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by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: First Impressions of the JTAS CD-Rom Collection
Replies: 8
Views: 1820

I still have a few of those early Challenge issues, and yes, JTAS was the poor cousin! Twilight 2000 was 'the big thing'... Topical at the time, but it now looks as dated as VHS cassettes... :lol:
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Remember their sacrifice
Replies: 18
Views: 2326

It's a sad day when someone in the UK can get fired for trying to wear a poppy too work. Surely remembrance is important? It is - as long as it doesn't potentially offend people whose view of politics and the world do not agree with your own. The political correctness brigade would do well to remem...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Rebels in Judge Dredd.
Replies: 21
Views: 4807

Hmm. Would your PCs be cast in the Harry Callahan role, or would they be the people carrying out "summary justice" on perps who exploit loopholes to avoid iso-cube time?
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Rebels in Judge Dredd.
Replies: 21
Views: 4807

Danser, the woman who provided Orlok with the bio-weapon he unleashed on the floating 'sin island', was a supporter of something called 'de-megafication' - I think. I've lost a lot of my progs.
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Rebels in Judge Dredd.
Replies: 21
Views: 4807

havercake lad wrote:There have been plenty of rebel Judges in Mega City One... with one or two exceptions these dissidents are Judges who think the Justice Department is too liberal !
True - deKlerk, who manipulated the "Chief Judge's Man" into murdering citizens, is the textbook example.
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:36 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Rebels in Judge Dredd.
Replies: 21
Views: 4807

Plus, the likely fate of 'pro-dem' Judges is a one-way ticket to Titan... As I recall, at the end of Origins , Fargo himself told Dredd that the Justice Dept. had become a monster - which ties in with the doubts and qualms that Joe has been displaying over the years. But then, how often do we see ha...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:32 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Any Word on a new World Builders Handbook?
Replies: 16
Views: 3237

Come on, what's so wrong with the Star Wars mono-climate model?

(Ducks incoming fire)

Seriously, I have to concur. A WBH would be invaluable - especially if it had examples of how to flesh out a basic UWP...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spoiler Alert: Library Data
Replies: 25
Views: 3970

Don't forget all the new players who do not have all the Traveller items that many of the long time players have. It would be nice to have a complete library book. It would also be nice if it was a searchable PDF file also for that price. Dave Chase Seconded. Fragments of information scattered hith...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Andre Norton
Replies: 16
Views: 3506

Sir Hackalot wrote:You know I actually find myself liking the older novels that weren't from a giant redwood!
Something that doesn't have a 100-page 'what has gone before' preface just so you have a vague idea of what the actual story is about? :twisted:
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: The Streets of Mega-City One
Replies: 13
Views: 4210

The Progology is a superb resource! :D
I've been trying to nail down the years in which various big story arcs (read: horrific disasters) take place -- and I've run into conflicting dates for almost everything in the Dreddverse timeline. The Progology clears all of that up.
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Trucker - Open Road Adventure in the Long Haul
Replies: 9
Views: 1858

"You see... it's all in the reflexes..." :)
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: some topics for games
Replies: 4
Views: 1621

You, know if you played the basic plots of Call of Cthulhu scenarios for action and laughs, updated to a Mega City One backdrop, you could generate a lot of plots for Judge Dredd right there. Like Collect Call of Cthulhu ? The blasphemous secrets of the Unspeakable Black Book - which must never, ev...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Any more support for Strontium Dog likely?
Replies: 22
Views: 8328

1) a "hub" idea where there are lots of open bounties the player dogs can do in any order they choose (though one order may suggest itself) and they uncover bits of a deeper plot as they go Choose carefully, that also leaves open the possibility that others might pick up those open bounties while t...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: The Cursed Earth
Replies: 23
Views: 6799

But does a map have to have every last detail nailed down? :? Traveller's Spinward Marches were -- for me -- very confining. Taking a similar stance re the Cursed Earth may not work. Of course, a few landmarks (Texas City, the burning Mississippi) are pretty well given. But there's plenty of leeway...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: The Cursed Earth
Replies: 23
Views: 6799

But does a map have to have every last detail nailed down? :? Traveller's Spinward Marches were -- for me -- very confining. Taking a similar stance re the Cursed Earth may not work. Of course, a few landmarks (Texas City, the burning Mississippi) are pretty well given. But there's plenty of leeway ...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Introducing Traveller to kids
Replies: 32
Views: 4558

Leaving aside the Trade number-crunching, there are a couple of adventures you could try (if you can get hold of them). Shadows is a CT 'dungeon bash' in vacc suits. Lots of gunplay, physical action, thrills. The PCs don't even have to be a ship's crew -- when I ran it as a 'show & tell' at my games...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A TL 9 planet without a starport builds a class A...
Replies: 31
Views: 3934

And who knows how long it would take the Empire to notice the change and get it fixed in their records and then distributed around to everyone. The CT "Imperial Fringe" adventure touches on the timeframe of Imperial Scout Service census taking... There were centuries between the Imperium-wide 'Firs...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: The Cursed Earth
Replies: 23
Views: 6799

Hmm. The problem with Dredd as a source of information is that it's an ongoing story. Things change -- usually without warning and in a cataclysmic fashion (Mega City 2, anyone?). I can make the same arguments about the recent 'Tour of Duty' tales and how they relate to the slow reclamation of parts...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Judges in a firefight
Replies: 21
Views: 4975

'So Judge Smith, I see that you expended 18,000 rounds of SE ammunition over the course of the last month and 20,000 rounds of bike cannon shells. Yes, yes, I understand that those perps needed apprehending, but let me put it this way. Each round expended costs the Sector House Cr1, in terms of the...
by Nuclear Fridge Magnet
Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Judges in a firefight
Replies: 21
Views: 4975

2) The gang is holed up next to a derelict gas-pipeline station. A stray high-powered bullet or laser blast would take out the entire street. But they don't know this and get raked over by the sector chief for their careless actions that cost the lives of innocent citizens. Heh heh heh. I like this...