Traveller Store CotI Features New Posts Mark Forums Read Register


Go Back TravellerRPG.com > Citizens of the Imperium > Other Versions of Traveller > Classic Traveller

Classic Traveller Discussion on the granddaddy of them all, Classic Traveller!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old November 6th, 2019, 08:50 AM
Dolphin in a Robot Suit Dolphin in a Robot Suit is offline
Citizen: SOC-6
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 19
Gallery : 0
Dolphin in a Robot Suit Citizen
Default The Valet Skill

So, the Valet skill (or, uh, "program") is tossed around a lot in LBB 8 and DGP's 101 Robots book. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have been defined anywhere. At first I thought it might be in LBB 5 (that's where Liaison was hiding when I had a similar "where the hell did this weird skill come from" experience while looking through some of my old character sheets) but no dice. Not in S4 either.

Is there really no detailed description of this skill in any of the LBBs? I kind of wanted to know how exactly it differs from Steward on a mechanical level.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old November 6th, 2019, 09:36 AM
Reban's Avatar
Reban Reban is offline
Knight
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,298
Gallery : 0
Reban Citizen+Reban Citizen+Reban Citizen+
Default

If it's not defined anywhere else I'd assume that it's a version of Steward that's tailored to just one person.

A valet is a body-servant that dresses, and shaves the male for whom he works. Laying out clothes, and doing personal services on a day to day basis where as the Steward oversees care for passengers for the duration of a voyage.

[Edit the female version is a Lady's maid]
__________________
Duke of Kagamira - Vlan - 1519 Kagamira
Count of Yubitty - Corridor - 0313 Yubitty
Knight of the Iridium Throne - Core 0835 Baituu
Knight of Deneb - Reft - 2738 Cyril


Damn you gravity, you win again...

tc tne+ T5++ ru ge++ 3i++ c- au+ pi+ he++ so++ 0201
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old November 6th, 2019, 10:24 AM
Condottiere Condottiere is offline
Citizen: SOC-14
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 3,214
Gallery : 0
Condottiere Citizen++Condottiere Citizen++Condottiere Citizen++Condottiere Citizen++
Default

An AI that figures out what you need, before you do, and reminds you of your itinerary.

Alexa, with waldoes.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old November 7th, 2019, 01:08 AM
kilemall kilemall is offline
Citizen: SOC-14
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 4,684
Gallery : 0
kilemall Respected Citizenkilemall Respected Citizenkilemall Respected Citizenkilemall Respected Citizenkilemall Respected Citizenkilemall Respected Citizen
Default

There are a few 'skills' that only exist in LBB8 but nowhere else. It's probably more informative to check out MT and see if they got fleshed out.
__________________
YUMV- Your Universe May Vary.
YOMD- Your Opinion May Differ.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old November 7th, 2019, 04:03 AM
Dolphin in a Robot Suit Dolphin in a Robot Suit is offline
Citizen: SOC-6
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 19
Gallery : 0
Dolphin in a Robot Suit Citizen
Default

Well, upon further research, I seem to have found the closest thing to an official skill description. Part 3 of the OG Robots article in JTAS 4. It contains brief writeup of Valet (and, as mentioned by kilemall, the other unique robot skill programs like Firefighting and such).

Quote:
Valet: Permits the robot to act as a body servant, laying out clothes, cooking, running errands, and so on. Requires two light work arms, and general human shape.
Nothing I didn't already know, and certainly not all the information I hoped for, but it's better than nothing.

Of course, this article also states that these unique skills may only be learned at skill-1 for some reason. Doesn't even give you the option for additional levels on the skill table. This rule is soundly ignored in LBB 8 and 101 Robots, where you can easily find robots with Valet-2 and Cargo Handling-3.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old November 7th, 2019, 02:12 PM
Cryton's Avatar
Cryton Cryton is offline
Vice Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: SanDiego
Posts: 1,727
Gallery : 1
Visit Cryton's Blog
Cryton has disabled reputation
Send a message via Skype™ to Cryton
Default

I'd imagine additional Valet levels allow for the Robot to care for additional people, assisting a couple at level 2, and a family at 3+.

Basically, it goes from "Man-Friday" to "Butler bot" that takes care of a household.
__________________
The Third Imperium is a strong as it has to be, as weak as it can risk to be, as good as it can, as evil as it must, and as blind as it chooses.

Richard Ricker, Baron of the 3I since 2010 Duke since 2016
Baron of Spirelle
Spin 1927 Spirelle C766846-8
Duke of D'Artur
Dagu 0924 D'Artur AAE7443-E
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old November 18th, 2019, 04:26 PM
storuggla storuggla is offline
Citizen: SOC-5
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 14
Gallery : 0
storuggla Citizen
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cryton View Post
I'd imagine additional Valet levels allow for the Robot to care for additional people, assisting a couple at level 2, and a family at 3+.

Basically, it goes from "Man-Friday" to "Butler bot" that takes care of a household.
Robo-Jeeves.
__________________
\"All I am saying is that The Happy Kitten maybe isn\'t the best name for a Free Trader.\"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MGT Only: Which skill? Tarondor Mongoose Traveller 8 May 10th, 2014 05:55 AM
I need skill help please Heretic Mongoose Traveller 24 September 3rd, 2011 07:41 PM
Rashush Valet Robot, any pictures of it? The Hinterworlds Rambler Classic Traveller 3 March 20th, 2006 12:07 PM

This website and its contents are copyright ©2010- Far Future Enterprises. All rights reserved. Traveller is a registered trademark of Far Future Enterprises .
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright (c) 2010-2013, Far Future Enterprises. All Rights Reserved.