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by Tom Kalbfus
Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prime Directive...
Replies: 220
Views: 28074

Re: Prime Directive...

It would be fun to speculate what would happen if the United Federation of Planets and Classic Traveller's Third Imperium existed in the same Universe and First Contact between the two was made. No Problem with the Imperium's Terra, the Federation already encountered a duplicate Earth inhabited only...
by Tom Kalbfus
Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: WW II: The Battle of the Bulge with TL 15 Traveller equipmnt
Replies: 30
Views: 3814

Re: WW II: The Battle of the Bulge with TL 15 Traveller equi

IMO, Nazi what if's are done to death; what could be interesting is if the Solomani come back and give the tech to the Soviets. So using the Roswell rules, and the PC's could be some US and British service people (Rangers & SAS) caught behind the lines in post-war Germany once the Soviets release t...
by Tom Kalbfus
Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: WW II: The Battle of the Bulge with TL 15 Traveller equipmnt
Replies: 30
Views: 3814

Re: WW II: The Battle of the Bulge with TL 15 Traveller equi

Some Star Systems within 3 parsecs. Coordinates Common Name Parsecs X Y Z Gas Giant? 0.00 0.00 0.00 Earth D 8 6 7 9 7 7 - 6 Yes 0.47 0.36 1.16 Proxima Centauri X 3 3 2 0 0 0 - 0 Yes 0.50 0.42 1.17 alpha Centauri A X 8 6 8 7 7 0 - 1 No 0.50 0.42 1.17 alpha Centauri B X 8 6 5 7 7 0 - 1 No 0.02 1.83 0....
by Tom Kalbfus
Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: WW II: The Battle of the Bulge with TL 15 Traveller equipmnt
Replies: 30
Views: 3814

Re: WW II: The Battle of the Bulge with TL 15 Traveller equi

Lord High Munchkin wrote:When I think about it there is another old 'White Dwarf' article (also by Marcus L Rowland) called something like 'This is of Course Impossible' that goes into time travel and issues that arise.
Faster than light travel is also impossible, your point?
by Tom Kalbfus
Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prime Directive...
Replies: 220
Views: 28074

Re: Prime Directive...

Is it similar to the last two Star Trek movies with Chris Pine, I mean those two movies seem to be set in the same era that you are talking about. What are the differences between the Star Fleet Universe and the setting of Star Trek Into Darkness? The last one seemed pretty militant to me. http://e...
by Tom Kalbfus
Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: WW II: The Battle of the Bulge with TL 15 Traveller equipmnt
Replies: 30
Views: 3814

Re: WW II: The Battle of the Bulge with TL 15 Traveller equi

Why would they want to aid WW2 Germany? The Sollies might have a lot in common with them, but would not personally see themselves that way. If they did a lot smaller effort needed. In 1940 a couple dozen TL 9 fighter-bombers and a large store of compatible munitions would wipe out the RAF. Then the...
by Tom Kalbfus
Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A Star Wars related question involving Traveller...
Replies: 32
Views: 3352

Re: A Star Wars related question involving Traveller...

In a Traveller version of Star Wars, would you want to shrink the size of the Star Wars Galaxy so that it contains only 11,000 worlds, something a tiny fraction of the Milky Way in size, that way you could draw a Traveller map with all the relevant Star Wars planets in it. You know with Jump Drives ...
by Tom Kalbfus
Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prime Directive...
Replies: 220
Views: 28074

Re: Prime Directive...

So basically, would you say Captain Kirk if done in the Prime Directive setting would be a Scout Character, since his mission is essentially the same as the 3rd Imperium Scout Service? The USS Enterprise is a scout ship, one armed with photon torpedoes and phasers and shields, but essentially a ver...
by Tom Kalbfus
Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: WW II: The Battle of the Bulge with TL 15 Traveller equipmnt
Replies: 30
Views: 3814

Re: WW II: The Battle of the Bulge with TL 15 Traveller equi

Hitler and a few select Nazis might escape in a scout/courier though. I doubt it, mainly because A.H. was offered several opportunities to escape from Berlin and refused to use them. Running away would ha- ve been contrary to his ideology, and at this stage of the war he was a physically and mental...
by Tom Kalbfus
Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: WW II: The Battle of the Bulge with TL 15 Traveller equipmnt
Replies: 30
Views: 3814

Re: WW II: The Battle of the Bulge with TL 15 Traveller equi

Hitler and a few select Nazis might escape in a scout/courier though. A scout/courier could make it to Alpha Centauri, with its jump 2 drive, there is a planet t there called Prometheus which could support human life. Planets are big places, it would be hard to find someone there who did not want to...
by Tom Kalbfus
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prime Directive...
Replies: 220
Views: 28074

Re: Prime Directive...

