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by paltrysum
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Efficiency Batteries for Jump
Replies: 100
Views: 7574

Re: High Efficiency Batteries for Jump

Resurrecting this old thread. I'd forgotten that _High Guard's_ Express Boat design uses batteries for jump. So in MgT2, it's canonical!
by paltrysum
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 457
Views: 78093

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Our little group of pirates has now embarked upon "Prodigal Outcast," which will be the fourth adventure for us in the Drinax Campaign. Kasiyl's request for their aid was met with enthusiasm (partially because it has been intertwined with the ambitions of one of the Travellers—more on that later!) b...
by paltrysum
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who controls Hkakh?
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: Who controls Hkakh?

Naah, too complicated. Just replace Hkakh with a different world in the commercial PDFs of Pirates of Drinax , and pretend nothing happened. I always look for ways to keep printed and therefore canonical stuff true without wholesale changes. And I have a wildly liberal capacity for suspension of di...
by paltrysum
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who controls Hkakh?
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: Who controls Hkakh?

Perhaps the Tokolfeahr are vassals of the Arhiyao who had a dispute with the Ahroay'if that did not involve the host Arhiyao. Yes, it's complicated, but maybe it works?
by paltrysum
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Reflections on Flatlined
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: Reflections on Flatlined

Just out of curiosity, how many people is the adventure originally planned for? I ran it with four and it went very well. There always seemed to be something to do for each of them. The opening montage was great. Each of them was asking questions, exploring the heck out of the ship. It was a super-...
by paltrysum
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tyr-adores sector additional info
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: Tyr-adores sector additional info

Old School! Welcome back! Where you been, brutha?
by paltrysum
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tyr-adores sector additional info
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: Tyr-adores sector additional info

Pirates of Drinax Book 2: The Trojan Reach has some information. In addition, the upcoming Naval Adventure 3: Fire on the Sindalian Main features Tyr rather prominently.
by paltrysum
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Adventure: Deepnight Endeavour
Replies: 1
Views: 497

Re: Adventure: Deepnight Endeavour

I believe each square on the deck plans is 1.5m on each side.
by paltrysum
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hlaulrakh (Gravity Spear, TL14): technology breaker?
Replies: 11
Views: 1472

Re: Hlaulrakh (Gravity Spear, TL14): technology breaker?

Well, they have Aslan NPCs carrying the spears around in one of the “Pirates of Drinax” adventures and the plasma streamer being used as a man portable weapon by another NPC so pretty sure “tons” is an error.
by paltrysum
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hlaulrakh (Gravity Spear, TL14): technology breaker?
Replies: 11
Views: 1472

Re: Hlaulrakh (Gravity Spear, TL14): technology breaker?

Typos, presumably. Should be Kg.
by paltrysum
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Subsidized Merchant Fiances
Replies: 26
Views: 1427

Re: Subsidized Merchant Fiances

I've never seen anything in the rules that describes the arrangement in detail. It is just assumed that paying for a Subby's monthly mortgage would be impossible for an independent merchant and therefore ownership of one must be "subsidized." For your game, perhaps come up with an investor who contr...
by paltrysum
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lunion Subsector Fifth Frontier War
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Re: Lunion Subsector Fifth Frontier War

A few resources for such a project:
  • Classic Traveller's The Spinward Marches Campaign
  • Mongoose's The Lunion Shield Worlds supplement
The CT booklet has lots of FFW fleet movement info.
by paltrysum
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mixing Stun and Physical damage
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Mixing Stun and Physical damage

If a character has his END reduced to zero using a Stun weapon and then recovers only to be, let's say, shot with a gauss pistol, reducing his STR and DEX to zero, does he die? Or do you count Stun and Physical damage separately? Here are the rules listed for Stun: "If the target’s END is reduced to...
by paltrysum
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: T20’s on Bundle of Holding- useful for a MG2 game?
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Re: T20’s on Bundle of Holding- useful for a MG2 game?

Hmm, "still existing"/"valid"/"canon"/etc. in 1105, maybe? You're right, adapting whatever you want for your campaign is easy, but I still would like to have that K'Kree/Gateway Sector book hinted by Matt in the State Of the Mongoose 2018 thread, not the old version of the same. Just my personal pr...
by paltrysum
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: T20’s on Bundle of Holding- useful for a MG2 game?
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Re: T20’s on Bundle of Holding- useful for a MG2 game?

But the T20 books are set in the year 993, how much is still relevant 'today' :wink: for Mongoose Traveller players? Define "relevant." Who's to say a given campaign has to be in the same era as another? If a referee is insistent on her/his Gateway campaign being in 1105, there's always travellerma...
by paltrysum
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: T20’s on Bundle of Holding- useful for a MG2 game?
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Re: T20’s on Bundle of Holding- useful for a MG2 game?

The Gateway setting Martin wrote looks great. Very well written with lots of intriguing factions, astrography, and subplots. I have the physical book lying around somewhere. :D

For the read alone, it's worth it.
by paltrysum
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: GM Advice: EPC's
Replies: 4
Views: 793

Re: GM Advice: EPC's

We sort of have that, but I guess we would call it a DPC...Discord Player Character. 8)
by paltrysum
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question on the 100D jump limit
Replies: 41
Views: 4801

Re: Question on the 100D jump limit

As far as the rock into an atmosphere, there's more to it than just accelerating one and hitting the planet. As we've seen they can bounce off, disintegrate, or explode in the upper atmosphere. There was the recent one in Siberia that blew up. And don't forget about Tskunga (sp?) in the early 1900s...
by paltrysum
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: TravellerMap.com as a really GOOD resource
Replies: 14
Views: 1203

Re: TravellerMap.com as a really GOOD resource

Since many of the Marches' worlds would not have been settled yet, the IISS might have named most of them using the six-digit naming convention that you see in some spots. E.g., 567-908 in hex 1031 of the sector. Home of the Shriekers and setting for Adventure 10: Safari Ship. There are several of t...
by paltrysum
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: TravellerMap.com as a really GOOD resource
Replies: 14
Views: 1203

Re: TravellerMap.com as a really GOOD resource

Are you planning on having many of the worlds unpopulated? Does the IISS exist yet?