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by paltrysum
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Stations
Replies: 11
Views: 129

Re: Space Stations

Old School wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:08 pm
I used the google sheets spreadsheet that bluekeirnan made several years ago. His last version was 1.9, I think. I’ve updated it to include some of the spacestation options and correct a few errors. Will try to find a way to share it.
You da best, Old School. 😉
by paltrysum
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Stations
Replies: 11
Views: 129

Re: Space Stations

Does anyone know of a space station design spreadsheet similar to the one that’s available for starship design?
by paltrysum
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 508
Views: 119882

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

But now that we have the Drinaxian Companion - well, some of us have, but not me: Mongoose Shop does not like my PayPal - how does that alter our look at the Navy of the Sindalian Empire? Well, there is the revelation that the Sindalian empire preferred large numbers of smaller ships, rather than a...
by paltrysum
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prevalence of military vets among PCs
Replies: 16
Views: 593

Re: Prevalence of military vets among PCs

Old School wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:50 am
Everyone knows that Gun Combat 4 with a scoped rifle and and hard cover is good times.
Honestly, there simply is no counter argument to that. ;)
by paltrysum
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prevalence of military vets among PCs
Replies: 16
Views: 593

Re: Prevalence of military vets among PCs

But I think there is an inherent bias in some cases. Non-military careers simply don't seem as exciting as the military ones to some players. And I think for some GMs (myself included) it can be harder to create scenarios and campaigns where non-military characters are naturally central to the plot...
by paltrysum
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prevalence of military vets among PCs
Replies: 16
Views: 593

Re: Prevalence of military vets among PCs

I prefer to see a mostly non-military group. It's nice to get a few combat skills—after all. who doesn't like a good brawl or gun fight here and there—but Traveller is not well-suited to a sustained series of combat encounters. Characters will eventually get slaughtered in most cases. Groups with a ...
by paltrysum
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Do Torpol have TL 8 or B?
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Do Torpol have TL 8 or B?

Except for the PoD package, every source says Torpol is TL8, so I used that. It makes it a bit harder to let them work with a (downgraded) Gionetti-class light cruiser, but that was introduced in the Torpol-Cluster PDF, which mentions TL8. I just ruled most of the crew is from outside, the ship has...
by paltrysum
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Do Torpol have TL 8 or B?
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Do Torpol have TL 8 or B?

Mongoose eventually declared that travellermap is the source of truth.
by paltrysum
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 508
Views: 119882

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

There is an adventure in Pirates (refs, you'll probably know which one I'm referring to; players, skedaddle! You're not supposed to be reading this thread!) in which the Travellers find a number of starships that are about 1,200 years old. They have not been used during this time, but have been pres...
by paltrysum
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prevalence of military vets among PCs
Replies: 16
Views: 593

Re: Prevalence of military vets among PCs

The majority of Travellers that have graced my campaign have been civilians, but the numbers are fairly close, maybe 60/40. Let's see: An ex-merchant and pirate A psion An ex-scout A journalist/scholar A marine colonel An ex-pirate/saboteur (agent) A noble (who served two terms in the navy) A scient...
by paltrysum
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does the Aslan Hierate have a symbol?
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Does the Aslan Hierate have a symbol?

From the MegaTraveller Rebellion Sourcebook:

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by paltrysum
Thu May 28, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Trepida Grav Tank
Replies: 21
Views: 1056

Re: Trepida Grav Tank

Looks like a great start. Was it difficult to squeeze into so few spaces?
by paltrysum
Wed May 27, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Trepida Grav Tank
Replies: 21
Views: 1056

Re: Trepida Grav Tank

I would worry less about matching exact mass or volume, but about capability. The Trepida is a fairly light grav tank with curiously thin armour and a light auto-fire fusion gun. Good advice. I want it to approach the same size as closely as possible to please the canon fans but also make it with a...
by paltrysum
Wed May 27, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Trepida Grav Tank
Replies: 21
Views: 1056

Trepida Grav Tank

I'm working on an update of the Trepida grav tank for MgT2 and attempting to be true to canon. Based on the numbers from the Rebellion Sourcebook and the 101 Vehicles guides, it appears the tank might either be 10 or 13 tons of displacement. Please see the graphics below. The 101 Vehicles version li...
by paltrysum
Fri May 08, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Heroforge "Traveller" minis
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Heroforge "Traveller" minis

I supported Heroforge's Full-Color Custom Miniatures Kickstarter and have been having some fun generating Traveller characters with it. A few of note: Zhodani noble using telekinesis: https://i.ibb.co/84vsQdQ/zhodani.png A Glorious Empire Aslan mercenary commander: https://i.ibb.co/jbvmh48/ge-merc-c...
by paltrysum
Fri May 08, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 508
Views: 119882

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Yes, my lot did this one just before my blog started. They started talking to the security chief and after some back and forth the party got maintenance overalls to go in and "clean" the ship. The security chief stood to benefit from working out what it was. Fairly normal traveller side adventure. ...
by paltrysum
Thu May 07, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: a campaign based on Arbellatra?
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Re: a campaign based on Arbellatra?

NOLATrav wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 4:43 pm
Are you psionic? I was just thinking the same thing... :shock:
Unfortunately, I never tested, and now I'm so old that my PSI characteristic has been reduced to zero I'm sure. :cry:
by paltrysum
Thu May 07, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: a campaign based on Arbellatra?
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Re: a campaign based on Arbellatra?

I think that a linked series of adventures based around Grand Admiral Arbellatra defeating the Out-World Coalition in the Second Frontier War and her going to Capital to defeat the current Barracks Emperor would make for an epic level campaign. Great idea. It could potentially be run, all or in par...
by paltrysum
Wed May 06, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: History/Overview
Replies: 13
Views: 1299

Re: History/Overview

You're right, Claybor, there isn't anything wrong with that. Unfortunately, this game's lore is spread out across multiple versions and varying book types. Some of it is in adventures, some is in sourcebooks, bits are in campaign sets. It's all over the place. That's kind of the thrill of it, actual...
by paltrysum
Mon May 04, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mayday, mayday! Traveller Day 2020 Event
Replies: 11
Views: 1525

Re: Mayday, mayday! Traveller Day 2020 Event

Nicely done, CyborgPrime. Great job supporting the game we all love!