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by Geir
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Traveller Books in Print
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: New Traveller Books in Print

(or could you consider flagging all books as gifts to bypass customs? :D )? Yeah, don't do that. Years (decades) ago, my grandmother sent me a package from Norway that she labeled 'gift'. In Norwegian, that's the word for poison... likely in Swedish as well, though I suppose customs people are more...
by Geir
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [MgT2e Vehicle Handbook] Heavy Vehicle Max Spaces?
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: [MgT2e Vehicle Handbook] Heavy Vehicle Max Spaces?

There are no maximums. In one of the add-on books for Deepnight Revelations there's a tracked city(or at least small town)-sized tracked vehicle. No stats for it, but I can think of no reason why you couldn't couldn't build a vehicle that size.
by Geir
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Creature bites against Armour ratings.
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Creature bites against Armour ratings.

Bites shouldn't ignore armor. Like you say, that would be an AP trait. But remember to add the Effect: Roll a 12 on a critter with Melee(bite) 1 and that would add 5 to the damage (12-8) + 1. So in theory, one chance out of 216, it could do 11 points of damage even with only 1D. Or you could just ru...
by Geir
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Mercenary Kickstarter is Now Live!
Replies: 21
Views: 1939

Re: The Mercenary Kickstarter is Now Live!

I was going to try to be first one or in the first ten to back this but at GMT +8 I fell asleep to awaken with it already backed. Will try to read through the first book a bit this weekend, but I also noticed the squad size as being smallish too. (though on RogerMc's note, Lance Corporal is still us...
by Geir
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Musings on Mercenary
Replies: 15
Views: 1670

Re: Musings on Mercenary

Smaller guns hurt my wrist when I fire them, but that's more a .38 special issue, not likely a body pistol issue (which is what, like a .25 caliber?), so I think fully automatic tiny guns would be impractical a a number of levels. But back to flame throwers fusion and plamsa weapons and such... besi...
by Geir
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mercenary Box Set - Kickstarter on Friday 5th Feb 10am GMT
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: Mercenary Box Set - Kickstarter on Friday 5th Feb 10am GMT

So that's why Martin was asking about flamethrowers...

"hunt down clients" I think I'm interpreting that wrong... or is that the accounts receivable platoon's job?
by Geir
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spinal Weapons and Minimum Ship Size
Replies: 9
Views: 1664

Re: Spinal Weapons and Minimum Ship Size

I've found that a viable starship design can allocate as much as 25% for the spinal mount. A non-starship might be able to go has high as 50%. That said, you can't get a spinal less than 6000 tons, so I don't see how it will fit in a 10,000 ship that could have any decent maneuver or armor capabilit...
by Geir
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jumping away from gas giants
Replies: 31
Views: 4906

Re: Jumping away from gas giants

Gravity times actual diameter, times a hundred. Yet in MgT 2e we don’t even have Small and Large GGs. I do appreciate the new skimming rules in the Companion however. But your suggestion is a good metric should we start detailing gas giants. I’m overthinking it, since it’s a game construct, but *if...
by Geir
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Random NPC Rules CRB
Replies: 3
Views: 1793

Re: Random NPC Rules CRB

The wording does seem a bit obscure, but I believe the intent is that an NPC would have one skill at the indicated ‘average skill level’ and the rest at one lower. For instance, an Experienced Combatant would have a single skill of those listed at 2 and the rest at 1. At least that’s how I read it. ...
by Geir
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Art work]Zhodani Ninz Class Scout
Replies: 4
Views: 2168

Re: [Art work]Zhodani Ninz Class Scout

Excellent!
I must say I like your version better than the new Aliens Vol 1 book version.
by Geir
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw - Now in Stock!
Replies: 77
Views: 43381

Re: Behind the Claw - Now in Stock!

I'm currently reading Spinward Marches (Mongoose, 1st Edition) and would like to know more about Behind The Claw, especially:- * How it differs to Spinward Marches * How much info is given about the subsectors? * Is it a standard Mongoose hardback? They tend to be quite robust. It is a hefty hardco...
by Geir
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 606
Views: 207664

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

If you're going to cram in 70,000 people, a starport, university and a palace, it'd say more like 500,000 dtons: People 4t x 70,000 - class A starport 100,000t+ (okay maybe a bit less if you take out the residential area already covered, but 50,000 at least - more if you actually had a shipyard) + p...
by Geir
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fifth Frontier War Wishlist
Replies: 10
Views: 2169

Re: Fifth Frontier War Wishlist

alex_greene wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:46 pm
Wonder what happened to that ...?
A grand scheme, undone by bad poetry. And, um, Ancients...
by Geir
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 8486

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

That's because the MgT version of the wave is the retconned version. In the original TNE the wave was a lightspeed phenomena and was nowhere near the border until much later. Also, the change was on purpose. It was not an editorial slip. I can accept that the change was on purpose, but since it bre...
by Geir
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 8486

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

I noticed a lack of mention of the Core Expeditions at all in the Aliens of Charted Space writeup. No mention of the Fienzhatshtiavl (Empress Wave); Mongoose could be cutting out the metaplot stuff to focus on the Fifth Frontier War, maybe? I was going to complain about that, and my detailed readin...
by Geir
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 8486

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

Don't forget the scant MT Zhodani material - ask yourself why the Zhodani didn't flatten the Spinward Marches and take Rhylanor (if it was so important) in 1120-25... By 1120, the Wave is already crossing the Zhodani border in Itvikiastaf Sector. What I ask myself is why haven't they prepared bette...
by Geir
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 8486

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

paltrysum wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:50 pm
I can't shake the idea that a noir Tavrchedl’ detective story would be a lot of fun. :)
As long as the art is all black and white and the characters gray... (um, not Greys)
by Geir
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fifth Frontier War
Replies: 6
Views: 2123

Re: Fifth Frontier War

The FFW Project is due to start very soon. We have been having some long conversations with Mr Miller nthat advance things beyond 1105, answer your Zhodani questions, and reveal the secrets of Rhylanor. You may have noticed that a few of our more recent books have been prepping you for this. The Fi...
by Geir
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fifth Frontier War
Replies: 6
Views: 2123

Re: Fifth Frontier War

Well the wave would wipe out the Zhodani first, so a likely Imperial response would be "Thank you for the valuable intelligence, now go collapse into chaos while we figure out how to save ourselves over the course of the next few decades, then maybe our 'peacekeepers' will help you pick up the piece...
by Geir
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 8486

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

A Zhodani expert would know about the core expeditions. Not going to learn a lot about them from Aliens of Charted Space Volume 1. I understand why we're getting Cliffs Notes version of the Aliens, and it's better than an abortive attempted like MegaTraveller where few were covered, but I hope ther...