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by steelbrok
Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Life Events
Replies: 16
Views: 2386

I think this is the point of the tables - these aren't the average people, they're Travellers. Travellers...travel, you know, and that would stink for a family life. I'm not saying it isn't possible, but can you imagine a married couple who only see each other every 6 months - no email, no texting,...
by steelbrok
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aliens and Social Standing
Replies: 12
Views: 1810

Why not just make it that all races/cultures have SOC but it is interpreted differently

To the Aslan it represents land holdings, to the Vargr Charisma

So have a common stat with common use mechanisms but with different background info
by steelbrok
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aslan Book
Replies: 26
Views: 4203

Trojan's Reach would be an excellent choice IMHO
by steelbrok
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tech Levels - understanding and creating vs manufacturing
Replies: 44
Views: 5588

I look at the TL as the tech in general use on the world and readily available, regardless of wether it's locally produced or imported.
by steelbrok
Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starting Age
Replies: 18
Views: 2617

Also I don't see why family based Free Traders shouldn't start a term earlier but not be eligible for any commission or promotion in that term
by steelbrok
Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High SOC. How do I fit it in?
Replies: 23
Views: 4027

Or put an upper limit on the SOC level for starting characters (at Baron maybe?) and if further SOC benefits are rolled then either reroll or allow a player to choose another benefit
by steelbrok
Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ultimate Traveller
Replies: 0
Views: 653

Ultimate Traveller

Borrowing the term from Marvel's Ultimate line: how would I do things to if I started from scratch and wanted to keep as many Traveller elements as possible Traveller has some great ideas including some intriguing alien races. The problem is that even the six major races are scattered across Charted...
by steelbrok
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jump Limits
Replies: 13
Views: 1699

"The big departure from the OTU I suppose is the biological technology (bitek), and communal telepathy (affinity) that the edenits have, but it is still easily imagined in traveller terms. " Yes, I've toyed with giving the Zhodani all of the bitek as thety already have the psionics, just to make the...
by steelbrok
Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jump Limits
Replies: 13
Views: 1699

Jump Limits

I’ve recently been reading (and thoroughly enjoying) the Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton. The ships in this setting need to be far enough away from a gravity field to use their version of Jump safely (as with Traveller). One of the characters pulls of a jump from a world’s Lagrange point as...
by steelbrok
Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What do you feel needs to be Updated in Traveller' Tech
Replies: 41
Views: 5758

Can someone pleae explain the differene between a rail gun and a gauss gun? My understasnding was that both used a magnetic field to accelerate a projectile
by steelbrok
Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Computer/Cyber/Bio Technology in the new Traveller setting?
Replies: 108
Views: 20186

I think the most serious problem with Traveller and technology, even more serious than the other issues raised, is the whole basis of the system and how it is implemented ... the idea of "Tech Levels". This isnt an original observation but given that Traveller has extensive free trade then TL is re...
by steelbrok
Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Where in the vastness of space would you like a campaign set
Replies: 38
Views: 11162

I'd like the campaqign to be spinward marches based BUT with material available for the subsectors immediately surrounding the marches. This does two things: 1. The Marches sector is primarily Imperial with some other human cultures. Neighbouring subsectors (only a one or two subsector fringe is rea...