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by Old School
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Russian 'light' carrier
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: New Russian 'light' carrier

That report makes my point. Of your 200 incidents of piracy, 143 were “vessel boarded”, but not considered a kidnapping or hijacking. This means someone snuck on a ship to steal something. Grand total of 6 hijackings worldwide in 2018. Given shipping volumes, even assuming all six of those targeted ...
by Old School
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Anyone else read “The Expanse” series?
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Anyone else read “The Expanse” series?

My impression is that Ty Franck mainly does the setting, both big picture and details, and that Daniel Abraham does most, but not all, of the writing. I think Ty said he writes everything concerning Amos. The story is based off of an RPG run by Ty. When you combine this with Abraham’s other pen name...
by Old School
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Russian 'light' carrier
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: New Russian 'light' carrier

Pirates around the world would see their business drop off considerably simply by allowing merchant ships to carry armaments. This doesn’t exist on any scale because piracy doesn’t exist on any scale. The vast majority of “piracy” incidents are petty theft. A couple of locals with a dinghy sneak on...
by Old School
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Russian 'light' carrier
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: New Russian 'light' carrier

One advantage the universe of Traveller gives commercial vessels is jump space. The vast majority of traffic goes to the well protected 100d mark of one world and disappears for a week untouchable then reappears near the well protected 100d mark of the destination. Can you imagine a freighter leavi...
by Old School
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Anyone else read “The Expanse” series?
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Anyone else read “The Expanse” series?

I have trouble watching v shows. Just no attention span for them. But I should give the show a try. I discovered the books about six months ago and have devoured them. Gonna have to read the novellas waiting for the last book to come out.
by Old School
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Anyone else read “The Expanse” series?
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Anyone else read “The Expanse” series?

I’m reading the eighth now, and re-listening to 1 on audiobook when I drive. Great stuff. Sorry for the spoiler, now you know Holden and Amos don’t die in the book you’re reading. :)
by Old School
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Anyone else read “The Expanse” series?
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Anyone else read “The Expanse” series?

I’m re-reading the fourth book “Cibola Burn” and came across a passage that would fit in seamlessly to several campaigns I’ve taken part in. The setting is a rapidly escalating conflict between colonists squatting on a newly discovered planet, and the representatives of the corporation that has scie...
by Old School
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Airlocks and Landing Gear
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Airlocks and Landing Gear

This is the kind of thing that can be fun for the detailed ship builder but means little in game play. I don’t see landing gear as a absolute requirement. A ship can be a tail lander or a belly lander as well. I’m good with leaving them out of the design process, with the assumption that landing gea...
by Old School
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fuel Cell-powered yacht
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Fuel Cell-powered yacht

You need another pilot if you have two small craft. Odd that you consider Stewards as taking care of the ship. I thought their role was to take care of passengers.
by Old School
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: My aplologies again
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: My aplologies again

Has anyone ever been banned from this forum?
by Old School
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Expert software for Recon & Tactics
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Expert software for Recon & Tactics

That makes total sense.

Honestly the tech creep can take over a game if you let it. We’re probably looking for something along the lines of 2300AD or the Expanse so avoid that in our next campaign.
by Old School
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 146
Views: 11384

Re: Deepnight Revelation

If you’re actually going to use the Military design ships in your campaign, they all need to be redesigned. They were not optimized for the mongoose system, and their design is somewhat haphazard as a result.
by Old School
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 146
Views: 11384

Re: Deepnight Revelation

That is from the upcoming set of books, Deepnight Revelation. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? :)

Seriously, Matt Sprange posted that image on the kickstarter page for the project. I like it, other than the oversized bridge. That space could have been better used elsewhere.
by Old School
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Modifiers for Electronics (sensors) checks
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Modifiers for Electronics (sensors) checks

That’s a good list, thanks!
by Old School
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw
Replies: 97
Views: 10246

Re: Behind the Claw

msprange wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:05 pm
We are aware of this, and you will be seeing an update to the PDF files in the New Year.
Thank you.
by Old School
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw
Replies: 97
Views: 10246

Re: Behind the Claw

I'm pleased with the main book itself, although I haven't been able to spend much time with it. I am very disappointed in the pdf files of the sector maps, unfortunately. I compare them to the excellent Trojan Reach Map pdf that is part of the Pirates of Drinax set. The Spinward Marches and Deneb ma...
by Old School
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: what skill for Security checks?
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: what skill for Security checks?

The Traveller Companion incorporates the Security skill in its own way. The Profession Skill is broken down into 6 categories, each with its own Specialties. Security is a specialty of the “Freeloader” profession.
by Old School
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Completely new to Traveller - Which simple adventure to start with and advices
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: Completely new to Traveller - Which simple adventure to start with and advices

There are a couple referee’s screens out there, and of course character sheets. Nothing else compact that I’m aware of.
by Old School
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship modification - stretching
Replies: 31
Views: 829

Re: Ship modification - stretching

M J Dougherty wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:29 am
I have this idea for a referee's briefing.....
Don’t you have enough work on the kickstarter?
by Old School
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller french line
Replies: 32
Views: 10066

Re: Traveller french line

Matthew, you gotta get this done for these guys. You’ve been teasing them for years now.