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Campaign is about to re-start. PCs include;
Vargr Ex-Agent - Assault Rifle
Droyne Thief - Laser Rifle
Uplifted Dolphin - Flame Thrower and Armored/Pressurized Exo
Aslan Swordsman
Vilani /Scientist/Engineer/Hot Shot/Vacc. Suit Connoisseur

Party has just crossed back into their native imperial space, after a brief stint in the Solomani Confederation.
The Dolphin character will be a new addition, and I'm wondering how to introduce him... He's ex-dolphin military, and the party is currently at Wabash, in the McKenzie Subsector.
[its at the bottom of the page here:]
http://www.utzig.com/cgi-bin/iai/map_subsector.pl?Sectors=Alpha_Crucis&SubSectors=B&SubName=McKenzie

It's the first world on the Imperial border, so surely Solomani Military would have some kind of business there.
This entire Subsector (in our campaign) is in the process of being handed back to the Solomani Confederation.
Any ideas?

>> No.28692261

Wow, an almost fully alien party. That's kinda neat, actually.

>> No.28692432
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>>28692261
They're a lot of fun. The Vargr is dour and controlling, and usually tries not to cause trouble. The Droyne Swindles every soul he meets, and Gambles late into the night.
The Aslan like decapitating things in vacuums, and knows nothing of aslan honor or clan.
No idea what the Dolphin character will be like....
stats:
STR 12
DEX 8
END 13
INT 4
EDU 6
SOC 10
Skills include: Battle Dress-2, Gun Combat(Heavy Weapons), Zero-g, Pilot, Leadership, Sensors, Stealth, Computers and Admin.
He also has a Wafer jack and Neural comms (Max TL: all forms of data can be transmitted)
Assets include a [Protection 16] Armored Battle Dress
Heavy Flamer (7D6 +3 Damage, 12-shot tank)
Gendade launcher with various different types of grenades
and a Grav Belt for locomoting out of water
oh and 1.5 MCr.
Age 28, 4 Terms Dolphin Military, rank 2; Commissioned Corporal.

I assume there will be a lot of chittering.
at least we don't have an ape...
note to self: introduce apes on the next in-jump event

>> No.28694496
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28694496

Droyne... Thief? That's different.

Make sure that any Solomani they encounter treats the Phin like dirt. Better dirt than the aliens he's running around with, but dirt nonetheless.

>> No.28694538

>>28692432
You can toss in other uplifts as well. If the Solomani uplifted bears once, they did it more than once.

>> No.28694758
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>> No.28695631
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Hey, did that guy who dropped that homebrew splatbook on the Birin ever come back and present a more complete version? It doesn't mention a couple things, like the age at which they start taking aging penalties, or at what year they start character generation and how long each term is.

'M trying to make an expat Birin smuggler Captain to serve as a contact and fence for my players.

>> No.28698316

>>28692432
You are a brave man. My players weren't even allowed to make alien characters for their starters. If someone needs a new character in a situation that could allow it to make sense I'd probably allow it but I like to present the imperium as a much more homogeneous nation than the sourcebook's alien population numbers suggest.

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>>28698316
Anyone have a tonnage estimate for this ship?

>> No.28700364

Bump

>> No.28701254

I'm not sure if I ever shared this or not, but- a while back, maybe a year ago at most, I took some time to optimize the Far Future Enterprises character sheet. It's been long enough that I forget what I changed, but here it is.

Maybe I should put it up on leddit someday or something.

>> No.28701461

>>28701254
These are really awesome, do you have a black and white version? I find it preferable to the version I have lying around.

>> No.28701597

>>28701461
'Fraid not. I'm pretty amateur with my PDF editing-fu, so I'm not sure how I'd do that. Don't most printers have a black and white / gray scale option, though?

I guess I could try to capture the pages in Photoshop, gray scale them, and then dump them back into a PDF and re-optimize it, though?

>> No.28701772

>>28701597
I'll give it a try myself when I have time.

>> No.28702388

>>28701772
Ah, here we go. I feel dumb- all I had to to was print it to a PDF document and set it to grayscale.

It's... bigger now, though. Not sure why that happened.

