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by Ursus Maior
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New to Traveller... questions
Replies: 37
Views: 7176

Re: New to Traveller... questions

Anti-tank rifles were certainly a thing at TL6 Unfortunately CSC puts anti-materiel rifles at TL7 and gives them a magazine capacity of "1". Sometimes I think authors should ask around in the community, before they write such things. Anyway, CSC-conform would be a bolt-action rifle firing heavy amm...
by Ursus Maior
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 604
Views: 203456

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

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 suite and the shine (no Aslan travellers here) and you’re good to go. Incidentally, the luxury suite comes in at 10 dtons, the sa...
by Ursus Maior
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 604
Views: 203456

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 Ursus Maior
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 604
Views: 203456

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Excellent news, thank you!
by Ursus Maior
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 604
Views: 203456

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. Aft...
by Ursus Maior
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw - Now in Stock!
Replies: 77
Views: 41760

Re: Behind the Claw - Now in Stock!

Alas, there is help for you in Pirates of Drinax Vol. 2, which covers all of the Trojan Reach sector, including Dpres subsector and has a full column (i. e. 1/2 page) on Thalassa.
by Ursus Maior
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw - Now in Stock!
Replies: 77
Views: 41760

Re: Behind the Claw - Now in Stock!

None of the Thalassas known are in Deneb or Spinward Marches sectors, so what has been said counts for all of them: https://wiki.travellerrpg.com/Thalassa_(world)
by Ursus Maior
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 604
Views: 203456

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

That might have been the original idea, but I can see a few good reasons not to go with it: Using Hroal that many times would be narratively awkward (he'd be figuring into three adventures by default), and would also cause an issue if he was eliminated (somewhat likely in ToS) in one of the stories...
by Ursus Maior
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 604
Views: 203456

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

I sent six 300 ton Oghman Raiders (from Makergod) with 8 fighters to scare them off, but it didn't work – they charged in. With some unusually clever tactic (keeping at Very Long range, good for Particle accelerators, bad for pulse lasers) they triumphed. We just used the very same ships during "Pr...
by Ursus Maior
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drinaxian Compnaion
Replies: 29
Views: 6723

Re: Drinaxian Compnaion

I think so too. The book could use a bit moving around some pages and adding more bookmarks in the PDF, I think. Back to errata: Rorix Command Vessel, p. 191: The ship is missing entries on "Software" completely. Cestion Strike Boat, p. 195. The ship is missing entries on "Software" completely. Also...
by Ursus Maior
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 604
Views: 203456

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Mentioning Hroal Irontooth’s psion accomplice, is it possible some mistake was made in the writing and Dai Kinnear was supposed to be the Psion and her Aslan captain actually be Hroal? I was wondering the same thing. After all, an Aslan outcast pirate and his psion accomplice is a specific set-up. ...
by Ursus Maior
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 604
Views: 203456

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

I have a different problem with the PDFs: Some pages are layed out in such a way that the text crosses into the ornamental bars beneath. That makes about the lower 1/8th of the page illegible. It's plain weird, too.
by Ursus Maior
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: maneuver drives no fuel?
Replies: 30
Views: 4560

Re: maneuver drives no fuel?

Yes, it is. I'm just not used to space and atmospheres change a lot of things. I get stupid too, sometimes.
by Ursus Maior
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pioneer Class Scout for Roll20 and VTT
Replies: 6
Views: 2836

Re: Pioneer Class Scout for Roll20 and VTT

Someday I have got to learn how to get this stuff set up in Roll20. Unless VTT is available for Mac now... I fail at that, too. I'd be happy to get some hints and learn new tricks. We're doing an almost weekly game of Pirates of Drinax these days and it's a blast. But I'd like to integrate maps more.
by Ursus Maior
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: maneuver drives no fuel?
Replies: 30
Views: 4560

Re: maneuver drives no fuel?

This contra-grav or anti-grav technology is why I sometimes struggle with large ships in Traveller. It feels strange to imagine a dreadnought being as fast as the Sindalian Harrier from Pirates of Drinax. On the other hand, I can live with that, since it's supported throughout both the system and th...
by Ursus Maior
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drinaxian Compnaion
Replies: 29
Views: 6723

Re: Drinaxian Compnaion

Yes, I was wondering about that, too. The adventure PDFs are interrupting the first set of rumours from the last and the following Central Supply Catalogue. That looks like a bad insertion during edit.
by Ursus Maior
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drinaxian Compnaion
Replies: 29
Views: 6723

Re: Drinaxian Compnaion

You bet I will! But my group is only 2/3 through Honour Among Thieves, so the Rorix can wait. I'm thinking about including one in The Treasure of Sindal. I'm waiting for Shadows of Sindal to decide what's going to happen when and if, though.
by Ursus Maior
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drinaxian Compnaion
Replies: 29
Views: 6723

Re: Drinaxian Compnaion

Page 195, the Cestion Strike Boat: The fluff text box speaks of gunners, but the crew roster mentions none. Also, a captain is named in the fluff, but not in the roster, although an astrogator is listed, but not named in fluff. Additionally, it's called a boat and consequently has not j-drive. It al...
by Ursus Maior
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drinaxian Compnaion
Replies: 29
Views: 6723

Re: Drinaxian Compnaion

That is strange, a previously released PDF version named the ship 'Marduk Lightfoot'. The sentence goes: "Maris has secured the services of the Marduk Lightfoot , [...]" It seems a still older version made it into the Drinaxian Companion? Man, I hope the Companion gets updated as a PDF and the print...
by Ursus Maior
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Player Locator
Replies: 367
Views: 362252

Re: Traveller Player Locator

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