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by JNJ
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Behind the Claw

There is a HUGE amount of new stuff :) Absolutely every word of the original has been checked, re-checked and, if necessary, revised. Deneb has been pretty much completely re-written, and there is a bulk hauler's worth of new material in the book. I mean, a lot. Just the new playable alien races al...
by JNJ
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Behind the Claw

msprange wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:38 am
Aiming for the end of this month - previews are imminent!
Hi Matthew,

Will it be mostly a reprint of "the Spinward Marches" published in 2008 or will there be...a lot..of new content ?

Thanks,
JNJ
by JNJ
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Laser Torch quick question
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Laser Torch quick question

Hi, Does anybody know if I can find characteristics for a laser torch somewhere ? (any traveller edition, I can convert stats to Mgt2) Otherwise I will create one. Just GMing Death Station and urgently needing one ! ;-) Thanks. JNJ Just found it in the Mgt Central Supply Catalog : Laser Cutting Gea...
by JNJ
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Laser Torch quick question
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Laser Torch quick question

Hi,

Does anybody know if I can find characteristics for a laser torch somewhere ? (any traveller edition, I can convert stats to Mgt2)

Otherwise I will create one.

Just GMing Death Station and urgently needing one ! ;-)

Thanks.
JNJ
by JNJ
Thu May 16, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Fiction
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: Traveller Fiction

I read Chris Jackson's "A Warrior's Soul" and really enjoyed it. It takes place on a world that happens to be a key spot in the Drinax campaign, which made the story very relatable. Well written and fun. I've also read Martin Dougherty's "The Dimenos Problem," which was also great. Looking forward ...
by JNJ
Thu May 16, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Fiction
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Traveller Fiction

Anybody had time to read one of the 4 new traveller short stories already published by Mongoose and would be kind enough to provide some feedback or (short) review ? Writing and intrique quality ? very connected or not to Traveller universe ? Learned new things about the Traveller setting ? Provides...
by JNJ
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Design me A Wyvern
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: Design me A Wyvern

Can someone please design me A 600 ton Wyvern to use in Pirates of Drinax?. I'm very out of practise at doing ships that small. Please and thank you If you want to develop your ship designer skill : read the rules, try to create one, ask questions if any. Then you will have practice and won't ask o...
by JNJ
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: MGT1 Trade question
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: MGT1 Trade question

Thanks to all and especially to AnotherDilbert for his detailed spreadsheet explanation...much clearer to me now ! Double occupancy is indeed indicated in HG page 21 but due to the discomfort seems mainly used for crews : "Double Occupancy Some ships have bunks in their staterooms rather than single...
by JNJ
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: MGT1 Trade question
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: MGT1 Trade question

As far as I can tell the inclusion of the DMs for varying TLs in MgT2 only applies to Freight availability, not Buyer availability, as in MgT1. And this may be an indication that the Mgt1 DM's were not meant to apply in both directions. However, I personally think it makes sense that they would app...
by JNJ
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: MGT1 Trade question
Replies: 13
Views: 612

MGT1 Trade question

Hi, I am eagerly waiting for a more detailed version of trade rules for Mgt 2, meanwhile I try to use the Mgt1st edition rules. On the freight trafic table is specified "Additionnally there is a -1 modifier per TL difference between Two worlds". Does it apply both ways or 1 way only ? : If current w...
by JNJ
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Far Trader/Free Trader Power Requirments in High Guard
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: Far Trader/Free Trader Power Requirments in High Guard

High Guard's ship tables are chock full of errors. Did someone made an errata for those somewhere ? Could be useful. Thanks JNJ They are corrected, but there hasn't been an errata. Thanks Andrew. I just downloaded latest PDF version of High Guard from Drivethru but it seems to still have the same s...
by JNJ
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Far Trader/Free Trader Power Requirments in High Guard
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: Far Trader/Free Trader Power Requirments in High Guard

Old School wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:36 pm
High Guard's ship tables are chock full of errors.
Did someone made an errata for those somewhere ? Could be useful.

Thanks
JNJ
by JNJ
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Firing during opponent movement
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Firing during opponent movement

The only thing that annoys me in escape round, if I understand it well, is that if the vargr moves then fires in the same round, you must "go back in time" and cancel his fire result if the traveller incapacitates him in his next round. Yes, it can retcon the combat a bit. I would not bother rewind...
by JNJ
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Firing during opponent movement
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Firing during opponent movement

bklokis wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:08 pm
Maybe it doesn't need mentioning, but don't forget penalties for firing at a moving target. Additionally, depending on the distance from one crate to another, there may also be a bane for firing through a constrained space.
Fully agreed, thanks bklokis
by JNJ
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Firing during opponent movement
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Firing during opponent movement

Thanks MonkeyX. I think I will adopt it like this...and probably have to try it this weekend !
by JNJ
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Firing during opponent movement
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Firing during opponent movement

Great ideas, thanks AnotherDilbert. The only thing that annoys me in escape round, if I understand it well, is that if the vargr moves then fires in the same round, you must "go back in time" and cancel his fire result if the traveller incapacitates him in his next round. Hold action doesn't need to...
by JNJ
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Firing during opponent movement
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Firing during opponent movement

Hi, Suppose a fight in a cargo hold filled with lot of crates. A vargr corsair moves (6 meters, 1 minor action) from one crate to the other to approach the travellers and then fires (1 significant action) during the same round. How can the traveller fire at him while he moves ? As far as I understan...
by JNJ
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Subsidized Merchant Fiances
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: Subsidized Merchant Fiances

Always sounded more like a time share, that various user owners opted in and out. Yes, this is one of the possibilities, as detailed in one of the adventures (do not remember which) where a subsidized merchant ship must work 75% of the time for the subsidizer on a planed itinerary and 25% free time...
by JNJ
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Subsidized Merchant Fiances
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: Subsidized Merchant Fiances

25% of the mortgage paid off means 25% of the time, so 10 years of the 40 year mortgage. The monthly payment is still just as big, but only for another 30 years. It also reasonably means the ships is 10 years old. More ship shares can be used to lower the price of the ship, and hence mortgage payme...
by JNJ
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Subsidized Merchant Fiances
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: Subsidized Merchant Fiances

I am thinking about this these days : One character in my group recently rolled a physician-biologist who "received a lab ship with 25% of the mortgage paid on it" as a benefit. It is a first for me ! It says on page 45 of the core rule book "roll 1d times on the old ships". That doesn't make sense ...