>> No.28702648
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>>28698346
Call it 800-1000 displacement tons. Maybe 12000 tons mass or so.

Displacement tons are volume, not mass. Each is about 14 cubic meters. With warships, I tend to assume a density somewhere in the ballpark of liquid water, with most civilian ships I err on the side of them being buoyant in water.

>> No.28703430

>>28702388
I think it formatted to print on 8.5x11

>> No.28704545
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>>28702648
If memory serves, 1 volume ton in traveller is 17 cubic meters.

>> No.28705535

Anyone know where to find details about the route to the core which shows up on the Traveller map?

Or why it inexplicably ends in a wall of systems with nothing but dust in them?

>> No.28705778

>>28705535
I don't have the source for this, but those systems made of dust are the ones that have fallen victim to the core explosion. Basically a wall of very bad things expanding from the center of the universe at the speed of light. There is a mass exodus or something of Zhodani fleeing in it's wake.

>> No.28707216

>>28705535
look up the Zhodani alien modules

http://wiki.travellerrpg.com/Core_Expedition

That wall of systems with nothing but rubble, is the galactic core expanding out from its central explosion

>> No.28707630

A few questions I've been thinking about concerning Mongoose Traveller's law system:

When a planet is at a particular law level, is everything mentioned as being banned on lower law levels also banned?

Also, is it just me, or do the law levels seem bizarrely tilted towards the draconian? High population worlds tend to have higher law levels thanks to how they're rolled up, so I keep seeing law level 7, 8, 9 planets with a bunch of people and high tech- but they don't have freedom of movement, press, arms, and High TL items are banned from import. Is there something I'm missing here, or is MGT just assuming that the future is very grimdark? How can a planetary economy thrive when basically everyone and everything is banned from entry?

>> No.28709505

I have a question about armor in Mongoose Traveller. Reflec seems like a very powerful niche armor with no alternative from the core book, so it makes sense that everyone would want it. It does say it is supposed to be rare, but this doesn't translate well into actual game mechanics.

I was looking through the Supply Cataloge, and it said on page 133 under armor that standard protection from armor doesn't apply to energy weapons, and that you need special armor, such as Reflec, to protect from them. It doesn't mention this in the core book and I'm wondering if this is a new rule, or an oversight on my part?

>> No.28709911

>>28704545
14 cubic meters, actually. Basically two floor grid squares (using a 1.5m grid and 3m between decks) with a little slop.

I'm coming up closer to 600 dtons on >>28698346
but that's fast and dirty.

>> No.28709953

>>28707630
Law Level is first and foremost a roll DC to avoid harassment by local law enforcement, but this will also *usually* go hand in hand with certain things being outlawed. There isn't a universal criminal code across the Imperium; every world is going to be different. The locals may also not be living under the same oppression that the LL indicates for visitors.

>> No.28710336

>>28709505
I would also be happy to hear some house rules people have used in the past as far as armor/reflec goes. From where I'm sitting it seems like Reflec armor fills an arbitrary role in the game that mechanically doesn't need to be there

>> No.28710724

>>28710336
>>28709505
Under some prior editions, Reflec provided protection only against laser weapons, while the other armors from Cloth down provided very little or no protection against lasers. You could stack them for a slight surcharge into one suit of hybrid protection.

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>>28698316
I thought this thread had died overnight!
wooooo

But yeah all the solomani treat them like shit. The only reason they haven't been locked up indefinitely is that they're cruising around in a Solomani Courier and have Landing codes for the entire sector. Anyone who looks into their ship sees that they are on 'special duty' given by the Solomani Minister in charge of the Mckenzie Subsector

We started with humans only, for the first couple of test games, just to get a feel for the rules. Then before our campaign started I just showed them all pic related and let them choose.

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>>28710859
>uplifed dolphins and monkeys

>> No.28710949
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>>28701461
here you go

>>28710336
our house rule:

When you reach END 0, you must take an endurance check.
You can use your normal END Modifier (before it became -3)
If this check is failed, you are unconscious.

I like to do this, because... fuck yeah you are hit, you are down.
We don't fuck around in our campaign.

