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by IanBruntlett
Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: More Type S art
Replies: 15
Views: 1482

Re: More Type S art

Lets say the scout ship's maneuver drive was damaged, could it make an unpowered landing using its glide characteristic? It is basically a wedge-shaped hull, which means it is a flying wing. Seems the landing gear is not particularly designed for making runway landings. If that happened in a game I...
by IanBruntlett
Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300 AD 2nd edition or 1st edition?
Replies: 10
Views: 1429

Re: 2300 AD 2nd edition or 1st edition?

msprange wrote:The chief developer of 2300AD (Colin Dunn) has been involved with Traveller 2e from the very start. Work is indeed starting on the changes needed to bring 2300AD up to spec with the new rules.
Will this involve replacing the 2300AD main book?
by IanBruntlett
Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 1st ED. Q: How much does it cost to hire NPCs?
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: 1st ED. Q: How much does it cost to hire NPCs?

The first page of Spacecraft Operations, page 137, has a small table of (possibly NPC) crew characters. That might help.
by IanBruntlett
Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: More Type S art
Replies: 15
Views: 1482

Re: More Type S art

Awesome.
by IanBruntlett
Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Bows
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: Bows

allanimal wrote: Bows are in the Archaic Weapons section of the Self Defense chapter of CSC.
Thanks :)
by IanBruntlett
Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ow, my eyes
Replies: 7
Views: 953

Re: Ow, my eyes

Downloaded NEWTRAV_UPDATE_4_DEC.pdf had a look at Careers. It is now black text on a pale blue background. Had to press CTRL and + to zoom in to read it on my computer. Looks OK to me. However, the colourful PDF is 38.2MB and slows down my computer considerably. The printer friendly PDF is 4.9MB, is...
by IanBruntlett
Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [[[ Playtest Question ]]] Chicken Soup Machine Technician
Replies: 16
Views: 808

Re: [[[ Playtest Question ]]] Chicken Soup Machine Technicia

msprange wrote:Here is something that has made itself apparent while working on space stations, but it applies to ships as well.

As things stand, the crew table does not make any provision for the Chicken Soup Machine Nozzle Technician (or other minor crew roles).

Are we bothered by this?
No :)
by IanBruntlett
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Playtest Focus] Final Update?
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: [Playtest Focus] Final Update?

Can we get it in a single PDF format? I keep a lot of my RPG books on my tablet, and the separate docs stops me from keeping it on the go, which is where I do most of my reading. Otherwise I need to sit at my desk. Hopefully it's not just me :) Not sure how comfortable you are with I.T. but I use L...
by IanBruntlett
Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Bows
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Bows

Decidedly low-tech but...

Had a look at today's CSC and I wondered if bows would be represented.

Bows could be used:-
* As silent distance killers
* As a means for hunting for food
* As a means to get a rope across a ravine.
by IanBruntlett
Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tracking Updates
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Tracking Updates

arcador wrote: Add some sort of version control tools. It takes some time to learn the tools, but trust me - it repays in folds.
That reminds me. I really need to get round to learning to use git https://git-scm.com/.
by IanBruntlett
Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Index in printed books.
Replies: 13
Views: 895

Re: Index in printed books.

msprange wrote:We would very much like an index in all books - but it looks like we really do not have the room in the Core. Still very likely in subsequent titles though.
Would you consider making it available as a PDF?
by IanBruntlett
Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Index in printed books.
Replies: 13
Views: 895

Re: Index in printed books.

You're right. It's easy to forget about indexes when you're working with searchable soft copies, but a book just doesn't work without one. In fact, and index and a table of contents. And a glossary please? Not to forget that people are already working on an inspirational books/films/etc list also o...
by IanBruntlett
Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [[[Playtest Question]]] Nuclear Weapons
Replies: 16
Views: 1110

Re: [[[Playtest Question]]] Nuclear Weapons

Hi guys, I think we can all agree that nuclear weapons should be Destructive :) But if a Traveller (say in Battle Dress) or a Super Heavy Tank is at the centre (or near centre) of a blast, how much damage do you think it should be taking? Bear in mind that survival could always be attributed to bei...
by IanBruntlett
Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tracking Updates
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Tracking Updates

Hi, This idea may mean more work for the development staff but I'd like to see:- 1) Version information put into the play test files so you can tell if a PDF is the latest version. 2) A thread in a forum somewhere listing the current play test files and their latest version information. I'm usually ...
by IanBruntlett
Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: The Spam Reporting Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 73212

Re: The Spam Reporting Thread

More spam! Mongoose News and Views > Mongoose General Discussion > My unfamiliar website http://forum.mongoosepublishing.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=116014 Mongoose News and Views > Mongoose General Discussion > My brand new website http://forum.mongoosepublishing.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=116015 Are thos...
by IanBruntlett
Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Why doesn't every Traveller product have a printed option?
Replies: 17
Views: 13046

Re: Why doesn't every Traveller product have a printed optio

And then those ZIP drives started failing big time taking whole libraries of data they were supposed to protect with them. I know this all too well. Because of that problem, I did a few techie things... * Stored my important data in specific sub-directories. * Developed, over time, a bash script (I...
by IanBruntlett
Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Including a list of inspirational sources.
Replies: 45
Views: 2143

Re: Including a list of inspirational sources.

As well as inspirational reading, could we have recommendations for science concepts / books / wikipedia pages / YouTube videos so that newbie referees who aren't familiar with astronomy / physics etc can read up on things prior to running a game?
by IanBruntlett
Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Adventure Design
Replies: 6
Views: 2044

Re: Adventure Design

What will the Traveller Starter Set look like or contain? What is its purpose? Not everything is set in stone right now, but; 1. Will be in a box. 2. Will be a simplified/streamlined version of the new Core. 3. Will have a setting - 3I-based, but be set a long, long, way from Charted Space. 4. Will...
by IanBruntlett
Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Adventure Design
Replies: 6
Views: 2044

Re: Adventure Design

msprange wrote: Now, we will have both rules and an adventure (more than one!) dedicated to players new to RPGs as well as Traveller - but that will be around the middle of next year, with the forthcoming Traveller Starter Set...
What will the Traveller Starter Set look like or contain? What is its purpose?
by IanBruntlett
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High & Dry Typo Sweep
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: High & Dry Typo Sweep

All noted thus far - any more? Well I've posted this before. I've had a quick look at the Printer Friendly PDF and found my feedback hasn't been applied. Here it is, for your convenience... Feedback – MgT2 Traveller – High and Dry. Page 4 * Table of information about systems. The Travel Code column...