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by Itharus
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So, what's with the supplements?
Replies: 72
Views: 15796

Re: So, what's with the supplements?

See, I'm quite interested in the rules (assuming they are applicable to other campaigns), and the entirety of the Aslan stuff.
by Itharus
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So, what's with the supplements?
Replies: 72
Views: 15796

Re: So, what's with the supplements?

So what you're saying is that you have to buy the campaign bloat to get the actual meat of the system that gets added alongside them and there will never be a clear separate product that eliminates the need to hunt down the changes piecemeal? Or are the new mechanics covered in specific chapters in ...
by Itharus
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So, what's with the supplements?
Replies: 72
Views: 15796

Re: So, what's with the supplements?

There an official list of all the awesome that's going to be in the Companion anywhere?
by Itharus
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So, what's with the supplements?
Replies: 72
Views: 15796

Re: So, what's with the supplements?

I do like the system. It's simple. Works great with theater of the mind; and is surprisingly blind-friendly. It's just that the disparity between the two editions is crazy frustrating.

I didn't know there's only like two people working on Traveller though. I thought Mongoose was bigger than that?
by Itharus
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So, what's with the supplements?
Replies: 72
Views: 15796

Re: So, what's with the supplements?

All kinds of things, classes, races, other misc rules and alternatives tossed in. I've been told that Drinax features a good update for Aslan. There's no Aslan book (up to date anyway). That sucks. And as for fluff... what's wrong with fluff? A lot of it could just be recycled. Lame parts could be r...
by Itharus
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So, what's with the supplements?
Replies: 72
Views: 15796

So, what's with the supplements?

Hi, So I'm a new Traveller gamer. As MGT2 is the newest edition, I went that way a few months back and started learning the system and prepping things to start a big campaign soon. However, I was looking for some alien books and the like... and noticed that they and other such supplements only exist...
by Itharus
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The tonnage and real life value
Replies: 9
Views: 2259

Re: The tonnage and real life value

Traveller does not use tons in the traditional maritime sense. They give no value for gross or net tonnage (which is actually a volume, not a weight). For reference, 260 tons (for tonnage) is equivalent to 1000 cubic meters of space. So... like 3.8 cubic meters per ton. Displacement tons are somethi...
by Itharus
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - It Exists!
Replies: 33
Views: 9140

Re: The Traveller Companion - It Exists!

As a very new player (just this summer, still learning, haven't even started a game yet) I can honestly say the lack of the traveller companion has been driving me ABSOLUTELY NUTS. Every time I have a question, I see a line in one of the books that says "see the Traveller Companion!". It's infuriati...
by Itharus
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is SOC per society?
Replies: 74
Views: 12044

Re: Is SOC per society?

There is no confusion if you apply the characteristic the way it states in CT: Social Standing notes the social class and level of society from which the character (and his or her family ) come. People are social animals, we build societies. The Soc stat measures where you fit in. Yup, the referee ...
by Itharus
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is SOC per society?
Replies: 74
Views: 12044

Re: Is SOC per society?

Sounds like everyone's a bit confused and it's handled on a referee by referee basis :-\
by Itharus
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is SOC per society?
Replies: 74
Views: 12044

Re: Is SOC per society?

The thought I was having: During CharGen, your character's base culture generates a SOC score as normal. Each culture hegemony outside of the base one you start in, receives a fraction (1/4, 1/3, 1/2, etc) of your original SOC (or CHA, TER, etc) score as your new base SOC for THAT hegemony based on ...
by Itharus
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is SOC per society?
Replies: 74
Views: 12044

Re: Is SOC per society?

Also asking because I'm considering it in the light of non 3rd imperium settings, too.
by Itharus
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Roughly how intelligent is he/she
Replies: 4
Views: 1569

Re: Roughly how intelligent is he/she

If you roll a 2 for Int then the character is not very bright, politeness stops me using the words that would really describe them. I went to university with a lot of people who were not very bright - low Int score - but they had the education their parents had bought 8+ This poster speaks truth. Y...
by Itharus
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is SOC per society?
Replies: 74
Views: 12044

Is SOC per society?

Some races seem to have other stats in lieu of SOC. Sometimes very similar ones.

Should SOC then be tracked per society? Ie: social level while in aslan territory, social status in the imperium, charisma when hangin' with the dogs, etc?
by Itharus
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Players and their armor.
Replies: 70
Views: 14690

Re: Players and their armor.

I like the critical hit table idea. Back in my 2nd ed. D&D days, there was a GM screen that had critical hit tables where you rolled a die to see where you hit (6 sections) then rolled a d20 to see what happened (extra damage, loss of limb, disabling blows, etc). At one point I actually applied that...
by Itharus
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Darkside of A.I.s
Replies: 5
Views: 2828

Re: The Darkside of A.I.s

Amongst humans we just call that artistic interpretation.
by Itharus
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions about playing while Visually Impaired
Replies: 23
Views: 5762

Re: Questions about playing while Visually Impaired

Good ideas, thanks :)
by Itharus
Tue May 29, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: More Close Escort
Replies: 7
Views: 2900

Re: More Close Escort

Right on :)

Just random art or are you making it for a campaign, or am I completely oblivious and you're one of the Mongoose folks?
by Itharus
Mon May 28, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions about Attributes and Damage
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: Questions about Attributes and Damage

Thanks for the suggestions :)
by Itharus
Mon May 28, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: More Close Escort
Replies: 7
Views: 2900

Re: More Close Escort

Looks good. Did you paint/draw that?