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by Rick
Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Roman Imperium
Replies: 24
Views: 3497

Re: The Roman Imperium

Try reading the "Germanicus" series by Kirk Mitchell (Procurator, New Barbarians and Cry Republic) - diverges from our timeline at about the same point as yours and, although it just goes up to about the 1950's or so, could give you some ideas. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanicus_trilogy
by Rick
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Roman Imperium
Replies: 24
Views: 3497

Re: The Roman Imperium

Yeah, about the religion bit; the Roman state religion was the previous Emperors that had been deified, the Roman cultural religion was the Jovian pantheon (the renamed Greek gods + a few others) as a regional selection of gods. The people of a conquered province had to worship the state religion, b...
by Rick
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Magrethera
Replies: 19
Views: 2874

Re: Magrethera

So, Tom, what you appear to be saying is that post-election, the rest of the world gets so fed up with the USA that it transplants the entire country to an artificially created world some distance away where they can carry on without bothering anyone else? That's a bit harsh, isn't it? :twisted: Ma...
by Rick
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Magrethera
Replies: 19
Views: 2874

Re: Magrethera

So, Tom, what you appear to be saying is that post-election, the rest of the world gets so fed up with the USA that it transplants the entire country to an artificially created world some distance away where they can carry on without bothering anyone else?

That's a bit harsh, isn't it? :twisted:
by Rick
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: When a Noble is a Paladin
Replies: 38
Views: 5060

Re: When a Noble is a Paladin

As another possible reference, you could have used S03E07 of 'Primeval' - "A Dracorex comes through an anomaly, trying to escape from a 14th-century knight who believes he is hunting a dragon. The team are forced to find and save the life of the Dracorex, and then, aided with a bit of medieval resea...
by Rick
Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Traveler miniature game
Replies: 13
Views: 11754

Re: Traveler miniature game

Thank you, I was hoping for a ACTA type game unfortunately. So was I: unfortunately I don't think this will be possible whilst Ad Astra are able to produce licensed Traveller ship mini's. I have a feeling that the Traveller license isn't one all-encompassing monolith that enables you to do anything...
by Rick
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Traveler miniature game
Replies: 13
Views: 11754

Re: Traveler miniature game

by Rick
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What if a stargate was discovered on the sea floor?
Replies: 29
Views: 2939

Re: What if a stargate was discovered on the sea floor?

I just got a better idea. Lets suppose the Mars end of the stargate was at he bottom of a crater instead of in the Northern Ocean, the Earth end was in Long Island Sound as usually. 19th century ships hook the stargate with an anchor, and they drag it to shallower waters, as the stargate ascends th...
by Rick
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What if a stargate was discovered on the sea floor?
Replies: 29
Views: 2939

Re: What if a stargate was discovered on the sea floor?

Except that the main feel of Traveller involves getting the details consistent. I still maintain that you are 'hand-waving' the problems of getting through the gate far too much - Hunley and Turtle are non-starters as useable, reliable submarines - they were designed to operate just below the surfac...
by Rick
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What if a stargate was discovered on the sea floor?
Replies: 29
Views: 2939

Re: What if a stargate was discovered on the sea floor?

Setting it in the past does answer my point about the location quite well. 1866 might be a bit early though - if both gates are underwater, is the technology available to get through? I think the 1880's was the very earliest a reliable submarine could have been used, 1890's to 1910-ish would be bett...
by Rick
Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What if a stargate was discovered on the sea floor?
Replies: 29
Views: 2939

Re: What if a stargate was discovered on the sea floor?

Please define the properties of the Stargate. 2-way travel, 1-way travel, connection required? Obviously, if it's open all the time, the Martian end will be in deeper water (due to gravity/pressure differences) but you'd still have a 'cold spot' in the shallow water which would have been noticed whe...
by Rick
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Best Kind Of Piracy ...
Replies: 32
Views: 2421

Re: The Best Kind Of Piracy ...

I think you can only issue a letter of marque to a privateer if you are at war with the country (or planet, or galactic empire). Whether you think you're a privateer is immaterial - if you're caught, it's all up to the people who caught you to decide and, as has already been said, you'll probably be...
by Rick
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A Discussion about science fiction and the world wars
Replies: 35
Views: 2492

Re: A Discussion about science fiction and the world wars

Okay how about a returning mining ship finds their home world completely abandoned with no sign of anyone? Searching they discovered shortly after their ship made the last jump to this system an undisclosed event caused everything to shut down with no sign what happened to the population but there ...
by Rick
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A Discussion about science fiction and the world wars
Replies: 35
Views: 2492

Re: A Discussion about science fiction and the world wars

Oh boy that's quite the ants nest I've stumbled into! :shock: Oh yes. Why people still link these 2 ideas I will never know, I thought it had been done to death by Dr Who, Battlestar Galactica, The Philadelphia Experiment, loads of books, etc. Given that we've had thousands of years of recorded his...
by Rick
Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tech Level 8 Solar System
Replies: 135
Views: 13104

Re: Tech Level 8 Solar System

Tom, while you're looking at the Earth-Luna Lagrange points, don't forget that the Earth-Sun Lagrange points are quite good, although the Earth-Sun L1 point might be a touch risky - at the moment, we just use it for solar observation satellites and I can't see that changing much.
by Rick
Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tech Level 8 Solar System
Replies: 135
Views: 13104

Re: Tech Level 8 Solar System

Came across this, thought I'd share: http://www.sci-news.com/featurednews/cl ... 04055.html

Looks like the best way to look at the gaseous atmosphere of Venus might be to model it as a deep ocean environment.
by Rick
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tech Level 8 Solar System
Replies: 135
Views: 13104

Re: Tech Level 8 Solar System

Cruithne is good for one O'Neill sized space colony and no more, and worse yet, being a Trojan asteroid means that it is 1 AU away, and 93 million miles is a lot further away than one quarter of a million miles. Getting to something that is 1 AU away in Earth's orbit is harder than getting to somet...
by Rick
Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial High Law and Smuggling
Replies: 25
Views: 2288

Re: Imperial High Law and Smuggling

You should always include a misprint on an important list - if your PC's are going down the list looking for the best return on illegal activity, they could spend a long time looking for suppliers of an otherwise mundane, misprinted item. Eric Frank Russell's "Allamagoosa" is a funny take on this id...
by Rick
Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tech Level 8 Solar System
Replies: 135
Views: 13104

Re: Tech Level 8 Solar System

It is such a tiny asteroid, I don't worry about it. I include the satellites that are size 1 and larger, tiny little rocks, I don't worry about, except for what's orbiting Mars, since those two are famous. I've had 4 large moons for Jupiter, 4 biggest ones orbiting Saturn, 2 for Uranus, and just on...
by Rick
Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tech Level 8 Solar System
Replies: 135
Views: 13104

Re: Tech Level 8 Solar System

Oops, double post.