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 Post subject: Re: Character Generation
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:41 pm 
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Eris wrote:
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How's Carlos coming along, Eris?


Coming along! :)

Carlos Matsumi, 79AAA7, Scouts, ---, 3.5 terms, 33, Gunnery-1, JOAT-1, Mechanical-1, Navigation-3, Pilot-1, Slug Pistol-1, Vacc Suit-2. Blade.

How does that look to you?

Eris

Good enough.

At least now I'll be able to tell Pedro where to fly.

ASSUMING WE MAKE IT GROUNDSIDE ALIVE. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Character Generation
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:16 pm 
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Eris wrote:
Justin's PC:

Str: [2d6] = 7 Dex: [2d6] = 5 End: [2d6] = 6
Int: [2d6] = 8 Edu: [2d6] = 12 Soc: [2d6] = 7

Benton McKenzie, 7568B7, Scouts 2 /Army 1, ---, 3 terms, 31, Air/Raft-1, Computer-1, Electronics-1, Ground Vehicle-1, JOAT-1, Pilot-1, Riding-1, Rifle-1, Vacc Suit-1. Blade.

How does this look?

Eris



Looks Brilliant!! Thanks!!!

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Scouts 2 /Army 1, ---, 3 terms, 31, Air/Raft-1, Computer-1, Electronics-1, Ground Vehicle-1, JOAT-1, Pilot-1, Riding-1, Rifle-1, Vacc Suit-1. Blade.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:17 pm 
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Ok, Str 8 Dex 7 End 11 Int 10 Edu 4 Soc 7

Enlist Navy (8+1) Survive (9+2) Commission (9 no) Two rolls on the Advanced Education Table - Engineering-2
Re-enlist (9) Survive (7+1) Commission (11) Promotion (11 Lieutenant) 1 roll of Service Skills Dagger-1, 2 rolls on Advanced Education Mechanic-1, Gunnery-1
Re-enlist (5)

Lieutenant Chandra Gupta Age 26 Navy 2 Terms 87BA47 Engineering-2, Dagger-1, Mechanic-1, Gunnery-1

I wasn't clear what you meant about mustering out, he gets 3 rolls...

10 kcr, High Passage, +1 Intel

Not quite what I was hoping for, hoped for at least one more term and get Vacc Suit and Electronics and maybe luck out with J-o-T, but a solid character.

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Lieutenant Chandra Gupta Age 26 Navy 2 Terms 87BB47 Engineering-2, Dagger-1, Mechanic-1, Gunnery-1, Electronic-0, Gravitics-0, Vacc-Suit-0, Zero-G-Combat-0, 10 kcr, High Passage

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 Post subject: Re: Character Generation
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:09 pm 
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ffilz wrote:
Ok, Str 8 Dex 7 End 11 Int 10 Edu 4 Soc 7

Enlist Navy (8+1) Survive (9+2) Commission (9 no) Two rolls on the Advanced Education Table - Engineering-2
Re-enlist (9) Survive (7+1) Commission (11) Promotion (11 Lieutenant) 1 roll of Service Skills Dagger-1, 2 rolls on Advanced Education Mechanic-1, Gunnery-1
Re-enlist (5)

Lieutenant Chandra Gupta Age 26 Navy 2 Terms 87BA47 Engineering-2, Dagger-1, Mechanic-1, Gunnery-1

I wasn't clear what you meant about mustering out, he gets 3 rolls...

Not quite what I was hoping for, hoped for at least one more term and get Vacc Suit and Electronics and maybe luck out with J-o-T, but a solid character.

Three rolls for benefits are fine. I just didn't want anyone to have more than 4 terms at the start for this game. You have Vacc Suit and Electronics at 0...as well as Gravitics and Zero G, due to Chandra's other skills and career, not super, but gets you past the -DM's.