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>>28710928
....er.... not in the same body... i hope
wish i had a monkey PC with no translator device

>> No.28710996
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>>28705535
some info here.

I'm sure you can find more in the Zhodani Alien Module

I'd love to run a core expedition campaign some day... Everyone plays as Zhodani, and Everyone knows it's going to be a fucking lock journey

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>All-Zhodani Trip to the Core

Man i need to learn more about the Zhodani, and suss out the psionics rules...

>> No.28712829
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28712829

At what tech level do you guys think its realistic to have planets with Central Intelligence A.I.'s instead of flesh-and-blood spooks?

>> No.28712993

Anyone care to upload/share a link to Cosmographer 3??

>> No.28713537

>>28709953
I... huh. I never thought of it that way. Citizenship conferring rights that visitors don't have. Maybe I should incentivize getting temporary work visas or something to my players. It'd be a nice little red-tape mini-quest jaunt. I could have them have to do unpleasant under the table favors for a corrupt official to issue them, since they obviously wouldn't get them any other way, being murder hobos.

>> No.28714453

>>28712829
Before Virus, AI is going to be primitive, impersonal, and not truly self aware, though it can still be very effective. Such systems could run things like law enforcement using robots or ubiquitous cameras starting around TL12 or 13. Truly self aware AI won't happen until TL16 to 17.

After Virus, in the Fourth Imperium, true AI is all over the place, and you could have one or more running a world utterly by TL9 assuming the infrastructure was present. If robots are going to be part of the scheme, you'll probably want to be at TL12+ just for the robotic tech that isn't AI (power, etc).

>> No.28714571

>>28713537
The citizens are also going to have an easier time in general just because they know the laws, while visitors are coming in cold. There are going to be worlds where the high LL is specifically applied to the citizens ("I owe my soul to the Company store...") and visitors get a pass on the minor stuff, but weapons violations will still get you in deep trouble unless you have a local Baron to bail you out.

Other worlds may be more like Dubai, where a boatload of odd social requirements can trip up the visitor and local alike, application is draconian, and you need a lawyer, but deportation is more likely. Better hope the port is fully Imperial, or you may wake up on another world, having been deported at random by Cold berth...

>> No.28714636

>>28701254
Just hang it out somewhere the guys at Freelance Traveller can see it, and they'll probably ask if they can store it for you.

>> No.28714685

>>28710996
You want issue #5 of this old fanzine:
http://www.securityleak.com/
This and the already quoted CT Zhodani book were the baselines used by the guy who did the data in the Traveller Map.

>> No.28715130
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Solomani?

>> No.28715556
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>>28715130
Do all of their ships look that much like pitchforks?

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>>28715556
Just that one, IIRC.

>> No.28715895
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The group I GM for is playing in the Islands Cluster. One of them is secretly a Solomani agent and one of them is secretly an Imperial agent.

(The third guy is secretly a psion.)

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>>28715745
I've got deckplans for that one here.
The Solomani don't quite grasp the idea of efficient design do they? Needs more spheres and wedges.

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>>28715895
I like where this is going. Got any good stories?

>> No.28716389

>>28716103
Haha, not really, not yet. I guess I might as well share the subpar ones, though.

I started them off on the little world of Samelegro. It's a backwater planet populated mainly by miners. I figured it'd be good to start them in a safe little microcosm with low law and little pressure. For their first mission, I threw them a little milk-run of sorts- the local gunrunner offered them a discount if they put a bug in the Miner's Guild office. I -expected- them to steal in at night, pick the lock, plant the bug, and get out. What they -did- was assault and knock out a janitorial crew, steal their clothes, plant the bug, and then psychically suggest the security guard who came by to fuck off.

They never did return the clothes.

