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Has anybody ever done anything with them?
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In our Mongoose 1E campaign, a Dolphin Patron named Squeeak hired our Far Trader to deliver a full cargo hold of drinking water to Rhise (Spinward Marches 2317), a thirsty Vacuum world suffering a shortage of water. Since the world was Amber Zoned, only ships delivering the needed water, on conctract, were allowed to approach.

The Solomani Dolphin was very happy to oblige with his purchase of the water and chartering our vessel, which was passing through anyway. His stateroom had to be temporarily modified per his preference. His bunk was unbolted and a pool was installed, on his dime of course. Thankfully the ship's gravity never failed us.
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Clement Sector has uplifted dolphins as character options.
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Clement Sector has uplifted dolphins as character options.
I wasn't able to find that. Do you know which book and page?

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In our Mongoose 1E campaign, a Dolphin Patron named Squeeak hired our Far Trader to deliver a full cargo hold of drinking water to Rhise (Spinward Marches 2317), a thirsty Vacuum world suffering a shortage of water. Since the world was Amber Zoned, only ships delivering the needed water, on contract, were allowed to approach.

The Solomani Dolphin was very happy to oblige with his purchase of the water and chartering our vessel, which was passing through anyway. His stateroom had to be temporarily modified per his preference. His bunk was unbolted and a pool was installed, on his dime of course. Thankfully the ship's gravity never failed us.
That is so cool!

Mr. Squeeak sounds like a fun character to be around.

The reason I brought them up is that a dolphin would be a game breaking challenge to play as written in JTAS 6-7.

First, they are a type of barbarian: In char-gen one usually gets fish herding skill and weapon skill: armored snout.

Second they are helpless, even with their "finger" mutations and waldoes. They can't dress themselves in "out of water" suits, they need two others to fit them in need.

Third: Dolphins can survive out of water quite well, they just need the atmosphere set to "hot house" humidity. And in zero g, they can swim in the air - but I'm sure not nearly as well as in water. Had the gravity failed, Mr. Squeeak would have been alarmed, but in no real danger. The danger would have been when the grav came back on. "I seem to be in a bit of a fix here. Could someone refill my tank and put me back in? Please?"
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I'll poke around (or ask John / Gypsy Knight) and let you know.
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It's in Wondrous Menagerie: Uplifts in Clement Sector.

Also uplifts for bears, house cats, apes, yeti, kraken, and quetzals.
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Traveller Digest #13 also deals with Dophins (Tursiops Galactus). In this article, there are described two other peculiarities about them that can e interesting (or fun) in RPG:
  • They don't understand the concept of private ownership
  • "Succor síndrome": they are nearly unable to ignore a call of help by another dophin
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It's in Wondrous Menagerie: Uplifts in Clement Sector.

Also uplifts for bears, house cats, apes, yeti, kraken, and quetzals.
Hmnn. I'll have to add that one to my collection

"...the common House Cat which can now request its dinner..."

They do that NOW. Or is it "demanding"?

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Traveller Digest #13 also deals with Dophins (Tursiops Galactus). In this article, there are described two other peculiarities about them that can e interesting (or fun) in RPG:
  • They don't understand the concept of private ownership
  • "Succor síndrome": they are nearly unable to ignore a call of help by another dophin
Thanks, I'll take a longer look at that article.

The other day I was thumbing through my hard copies, PDFs, and web pages, and saw a note where there were uplifts of Orcas (How to transport, how to transport...), and Pacific dolphins (about half the size of a bottlenose) can anybody make a guess where I saw that?
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JTAS #6 & #7 also have an article (2 parts) by Roger Moore about Dophins (Tursiops Galactus), with background, skills, etc.
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There are T5 compatible uplifted dolphins in the late, great Greg P. Lee's Cirque Campaign Serting Book. Three if I reall correctly.
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