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by Yatima
Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD, thoughts and wishes
Replies: 501
Views: 46795

That sort of thing is modeled, I think, by having computers modify rolls. Say a computer/4 adds +4 (or +2...) DM to applicable rolls. So Billy-Jo McAllister's Mod/2 subdermacomp adds a +2 to all info search related tasks, and perhaps other bonuses in regards to pattern recognition, or similar, when...
by Yatima
Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD, thoughts and wishes
Replies: 501
Views: 46795

I think it's possible to add AI that makes robots/smart software more ubiquitous and visible without challenging the role of people in the setting. I've just read Jeff Hawkins book "On Intelligence", in which he postulates systems that model the pattern recognition and learning capabilities of the h...
by Yatima
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD, thoughts and wishes
Replies: 501
Views: 46795

2320 world maps still on the table?

Colin, are you able to reuse the world maps produced for 2320, or are they scratched due to copyright (unless based on the few produced by GDW)?

John
by Yatima
Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD, thoughts and wishes
Replies: 501
Views: 46795

Please consolidate Character Generation materials

I rolled up a character for MgT yesterday, first time with this system. There was a lot of flicking through various books, too much, in fact. The core book, of course, then Book 5: Agent and finally Book 2: Highguard . Traveller characters always took a while to create, and unfamiliarity with the ru...
by Yatima
Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Request relating to PDF Previews of products
Replies: 0
Views: 748

Request relating to PDF Previews of products

I really appreciate the preview PDFs of products that you post on your website, but can I ask that you try to include the Table of Contents in at least one of the PDFs, or simply as a list on the product page. It's nice to have an idea of what's in each book, especially the traveller line. regards J...
by Yatima
Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD, thoughts and wishes
Replies: 501
Views: 46795

Colin, any ideas what careers you'll include in the first book?

John
by Yatima
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD, thoughts and wishes
Replies: 501
Views: 46795

There's a decent rule set for research in the MegaTraveller Referee's Companion which wad based on characters generating and testing hypotheses, like the scientific method. Something like that would be really cool.

John
by Yatima
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD, thoughts and wishes
Replies: 501
Views: 46795

Playtest group?

I like those alien stats, Colin, and the outline makes sense. Will there be an opportunity to playtest? If yes, can I volunteer?

John
by Yatima
Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD, thoughts and wishes
Replies: 501
Views: 46795

Dunno if the 2320 project is going to stray into rules engine tinkering, but I've thought that adding some low key mechanical support for pull, rep and the like would be a good extension to the Traveller ruleset (something like the Reputation, Panache and Prizes subsystem in FantasyCraft). 2300 AD ...
by Yatima
Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD, thoughts and wishes
Replies: 501
Views: 46795

...There just aren't any actual Irish national colonies. Fair enough, we'll just have to open up loads of bad Irish pubs on those other worlds and ship out all the second-rate guinness LOL On a more serious note, have you thought about attributes, Colin? Are you going to keep Social Standing or rep...
by Yatima
Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD, thoughts and wishes
Replies: 501
Views: 46795

Ireland needs a colony, or at least an outpost. We're small, but emigration has always been our speciality :-)

John
by Yatima
Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD, thoughts and wishes
Replies: 501
Views: 46795

Re: Open Content and 2300 SRD

...Though having said that, the idea of opening up something like the Beta Aquilae cluster, or the 61 Cygni cluster, certainly has merit. Not my call, though. Early days, I will be happy just to see the setting live again, so open content is definitely just gravy. That's a very cool idea about leav...
by Yatima
Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD, thoughts and wishes
Replies: 501
Views: 46795

I would de-emphasize psionics too, my heart sank when I read Nyotekundu.
by Yatima
Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD, thoughts and wishes
Replies: 501
Views: 46795

Open Content and 2300 SRD

I've spent the last couple of days buying and reading as many MgT books as my FLGS has in stock and reading up on the system online. I just came across the Traveller Developer Pack and was mightily impressed with the largesse and level of support it provides third party creators of all sorts. Will M...
by Yatima
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD, thoughts and wishes
Replies: 501
Views: 46795

Re: 2300AD, thoughts and wishes

Colin wrote:Have you been reading my notes? :shock:
LOL, I wish. Your plans sound great Colin, really looking forward to seeing this in print. Congrats on getting the gig, I can't think of anyone who'd do a better job.

John
by Yatima
Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD, thoughts and wishes
Replies: 501
Views: 46795

http://www.caco.demon.co.uk/2300ad/2300ad.html Very interesting and an amazing work of devotion to the game.... but I'm a roleplayer.. its far more important to know what colour the sky is, what the wind smells like, and what the local dialect sounds like than tables of data... Thats for war gamers...
by Yatima
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD, thoughts and wishes
Replies: 501
Views: 46795

2300AD, thoughts and wishes

Oh, forgot to ask if you are aware of the excellent (though incomplete) work on the 2300AD Technical Architecture done by Andy Brick way back when (http://www.caco.demon.co.uk/2300ad/2300ad.html). This was an attempt at a Fire Fusion and Steel type system for 2300AD, I'm sure you've seen it, Colin, ...
by Yatima
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD, thoughts and wishes
Replies: 501
Views: 46795

2300AD, thoughts and wishes

OK, this sounds like it's going to happen and I can't wait. My wish list would be: 1. Background: I don't mind it being changed to keep up with events ITRW, the asteroid impact sounds like the sort of fillip that would kick-start an earnest effort in space. Just don't radically change the background...