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In my home D&D 5e game, I have a rule: if you want something that is not in the books but is reasonable, the answer is, “sure.” Several of my players have taken me up on that so far. One has a longbow that uses Strength instead of Dexterity. Another wields a punching shield as a melee weapon; all I did for that one is take a warhammer and rename it “punching… Read More

Grav belts are a staple of Traveller, but their style is dated, if we are totally honest. They belong in a time where Kyle MacLachlin, Sir Patrick Stewart, Max von Sydow, and company were resisting the bloody Baron Harkonnen. It seems antiquated in a day and age where kids have a wheel in their shoe to skate across the floor or have “hoverboards.” Let’s talk about a few variations that deliver on… Read More

I saw a report recently about smart guns and how they are work. It was pretty cool. A thought I had about them shortly after the report was: why aren’t they in Traveller. So I’m adding them as an option. Here goes: New Equipment Option Smart Firearm (TL 8+). At the time of manufacturing, any firearm can become a smart gun. This prevents the gun from firing unless the designated person is… Read More

As I mentioned before, JBE is coming back to Traveller and we are excited. We thought we would bring you a few of the pieces of equipment we are working on and letting you have it early for your home games. Sapphire “Blue Gem” New from Sapphire is the Blue Gem. This video phone bears the trademark six sided, translucent blue cover. The Blue Gem offers planet-wide audio calls, realtime video calls,… Read More