It's actually referred to as the Star Fleet (or is it Starfleet?) Universe. Starfleet is Paramount. Star Fleet is ADB. It's a minor grammatical yet legally very important difference. So basically, would you say Captain Kirk if done in the Prime Directive setting would be a Scout Character, since hi...
by Tom Kalbfus
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: WW II: The Battle of the Bulge with TL 15 Traveller equipmnt
Replies: 30
Views: 3814

WW II: The Battle of the Bulge with TL 15 Traveller equipmnt

I've been thinking of a "Time Traveller" Adventure, and one interesting scenario is what if the Germans got hold of some classic Traveller equipment, for instance a catch or laser rifles, grav vehicles, Scout ships. Some Solomani Confederate from the Classic Traveller era got hold of a Time Drive, w...
by Tom Kalbfus
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Time Travel Adventure Ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: Traveller Time Travel Adventure Ideas

Yeah, I was thinking of a World War II adventure. There was a period of time after the D-Day invasion when the Germans were relying on their secret weapons, the Jet Airplane, the V1 and V2 missiles. Now perhaps some agents from the Traveller Milieu might want to see to it that the Nazis win, perhaps...
by Tom Kalbfus
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A Star Wars related question involving Traveller...
Replies: 32
Views: 3352

Re: A Star Wars related question involving Traveller...

What if we put the shoe on the other foot? How would Traveller have changed the Star Wars story, if we apply classic Traveller rules strictly? That is replace the hyperdrive with jump drives?
Could a light saber exist? Would a light saber be of much use if it could exist?
by Tom Kalbfus
Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Time Travel Adventure Ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Traveller Time Travel Adventure Ideas

I want to do an Traveller adventure set in Earth's history. The purpose of this post is to get an idea of what people would like to see, I am putting down my ideas and would like your input or reaction. Here is the basic idea. Within the Scouts is a secret group that has developed the ability to sen...
by Tom Kalbfus
Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Modifying Traveller Starships to make time machines
Replies: 5
Views: 882

Re: Modifying Traveller Starships to make time machines

Tom, I really like this variation! Nice work! Thanks. I also think a Time Corps is likely to be run as a spy agency, because of the potential for time agents to affect history, whether intentionally by a rogue agent, or by accident, such as falling in love with the wrong woman, who happens to be so...
by Tom Kalbfus
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Modifying Traveller Starships to make time machines
Replies: 5
Views: 882

Re: Modifying Traveller Starships to make time machines

I made a table showing travel times: Standard travel times as seen from the point of view of the time traveler Distance Years- 1---- 2---- 3---- 4---- 5---- 6---- Time Unit 1----- 29.60 20.93 17.09 14.80 13.24 12.08 Minutes 5----- 66.18 46.80 38.21 33.09 29.60 27.02 Minutes 10---- 93.59 66.18 54.04 ...
by Tom Kalbfus
Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prime Directive...
Replies: 220
Views: 28074

Re: Prime Directive...

Since I'm not yet a member of that new board, and I spend a great deal of time reading all these posts, I'll leave this text here: So is PD going to use the same World Traveller codes that standard traveller uses? For instance the first digit in the Traveller World code is the starport. I assume mos...
by Tom Kalbfus
Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Modifying Traveller Starships to make time machines
Replies: 5
Views: 882

Re: Modifying Traveller Starships to make time machines

Rules for time machines and time drives are actually in the Psion book. Don't have the Psion book, I actually have the old T20 Traveller Book, Have Pathfinder, and through that website I found this game. I noticed the Hyperdrive option, so I don't know if the time drive works like that, or if its m...
by Tom Kalbfus
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Modifying Traveller Starships to make time machines
Replies: 5
Views: 882

Modifying Traveller Starships to make time machines

I think the closest modification would be to use the hyperdrive option, that is a variation of the hyperdrive to allow time travel by a Traveller starship, the same requirements for the hyperdrive are followed for this Time Drive, the properties of the hyperspace entered are different. The Time Driv...