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by Baldo
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Standard vs. custom design: Where do you draw the line?
Replies: 31
Views: 497

Re: Standard vs. custom design: Where do you draw the line?

AnotherDilbert wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:47 pm
Batteries are excellent to accumulate low Power for some time to give high Power for a short spike, e.g. to power a jump drive.
Yeah, I had this on mind, can't believe only the Express Boat uses batteries for the Jump drive.
by Baldo
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Standard vs. custom design: Where do you draw the line?
Replies: 31
Views: 497

Re: Standard vs. custom design: Where do you draw the line?

- do you fix the power issues inherent in some of the designs? Basically all default designs are inefficient, and have always been (except small LBB2 designs). A thing bugging me: why nobody uses High Efficiency Batteries (High Guard, p. 37)? Every ship with a Jump Drive would benefit from those! Y...
by Baldo
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Drinax] What do the people on the floating palace do?
Replies: 17
Views: 1998

Re: [Drinax] What do the people on the floating palace do?

Does the palace keep a local time independent of daylight ( most people are always indoors anyway )? THIS, in my opinion. Besides the Very Thin atmosphere, I suspect clear days are a rarity in 'post-apocalyptic' Drinax: Ever since the Ahroay’if bombed Drinax from orbit, the planet’s weather has bee...
by Baldo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 180
Views: 14488

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

So basically the writer was trying to turn Sindal into the Peoples Republic Of China In Spaaaaaaaace . This nicely explains why the Sindalian Empire was ruled by autocratic "(Star) Dragon Emperors", although with some Scandinavian influences ("Kronshtadt Class Pursuit Ship" and, obviously, Sindal )...
by Baldo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Standard vs. custom design: Where do you draw the line?
Replies: 31
Views: 497

Re: Standard vs. custom design: Where do you draw the line?

The power plant, manoeuvre drive, jump drive, armour and hull configuration may not change. But "configuration" here does include the Hull Options (High Guard, p. 12-13) and the various Advantages and Disadvantages (p. 48-49)? If I want an Empress Marava-class far trader with Radiation Shielding, a...
by Baldo
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Pirates of Drinax: The Demon's Eye] Anyone run this one yet?
Replies: 15
Views: 498

Re: [Pirates of Drinax: The Demon's Eye] Anyone run this one yet?espec

Baldo - good idea to give the loser Aslan a jump 4 ship. But that doesnt speed things up unless dr. Astor also obtains a jump 4 ship. Otherwise they’ll just be waiting for her to get there. This only gives your players more opportunities for gain and/or adventure (and/or bigger troubles :wink: ... ...
by Baldo
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Pirates of Drinax: The Demon's Eye] Anyone run this one yet?
Replies: 15
Views: 498

Re: [Pirates of Drinax: The Demon's Eye] Anyone run this one yet?

The whole Neumann arc is very cool, but it's too far away. My players (...) still won't want to go on some jump-2 chase that takes 6 months of game time What about making Klowaaar (book 1, p. 101) a lone and not very bright ihatei with a ihateisho ship, then? If your players 'save' him from the rob...
by Baldo
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Mongoose News - Vanguard: A Traveller Miniatures Game
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: Mongoose News - Vanguard: A Traveller Miniatures Game

msprange wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:14 am
For example, an Imperial Marine has just entered a corridor and sees a brave Zhodani trooper at the end of it. He raises his Laser Carbine and fires!
Corrected. I can't stand Imperial propaganda :P .
by Baldo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 180
Views: 14488

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

ochd wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:15 pm
I'm looking forward to how they handle the hurricane boxing match against Oleb.
Hurricane boxing is hilarious, but there is a problem: Drinax has a Very Thin atmosphere at sea level, and you're boxing high in the sky. Go get a Luchador-style breather mask, quick! :mrgreen:
by Baldo
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 180
Views: 14488

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Old School wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:13 pm
"Why is it Rao's Revenge?
"That's not the point. It just sounds cool. And she'll like it."
But do you know Rao is also the Aslan word for Food (Pirates of Drinax, book 2, p. 208)? Touchy aslans could be peeved at your players for naming a (stolen) aslan warship "Food's Revenge" :wink: ...
by Baldo
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So, what's with the supplements?
Replies: 50
Views: 6267

Re: So, what's with the supplements?

