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Creation Date: July 16th, 2007 05:15 AM
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In Moot Member Blogs House Ruled Game Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #18 New January 18th, 2017 03:49 AM
Began running my house ruled game.

Task system is derived from DGP-CT, but adding three difficulty levels (trivial, staggering, and absurd), plus adding an explicit Auto level.
Two assets from the following list, max DM +9
  • Skill Level
  • Att/3
  • Terms
  • Computer Model
  • Rank

Auto 0+
Trivial 3+
Simple 6+
Routine 9+
Difficult 12+
Formidable 15+
Staggering 18+
Nearly Impossible 21+
Absurd 24+

Absurd is there because a max DM character on extra time might pull it off.
K ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs So, I'm reading Feng Shui... Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #17 New June 14th, 2016 10:05 PM
My FLGS has asked me to run Feng Shui for Free RPG day.

And I'm looking at it, and noticing that it's task mechanics are Traveller-compatible.

It's 1d6-1d6, (both dice open ending upwards), with boxcars (⚅⚅) being roll again but it's exceptional success/failure, then add that to a skill. Skills run between 7 (unskilled) and 18 (elite)... They call the 1d6-1d6 open-ended "swerve" in the same way that T5 uses "Flux" for 1d6-1d6 closed ended.

The skills are VERY broad. Drive, ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs A Dark Imperium, Part 2. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #16 New May 19th, 2016 12:04 AM
Setting rules for the variant...

Systems - Several sectors are being cribbed from Traveller sources.

The Imperium is a Human dominated evil empire - not quite star wars level, but evil for far longer. Centuries. Anagathics and Vilani genetics combine to put emperors on the throne for multiple centuries.

Big Map

Spinward Marches*Deneb§Trailing Marches
Crucis Margin*
RiftedgeVegaLey Sector*Maranatha-Alkahest*
AslanSolomani Rim*(mixed Solomani/Hiver)

* ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs New ATU - some actual development Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #15 New May 16th, 2016 01:50 PM
My planned ATU...

MegaTraveller characters. Expanded somewhat with house rules. Done, not published nor publishable. (exceeds FUP for quoth material)

Combat system: MT rebuild from the ground up.
Striker Pens, damage = CT dice, margin is "points per die"
Life/Hits as per MT.

Ship design:

lettered drives, 200 rating per letter flat rate.
PP:Td= 1+(3 per letter)MCr=(4 per letter)1 Td per letter per month
stores 6 pp•turns per letter
MD:Td= 1+(1 per letter)MCr=
...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs New ATU - Design System Rationale Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #14 New February 2nd, 2013 10:18 PM
Design Goals:
  1. Small Ship Universe
  2. Less detailed than MT
  3. More detailed than CT Bk5
  4. MT Damage System.
  5. KCr1/Td works for J1 merchants with about 30% profit margin.
  6. Vaguely compatible with MT designs.

Non-goal decisions:
  • Separate LS from Staterooms. So I can knock them out separately.
  • Separate sensors from computers. So I can build scouts with small computers but big sensors.
  • Armor must take volume.

The reduction of the computer multiples is to limit ship sizes. The requirement of a single c ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Recent number crunching... Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #13 New August 27th, 2012 10:28 PM
Bk 2 (2E) costs to operate by tonnage and Jump

Ran the numbers for Bk 2.

J1 and J2 both can make a profit at the KCr1 per jump...

J2 does so at 2000Td... J1 at 200 Td.


On another score: A GPS is like the Force - it guides your actions, obeys your commands, can be used to figur out where you're supposed to go, and can be really powerful when used against the weak minded...
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In Moot Member Blogs Looking at the Bk5 & Bk2 percentages... Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #12 New January 2nd, 2012 08:41 PM
some percentage abstraction - ships over 1000Td ignoring the 10 crew per 1000Td bizarre minimum, which can only exist to make freighters impossible above 1000Td...

Bk2-'81 is more like (3.15+14.45Jn)% plus 17+11Jn Td (CrewPNM +JDrive flat bit +Comp+10Jn in PPFuel)
Breaking it out
2% bridge
3 command crew flat = 12Td
2.5Jn% JDrive + flat 5Td
10Jn% JFuel
1.5Jn% PP plus flat 1Td
1% MDrive plus Flat-1Td
0.15% + 0.45Jn% Engineers
10Jn Flat PP Fuel
Jn Flat Comp

Flat = 5+12+10Jn+Jn = 1 ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Bk2 J2 Study 100Td to 1000Td Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #11 New December 28th, 2011 02:30 AM
Bk2-81 J2 pure freight 1000Td
__TD _MCr_ Item________
1000 100.0 Hull 1000Td USL
__20 __5.0 Bridge
___1 __4.0 Comp 1/bis
__55 100.0 JD K=2
___9 _20.0 MD E=1
__31 _80.0 PP K=2
__24 __3.0 6xSR (PNM3E)
_200 __0.0 JFuel 1j2
__20 __0.0 PPFuel 4W
_640 __0.0 Cargo

Cost 280.8 Incl. SDD
1,170,000 Payment
__200,000 JFuel 2j2
___10,000 PP Fuel
___24,400 Maint Share
___25,400 Salaries
1,429,800 Monthly op cost @ 2J2
____2,235 Op Cost per ton 2J2
______559 Op Cost per Ton-Pc @2j2
...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Bk2 800Td series hulls pricing study Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #10 New December 28th, 2011 01:02 AM
Bk2-81 J1 pure freight
_TD _MCr_ Item________
800 _80.0 Hull 800Td USL
_20 __4.0 Bridge
__1 __2.0 Comp 1
_25 _40.0 JD D=2
__7 _16.0 MD D=1
_13 _32.0 PP D=2
_20 __2.5 5xSR (PNM2E)
_80 __0.0 JFuel 1j1
_10 __0.0 PPFuel 4W
624 __0.0 Cargo

Cost 158.85 Incl. SDD
__661,875 Payment
___80,000 JFuel 2j1
____5,000 PP Fuel
___13,238 Maint Share
___21,400 Salaries
__781,513 Monthly op cost @2j1
____1,253 Op Cost per ton 2J1
______627 Op Cost per Ton-Pc @2j1

Bk2-81 J2 pure freight ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Running Star Wars d6 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #9 New June 13th, 2011 04:46 AM
I've been running the old WEG d6 Star Wars lately. I've been none too easy on my players; and 2 of the 3 have been spending more Character points on ship improvement and roll boosts than on their characters... So the climb has been slow and steady.

And they bought a new ship rather than try to fix the old one. So, it's a brand new YT1210.

Well, I've got them dirtside on Ord Mandell, the Junkyard Planet. Steph's character Mack is looking for some droid program chips - blank or blankable, n ...More Read More
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