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Blue Ghost June 23rd, 2019 09:25 PM

Orcas
 
Has anyone ever used Orcas in their game?

aramis June 24th, 2019 12:00 AM

Only as NPC's...

McPerth June 24th, 2019 05:39 AM

I guess as PCs they will be troublesome. Aside from the many problems a Dophin already have (the need for waldos, Gravity, etc), try to imagine how an Orca sateroom could be in a ship...

wbuthod June 24th, 2019 11:24 AM

I can't take credit for this idea...
 
In a story arc taking place in an ATU along and around a trade route that included a low-pop, high-tech waterworld, some players were given the opportunity to wafer-jack*1* into uplifted porpoises to conduct underwater scouting operations, searching for a pirate base. I don't think this was in the book (Gamelords' "The Undersea Environment"?) that the GM had been cribbing from.

*1* Wafer-jack is the closest canon description, but memories of the copied/transferred personality could be later re-integrated into the original persona, and it had only been previously used for human/clone transfers. In this case, no ill effects occurred upon memory reintegration, other than an increased affection for sushi...

timerover51 June 24th, 2019 07:02 PM

I have Orcas, along with Sperm Whales and assorted other whales in my sector. I guess it depends if you are thinking of them as intelligent characters. Given their size and food requirements, I would think more than twice about that. They also tend to like to have other Orcas around.

If you are thinking of Orcas, how about intelligent Sperm Whales?

Actually, I have thought about adding intelligent Sea Otters to my universe, given their use of tools in the form of stones to crack shellfish. Given their size and manipulative ability, a human-level intelligent Sea Otter would be a viable option on a primarily water world.

Blue Ghost June 28th, 2019 09:10 AM

Sea Otters? Why not Meerkats or Raccoons?

I asked about "killer whales" because they're more intelligent (or just as) Dolphins, and they're listed in the Traveller wiki, but other than Blur Planet I've never seen them listed as NPCs (much less PCs).

McPerth June 28th, 2019 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue Ghost (Post 603463)
Sea Otters? Why not Meerkats or Raccoons?

I asked about "killer whales" because they're more intelligent (or just as) Dolphins, and they're listed in the Traveller wiki, but other than Blur Planet I've never seen them listed as NPCs (much less PCs).

Intelligent Orcas are also mentioned in MT:Astrogator's Guide to Diaspora as being part of the inhabitants of Suffren.

GypsyComet June 28th, 2019 12:00 PM

Hints abound that for every Terran uplift we have been informed of, at least one more has avoided the annals of history, often by looking like the one we know about.

timerover51 June 28th, 2019 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue Ghost (Post 603463)
Sea Otters? Why not Meerkats or Raccoons?

I asked about "killer whales" because they're more intelligent (or just as) Dolphins, and they're listed in the Traveller wiki, but other than Blur Planet I've never seen them listed as NPCs (much less PCs).

Meerkats are used by Hosteen Storm in Andre Norton's books, Beast Master and Lord of Thunder, and are more intelligent than the normal ones. As for Raccoons, I have already given them some thought. I chose Sea Otters as they are already tool users, and are also more able to operate on land than Dolphins.

Condottiere June 28th, 2019 06:31 PM

Well, Rocket Raccoons.


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