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by captainjack23
Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Retro-Rockets Red Glare. A cold war solar system ATU
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

Retro-Rockets Red Glare:rationalizations part.

Space is the battlefield of the cold war where Nukes are allowed. What happened ? A real atomic war happened. Sometime around 1950, with both sides tossing nasty little fission nukes and invading western Europe, China, the Mideast and etc. In this timeline, in 1945, soviet forces captured SS Scient...
by captainjack23
Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sic semper tyrannis
Replies: 30
Views: 5398

SSWarlock wrote:
DFW wrote:
SSWarlock wrote:How about the favorite excuse of Vargr everywhere?

"Canis meus id comedit"
I would think it would be: homo hominis meus id comedit...
LOL
"Cave Canem."
by captainjack23
Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Retro-Rockets Red Glare. A cold war solar system ATU
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

Retro-Rockets Red Glare. A cold war solar system ATU

I thought I'd open this up over here for comment. Now that I've basically completed Adventurer, I'm trying some smaller projects: you know, whole setting books. Likely will be developed for MGT, but right now, its all very system neutral. 1984: Red Stars and Rockets* A retro-gritty setting for Trave...
by captainjack23
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: LBB 9 ADVENTURER ! Traveller, Original D&D and What if.
Replies: 91
Views: 18137

ADVENTURER complete ! Book Three: Races, Realms and Riches

Well, here it is. Book three of three. It's done. This one covers the equiv of the wilderness and underworld adventures for original D&D. Player and non-player races, animal and fantastic creature generation rules; map, city and dungeon generation rules, plus traveller style profile strings ! analog...
by captainjack23
Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prime Directive Traveller
Replies: 580
Views: 101929

SteveCole wrote:SFU does not have holodecks.

Yay.


Well, to nitpick......the cartoon series that gave us Kzinti (part of the SFU) also had the first holodecks. (cf Practical Joker)
by captainjack23
Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: LBB 9 ADVENTURER ! Traveller, Original D&D and What if.
Replies: 91
Views: 18137

Adventurer Book 2 Available !

Hey all ! Book 2 of my "what if" fantasy traveller opus is now available for perusal, comment and assorted whatever !

Adventurer Book 2: Sorcery and Superscience !

http://www.box.net/shared/kzidsc78lztcb1u2nu6h

Enjoy !
by captainjack23
Tue May 31, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: An apology......
Replies: 0
Views: 904

An apology......

I'd like to interrupt the normal discussion of traveller to make an apology to the board, and to those members of SFRPG/SPICA who got offended by my posts on the (thankfully) deleted thread. atpollard, Dave chase, and whoever else I laid into on what was just intended to be a request for contact wit...
by captainjack23
Tue May 31, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deep Space Jumps: Easier than you think
Replies: 48
Views: 4232

Yeah, thus my comment on MTU. Actually, I'm not sure if Classic Traveller has one explicitly - I think it may be finessed by the lower limit on ships allowed in hyperspace (100dt). (I'd be curious to hear otherwise, tho) Mongoose Traveller also has the rule that only a craft of 100+ dtons can have ...
by captainjack23
Tue May 31, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deep Space Jumps: Easier than you think
Replies: 48
Views: 4232

I was thinking in terms of my traveller universe, which doesn't have Jump Torps/drones. In MGT I've never seen a prohibition on drone starships. Yeah, thus my comment on MTU. Actually, I'm not sure if Classic Traveller has one explicitly - I think it may be finessed by the lower limit on ships allo...
by captainjack23
Mon May 30, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deep Space Jumps: Easier than you think
Replies: 48
Views: 4232

I think we all meant long range FTL drones, rather than STL. Would be faster than your mass sensor, thanks to FTL travel (even with travellers relative slowness) Yep, plus one would get far more precise astrographical and planetologi- cal data. And remember, the sensor data from an object 1+ parsec...
by captainjack23
Mon May 30, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deep Space Jumps: Easier than you think
Replies: 48
Views: 4232

You know, it's nice to see everyone agreeing for once :P Isn't it though ? Long range STL drones would be one way, but I think the best way would be to use lots of the drones (with high tech sensor arrays) deployed way out in a nearby system to create a Very Large Array with a baseline across the e...
by captainjack23
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:24 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Build your star ships on High tech worlds, save big?
Replies: 30
Views: 3311

Re: Build your star ships on High tech worlds, save big?

