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by Juums
Tue May 16, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Trojan Reach: the sci-fi author planets
Replies: 19
Views: 4363

Re: Trojan Reach: the sci-fi author planets

I'm not seeing how this is helpful... The actress's name is Tricia Hilfer, who played Caprica Six in the reboot of Battlestar Galactica and voiced EDI in Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 . A more relevant link would be to http://thirdimperiumfanzine.info/issues/Third%20Imperium%20-%20Trojan%20Reache...
by Juums
Fri May 05, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard 2e Turret and Ammo
Replies: 58
Views: 8894

Re: High Guard 2e Turret and Ammo

I've basically ceased using turret-based missiles for the reason this thread exists. It's just a pain in the butt house-ruling your way through the ammo storage issues. My cutting of the Gordian knot, FWIW, was just to declare all "missile racks" essentially VLS systems whose ordnance soft-launch an...
by Juums
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Third Party Support for New Traveller?
Replies: 18
Views: 4166

Re: Third Party Support for New Traveller?

Pretty much this. The license agreement means you grant the rights to your work to Mongoose/DTRPG/TAS. Anything published under the TAS is TAS-open source, meaning anyone who publishes under the TAS can use your work. So if you publish under the TAS, it's no longer your work. Which sucks. One of th...
by Juums
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starliner
Replies: 21
Views: 3411

Re: Starliner

<Snip!> This. If you want large cruise ships in your TU, then they exist. I've always believed that the published T&C rules only apply to the standard tramp freighter and it's ecosystem. Other ships (especially the large container ships and multi-thousand dton cruise liners) use different rules alt...
by Juums
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Monthly Maintenance
Replies: 17
Views: 2281

Re: Monthly Maintenance

I've always, as a matter of practicality, simply considered the "monthly" maintenance to be a form of withholding. You do your maintenance on the basis of a yearly overhaul where you spend a week or so in spacedock, and the captain is expected to put a fraction of that cost into escrow every month s...
by Juums
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pocket Trader
Replies: 39
Views: 5289

Re: Pocket Trader

I'll throw out a few thoughts on the economics of the Flea Trader concept: 1) Not all cargo is necessarily equal, even within the abstractions of 2e MgT system. Specifically, while freight moves at 1,600cr/ton on a J-2 route, mail moves at 5,000cr/ton. Swap out 5 tons of freight for a 5-ton mail dru...
by Juums
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pocket Trader
Replies: 39
Views: 5289

Re: Pocket Trader

Pretty sure your total cost in the edited version is wrong. As it's stated at 18.345 MCr, while your hull and drives total 23.5 MCr by themselves. Though I like the idea of the 100-ton everyship, an ultra-basic trader that's Fisher Price's My First Jump-Capable Vessel. I doodled my own up for my cur...
by Juums
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High & Dry transplanted.
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

Re: High & Dry transplanted.

I'd offer a word of caution: Mucking about with the astrography of the Trojan Reaches is not to be done lightly if you intend to keep using the published material. As, more so than most sectors, astrography is destiny and the particular political dynamics in play are largely the result of which jump...
by Juums
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The neighborhood is a little more crowded
Replies: 12
Views: 3592

Re: The neighborhood is a little more crowded

Nearly every popular scifi media portrays our galaxy as unrealistic. Most worlds we have found are dead balls for habitation as we know it. Even these that get the terms 'life' and 'habitable' are more whimsy and wishing for the public. A planet like Earth is obviously possible but it seems the con...
by Juums
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Trojan Reach starting point
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: Trojan Reach starting point

Sounds like Fist (Tobia/2918) is what you're looking. It's the first/last (depending on which you're heading) world in Imperial space along the Imperial-Hierate trade route, with access to the X-Boat network and reasonably high TL (C/12) to provide for creature comforts and annual refits, and a Law ...
by Juums
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Inspiration
Replies: 17
Views: 2849

Re: Inspiration

As mentioned by Condottiere , The Expanse is a good example of inner system life, various rivals with different planets and especially the life of belters. There was a short live 1980's show called "Tales of the Gold Monkey" set in the late 30's south pacific that has an exotic location/ back-water...
by Juums
Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starship Parts Inflation
Replies: 14
Views: 1845

Re: Starship Parts Inflation

I don't believe it's a typo, but my table also didn't like the change. The house-rule we rolled with was that 1 ton of Spare Parts costs what it does because it allows you to make field repairs with nothing more than the tools you'd find in the Ship's Locker. Making repairs at a place with proper re...
by Juums
Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Experiences with Drinax
Replies: 20
Views: 4464

Re: Experiences with Drinax

While my experiences have never been anywhere near as bad as Epicenter's, I've generally found player paranoia to be corrosive to enjoyable gaming. Ultimately, tabletop role-playing is a form of collaborative storytelling, and once the players are convinced that somebody's out to get them, they're g...
by Juums
Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How make part 10 a challenge?
Replies: 18
Views: 4315

Re: How make part 10 a challenge?

Allow me to echo ShawnDriscoll, then: Your game-world's creeped so far from where Adventure 10 thought you'd be that the adventure itself is going to provide precious little guidance to successfully resolving Drinax's fate. I'll refrain from the accusatory overtone, but if you want to end things wit...
by Juums
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How make part 10 a challenge?
Replies: 18
Views: 4315

Re: How make part 10 a challenge?

The simple answer: The power of the Imperial and Hierate fleets in Adventure 10 scale with the resources which the PCs accumulate. If they've already acquired the allegiance of essentially independent player in the Reaches and are essentially a de facto pocket empire with the resources of half-a-sec...
by Juums
Sun May 29, 2016 5:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ihatei, Aslan and Zhodani in Pirates of Drinax Campaign
Replies: 4
Views: 1181

Re: Ihatei, Aslan and Zhodani in Pirates of Drinax Campaign

If the PCs are both paranoid and already cool with commission of straight-up atrocities, you might want to approach this from another direction. Play on their paranoia from the perspective of what'll happen if they get exactly what they want. Have someone familiar with the Aslan culture catch wind o...
by Juums
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 3000t Vargr Warship
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: 3000t Vargr Warship

As 2e High Guard hasn't actually been published yet, this should probably be in the High Guard Playtest forum. I've got to admit I'm very curious about what, exactly, your PCs are packing the way of ship(s) if an encounter with a 3,000-ton destroyer with ten small particle bays and ten missile barbe...