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by alkibiades
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: RPG Suite
Replies: 32
Views: 17489

Re: RPG Suite

Is RPGSuite still supported and expanded? I have seen an add at the end of Pirates of Drinax. I tried the free version and it's much fun, but before I commit some money it would be nice to know if this is an ongoing project or a dead horse without further programm updates. The last news entry is alr...
by alkibiades
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question about Reactions
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Question about Reactions

The Core Rulebook states: However, every time a Traveller performs a Reaction, he will suffer DM-1 on his next set of actions. Does said set of actions include other reactions as well or just the next regular significant/minor action? For example a char is getting attacked three times and dodges eve...
by alkibiades
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 312
Views: 33121

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

If I want to go for D&D in space with a neat Mass Effect vibe I will go for Esper Genesis. I use FFGs for Star Wars. But if I want to play anything SciFi from The Expanse to Battlestar Galactica (old show) I will surely stick to Traveller. Btw. with Mindjammer for Traveller, you have a really fantas...
by alkibiades
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Player Locator
Replies: 338
Views: 182391

Re: Traveller Player Locator

Australia Australia - NSW - Sydney - krontekag Australia - NSW - Captains Flat - MancerBear Australia - SA - Adelaide - Imeanunoharm Australia - VIC - Melbourne - Melbourne Accords Australia - QLD - Brisbane - flyamanito Australia - QLD - Townsville - Ronnke Australia - NSW - Queanbeyan - Captains F...
by alkibiades
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Point-buy like in Mindjammer for Traveller
Replies: 15
Views: 2210

Re: Point-buy like in Mindjammer for Traveller

3 Decide if you wish to use pre-career education. You can also pay 1 CP to graduate with honours, and can pay a second CP to choose an event off the pre-career education events table. Just one final question. The pre-education Military Academy offers the option of a commission before the 1st career...
by alkibiades
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Point-buy like in Mindjammer for Traveller
Replies: 15
Views: 2210

Re: Point-buy like in Mindjammer for Traveller

I wrote the point-buy system for Mindjammer Traveller, in large part because I love Traveller and I love the Mindjammer setting, but I have no interest in rolled chargen, and always want an alternative. Here's what I'd do for standard Mongoose Traveller 2e: Thank you very much. This is so to say a ...
by alkibiades
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Point-buy like in Mindjammer for Traveller
Replies: 15
Views: 2210

Re: Point-buy like in Mindjammer for Traveller

I don't know about Mindjammer Traveller. But Mongoose Traveller 1st Edition has a rules section for point-buying your character's creation, if you don't want to do random generation. Works great. Is this 1st edition point-buy method compatible with 2nd edition? And is it described somewhere without...
by alkibiades
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Point-buy like in Mindjammer for Traveller
Replies: 15
Views: 2210

Point-buy like in Mindjammer for Traveller

I am aware that the Traveller randomness of the character creation is a core component of the mechanics. But wanting to introduce a 9 years old to Traveller and wanting to prevent the frustration of a youngster with the randomness for a char, that will probably not turn out as he envisions it, I see...
by alkibiades
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Skill check when specialty not mentioned
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Skill check when specialty not mentioned

What happens if a skill check is required but no specialty is mentioned but that skill has specialties? Here is an example from the Fall of Tinath adventure: Damage Report: Routine (6+) Mechanic or Engineer check, (1D minutes if using instruments, 3D if making a manual inspection, INT). If a char wh...
by alkibiades
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Expanse and TLs
Replies: 7
Views: 1180

The Expanse and TLs

I think the series The Expanse fits nicely into Traveller. What do you think would be the TL of:

- Earth?
- Mars?
- Ceres/the Belt?
by alkibiades
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Third Imperium lore valid for New Traveller?
Replies: 22
Views: 2852

Third Imperium lore valid for New Traveller?

I recently grabbed the free Third Imperium Campaign I: Secret of the Ancients and wonder if the lore in the book is compatible to New Traveller or will New Traveller also have some reboot of the Setting lore?
by alkibiades
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Athwa sector in the Starter Set
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: Athwa sector in the Starter Set

So this is literally the Traveller version for Battlestar Galactica. So it is a true sandbox with ultimate freedom. I even could imagine running the series (original series, not the reboot) off.^^
by alkibiades
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Athwa sector in the Starter Set
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Athwa sector in the Starter Set

If I read travellermap.com correctly, the Athwa system, and the Esseray as a major thread, from the campaign "The Fall of Tinath" are too far away from the charted space around the Third Imperium to be reached by the fleeing fleet in a mere couple of lifetimes or is Athwa closer to the Imperium than...
by alkibiades
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Bookmarks in the Starter Set
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Bookmarks in the Starter Set

The bookmarks in the Starter Set are very rudimentary. Does anybody know if there are more refined bookmarks planned for the PDFs? Especially in the character creation process, the scrolling forwards and backwards repeatingly was a bit time-consuming :D
by alkibiades
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Skills ans specialities in Traveller Starter Set
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: Skills ans specialities in Traveller Starter Set

Thanks for the info :) How does it work with training a speciality in a skill, when I already have ranks in a different speciality of the same skill? Let's say I have gun combat (slug) 2, meaning I have automatically gun combat (energy) 0. If I train for a new rank in a skill the rules state, it cos...
by alkibiades
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Character Creation questions from a newb
Replies: 3
Views: 531

Character Creation questions from a newb

Sorry for the wall f text in advance. :) I went through character generation (Starter Set) seperately with two friends abd some questions about certain details surfaced. I hope for some enlightement: 1) pre-career education takes place in place of a career. So after university/academy the char would...
by alkibiades
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Skills ans specialities in Traveller Starter Set
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Skills ans specialities in Traveller Starter Set

If I understand skills with specialities correctly, as long as a skill has specialities and you gain a rank 1+, this rank applies to only one speciality. What about rank 0 in such a skill? The Starter Set pregens often have skills with specialities at rank 0 without mentioning a speciality. Aren Vei...
by alkibiades
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Conversions from other systems
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: Conversions from other systems

It would certainly be highly unusual, but you are of coarse able to to whatever you wish in YTU. I'd be a bit worried it would break the genre for the players unless you could come up with a vslid psuodo-science explaination for it. Such as the undead are the result of an alien fungus infection. Th...
by alkibiades
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Conversions from other systems
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Conversions from other systems

Just out of curiosity. Are there some conversion rules to convert critters from other systems, for example D&D, to Traveller? And if not, is there a way to simulate qualities unusual to Traveller? One crazy example, the travellers stumble over an ancient ruin housing some cursed undead, maybe even a...
by alkibiades
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: When to roll for psionics?
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: When to roll for psionics?

EDIT: It is possible for all characters to randomly come across a psionic institute and receive testing and possible training. When rolling for the event that happens during a specific term, the career event table can direct you to the Life Event table, which has the possibility of encountering a p...