>> No.28717675

>>28712993
well that's it..
someone's done something I haven't tried in at least a year.
Most (if not all) of the torrents for CC3 do NOT contain it.
(before someone says "use google")

>> No.28717686
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>>28716389
Another time, I had them go after a beast which had been genetically altered to survive in hard vacuum as part of a black ops project. It had a stare that was paralytic if you botched your save for it. I messed up on this one, because it's my first time doing Traveller- I made the monster from scratch, but it turns out I severely overestimated the amount of dakka they would bring to bear, giving it armor which was prohibitively tough. After almost emptying all of their small arms munitions on it and having one of the party near unconsciousness and desperately scrambling to patch his vacc suit (Samelegro has no atmosphere), they finally killed it by ramming it with their ATV. They ended up strapping the dead thing to the vehicle like some sort of bunch of retarded space-rednecks with a deer and bringing it back to the station, where it was promptly taken off their hands in exchange for hush money from a man in black.

This is what made me decide to playtest my encounters before using them.

>> No.28717697

>>28714453
I thought that virus stuff was swept under the table and "never happened"

>> No.28717927

>>28716389
>>28717686
YEp, that sounds like players. You plan for what you think they'll do. Then you need to plan for what 2 clones of the joker and a pyrokleptophile would do. If you're lucky they fall somewhere between the two. Otherwise the second plan will serve you well.

>> No.28717951

>>28717686
It's been a while since our last session, mainly because I'm still in college, going for one of them highfalutin' graduate degrees. I don't like railroading, even though I get the sneaking feeling that it's actually what they -want- me to do, so I've just been cobbling together a few possible hooks in my spare time.

1. Government sponsored terrorism. Samelegro is an important hop for drug smuggling into Colchis. The G-man from last time offers them a job to attack and destroy a small smuggler ship at port which is full of narcotics. In exchange, he offers to pull some diplomatic strings and get them a license as private security contractors in the system, giving them more freedom with their loadouts.

2. Repel a pirate boarding action. I know they're trying to hop the next transport to Colchis, so I reckoned I could have a small pirate vessel board and attempt to take the ship they're on. I figured this would be a good opportunity for them to gain a contact with the transport Captain and maybe net a free sublight vessel if they play their cards right.

The third one I was tinkering with I was kinda iffy on. Might just scrap it entirely. Probably gonna stick with number one.

>> No.28718275

>>28717951
In general, I've got a few directions I'm thinking about for the long game. Like, really long, though. Way far away.

The one I'm probably going to go with is sort of a PMC campaign. Colchis is a binary system, and though the mainworld claims suzerainty over the whole of it, that's not the case in practice. At least one planet openly claims to be independent. This hasn't been much of a problem historically, but with the sector seeming to move further and further towards war, and Colchis already being a third-rate power, cementing their control of the system is looking like a wise decision to the government. I'd go this route if it begins to feel like all my players want to do is shoot stuff- basically put them in charge of a mercenary company and have them participate in a planet-hopping campaign of pacification, installing governors in their wake with a Letter of Marque clutched in their grubby little hands to empower them to hunt dissenters in space, too.

>> No.28721661

>>28717697
That's the approach GURPS Traveller took, diverging from the assassination of the Emperor and not doing the Rebellion at all. No Rebellion, no Virus. *in theory*. The Cymbellines are still part of the setting, though.

The original timeline, with the Rebellion, Virus, and the New Era, are still the Canon timeline. This line was advanced by the 1248 books several years ago, but with Mongoose hopping back to 1105 and staying there, no further timeline advancement has occurred.

>> No.28722557
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>> No.28722717

>>28717675
I try in every Traveller thread I see. If that fails until Christmas, I suppose I'll have to learn how to crack it and share the love.

>> No.28723205

>>28722557
Do you have the specs/deckplan for that thing?
I assume it's K'kree, based on the insignia.

>> No.28723722

>>28692202
Does anyone have the MF links?

>> No.28723791

>>28723722
http://pastebin.com/swinsu7x

Here's the paste bin I have. Should have what you're looking for.

>> No.28723809

>>28723205
The Sydkai is a Domain of Deneb ship. The Unicorn head sinister is the badge of the Duke of Regina, who became the Archduke of the Domain.

There is a crude set of plans out there in blinding BMP. I thought there was a better set. Here's a page on the ship.
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/patti/patsite/trav/sydkai2.htm

>> No.28723894
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>>28723809
Another picture

>> No.28723934

K'kree ships are typically discs or spheres.

