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by FreeTrav
Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Any computer assistance for this game yet?
Replies: 58
Views: 11230

Computer assistance for Traveller has always been somewhat hit-or-miss; there's never really been a sustained formal effort to provide a suite of programs for managing Traveller. There have been individual efforts made for specific aspects of the various editions of the game; it's entirely possible ...
by FreeTrav
Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: UWP spelled out in Adventures?
Replies: 16
Views: 2611

The definition of the UWP is in the Traveller Core Rules. However, it's not unusual for source material - for example, a planetary writeup in a magazine - to be potentially useful in a system other than the writeup was aimed at, and not everyone who reads Signs and Portents is necessarily going to b...
by FreeTrav
Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Skortched Urf' Studios] Announcing S.C.A.R.E. Vol. 1
Replies: 9
Views: 2181

Posted to both the Spica and Skortched Urf' threads... OK. This pretty much is the sort of reassurance I was looking for, that both companies were aware of what the other was planning/saying, and that neither saw any problems, at least as far as can be determined from the information available at th...
by FreeTrav
Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Allies, Contacts, Enemies and Rivals
Replies: 12
Views: 2392

Posted to both the Spica and Skortched Urf' threads... OK. This pretty much is the sort of reassurance I was looking for, that both companies were aware of what the other was planning/saying, and that neither saw any problems, at least as far as can be determined from the information available at th...
by FreeTrav
Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Skortched Urf' Studios] Announcing S.C.A.R.E. Vol. 1
Replies: 9
Views: 2181

Well, lets be honest about what we're talking about here; OGL releases for the Traveller game. Secrets, Contacts, Allies, Rivals and Enemies are all terms in the core rulebook, so I really don't think there is any basis for legal action. Neither company "owns" the terms. I chalk it up to great mind...
by FreeTrav
Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Skortched Urf' Studios] Announcing S.C.A.R.E. Vol. 1
Replies: 9
Views: 2181

Oh, I'm quite willing to buy them both, if they are of appropriate quality! But if one or both products get blocked because of a restraining order because of a lawsuit because of the similarities, well, I won't be able to. I'm selfish, I am - I want as much good Traveller product as I can get my han...
by FreeTrav
Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Perception Type Checks
Replies: 3
Views: 941

I would handle this as two separate tasks, opposed: The guy lurking in the alley has the task "to avoid notice"; the guy walking along the street has the task "to notice something unusual". If Mr. Alley succeeds at his task with other than a critical success, Mr. Street has an additional DM increasi...
by FreeTrav
Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Skortched Urf' Studios] Announcing S.C.A.R.E. Vol. 1
Replies: 9
Views: 2181

Ummm... Uh-Oh?

Posted to two threads on the Mongoose Traveller boards... I hope I am not about to see products for Traveller embroiled in legal battles... On June 5, Spica Publishing announced Allies, Contacts, Enemies, and Rivals , characterizing it as a compilation of NPCs. On August 1, Skortched Urf' Studios an...
by FreeTrav
Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Allies, Contacts, Enemies and Rivals
Replies: 12
Views: 2392

Ummm... Uh-Oh?

Posted to two threads on the Mongoose Traveller boards... I hope I am not about to see products for Traveller embroiled in legal battles... On June 5, Spica Publishing announced Allies, Contacts, Enemies, and Rivals , characterizing it as a compilation of NPCs. On August 1, Skortched Urf' Studios an...
by FreeTrav
Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Magic
Replies: 53
Views: 7302

I don't have an objection to magic in Traveller per se ; my problem has been with the magic systems used in other games. I can engage suspension-of-disbelief for magic in a technological setting, but the results - the effects on the setting - have to make sense in context, and the way it operates ha...
by FreeTrav
Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Next Career Book?
Replies: 45
Views: 7245

I'll chime in with agreement for - in my preferred order - Merchants, Nobles, Scholars, and Citizens.
by FreeTrav
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Star Trek Using Traveller?
Replies: 64
Views: 14724

FWIW, a quick calculation of Jump vs. TOS warp makes Traveller ships faster than Star Trek ships. (Jn = n pc/wk = 3.26n ly/wk = (52*3.26)n ly/y = 52*3.26*n*C) (WF n = n^3 * C) (Jn = WF k where k = (n*52*3.26)^(1/3)) J1 = WF 5.53 J2 = WF 6.97 J3 = WF 7.98 J4 = WF 8.79 J5 = WF 9.46 J6 = WF 10.06 Reme...
by FreeTrav
Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Star Trek Using Traveller?
Replies: 64
Views: 14724

FWIW, a quick calculation of Jump vs. TOS warp makes Traveller ships faster than Star Trek ships. (Jn = n pc/wk = 3.26n ly/wk = (52*3.26)n ly/y = 52*3.26*n*C) (WF n = n^3 * C) (Jn = WF k where k = (n*52*3.26)^(1/3)) J1 = WF 5.53 J2 = WF 6.97 J3 = WF 7.98 J4 = WF 8.79 J5 = WF 9.46 J6 = WF 10.06 Remem...
by FreeTrav
Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What Properties Would You Like To See Mongoose Acquire?
Replies: 209
Views: 41219

Another one I just though of is the setting for Ground Zero Games' Stargrunt II, Dirtside II and Full Thrust. There's already been a Full Thrust to Traveller conversion. It's already close. Plus, it could lead to enough collaboration to see Traveller based miniatures being made again, in both 25mm ...
by FreeTrav
Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: First look at Traveller: Agent
Replies: 18
Views: 3497

Klaus, may I snarf this and put it up as a review at Freelance Traveller?
by FreeTrav
Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Has anyone used the alternate drives?
Replies: 11
Views: 2245

I actually made a bunch of small hyperdrive ships and posted them here. Though maybe I should take 'em down and submit 'em to S&P (not that they'd ever get published). If they're more than just stats - if there's interesting color text about them with the stats - send 'em on to me at submissions@fr...
by FreeTrav
Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What Properties Would You Like To See Mongoose Acquire?
Replies: 209
Views: 41219

I've been working on a home brewed write-up for Stargate SG-1. It's far from complete but I could email you a pdf copy if you like. Or figure out somewhere free to host it. So far I have character creation for human and Jaffa with careers, updated skill list, weapons and equipment for both and some...
by FreeTrav
Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What Properties Would You Like To See Mongoose Acquire?
Replies: 209
Views: 41219

A couple of people have mentioned Cherryh's Company Wars; that makes me think of another possibility: the Chanur cycle.

In about a week, I think I'll go through the "Other" comments, and see how they fall out, and post the tabulated results.
by FreeTrav
Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Plausible puzzles for a Traveller campaign?
Replies: 9
Views: 2069

Would you also be interested in the kind of logic puzzle represented by the game CLUE/CLUEDO?
by FreeTrav
Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Feedback Urgently Requested: FT Published Product List Reorg
Replies: 7
Views: 1328

Actually that is exactly what I was referring to - maintain your one list and create multiple sorted lists from it - user selects 'BY EDITION', 'BY PUBLISHER', 'BY WHAT FREETRAV LIKES BEST' :wink: - whatever columns you have defined. Again, this is fine for my own PC where I keep the master copy of...