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by WingedCat
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Player Locator
Replies: 338
Views: 168929

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 - Gold Coast - Glennister Australia - QLD - Townsville - Ronnke...
by WingedCat
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to guarantee they get a skill they must have?
Replies: 10
Views: 1421

Re: How to guarantee they get a skill they must have?

The literal answer to the question in the topic is, ask the players to make sure one of the characters winds up with that skill. If they refuse (not, "are unsure how to do it", but, "are unwilling to do it"), you have the wrong players. If they are willing, they can probably come up with their prefe...
by WingedCat
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order
Replies: 88
Views: 22271

Re: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order

This is probably just a temporary thing, and might be due to new release status, but the Traveller Companion is #1 on DriveThruRPG right now: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/top_100.php . I believe this is ranked by sales.
by WingedCat
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order
Replies: 88
Views: 22271

Re: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order

This is probably just a temporary thing, and might be due to new release status, but the Traveller Companion is #1 on DriveThruRPG right now: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/top_100.php . I believe this is ranked by sales.
by WingedCat
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order
Replies: 88
Views: 22271

Re: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order

Some more errata from a fellow forumite who's having trouble logging in. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vwLE4yXFA2tD0FNc5n7E48bPrK-VGAOINRLAVqU88qc/edit or see following copy & paste: Traveller Companion Errata Notes: Format will be displayed as the following: Page / Paragraph in question / cor...
by WingedCat
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: An Alphabet of Ships
Replies: 68
Views: 12030

Re: An Alphabet of Ships

So, the ship can have two slots for 50 Dt modules or one slot for a 100 Dt module, requiring modules of the correct size. If the ship has 2 modules of 50 Dt each, it will be unable to mount a module with a medium bay. Note that a module can contain several components, e.g. a 100 Dt module with 2 ha...
by WingedCat
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order
Replies: 88
Views: 22271

Re: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order

roughly how good A Diplomat is my Npc This is an invalid question. Measuring "how good" requires some standard of measurement, which you have failed to provide and is not otherwise apparent. Also, your question is off topic. This thread is about the Traveller Companion, not specific NPCs that can b...
by WingedCat
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: An Alphabet of Ships
Replies: 68
Views: 12030

Re: An Alphabet of Ships

Anyway. You've reviewed the list through at least Ghost Galleon, and I thank you for it. Do you see any further corrections needed in the rest? I can look. I stopped since I only found small inconsequential points. They were consequential to me. ;) Thank you, and my apologies for taking so long to ...
by WingedCat
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order
Replies: 88
Views: 22271

Re: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order

It's come up on the Discord, that severe jump intrusions are a high-odds slow death sentence. 2D+10% per day, over 7 days, comes out to a total of over 100% often enough that it's almost not worth rolling. One solution might be to make it 2D+5%. Another might be to let people do something about it: ...
by WingedCat
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Maintenance, Repairs, and construction
Replies: 28
Views: 2204

Re: Maintenance, Repairs, and construction

Not commenting on the rest of this for now, but replying since I think I know the answer to this bit. I always wondered that if the only difference between a class A starport and a class B starport was whether or not it could manufacture jump drives and install them - why one couldn't simply transpo...
by WingedCat
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order
Replies: 88
Views: 22271

Re: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order

Since there isn't a specific career entry for it, how are psionic characters meant to be handled in package-based chargen? One could use the Psion career in the Core book, and let the player make choices (instead of rolling for events et al) that come out to a rough equivalent of a career package. ...
by WingedCat
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order
Replies: 88
Views: 22271

Re: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order

Trying not to copy errata others have already posted... Page 44: "Pilot (spacecraft) 3...may perform two Piloting-related" - shouldn't this be "three Piloting-related"? For Narrative Events where the exact Effect matters, such as when it results in damage that must be rolled, is it Effect 0, Effect ...
by WingedCat
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Putting a self sufficient fighting force in a strange land
Replies: 62
Views: 5407

Re: Putting a self sufficient fighting force in a strange land

Who are you going to invade, that does not have even a rudimentary airforce or navy? I can think of many nations on Earth with no significant air force or navy to speak of. That said, "who are you going to invade" points to one of the main differences: in Traveller, many of the places one would wan...
by WingedCat
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Computer Software for Astrogation
Replies: 18
Views: 1601

Re: Computer Software for Astrogation

Thanks for the info! I'm glad to hear my characters aren't S.O.L. right from the start. Fortunately, this is a problem they can just throw money at. Do you just purchase a computer program with a set skill in Astrogation? Is that what Expert software is? Yes. As mentioned, they'll need Intellect (t...
by WingedCat
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Megafreighters
Replies: 115
Views: 9761

Re: Megafreighters

If you're looking for megafreighters, here is a fully automated one for your use, with a good cost/cargo-dton ratio. Yes, obviously, leading to that all countries on Earth being the same TL today. But that has not happened in the Imperium, somehow. I'd equate a third world nation being able to acqui...
by WingedCat
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller 2nd Edition Errata
Replies: 12
Views: 2617

Re: Traveller 2nd Edition Errata

High Guard page 77: what's the tonnage of planetoid results (8-12)? And do planetoids automatically change the ore type to "nickel iron planetoids" for the purpose of the Commodity Prices table on page 79? I've been going with, "8=10,000,000 tons, 9=100,000,000 tons, 10=1,000,000,000 tons, 11=10,000...
by WingedCat
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2e vehicle guide, or no-one at Mongoose can sail
Replies: 7
Views: 1145

Re: 2e vehicle guide, or no-one at Mongoose can sail

Maximum sailing speed is at least within the speed band of wind speed, yes? I'd use that as the ruling, even if it''s possible to go a bit beyond wind speed (and not necessarily - in fact, preferably not - only in the direction of the wind). For instance, if the wind is 30 kmph (Very Slow), you're n...
by WingedCat
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: An Alphabet of Ships
Replies: 68
Views: 12030

Re: An Alphabet of Ships

I've adopted your corrections (including where they necessitated changes to the deckplans) unless noted otherwise below. A week to refine? As noted in the post - though on review, that did seem a bit long, even as a noted weakness. Reduced to about half a week. Optimisation: The ship lacks Rad Shiel...
by WingedCat
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The futility of Pirates of Drinax?
Replies: 31
Views: 3362

Re: The futility of Pirates of Drinax?

One possibility: YTU becomes an ATU from the first scene of the campaign. Canon reflects what happened if King Oleb never went forward with the plan - if the party was never there. Another possibility: Drinax essentially became another clan - a way for humans to exist within the Hierate. The kingdom...
by WingedCat
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby
Replies: 75
Views: 11401

Re: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby

Always consider landing gear with your design if you intend to land your ship. An aesthetic touch, but one that so many people miss. Sensors are traditionally placed in the nose of the ship along with the avionics. I try to spread my sensors around the ship, to let the whole ship serve as a distrib...