Eris

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Candles Against The Night, Jimi Woo; 38; 7B9BA9; Pilot-3, Comm-1, Broker-2, Admin-1, Streetwise-2, Steward-1, Computer-1, Vacc-1, Pistol-2, Cutlass-1; 60,000 lbC; AutoPistol, Cutlass, VaccSuit, HandComp.
Winedark Game: Merchant 1st Officer Antony "Andy" Sokolov, 787AA8, 46, 7 terms; Admin-1, Bribery-2, Electronics-1, Engineering-2, Navigation-4, Pilot-1, Revolver-1, Shotgun-1;Benefits: 8,000/yr, Cr50,000, Low Passage, Low Passage, Revolver, Shotgun


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 Post subject: Re: Character Generation
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:12 am 
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Player: Jonathan/Tiglath
Sigrun Volsung, 9B7886, Lt Commander, 3 terms, age 31
Gun Cbt 3 (Rifle 2, Pistol 1), Melee Cbt 1 (Axe), Pilot 1,
Gunnery 1, Vacc Suit 1, Zero G 1, Streetwise 1, Recon 1,
Electronics 0, Grav Vehicle 0
Enemy: Imperial Navy (Lunion) / Ine Givar(?)

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Player: Jonathan/Tiglath
Sigrun Volsung, 9B7886, Lt Commander, 3 terms, age 31
Gun Cbt 3 (Rifle 2, Pistol 1), Melee Cbt 1 (Axe), Pilot 1,
Gunnery 1, Vacc Suit 1, Zero G 1, Streetwise 1, Recon 1,
Electronics 0, Grav Vehicle 0
Enemy: Imperial Navy (Lunion) Ine Givar(?)


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 Post subject: Re: Character Generation
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:25 pm 
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Should I purchase equipment? Any restrictions on such? What sorts of stuff is available beyond Book 1 and Book 3 (or The Traveller Book)?

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 Post subject: Re: Character Generation
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:27 pm 
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ffilz wrote:
Should I purchase equipment? Any restrictions on such? What sorts of stuff is available beyond Book 1 and Book 3 (or The Traveller Book)?

All Book 1-3 and/or The Traveller Book equipment is available. From Book 4 personal weaponry exists, but is hard/impossible to acquire.

You can refer to http://juliahwest.com/Traveller/Peter_V ... p_list.pdf, but items there must be run past me before you can buy them. All these items are subject to me deciding how they work and what they cost. Items from TL's higher than the world you're on will be very, very, rare and much more expensive.

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Candles Against The Night, Jimi Woo; 38; 7B9BA9; Pilot-3, Comm-1, Broker-2, Admin-1, Streetwise-2, Steward-1, Computer-1, Vacc-1, Pistol-2, Cutlass-1; 60,000 lbC; AutoPistol, Cutlass, VaccSuit, HandComp.
Winedark Game: Merchant 1st Officer Antony "Andy" Sokolov, 787AA8, 46, 7 terms; Admin-1, Bribery-2, Electronics-1, Engineering-2, Navigation-4, Pilot-1, Revolver-1, Shotgun-1;Benefits: 8,000/yr, Cr50,000, Low Passage, Low Passage, Revolver, Shotgun


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:49 pm 
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Eris wrote:
ffilz wrote:
Should I purchase equipment? Any restrictions on such? What sorts of stuff is available beyond Book 1 and Book 3 (or The Traveller Book)?

All Book 1-3 and/or The Traveller Book equipment is available. From Book 4 personal weaponry exists, but is hard/impossible to acquire.

You can refer to http://juliahwest.com/Traveller/Peter_V ... p_list.pdf, but items there must be run past me before you can buy them. All these items are subject to me deciding how they work and what they cost. Items from TL's higher than the world you're on will be very, very, rare and much more expensive.


Ok, should we purchase our own vacc suit?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:57 pm 
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ffilz wrote:
Ok, should we purchase our own vacc suit?

There will be vacc suits aboard the yacht, so you don't need to buy one now. You might want to buy one later, though.

At the moment, armor, weapons and personal gear...maybe a hand computer and comm unit...is all you really need to buy.

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Candles Against The Night, Jimi Woo; 38; 7B9BA9; Pilot-3, Comm-1, Broker-2, Admin-1, Streetwise-2, Steward-1, Computer-1, Vacc-1, Pistol-2, Cutlass-1; 60,000 lbC; AutoPistol, Cutlass, VaccSuit, HandComp.
Winedark Game: Merchant 1st Officer Antony "Andy" Sokolov, 787AA8, 46, 7 terms; Admin-1, Bribery-2, Electronics-1, Engineering-2, Navigation-4, Pilot-1, Revolver-1, Shotgun-1;Benefits: 8,000/yr, Cr50,000, Low Passage, Low Passage, Revolver, Shotgun


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 Post subject: Re: Character Generation
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:24 pm 
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Eris wrote:
ffilz wrote:
Ok, should we purchase our own vacc suit?

