Questions tagged [mongoose-traveller]

Traveller by Mongoose Publishing, first edition, is an RPG primarily revolving around space and space travel released in 2007. Not to be confused with 2nd edition released in 2016.

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Which jurisdiction applies during customs inspections?

This is something of a fluff-based question rather than entirely mechanics-based, but it's been tagged on the basis of the sourcebooks referenced whilst asking the question. The Scoundrel book as a ...
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What is the application of symbols in the cultural extension of UWP?

In Traveller-5, worldgen step E includes creating the world's cultural extension (Cx), the last digit of which is "symbols." The rule book explains only that: Symbols used by the culture may range ...
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Secret of the Ancients (2012) - why leave them here?

Note - this has significant spoilers for the Secret of the Ancients campaign. Secret of the Ancients has some really interesting ideas and lots of detail but some serious flaws also. However, among ...
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When gaining a new skill through a connection, do players gain it at level 1 or 0?

Gaining one level in any skill seems to fall outside the standard "Skills can be listed with or without an associated level. If no rank is listed, then you gain that skill at Level 1 if you do not ...
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In Traveller, what's my starting equipment?

I'm just starting a game in Traveller and we spent our first session rolling up characters, it's the first time playing this game for all of us, Referee included. It all went pretty well, slow cause ...
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Is only one turret required to make all reaction shots?

1st edition Mongoose Traveller. Under the Reactions section of the Space Combat chapter on page 149 of the main rulebook, there's rules for shooting down missiles, and how it costs 1 reaction for ...
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Which Mongoose Traveller 1e books are mechanically compatible with 2e, if any?

Are any of the books from Mongoose Traveller 1st edition mechanically compatible with 2nd edition? The kind of compatibility I am thinking of means that I should be able to use rules or stats ...
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How much does repairing lost points of a ship's armor cost?

On page 143 of the Core Rulebook (Traveller Mongoose) under section Repairs it specifies how and how much to repair Hull Damage, Structure Damage and System Damage, but there is no mention of Armor ...
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Do you add the Strength DM to melee damage in Mongoose Traveller?

Everyone from the wimpiest schoolkid from a low gravity planet to the biggest, buffest bodybuilder from a high gravity planet appears to do 1d6 damage when they punch someone. Should we be adding the ...
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What are the major differences between Mongoose Traveller 1st and 2nd Edition?

In early 2016, a new edition of Traveller by Mongoose was released (referred to by some as Mongoose Traveller 2nd Edition). What are the major rule and setting differences between this version and the ...
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System for running starports in traveller

I'm looking for rules for running a starport. The book starports has a decent description of the cost involved in buying/building a starport, but not any information about actually operating one. At ...
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Does a Light Fighter fit inside the cargo hold of a Free Trader Type A?

Could a light fighter (Mongoose Traveller core rulebook, p. 136) fit into the cargo zone of a Free Trader Type A (p. 117)? If yes, how much cargo space will it use — its tonnage of 10 tons? Or more, ...