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by Jeraa
Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Capital Ship 500 and 1000 Ton Bay Weapons
Replies: 68
Views: 6605

You can't polish a turd!
[ThreadDerail]: The show Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel (here in America, not sure if it is available over seas) has proved that you can indeed polish a turd. Why anyone would want to is another matter, but it is at least possible. YouTube link [/ThreadDerail]
by Jeraa
Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jump Drive C impossible in a 100-ton ship?
Replies: 43
Views: 4306

Use a TL 15 power plant (High Guard, page 53). Doubles the cost of the power plant, but reduces its size to 75%. (So the Power Plant C would cost MCr 48, and take up 7.5 tons. You save 2.5 tons in space.) Also, use a compact bridge (high guard page 44). Cost is the same, but it saves 25% of the brid...
by Jeraa
Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Planet Buster weapons?
Replies: 77
Views: 5529

I would say a planet, even a small one, would be just too big and tough for any current spinal mount to harm, even with multiple shots. Simply generating enough power to do something like that would be impossible. (For instance, the original death stay was 160 kilometers in diameter, and most of its...
by Jeraa
Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Planet Buster weapons?
Replies: 77
Views: 5529

You don't need to destroy a planet, just the inhabited parts. And most systems contain what you need to do it - rocks. Big rocks. Just strap engines on them and aim them towards their targets. Or fire them from a ship.example
by Jeraa
Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Planet Buster weapons?
Replies: 77
Views: 5529

Re: Planet Buster weapons?

The scale of this is way beyond Traveller (excepting the Grandfather bunch) - other than maybe the Darrians star buster thingy (which I know nothing really about... I doubt it did more than 'wipe out' surfaces), if that. Basically, it was an accident involving using meson communication to communica...
by Jeraa
Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Planet Buster weapons?
Replies: 77
Views: 5529

If the Darrian Star Trigger can trigger supernovas and so destroy entire systems, surely something can be designed to destroy a single planet.

Of course, any such weapons would be plot devices, an so wouldn't need detailed stats beyond what it takes to mount on a ship.
by Jeraa
Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: spinward marches mistake?
Replies: 18
Views: 2233

Both numbers are correct.

0406 is the hex it is in on a subsector map. 2036 is the hex it is in on a sector map.

But yeah, it would make more sense to just use the sector map numbers for locations, instead of having multiple hex location numbers.
by Jeraa
Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Run!
Replies: 5
Views: 911

I would use Constitution for any long distance races. Shorter races would use Strength. Strength measures muscle and physical power. Dexterity measures agility, reflexes, and balance. I wouldn't use Dexterity for a straight up race. A race through an obstacle course would be different, and would lik...
by Jeraa
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Person Hours?
Replies: 10
Views: 1564

Yeah. What rust said.
by Jeraa
Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's missile rack help
Replies: 27
Views: 2913

A very long time ago, when I first started playing Traveller in the early 80's, for some reason we determined that each rack or "tube" held 3 missiles each, so you could fire one rack three separate times before having to reload. I guess you could say each missile rack has a "clip" or a rotating dr...
by Jeraa
Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Prestige Classes
Replies: 7
Views: 2677

Yeah. He either takes more levels in barbarian, or multiclasses into another class.
by Jeraa
Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: I need a little help as a GM.
Replies: 16
Views: 2098

And if they have their own ship, break it. A guy can get the part for them, but it will take weeks. But this other guy has the part, and can get it to you now. You just have to do him a little favor... which leads to some adventure for a session. Sure it actually has nothing to do with the overall p...
by Jeraa
Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What universe would you like to see with Traveller?
Replies: 52
Views: 5154

Master of Orion was my first real experience with computer gaming, and still remains my favorite. The game would be hard to capture with a PnP RPG, but the setting could be used. Who doesn't like hulking bear warriors, xenophobic rock monsters (though I do prefer the sentient crystal version of sili...
by Jeraa
Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What eventually happens to all that paid freight?
Replies: 26
Views: 2258

I agree with GamerDude and Treebore. They wouldn't wait for that rare J6 cargo ship that may or may not come. They know a J6 ship coming through is rare, so wouldn't rely on them for anything. Sure, having one come around may be nice, and they would use it when they could, but they would not rely on...
by Jeraa
Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Careers?
Replies: 4
Views: 988

While I have never required someone to pick a profession, when running my 3.5 games, I give out one extra skill point per level (4 at first) that can only be spent on Profession, Craft, Knowledge, or Perform. Both to represent a job or stuff they have just picked up in their travels. And warrior wou...
by Jeraa
Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Knifefighter
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Nope. You take a -4 penalty if attacking with a light weapon. (page 200 of the 2E rulebook)
by Jeraa
Tue May 31, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Volume conversion question
Replies: 10
Views: 1197

I dunno 1,350kg / 14 m^3 gives it a density of ~96kg/m^3 , or a specific gravity of .096 that's about half the density of balsa wood. I'd go with a density of about .5, or 7 tonnes per dton, myself. But it'd depend on the design methods ( MgT doesn't use mass in its design sequences? ) 1,350 kg per...
by Jeraa
Sun May 29, 2011 3:28 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Don't let the sword hit you om yhe way out.
Replies: 21
Views: 3011

Re: [CONAN] Don't let the sword hit you om yhe way out.

Why do you think the d20 is to allow the AoO when leaving a threatened space instead of entering it? Because of the way AoOs work. It is not clearly stated in the book (but it is in the 3.5 D&D FAQ, and since Conan is based on those rules, it should work the same), but AoOs occur before the action ...
by Jeraa
Wed May 18, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] NPC arrays
Replies: 2
Views: 847

I know of 2 (well, 3) arrays:

Elite Array: 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 8
Non-Elite Array: 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8

The third isn't really a listed array, but technically is:
Common/Average Array: 11, 11, 11, 10, 10, 10 (or really, any combination of 10s and 11s. Doesn't have to be equal numbers of both.)
by Jeraa
Tue May 10, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Star Map question on page 168 of Core Rule book
Replies: 1
Views: 576

According to the very bottom of page 169, solid lines are communication routes, while dotted lines are trade routes.