There will be vacc suits aboard the yacht, so you don't need to buy one now. You might want to buy one later, though.

At the moment, armor, weapons and personal gear...maybe a hand computer and comm unit...is all you really need to buy.


Ok, then he shouldn't have to sell that High Passage right away...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:40 pm 
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Rolled up with the Cepheus engine:

Joe Whistler (286997), Scout (Streetwise 0, Computer 0, Life Sciences 0, Space Sciences 0, Comms 0, Electronics 0, Gun Combat 0, Gunnery 0, Recon 0, Piloting 1, JOAT 0, Advocate 0. Possessions: 5000 ImpCr

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Into The Marches: Joe Whistler, 7B9378, 30, Army Captain, (3 terms).
Rifle-2, SMG-2, Vacc Suit-1, Brawling-1, Gunnery-1, Mechanic-1, Recon-1.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:35 am 
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Based on what I'm seeing in the other thread, you could really use someone with more engineering or gun skills than Joe; I'm happy to re-roll if you like. Frankly I will happily sit down and make a few characters just to play the creation mini-game so it's no problem :)

Edit: Or I could just swap my background Life Sciences for Engineering 0 and my term-2 rolled Advocate 0 for Engineering 1?

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Into The Marches: Joe Whistler, 7B9378, 30, Army Captain, (3 terms).
Rifle-2, SMG-2, Vacc Suit-1, Brawling-1, Gunnery-1, Mechanic-1, Recon-1.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:12 am 
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I'm pretty sure Frank's character has Engineering covered. Since we're in the same time zone please feel free to PM me I'm happy to help.

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Player: Jonathan/Tiglath
Sigrun Volsung, 9B7886, Lt Commander, 3 terms, age 31
Gun Cbt 3 (Rifle 2, Pistol 1), Melee Cbt 1 (Axe), Pilot 1,
Gunnery 1, Vacc Suit 1, Zero G 1, Streetwise 1, Recon 1,
Electronics 0, Grav Vehicle 0
Enemy: Imperial Navy (Lunion) Ine Givar(?)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:16 am 
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Tiglath wrote:
I'm pretty sure Frank's character has Engineering covered. Since we're in the same time zone please feel free to PM me I'm happy to help.


Okay, I'm going to re-roll him using the roller, which I *think* I've got the basics of, and hope for something more gun-ny.

One question: Can we assign rolls to characteristics freely, or do we just take them as they come?

Edit: roller doesn't work. "Microsoft Cursor Engine error '80004005'

Data provider or other service returned an E_FAIL status.

/default.asp, line 474". FFS.

Edit 2: Apparently it chokes on doing a bunch of rolls at once. Can't say I'm impressed, but anyway:

STR [2d6] = 7. DEX [2d6] = 11. END [2d6] = 8.
INT [2d6] = 3. EDU [2d6] = 7. SOC [2d6] = 8.

Definitely a Jayne! Background skills Survival 0, Mechanics 0.

Joining the army, +1 from high DEX [2d6+1] = 7+1 = 8

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Rifle-2, SMG-2, Vacc Suit-1, Brawling-1, Gunnery-1, Mechanic-1, Recon-1.
10,000 cr, SMG.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:56 am 
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Okay, so Army. Are we using CT, or Mongoose 1e/Cepheus? The Service skills (for Basic Training) are very different; don't like the look of the CT ones much at all (ATV and Air/Raft as separate skills), and Gun Combat is in their twice - so would he pick it up at level 0 or 1?

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Rifle-2, SMG-2, Vacc Suit-1, Brawling-1, Gunnery-1, Mechanic-1, Recon-1.
10,000 cr, SMG.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:12 am 
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A fine set of rolls! Go Team Gun Bunny!

I'm cheering you on from the sidelines here (but have been plagued with login/out issues all morning and had trouble seeing your posts ...)

I believe the choice is yours either the black books or Cepheus. If you are after a military skill set I think the very handy Book 4 (Mercenary) was offered too ...

I may have misunderstood but if you are looking at the Book 1 Service skills table (p.11) a skill roll on that table of 5 or 6 gets you Gun Cbt 1.

