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by Old School
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Pirates of Drinax Reprint
Replies: 34
Views: 3258

Re: Travellers Needed - Pirates of Drinax Reprint

In other words, nothing that requires a layout change, right? Here's some random, minor errata that I could remember off the top of my head: Book 1: Page 58: Hroal's fleet references a 300-ton Bug Class Salvage Hauler. I believe this is an artifact from the 1st Ed version, as no stats are given for ...
by Old School
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Solomani Front
Replies: 17
Views: 1975

Re: The Solomani Front

Dude, you're like a kid on a car trip. Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

I'm sure Matt appreciates your enthusiasm!
by Old School
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mercenary Kickstarter - 5 Days Left!
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Mercenary Kickstarter - 5 Days Left!

Shows you how much I know.
by Old School
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mercenary Kickstarter - 5 Days Left!
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Mercenary Kickstarter - 5 Days Left!

I really hope the project can get to that next stretch goal, “Mercenaries of Charted Space”, but it might be a long shot.
by Old School
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Computer questions
Replies: 12
Views: 813

Re: Ship Computer questions

Your game, your rules. What is logical on its own merit and what makes for good game play are only slightly correlated. And MJD isn't one to let rulebooks limit him on what he does in his Traveller books. To address the original question, I have little doubt there is a more elegant way to address co...
by Old School
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Computer questions
Replies: 12
Views: 813

Re: Ship Computer questions

Two of the Element Cruisers show a Core/100 and Core/90. One (oddly, the smallest) shows Core/100 X 2. Even though the Amara class shows a Core/90 as the second computer, the Deepnight Revelation is described as having the two main computers from its original life as an Amara class cruiser, plus a t...
by Old School
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Computer questions
Replies: 12
Views: 813

Re: Ship Computer questions

You could house-rule that large ships can have several concurrent computers, coordinated by a Core computer? Is it still has a house rule when MJD has already done it? The Element Cruisers and the Deepnight Revelation box sets feature capital ships running concurrent computers, and in a couple of c...
by Old School
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Astrogation check
Replies: 26
Views: 5051

Re: Astrogation check

Astrogation task verification is not considered at all in MgT2. Mongoose is a complete different mechanic from T5. T is full of convoluted ideas that bog down gameplay.
by Old School
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation - GMs Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 11922

Re: Deepnight Revelation - GMs Thread

I was thinking this too. I was also thinking about making a fan site with a collection of DNR resources like this. I don't know if people would be interested in contributing to something like that or not. The TAS rules prohibit software ( :( ) but I don't think web resource like a blog or wiki woul...
by Old School
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation - GMs Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 11922

Re: Deepnight Revelation - GMs Thread

I had a thought that a “Personalities of Deepnight Revelation” would make &for a good TAS product. Lots of fleshed out. pCs that the referee could insert along the way as needed.
by Old School
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rent a vehicle
Replies: 15
Views: 644

Re: Rent a vehicle

Will this work on a dustball outback world with a class D starport? Maybe not
but as everyone knows, such places are where the action is. If you’re on a more civilized world, its a heck of a lot easier to just take an Uber.
by Old School
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rent a vehicle
Replies: 15
Views: 644

Re: Rent a vehicle

Something along the lines of an air raft might not be rented to just anyone. Aircraft charter, including pilot, might be a more likely model. Owners of such an expensive small vehicle won't entrust it to just anyone.
by Old School
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Trade codes for non main worlds
Replies: 15
Views: 648

Re: Trade codes for non main worlds

Spec trade is a tough campaign, because with RAW the profits are so enormous. Unfortunately you have to put barriers in the way to avoid bloat, especially with high value goods. So anywhere, mainworld or not, that is generating precious metals, or radioactives, or whatever, why would they sell to an...
by Old School
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Monetary system?
Replies: 11
Views: 1570

Re: Monetary system?

I certainly hope that the Third Imperium sourcebook, which is due this year, will talk about that. A worthy endeavor, but also A lot of pressure to put on Mr. Griffin. He’d probably starting from scratch given the nonsense and contradictions that are in previous publications, and I doubt it’s possi...
by Old School
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Monetary system?
Replies: 11
Views: 1570

Re: Monetary system?

I agree with Phavoc’s comments on the prior thread: the wiki comments regarding banking when information speed is largely limited to travel speed is bunk. Such problems can and historically have been overcome. A ship or individual outrunning their banking information is a real issue, but not an insu...
by Old School
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Adzling’s Guide to Chasing Starships
Replies: 18
Views: 2425

Re: Adzling’s Guide to Chasing Starships

Traveller has always essentially ignored the the "spaceships as kinetic energy planet killers" angle. Its slightly ridiculous, but I suppose every science fiction universe has its holes. Nukes seem silly given the technology to sling mass around. A couple tons of of mass accelerated for 40 minutes a...
by Old School
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low Passage rules query
Replies: 22
Views: 3430

Re: Low Passage rules query

My house rule is a routine 6+ check. Using the tradition 8+ check, low passage would be a seldom used means of travel, suitable only for emergencies. The Traveller / Dumarest trope of people dying in low passage doesn’t make any sense. People just aren’t that suicidal. Also, anyone other than a trai...
by Old School
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Adzling’s Guide to Chasing Starships
Replies: 18
Views: 2425

Re: Adzling’s Guide to Chasing Starships

The companion also has more detailed rules for time in jump and also distance from destination when exiting jump. Have used them a couple of times and found they didn’t make a huge difference. There are also some rules for detecting/guessing the destination of another ship when it jumps out. It’s me...
by Old School
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jump Transit Times
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

Re: Jump Transit Times

I usually use:

https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculat ... _v_a_t.php

1G of acceleration is 9.8m/s^2
by Old School
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Shadows of Sindal Thread (Spoilers)
Replies: 16
Views: 2850

Re: Shadows of Sindal Thread (Spoilers)

paltrysum wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:52 pm
I must have an empathetic group.
Tactical Officer Grimsbold, Imperial Treasure Ship Martin II. KIA by Pirates in the Trojan Reach, 1105.