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by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: SP93 Annic Nova Power plant?
Replies: 27
Views: 4020

Oh lord... This was published -- on old-style paper (dead tree!) -- years before many gamers were born. :? It's not perfect, nor brilliant by today's standards. Okay. Get over it. You don't like the 'brute force' coercion -- oh, you REALLY want to take off your vacc suits, DON'T you? -- okay. Change...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:58 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Judicial Services
Replies: 7
Views: 2219

Story lines like Inferno and the Sabbat BS were pretty awful. Plot holes HMS Queen Elizabeth could sail around in. Death Star-sized holes, more like! :? I agree with you - the whole Sabbat thing was a stinking pile of *$@£. I'm not a big fan of the 'end-of-the-universe-plus' stuff. My Dredd campaig...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Judicial Services
Replies: 7
Views: 2219

Funt, diavolo, and botheration... That's a shame. These 'street level' scenarios have been building up a sense of the day-to-day of patrol Judges in the Big Meg. Not every game session has to be an epic to out-do The Apocalypse War... Still - when was the last really good Dredd epic in 2000AD? Origi...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Unofficial "Compleat Psion" Sourcebook: Teasers
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

The Classic Traveller system always stated that the only way a character could determine and develop their psion talent was through an Institute... ...which always struck me as an 'egg and chicken' paradox. Who set up the first Institute if they couldn't develop their own talents without Institute t...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Adventure (GDW 202)
Replies: 20
Views: 3788

The Traveller Adventure isn't that bad as 'railroading' goes -- leaving aside the spoiler on Pysadi involving spoiler which later spoilers . I scrapped that part for my current take on the adventure. No, if you want Ultimate Railroading, try Expedition to Zhodane. I won't go into detail, but you bas...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Mon May 23, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What profile would a cultist have?
Replies: 14
Views: 1785

Depending on their 'dear leader's' philosophy, the cult's regular retreats into the planetary hinterlands may cover training with TL-7 automatic weapons... :twisted:
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Tue May 10, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Go Find the Lady
Replies: 7
Views: 5262

Including a Hondo Judge is a great touch.
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Sat May 07, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Religon in the Traveller universe.Many paths.
Replies: 116
Views: 14008

I "agree to disagree", myself. My views on religion are my own. I don't seek to push them onto others -- and hopefully I will be treated with the same respect (not that I see it happening). Should you choose to explore the topic in YTU, by all means. I will neither condone nor condemn -- it is not m...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Sat May 07, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: My first campaign with my gf!
Replies: 12
Views: 1685

Ouch. Locked in Jump-space is the ultimate "trapped in a lift" situation! I took part in a game where the crew learned they had a cargo bay full of T-800 endoskeletons... and they didn't have the shut-down codes.

It wasn't pretty. :?
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Sat May 07, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Transhuman traveller?
Replies: 70
Views: 9543

Re: Transhuman traveller?

Beats me why you should. It never bothered The Borg or Col. Steve Austin. Ah, the Bionic Man... that takes me back. What I remember fondly from that show was that Steve Austin held onto what was left of his humanity. He didn't go all "we seek to improve ourselves" and chop other people into bits. I...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Synthetics
Replies: 39
Views: 4759

"ISMM Model 7Fib.3 on-board computer with multiple input stations and limited Al." That was the first Traveller module I ever played in back in the 80s... We got aboard the Kinunir, and began upsetting the GM by endlessly calling each other "Dave" and asking the AI to "open the pod bay doors, pleas...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Book 9: Robots Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3066

How often do the ABC Warriors of 2000AD use hand-held weaponry? (answer = a lot!)
As long as it's clearly defined - by the GM - is there really a problem?

And before people start moaning, I come from a gaming era where all we had to go on WAS calls by the GM...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Judge Dredd: Various Shades of "Futsie"
Replies: 21
Views: 12636

Self-basting, talking, incredibly stupid turkeys... :twisted:

'The Chief Judge's Speech' is one of the best Black Humour stories of recent times. Joe Dredd pursuing perps, with Dan Francisco unwittingly supplying colour commentary.
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Monkey Business
Replies: 7
Views: 2444

Makes me think of the wonderful one-off story "Block Court", where Dredd has to handle a small-claims court... and his brains start to turn to cheese.

"Any block wars? I can postpone things here, Control."
"Negative Dredd. It's all quiet out there."
"Any sign of Judge Death or something?" :twisted:
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lab Ship
Replies: 32
Views: 3827

Two ring labs... I immediately thought of the ship from the movie Red Planet.
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spinward Encounters
Replies: 16
Views: 2516

And some of the old GDW stuff I still own looks kind of creaky, compared to S&P offerings like "The Thing in the Pit"!

I'll definitely get a copy of this one. :)
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Blade Runner movie?
Replies: 18
Views: 2371

Huh. Another example of "remake-mania"? Whichever. I'll give it a miss. Seeing the original theatre version in my (long-since closed) local fleapit cinema blew my mind away. The sprawling, polluted cityscape, the passing Spinner aircars, the gouts of flame from towering chimneys... and not a whiff o...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Secrets of the Ancients - The Death of Grandfather out
Replies: 11
Views: 2843

"Grandfather's Monologue"... :lol:
That's too cruel for words!
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Need Help Developing An Adventure Idea For This Sunday
Replies: 12
Views: 1676

And given its low population level, the locals have better things to do than play "interstellar rescue"... :twisted: The hostage's mother being a diplomat opens up all manner of possible adventures. Maybe she needs a package delivered to an Imperial consul on the quiet, and the players are within ra...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Damage From Nukes Detonated Within A Ship
Replies: 28
Views: 4632

The luxury ship Cloud 9 suffered an onboard nuking in BattleStar Galactica, didn't it?

BANG. Luxury ship bits everywhere. :twisted: