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by Hakkonen
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prevalence of military vets among PCs
Replies: 16
Views: 2555

Re: Prevalence of military vets among PCs

Old School wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:48 pm
But even the diplomat or scientist in the group is going to have at least Vacc Suit 0 and Gun Combat 0, plus something useful to do on a starship.
Isn't that what the skill package is for?
by Hakkonen
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prevalence of military vets among PCs
Replies: 16
Views: 2555

Prevalence of military vets among PCs

In the Traveller game I'm in (or was, before the pandemic, and hopefully will be again eventually), all four PCs have at least some military experience. My character was career Navy, another PC was a career mercenary, a third was drafted into the Navy for three terms, and the last spent one term in ...
by Hakkonen
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is the Empress Marava-class supposed to have a fuel scoop?
Replies: 19
Views: 5365

Is the Empress Marava-class supposed to have a fuel scoop?

Yay, I'm actually playing Traveller! Our group has inherited an Empress Marava-class far trader, and while High Guard lists the design as including a fuel processor (40 tons/day), it doesn't show a fuel scoop. Is this an oversight, or does it mean that the Empress Marava can refuel from water source...
by Hakkonen
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sourcebook for the Aslan?
Replies: 4
Views: 1742

Re: Sourcebook for the Aslan?

Old School wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:26 pm
Right. I doubt they'll be a 2nd edition Aslan sourcebook.
So what's Behind the Claw?
by Hakkonen
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sourcebook for the Aslan?
Replies: 4
Views: 1742

Sourcebook for the Aslan?

I'm reading the article on the Arhiyao clan in JTAS Vol. 3, and I feel like I'm missing big chunks of what the author was trying to say. Part of it is terminology, part of it is knowing nothing about Aslan history, culture, or politics. I gather that Behind the Claw will be Mongoose Traveller's Asla...
by Hakkonen
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Weapons for a special-operations ship
Replies: 60
Views: 10977

Re: Weapons for a special-operations ship

Unless you're building a ship-to-ship boarding craft? But that doesn't seem low profile to me. It's kind of obvious once you fly up alongside. Boarding space stations and spacecraft is definitely part of the mission profile. The stealthy part is the ship's use of the "superior stealth" hull option ...
by Hakkonen
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Weapons for a special-operations ship
Replies: 60
Views: 10977

Weapons for a special-operations ship

I'm designing a special operations frigate: 2,500 tons, TL16, thrust 6, jump 4. Carries a marine company, primary mission is low-profile insertion and extraction of same. What should I arm her with? I'm thinking ion cannons, EMP torpedoes, and jumpbreaker missiles for disabling spacecraft, and conve...
by Hakkonen
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Blank (really, really blank) subsector maps
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

Re: Blank (really, really blank) subsector maps

Pyromancer wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:15 am
I googled "traveller blank subsector map".
So did I. How many pages deep was that?
by Hakkonen
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Blank (really, really blank) subsector maps
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

Blank (really, really blank) subsector maps

I want to generate the Foreven Sector for my game, and I want the hex numbers to correspond to the hex numbers on travellermap.com. Every "blank" subsector map I can find has hex numbers already applied. Is there a source for actually blank (just the hex grid and nothing else) printable subsector ma...
by Hakkonen
Fri May 17, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why can't I add bookmarks to my PDFs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1651

Re: Why can't I add bookmarks to my PDFs?

Editing bookmarks really ought to be allowed, even if editing the content is otherwise verboten.
by Hakkonen
Thu May 16, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why can't I add bookmarks to my PDFs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1651

Why can't I add bookmarks to my PDFs?

No, seriously. The core PDF is severely lacking in bookmarks, but I am inexplicably prevented from creating new ones. Who do I need to slap?
by Hakkonen
Mon May 13, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: JTAS errata
Replies: 30
Views: 11713

Re: JTAS errata

bklokis wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:55 pm
Not sure this counts as errata technically, but can we get a serious set of bookmarks?
Better yet, can we get the ability to create our own bookmarks?
by Hakkonen
Sun May 12, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Are 13mann's products worth anything?
Replies: 1
Views: 1483

Are 13mann's products worth anything?

One of my players (yes, holy crap, I'm running Traveller) wants to build a couple of engineering robots, and says he's gotten recommendations of Traveller ROBOTS by 13Mann. I'm not familiar with their material; is allowing this book worthwhile?
by Hakkonen
Wed May 08, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's Traveller5 like?
Replies: 109
Views: 36869

Re: What's Traveller5 like?

Can you be more specific? What's wrong with those systems?
by Hakkonen
Wed May 08, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's Traveller5 like?
Replies: 109
Views: 36869

Re: What's Traveller5 like?

Moppy wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 5:31 pm
size and "bloat" is fine so long as everything is useful, fun or and unqiue - the bigger the better in that case

i don't have any issue with the size of T5, just that I'm pretty certain it doesn't work as a playable game without a lot of fixing first
What is it that makes T5 unplayable?
by Hakkonen
Mon May 06, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's Traveller5 like?
Replies: 109
Views: 36869

Re: What's Traveller5 like?

Sigtrygg wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 1:22 pm
Mongoose can not decide if it wants Traveller to be the Third Imperium or Star Wars
What do you mean?
by Hakkonen
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's Traveller5 like?
Replies: 109
Views: 36869

Re: What's Traveller5 like?

Moppy wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:46 pm
I think I'm still banned from COTI because I have a gmail address. This results in me having a poorer opinion of their product and management than I would normally.
Why does having a gmail address get you banned?
by Hakkonen
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's Traveller5 like?
Replies: 109
Views: 36869

Re: What's Traveller5 like?

EwanS wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:44 am
It looks like a new Kickstarter is out next week.
For Mongoose or T5?
by Hakkonen
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's Traveller5 like?
Replies: 109
Views: 36869

What's Traveller5 like?

I didn't know about the "forked" editions when I backed the Great Rift Kickstarter; I just assumed that Mongoose's Traveller was the current edition. What's the take on T5?
by Hakkonen
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lion air, B-737 and "AI" again.
Replies: 23
Views: 4533

Re: Lion air, B-737 and "AI" again.

Moppy wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:49 am
1. they put bigger engines on the plane to reduce fuel usage.
Sorry, run that bit by me again?