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by ieqo
Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: material from the original Alien movie
Replies: 7
Views: 1696

Re: material from the original Alien movie

Decades ago, someone made a Traveller adventure that was definitely ALIEN influenced including three stages of development. I wish I could remember where I read it,. Most like one of many Traveller magazines. The classic adventures The Chamax Plague and its sequel, The Chamax Horde were stated as A...
by ieqo
Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Justifying Starport Class
Replies: 59
Views: 6794

Re: Justifying Starport Class

As you said in your OP: 70s-era random generation schemes sometimes give you bizarre results. One exercise I find useful is ask why. You can come with some fascinating setting details that your players will love (or ignore) that way.
by ieqo
Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Justifying Starport Class
Replies: 59
Views: 6794

Re: Justifying Starport Class

Or tiny islands in the Pacific in the 1930s which, despite no indigenous or aboriginal inhabitants, boast fairly sophisticated infrastructure to support the PanAm China Clippers. :-)
by ieqo
Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Justifying Starport Class
Replies: 59
Views: 6794

Re: Justifying Starport Class

The justification (weak as it is at times) tends to gravitate toward supporting trade routes (since trade is what keeps the Imperium alive RealWorld Example : the Panama Canal Zone), front-loaded investment toward future development (which may or may not ever be realized), great expectations regardi...
by ieqo
Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Need some help with houseruling some things
Replies: 17
Views: 2132

Re: Need some help with houseruling some things

G:T had the cost and tonnages for provisions and though I don't have those precise numbers committed to memory, I do recall that it was trivial: something on the order of 100+ man-weeks fitting into one dton. As for resupply in the Wild, you probably want to look at the task descriptions for the Sur...
by ieqo
Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How Do You Like Your Vehicles Grouped?
Replies: 13
Views: 1883

Re: How Do You Like Your Vehicles Grouped?

Ideally I like them grouped by role, then sorted by TL.
by ieqo
Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Watchdog Picket from T&G
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Re: Watchdog Picket from T&G

Not a fan of those cramped halfsize staterooms, eh? :-) Looking at it, I'd say don't touch the extended array; sensors are the thing's mission, after all. You can free up tonnage by fully compacting the M-drive (since it is a TL13 ship), and dump the low berths (pickets don't take prisoners and sinc...