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Sigrun Volsung, 9B7886, Lt Commander, 3 terms, age 31
Gun Cbt 3 (Rifle 2, Pistol 1), Melee Cbt 1 (Axe), Pilot 1,
Gunnery 1, Vacc Suit 1, Zero G 1, Streetwise 1, Recon 1,
Electronics 0, Grav Vehicle 0
Enemy: Imperial Navy (Lunion) Ine Givar(?)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:29 am 
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I'm guessing that means you only get 5 skills at 0 from basic training, though?

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Rifle-2, SMG-2, Vacc Suit-1, Brawling-1, Gunnery-1, Mechanic-1, Recon-1.
10,000 cr, SMG.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:15 am 
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Ah with you now!

So I'd say yes just five at 0 - but if you use Cepheus "Surface Defense" career (plantetary army) you'd get Mechanic, Gun Cbt, Gunnery, Melee, Recon and Battle Dress Service skills in Basic training.

Edit/Stop Press: You'd also get Gun Cbt 1 on entry (skills with rank) as a private.

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Player: Jonathan/Tiglath
Sigrun Volsung, 9B7886, Lt Commander, 3 terms, age 31
Gun Cbt 3 (Rifle 2, Pistol 1), Melee Cbt 1 (Axe), Pilot 1,
Gunnery 1, Vacc Suit 1, Zero G 1, Streetwise 1, Recon 1,
Electronics 0, Grav Vehicle 0
Enemy: Imperial Navy (Lunion) Ine Givar(?)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:36 pm 
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bluekieran2 wrote:
Okay, so Army. Are we using CT, or Mongoose 1e/Cepheus? The Service skills (for Basic Training) are very different; don't like the look of the CT ones much at all (ATV and Air/Raft as separate skills), and Gun Combat is in their twice - so would he pick it up at level 0 or 1?

Skills start at 1 with CT, not 0. In CT you get *every* standard weapon skill at a default of 0, so every Gun Combat skill moves the PC up to 1, then 2, and so on. Thing is, if you get Gun Combat, you need to pick a specific weapon each time: so Pistol-2 or Rifle-1, etc.

In fact, if you're not really into playing the mini-game of PC creation, just use http://devilghost.com/software/travellercharacter/ and keep hitting F5 until you get a PC you like. I've been know to hit that F5 a hundred times or more just to look at the characters that come up. :)

Kieran, I don't have a problem if you want to do an Engineering type, but we *could* use a Marine or another Army combat guy. Even more, the party could probably really use someone with the Gunnery skill...not right now, but eventually when they get a ship of their own.

Eris

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Candles Against The Night, Jimi Woo; 38; 7B9BA9; Pilot-3, Comm-1, Broker-2, Admin-1, Streetwise-2, Steward-1, Computer-1, Vacc-1, Pistol-2, Cutlass-1; 60,000 lbC; AutoPistol, Cutlass, VaccSuit, HandComp.
Winedark Game: Merchant 1st Officer Antony "Andy" Sokolov, 787AA8, 46, 7 terms; Admin-1, Bribery-2, Electronics-1, Engineering-2, Navigation-4, Pilot-1, Revolver-1, Shotgun-1;Benefits: 8,000/yr, Cr50,000, Low Passage, Low Passage, Revolver, Shotgun


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:36 pm 
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Surface Defence looks great actually - I managed to miss that entirely! - so I'll stick with Cepheus.

So, basic training + Private rank: Mechanic-0, Gun Combat-1, Gunnery-0, Melee Combat-0, Recon-0, Battle Dress-0.

As I know I'm going that route, I'll be cheeky and change my background skills to Streetwise-0 (have randomly picked Tahaver as homeworld) and Carousing-0.

Survival term 1: [2d6] = 8
Commission - [2d6] = 5 - nope!

Term 2 re-enlistment [2d6] = 5
Term 2 skill (Service Skills) [1d6] = 6, survival [2d6] = 5
Gain Battle Dress 1, just survive the term...

Term 2 commission? [2d6] = 9 Re-enlistment for term 3 [2d6] = 11
Make Lieutenant.

Term 3 skill (personal development) [1d6] = 3, survival [2d6] = 8
+1 END

term 3 advancement [2d6] = 9, re-enlistment for term 4 [2d6] = 3
Make Captain, fail to re-enlist which I forgot we weren't doing anyway.

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Into The Marches: Joe Whistler, 7B9378, 30, Army Captain, (3 terms).
Rifle-2, SMG-2, Vacc Suit-1, Brawling-1, Gunnery-1, Mechanic-1, Recon-1.
10,000 cr, SMG.


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