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by Ursus Maior
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 606
Views: 206274

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Paying off people in the know maybe not. But EM signals propagate freely in all directions. This is a threat to the 'Theev operation' growing exponantially with every stron radio transmission sent out, with every jump signature generated and with every passing year. So any clean-up will cost exponan...
by Ursus Maior
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 606
Views: 206274

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

I have come to think about the pirate world of Theev. Of course, all my ideas are in anticipation, what my players might come up with. I try to keep this spoiler-free, but it might not work out for everyone. So please, feel free to moderate or not read. Now, everyone who ran Pirates of Drinax knows,...
by Ursus Maior
Sat May 30, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dinaxian Companion
Replies: 10
Views: 3136

Re: Dinaxian Companion

Inside you will find: • Guidance on running the campaign with new perspectives and schemes the Travellers can attempt. • A complete Assets and Factions system, allowing the Travellers to build a network of havens and supporting organisations across the sector. • A detailed look at the nature of pir...
by Ursus Maior
Tue May 19, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hop Drives and Skip Drives
Replies: 7
Views: 2737

Re: Hop Drives and Skip Drives

Thanks for the clarification! Sounds like a game changer and definitely interesting.
by Ursus Maior
Mon May 18, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How To Play Traveller RPG Online With Roll20
Replies: 4
Views: 3058

Re: How To Play Traveller RPG Online With Roll20

I second that! I currently have a Pirates of Drinax campaign runnint on Roll20 and could use deck plans that integrate neatly in to the software. I know, there are deck plans for core book and HG2 ships, but it's a pain to extract them into a usable format and implement them into Roll20. Doing this ...
by Ursus Maior
Mon May 18, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hop Drives and Skip Drives
Replies: 7
Views: 2737

Re: Hop Drives and Skip Drives

Just to clarify for me as someone who has not yet read JTAS Vol. 6: The hop drive technology still uses the standard jump length of around 7 days?
by Ursus Maior
Tue May 05, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Portable Low Passage
Replies: 8
Views: 3846

Re: Portable Low Passage

Neat idea! High Efficiency Batteries (TL12) hold 60 points of power per dton, while 10 low berths take 1 power point per round and emergency low berths take 1 power point for 4 berths. A portable system might be somewhere in between and less energy efficient since it's supposedly a single berth per ...
by Ursus Maior
Mon May 04, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 606
Views: 206274

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

I read on the main page's release schedule that a Drinax Companion is due to be released this month. Is this still on track? I'd like to implement it as much as possible, as we just started to play. But currently we're playing weekly. So, if there is a delay, I might need to defer some plot lines th...
by Ursus Maior
Mon May 04, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 606
Views: 206274

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Holographic implies three dimensional projection, presumably at a rather limited range not much beyond a couple of metres from the hull, maybe less, maybe more, that fools shipboard sensors. I thought about this for a while and actually like the concept very much. I will rule for my game that one c...
by Ursus Maior
Mon May 04, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mayday, mayday! Traveller Day 2020 Event
Replies: 11
Views: 3738

Re: Mayday, mayday! Traveller Day 2020 Event

I appreciated the interviews very much, thanks for the links!
by Ursus Maior
Sat May 02, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 606
Views: 206274

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Hmmm... this is not how I imagined the holographic projector, but it certainly would change things, if the Harrier could appear, let's say as a Free Trader or (mostly) any other 200 dton vessel.
by Ursus Maior
Sat May 02, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mayday, mayday! Traveller Day 2020 Event
Replies: 11
Views: 3738

Re: Mayday, mayday! Traveller Day 2020 Event

Do you have a channel where this went up and is archived? I had to miss the live stream, but I would like to watch it today or tomorrow.
by Ursus Maior
Sat May 02, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 606
Views: 206274

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

It can do a bit more, but not a lot. The shape will always remain the same and the Harrier is a unique ship in 1105, very likely the last of her class to fly. It's not really easy to hide that from everybody. And it's rather easy to track her back to Drinax. There are not a lot former users of the c...
by Ursus Maior
Fri May 01, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 606
Views: 206274

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

and the freighter and its crew may not even be able to pass any meaningful information along to the authorities afterward! Well, except that it was a one-of-a-kind ship class. Honestly, the holographic hull I find not very impressive. The Harrier is a stealth attack craft that can change it's visua...
by Ursus Maior
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 606
Views: 206274

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

I understand your concerns about the particle weapon completely and yes, the Harrier class is actually a ship of war and not perfectly suited for piracy, although it can do that, too. It does have a rather small cargo bay for pirated goods. And then there the fact that it's extremely expensive to re...
by Ursus Maior
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spying on the Zhodani
Replies: 13
Views: 3450

Re: Spying on the Zhodani

Well, there is definitely a machine controlling power available to some psions.
by Ursus Maior
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spying on the Zhodani
Replies: 13
Views: 3450

Re: Spying on the Zhodani

Condottiere wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:51 pm
I'd infiltrate robots to get human intelligence.
Interesting choice, skin jobs are definitely possible. But wouldn't they be quite obvious to Zhodani, since they don't give any return, when telepathy is used on them?
by Ursus Maior
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spying on the Zhodani
Replies: 13
Views: 3450

Re: Spying on the Zhodani

I think it's in the Psionics chapter of the core rulebook or a nother chapter on psi-tech, where it's mentioned that official diplomats are allowed to use psi-shields when operating in the Consulate. But other people need permits from the Zhodani government. Now, since corruption seems rather low in...
by Ursus Maior
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World Lookup Tool for Pirates of Drinax
Replies: 9
Views: 4520

Re: World Lookup Tool for Pirates of Drinax

Hi there! Is this file still available? The Dropbox link appears to be dead. I'm compilating my own Excel file right now, but I'd like to take a look at other GM's work. If only for the sake of saving time.
by Ursus Maior
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Freelance Traveller] May/June 2020 Posted!
Replies: 5
Views: 2874

Re: [Freelance Traveller] May/June 2020 Posted!

Excellent! I've been waiting for the article on Jump Masking and Interstellar Courses for a while now. By the way, did the author or one of the users here already do the math on the jump shadow the super-massive black hole at the center of our galaxy would/should produce? The black hole is about 4.1...