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by Egil Skallagrimsson
Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: General skill vs. Specialty skill
Replies: 69
Views: 6715

Re: General skill vs. Specialty skill

Sure enough, I see in the Mongoose Core Rulebook that a colonist can get Gun Combat 1 which would mean they would have a level of 1 in all gun skills. Army doesn't have that good of training. So I'll change it to Gun Combat(Any) 1 . No, this indicates a choice of gun combat specialism, the colonist...
by Egil Skallagrimsson
Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: General skill vs. Specialty skill
Replies: 69
Views: 6715

Re: General skill vs. Specialty skill

Wow, that demonstrates a huge misunderstanding of both the Trade skill and what I have been saying in this thread. There is no such thing as a Trade skill that helps you find bargains when shopping neighborhood stores. The Trade skills are all specialized, as you said, but they deal with earning a ...
by Egil Skallagrimsson
Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: General skill vs. Specialty skill
Replies: 69
Views: 6715

Re: General skill vs. Specialty skill

That actually seems to contradict the "Basic Training" section that follows it - I think what it should do is list all the Basic Training skills in the tables specifically as "0", then say "on subsequent careers you can pick one skill from there at level 0". That makes it clearer that you can never...
by Egil Skallagrimsson
Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: General skill vs. Specialty skill
Replies: 69
Views: 6715

Re: General skill vs. Specialty skill

Sure enough, I see in the Mongoose Core Rulebook that a colonist can get Gun Combat 1 which would mean they would have a level of 1 in all gun skills. Army doesn't have that good of training. So I'll change it to Gun Combat(Any) 1 . No, this indicates a choice of gun combat specialism, the colonist...
by Egil Skallagrimsson
Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: More Traveller books announced...
Replies: 26
Views: 5087

Re: More Traveller books announced...

I thought there were supposed to be a Droyne supplement in writing, but it seems to have dropped off the release schedule, was I seeing things, or has that book been pulled?

Egil
by Egil Skallagrimsson
Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Where to find more Vargr ships?
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

Re: Where to find more Vargr ships?

Looks like you need to get hold of a copy of HG and design your own. :D

Egil
by Egil Skallagrimsson
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who actually wears combat armour?
Replies: 61
Views: 7173

Re: Who actually wears combat armour?

CosmicGamer wrote:
F33D wrote:Sorry, doing mental gymnastics to justify gaping holes in the rule set doesn't cut. Keep trying though.
Personally I prefer a post with mental gymnastics over one completely void of mental activity at all. Keep trying though.
:lol: :lol: Exactly, another vote for mental gymnastics.

Egil
by Egil Skallagrimsson
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who actually wears combat armour?
Replies: 61
Views: 7173

Re: Who actually wears combat armour?

I go very much for the latter view, yes, I know scouts can be mobilised in the event of a war (but then just about anybody else useful may be as well, merchant crews, medical staff, citizens for local defence, etc etc), and some may end up attached to military expeditions, or in quite dangerous sit...
by Egil Skallagrimsson
Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hivers in Armored suits
Replies: 16
Views: 1750

Re: Hivers in Armored suits

Good question this, not knowing the answer I spoke the Hiver who works in our IT department (to be honest, one of the more balanced and socially aware members of that team). His voder gargled slightly, and he indicated that with much more flexible limbs and tentacles than humans, as well as handy su...
by Egil Skallagrimsson
Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who actually wears combat armour?
Replies: 61
Views: 7173

Re: Who actually wears combat armour?

Yes, the "Scout" supplement career tables are much more nuanced, some specialisms do not get gun combat as a basic skill (though some have the opportunity to become quite skilled combatants, but at the penalty of losing other skill more usually associated with scouts), and most do not get the gunner...
by Egil Skallagrimsson
Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Where is the forgery skill?
Replies: 18
Views: 1755

Re: Where is the forgery skill?

Forgery skills? Really what Locarno24 said above, in the end most forgery is the use of skills for illegal ends, a good artist may have the ability to make a good fake, but he might need to make use of, say, social science archaeology to know what he is trying to create, so another opportunity for a...
by Egil Skallagrimsson
Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who actually wears combat armour?
Replies: 61
Views: 7173

Re: Who actually wears combat armour?

Scouts should be able to learn Gunnery without jumping through hoops. What skill should they lose? Pilot, Comms, Sensors, something else? The main issue is that the game has mechanics and the mechanic is that there are 6 skills per table. Logically, realistically, or in theory (since this is a fict...
by Egil Skallagrimsson
Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who actually wears combat armour?
Replies: 61
Views: 7173

Re: Who actually wears combat armour?

Sorry, but as self-designated arbiter I'm on the side that says the Scouts should be able to learn Gunnery without jumping through hoops. By their nature they are out on the frontier and as pointed out already they can be enlisted to fight during war. If the OTU was "real" then being able to use th...
by Egil Skallagrimsson
Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who actually wears combat armour?
Replies: 61
Views: 7173

Re: Who actually wears combat armour?

Not the first time that particular amendment/reprinting has caused some misunderstanding in these forums! My edition of the CRB also lacks the "Vacc suit 0" skill for combat armour, though now pencilled in! Egil Why would you want to pencil back in an error that has been corrected? Millions of army...
by Egil Skallagrimsson
Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who actually wears combat armour?
Replies: 61
Views: 7173

Re: Who actually wears combat armour?

The armor table in the core rulebook says combat armor requires Vacc Suit 0 to wear without penalty. For every skill level you are missing you take a -2 DM on all actions. Note if you use Central Supply Catalog, the Vacc Suit skill requirement was removed from combat armor. Interesting, the table o...
by Egil Skallagrimsson
Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who actually wears combat armour?
Replies: 61
Views: 7173

Re: Who actually wears combat armour?

Fire control software is the scouts friend. I doubt if the scouts will get involved in much ship to ship combat in peacetime, when they do, the computer operates the turrets. In wartime, naval gunners might be attached, but scout ships are generally weakly armed, and would be used to scout, not fig...
by Egil Skallagrimsson
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who actually wears combat armour?
Replies: 61
Views: 7173

Re: Who actually wears combat armour?

It isn't all that hard to make notes in the book to fix the problem.* For the Marines, give the player an option to take Vacc Suit 0 instead of Battle Dress 0, listed in the Service Skills table, during basic training (or make it a mandatory change). Same goes for the Army, replacing Athletics 0 (w...
by Egil Skallagrimsson
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who actually wears combat armour?
Replies: 61
Views: 7173

Re: Who actually wears combat armour?

A couple of thoughts about combat armour. We allow combat armour without the vacc suit capability, it gives you the protection, and nbc capabilities, and can be used with respirators, filter masks etc, and costs half the price (and we have much cheaper combat armour and battle dress anyway, but that...
by Egil Skallagrimsson
Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who actually wears combat armour?
Replies: 61
Views: 7173

Re: Who actually wears combat armour?

With in the scout book, the Courier option has Gunnery skill in the Education table. Sure. However it isn't in the CORE rules. However, I don't really understand why scouts would really pick up the Gunnery skill in general. Because they explore unknown regions of space in armed star ships & fly ARM...
by Egil Skallagrimsson
Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Request for information, three questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: Request for information, three questions

IanBruntlett wrote:
Egil Skallagrimsson wrote:I am after a little guidance on three questions;
1. What are the stats for Chirpers?
Chirpers are immature Droyne who have not been casted http://wiki.travellerrpg.com/Chirpers/secret. See also Droyne on p43 of the Core Rule Book.
So, are we talking about Str 1d6, Dex 3d6, End 1d6, Int 1?

Egil