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by Old School
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Submissions for future JTAS?
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Submissions for future JTAS?

Matt, let us know what concepts you’re looking to cover in future editions.
by Old School
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Torpedoes and Missiles
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: Torpedoes and Missiles

Geir, I've read some traveller or traveller-esque stuff somewhere, probably written by MJD, that includes a “torpedo bomber” approach, with high risk, fast approaches before releasing the torpedo at very close range. You’re right that it isn’t really consistent with the current rules, although using...
by Old School
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 533
Views: 142083

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Nicely done. Good abstract resolution system.
by Old School
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: K'Kree book
Replies: 16
Views: 1676

Re: K'Kree book

Yikes
by Old School
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question about Stunners
Replies: 24
Views: 644

Re: Question about Stunners

I like the idea of Ion weapons being heavy weapons requiring a vehicle mount or tripod rather than a rifle. Also the TL15 Ion gun as presented if far too inexpensive for a high tech weapon that can, and is apparently designed specifically to, defeat Battle Dress.
by Old School
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question about Stunners
Replies: 24
Views: 644

Re: Question about Stunners

So you're telling me you're trying to be internally consistent with previous Mongoose material? Given my rants on the lack of the same in the past, I should probably applaud this. But I still don't like long range stunners.
by Old School
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question about Stunners
Replies: 24
Views: 644

Re: Question about Stunners

Good concert, paltrysum, but I’d nerf it a bit. 200 charges, or 100 when set on blast, is a lot. To me that would be big, heavy backpack battery, similar to how I envision laser rifle power packs. Maybe ten charges with its own power, and 200 with a 10 kg backpack? Could just use the same backpack a...
by Old School
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resource for alien creatures (non-sophont)
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: Resource for alien creatures (non-sophont)

Linwood wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:04 am
I Should Be Banned For This
Seriously, dude. . .posting a link to pirated material on the publisher’s own forum?
by Old School
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rethinking Athletics Specialties
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Rethinking Athletics Specialties

The only real argument I see against this - and it's a good one for game playing purposes - is skill specialization bloat. Perhaps it allows for specialization to match the campaign type, but there's potential for skills to be selected that never get used. Realistic doesn't always translate to a goo...
by Old School
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question about Stunners
Replies: 24
Views: 644

Re: Question about Stunners

Melbourne Accords wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:33 am
1. Do the standard rules for the determination of long and extreme range apply to these weapons?
Nothing in the rules say otherwise. In my game stunners are short range weapons, so I wouldn’t allow an extreme range attack with one. But that’s just me.
by Old School
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spacecraft Hull Values
Replies: 7
Views: 538

Re: Spacecraft Hull Values

p. 10 of High Guard:
under 25,000 tons: 1 hull point per 2.5 tons
25,000-99,000 tons: 1 hull point per 2 tons
100,000 or more tons: 1 hull point per 1.5 tons

Can be further modified by Reinforced or light hull, and special hull types p.10-11
by Old School
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aslan Background Skills
Replies: 11
Views: 1011

Re: Aslan Background Skills

Playing an Aslan in the Hierate proper is about as appealing to me as a campaign in Core or Massilia. Things are too settled there. The fun is out on the frontier.
by Old School
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: POLL: Naval Campaigns
Replies: 12
Views: 1870

Re: POLL: Naval Campaigns

Yatima, the Naval Campaign rules do incorporate running a small ship as much as a large one, although I’m not sure how necessary they would be for a small ship. A lot of the campaign rules are about abstracting the crew and the ships’s performance. Its a good setup for moving through the aspects of ...
by Old School
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3090
Views: 418890

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Yeah, a fighter cockpit would be pretty rank after a week.
by Old School
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Another passage type--slow drugs
Replies: 11
Views: 1611

Re: Another passage type--slow drugs

Lol. Fast is slow, slow is fast. The rules are pretty light on the idea of how long a Fast Drug lasts, or how often it can be taken, etc. Its really up to the referee. Slow drug always struck me as nothing more than plot device so seriously injured characters could be good to go in a day or two. The...
by Old School
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Referees Only: Where's the cat?!?
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: Referees Only: Where's the cat?!?

A truly epic tale.

I must say, though, that a starship crew that relies on their cat cooperating with expectations to do anything at the time and place you they Expect is, unfortunately, doomed. Source: have owned half a dozen or so cats, including two rescue kitten currently.
by Old School
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 678
Views: 174043

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Linwood wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:38 pm
The weight of the complete gun (w/o tripod) is 84 lbs. The barrel itself is 24 lbs. Even firing blanks that’s a handful.
Good thing we’re talking about Rambo, then.
by Old School
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 678
Views: 174043

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Condottiere wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:55 pm
I suspect Rambo would have trouble hip firing a fifty calibre.
Even if its loaded with blanks?
by Old School
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Era, how accurate?
Replies: 28
Views: 3700

Re: New Era, how accurate?

I dislike the TNE ruleset, but really like the setting. I’d enjoy a star viking campaign using MgT2 rules.
by Old School
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New referee and--Dear god, the mortgage costs.
Replies: 16
Views: 2250

Re: New referee and--Dear god, the mortgage costs.

I play in a Pirates of Drinax campaign where we don't even track fuel/life support/maintenance/mortgage costs any more. My character did some extensive trading at the beginning and showed that he can easily make more than enough to cover expenses so we just assume that he is trading in the backgrou...