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by Ursus Maior
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's Traveller5 like?
Replies: 109
Views: 23381

Re: What's Traveller5 like?

IMO Traveller has always been science fantasy. Even in classic there was the Ancients & their artifacts. Amen! Just because you make your players use formulas to know how long it takes to get travel between two planets or have them roll a couple of D66s to determine freights available, doesn't make...
by Ursus Maior
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Mortgage and Maintenance Calculator
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Ship Mortgage and Maintenance Calculator

Would you be able to add a feature for calculations on ships that have been paif off partially and remortgaged? As in the case of roling multiple mustering out benefits of a ship, but no ship shares? The rules allow for each additional mustering out result to either apply as a 25% reduction in years...
by Ursus Maior
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Business model for Xboat Couriers in the Spinward Marches
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Business model for Xboat Couriers in the Spinward Marches

Now all I have to do is figure out what the "market" or "traffic" value is for any given world that wants to send stuff via Xboats. I think, that's the big point, too. So, take e. g. big corporations like GeDeCo or even bigger ones that need to send important data on financial transactions, researc...
by Ursus Maior
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: State of the Mongoose 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2326

Re: State of the Mongoose 2019

Oh, you're right, I forgot about Book 8 from back in the day. I probably should read it sometime. But the topic definitely got a different vibe in the late 70s and then the 80s, after Star Wars Droids, Terminator and then Data in ST:TNG.
by Ursus Maior
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: State of the Mongoose 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2326

Re: State of the Mongoose 2019

Robots are indeed on the cards, but will not be rushed - a lot of thought needs to go into them. Wow! Excited to heat that! That would be a huge step for Traveller. I always found artificial life to be underrepresented in Traveller. Probably since this topic wasn't as huge in the late 1970s as it b...
by Ursus Maior
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: State of the Mongoose 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2326

Re: State of the Mongoose 2019

You talk about the website etc. Can we get the ability to use avatars on the forum please . It's deadly dull with everyone having ? images and no ability to have avatars. Never had any use for them on a forum myself, but know some like them. It sure makes identifying authors easier. So, it's not st...
by Ursus Maior
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would it be worth in Traveller?
Replies: 18
Views: 697

Re: What would it be worth in Traveller?

M J Dougherty wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:15 pm
I think a lot of games just copied what was in the early D&D manuals.
I bet you're right. I can think of a couple of German equipment lists at least, which give completely unreasonable weights.
by Ursus Maior
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Science article on galactic real estate
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Science article on galactic real estate

Thanks for sharing, that's a very exciting article to read.
by Ursus Maior
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would it be worth in Traveller?
Replies: 18
Views: 697

Re: What would it be worth in Traveller?

JMISBEST wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:33 am
Ooops sorry meant to put 13.7 ounces not 13.4 pounds, My mistake
That's still 388.39 g or 50 times your average wedding ring.
by Ursus Maior
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would it be worth in Traveller?
Replies: 18
Views: 697

Re: What would it be worth in Traveller?

Okay, the numbers and units got a bit mixed up here, I think. The karat (BE 'carat', not carrot, like the vegetable) measures fineness, not mass, with 24 karat denominating gold with a purity of 999 parts per thousand (i. e. millesimal fineness). Now, there is also another form of carat (note the di...
by Ursus Maior
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Studying Athletics at university
Replies: 18
Views: 526

Re: Studying Athletics at university

For EU/US readers note that what's missing is not just a university to do sport at, but the whole "professional" league for college sport that the US has that doesn't really exist in the most of the EU. I'd absolutely give my players the choice to take Athletics at university level. University spor...
by Ursus Maior
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 146
Views: 11224

Re: Deepnight Revelation

M J Dougherty wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:07 pm
I'm not in a positon to properly answer that one, but the distance claim is correct. Deepnight Revelation will take your Travellers further than anyone ought to go.
Good that I don't have high blood pressure. This keeps me excited.
by Ursus Maior
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 146
Views: 11224

Re: Deepnight Revelation

Indeed, Voidshore is the proper name. However, I'm curious how far out the campaign will take the Travellers? The claim "further" than any Traveller ever went (somewhere in this thread) is bold, considering the 6,000 pc the Zhodani went so far towards the core.
by Ursus Maior
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Your thoughts on a query?
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Your thoughts on a query?

I'm not a fan of merciless cold blooded murder of PCs if there are other options. I find it's generally a turn off for most players. I absolutely agree that player agency as, so to say, should have the final verdict. On the other hand, if players don't act or act to their own detriment, I would arg...
by Ursus Maior
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 146
Views: 11224

Re: Deepnight Revelation

Well you eiither assume they have everything, or nothing, or you play Spreadsheets In Space If I had do a granular system I would probably use "supply points" that can magic minor items by spending (edit: with a dice roll?), and track major items like modular cutters and nuke warheads indivudally I...