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by Old School
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Stations
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: Space Stations

Does anyone know of a space station design spreadsheet similar to the one that’s available for starship design? I used the google sheets spreadsheet that bluekeirnan made several years ago. His last version was 1.9, I think. I’ve updated it to include some of the spacestation options and correct a ...
by Old School
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 511
Views: 123107

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Just checked on PC. Same files. Pictures appear in Adobe on my PC, but not in Safari or Goodreader on my iPad.
    by Old School
    Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:45 pm
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
    Replies: 511
    Views: 123107

    Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

    Just downloaded Book 1 from drivethrurpg again. Pictures still aren’t there.
    by Old School
    Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:35 pm
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
    Replies: 511
    Views: 123107

    Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

    Well then, back to drivethru I go.
    by Old School
    Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:43 am
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
    Replies: 511
    Views: 123107

    Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

    Huh, I never really noticed, but I don’t have those pictures in my PDFs either.
    by Old School
    Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:13 pm
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Traveller Companion Chargen Question
    Replies: 9
    Views: 262

    Re: Traveller Companion Chargen Question

    While we have Michael/Martin here with us, I’d like to add that I finished his “Shadow of the Storm: A Story of the Solomani Rim” last night. Enjoyable Traveller fiction. Highly recommend. https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Storm-Story-Solomani-Rim-ebook/dp/B01DCR0NXG/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Shadow+...
    by Old School
    Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:43 pm
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Leadership
    Replies: 20
    Views: 914

    Re: Leadership

    Officers in combat units get a rifle too, so that doesn’t make sense.
    by Old School
    Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:50 am
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Prevalence of military vets among PCs
    Replies: 16
    Views: 895

    Re: Prevalence of military vets among PCs

    Everyone knows that Gun Combat 4 with a scoped rifle and and hard cover is good times. The first time that the players come up with a Carouse-Persuade-Gamble task chain on their own is rewarding, as they realize how much fun that part of the game can be as well.
    by Old School
    Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:52 pm
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Prevalence of military vets among PCs
    Replies: 16
    Views: 895

    Re: Prevalence of military vets among PCs

    Hakkonen wrote:
    Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:25 am
    Isn't that what the skill package is for?
    Sure, that definitely helps. Between background skills, free skills from connections, and the skill package, no excuse to not have basic competence to suit the campaign. Mongoose is pretty generous with the skills.
    by Old School
    Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:51 pm
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Leadership
    Replies: 20
    Views: 914

    Re: Leadership

    Our house rule, which works well for our group, is that a leadership check is a significant action, but it can be hasted to a minor action with DM -2. All boons must be distributed immediately, but the actual skill check when the boon is used can be in later combat rounds (i.e. when the order is ex...
    by Old School
    Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:48 pm
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Prevalence of military vets among PCs
    Replies: 16
    Views: 895

    Re: Prevalence of military vets among PCs

    My campaigns might punish a traveller with no combat ability, although it could certainly be done. Our style tends to lead to a lot of military and agent types. Probably 2/3 are military, scout, or agent, although that includes 5 term characters with only one or two military terms. But even the dipl...
    by Old School
    Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:48 pm
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Leadership
    Replies: 20
    Views: 914

    Re: Leadership

    George, good questions. I've refereed a lot of Traveller, but I'll admit this doesn't come that often. My players have likely significantly underused this feature of the combat system. First, combat is one of many circumstances that one could use a leadership skill check. That said, your questions p...
    by Old School
    Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:44 pm
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Official Traveller Core Rulebook Update
    Replies: 22
    Views: 1685

    Re: Official Traveller Core Rulebook Update

    Matthew, I've been critical of errata not being corrected, so it's only fair that I acknowledge the update: Thank you! All the changes look good to me.

    (now do the same for Highguard) :D

    cheers!
    by Old School
    Sat May 30, 2020 11:14 pm
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: NASA SpaceX Launch
    Replies: 13
    Views: 1149

    Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

    Thanks. A little bit of a bummer. We scrapped the boat plan, because we would have had to drive the boat through thunderstorms to get to the viewing area. So we watched the launch from the dock about twenty miles away. Close enough to hear it, though. It was already out of sight before the sound rea...
    by Old School
    Fri May 29, 2020 1:36 am
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Behind the Claw - Poster Map Size
    Replies: 2
    Views: 825

    Re: Behind the Claw - Poster Map Size

    More curious to know if Mongoose still plans to fix the poor quality of the PDF of said poster.
    by Old School
    Fri May 29, 2020 1:33 am
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: NASA SpaceX Launch
    Replies: 13
    Views: 1149

    Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

    Not to brag, but if Saturday’s launch is a go, I’ll be watching from a boat a few miles from the launch pad. Very excited!
    by Old School
    Fri May 29, 2020 1:31 am
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society Volume 6 - Now on Sale!
    Replies: 6
    Views: 1629

    Re: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society Volume 6 - Now on Sale!

    No one is asking you to undercut retailers. We’re asking for a bundled price. That’s not undercutting anyone, as it results in a larger sale. I am very sorry, but that is not the way a retailer might look at it and they might be right to think that way :( Hey man, its your business. No need to apol...
    by Old School
    Mon May 25, 2020 6:44 pm
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society Volume 6 - Now on Sale!
    Replies: 6
    Views: 1629

    Re: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society Volume 6 - Now on Sale!

    No one is asking you to undercut retailers. We’re asking for a bundled price. That’s not undercutting anyone, as it results in a larger sale.
    by Old School
    Sun May 24, 2020 1:20 pm
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Better Grav Vehicles For Starships
    Replies: 23
    Views: 3152

    Re: Better Grav Vehicles For Starships

    One issue I have with the vehicle rules is that if you look at how large one “space” is, passenger seating takes up Way more space than it should. Unfortunately Mongoose has chosen a vehicle presentation template that doesn’t break down space and cost like the ship template does, but if I design a v...
    by Old School
    Sat May 09, 2020 12:21 am
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Heroforge "Traveller" minis
    Replies: 4
    Views: 1101

    Re: Heroforge "Traveller" minis

    Good stuff! I didn’t know full color hero forge was available.