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by steve98052
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers
Replies: 126
Views: 20572

Re: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers

. . . Bow < > Aft (grid is standard 1.5m x 1.5m, assume 3m deck height with actual ceiling height of 2.5m) . . . Very nice work so far. One point that you don't have to worry about in a deck plan buy will have to consider in a 3D render is deck height. My understanding is that canon said -- darned ...
by steve98052
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: PSION detection
Replies: 12
Views: 2087

Re: PSION detection

I'd rule that even a solidly TL16 world isn't going to have psionic equipment unless it has either some openly psionic people, a significant covert psionic population supported by research, or some trade with worlds where psionics. I'd also rule that the gadget only detects psionic effects in.use, u...
by steve98052
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [GK Games] Artificial: Robots in Clement Sector
Replies: 11
Views: 2294

Re: [GK Games] Artificial: Robots in Clement Sector

. . . I would not knowingly inflict a FF&S style tome on anyone (well some maybe). . . . It seems that Fire, Fusion, and Steel is the Traveller exemplar of crunchy gearhead rules. How does it compare with GURPS Vehicles second edition? I don't have the former, but building a spreadsheet for just th...
by steve98052
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship is destroyed, now what?
Replies: 49
Views: 4472

Re: Ship is destroyed, now what?

Some systems say that there is a distinction between completely disabled and completely destroyed. For example, one might say that zero hull means armor is destroyed and bits of the ship's surface are drifting away in assorted directions, and atmosphere is leaking fast enough that everyone has one t...
by steve98052
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Armor Factors
Replies: 44
Views: 4110

Re: Armor Factors

Battery fire I would say that battery fire should be selectable for various spreads: - Broad spread (a grid about one ship width spacing), maximum chance to hit, but only one hit possible - Moderate spread (a grid that spans one ship width total), some improvement in chance to hit, variable number ...
by steve98052
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Contents of the Traveller Companion
Replies: 17
Views: 3930

Re: Contents of the Traveller Companion

Heh! I've just noticed the book has an Index. Is this just for this book, or an Index for the whole corebook line so far? Hmm... Would that be useful? That would be incredibly useful. it would ideally be a downloadable PDF, updated regularly. It would also be a good thing to publish through DriveTh...
by steve98052
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers
Replies: 126
Views: 20572

Re: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers

On the question of launches -- and really, all small craft -- I'd go for rounded rectangle cross sections in full deck multiples unless there's a good reason not to. Canon says that standard decks are 3 meter spacing, consisting of 2.7 meters of free space and 0.3 meter of utility space for decks an...
by steve98052
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers
Replies: 126
Views: 20572

Re: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers

All these point abouts poorly designed ships and the need for well designed ships built for specific roles would be great material for a TAS publication. I was thinking about a book of designs following a consistent reading of the rules. Well, the Traveller setting has some serious logical holes in...
by steve98052
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers
Replies: 126
Views: 20572

Re: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers

. . . But live fire is live fire, . . . If you KNOW you can make a mistake in training you can take that mindset with you to war. Which is why they have always had a mix of the two. Plus you need to have confidence in your munitions working correctly. . . . The conservatism of the Traveller setting...
by steve98052
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 492
Views: 111343

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Maybe The Company Whose Profits Rise Like Mist is a mist ranslation or a mist ake. More seriously, I find Aslan an interesting role-playing challenge. Conventional Aslan gender roles are pretty clearly defined, and I see what you mean that males would be more difficult to role-play. But there are Im...
by steve98052
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: PSI tolerance outside the Imperium
Replies: 5
Views: 847

Re: PSI tolerance outside the Imperium

Hivers are an interesting case: there are no recorded instances of a Hiver with any psionics whatsoever, and all Hivers appear to be immune to psionic powers such as telepathy and similar Special powers. (Psychokinesis affects them, they can be observed with clairvoyance, and presumably someone with...
by steve98052
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How do I persuade A Player to take A Deal?
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: How do I persuade A Player to take A Deal?

"I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse." https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SeldwfOwuL8 - - - More seriously, I can't imagine that Zhodani would sentence someone to "public execution by psionic torture". Zhodani criminal enforcement is more likely to sentence someone to psionic re-education. If the...
by steve98052
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers
Replies: 126
Views: 20572

Re: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers

For live fire missile training, I think I'd use missiles without warheads, and instead extra high capacity batteries, so that after being fired they'd have enough power left to maneuver themselves to a recovery zone, maybe swarming themselves into clumps for the convenience of the recovery pilots. O...
by steve98052
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 492
Views: 111343

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

. . . The address turned out to be that of a travel goods shop that was run by an aging Aslan male. . . . I would think that although the shop might be owned by an Aslan male, it would be run by females. . . . In private, Leah consulted Jim briefly, urging him to keep the conversation to "executive...
by steve98052
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers
Replies: 126
Views: 20572

Re: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers

Shoes are surprisingly important; they make a statement about your views on life, your perceived position on it, and the perception you want others to have on it. Though I'm surprised she didn't take along matching handbags. They also protect your feet from hazards on the ground. I once made a non-...
by steve98052
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 312
Views: 38056

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

I didn't notice this two and a half year old thread back then, so I squandered much of the day reading it. It looks like this answers the title question pretty well: So... after a year and a half, has Starfinder completely destroyed Traveller as competition? Bought the books. Thought with Pathfinder...
by steve98052
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Armor Factors
Replies: 44
Views: 4110

Re: Armor Factors

One issue that affects the amount of armor a vehicle can carry is the square/cube relationship. Suppose you have two ships, one a 5 meter cube, the other a ten meter cube. The former has an area of 150 square meters and volume of 125 cubic meters (9 dtons); the latter has an area of 600 square meter...
by steve98052
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: diplomatic summit
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

Re: diplomatic summit

Oh, I love the idea of the nuclear war relief agency along the lines of Elon Musk's cave rescue submarine! You're right, there's so much more room for fun with that than with purely exploitative corporations. I wonder if I could get away with calling it "ReliefX" if I were to publish it on DruveThru...
by steve98052
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2e vehicle guide, or no-one at Mongoose can sail
Replies: 7
Views: 1804

Re: 2e vehicle guide, or no-one at Mongoose can sail

I did some sailing as a kid on a three person sailboat, and I could tack slowly, or even go fast if the winds were just right for the too-small lake that had sailboat rental. Neither is all that difficult; my tumbles into the lake were more from horseplay than difficulty with sailing. My parents had...
by steve98052
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: diplomatic summit
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

Re: diplomatic summit

If this were an Imperial world to begin with the existing royalty could lose their positions and new ones appointed in their place - especially if the military goes so far as to interdict the world. I had imagined the national leadership as flawed democracies, along the lines of present day Turkey ...