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by PottsBr
Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:28 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Telekinetic powers ........
Replies: 33
Views: 9647

As scanning an individual without his/her permission was a crime, and against Psycorp rules, the threat was good enough. Even if the Minbari had not been powerful enough to block the scan, they would have detected it, and that would have been enough to arrest Bester. Bester's mission was pressing, s...
by PottsBr
Mon Aug 16, 2004 7:35 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Raghesh SyncStation
Replies: 13
Views: 3916

Orbiting a planet is like learning to fly in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. You fall, but miss the ground. During the orbit, you are being accelerated towards the center of mass of the object you are orbiting. If you were a stationary object, SPLAT!! However, if you have enough forward velocity, ...
by PottsBr
Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:21 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Best season for ships?
Replies: 5
Views: 1798

We almost never get to see the Nova in combat. The only scene I can think of is the confrontation between the Prometheus and the Grey Council's ship at the beginning of the Earth/Minbari War. There was a Nova present at that encounter, and possibly two (it was unclear as sometimes they showed two Hy...
by PottsBr
Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:37 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Centauri Source Book
Replies: 13
Views: 3768

while the Minbari book contradicts at some points the series' canon, It does? Where? I don't recall anything that contradicted the series (though it has been a while since I last read it). I have not read the entire Minbari book yet. The only thing I specifically remember is that the series and the...
by PottsBr
Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Centauri Source Book
Replies: 13
Views: 3768

My own view of the Centauri has always been that they resemble the culture of Renaissance Italy. You see the same politicking, emphasis on decoration, and even a fondness for poison. For an idea of what the Centauri are like, think about the times of Leonardo De Vinci or Romeo and Juliet (which even...
by PottsBr
Fri Aug 06, 2004 2:19 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: The Techno-Mage?
Replies: 31
Views: 10794

I would not allow characters to multi-class into the Technomage base class. If they wanted to become a technomage after initial character creation, they would have to take the Prestige Class instead. I believe that is what it is for.
by PottsBr
Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:42 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Who thinks they'll be last to get "No Surrender,No Retr
Replies: 19
Views: 6411

Well, let's see. I ordered mine from Amazon.com on June 10, 2004. This is their current estimate from my account... Shipping estimate: Aug 27, 2004 - Sept 10, 2004 Delivery estimate: Sept 1, 2004 - Sept 21, 2004 1 of: No Surrender No Retreat: A Babylon 5 Rpg Supplement [Paperback] By: Mongoose Publi...
by PottsBr
Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:52 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: No Surrender, No Retreat - Release Date?
Replies: 64
Views: 20826

Hey Dag'Nabbit

If you know that is what is going to happen, why not just change the order to ship to Texas. Then it will be witing for you when you get home.
by PottsBr
Sat Jul 31, 2004 9:29 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Telekinetic powers ........
Replies: 33
Views: 9647

The command staff was notified of Bester's imminent arrival seven hours before he got there, so maybe, if they held him up in customs, 8 hours before the meeting. That means they had 8 hours to brief the captain, come up with the idea, contact Delenn, and gather the telepaths. Also keep in mind that...
by PottsBr
Sat Jul 31, 2004 6:16 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Telekinetic powers ........
Replies: 33
Views: 9647

I have to say that I was very surprised that they could scare up that many Minbari telepaths on that short notice. How many Minbari are on the station anyway? I'm not sure how many were in the room, but I think one for each member of the command staff. That would have to have been four or five? If M...
by PottsBr
Fri Jul 30, 2004 2:31 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Telekinetic powers ........
Replies: 33
Views: 9647

Having watched the series all the way through several times, I can not remember any instance in which the Psi rating of a non-human telepath was ever mentioned. There were only two instances in which a human and alien telepath confronted eachother. The incident with Bester and the Minbari was one. W...
by PottsBr
Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:08 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Names
Replies: 25
Views: 8392

Either that, or we see nothing but female Pak'ma'ra with the male riding on her back. This is a non-human, and alien species. which may not be equivalent to any animal group on Earth. We should not assume that the larger and more visible Pak'ma'ra are the males. Hopefully the League book will tell u...
by PottsBr
Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:20 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Names
Replies: 25
Views: 8392

Given that the hump on the back of the Pak'ma'ra is not actually a hump, but rather its mate, the dual name is not surprising. This is likely not one name, but two, one for each Pak'ma'ra. A Pak'ma'ra without a mate (if there is such a thing) probably only has one name.
by PottsBr
Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:20 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Names
Replies: 25
Views: 8392

I think the titles preceed family names, Ambassidor Molari, Lord Refa, Emperor Molari, etc. Londo probably would have been Lord Molari if he did not have the title ambassidor to trump it. The thing that I have to wonder about is Emperor Cartagia and Emperor Turhan. If this is a family name, wouldn't...
by PottsBr
Tue Jul 27, 2004 9:46 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Names
Replies: 25
Views: 8392

The Centauri book has a section about the noble houses which includes all of the major families. It does not, unfortunately, include any of the less significant houses. Some Centauri names from the series include Men Londo Vir Carn Kiron Urza Turhan Cartagia Durano Vitari Vol Jano Women Adira Aria D...
by PottsBr
Tue Jul 27, 2004 9:23 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Names
Replies: 25
Views: 8392

I guess with such squintly little eyes, I'm still amazed they can see out of them at all, it was thought that an entire book would be too much and cause much eye strain and suffering. Now the Centauri, who have great big eyes and a great big book, have no need of a separate document on naming oursel...
by PottsBr
Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: PDF publications?
Replies: 36
Views: 10731

While I would love to have PDF versions of the books myself, I can very quickly see why Mongoose would be reluctant to release them in that format. They would very quickly be posted to the web and pirating and illegal copying would be rampant. Mongoose would probably end up losing a lot of money on ...
by PottsBr
Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:14 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Spaceship Combat Actions question
Replies: 10
Views: 2871

I have an issue with the original target providing cover for the later targets. Cover works because it can absorb the hit for you by getting in the way, but you've already missed the cover or you wouldn't be worried about hitting the friendly on the other side. Also, if the friendly were directly in...
by PottsBr
Tue Jul 20, 2004 3:23 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Alternate Defense Values
Replies: 18
Views: 4570

The thing to realize is that this is not a comic book. If you stand there, ignoring the fire, you'll be shot and killed. No mystical field is going to deflect the PPG blast away from you (unless you're a Techno-Mage). Now some higher level characters, particularly those with High bonuses, might not ...
by PottsBr
Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:38 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Spaceship Combat Actions question
Replies: 10
Views: 2871

Agreed, the target lock is going to be something the computer does. The pilot just has to line it up. Once you have that lock, it will stay locked until something happens to break the lock. In a fighter duel, I would allow pilots to try and break the lock by flying evasively. Ship sensors will alert...