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by Old School
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Any new updates on 2300AD?
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Any new updates on 2300AD?

Fantasy grounds, traveller map, rpgsuite, etc. are all third parties. Doubt they would commit to anything before seeing the product and its popularity.
by Old School
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Invention of Synchronised Jumps
Replies: 31
Views: 578

Re: Invention of Synchronised Jumps

Pyromancer wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:46 pm
Does anyone know when this technique was developed in the OTU, and by whom? It gives a tremendous tactical advantage.
Synchonized jump was invented by Andrew James, Alan Welty, and Matthew Sprange in 2016.
by Old School
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard design options on standard ships
Replies: 18
Views: 354

Re: High Guard design options on standard ships

The system is good. Mongoose's inability to follow it is bad. How it compares to prior editions, or to T5, isn't really relevant.
by Old School
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard design options on standard ships
Replies: 18
Views: 354

Re: High Guard design options on standard ships

Two things to know about the ships in High Guard: 1 - They are designed to be as close as possible to their Classic Traveller Counterparts, meaning they are in no way optimized for the MgT2 ruleset they are a part of. 2 - They are chock full of errors, and some design floorplans don't even match the...
by Old School
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard...Flattened Sphere Hull?
Replies: 29
Views: 827

Re: High Guard...Flattened Sphere Hull?

While we’re talking hull types, is there ever a reason to choose a standard hull over the close structure configuration? Close structure has more hull points and lower cost.
by Old School
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 464
Views: 85314

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

As good a muse as any, Democratus
by Old School
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [JBE] Take on the Fessor Gambit during Fantasy Grounds Con
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: [JBE] Take on the Fessor Gambit during Fantasy Grounds Con

Timing is kinda tough on those of us with day jobs, but I understand you gotta play when you can play and I appreciate you making the effort to host games. I hope they go well.
by Old School
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How long can a person survive in a low berth?
Replies: 34
Views: 1267

Re: How long can a person survive in a low berth?

I agree with Dale. My games are going to be much more affected by that one low berth in the plot than by whatever the standard answer is. My campaigns have yet to suffer for this question not being answered.
by Old School
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Subsidized Merchant Fiances
Replies: 54
Views: 2698

Re: Subsidized Merchant Fiances

All this talk of rules, regulations, and audits are reinforcing two points: 1) merchant campaigns are boring. Who walks to role play haggling over passengers and air filters? 2) the overarching 3rd Imperium setting just exacerbates point 1. If you’re gonna operate a tramp, do it outside the Imperium...
by Old School
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard...Flattened Sphere Hull?
Replies: 29
Views: 827

Re: High Guard...Flattened Sphere Hull?

I agree. Streamlined works fine for this.
by Old School
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Subsidized Merchant Fiances
Replies: 54
Views: 2698

Re: Subsidized Merchant Fiances

You haven't met the accountants that I work with... :) But more seriously, if you are a merchant working for someone, missing a few thousand credits is going to cause an investigation by accounting. It's not that you couldn't figure out a way, but you'll need receipts, justification, etc. Accountin...
by Old School
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Subsidized Merchant Fiances
Replies: 54
Views: 2698

Re: Subsidized Merchant Fiances

Subsidization could include a reserved cabin or four tonne container space, when presented with the correct credentials; no questions asked. That's not subsidization. That's either black ops work, criminal smuggling, or working off the books for the ships captain to pocket the money (which, due to ...
by Old School
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 110
Views: 5146

Re: Deepnight Revelation

While I consider objecting to the inevitable ebb and flow of a open forum discussion to be pissing in the wind, I do hope you are feeling better, MJD.
by Old School
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 110
Views: 5146

Re: Deepnight Revelation

Oh no, an internet forum post that diverged from the original topic!

I feel like I should apologize, but then that apology post will also create an unnecessary notification and distraction, so maybe I shouldn’t.

Oh, wait a second. . .
by Old School
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 110
Views: 5146

Re: Deepnight Revelation

Welf wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:15 pm
Drinaxian Companion, please release before I try out Traveller with my group and have them decide between FFG Star Wars and Traveller Pirates of Drinax :(
Isn't the Drinixian Companion just a consolidation of the ten mini patron adventures already published? Is there any new material?
by Old School
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How long can a person survive in a low berth?
Replies: 34
Views: 1267

Re: How long can a person survive in a low berth?

There are examples of VERY long times spent frozen as cited above, but those are rarely intentional. As for what would be considered “routine”, I would go with “years”, given the known concept of the navy’s frozen watch.
by Old School
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Subsidized Merchant Fiances
Replies: 54
Views: 2698

Re: Subsidized Merchant Fiances

Can also be a powerful politician’s pawn to move as needed. Goods or passengers need to be moved quietly. No one suspects the boring fst trader plying its gov’t subsidized backwater route. . .
by Old School
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 110
Views: 5146

Re: Deepnight Revelation

Someone on the Mongoose Facebook discussion group mentioned that their campaign was set in the 3I, but they used Savage Worlds Science Fiction rules. I used Savage Worlds (and Sci Fi companion) for my last game set in 3I and it worked well. I've ben looking at running another game and it might be s...
by Old School
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 110
Views: 5146

Re: Deepnight Revelation

Someone on the Mongoose Facebook discussion group mentioned that their campaign was set in the 3I, but they used Savage Worlds Science Fiction rules.
by Old School
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Construction idea: Piggyback external Mounts
Replies: 33
Views: 1142

Re: Ship Construction idea: Piggyback external Mounts

Of course you would find one that isn’t seaworthy to make your point. There’s a reason that boat is going for less than 1/3 the price of others the same age. Oh well, Not worth arguing about.