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by Grazelander
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Anyone used Mapforge software?
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Anyone used Mapforge software?

I was a kickstarter backer for the full Monty, but cannot recommend it to you. It launched with a lot of bugs and memory issues, especially when loaded up with map packs. On the plus side it has seen regular updates and bug fixes but remains painfully slow on my high end Mac and the number of crashe...
by Grazelander
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mindjammer Traveller released Jan 11
Replies: 13
Views: 1674

Re: Mindjammer Traveller released Jan 11

I rate this setting highly and am so glad it came to Traveller. I feel it's the breath of fresh air Traveller gas needed for a while. I already had fate based version and although I don't like the Fate system but found the setting intriguing and an endless source of ideas. The production values are ...
by Grazelander
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Northstar Ringworld
Replies: 29
Views: 2951

Re: Northstar Ringworld

Maybe I'm missing something but it describes a ring of worldets not a "ringworld". It even describes it as an asteroid belt in the wiki.

As Nathan mentions in canon the only ring world I believe still existent is the partial one in Hiver space, Lingkot I believe it is.
by Grazelander
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Northstar Ringworld
Replies: 29
Views: 2951

Re: Northstar Ringworld

Maybe I'm missing something but it describes a ring of worldets not a "ringworld". It even describes it as an asteroid belt in the wiki.

As Nathan mentions in canon the only ring world I believe still existent is the partial one in Hiver space, Lingkot I believe it is.
by Grazelander
Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fuel Bubbles
Replies: 16
Views: 1096

Re: Fuel Bubbles

The first thing to remember is make the initial jump using the reserve fuel then rely on your internal tankage. That way the processing connections can be established planet-side without dangerous space walking and afterwards disposable tanks can be jettisoned or reusable tanks recovered on board ea...
by Grazelander
Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: RPG Suite
Replies: 32
Views: 16173

Re: RPG Suite

I had the same confusion over passwords and user name but figured it out just before a very rapid response from the support email, so give them a chance if you're struggling. I use a high end iMac and both programs load up in just seconds, I suspect the 32 bit users or low graphic cards are those st...
by Grazelander
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Visual size reference: 1dt and 4dt and average human
Replies: 19
Views: 2336

Re: Visual size reference: 1dt and 4dt and average human

wbnc wrote:
stateroom 10x12x8 ( 3.04x7.3x2.43 meters) 4dt ( not same layout as deck plan rooms just a rough visual size reference.)

Sorry but I was thinking the comparison looks odd; I think there may be a math error , 12ft does not equates to 7.3m I fear.

:)
by Grazelander
Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: vandeet's character possession generator
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Re: vandeet's character possession generator

Produces an interesting blend of quirky results, ended up with 7 grenades and two silencers.......hmmm silent grenades.

All the same thanks for your efforts
by Grazelander
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD Tools For Frontier Living - Thalassa
Replies: 18
Views: 2953

Re: 2300AD Tools For Frontier Living - Thalassa

I pre-ordered this and the French Arm adventures over 14 months ago and still waiting for the hard copies. I got impatient and got the electronic versions. I just hope the delays are to improve the rather disappointing art.
by Grazelander
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fanzheinz (FASA) Deckplan
Replies: 9
Views: 2172

Re: Fanzheinz (FASA) Deckplan

Thanks for the response. I think the furniture size improbably I my perception. You're right on the dimensions, jut looks like no leg room around the furniture. The six positions make sense now, although I imagine a free trader with a six man crew won't make much money. I would have suggested incorp...
by Grazelander
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fanzheinz (FASA) Deckplan
Replies: 9
Views: 2172

Re: Fanzheinz (FASA) Deckplan

Really good work and a nice change from the usual Type A's. A few questions though 1. If the squares represent 1.5m all the furnishings appear very small. 2. Why six crew stations on the bridge? 3. Ships Lockers are enormous? 4. Both air locks open onto the same space and its also the largest living...
by Grazelander
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD: Tools For Frontier Living. The Art.
Replies: 27
Views: 4075

Re: 2300AD: Tools For Frontier Living. The Art.

Sorry Colin, I wasn't disappointed with the writing just the artwork.

Unfortunately I won't be buying the print version of this one because of that art. I have always bought both versions of everything so far but I a drawing a line here.
by Grazelander
Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD: Tools For Frontier Living. The Art.
Replies: 27
Views: 4075

Re: 2300AD: Tools For Frontier Living. The Art.

Once again the mongoose art department have shot themselves in the foot! I cannot understand how half the book has fair art and the other half is terrible. Were they designed in a vacuum? Surely consistent art across a line is a desirable trait and this day and age while lamenting the state of RPG s...
by Grazelander
Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Modern Equivalent?
Replies: 24
Views: 2591

Re: Modern Equivalent?

Great link and good comparisons.
by Grazelander
Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Modern Equivalent?
Replies: 24
Views: 2591

Re: Modern Equivalent?

I'm very aware of the difference between displacement and deadweight tonnages. However net and gross tonnage are actually volume measurements. A gross ton is considered to be a volume of 100 cubic ft. Displacement in the real world is considered to be in a sea water relative density of 1.025 not the...
by Grazelander
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Modern Equivalent?
Replies: 24
Views: 2591

Re: Modern Equivalent?

Additionally the number of such small vessels in the 3I wouldn't staggering if they were truly the mainstay of trade. I suspect that is a typo and you meant "...the number of such small vessels in the 3I would be staggering if they were truly the mainstay of trade." And so they would be, IF they we...
by Grazelander
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Modern Equivalent?
Replies: 24
Views: 2591

Re: Modern Equivalent?

Capt.Jonah - from that picture you can also see that the vessels NRT or net tonnage, basically it's cargo earning space is over 1000 tons and by the time you add in the weight of steelwork, fuel etc, she is a lot larger than a 600 disp subby. It has always bothered me that in Traveller we are shippi...
by Grazelander
Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Modern Equivalent?
Replies: 24
Views: 2591

Re: Modern Equivalent?

I spent 25years merchant marine on tramp trading vessels and served as a deep sea master; however the idea that the ship picks the cargo is sadly very outmoded.the vessels are Tramping in the sense they move from one spot charter to another rather than a long term time charter. Short sea trade is a ...
by Grazelander
Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD Core Book Preview
Replies: 102
Views: 9699

Re: 2300AD Core Book Preview

If you're looking for 2300 flavored minis combat rules try looking up "Tomorrows War" from Ambush Alley Games, nice set of post modern to early sci-fi tabletop rules for any scale. Even has a timeline that reads very like a 2300 type background, although without the aliens.
by Grazelander
Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: News on New Traveller Books!
Replies: 35
Views: 5261

Re: News on New Traveller Books!

Amazon just arbitrarily cancelled my pre-order for the Traveller Campaign, citing unavailability of supply. Oh well............ How is it "arbitrarily" if they gave justification? (and just how long has this been sitting as 'pre-order' with them?) Remember, business' *do* have reasons for their act...