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by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Research Lab Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1652

Re: Research Lab Question

I'd have to agree with the 'different tech' problem, but that in itself suggests the need for a smaller ship sent to carry out a 'forensic recon' study. Identifying which particular style of Ancient tech is present at, say, the Blackwater dig on Inthe before committing a full-scale, expensively-equi...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: (JD) Summary Executions
Replies: 7
Views: 4294

Re: (JD) Summary Executions

Traitors can be summararily executed in wartime. When out in the Cursed Earth Judges seem to be sanctioned to do this as well. Off hand I can only think of a single occassion in the strips when Dredd executes a citizen in the Meg after arrest in peace time and that was for Mass Murder. Note 'Citize...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low lottery
Replies: 25
Views: 3399

Re: Low lottery

People who resort to the 'meat locker' mode of space travel are either a) desperate to get the *%$@ out of the star system or b) flat broke. They have little or no choice when it comes to the survival check - and if they don't survive the defrosting sequence, they can't lodge a complaint with the ca...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would you do IF...?
Replies: 33
Views: 5185

Re: What would you do IF...?

"No official setting"... I still have the majority of the GDW and Games Workshop-licensed books I bought back in the 80s, and the 3rd Imperium is a pervasive element of almost all of them. I'm not just talking about the 'Library Data' books, either. :( So, no official setting? That's a possible aven...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: LucasFilm purchased by Disney for $4 Billion
Replies: 17
Views: 2484

Re: LucasFilm purchased by Disney for $4 Billion

Han Solo won't get to shoot Greedo first in the cantina. Why? First, being in a cantina would send the wrong message about drinking. :shock: Second, seeing an ugly bug-man creature getting vaporised would upset the anti-gun lobby. And let's not forget that people will never, ever get seriously hurt ...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: govermental views on psionics
Replies: 11
Views: 1989

Re: govermental views on psionics

Does the Solomani aliens book discuss this? Haven't read it yet. Seems to me they are just as likely to regard Psionics as yet more evidence of the superior capabilities of the human species, and also to be symapthetic to the Zhodani as fellow enemies of the Imperium. Maybe they would... but it's a...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: govermental views on psionics
Replies: 11
Views: 1989

Re: govermental views on psionics

The Imperium does indeed have a 'Psi Corps' that isn't acknowledged, referred to in official documents, or even spoken about. The Operative in the movie Serenity is a similar case: "You've got maximum security clearance... but there's no name listed?" "Of course. I have no name, because -- like this...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Bubblegum Crises
Replies: 13
Views: 4863

Re: Bubblegum Crises

Given the way a lot of my early Traveller adventures went, I'd have to vote for the "Dirty Pair", especially the Adam Warren manga stories. Kei and Yuri usually complete their assignments, but the city/space station/arcology/planet they were sent to is left a total ruin...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sad Babylon 5 News - Michael O'Hare RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 2690

Re: Sad Babylon 5 News - Michael O'Hare RIP

I have to agree - he did such a good portrayal of 'stiff and awkward', I thought that he just wasn't much good as an actor. I really missed the point there with Sinclair. He was labouring under crippling survivor's guilt, he'd been viewed with varying levels of suspicion - even paranoia - by EarthFo...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: On patrol
Replies: 11
Views: 5493

Re: On patrol

Washouts also get to carry out glamourous tasks such as driving 'meat' wagons full of corpses from Sector Houses to Resyk, or manning a screen at a sector's traffic-control office... No doubt a burnt-out Judge or Tek gets stuck with overseeing these miserable specimens. :twisted: They'd also be susc...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Traveller Robots - Terminal Confusion!
Replies: 3
Views: 3838

Traveller Robots - Terminal Confusion!

I've had the Robots rulebook for a while now, planning to use it for Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog adventures I have planned... but... I simply can't figure out how to use the construction process. If I had an example of designing a robot to follow, then I'd have no problem. Does the 'weight' of a g...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Retro-Rockets Red Glare. A cold war solar system ATU
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

I instantly thought of "Ministry of Space" when I saw this!

Looking forward to more details -- hopefully soon.
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: TL 15 Ship controls
Replies: 39
Views: 3301

This makes me think of the 'pseudo-AI' systems employed by the human-built starships of Julian May's Galactic Mileau stories. A misanthropic starship commander operated alone with massive automation of his transport ship; the various functions - sensors, communications, etc - gave him verbal reports...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Sector 301- Patrol Team: Juliet
Replies: 19
Views: 6252

Maybe just an 'edge' highlight of gold and Mithril Silver mixed, along the top-most parts of the eagle?

(I know, the things are meant to be high-tech body armour, not actual gold...)
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: SCREAMING MOPAD
Replies: 1
Views: 1159

And in tried and trusted Judge Dredd tradition, a whole lot of bullets get fired at anything that moves -- and a few things that don't! :shock:
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Judge Dredd?
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

This reminds me of the Star Wars campaign I ran many years ago, using the West End Games system. At least one of their printed adventures had Han Solo swooping in at the last instant to save the players from being turned into burnt bantha-dung. Now maybe the idea was to please people who wanted to s...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Down Ports and towns
Replies: 13
Views: 2189

locarno24 wrote:

Your ship has been given clearance to land at terminal 5. Cargo, spares and any particularly slow-moving crew members will be lost for months.
"My luggage has been lost 'in the system' for... how long? Since the start of the Fourth Frontier War!"
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: I need a little help as a GM.
Replies: 16
Views: 2504

Maybe the patron already knows that they haven't been honest with them. One psion, disguised as a 'personal aide', can dig out that little fact. How old is the superweapon? Does it still work, or does it need repairs? Perhaps it needs a special material (dilithium crystals, fusion modules, cheese) t...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What eventually happens to all that paid freight?
Replies: 26
Views: 2721

Just ask yourself: how common are J-6 cargo ships? Given the ship mortgage rules and the constraints of jump-drive fuel requirements, you are not going to have a ship that comes within shouting distance of breaking even each month. Imperiallines (in the old Traveller Adventure ) runs J-6 transports,...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: psionic suppressions
Replies: 16
Views: 1949

The truth about the Abyss rift? It's -- :shock: It's whatever you want it to be. Some sort of creepy Bermuda Triangle which isn't -- can't be -- explained by the Imperium's finest scientists. Not that any reputable researcher is going to commit career suicide by actually believing wild stories from ...