>> No.28724136

>>28723809
Awesome, thanks.

>> No.28724170
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>>28723205
This is what I have. Right off the bat I can see that the deck is the wrong ratio of triangle, but I don't have the time right now to come up with a replacement.

>> No.28724203
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>>28724170
They broke up the deck into blueprint style chunks

>> No.28724219

>>28723894
This is a pretty ship.

>> No.28724233
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>>28724203
And those colors...

>> No.28724265
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>>28724219
Agreed.

>> No.28724295
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>>28724265
Intended to be the MegaTraveller era replacement for the Kinunir, I think.

>> No.28724321
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>>28724295
Though it is bigger.

>> No.28724361
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>>28724321
Ships in this size range are ambitious projects for deckplan work. Too big to be quick, too small to be able to claim much art distortion to match your volume attempts...

>> No.28724401
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>>28724361
MegaTraveller wasn't exactly a high point for deckplan work, either. People loved the crunchy design system, but felt that deckplans were an unnecessary step.

>> No.28724414

>>28724361
It's a ver ywell detailed plan, dem colours doe...

>> No.28724429
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>>28724401
The Sydkai definitely deserves another look, though.

>> No.28724469
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>>28724414
I'm not a big fan of sleek shapes filled with blocky corridors, but I've certainly seen worse

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>>28724469
One more after this.

>> No.28724530
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>>28724497
That's it for this attempt.
Maybe when I have fewer projects I'll give it a whirl.
(yeah, right, I always have too many projects...)

>> No.28724827

Does anyone have a Download link for the Mongoose Zhodani module?

>> No.28725061

>>28724530
Looks pretty good, but how do people get into the flying bridge?

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>> No.28725128

>>28725061
Probably a wild ride lift through the arch that we aren't seeing. The plans are hardly perfect, and not mine.

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Fore!

>> No.28725285

>>28725253
Hmm. Those hatches don't line up,

>> No.28725332
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Not K'kree. Waaay too small.

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>>28724827
It's here:
http://www.mediafire.com/view/n5mejojmdhfj4vm/Mongoose%20Traveller%20-%20Alien%20Module%204%20-%20Zhodani.pdf

It was in the giant Traveller Folder;
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/r778br7g7ux9q/Traveller

>> No.28725395

>>28725285
I've built one of these golf ball ships in MC, and the hatches do line up

quite cool little ships

>> No.28725427
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The Savage Chicken, from Freefall.

>> No.28725489
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A little T20 love

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half these files I had forgotten I had.

>> No.28725797
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>>28725575
dirty Type T Patrol Cruiser
Scourge of the criminal world

>> No.28726210

>>28725797
I don't know what they expect to do against a full squad of boarding marines...

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>>28726210

>> No.28729035

>>28726210
die.

this is the "We're fucked" moment

>> No.28729117
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>>28729035
Going out in a blaze of glory is a very PC thing to do. I could buy it.

>> No.28729402

>>28727725
That is the stupidest, most wasteful ship design I have ever seen.

>> No.28729566

>>28729402
Why's that?

>> No.28731195

>>28729402
Not familiar with the Broadsword, eh?

>> No.28731745
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Boomps.

Anyone interested in trying to stat/deckplan this? I'll probably try tomorrow morning

>> No.28731779

>>28692202
Did you buy this Autistic game at the Autism store, Mr AUTISM!!!!

>> No.28731842
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>>28731745
looks like a 400-800 ton vessel.

>>28731779
I didn't buy it.... free pdfs. nigger!

>> No.28731869

>>28731842
Yeah... I just realized how terrible getting an accurate read on it's dimensions is going to be. Perspective, how does it work?

>> No.28731889
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>>28731869
also... do we know anything about weapons or the function of this vessel?
who or what the hell is JAXA? and what do they do?
Is it a military vessel?

>> No.28731918

>>28731889
JAXA is the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, according to a quick google search. SO it's probably a scouting/exploration vessel.

>> No.28731934

>>28731889
quick google shows that JAXA is the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
So this must be not-too-far in the future...

I'm thinking exploration/early jump drive vessel.
all that glass in the mid section, one huge bridge.
Open area at the front - Launch area for smaller craft and EVA operators

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>>28731918
snap.

also it's not actually that big.
It could easily be a single deck 100-200 ton ship.

i sketched out a rough plan... i'm sure if it could speak it would say Kill....me.....

>> No.28732078

>>28731889
>that cruiser
>PartAcc, Plasma gun, Fusion gun, meson gun, p laser, b laser, missiles...

Is it a warship or a spaceship armaments exhibition?

>> No.28732592

>>28731779
not OP but...
1.4 out of 10 on the troll scale.
I bought ORBIT and I am sure as shit buying the new MORROW PROJECT

>> No.28732643

>>28731889
>>28731918
>>28731934
>>28732078

All dem misssles
All dem beam weapons
10 fighters
What's the ships name?
the Mary Sue?

>> No.28732789

>>28731993
I could see three decks, but it really looks like it still is under construction.

>> No.28732927

>>28732643
"Normal Imperial Warship, a bit on the small side."

>> No.28733004

>>28732789
I'm seeing 3-400 tons, and would probably trend lower just to make it more interesting looking. Gotta be either a force field using setting or a space-only design, because that thing would come apart in any re-entry that was less than ideal.

>> No.28733339

Working out the costs of the repairs on the PCs ship:

2 Hull points: 20,000 Cr.
Maneuver Drive Destroyed: 7.2 MCr.

That should have them looking for work...

Pity they're stuck on a 1950's-tech high law yokel Solomani frontier world

>> No.28733854

>>28732592
fuck yeah Morrow Project
one day I'm actually going to try reading that

>> No.28737880
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yar

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>> No.28738418
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Back to basics

>> No.28738845

>>28731934
>>28732643
You'd be suprised how easy it actually is to put fighters into a ship design. They need like maybe 12 tons of docking port each, that'd give you some wiggle room, plus a stateroom for the pilot, a ton of fuel if you want very long deployments, and maybe a ton of ammunition storage. 18 tons, if you're giving that fighter luxurious accommodations.

>> No.28738947

>>28731745
working...

>> No.28739412
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>>28738947
This is gridless, but it is very close to 300 tons.

>> No.28740053

>>28738845
Subcraft like that should also get a maintenance guy, so 22 tons. As a smaller docking port isn't going to be best for maintenance, you may want to add a common large bay so the fighters can be rotated in at need.

>> No.28740256

I feel like a great waste of a weekend would be calculating the dtonnage of the moon and making a buffered planetoid vessel out of it.

>> No.28740340

>>28740053
An engineer for every craft? You could probably swng one for every 2 or 3 craft.

>> No.28740482

>>28740340
For routine stuff, yes. If your fighters get their shit kicked, though, you'll want the manpower.

>> No.28740557

>>28740256
More than a weekend.
Diameter: 3474m
Radius: 1737m
volume = 21,952,706,180 m3 or 1.57 billion displacement tons.

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>>28740557
i think i'm going to need a bigger sheet of graph paper

>> No.28740875
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>>28739412
Ready, gridly.

>> No.28741567

>>28740875
If 400 tons is preferred, I can widen the entire hull by one grid, which would add about 48 tons, increase the fiddly outline bits in a few places, bulk up the nose dock thingy a little, then hang a custom Cutter (non-Modular) or Pinnace underneath for the rest.

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>>28741567
Here it is widened. The presented hull is around 350 tons, and an externally mounted subcraft or two would take care of the rest.

>> No.28742853

>>28740557
That's no moon!

Also, you're about 1000 times off.

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>> No.28745119

>>28742853
Okay, so what're the real figures, then?

>> No.28745480

For the most part, my players have largely ignored the plot of the game and have spent almost 2 whole sessions doing trading between a small cluster of worlds and whatever random encounters/other stuff I've thrown at them. So far they have amassed 36 million credits and are now trying to get battle dress and man portable artillery. I am at a loss for what to do next.

>> No.28745644

>>28745480
Why did you let them straight up trade and get 36Mc in two sessions? The trade tables shouldn't let them do that well, and you certainly shouldn't Spanners should be thrown in the works.

