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by TrippyHippy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Wound penalties?
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Wound penalties?

Yes they should do, although we have frequently found that if planned correctly, an ambush tactic with firearms normally wipes out unsuspecting characters quicker than they get a chance to work out adjusting modifiers. It's only where battle armour and defensive strategies are used that combat gets ...
by TrippyHippy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aslan, Samurai and other allegories
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Aslan, Samurai and other allegories

While struggling to pronounce half the Aslan words in my ongoing Pirates of Drinax campaign, it was pointed out by one of my players that it's easiest to do so my imagining you are doing the dialogue in a Japanese Samurai movie. It actually works very well….which got us all looking at the relative p...
by TrippyHippy
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - It Exists!
Replies: 31
Views: 2126

Re: The Traveller Companion - It Exists!

Linwood wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:37 am
Did the Traveller Companion get bumped from the release schedule again? Didn’t see it when I checked just now.
It's not been listed for a while. Probably because the writers don't want to commit to a release timeline, and therefore rush it, rather than anything else. It'll come out in due course.
by TrippyHippy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is SOC per society?
Replies: 74
Views: 3581

Re: Is SOC per society?

For the most part, we just use SOC like CHA, and be damned with any official interpretation.
by TrippyHippy
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Anyonw know of 1
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: Anyonw know of 1

Not the most exemplary use of grammar in that first post. I have, nevertheless, had the experience of inviting a new player into our established Traveller group who turned up with a load of Classic Traveller books and materials, and proceeded to roll up his own character and essentially run his own ...
by TrippyHippy
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tell me what you want.
Replies: 33
Views: 2193

Re: Tell me what you want.

One thing that would be good to see in official print would be a set of guidelines for "troupe style" adventuring. That is probably the best way to make larger ships like the Leviathan or Azhanti High Lightning manageable settings for adventurers. Troupe style is also great for mercenary adventures...
by TrippyHippy
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tell me what you want.
Replies: 33
Views: 2193

Re: Tell me what you want.

Robots, Robots and Robots. And A.I.
by TrippyHippy
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - It Exists!
Replies: 31
Views: 2126

Re: The Traveller Companion - It Exists!

Just because there are third party and old edition supplements available, doesn't mean this edition doesn't need them!
by TrippyHippy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - It Exists!
Replies: 31
Views: 2126

Re: The Traveller Companion - It Exists!

Another point about sophont books is that earlier editions have covered the topic pretty well, so that there's less urgency to do a Mongoose edition than there would be for something new. Sure, for Vargr & Aslan and a few minor races, but I eagerly await MongTrav info on Hivers and Droyne. That's t...
by TrippyHippy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD - Any News?
Replies: 23
Views: 2009

Re: 2300AD - Any News?

I think there are circumstances in the world today that could, conceivably, lead to a cataclysmic nuclear war of some sort - or even just a series of other events that could lead to a 'Twilight' as we know it. It's difficult to discuss it as a topic, however, without becoming explicit about politica...
by TrippyHippy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why no career books?
Replies: 32
Views: 1432

Re: Why no career books?

I think having career based books is not as much a problem as it is for making a book for the purpose of fulfilling a series line rather than the actual utility or need in the game itself. For me, the more pressing 'gaps' in the Traveller line are to do with having playable Alien and Robot books, ra...
by TrippyHippy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Companion
Replies: 13
Views: 1256

Re: Traveller Companion

The Traveller Companion seems to have an air of mystery about it still. I'm assuming it's sort of the same as the Xanathar's Guide to Everything for D&D, but could anybody spare the time to give a list of things that are likely to be in the contents?
by TrippyHippy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD - Any News?
Replies: 23
Views: 2009

2300AD - Any News?

I'm actualy really looking forward to this, but we have heard very little about it recently. My understanding is that it will be a a physically attractive, uplifted design in its presentation. Do we know if it will require the Traveller book still, or be standalone? Will there be new material or wil...
by TrippyHippy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How do you generate child characters?
Replies: 25
Views: 968

Re: How do you generate child characters?

Thanks for the thoughts. Most of them were useful. I'm thinking that the child will get a few bonus skills as part of a skills package, which may give them a bit of utility as the have limted access to education or career. It would also justify why the child managed to man a turret in the last sessi...
by TrippyHippy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How do you generate child characters?
Replies: 25
Views: 968

How do you generate child characters?

The character generation is one of my favourite things about Traveller. However, we've been playing through a Pirates campaign for several months and the current player characters have hired on some extra help in an expansion of their crew. Initially we just had them as PCs, and one of them was basi...
by TrippyHippy
Mon May 14, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD first edition: Hard or soft cover?
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Re: 2300AD first edition: Hard or soft cover?

Mine had a hardcover, but it may depend on printing. You know that a new edition is imminent, yes?
by TrippyHippy
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Great Rift
Replies: 21
Views: 2639

Re: The Great Rift

And are you happy with it? I put it right up there as one of the best Traveller supplements in my collection. Yes I am. If I wasn't in the middle of a Pirates of Drinax campaign, I'd be right into it. It's the perfect setting to get into real science and exploration - and a great sandbox too. I als...
by TrippyHippy
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Traveller releases
Replies: 7
Views: 4164

Re: Upcoming Traveller releases

I'll stress that I'm just a fan and, therefore, I don't *know*, but from the bits I've gathered: - Beyond the Claw will be a new sector sourcebook for the Spinward Marches, made in hardback for the Traveller 2nd edition line. - The Shadow of Sindal will be a final optional add-on adventure to augmen...
by TrippyHippy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Great Rift
Replies: 21
Views: 2639

Re: The Great Rift

Got it! :)
by TrippyHippy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Great Rift
Replies: 21
Views: 2639

Re: The Great Rift

Still nothin'.

:cry: