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by M J Dougherty
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 146
Views: 20451

Re: Deepnight Revelation

Huh?
by M J Dougherty
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 146
Views: 20451

Re: Deepnight Revelation

As we speak, all the four core books are complete and I'm working on the first expansion book. I'll be doing a video probably tomorrow, but in the meantime one interesting thing has appeared. I can't respond on the kickstarter commensts section but some folks have mentioned things that are dealt wit...
by M J Dougherty
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation - Kickstarter, Nov 1st, 10am GMT
Replies: 25
Views: 5103

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

I just saw the counter pass £40,000.
by M J Dougherty
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Should she let them do it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Re: Should she let them do it?

Portfolios. Again. Why would someone sell off all their assets, some of which would likely be hereditary, to buy a very common (in the sense of not noble type) starship to share with some randoms? Would they be permitted to liquidate these assets? Would they be able to? Would they retain noble statu...
by M J Dougherty
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation - Kickstarter, Nov 1st, 10am GMT
Replies: 25
Views: 5103

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

We left the Deepnight Endeavour question open. That way referees who have it can use it as an introduction (or you might even encounter it on the way back from deepnight Legacy) but we're not requiring anyone to buy another product to use this one.
by M J Dougherty
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is this a good enough deal?
Replies: 6
Views: 1391

Re: Is this a good enough deal?

I am not the author of the original campaign, but I know more about it than most having written multiple supplements for it. And the Companion of course. Instead of focussing on the desired end-point with exact troop numbers and whatnot, the Pirates of Drinax need to be working with what they have a...
by M J Dougherty
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller and ion storms
Replies: 16
Views: 2169

Re: Traveller and ion storms

I recall a mention of an Ion Storm in one of the very early Star Trek novelisations (dating from the 1970s maybe?), but as usual with Star Trek it was a made-up thing used as a plot device. I don't know what the Star Trek universe says about such phenomena, but it sounds like a cloud of charged part...
by M J Dougherty
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation - Kickstarter, Nov 1st, 10am GMT
Replies: 25
Views: 5103

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

That was the sort of thing we looked at. There may be people aboard as cargo handlers or lab rats who are experts in some hugely obscure field or who have reasons for volunteering for a mission like this that don't match the primary recruiting criteria. One of the ship's clerks or stewards might eve...
by M J Dougherty
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starter ships
Replies: 27
Views: 3445

Re: Starter ships

Indeed. The ship can be a great adventure push if you don't just give the Travellers a nice one with no strings. Maybe let them have something unusually good (like an extreme conversion of a standard ship) but at a price (it's really pranged up, abandoned on some backwater somehere with complication...
by M J Dougherty
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is this a good enough deal?
Replies: 6
Views: 1391

Re: Is this a good enough deal?

Where would all those ships come from? You seem to have an over-inflated idea of how many vessels a world would have.

Also... yet another Drinax campaign with a referee who doesn't grasp the basic premise. That just does not seem likely.
by M J Dougherty
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starter ships
Replies: 27
Views: 3445

Re: Starter ships

Maybe it's worth letting them get a really broken-down needs-fixing ship as the reward for a first aventure?

That way the ship is a source of adventure ideas as well as an asset.
by M J Dougherty
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation - Kickstarter, Nov 1st, 10am GMT
Replies: 25
Views: 5103

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

One of the biggest challenges of this project - apart from all the others - was how to accommodate the player who doesn't want to play an explorer, scientist, naval or scout crewmember. There is room for almost any sort of character on the misison. Not offically, but oddballs might be picked up or s...
by M J Dougherty
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 146
Views: 20451

Re: Deepnight Revelation

It's not a detailed Traveller creation system though, it's to create crewmembers rather than players.
by M J Dougherty
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 146
Views: 20451

Re: Deepnight Revelation

There is a crewing section similar to the Naval Campaigns one, that allows a complete mission crew to be created.
by M J Dougherty
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 146
Views: 20451

Re: Deepnight Revelation

(derailing my own thread in the manner I just decried)... Are you sorry for the post or for the truly extravagant mission creep that led to what was supposed to be a few nice little extras becoming the all-encompassing tome that we eventually produced? It is very good. I would know, trust me on that...
by M J Dougherty
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's their likely response?
Replies: 4
Views: 1426

Re: What's their likely response?

This situation is so far beyond what I would consider possible on that time frame - or at all, in some cases - that trying to come up with a meaningful response is impossible. As always... anyone wanting to play at such a grandiose level of bloat should develop at least a passing familiarity with po...
by M J Dougherty
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How do you rate my strictly by the rules Drinax
Replies: 5
Views: 1417

Re: How do you rate my strictly by the rules Drinax

Are you stating that at the outset Drinax has a bunch of worlds and about 200 starships, or have you already played 132.67 years of game time? I'm pretty sure Drinax starts off without subject territories and the point was to use the shoestring resources (one ship, in poor condition) to try to get s...
by M J Dougherty
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 146
Views: 20451

Re: Deepnight Revelation

I'm expecting to finish Terminus Point over the weekend - been delayed by an outbreak of what you'd think was the Black Death. My intent is to have all four books of the kickstarter pack compelte before it begins, and maybe the extras like mission cards and whatnot all tied up too. It will be fun to...
by M J Dougherty
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 146
Views: 20451

Re: Deepnight Revelation

Umm... I created this thread to provide updates on the Deepnight Revelation project. I keep getting notifications and logging in to answer questions only to find a totally different discussion. Can I suggest spinoff discussions should maybe have their own thread? That way I can provide answers when ...
by M J Dougherty
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 146
Views: 20451

Re: Deepnight Revelation

I've just seen the Deepnight Revelation announcement stuff and the nice words about my professionalism and reliability. Those will be resumed once the manflu has finished kicking my sorry ass.

In the meantime you'll find me huddled in the corner turning self-pity into performance art.