From HG: "There is a 5% price discount per TL for older technology devices if bought new at the source, to a maximum of –30%. ... For example, a character buying a new TL8 engine at a TL10 world gets a 10% discount." ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- J-2 d...
by captainjack23
Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: RPG Realms has old Traveller Stuff for Sale
Replies: 59
Views: 8721

That's interesting.... the RPGrealms site was orginally offering PDFs of the Judges Guild Gateway Sector materials... and now they're gone. The remainder seem to all be physical books, which is legal of course. PDFs of lapsed-license materials, as I understood it, were not legal for sale. Looks lik...
by captainjack23
Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: RPG Realms has old Traveller Stuff for Sale
Replies: 59
Views: 8721

Yep, obviously, or do you really think we users of this forum would have such a discussion without a good reason ? :wink: Its probably really important right now that I not answer that question.... :wink: Ah, well, some days the fish bite, some days they don't ... :lol: Really ? Hmmmm. Why don't yo...
by captainjack23
Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: RPG Realms has old Traveller Stuff for Sale
Replies: 59
Views: 8721

rust wrote:
captainjack23 wrote: Am I missing something ?
Yep, obviously, or do you really think we users of this forum would have
such a discussion without a good reason ? :wink:
Its probably really important right now that I not answer that question.... :wink:
by captainjack23
Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: RPG Realms has old Traveller Stuff for Sale
Replies: 59
Views: 8721

I'm pretty sure the Judges' Guild materials are PDF. Well, his email on the boards [http://www.rpgrealms.com/community/blogs/141] there said he had found a bunch and was selling them at cover price, so I assumed that he was talking hardcopy. Actually looking at them [http://www.rpgrealms.com/catalo...
by captainjack23
Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: RPG Realms has old Traveller Stuff for Sale
Replies: 59
Views: 8721

Re: RPG Realms has old Traveller Stuff for Sale

RPG Realms has some old Judgest Guild Sectors and some TNE:1248 stuff they are selling. I don't know the legalities of this, since I thought Mongoose and FFE were the only legal licenses right now (well GURPS too). Matt, is this site legal or should we ignore/report it? I thought that I'd answer th...
by captainjack23
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: LBB 9 ADVENTURER ! Traveller, Original D&D and What if.
Replies: 91
Views: 18137

Adventurer book 1 available !

Adventurer book 1: Characters and conflict is now available ! http://www.box.net/shared/o44pzoojmp Low tech or Swords and Sorcery Traveller rules ! Character generation, equipment and money system, and two options for Low-tech traveller style combat. This is the first part of a new reorganization of...
by captainjack23
Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: LBB 9 ADVENTURER ! Traveller, Original D&D and What if.
Replies: 91
Views: 18137

I have downloaded the Adventurer Beta (I think for a second time). Maybe I'll see about printing a copy (I can go to Staples and get it bound up) and either email my RPG group, since it's been dormant a while, or take it to my LGS and see if there's interest. But I dunno if it'll go anywhere... I'd...
by captainjack23
Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: LBB 9 ADVENTURER ! Traveller, Original D&D and What if.
Replies: 91
Views: 18137

I wanted to test your Adventurer system with our latest fantasy campaign, a pseudo-medieval story about rebels in the swamps ("Down with the evil usurper !"), but when the players heard "Traveller", they also rebelled and strictly refused to give it a try, so we ended up with our usual modified Cal...