Even if they get the guns and armor that shit is illegal on most worlds. They won't even be able to step foot on most planets while carrying that stuff.

>> No.28746191

>>28745480
Have a planetary government arrest them on tax fraud charges

Take all their money and dump them on a prison world

>> No.28746387

>>28745119
About 1000 times yours, according to wikipedia.

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>>28745480
Bank Error. 95% of their credits are gone.....
they contact the bank.... the bank tells them that [character related to the storyline] withdrew all the credits.
(might have to check t he security footage to correctly ID the thief)

>> No.28749656

>>28746387
>>28745119
Calculator here. Yeah, I missed the m to km conversion, so its a LOT bigger.
like 10exp9 bigger.
1,570,000,000 billion displacement tons

Bigger graph paper indeed.

>> No.28749808

>>28749656
might have to buy a Graph paper manufacturing plant for this one....

Hell Traveller PCs could spend their LIVES hollowing out a moon and probably not get very far

>> No.28750006

>>28744439
Hey, I had that as our ship in a traveller game I played it. Well, before I took over a landed frigate with nothing but my wits and some jump boots.

>> No.28750419

>>28745480
Jesus, have you even been applying taxes and tariffs? Fuel costs? Maintenance? Trade permits? Angry merchants trying to dissuade foreigners from muscling into their market? Pirates?

36 MCr... my god. And to think I was angry that one of my PC's managed to use the Dilettante book to amass 2 MCr in estate... at least estate ain't wholly liquid, damn.

>> No.28750646

>>28750419
Dollars to donuts they are misusing the Commerce Purchase and Selling mods.

>> No.28750711

>>28750006
ZAON was gorgeous, but showed every indication of putting the cart before the horse, as it were.

>> No.28751083

>>28749656
I'm not even sure how you'd get the costs for things, since the graphs only go up to a certain hull size... I guess you'd have to reckon them out by plotting the costs as they are on a graph to get a rough formula as to where they'd end up on such a large scale?

>> No.28751317

>>28747232
Let them do their deal, then pull a Zorg on them.

>> No.28751377

>>28751083
Some of that can be handled by High Guard (either edition) since it states a lot of systems as percentages of the total volume, or as per ton costs. You would still be making a lot up, though.

>> No.28751709
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Concept:

A group of hijackers infiltrate a cruise liner, taking up positions in the crew and among passengers. Just as the ship is about to enter jump, the hijackers seize the bridge with extreme prejudice and reset the jump to a different system. Even if the ship does call for help, it's long gone before any could get here.

During that long week in jump, the hijackers work to methodically take over the ship. With the PCs fighting back, I imagined something like Under Siege and Die Hard, but aboard an interstellar cruise liner. But I also thought about a game run as the hijackers, and how exciting that could be if done right.

Depending on who wins, either the hijackers wind up with a major trophy or the defenders enjoy a week-long party as they head home.

>> No.28751912 [DELETED] 

I could use some ideas for possible bounties. I've got several in the works, but more could help.

Currently the group ditched the "main" plotline I tossed at them, and skirted a trap station that would have had a great tech payoff if they had gotten through its defenses before probing and ditching. They play it very safe, but now their ancient ship needs maintenance before it will fly again. What sort of trouble can they get up to on a high-class colony...

>> No.28755792

>>28751709
I love it! the in-jump week would be nothing but combat and drama! quite then opposite of usual

>> No.28755997

This Session:

