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by HalC
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Demographics of the Spinward Frontier: Building Sectors
Replies: 7
Views: 2663

Re: Demographics of the Spinward Frontier: Building Sectors

If I weren't trying to code a universal Travellermap.com data file reader (those downloadable sec.txt files do not use a fixed field set up - this requiring the file to be parsed) I would use those illustrations from SPINWARD MARCHES CAMPAIGN. That might be a fun try. What I want to do is create a c...
by HalC
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Demographics of the Spinward Frontier: Building Sectors
Replies: 7
Views: 2663

Re: Demographics of the Spinward Frontier: Building Sectors

Just out of curiosity, has anyone ever tried using the Travellermap.com applications for displaying custom traveller maps? For instance, imagine taking the steps outlined by the original poster - and you want to be able to send that to the Travellermap.com app that makes sector maps for you. You can...
by HalC
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Apps for Traveller
Replies: 13
Views: 4091

Re: Apps for Traveller

Thank you Andrew. :)
by HalC
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Apps for Traveller
Replies: 13
Views: 4091

Re: Apps for Traveller

Just out of curiosity - just what are the limits for writing freeware apps for use with Mongoose Traveller?

Is there a private email for Mongoose Matt to ask permission?

Just curious.
by HalC
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Second Survey errata - who do I contact?
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Second Survey errata - who do I contact?

Anyone know where I should direct any possible errata regarding Second Survey data from Travellermap.com? The issue is as follows: # Alleg: NaXX: "Non-Aligned, unclaimed" 3140 Auitawry A56689A-C Ri Pa Ph An Pz DroyW { 4 } (F7E+5) [AC7E] - KM A 514 10 NaXX G6 V What is the problem? NaXX was assigned ...
by HalC
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Business model for Xboat Couriers in the Spinward Marches
Replies: 5
Views: 1011

Business model for Xboat Couriers in the Spinward Marches

Hello Folks, Elsewhere on a Facebook Traveller Group, someone brought up a question about how often Xboat couriers are sent and arrive throughout the various portions of the Spinward Marches - which in turn set my mind off on a tangent... What would be the business model of the Xboat Courier? Just a...
by HalC
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: sleep tubes and batteries and mothballed ships
Replies: 40
Views: 3635

Re: sleep tubes and batteries and mothballed ships

See - here's the thing. I started out with Classic Traveller back in the stone age. We didn't even have desk top publishing when Traveller first came out, let alone PDF's. When they finally unearthed my birth certificate clay tablets, they still translated the date wrong because the dust had gotten ...
by HalC
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: sleep tubes and batteries and mothballed ships
Replies: 40
Views: 3635

Re: sleep tubes and batteries and mothballed ships

Use the Powering down rules on page 144 of the core book. Cut the Basic Power by half, shut the maneuver engine off and any other system you won't be using from inside a low berth. The remaining power is used to calculate how much the plant is throttled back then calculate how much time the remaini...
by HalC
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Any published guidelines on how long it takes to online a ship?
Replies: 18
Views: 1810

Re: Any published guidelines on how long it takes to online a ship?

Nuclear weaponry and/or weapons of mass destruction are not likely to be available on the open market or even generally available to the civilian market. If your Third Imperium permits civilian use of such weapons - well, life for civilians are going to be interesting. ;) As for nuclear armaments ab...
by HalC
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: sleep tubes and batteries and mothballed ships
Replies: 40
Views: 3635

Re: sleep tubes and batteries and mothballed ships

At present, I'm attempting to determine what "1 power" is equivalent to in real terms. As best as I can tell, a single low berth requires 1/10th of a power, since you can power up 10 low berths for 1 energy. It seems a bit odd that an emergency low berth requires a full power, but can only handle fo...
by HalC
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: sleep tubes and batteries and mothballed ships
Replies: 40
Views: 3635

sleep tubes and batteries and mothballed ships

Hi All, Just curious - what is the LONGEST any one individual can stay in cold berth absent a power plant? Does Cold berth require temperature control to the extent for example, that one could remove a person from cold berth and place them in a cold temperature cave whose temperature remains constan...
by HalC
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: OPFOR for the Sword Worlds
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Re: OPFOR for the Sword Worlds

I have been utilizing the Sector Fleet book, as well as focusing on the Lunion sub-sector for the bulk of my campaigns, that when I picked up the Element Cruiser material, it was in prep for a fifth frontier war campaign complete with pirates, commerce raiding, etc. With the Sword Worlds being adjac...
by HalC
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: OPFOR for the Sword Worlds
Replies: 5
Views: 880

OPFOR for the Sword Worlds

Hello Folks, By chance, has there ever been a listing of Sword World ship forces in the Sword World subsector? Sector Fleet lists the assets in the Spinward Marches, but I wondered if there happened to be any published material other than STEVE JACKSON GAMES "Sword Worlds"? I do have access to the A...
by HalC
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New vs Previous Traveller
Replies: 31
Views: 5020

Re: New vs Previous Traveller

For what it is worth, I finally took the plunge and picked up 2nd edition. Eventually, I'm going to want to compare each of the two books against each other just to see what did or did not change. ONE thing that I am impressed with (ie "what took so long???!!!") was the fact that incidental freight ...
by HalC
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Help with calculating cargo lots
Replies: 11
Views: 1371

Re: Help with calculating cargo lots

I'm a little confused here. I specified 1d6+2 minor lots, and 1d6+1 major lots as an example. Sorry, I assumed 2nd edition. I tried to point out that according to MgT2 Core, p208 you can't roll 1D +2 lots, only a straight 1D, 2D, 3D, ..., 10D (without mods). Interesting - a change in 2nd edition fr...
by HalC
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Help with calculating cargo lots
Replies: 11
Views: 1371

Re: Help with calculating cargo lots

... and you find yourself with a market that has 1d6 +2 minor freight lots, and 1d6 +1 Major freight lots. Rolling 1d6+2, you end up with say, a 3+2 or 5 minor lots. You also roll a 4 for Major lots, becoming a 5 as well. By RAW the mods apply to the roll on the table, not the roll for number of lo...
by HalC
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Help with calculating cargo lots
Replies: 11
Views: 1371

Re: Help with calculating cargo lots

While you are correct, what you may be missing is the fact that you may not subdivide those major cargo lots into something smaller. Let's say for the sake of argument, that you have a Far Trader ship. Your ship undertakes to carry a total of Five High Passengers (talk about LUCK!) and you find your...
by HalC
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Roll20 vs Fantasy Ground
Replies: 15
Views: 2154

Re: Roll20 vs Fantasy Ground

If you would like to see what is possible when playing with Fantasy Grounds, let me know. While I don't have the Traveller game supported myself, I do have GURPS and can show you some of what the experience is/will be like. Because I paid for the "ultimate" license, I can host games for those who ar...
by HalC
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New vs Previous Traveller
Replies: 31
Views: 5020

Re: New vs Previous Traveller

Sometimes I hate doing research... :( While doing a google search on reviews, I came across the fact that Mongoose Traveller 2nd edition is available on Fantasy Grounds. When I run any Traveller Campaign on Fantasy Grounds, it tends to be GURPS TRAVELLER. That Mongoose Traveller has the capability o...
by HalC
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New vs Previous Traveller
Replies: 31
Views: 5020

Re: New vs Previous Traveller

So whether the modifier is -2 or the target number is 10, the math works out the same overall. That was the gut feeling I had - but the one thing I hoped would be "fixed" is that the narrative given at the start of the book, detailing how far away from the intended destination the ship arrived at, w...