...
by M J Dougherty
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Would they be good enough to be Pirate Lords?
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Re: Would they be good enough to be Pirate Lords?

1. Wierdly detailed for a dream, that. 2. Thse imaginary characters are grossly overpowered to be pirate lords in the setting I write. Someone that powerful who insisted on doing piracy would be a priority target for the Imperial Navy. Not that they could support all those ships by piracy anyway... ...
by M J Dougherty
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would it be worth in Traveller?
Replies: 18
Views: 1157

Re: What would it be worth in Traveller?

Wow. That's a lot of weight on a finger.
by M J Dougherty
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would it be worth in Traveller?
Replies: 18
Views: 1157

Re: What would it be worth in Traveller?

I think a lot of games just copied what was in the early D&D manuals.
by M J Dougherty
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would it be worth in Traveller?
Replies: 18
Views: 1157

Re: What would it be worth in Traveller?

That makes more sense. I'd assumed the original game supplement got it wrong, like nearly all games give really silly weights for weapons.
by M J Dougherty
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would it be worth in Traveller?
Replies: 18
Views: 1157

Re: What would it be worth in Traveller?

40 carat gold would be 40 parts out of 24 pure gold. So this 13-pound ring contains 21.67 pounds of gold. This suggests the original item was maybe not written up very carefully. Or maybe it's some sort of superdense material.
by M J Dougherty
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would it be worth in Traveller?
Replies: 18
Views: 1157

Re: What would it be worth in Traveller?

13+ pounds of gold in a RING???????

Go pick up 13 pounds of anything. Imagine that on your finger.
by M J Dougherty
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw
Replies: 105
Views: 19864

Re: Behind the Claw

The converted gionetti has a launch tunnel where the spinal weapon was, so your small yacht can land dramatically... escorted by a wing of your fighters.

It also has a ballroom the size of a small freighter. And stables.
by M J Dougherty
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw
Replies: 105
Views: 19864

Re: Behind the Claw

Ah yes, the converted Geonetti. The yacht I'd design for myself.....
by M J Dougherty
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 146
Views: 17019

Re: Deepnight Revelation

That would require exiting Charted Space through the Aslan Hierate....
by M J Dougherty
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Did I make the roll too easy?
Replies: 11
Views: 635

Re: Did I make the roll too easy?

I wonder if these are really questions, or are they ways of saying 'look at my awesome success' without actually coming out and saying 'let me tell you about my character'.

It does seem like answers are simply ignored, except where the question is immdiately revised so the answer no longer applies.
by M J Dougherty
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 146
Views: 17019

Re: Deepnight Revelation

I'm not in a positon to properly answer that one, but the distance claim is correct. Deepnight Revelation will take your Travellers further than anyone ought to go.
by M J Dougherty
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: what skill for Security checks?
Replies: 10
Views: 548

Re: what skill for Security checks?

The solution might be to to take a Tactics specialism such as (Close Protection) or (Surveillance) depending on the application.