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by Ursus Maior
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Psion ebook
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Re: Psion ebook

Me too. I also looked into Psion from 1st edition and cannibalized it a bit for my PoD campaign. It's still 2D6, so there's hardly a problem.
by Ursus Maior
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Searching an asteroid belt
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Searching an asteroid belt

If your Harrier was built there, maybe or certainly, the ship might have coordinates for it's original shipyard. Cross reference these with modern charts, do a little orbital mathematics and narrow it down to a search that will need the desired time frame. Then have them find out that the shipyard a...
by Ursus Maior
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Pirates of Drinax] Honor Among Thieves (spoilers)
Replies: 7
Views: 2031

Re: [Pirates of Drinax] Honor Among Thieves (spoilers)

No changes needed - space, even inner system space, is Big. The ships managed to get to their targets perfectly legitimately, and could then pick their time to strike while giving themselves the best chance to avoid interception. Probably would not work twice for the same pirate in the same system,...
by Ursus Maior
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drinax’s other worlds
Replies: 6
Views: 1634

Re: Drinax’s other worlds

I'm using the World Generator offered by TravellerMap to generate these worlds. But since it's random and customizable, it's not generating "official" information from a library of canon information.
by Ursus Maior
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard Update - Comments Needed!
Replies: 75
Views: 12398

Re: High Guard Update - Comments Needed!

Having played Brilliant Lances some years ago, I do think vector-based games are cool, but they take an exorbitant amount of time and take away from what Traveller purports to be: a TTRPG, not a strategy game. I absolutely second that. I've used vector based rules for BattleTech space combat (optio...
by Ursus Maior
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard Update - Comments Needed!
Replies: 75
Views: 12398

Re: High Guard Update - Comments Needed!

Let us hear what you think! A comprehensive (all in one place) rule-system for missile and torpedo combat that includes rules for stealth (and stealth missiles), missile defences, missile (swarm) tactics (cf. Naval book), remote-operating missiles (i. e. terminal guidance phase is not handled by la...
by Ursus Maior
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Glorious Empire & Naval Adventure 4 - In Stock!
Replies: 9
Views: 3086

Re: Glorious Empire & Naval Adventure 4 - In Stock!

ShawnDriscoll wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:23 am
Got The Glorious Empire hardcover in the mail today. It's a great looking book. Very well made. And matches the quality of my Core book.
Same here, it really looks fantastic!
by Ursus Maior
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Confused about the Ihatei
Replies: 10
Views: 2400

Re: Confused about the Ihatei

A potential answer is simple politics and human (well, Aslan) weakness. The codes of moral behaviour might well insist that if an ihatei can't defend his landhold he doesn't deserve it, and tough luck -- and maybe many clans do take that seriously and refuse to interfere for a son who doesn't show ...
by Ursus Maior
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Glorious Empire & Naval Adventure 4 - In Stock!
Replies: 9
Views: 3086

Re: Glorious Empire & Naval Adventure 4 - In Stock!

paltrysum wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:03 am
Thanks, Old School! So cool to have the hard copy! Matthew and the team really put together a beautiful pair of books.
And you wrote yet another great book. I really enjoyed the PDF already. So I'm looking forward to the hardcopy. This will be a very important part of my PoD campaign.
by Ursus Maior
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Release Schedule/New Books
Replies: 93
Views: 39732

Re: Traveller Release Schedule/New Books

And it's absolutely gorgeous to look at in all its totality! Thanks for the delivery!
by Ursus Maior
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What do they mean ‘Holographic Hull’ ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3012

Re: What do they mean ‘Holographic Hull’ ?

So they could go by in the Harrier looking like another ship? It's what we ruled out and if they tweak the transponder (they currently have 5 identities) they can fool spaceports (docking is trickier because the shape of the Harrier is different and thus it might be risky. I ruled that this is poss...
by Ursus Maior
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Release Schedule/New Books
Replies: 93
Views: 39732

Re: Traveller Release Schedule/New Books

A few weeks ago I have now the DNR box, the commemorative pack and 6 add-on publications. That should be all of it, right? Or will there be more? I'm redoing my study, as my wive moves into the same room with her study (our daughter finally gets her own room), and I need to calculate shelf space. :)
by Ursus Maior
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Crew going faster than 1g
Replies: 8
Views: 2005

Re: Crew going faster than 1g

Also note that High Guard offers rules for ships that do not have such a system. These ships are noted as being limited in size, but there are no rules for what that does to the crew. Small fighters and combat boats might make use of high-g suits for pilots/crew. However, larger ships should limit t...
by Ursus Maior
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Mongoose News - Mercenary Kickstarter - 5 Days to go!
Replies: 2
Views: 3341

Re: Mongoose News - Mercenary Kickstarter - 5 Days to go!

Do we have a feedback thread for the books published as a result of the Kickstarter? I just skimmed through the Field Catalogue and noticed that the "Mine, Directional" shows a mine that clearly does not fit the description of a "Claymore" style mine. And the "Mine, Antipersonnel" also looks more li...
by Ursus Maior
Wed Jun 30, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What do they mean ‘Holographic Hull’ ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3012

Re: What do they mean ‘Holographic Hull’ ?

Okay, so no more cruising around looking like a Far Trader :lol: This type of technology has me bugged from the beginning, for this exact reason: What is the purpose of having that in a ship. Well, I just ruled that while the holo-hull does not alter the ship physically, it can make it appear looki...
by Ursus Maior
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: The Return of Twilight 2000?
Replies: 15
Views: 8693

Re: The Return of Twilight 2000?

This golden oldie is getting a reboot by Free League and it's going to hit stores soon. Just in time for 2300 AD to hit, too, I guess. :D
by Ursus Maior
Thu May 20, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is this version of Pirates of Drinax for Version2?
Replies: 2
Views: 1861

Re: Is this version of Pirates of Drinax for Version2?

That is the most recent edition, which was published for MgT2. The first edition of PoD was, as far as I know, a publication offered in multiple episodes of free PDFs only.
by Ursus Maior
Thu May 13, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Speeding up trading.
Replies: 4
Views: 2133

Re: Speeding up trading.

I use it all the time and usually pre-generate trade goods for systems my group is going to visit and jump out of in the next session. All it takes, is to know the DM a Traveller will inflict by skills and attributes on the roll, so it's fairly easy to use.
by Ursus Maior
Wed May 12, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vector based space combat
Replies: 16
Views: 4966

Re: Vector based space combat

I never used that system for Traveller and my group would probably not fancy the heavy crunch. But I played a couple of aerospace combat games with my BattleTech gaming partner using optional rules from the current Strategic Operations that allowed for vectored movement. It was great fun and could b...
by Ursus Maior
Sun May 09, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drinax System details
Replies: 1
Views: 2739

Re: Drinax System details

Unfortunately there is no such thing. Canonic information on the Drinax system is limited to the UWP and what is collected in the Wiki here: https://wiki.travellerrpg.com/Drinax_(world). The good thing here is that you can stay within the limits of canon despite any and all ideas you have for the re...