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by Old School
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 606
Views: 226731

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: 606
Views: 226731

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: 606
Views: 226731

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: 2152

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: 4419

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: 3880

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: 3880

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.
by Old School
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Leadership
Replies: 20
Views: 4419

Re: Leadership

Our house rule, which works well for our group, is that a leadership check is a significant action, but it can be hasted to a minor action with DM -2. All boons must be distributed immediately, but the actual skill check when the boon is used can be in later combat rounds (i.e. when the order is ex...
by Old School
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prevalence of military vets among PCs
Replies: 16
Views: 3880

Re: Prevalence of military vets among PCs

My campaigns might punish a traveller with no combat ability, although it could certainly be done. Our style tends to lead to a lot of military and agent types. Probably 2/3 are military, scout, or agent, although that includes 5 term characters with only one or two military terms. But even the dipl...
by Old School
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Leadership
Replies: 20
Views: 4419

Re: Leadership

George, good questions. I've refereed a lot of Traveller, but I'll admit this doesn't come that often. My players have likely significantly underused this feature of the combat system. First, combat is one of many circumstances that one could use a leadership skill check. That said, your questions p...
by Old School
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Official Traveller Core Rulebook Update
Replies: 29
Views: 10852

Re: Official Traveller Core Rulebook Update

Matthew, I've been critical of errata not being corrected, so it's only fair that I acknowledge the update: Thank you! All the changes look good to me.

(now do the same for Highguard) :D

cheers!
by Old School
Sat May 30, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: NASA SpaceX Launch
Replies: 14
Views: 5358

Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Thanks. A little bit of a bummer. We scrapped the boat plan, because we would have had to drive the boat through thunderstorms to get to the viewing area. So we watched the launch from the dock about twenty miles away. Close enough to hear it, though. It was already out of sight before the sound rea...
by Old School
Fri May 29, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw - Poster Map Size
Replies: 2
Views: 2335

Re: Behind the Claw - Poster Map Size

More curious to know if Mongoose still plans to fix the poor quality of the PDF of said poster.
by Old School
Fri May 29, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: NASA SpaceX Launch
Replies: 14
Views: 5358

Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Not to brag, but if Saturday’s launch is a go, I’ll be watching from a boat a few miles from the launch pad. Very excited!
by Old School
Fri May 29, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society Volume 6 - Now on Sale!
Replies: 6
Views: 3400

Re: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society Volume 6 - Now on Sale!

No one is asking you to undercut retailers. We’re asking for a bundled price. That’s not undercutting anyone, as it results in a larger sale. I am very sorry, but that is not the way a retailer might look at it and they might be right to think that way :( Hey man, its your business. No need to apol...
by Old School
Mon May 25, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society Volume 6 - Now on Sale!
Replies: 6
Views: 3400

Re: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society Volume 6 - Now on Sale!

No one is asking you to undercut retailers. We’re asking for a bundled price. That’s not undercutting anyone, as it results in a larger sale.
by Old School
Sun May 24, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Better Grav Vehicles For Starships
Replies: 23
Views: 8274

Re: Better Grav Vehicles For Starships

One issue I have with the vehicle rules is that if you look at how large one “space” is, passenger seating takes up Way more space than it should. Unfortunately Mongoose has chosen a vehicle presentation template that doesn’t break down space and cost like the ship template does, but if I design a v...
by Old School
Sat May 09, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Heroforge "Traveller" minis
Replies: 6
Views: 4885

Re: Heroforge "Traveller" minis

Good stuff! I didn’t know full color hero forge was available.
by Old School
Wed May 06, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: History/Overview
Replies: 13
Views: 3624

Re: History/Overview

Does something material in the history change between MgT1 and MgT2? If not, whats wrong with just using what you have from MgT1? Why would it not suffice?
by Old School
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 10
Views: 3485

Re: Deepnight Revelation

The kickstarter updates have mentioned that they are ahead of schedule on writing, editing, and layout, but are concerned that art might be slow coming in. But overall they see, to have maintained a good pace.