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by Old School
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Boarding actions
Replies: 13
Views: 3794

Re: Boarding actions

Perhaps the upcoming naval campaigns?
by Old School
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Particle beam radiation damage
Replies: 53
Views: 8877

Re: Particle beam radiation damage

Absolutely. The harrier is just badass. If you really want to be psychopathic about it, the combination of the particle beam and the military grade countermeasures means you can kill a ship's crew with 1-2 long range shots, while they never even get a distress call out - or perhaps never even see yo...
by Old School
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Boarding actions
Replies: 13
Views: 3794

Re: Boarding actions

I don't think there is anything else, and don't know what the core Rulebook note that you quote was supposed to refer to.

I'm not sure what else needs to be included, either. Conducting boarding actions on a personal scale simply means using the personal combat rules.
by Old School
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Particle beam radiation damage
Replies: 53
Views: 8877

Re: Particle beam radiation damage

The Harrier is distinct enough with or without the Particle Barbette. And there should be a roll both for arrest attempts and spies every time the Harrier goes into port. It works because the region is relatively lawless. Flying around the Hierate or the Imperium holding people up with impunity with...
by Old School
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Particle beam radiation damage
Replies: 53
Views: 8877

Re: Particle beam radiation damage

Should also be extremely difficult to acquire outside of navy vessels. In other words, you can’t just customize your new far trader with one, unless its being built at Theeve.
by Old School
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Particle beam radiation damage
Replies: 53
Views: 8877

Re: Particle beam radiation damage

So with a PB barbette you can just kill ‘em at range, board, toss a few bodies out the hatch and have free ship. Depending on ow hard it is to get ahold of a particle beam, it seems foolish to go into space without extra radiation shielding.
by Old School
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Particle beam radiation damage
Replies: 53
Views: 8877

Re: Particle beam radiation damage

I’m thinking the paricle beam would be good matched with an advanced technology pulse laser, with the advanced texh goving it the long rsnge trait. Thst pushes the pulse laser from long to very long. Then youve got two weapins thst can batter opponents from a distance, one with radiation. Also makes...
by Old School
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Particle beam radiation damage
Replies: 53
Views: 8877

Re: Particle beam radiation damage

Good input, thanks!
by Old School
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Particle beam radiation damage
Replies: 53
Views: 8877

Particle beam radiation damage

How do you guys handle radiation damage at the spaceship scale? Particularly looking at the Pirstes of Drinax: the Harrier is unbeatable against many opponnents due to the combination of superior thrust and superior range of the particle beam barbette. But if I’m reading the rules right, if you pop ...
by Old School
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is SOC per society?
Replies: 74
Views: 18802

Re: Is SOC per society?

I agree with others that SOC works primarily becuase the 3I setting is a fuedal setting in which status, either earned or via birthright, matters immensely in Imperial society. The Argyr and Aslan have different stats because Charisma and Territory are what impact ones social interactions in their s...
by Old School
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: game-master assistant software
Replies: 10
Views: 2837

Re: game-master assistant software

Tom Kalbfus wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:31 am
Ever play Minecraft? What if we had a program where the DM designs dungeons and the computer runs them?
Baldur’s Gate 2 is the all time classic in this regard, IMHO.
by Old School
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aslan aging
Replies: 4
Views: 2210

Re: Aslan aging

I beleive he wants the Aslan to live as long as the game material says they do. The rules as written don’t match the narrative, so he’s looking for a solution. Seems fair to me.
by Old School
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax Patron errata or bad deal?
Replies: 3
Views: 1610

Re: Pirates of Drinax Patron errata or bad deal?

If it 2200per parsec (i.e. jump 1) the deal just went from extremely poor to extremely good.

I do think it would be expected to take 2-3 jumps to get there. Few would pay the jump 5 rate for a regular, consistent supply m
by Old School
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax Patron errata or bad deal?
Replies: 3
Views: 1610

Pirates of Drinax Patron errata or bad deal?

In the Pirates patrons section, (book 1 page 266) the patron on Keaih offers a shipping contract to Vorito at a rate of Cr2,200 per ton. Vorito is 5 parsecs away. Is this meant to be Cr7,700 or is she just a cheapskate?
by Old School
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Pirates of Drinax: Treasure Ship] Marine battledress question
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Re: [Pirates of Drinax: Treasure Ship] Marine battledress question

Hard to justify that something powered, computerized, worth several hundred thousand credits, and extremely destructive wouldn't have a high level of security to prevent a lucky thief from powering it up. Unless they get themselves assigned as marines - which I would consider far less likely than be...
by Old School
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: game-master assistant software
Replies: 10
Views: 2837

Re: game-master assistant software

Personally I think the data input required to automate tracking of damage rolls received and taken would be more cumbersome than beneficial. Different weapons and armor (both highly customizable), infinite variety of opponents, etc. Some tools that I use now: Name generator https://donjon.bin.sh/sci...
by Old School
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Laboratory Ship Fuel Tanks
Replies: 16
Views: 4483

Re: Laboratory Ship Fuel Tanks

To me, the bigger issue is what to do with a lab ship. I like to have a scientist in a my traveller crew, but it is difficult to work the ship into a campaign. A full time science campaign sounds boring, and it would be hard to pay the mortgage.
by Old School
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Harrier’s armory
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Re: The Harrier’s armory

In one of the later Pirates adventures, Lord Wrax presents the travelers with a gift/bribe of a suit of battledress. I forget the exac circumstances. Seems like something they may not need unless its early in the campaign. For better or worse, if you have decent relations with the Pirate Lords and c...
by Old School
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Could they do it?
Replies: 5
Views: 1964

Re: Could they do it?

Without a doubt.
by Old School
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How unprofessional is it?
Replies: 6
Views: 1568

Re: How unprofessional is it?

Don’t count on it.