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by tdsharkey
Thu May 14, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How To Play Traveller RPG Online With Roll20
Replies: 4
Views: 2582

Re: How To Play Traveller RPG Online With Roll20

It isn't impossible, but I think they are less ideal than 2d maps. To me they are cluttered, and objects like bunks can obscure grid spaces to their left. I'd like clean, 2d maps, without room numbers or the like on them for VTT play.
by tdsharkey
Wed May 13, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How To Play Traveller RPG Online With Roll20
Replies: 4
Views: 2582

Re: How To Play Traveller RPG Online With Roll20

I think the largest obstacle to Traveller in Roll20 is the terrible isometric maps that Mongoose has decided to use to support this current edition.
by tdsharkey
Wed May 13, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: VTT Compatible Maps
Replies: 5
Views: 2959

VTT Compatible Maps

With the global pandemic nearly every traditional tabletop RPG game or club has turned to some form of VTT to continue play. In this regard Mongoose is substantially behind the curve by not supporting in the most basic fashion the ability to use their products online in a VTT game. The design decisi...
by tdsharkey
Wed May 13, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Great Rift Adventure 2: Deepnight Endeavour 2d map
Replies: 2
Views: 1819

Re: Great Rift Adventure 2: Deepnight Endeavour 2d map

This is a serious deficiency by Mongoose. With their current design aesthetic of isometric ship plans they are nearly impossible to use in a VTT setting. It should not be up to us, the customer, to spend hours trying to make a usable product in an environment that more and more games are being playe...
by tdsharkey
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Great Rift Adventure 2: Deepnight Endeavour
Replies: 31
Views: 7732

Re: Great Rift Adventure 2: Deepnight Endeavour

turning each 5dton block into a 3X3 1.5m block should be close enough That's what I'm planning to do, if I decide that level of detail is needed... Might be able to pull it off with more generic and broad descriptions... Remains to be seen :) I'll probably run it on Roll20, so it ends up being very...
by tdsharkey
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Great Rift Adventure 2: Deepnight Endeavour
Replies: 31
Views: 7732

Re: Great Rift Adventure 2: Deepnight Endeavour

Yeah, that is is smudge awkward, but turning each 5dton block into a 3X3 1.5m block should be close enough.. I'm thinking about running this as part of a Roll20 campaign.
by tdsharkey
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Great Rift Adventure 2: Deepnight Endeavour
Replies: 31
Views: 7732

Re: Great Rift Adventure 2: Deepnight Endeavour

Each map square is five dtons of space. What dimensions does each square equate to if I want to map the areas in greater detail?
by tdsharkey
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Can gauss weapons use AP rounds?
Replies: 30
Views: 4096

Re: Can gauss weapons use AP rounds?

The major way I stop people from just using AP ammo all the time IMTU is legality. Places might be tolerant of you carrying a pistol, or rifle around, but when you start humping AP rounds around, or even hunting them down to purchase them in a moderate law level society, the authorities may take no...
by tdsharkey
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Can gauss weapons use AP rounds?
Replies: 30
Views: 4096

Re: Can gauss weapons use AP rounds?

I think that a gauss round should, at the very least, lose its AP qualities if it is incendiary. I agree that the rules, as written, are often guidelines, but players have these resources, and while a good player may appreciate a referee's ruling, some will feel like it is just arbitrariness. Travel...
by tdsharkey
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: LASERs, Armor and Reflec Question / MgT2
Replies: 1
Views: 629

LASERs, Armor and Reflec Question / MgT2

I'm a little confused on energy weapons (LASER weapons in particular) and armor. Let's take cloth armor as an example. Does Cloth offer any protection against LASERS? It is described as a ballistic cloth that spreads impact damage, but, unless I am missing it, it does not explicitly say that it does...
by tdsharkey
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Can gauss weapons use AP rounds?
Replies: 30
Views: 4096

Re: Can gauss weapons use AP rounds?

Can a gauss round be incendiary? The rules generalize a great deal (I'm sure for the sake of simplicity I guess..) but it, personally, doesn't make sense to me that a small metallic dart could somehow have an incendiary property. But RAW I suppose it does?