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by paltrysum
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 106
Views: 4742

Re: Deepnight Revelation

Moppy wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:27 pm
Traveller doesn't really have Zoomer characters you see, because that would be 0-1 terms in char gen.
Kind of unfortunate, that.
by paltrysum
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation - Kickstarter, Nov 1st, 10am GMT
Replies: 25
Views: 1337

Re: Deepnight Revelation - Kickstarter, Nov 1st, 10am GMT

msprange wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:58 am

The outpost under the brown dwarf?

That was done by new Mongooser Cassie!
Beautiful work, Cassie! Looking forward to your future work.
by paltrysum
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation - Kickstarter, Nov 1st, 10am GMT
Replies: 25
Views: 1337

Re: Deepnight Revelation - Kickstarter, Nov 1st, 10am GMT

I love the art piece! Who's the painter?
by paltrysum
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 464
Views: 85119

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Democratus wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:45 pm
Am I the only one who channels Brian Blessed when running the King?

So much fun!
Good choice. I think he might be played by Jack Black in my campaign.
by paltrysum
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 106
Views: 4742

Re: Deepnight Revelation

I'm not really sure if there have been many innovations in RPGs in recent games. The recent ones I can think of are collaborative games where the GM is more of a guide than a dictator, and the integration with digitial (edit: And using funny dice which is all the craze now). I assume you're referri...
by paltrysum
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Subsidized Merchant Fiances
Replies: 54
Views: 2625

Re: Subsidized Merchant Fiances

A group of travellers who goes looking for trouble, rather than just for the next cargo, always seemed more fun. Just my opinion. Play what works for you. Agreed. Had I taken the time to simulate trade before starting my last campaign, I would have modified the rules first. Yes, you want the occasi...
by paltrysum
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Subsidized Merchant Fiances
Replies: 54
Views: 2625

Re: Subsidized Merchant Fiances

I’ve been toying with a different sort of subsidy - having a system government offer a low-interest loan (say half the usual rate) to a group planning to buy a ship in return for other considerations. Maybe something like a required route, reserved shipping space at a discount for local companies, ...
by paltrysum
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 106
Views: 4742

Re: Deepnight Revelation

Moppy wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:25 pm
These days you wouldn't get away with "game". It's "collaborative storytelling experience".
Hey, whatever sells the books and brings in new players!
by paltrysum
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Subsidized Merchant Fiances
Replies: 54
Views: 2625

Re: Subsidized Merchant Fiances

The best source for truth on the operation of subsidized merchants is The Traveller Adventure —or, using the Mongoose version— Aramis: The Traveller Adventure . The basic arrangement is that the ship is paid for by the subsidy agency and that the crew pays its running costs. That's a gross oversimpl...
by paltrysum
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Referee's Briefing
Replies: 31
Views: 1442

Re: Referee's Briefing

How about a referee’s briefing on high government and law level worlds? Dictatorships of each type and how that plays out in the Traveller universe. How a high law level typically goes hand in hand with a high government level and what it means when there’s a discrepancy between the two (e.g., gover...
by paltrysum
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Adventure Start: Flatlined
Replies: 38
Views: 4628

Re: New Adventure Start: Flatlined

Sounds like it's going great, PsiTraveller! Flatlined was a lot of fun to run. Can't wait to hear how it all turns out.
by paltrysum
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Adventure Start: Flatlined
Replies: 38
Views: 4628

Re: New Adventure Start: Flatlined

Good topic of conversation. I think it's also in the interest of referees to have player balance, but unfortunately, Traveller isn't designed to promote it. Rolling 2D six times is going to produce wildly disparate results. You're going to have some weak characters, some middling characters, and som...
by paltrysum
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Adventure Start: Flatlined
Replies: 38
Views: 4628

Re: New Adventure Start: Flatlined

The characteristics and skills of the characters are—quite frankly—a bit difficult to manage. With expert programs, augments, most of the armor types available, and dangerous combat rules, a player’s die rolls are not that big of a deal. Traveller is a game in which the role playing is more importan...
by paltrysum
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: JTAS errata
Replies: 30
Views: 8693

Re: JTAS errata

Page 63: Tokolfeahr, not Tokolfealr Tokolfeahr, not Tokohfealr On a side note, got a doubt about the Aslan word "Ahriya" in the Glorious Empire article (JTAS 2, page 101) too. Is this the plural of "Ahriy", or another Errata? Pirates of Drinax, Book 1 has the clan name spelled two ways: Tokohfealr ...
by paltrysum
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Open Spacecraft Flown With Vacc Suit?
Replies: 22
Views: 2940

Re: Open Spacecraft Flown With Vacc Suit?

Possibly inspired by SpaceX's Spaceman?

Image
by paltrysum
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What do you use for ship combat...
Replies: 2
Views: 1328

Re: What do you use for ship combat...

Do you have Gareth Lazelle's nicely put-together space combat chart? Very useful for keeping track of distances between ships. Here's the link on DriveThru:

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/19 ... mbat-Chart
by paltrysum
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: iHatei!...The Campaign?
Replies: 3
Views: 1331

Re: iHatei!...The Campaign?

Great idea, bklokis. I've run both "Ihatei!" and "Prodigal Outcast" so I'm all in on the Aslan lore and roleplaying. After running the two adventures, one of my players became intrigued with the Aslan and suggested the idea of running a strictly Aslan campaign, in which all three players take the ro...
by paltrysum
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: Deepnight Revelation

Does it use game mechanics from both Great Rift and the Naval Campaign books?
by paltrysum
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more
Replies: 48
Views: 7988

Re: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more

Annatar Giftbringer wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:33 pm
Time to seek out a crowded planet and spread some spores...
Browne, perhaps?
by paltrysum
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more
Replies: 48
Views: 7988

Re: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more

Annatar Giftbringer wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:33 pm
Time to seek out a crowded planet and spread some spores...
Browne, perhaps?