Aliens of Charted Space. Spread across (perhaps) four volumes, each of 250-300 pages in size. If so, please also release a separate 'Sector Book' for every new alien race ( Spica Sector for Hivers, Star's End Sector for K'Kree, etc. etc.). "Travellers" will always need new places to visit, after al...
by Baldo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So, what's with the supplements?
Replies: 50
Views: 6267

Re: So, what's with the supplements?

MonkeyX wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:04 pm
I think it has to be the alien books for me
Same for me, the Solomani book in particular would be nice. However, what about a new edition of Secrets of the Ancients? I do not have the $1499 Amazon.com keeps asking...
by Baldo
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [JBE] Help Us Name This Ship
Replies: 12
Views: 1738

Re: [JBE] Help Us Name This Ship

I think your ship needs an iris valve (at least!) between the cargo area and the staterooms and the corridor to the bridge, if the hull gets holed most of the ship becomes exposed to the vacuum.

P.S.
Voted "M83 Kestral".
by Baldo
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Forgery in Mongoose Traveller
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

Re: Forgery in Mongoose Traveller

Probably the needed skill changes with the type of forgery and in some cases it may be an extended check. (...) The wild card in this is 3D printing... Yeah, that was my idea too, but I had forgotten the '3D printing' gimmick, it could justify the existence of a single, all-inclusive 'Profession (f...
by Baldo
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Forgery in Mongoose Traveller
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

Forgery in Mongoose Traveller

I am converting this adventure from Freelance Traveller but it includes the Forgery skill, and got a doubt.
What you need to detect and/or create any Forgery in MgT 2nd Edition? Admin? Profession (forger)? Can't find nothing relevant in the Core Rulebook.

Thanks for any input you may have.
by Baldo
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Type L Lab Ship - Where's The Bridge?
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: Type L Lab Ship - Where's The Bridge?

It's the room between 1: Office and 9: Air Raft Docking Space, if I remember correctly.
by Baldo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller 2nd Edition Errata
Replies: 11
Views: 1236

Re: Traveller 2nd Edition Errata

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CB3lp-eKOzOlFKxEkbMV-78XLXotrlyyXDTDaUElM68/edit?usp=sharing J-Drive, High-Tech Advantages Note that Stealth jump normally requires two advantages, thus the Harrier breaks the rules presented in High Guard here Actually, it requires one that was supposed to ha...
by Baldo
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Mongoose Publishing and Amazon UK IT FR DE ES
Replies: 3
Views: 4995

Re: Mongoose Publishing and Amazon UK IT FR DE ES

In a nutshell, it is very expensive for us. What about releasing Print-On-Demand books through Amazon then? Some time ago, Steve Jackson Games started doing this with great success/sales (yep, new SJG customer here :wink: ), and I've noticed you DO have a few POD books * on sale. Is Amazon "very ex...
by Baldo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Drinax] Where is the Queen?
Replies: 13
Views: 2416

Re: [Drinax] Where is the Queen?

Pyromancer wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:07 pm
There are a total of two couples in the campaign (according to my research)
The same-sex marriage custom is also present in Treasure Ship, see page 68 (Cargo Chief Niven and his ex-husbands).
In addition, you can say The Game of Sun & Shadow is just Krond's way to marry Eridani. :lol:
by Baldo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Harrier’s armory
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Re: The Harrier’s armory

Old School wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:01 pm
In one of the later Pirates adventures (The Vorito Gambit), Harrick presents the travelers with a gift/bribe of a suit of battledress. I forget the exact circumstances.
Corrected.
But Lord Wrax offers the best gift/bribe, in my opinion.