Search found 104 matches

by Faelan Niall
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A Question about roleplaying and viewpoints
Replies: 24
Views: 4202

Re: A Question about roleplaying and viewpoints

I am assuming you are doing this with a long time group of players who actually trust you. If not Gamer Dudes response would be a very likely response especially amongst experienced gamers. With new gamers you often have a little more leeway regarding the flight response. My personal recommendations...
by Faelan Niall
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: top 100 spaceships from movies and TV
Replies: 9
Views: 1898

Re: top 100 spaceships from movies and TV

No mention of any of the vehicles in Space 1999 :( simply the best miniatures ever.
by Faelan Niall
Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What If?
Replies: 37
Views: 4229

Re: What If?

Thanks for the book recommendation, always looking for a good read. I go to book stores these days and keep finding myself picking up older stuff. I don't know if there is a glut of sci fi/fantasy these days or if so much of it is just poorly written, that trying to find the gems is almost not worth...
by Faelan Niall
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What If?
Replies: 37
Views: 4229

Re: What If?

Consider The X-Men comic. You happily accept that a man can shoot a ray carrying about 2 gigawatts of power per second out of his eyes, or that a man can alter magnetic fields to create an unbreakable forcefield about his body. Strangely enough this question was central to a fantasy setting I am wo...
by Faelan Niall
Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What If?
Replies: 37
Views: 4229

Re: What If?

Alex thanks for both this and the Psionics thread. I don't have much time to post in detail or argue back and forth, but I noticed a long time ago that Traveler suffered from the "Hard Sci Fi Only" syndrome amongst many fans. I never approached it from that viewpoint playing it in the late 70's earl...
by Faelan Niall
Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: A Question about roleplaying and viewpoints
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: A Question about roleplaying and viewpoints

Several possibilities and it all depends on the characters history and skills. 1) We have been transported to the past before the cataclysm. 2) We have been transported to the distant future. 3) This is a complex illusion my friend is still being dragged under by some monster. 4) Kill the monster an...
by Faelan Niall
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: unmanned jump ships (Q for GMs)
Replies: 85
Views: 12615

Re: unmanned jump ships (Q for GMs)

Really I don't care how realiable something is, **** breaks. It breaks when you absolutely don't want it to, it breaks especially if you have a back up, and that back up does not necessarily work. Call it Murphys law, call it whatever you want, things simply break, and nine times out of ten you are ...
by Faelan Niall
Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: unmanned jump ships (Q for GMs)
Replies: 85
Views: 12615

Re: unmanned jump ships (Q for GMs)

Honestly I don't see a problem with having automated jump ships, mechanically speaking that is. I mean logically you could have an advanced program handle things that are routine. That is where the problem comes in for me. No one is going to risk a 100Mcr ship on the basis of everything going well a...
by Faelan Niall
Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial Laws of War
Replies: 21
Views: 3986

Re: Imperial Laws of War

I would agree with all your points if the Imperium had instant communication (and even then some of them are just not economically viable options). It does not, and because of the limitations imposed by this lack it is necessary to have a loose hand in ruling it. Those further away from the center o...
by Faelan Niall
Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Swords
Replies: 10
Views: 2184

Re: Swords

Sorry I could not get past the first couple of pages because of the bad information being presented. 1. His friendly swordsmen who informed him that swords are commonly bent for either left or right handed use was smoking something seriously hallucinogenic. The only place it could possibly come from...
by Faelan Niall
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Precise Attacks in Legend?
Replies: 16
Views: 2561

Re: Precise Attacks in Legend?

Legend is a very gritty and some what realistic system. It is extremely difficult to lay someone out without inflicting real harm. If the hit does not do real damage the fall can. Regardless any head hit is a life threatening hit, even when you try to soften the hit with a sap, or something similar,...
by Faelan Niall
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Enchanted Items
Replies: 23
Views: 5493

Sorry, that was all I had on it. It really is very flexible, and can easily be adjusted to fit the setting it is being used in. I have continued to develop the setting I was working on which inspired this, but mostly as an Open D6 setting though I have continued to tinker with it for MRQ2. When I ha...
by Faelan Niall
Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Enchanted Items
Replies: 23
Views: 5493

Thanks. @ImaTarget: I will dig up my last draft. I decided to switch systems for the setting I was working, since D6 is now OGL and a lot less crunchy. Though I still really like MRQ2, I am not actively working on too much for it at this time. I found myself writing way to much crunch to get it to f...
by Faelan Niall
Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Opposed rolls
Replies: 7
Views: 1522

Obviously everyone is free to play the version of RQ that they want (and I for one am going to uber-mod it) - however, just to be sure I am reading the rules right - doesn't the description of the Trollkin Fight seem to indicate the Attacking and Parrying is task based rather than opposed rolls? I ...
by Faelan Niall
Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: 1H weapon styles?
Replies: 43
Views: 5270

Who said holding the hand up gives you any balance to your stance, it only assists balance while in the process of lunge or fleche. Sorry, it is one of the commonly held myths. This is not the first I have had this conversation. The hand is held high as it is supposed too encourage the adoption of ...
by Faelan Niall
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: 1H weapon styles?
Replies: 43
Views: 5270

The off hand is used for balance during fleche or a lunge when it is extended backward - normally kept curved upward behind the head away from stray hits with the epee or foil (which smarts like mad if you get caught across the knuckles.) Part of holding the arm back also helps with presenting a sm...
by Faelan Niall
Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Opposed rolls
Replies: 7
Views: 1522

I don't see anything specific to suggest that they are not opposed rolls. All the levels of success are available in an opposed roll. Both can fail, succeed, or critically succeed or fail. I have used the rules for opposed skills in combat since I got MRQ2. If you did not use them what is the point ...
by Faelan Niall
Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: 1H weapon styles?
Replies: 43
Views: 5270

Also - the standard stance in fencing is to keep the off hand way back. Actually no. It is held at the ready somewhat tucked to the side. The only time it readily moves back is in the lunge. The only time you will see the hand back as part of a "stance" is in stage fencing, and even then only if yo...
by Faelan Niall
Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: More RQ Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2510

cerebro wrote:Oh, come on guys. The only martial art demostration were the teacher does not need to be present is Aikido.
I am assuming you are being sarcastic, otherwise I have plenty of friends who would be more than willing to show you the error of your statement.
by Faelan Niall
Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: More RQ Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2510

Re: More RQ Questions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-kw1KBU2ps&oref=http%3A%2F%2Fanswers.yahoo.com%2Fquestion%2Findex%3Fqid%3D20100422135226AAnuFrB&has_verified=1 Nice one MP. I have not seen that one before, but a great example because of it being a linear example with environmental aspects, such as cars, people not ...