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by Nathan Brazil
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mongoose Traveller and T5 compatibility
Replies: 37
Views: 3887

Re: Mongoose Traveller and T5 compatibility

I find it interesting that you used the D&D comparison since I've played every version of D&D and while yes it would be hard to convert a 1st or 2nd edition modules to 3rd or 4th 1st edition modules were used with 2nd edition and the reverse with little problem. Also there happens to be a big movem...
by Nathan Brazil
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mongoose Traveller and T5 compatibility
Replies: 37
Views: 3887

Re: Mongoose Traveller and T5 compatibility

I'm finding it interesting what considered part of Traveller in one edition and completely ignored in another. Good examples would be in Megatraveller at tech 16 you had spinal mount disingreaters. At higher tech you have white globe. I also remember from the LBB that black globes was a tech 16 dev...
by Nathan Brazil
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard, Maneuver Drives, and the OTU
Replies: 23
Views: 3005

Re: High Guard, Maneuver Drives, and the OTU

But let's say, hypothetically, that I WANT to use the 3rd Imperium setting... like I have the the last 35 years... it would be nice to have clearly delineated setting rules for the 3rd Imperium. The High Technology chapter, while still a bit vague, was at least a good spot for stuff not intended fo...
by Nathan Brazil
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Poll: Your preferred sector(s)
Replies: 15
Views: 2233

Re: Poll: Your preferred sector(s)

My other vote is for The Beyond Sector. For its time and purely on the contents of that volume alone, it was far more imaginative and inspiring than Spinward Marches was. When it came out in 1981, not too many sectors had been detailed at that time. Solomani Rim, my favorite sector, had not even com...
by Nathan Brazil
Mon May 01, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Software] Sector - a Traveller map generator
Replies: 14
Views: 1922

Re: [Software] Sector - a Traveller map generator

Or Android....

Then I can pop it into my Android VM, which resides on my Windows laptop?

Does that count as porting it to Windows?
by Nathan Brazil
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What happened to Zero-G?
Replies: 24
Views: 3760

Re: What happened to Zero-G?

Couldn't you assign a Bane to skill checks to operate outside you "native" gravity field?

OTOH consider, you don't give your zero-g belters (20 years experience or natives) "Heavy-G" skill to operate in standard grav environs. Or did they before?
by Nathan Brazil
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Removing Hardpoint Limits: Necessity or Heresy?
Replies: 48
Views: 7458

Re: Removing Hardpoint Limits: Necessity or Heresy?

For the OTU: Heresy heathen, Heresy. If one is looking for a detail, look at TNE's Fire, Fusion and Steel . The design sequence there calculated the surface area of the ship's volume and items like radiators for the HEPlar drive, opening for the spinal weapon focus, sensor arrays and so on took up s...
by Nathan Brazil
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2
Replies: 49
Views: 8784

Re: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2

The retcon should not be Vargr population growth per se. It is the pressure of the hordes of survivors as by 1120 the on-coming Empress Wave has entered Ngathksirz Sector.

1105 Map with 1120 Empress Wave overlaid
by Nathan Brazil
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2
Replies: 49
Views: 8784

Re: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2

One question is who pays for the meson sites? I think it would be local economy which means, to me, local TL tech support and local credits for builds and maintenance. The Rim might be the historical birthplace of the meson gun as Condottiere points out, but I suggest not every place seems to have o...
by Nathan Brazil
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2
Replies: 49
Views: 8784

Re: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2

But the question I've been trying to get you to answer is if a system doesn't feel it is under threat of attack, has only had to deal with pirates in the past, why would it feel the need to build meson gun sites? The Virus Novels have that as an ongoing fear. They are known relics of the Third Impe...
by Nathan Brazil
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Illustration: Monopede Fast Attack
Replies: 13
Views: 1841

Re: Illustration: Monopede Fast Attack

Girl, pull your skirt up for Pete's sake!
by Nathan Brazil
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How old are we?
Replies: 19
Views: 3337

Re: How old are we?

Some of your names seem all familiar....
:lol:
:P
by Nathan Brazil
Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Northstar Ringworld
Replies: 29
Views: 3644

Re: Northstar Ringworld

In the current view of the OTU, there are no Ringworlds or Dyson Spheres within Charted Space. Or so it has come down from the IP holder, Marc Miller be thy name. Vanguard Reaches and The Beyond were published in the ancient, wild, woolly days of Traveller. PDFs are available at Drivethru. They were...
by Nathan Brazil
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 5628 AD: What if the Jump Drive was TL 15?
Replies: 31
Views: 3083

Re: 5628 AD: What if the Jump Drive was TL 15?

It breaks the setting. Everything seems tied up with the Ancients, the manipulation of gravity technology and it's subsequent development of the jump drive at technological level nine. Clearly it breaks OTU, so work it from the basis of an ATU. The big point of divergence IS "Yaskodray was never bo...
by Nathan Brazil
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 5628 AD: What if the Jump Drive was TL 15?
Replies: 31
Views: 3083

Re: 5628 AD: What if the Jump Drive was TL 15?

Reft Sector would still be populated and therin lies the answer to Charted Space being a little bit more populated. The sector was populated by humans from Earth that launched in 2050AD and later using slower than light ships which and arrived in Reft Sector in the 4500s. In the OTU, they launched r...
by Nathan Brazil
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 5628 AD: What if the Jump Drive was TL 15?
Replies: 31
Views: 3083

Re: 5628 AD: What if the Jump Drive was TL 15?

No Vilani, Zhodani, Syleans or Darrians. All products of forced transplanting by the Ancients. Chirpers are limited to one planet then. Same reason. Droyne might exist (not Ancients) but limited to one planet. No Two Thousand Worlds. No Hive Federation. If everything is the same, except no jump driv...
by Nathan Brazil
Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tungsten Sun
Replies: 14
Views: 1728

Re: Tungsten Sun

There was second probe involved and meson communications messed up the system. I am not a physics or chemistry major, just reporting the story as read.
by Nathan Brazil
Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Parallel Earths
Replies: 12
Views: 1637

Re: Parallel Earths

What is the basis for distance on the map? Is it how far your dimensional travel device can take you? Like a D-1 drive can get you 1 "hex" away? Is it a similarity from the baseline or central dimension? The Tangents book for the Alternity RPG from the '90s used a hexagonal grid with positional dist...
by Nathan Brazil
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tungsten Sun
Replies: 14
Views: 1728

Re: Tungsten Sun

Tungsten was used to build the Darrian Star Trigger.