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by TrippyHippy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: does Traveller 2E not include aliens?
Replies: 25
Views: 1481

Re: does Traveller 2E not include aliens?

Y'know, at this stage, what I'd actually like considered is one, big "Aliens of the Imperium" sourcebook, to detail in some capacity all of the major Alien species - Aslan, Vargr, Hivers, Kree, maybe others, and then maybe another book strictly for Humanity species - Vilani, Solomani and Zhodani. Al...
by TrippyHippy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Old gamer rants about new edition destroying everything good
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: Old gamer rants about new edition destroying everything good

There has been some feedback, here and there on the new Paranoia game, but not an awful lot and I guess criticisms like these should be discussed. To answer the first question, yes, we probably did need a new edition. Mongoose as a company needs to make revenue from their license, while fans tend to...
by TrippyHippy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: troupe Traveller
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: troupe Traveller

Troupe style play is mostly discussed, as the game that coined the idea, in Ars Magica. In this game there are three tiers of character type: Magi (Wizards, very powerful), Companions (competent characters) and Grogs (Underlings, soldiers and servants). They collectively form a Covenant, which is a ...
by TrippyHippy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Starter Set is Here!
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: The Traveller Starter Set is Here!

Got it! :)
by TrippyHippy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: troupe Traveller
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: troupe Traveller

Absolutely. Have been arguing this for years - the Troupe style play is absolutely suited to Traveller.
by TrippyHippy
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Starter Set is Here!
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: The Traveller Starter Set is Here!

I'm excited! Any ETA on preorders to New Zealand?
by TrippyHippy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller V2 Vehicle Combat ????
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Traveller V2 Vehicle Combat ????

msprange wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:39 am
...and waiting for a Traveller miniatures game!
Yay! :D
by TrippyHippy
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mongoose Traveller - The New and current updated edition. What do you expect from this new line?
Replies: 15
Views: 862

Re: Mongoose Traveller - The New and current updated edition. What do you expect from this new line?

Our group has started the Pirates of Drinax campaign, which I expect will take at least 6 months to complete, and I expect the Great Rift Box will be something of a dream campaign, when I get it too. In some respects I am well catered for. Future books, therefor aren't necessarily urgent, but I'll k...
by TrippyHippy
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Do you allow psionics?
Replies: 54
Views: 1553

Re: Do you allow psionics?

Personally, I prefer the idea that Psionics are more egalitarian than inherited. I'd prefer to see it as some sort of cosmic energy that moves through everything, but some people are just more attuned to it than others. I don't see it as inherited (so, no psychic families), but more a case of awaren...
by TrippyHippy
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions ?
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Questions ?

Yep, not really sure what to say but....it's all there in Traveller.
by TrippyHippy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Do you allow psionics?
Replies: 54
Views: 1553

Re: Do you allow psionics?

What determines a person's psi strength? (Other than a die roll, I mean.) At a guess genetics, like any other characteristic. Education and Social Standing aren't due to genetics. Psi isn't a definable characteristic in any case as it's fictional. The paradigm offered in the OTU is that everybody h...
by TrippyHippy
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Do you allow psionics?
Replies: 54
Views: 1553

Re: Do you allow psionics?

For me, I don't think the issue is about Psionics per se, but I baulk against lazy, hand wavy sci-fi. Just saying 'the power of the mind' as a reason for having magical powers isn't enough and it takes away from the verisimilitude of the setting (including the OTU) a bit. I prefer a bit more paradig...
by TrippyHippy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Core Book Index in Traveller Companion?
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: Core Book Index in Traveller Companion?

So, I'm talking about a really good index - that spans all the core books as a useful tool. Possibly akin to the indexes used in GURPS, for example. Could also be an index released as a stand alone PDF. Possibly quite useful in itself - especially if free. I am a completist, however, so including i...
by TrippyHippy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Core Book Index in Traveller Companion?
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: Core Book Index in Traveller Companion?

So, I'm talking about a really good index - that spans all the core books as a useful tool. Possibly akin to the indexes used in GURPS, for example.
by TrippyHippy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Core Book Index in Traveller Companion?
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: Core Book Index in Traveller Companion?

Well, that's one opinion of somebody who doesn't like to use an index (in any reference book!?).

Is there anybody who does make use of indexes in reference books have any opinion?
by TrippyHippy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Core Book Index in Traveller Companion?
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Core Book Index in Traveller Companion?

One common complaint from fans, myself included, is that there is no Index in any of the Traveller 2nd Edition line to date. It does, I have to say, make some rules referencing difficult from books during gameplay. With the production of all four core books done, and their still apparently being som...
by TrippyHippy
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Do you allow psionics?
Replies: 54
Views: 1553

Re: Do you allow psionics?

I allow psionic in OTU because it's part of the setting - but I have disappointed players before when they have been given permission to play a Psychic (as in a character choice, not just because of a random roll) and have ended up getting a mini-mortgage to pay off for the training. To me, that poi...
by TrippyHippy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How do you handle time travel?
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: How do you handle time travel?

If you go and watch the recent Arrival movie there is, at it's heart, a philosophical rationale for time travel as expressed through the alien language. There is also a philosophical rationale in Interstellar too, to an extent. These are pretty much hard sci-fi movies. I think the key to time travel...
by TrippyHippy
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: does Traveller 2E not include aliens?
Replies: 25
Views: 1481

Re: does Traveller 2E not include aliens?

I think the Companion is proving to be the trickiest of Traveller supplements, from what it appears. Maybe they should return to the idea of making an indefinite series of Compendiums instead? Anyway, I'd like to see all the Major Races detailed in some fashion, along with Robots and A.I. to make a ...