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by JRoss
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Agents Careers
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Agents Careers

Here's where I'll list any thoughts about Agents. I notice that the Law Enforcement assignment follows American ranks, since it lists corporals instead of constables. The rank above Lieutenant in this case is listed as Detective. In American (and British) law enforcement organizations detectives are...
by JRoss
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Changing Assignments
Replies: 0
Views: 456

Changing Assignments

It dawns on me that it might aid the writing of future supplements if you tag the careers where new assignments are considered new careers (Citizen, Merchant, etc.), with a specific term, so you don't have to write out the text about how it causes a benefits roll, risks a draft submission and so on....
by JRoss
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Max skill ranks
Replies: 88
Views: 5154

Max skill ranks

Can't believe I didn't think about this before, but do Rank 0 skills count against the maximum (INT+EDU)? I imagine that they don't, but there is a mechanical benefit to having a skill at 0.
by JRoss
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Beta Playtest Rulebook
Replies: 146
Views: 14248

Re: Traveller Beta Playtest Rulebook

Snagged.
by JRoss
Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A New Edition of Traveller
Replies: 82
Views: 8762

Re: A New Edition of Traveller

Played it as well. You should be able to use pretty much all of your previous Traveller material with it. The new rules seem to be mostly streamlining, common sense and a bit of player empowerment. Psionics are easier now, and Awareness is not the game-breaker it used to be (but is still awesome).
by JRoss
Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:26 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A New Edition of Traveller
Replies: 82
Views: 8762

Re: A New Edition of Traveller

Animals are indeed streamlined and more interesting. So is the way the alien races get handled.
by JRoss
Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Test Post
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: Test Post

1. Larry Niven, er, no that's not right.
2. Star Wars by Gene Lucas
3. Reykjavik
by JRoss
Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 3rd party Publishers
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: 3rd party Publishers

My Traveller stuff comprises a GM screen, which has been well-received, and a multi-system book for creating PC and NPC races on-the-fly. I've got the GM screen priced so that if you order the physical screen you get the inserts free.
by JRoss
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Viking
Replies: 28
Views: 2356

Re: Space Viking

Plus remember the two connections skills and your piece of the skills package.
by JRoss
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax Part 9
Replies: 17
Views: 2715

Re: Pirates of Drinax Part 9

Awesome!
by JRoss
Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Licencing of Real World Products
Replies: 12
Views: 1239

Re: Licencing of Real World Products

Alex did a great job of evoking Airstream trailers in Cosmopolite.
by JRoss
Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Romance Movies
Replies: 66
Views: 5364

Re: Space Romance Movies

Haven't seen it, but I've heard about The Fountain. Lots of anime has romantic elements. Again, haven't seen but have heard good things about Nausicaa.
by JRoss
Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Freelance Traveller] June 2015 Has Been Posted!
Replies: 3
Views: 722

Re: [Freelance Traveller] June 2015 Has Been Posted!

Cool scratch-off maps. I find that a heavy coating of graphite over indelible ink erases easily for the same effect.
by JRoss
Thu May 28, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax Part 9
Replies: 17
Views: 2715

Re: Pirates of Drinax Part 9

It's gotta be asked, but when does the finale come out?
by JRoss
Tue May 26, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to calculate dTons of a ship?
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: How to calculate dTons of a ship?

Okey-dokey.
by JRoss
Tue May 26, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to calculate dTons of a ship?
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: How to calculate dTons of a ship?

Thanks, F33D. That gives this ship a dTon value of 1545 once you account for empty space.
by JRoss
Tue May 26, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to calculate dTons of a ship?
Replies: 4
Views: 582

How to calculate dTons of a ship?

So I'm working on a ship concept, and I've got its physical dimensions down, but I want to know how many tons to give it for creating it stats. It's a rocket with a diameter of 28 meters and a length of 78 meters. The engine takes up the back 33.5 meters, which leaves the 44.5 meters for the mission...
by JRoss
Wed May 20, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax Part 9
Replies: 17
Views: 2715

Re: Pirates of Drinax Part 9

Matt, there's a separate link. I had to "buy" this file again in the 9-pack after I had downloaded the 8-pack last month.

This is an exceptional adventure. It's going down in history as one of the greatest campaigns ever written. I'm seriously thinking it's Traveller's Great Pendragon Campaign.
by JRoss
Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Star Wars 7 A Force Awakens or A New Set of Armour...
Replies: 20
Views: 1827

Re: Star Wars 7 A Force Awakens or A New Set of Armour...

<constipated Lucas voice>Uh, the Force?</constipated Lucas voice>