>PCs need to refuel both their ships (SC Courier and a Corsair)
>SC Courier has Maneuver drive completely destroyed
>Orbiting a high-law 1950TL world
>Vargr captain of the SC Courier discusses with the captain of the Corsair, a Droyne Thief, what to do
>They decide to send the corsair down to skim fuel from ocean
>Corsair enters the atmosphere, descends to sea-level
>Spends 50 minutes trying to get the Siphon equipment deployed - Very old ship, kicking things to get them working
>Siphon enough fuel, return to orbit, and transfer the fuel to the stricken SC Courier
>Corsair returns to the planet, goes to fill its own fuel tanks, after a couple hours...
>What's that on radar?
>Naval Battle fleet shows up, closing on the Corsairs position.
>Corsair leaves, after firing a warning shot with a beam laser
>Captains discuss the situation, and the Vargr (Lieutenant Valghar) tells the Droyne (Quann) to "just go down to a different part of the planet and finish refueling"
>Corsair re descends, continues refueling
>2 Hours later, a mass of jet fighters show up on radar
>Quann, the droyne captain of the corsair, Decides to weather the storm and continues to drink his coffee
>The Jets attack and begin hitting the Corsair with everything they have.
>Quann passes dexterity check not to spill his coffee
>After half an hour, Quann is refuelled and good to go, and only sustains minor damage to the sensors
>Machine guns and rockets for the 1950's fighters eventually damage the avionics bay...

>> No.28756139

>>28755997
>PCs decide to dock with a small space station, get rid of passengers etc.
>Droyne and Aslan go in to look around
>Droyne smashes out the passenger and trade chores, then looks around for some trouble
>notices a tug boat crew...
>Aslan and Droyne apporach the crew
>One of the crew immediately challenges the Aslan, say he's been wanting to fight a cat-man for a long time!
>Aslan Decapitates the Solomani there and then. 1 hit. dead.
>Awkward silence in the space port for 1.5 seconds
>Conversation continues. The other Tug-crewman is a Vargr, and is scared shitless
>Droyne leaves and stealths over the the airlock of the Tugboat
>Aslan continues to talk with the Vargr Crewman, they get a drink and negotiate tug prices
>Droyne hacks his way into the Tug boat
>Kills the mechanic on board; laser rifle at close range in the back of the head
>Guy never even saw it coming
>Droyne spaces the body and cleans up as best he can
>Meanwhile the Aslan has negotiated a 30% discount on the tug prices, and learns about how the Vargr hated the Solomani Crewmember he killed, and that there was 1 more crewman back on the ship;
>Good guy, mechanic, wife and kids, heart of gold, great friend
meanwhile we're all laughing out of character, knowing this man has just been killed
>Droyne sneaks out of the ship, and waits by the door
>No one ever notices him
>Aslan concludes his buisiness, and goes off to get in touch with the captain
>Droyne waits for the Vargr Crewman to come close
>Waits for him to open the Iris into his ship
>Droyne follows in just before the iris closes
>Vargr notices the Droyne and there is a brief struggle
>Vargr manages to take the Droyne's Rapier
>Droyne draws a laser rifle and knocks the Vargr out
>Moves in close and Coup de grĂ¢ce
>Spaces the body, cleans up
>returns the the space port, buys a drink, splashes himself with it

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>>28756139

>Droyne and Aslan meet up, Aslan ask "where have you been?"
>Droyne responds "gambling and drinking!"
>Aslan thinks something is amiss, but isn't able to work out exaclty what's gone on...
>Party meets up again
>Droyne manages to cover his tracks and lie blatantly to everyone
>Mfw now they have a tug boat.
>Mfw i hadn't planned any of these Tug Boat Shenanigans
>At least they can use the engine parts to fix their SC Courier... that will save them 7.2 MCr

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>>28757411

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>>28757411

>> No.28757450
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>>28757411
Gotta love that Tigress

>> No.28757464

>>28757450
What is that, the USS Pac-Man?

>> No.28757497

>>28757464
Wakka wakka wakka ZAP

>> No.28757785
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>>28757464
Welcome to the big boy's league.
This is from Mongoose Supplement 3, Fighting Ships.
The next 37 pages go over the deck plans for this 500,000 ton monster

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>>28757785
Not sure if I've worked this out correctly from high Guard, but does the Spinal Meson Gun inflict 80 Damage and 10 Crew radiation hits?

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>>28757785
For an interesting comparison, here's the Classic version, from CT Supplement 9 : Fighting Ships

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>>28757973

>> No.28758125
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Well look who it is

>> No.28758137
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A Broadsword landing

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>>28758125
Its the motherfucking Imperial Navy.

Get your papers ready, boys.

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Mars as it is in 2013

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Mars in Traveller, 5525, after centuries of terraforming

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>>28758167
>>28758153
very cool

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