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by Old School
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Referees Only: Where's the cat?!?
Replies: 5
Views: 2744

Re: Referees Only: Where's the cat?!?

A truly epic tale.

I must say, though, that a starship crew that relies on their cat cooperating with expectations to do anything at the time and place you they Expect is, unfortunately, doomed. Source: have owned half a dozen or so cats, including two rescue kitten currently.
by Old School
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 753
Views: 233134

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Linwood wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:38 pm
The weight of the complete gun (w/o tripod) is 84 lbs. The barrel itself is 24 lbs. Even firing blanks that’s a handful.
Good thing we’re talking about Rambo, then.
by Old School
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 753
Views: 233134

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Condottiere wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:55 pm
I suspect Rambo would have trouble hip firing a fifty calibre.
Even if its loaded with blanks?
by Old School
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Era, how accurate?
Replies: 35
Views: 16385

Re: New Era, how accurate?

I dislike the TNE ruleset, but really like the setting. I’d enjoy a star viking campaign using MgT2 rules.
by Old School
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New referee and--Dear god, the mortgage costs.
Replies: 16
Views: 4660

Re: New referee and--Dear god, the mortgage costs.

I play in a Pirates of Drinax campaign where we don't even track fuel/life support/maintenance/mortgage costs any more. My character did some extensive trading at the beginning and showed that he can easily make more than enough to cover expenses so we just assume that he is trading in the backgrou...
by Old School
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 605
Views: 204464

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Good stuff, paltrysum. We had a blast with Demons Eye, even though it can be more of a railroad than most traveller adventures. And the Ktiyhui class courier is an awesome little ship, if you don’t need cargo room. A 200 ton ship with jump 3 and 12 points of armor? Yes please. Rip out that luxury su...
by Old School
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 605
Views: 204464

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

@Old School 1) The psion on Hroal Irontooth's payroll is mentioned, rather oddly, only in the background story of Marine Salvesdes of Treasure Ship . Salvesdes is said to be conditioned to Hroal, after a brief battle between the two, in which Hroal overpowered Salvesdes despite his battle dress. Af...
by Old School
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 605
Views: 204464

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

And yes, AndrewW is correct, I did write The Glorious Empire . I hope you all enjoy it when it comes out. Old School was a proofreader on the project (and inspired dozens of additional ideas during its development), so if anything is wrong with it, we can blame him. So we can't enjoy it before it c...
by Old School
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who are current 3D ship design artists for Traveller?
Replies: 6
Views: 3235

Re: Who are current 3D ship design artists for Traveller?

Ian Stead is active on here, username middenface, and also on the Mongoose Traveller Facebook group.
by Old School
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 605
Views: 204464

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Random thoughts: 1) I don’t recall Hroal also having a psion in his crew. Where is this mentioned? Couldn’t find it in the book. I did come across his uplifted Ape having two different names. 2) In my campaign, Hroal died rather loudly at the hands of a no name NPC Vespexer Mercenary wielding A PGMP...
by Old School
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Official Traveller Core Rulebook Update
Replies: 29
Views: 9598

Re: Official Traveller Core Rulebook Update

Don’t know about the core rulebook ships as much, but the high guard ships are riddled with dozens of errors.

AD’s link in the post above is the best effort I’ve seen at correcting them.
by Old School
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Stations
Replies: 18
Views: 6695

Re: Space Stations

Does anyone know of a space station design spreadsheet similar to the one that’s available for starship design? 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 ...
by Old School
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 605
Views: 204464

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Just checked on PC. Same files. Pictures appear in Adobe on my PC, but not in Safari or Goodreader on my iPad.
    by Old School
    Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:45 pm
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
    Replies: 605
    Views: 204464

    Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

    Just downloaded Book 1 from drivethrurpg again. Pictures still aren’t there.
    by Old School
    Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:35 pm
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
    Replies: 605
    Views: 204464

    Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

    Well then, back to drivethru I go.
    by Old School
    Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:43 am
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
    Replies: 605
    Views: 204464

    Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

    Huh, I never really noticed, but I don’t have those pictures in my PDFs either.
    by Old School
    Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:13 pm
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Traveller Companion Chargen Question
    Replies: 9
    Views: 1794

    Re: Traveller Companion Chargen Question

    While we have Michael/Martin here with us, I’d like to add that I finished his “Shadow of the Storm: A Story of the Solomani Rim” last night. Enjoyable Traveller fiction. Highly recommend. https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Storm-Story-Solomani-Rim-ebook/dp/B01DCR0NXG/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Shadow+...
    by Old School
    Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:43 pm
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Leadership
    Replies: 20
    Views: 3947

    Re: Leadership

    Officers in combat units get a rifle too, so that doesn’t make sense.
    by Old School
    Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:50 am
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Prevalence of military vets among PCs
    Replies: 16
    Views: 3477

    Re: Prevalence of military vets among PCs

    Everyone knows that Gun Combat 4 with a scoped rifle and and hard cover is good times. The first time that the players come up with a Carouse-Persuade-Gamble task chain on their own is rewarding, as they realize how much fun that part of the game can be as well.
    by Old School
    Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:52 pm
    Forum: Traveller
    Topic: Prevalence of military vets among PCs
    Replies: 16
    Views: 3477

    Re: Prevalence of military vets among PCs

    Hakkonen wrote:
    Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:25 am
    Isn't that what the skill package is for?
    Sure, that definitely helps. Between background skills, free skills from connections, and the skill package, no excuse to not have basic competence to suit the campaign. Mongoose is pretty generous with the skills.