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by daryen
Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aslan Book
Replies: 26
Views: 5050

That strategy for an Aslan book sounds good to me. Though, to me, the big concern is not the tangled mess of canon around the Trojan Reach, but rather the tangled mess of canon around the Aslan. The Aslan are the one alien race that has been handled in the most inconsistent and outright contradictor...
by daryen
Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What SM subsector to start in...
Replies: 16
Views: 3172

and there are the wilds of Vargr space just coreward of the border. That also means that plenty of Vargr are running around in the two subsectors, too. So, you get an instant alien presence. More specifically, you get a *foreign* alien presence. The Vargr are all through the Marches and the rest of...
by daryen
Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What SM subsector to start in...
Replies: 16
Views: 3172

Personally, I tend toward Regina/Aramis because much of the early material was focused there. As GC says, Aramis was covered in The Traveller Adventure. In addition, Regina was covered in The Traveller Book. (And I still love both.) There are a variety of worlds there, and there are the wilds of Var...
by daryen
Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How do you handle planets with no trade codes?
Replies: 11
Views: 2132

Re: How do you handle planets with no trade codes?

But, on the whole, I doubt that it flags the sytem as broken per se. The characters still have the university base skills to work from, anyway. Actually, in some ways, having no trade codes is an advantage. You only get three (maybe four) of those non-career startup skills. If you have too many tra...
by daryen
Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What a difference a day makes....
Replies: 64
Views: 8855

Re: What a difference a day makes....

Changing jump to 1 day does not appreciably alter the default setting, and therefore the OTU, in any meaningful or significant way What does anyone else think? Well, I gonna break from the other "old timers" and say that I think it is a great idea. I like that you reject the use of FTL communicatio...
by daryen
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aliens as player characters?
Replies: 25
Views: 3728

So is it a definite that the major races will be getting their own book(s)? It is definite that there will be major alien books. How they are grouped, and how many aliens are included in such books is an open question. At one point I thought Mongoose Matt was asking for suggestions as to which alie...
by daryen
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aliens as player characters?
Replies: 25
Views: 3728

Considering how often the native Aslan culture has been butchered in play AND in print, an Imperialized Aslan is not necesssarily a bad thing. As long as the male urge to own land is carried over (being genetic), watering down the rest is not a terribly big concern. Amen!! While some races have bee...
by daryen
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Levels of Canon
Replies: 34
Views: 4707

When you think about it, there is a lot that is canon that hasn't been argued over - have there ever been any arguments over the world map of Fulacin or Vanejen? I don't know about the world maps, but Hans and I discussed whether the pre-Maghiz Darrians ever made significant contact with Vanejen. D...
by daryen
Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How does Traveller handle artificial gravity on ships
Replies: 44
Views: 7638

Well, no matter how you slice it, you are "breaking" science.

So, just pick you favorite break and run with it!

:D
by daryen
Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: had to share...more!
Replies: 15
Views: 2659

If there were a cemetary name shown, or a legible name on a tombstone, or anything to actually identify anything or anyone involved, then I could see offense. But it is a "generic" picture of a "generic" cemetary. (Based on the comments here, I will go all the way and assume it is a "generic militar...
by daryen
Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Terran Dawn Campaign [Research]
Replies: 11
Views: 1725

Re: Terran Dawn Campaign [Research]

*Alien Module 6: Solomani. *Gurps Rim of Fire: campaign guide, modern era *Gurps Interstellar Wars: pre 1st Imperium campaign (history, worlds, past ships, worlds, maps, past corporations, past governments) As EDG has said, the history of the era you are looking at is mostly undefined. The above th...
by daryen
Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fiddler's Green in for Approval
Replies: 34
Views: 5699

MJD wrote:It may be a clue to the adventure content....
So the adventurers will eventually have to commit suicide to keep themselves from capture and torture ... ?
by daryen
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Imperium without the Ancients
Replies: 36
Views: 5106

The joint Human-Hiver Hegemony is born in war and grows in trust as the two races realize how much they have in common. I think that there is no way there would ever be an equal standing between the two races. If the Humans join with the Hivers, the Humans would join the Hiver Federation, not the o...
by daryen
Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Imperium without the Ancients
Replies: 36
Views: 5106

Without the Ancients, the Droynes are still pastoral TL<8 on their home planet. Grandfather invented the jump drive and uplifted the Droyne race. Without Grandfather to uplift the Droyne, there is no reason to expect them to have gained jump drive on their own. They were static. Grandfather was the...
by daryen
Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Imperium without the Ancients
Replies: 36
Views: 5106

IMO, the biggest thing the Ancient's add to the game is the reason for humanity being spread all over that section of the galaxy ... In one of the sidebars in GURPS Traveller, LKW explicitly stated as much. They wanted the aliens that the first Terran explorers find to be humans. To do this, they h...
by daryen
Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Universe of Babylon 5 Cover Up
Replies: 38
Views: 5139

It is definitely worth watching. Do NOT stop watching during the first season. The first season was very uneven. Do not let that discourage you. If you really want to, feel free to skip ahead to season 2. (IMO the core of the whole series was seasons 2-4.) Also, if you don't want to actually watch e...
by daryen
Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Psionics & Genetics
Replies: 44
Views: 6466

I disagree that EVERYONE is psionic. The 2D6 roll is merely an artifact of character generation. It is there so that players can have interesting characters, not because EVERYONE is psionic. (This very concept was mentioned in the TNE rulebook.) If this is not the case, then looking at CT, every cit...
by daryen
Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Psionics & Genetics
Replies: 44
Views: 6466

Ah, but it really doesn't break Zhodani society. It merely means that what is "known" is partial disinformation. The Zhodani may try to breed for psionics. That doesn't mean that they actually succeed ! But, if random chance provides enough positive feedback, so much the better. As for the overall s...
by daryen
Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Streetwise Barbarians
Replies: 19
Views: 3245

While the term "Barbarian" is nicely amorphous, my general definition is someone who is from a pre-starflight society. So, TL 7- are "Barbarians" in this sense of the word, and TL 8 is borderline. (I have no doubt that if we, today, were found by the Ziru Sirka and integrated into their interstellar...
by daryen
Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How large is your campaign space?
Replies: 23
Views: 4102

Well, I stand corrected. My error.