Tell me what you want.

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Re: Tell me what you want.

Postby Geir » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:19 am

Forgot to mention robots.
The first edition book was generally well done, but the design rules, seemed a bit off to me.
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Re: Tell me what you want.

Postby heron61 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:35 am

Other than aliens, which will be in another book, what I'd most like to see are:
  • New and variant psionics rules.
  • A couple of new adventure class ships - specifically high tech (TL 13-15) adventure class ships, since mostly such starships are TL 11-12, and I'd like to see what notably higher TL versions were like.
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Re: Tell me what you want.

Postby legozhodani » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:55 pm

Well if given free run I would go for info/adventures in the Glimmerdrift/Crusis/Hinterworlds sectors, as that's where we had been plodding about for a few years in our group.

Def' more info on the Psi' stuff. I liked the old psionics book for the added skills and pitfalls of the use of psionics. Gave us some great adventures as we watched some players become more and more unhinged

Adventure packs like Tarsus are worth their weight (metric or Imprerial) in local precious metal of choice.

I don't feel we need anything to do with more guns/armour etc. Plenty of that out there. Maybe frame works for corperations as bad guys and patrons. Still chewing it over, so much wanted, so few pages.
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Re: Tell me what you want.

Postby steve98052 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:44 pm

One thing that would be good to see in official print would be a set of guidelines for "troupe style" adventuring. That is probably the best way to make larger ships like the Leviathan or Azhanti High Lightning manageable settings for adventurers. Troupe style is also great for mercenary adventures.
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. . . And a Poni.
Indeed.

And as previously mentioned, that Magic Eight Ball.
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Re: Tell me what you want.

Postby TrippyHippy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:01 am

Robots, Robots and Robots. And A.I.
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Re: Tell me what you want.

Postby TrippyHippy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:02 am

steve98052 wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:44 pm
One thing that would be good to see in official print would be a set of guidelines for "troupe style" adventuring. That is probably the best way to make larger ships like the Leviathan or Azhanti High Lightning manageable settings for adventurers. Troupe style is also great for mercenary adventures.
Geir wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:15 am
. . . And a Poni.
Indeed.

And as previously mentioned, that Magic Eight Ball.
We certainly use Troupe play in our games, and it is totally suited to Traveller campaigns.
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Re: Tell me what you want.

Postby Varulv » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:54 pm

MonkeyX wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:29 pm
How sensors work, how you use the to counter opponents sweeps and how the can affect transponders being recognised. Hell, just some firm transponder info would be great as it seems you can change them (maybe) but it difficult, but you can turn them off but it looks suspicious?!?
Yes, more info about sensors (personal/vehicle/starships) and typical tasks when using sensors (or avoiding them), how they can be used for information gathering, detection and counter measurements.
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Re: Tell me what you want.

Postby BigDogsRunning » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:09 pm

Something more about wafer jacks, Neural Comms, and Neural Links. Implant stuff seems to be very under-represented given the obvious utility, and its well accepted presence as indicated by Agent of the Imperium.
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Re: Tell me what you want.

Postby Rikki Tikki Traveller » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:11 pm

BigDogsRunning wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:09 pm
Something more about wafer jacks, Neural Comms, and Neural Links. Implant stuff seems to be very under-represented given the obvious utility, and its well accepted presence as indicated by Agent of the Imperium.
Agreed.

MindJammer Traveller has a lot of good cyber stuff in it, but it is very specific to that setting in most cases. A generalized Cyberpunk or Transhuman book would be great.
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Re: Tell me what you want.

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:09 pm

MonkeyX wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:53 am
I’d really like to see something about how the Imperium is structured from the Emperor down and how their laws and stuff are put into operation. Similarly a list of Aslan clans would be great. Another idea would be a list of alien names for the various races that a GM could use to name npcs on the fly. One of the DnD books did it recently and I thought it was very useful and Naning Aslan is a nightmare!!
Does anyone have stats for the Emperor? We know the personalities of the Forgotten Realms a lot more than we do those of the Third Imperium. Maybe someone ought to do a write up of this character. It would he also nice to get some stats on his advisors, and maybe some family relations as well.
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Re: Tell me what you want.

Postby paltrysum » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:44 pm

According to Arrival Vengeance (with a few tweaks to make him MgT2-compliant):

Emperor Strephon 6578CF Age 77 (in 1126) Noble-14.5 terms
Admin-5, Leader-3, Pilot (Small Craft)-2, Art (unspecified)-2, Persuade-1, Language (unspecified)-1, Science (History)-1, Seafarer (Personal)-1, Science (Robotics)-1, Science (Genetics)-1, Electronics (Remote Ops)-1

You could probably interpolate what his characteristics and skills might have been 21 years earlier in 1105 and update him for Traveller's (somewhat) more modern sensibilities.
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Re: Tell me what you want.

Postby Haseri » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:38 pm

Modular encounter tables based on the UWP, including factions and culture notes. Using something like the old animal generation system to make some unique places.

An updated Pocket Empires would be fun as well.
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Re: Tell me what you want.

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:13 pm

Sigtrygg wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:00 pm
It's a Traveller companion rather than a Third Imperium companion, yes?

More alternative technologies and TL paradigms.

If I want more cyberpunk twidle this dial

if I want more space fantasy twidle this dial

if I want time travel, mirror universes etc

if I want transhumanism, diamond hard scifi, near future technothriller noir whatever here is how th Mongoose traveller rules set can be easily hacked to run this type of setting.

What I do not want is anything that conflicts with T5 or Agent of the Imperium claiming to be how things work in the Third Imperium.
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Re: Tell me what you want.

Postby qstor » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:39 pm

I want a Hiver and K'Kree book and some more stuff on the Gateway Domain. I really liked your GtD book :)

I'd like the Hiver and K'Kree books because there isn't much in the way of canon on the worlds in those areas.
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