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by Geir
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question about Stunners
Replies: 24
Views: 564

Re: Question about Stunners

I consider the ion weapon more of a homage to Empire Strikes Back than an OTU sort of thing. Don't know where the Tachyon Cannon came from but that's another issue... High Guard is meant as a toolkit, not everything will fit into the OTU. Yes, some stuff was added to use for different universes, so...
by Geir
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question about Stunners
Replies: 24
Views: 564

Re: Question about Stunners

I consider the ion weapon more of a homage to Empire Strikes Back than an OTU sort of thing. Don't know where the Tachyon Cannon came from but that's another issue... (almost spelled that with one n, but... never mind) Anyway, Hardening is a thing to protect against ion weapons, so if you introduce ...
by Geir
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Forum time?
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Forum time?

Still off by 30 minutes. Maybe it's hosted in India where they run at the half hour off UTC.
by Geir
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question about Stunners
Replies: 24
Views: 564

Re: Question about Stunners

What do you think of this design? Stun Rifle : A non-lethal weapon, designed to inflict a massive shock to the target or targets, incapacitating them. The stun rifle employs similar technology to that of the stunner (refer to p. 116 in the Central Supply Catalog), inflicting more damage and providi...
by Geir
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resource for alien creatures (non-sophont)
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Resource for alien creatures (non-sophont)

There's also a Mongoose 1st Edition book by the same name. Supplement 11.
by Geir
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship weapon characteristics questions
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Ship weapon characteristics questions

But if that's the case for Mongoose OTU, then what exactly is the point of a meson screen? I interpret 5 screens stopping 1DD of damage as 1 little DD, not 1 BIG DD, so the screens don't seem to have any effect on spinal meson guns (and even if you interpret it as BIG DD, you would need 10 to drop ...
by Geir
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship weapon characteristics questions
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Ship weapon characteristics questions

In Highguard, why are the Meson Gun Bays TL 11 and not 12? (for that matter, why are they 'optional' when stuff like the tachyon gun ought to be, but I already ranted once on that) T5 (presumably MWM) has decided that mesons are spinals only in the OTU. And I thought your spreadsheet was hard to in...
by Geir
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship weapon characteristics questions
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Ship weapon characteristics questions

I'm fixing up my ship design spreadsheet to be a little less manual, because I'm making too many mistakes with manual formulas and typos (yes, I know there's a really good spreadsheet out there, but I don't understand it well enough to be able to tweak it and I like my own format). Standard weapons ...
by Geir
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question about Stunners
Replies: 24
Views: 564

Re: Question about Stunners

I've assumed stunners are electromagnetic, since nothing says they don't work in a vacuum. Range rules should be the same as any other ranged weapon. Also armor would apply normally, I would think. Of course if stunners act on the nervous system, they may not work well on other races. They might jus...
by Geir
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question on space combat modifiers
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Question on space combat modifiers

It doesn't list any modifier for Close or Adjacent Range. But does that DM+1 for Short Range also apply for Close and Adjacent Ranges? No, I don't think so. Note that Close or Adjacent range means Dogfight with its own list of modifiers. Makes sense. But, yeah dogfighting. I still have issues under...
by Geir
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question on space combat modifiers
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Question on space combat modifiers

The chart on page 156 of the Core Rulebook lists a DM+1 at Short Range, DM-2 at Long Range, etc. It doesn't list any modifier for Close or Adjacent Range. But does that DM+1 for Short Range also apply for Close and Adjacent Ranges? For instance, a beam laser would have DM+5 at Short but only DM+4 at...
by Geir
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Shadows of Sindal - on PDF and Pre-Order!
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Re: Shadows of Sindal - on PDF and Pre-Order!

My complements to your proof-reader. All I could find, other than a few quibbles with pieces of art that don't exactly match the text(pictures of Empress Marava-class far traders when A2s are specified and a non-relevant name on the A2 pictured) are the following: p. 49: "ihatei on Thebus" no need t...
by Geir
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Forum time?
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Forum time?

So something for the admin to look at (hey admin, could you take a look?)
Scared me this morning, because when I saw my post time, I thought I was going to be late for a meeting....
by Geir
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Forum time?
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Forum time?

Maybe it's just me, but has anyone noticed the forum posting time is a half hour fast?
by Geir
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Errata: Tech-World UWP and write up don't match - Aslan and Trojan Reaches both broke
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: Errata: Tech-World UWP and write up don't match - Aslan and Trojan Reaches both broke

It's just a "guideline" there are other examples in the Drinax Companion, like Acris and Cordan where the official population numbers don't match the narrative. Look at it this way: you (IISS Survey Office) have this little UWP form and you have put in numbers at the top of the form. There's probabl...
by Geir
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Advantages of keeping SOC as is?
Replies: 11
Views: 1313

Re: Advantages of keeping SOC as is?

There's a fairly detailed write-up on Effective SOC in the Traveller Companion. It mentions Effective SOC, which can vary by situation and location and alternative characteristics like Charm (CHA) and Wealth (WLT) that can take its place, depending on the situation. So it might make sense for SOC to...
by Geir
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Another passage type--slow drugs
Replies: 11
Views: 1261

Re: Another passage type--slow drugs

I’ve never bought into the idea that people would ever travel in low berths as written in anything but the most dire circumstances, given the risks involved. It’s never really mattered in any of my campaigns, but I’ve gone with the idea that the low berth revival is a routine check (6+ rather than ...
by Geir
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does the Scout come with weapons?
Replies: 33
Views: 3559

Re: Does the Scout come with weapons?

It is my understanding that a jump drive needs to be powered for the entire week it is operating. Batteries cannot do that unless you have the power plant capacity to keep recharging them in which case the batteries are redundant. But the M-drive, sensors and weapons are not used in jump space so t...
by Geir
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: POLL: Naval Campaigns
Replies: 12
Views: 1575

Re: POLL: Naval Campaigns

I haven't picked any of the Naval Campaign items, but I'm very interested and hopeing that there is a tie-in for the future Fifth Frontier War products. There's an idea! A Naval campaign boxed set for the Fifth Frontier War. Some sort of independent ship, like a commerce-raider or intelligence asse...
by Geir
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Naval Adventure 3: Fire on the Sindalian Main - ebook & Pre-Order
Replies: 3
Views: 1374

Re: Naval Adventure 3: Fire on the Sindalian Main - ebook & Pre-Order

Fire on the Sindalian Main Errata: (No spoilers, so I think I can post it here without censure especially since I think it's really good and people should buy it. Lots of detail, yet lots of consequential decisions to be made by the Travellers.) p. 1: Contents: "Entering the" and "Sindalian Main" is...