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by WingedCat
Wed May 08, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to model high strength entites (archive/lock after 5/10/2019)
Replies: 32
Views: 598

Re: How to model high strength entites (archive/lock after 5/10/2019)

So this thing is four times larger than spacecraft? You're thinking linear. This is exponential. A 100-ton spacecraft using animal stats would be Gigantic (1). A collopha is Gigantic (4), which is 3 (as in 4 minus 1) ranks bigger. Each rank is 10x. 3 ranks is 10 x 10 x 10, or 1,000. So this is 1,00...
by WingedCat
Mon May 06, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to model high strength entites (archive/lock after 5/10/2019)
Replies: 32
Views: 598

Re: How to model high strength entites (archive/lock after 5/10/2019)

Why would you actually need physical ratings for such a beast? Because I am not setting the rules in this case. Mongoose is. Reading their style guide strongly suggests that, if it's an animal, it gets animal stats. (I could publish it independently, but my primary desire in this instance is to aid...
by WingedCat
Mon May 06, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to model high strength entites (archive/lock after 5/10/2019)
Replies: 32
Views: 598

Re: How to model high strength entites (archive/lock after 5/10/2019)

What you "put in that box" strongly depends on the narrative description! If you provide the narrative description, we can better help you with the "text in the box". And I am not allowed to simply C&P the narrative description. So I have to ask based on what fragments I can share. That said, I hav...
by WingedCat
Mon May 06, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's Traveller5 like?
Replies: 83
Views: 2556

Re: What's Traveller5 like?

What we need is a version of Traveller that has a recovered 4th Imperium at about TL 18, about 1350 or so. And BIG, really big. http://wiki.travellerrpg.com/Fourth_Imperium I don't know if it gets to TL 18 (I suspect it gets no further than TL 16 at most), but the article says it exists 1221-1476.
by WingedCat
Mon May 06, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to model high strength entites (archive/lock after 5/10/2019)
Replies: 32
Views: 598

Re: How to model high strength entites (archive/lock after 5/10/2019)

Such use of censorship would drive me away from the forums. Apparently I stated my intent incorrectly. Here is an attempt to restate: * Take a look at any animal listing in Mongoose Traveller's books. * Notice that there is some narrative description above, and below that, a box listing hits, speed...
by WingedCat
Sat May 04, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to model high strength entites (archive/lock after 5/10/2019)
Replies: 32
Views: 598

Re: How to model high strength entites (archive/lock after 5/10/2019)

Trust me, I am aware of the "how could such a creature exist" concerns, and the JTAS article addresses them. :) (Not every detail - I don't have pages and pages for this - but at least a paragraph.) That said, I draw your attention to this from the first post. "How can such a large creature exist" i...
by WingedCat
Sat May 04, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to model high strength entites (archive/lock after 5/10/2019)
Replies: 32
Views: 598

Re: How to model high strength entites (archive/lock after 5/10/2019)

I am thinking a grav sled would often be used for hauling larger spacecraft (to let it haul things more massive than itself), with one of the challenges being to haul the wreck onto the sled in the first place. What about ranking Gigantic? Gigantic 1 (which anything with just "Gigantic" has) could c...
by WingedCat
Fri May 03, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's Traveller5 like?
Replies: 83
Views: 2556

Re: What's Traveller5 like?

Sigtrygg wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 7:52 pm
Well the kickstarter is going strong - £49,000 so far and over a month left to go.
It fully funded within its first 24 hours. No stretch goals, but I can see why: Marc already knows what he wants to do here.
by WingedCat
Fri May 03, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to model high strength entites (archive/lock after 5/10/2019)
Replies: 32
Views: 598

How to model high strength entites (archive/lock after 5/10/2019)

Matt and I were discussing some material I wrote for JTAS defining the "collopha": a 100,000 ton land animal, which is specifically supposed to be able to haul crashed spaceships to a downport, and its game stats. One of the questions was, what level of Athletics (strength) should it have? He agreed...
by WingedCat
Fri May 03, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's Traveller5 like?
Replies: 83
Views: 2556

Re: What's Traveller5 like?

I'd say that knowing what you know, if you backed it, that's basically a pre-order, and you're happy with it. Yes. T5.09 has been a useful toolkit to help generate content that I then used Mongoose's rule set to actually play, and I have heard this same sentiment from many other people. I believe T...
by WingedCat
Thu May 02, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's Traveller5 like?
Replies: 83
Views: 2556

Re: What's Traveller5 like?

I think I'm still banned from COTI because I have a gmail address. This results in me having a poorer opinion of their product and management than I would normally. Why does having a gmail address get you banned? They had enough spam from gmail that they banned all further registrations from gmail ...
by WingedCat
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Life support costs
Replies: 18
Views: 1409

Re: Life support costs

I'd go with Jump Dave's version. The fixed costs per stateroom represent ship-wide systems that run regardless of whether they're used or not: the infrastructure is there to support up to a certain number of people, and you can't just linearly shut it down. For instance, if you have a water purifier...
by WingedCat
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2657
Views: 227241

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

If you're looking for a space ball, I wrote one up here.
by WingedCat
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Player Locator
Replies: 334
Views: 142456

Re: Traveller Player Locator

Australia Australia - NSW - Sydney - krontekag Australia - NSW - Captains Flat - MancerBear Australia - SA - Adelaide - Imeanunoharm Australia - VIC - Melbourne - Melbourne Accords Australia - QLD - Brisbane - flyamanito Australia - QLD - Gold Coast - Glennister Australia - QLD - Townsville - Ronnke...
by WingedCat
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to guarantee they get a skill they must have?
Replies: 10
Views: 977

Re: How to guarantee they get a skill they must have?

The literal answer to the question in the topic is, ask the players to make sure one of the characters winds up with that skill. If they refuse (not, "are unsure how to do it", but, "are unwilling to do it"), you have the wrong players. If they are willing, they can probably come up with their prefe...
by WingedCat
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order
Replies: 86
Views: 12894

Re: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order

This is probably just a temporary thing, and might be due to new release status, but the Traveller Companion is #1 on DriveThruRPG right now: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/top_100.php . I believe this is ranked by sales.
by WingedCat
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order
Replies: 86
Views: 12894

Re: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order

This is probably just a temporary thing, and might be due to new release status, but the Traveller Companion is #1 on DriveThruRPG right now: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/top_100.php . I believe this is ranked by sales.
by WingedCat
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order
Replies: 86
Views: 12894

Re: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order

Some more errata from a fellow forumite who's having trouble logging in. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vwLE4yXFA2tD0FNc5n7E48bPrK-VGAOINRLAVqU88qc/edit or see following copy & paste: Traveller Companion Errata Notes: Format will be displayed as the following: Page / Paragraph in question / cor...
by WingedCat
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: An Alphabet of Ships
Replies: 68
Views: 9902

Re: An Alphabet of Ships

So, the ship can have two slots for 50 Dt modules or one slot for a 100 Dt module, requiring modules of the correct size. If the ship has 2 modules of 50 Dt each, it will be unable to mount a module with a medium bay. Note that a module can contain several components, e.g. a 100 Dt module with 2 ha...
by WingedCat
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order
Replies: 86
Views: 12894

Re: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order

roughly how good A Diplomat is my Npc This is an invalid question. Measuring "how good" requires some standard of measurement, which you have failed to provide and is not otherwise apparent. Also, your question is off topic. This thread is about the Traveller Companion, not specific NPCs that can b...