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by Mytholder
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does Effect apply in Starship combat?
Replies: 38
Views: 3068

Re: Does Effect apply in Starship combat?

Remember, that damage system was also tied to the old timing/effect system, which capped Effect at 6 and didn't factor skill DMs directly into Effect. Your cyber-augmented super-soldier will hit more consistently (as he can hit with a lower roll), but low rolls won't translate into huge damage.
by Mytholder
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drinaxi Wyvern
Replies: 17
Views: 2849

Re: Drinaxi Wyvern

I must say, I'm loving this thread. By the way, I wouldn't take Peras' use of a Harrier as being necessary indicative of their command structure. She was a bit of a maverick, and anyway, by that time, they were in the closing years of a pretty nasty civil war and it's possible that a lot of the big ...
by Mytholder
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax
Replies: 317
Views: 62396

Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Hmm. I wasn't planning to stick a Wyvern into any of the later adventures, so you should have a clear field to design your own. It's probably a good bit bigger than a Harrier, while still being an Adventurer-type hull (<2000 tons) - the Sindalian Empire was formed as a coalition to beat up raiders, ...
by Mytholder
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax
Replies: 317
Views: 62396

Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

The only thing we do is drop qualification rolls when we're doing a specific 'theme' campaign (so a where everyone needs to be a Naval officer, for example). Survival rolls still stay in, as do mishaps, but they don't throw you out of the career. Ok, you get to test for Psionic ability. This will b...
by Mytholder
Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Where are the Vacc Suits kept?
Replies: 62
Views: 7243

Re: Where are the Vacc Suits kept?

Charlie Stross has semi-disowned his Eschaton universe, but the first two books (Singularity Sky and Iron Sunrise) would make a great alt-Traveller setting.
by Mytholder
Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax
Replies: 317
Views: 62396

Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

I started work on it today, as I dig myself out from beneath a pile of nappies and stress.
by Mytholder
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: The Doctor
Replies: 1
Views: 1730

Re: The Doctor

by Mytholder
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Side vs. Side Initiative?
Replies: 5
Views: 1794

Re: Side vs. Side Initiative?

The initiative system in the new Marvel Heroic Roleplaying game is an interesting variant - the GM picks one character to go first. That character's controller gets to pick the next character in line, and then that character's controller picks the next and so on until everyone's acted. So, if you ke...
by Mytholder
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax
Replies: 317
Views: 62396

Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Oh, and is Dr. Darke supposed to be Wily from Megaman? You know, the opposite of Dr. Light? Actually, he's inspired by one of of my wife's maths lecturers, who had a gloriously pulp-evil-mastermind name. On one occasion, he's giving a maths lecture. He writes some complicated equation on the board ...
by Mytholder
Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space combat dm bonuses vs penalties
Replies: 12
Views: 1012

Re: Space combat dm bonuses vs penalties

My one personal pet hate (again compared to the barrage rules) is that you can only expend a single point of thrust dodging a given attack - meaning a fat trader is supposedly just as capable of evasive action as a Jester -class superiority fighter. Which is, quite clearly, drivel. Agreed Thrust wa...
by Mytholder
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Social Damage
Replies: 9
Views: 1199

Re: Social Damage

Yeah, any Characteristic can be damaged. I'd intended to discuss that a bit more in the corebook, but there were other, more pressing matters.
by Mytholder
Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Maybe not Traveller par se.
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Maybe not Traveller par se.

That One In Finchley would presumably be Leisure Games. Your best bet, I think, is to pop into the Dragonmeet convention. (www.dragonmeet.co.uk) on the 1st of December in Kensington. There'll be several trade stands there with Traveller material, including Mongoose and British Isles Traveller Support.
by Mytholder
Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: SOTA Chapter 3 The Hunt
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: SOTA Chapter 3 The Hunt

gah, misread the question. The missing text should be between the first and second paragraphs in the second column of page 4. Investigation DMs: Investigation method Alert Level: Law Level: 0-3: +2 Transponder scan, TL7-: +2 No Alert: +8 Law Level: 4-7: +0 Transponder scan, TL8-10: +0 Medium Alert: ...
by Mytholder
Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: SOTA Chapter 3 The Hunt
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: SOTA Chapter 3 The Hunt

Hmm. Comparing my manuscript to the PDF shows that the detection subsystem got simplified during editing (although they still kept the modified detection DMS for each world...) Below the Arrival table in step 2 (page 4 of SOTA3), I had: DMs Starport Class A: +1 TL7 or less: -2 Naval Base: +2 Starpor...
by Mytholder
Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Primeval returns
Replies: 41
Views: 4780

Re: Primeval returns

For those interested, the pdf is available now from drivethru, with print copies to follow by GenCon.
by Mytholder
Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Primeval returns
Replies: 41
Views: 4780

Re: Primeval returns

sounds cool - what system? lots of colour pics I hope and doe sit cover all five seasons - its quite annoying when these books only do the first seasons of such shows. It's using a variant of the Doctor Who system. Full colour, but it's only covering seasons 1-3 (the Cutter years). We'll be doing a...
by Mytholder
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Primeval returns
Replies: 41
Views: 4780

Re: Primeval returns

The Primeval rpg (written by, um, me) will be out in the near future.
by Mytholder
Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax
Replies: 317
Views: 62396

Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Yeah, Theev can do Corsairs and other pirate designs.

The Harrier's distinctive appearance is definitely a liability. Of course, you've got to trade that off against TL15 construction and all those advanced features.
by Mytholder
Sun May 27, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fifth Frontier War
Replies: 36
Views: 4212

Re: Fifth Frontier War

Thinking out loud - I'd do a FFW adventure path as a series of one-shots interspersed with a continuing narrative. You create your PCs at the start of the campaign as the crew, I dunno, an Imperial recon ship of a few hundred tons or something - enough to have a military command structure, but not s...