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by Sigtrygg
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5297

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

But that is not consistent with how a Fusion weapon is supposed to work; Core, Equipment, Heavy Weapons, p126: The ultimate personal firearm, the Fusion Gun, Man Portable is more like a piece of artillery. It includes a gravity suspension system to reduce its inertia, and fires what amounts to a di...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5297

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

Radiation trait only affects the target when it is hit.
by Sigtrygg
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5297

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

We don't know the jump drive and psionics are impossible here in the real world - we just haven't discovered them yet :) More seriously we have discovered electromagnetic and particulate radiation (ionising radiation) and understand their properties very well. The properties we understand are not th...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5297

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

I would love to see the author's explanation for the pseudoscience behind this rule. It appears that radiation in the MgT universe is very different to radiation here in the real world. How does a particle accelerator beam produce ionising radiation tangential to the beam? You are projecting a colli...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5297

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

Indeed it is - the x-rays produced when the particle beam interacts with the hull will indeed spread in all directions from the point of impact. As the particle beam cuts further into the hull the 'bloom' of x-rays will propagate further also so you will end up with a wide 'cylinder' of x-rays movin...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Entanglement-based sensors
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Entanglement-based sensors

If you are bending the radiation around you how do you observe the universe?
by Sigtrygg
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Split from GT
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Re: Split from GT

GURPS Traveller should really be called GURPS Third Imperium. It is an ATU divergent from the OTU, and is often termed the Lorenverse.
by Sigtrygg
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: House Rules: Character Generation aka Traveller Creation
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: House Rules: Character Generation aka Traveller Creation

Why bother with the complexity?

Just pick the skills you want, the number of terms served, the final rank achieved.

Now everyone can be Ace Rimmer.
by Sigtrygg
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 766
Views: 104675

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Member states building the 'small ships' makes sense when considering that the Confed gov concentrates on the big ships - battleships, carriers and heavy cruisers. DGP S&A: we have found the construction and maintainance of a large, effective fleet to be an incredible expense - especially give our t...
by Sigtrygg
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more
Replies: 48
Views: 2715

Re: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more

A suggestion - send a kickstarter update about deapnight endeavour/revelation to the Great Rift backers and the Element Class Cruisers backers - I won't mind getting the same email a few times but you may hit the inbox of people who didn't back JTAS.
by Sigtrygg
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: Deepnight Revelation

You should go into the same level of detail as the kickstarter update - perhaps a tad more :)
by Sigtrygg
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more
Replies: 48
Views: 2715

Re: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more

The latest JTAS kickstarter update email has dropped - interesting stuff ahead. :)
by Sigtrygg
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Their rough mass
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Re: Their rough mass

Nelhanlia. 3,750 Metres Long, 900 Metres Wide, 700 Metres Tall - 168,750,000 tons Absoulta. 3,000 Metres Long, 1,000 Metres Wide, 800 Metres Tall - 171,428.571 tons Belenus. 2,250 Metres Long, 650 Metres Wide, 550 Metres Tall - 57,455,357 tons Toutais. 1,200 Metres Long, 700 Metres Wide, 400 Metres ...
by Sigtrygg
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Melee Rules for 'Fighting Dirty'
Replies: 13
Views: 1120

Re: Melee Rules for 'Fighting Dirty'

I take it NPCs are allowed to use the same tactics on the PCs...
by Sigtrygg
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5297

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

T5 now has quad turrets...

it also requires plasma guns, fusion guns and particle accelerators to be mounted in barbettes; there are two different sizes of barbette, the 3t single weapon barbette and the 5t dual barbette.
by Sigtrygg
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5297

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

I also fail to see how a particle accelerator produces a radiation effect in the firing ship. I don't believe plasma guns or fusion guns should produce radiation effects in the firing ship either.

The radiation effect being applied to the target on a successful hit makes some sort of sense.
by Sigtrygg
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: JTAS 4 Sensor operations
Replies: 33
Views: 2276

Re: JTAS 4 Sensor operations

This new interpretation of the densitometer actively emits artificial gravity waves - the stuff we handwave artificial gravity, acceleration compensation fields etc to fall under - these interact with the mass of the object and the return signal can be interpreted. Note the densitometer in passive m...
by Sigtrygg
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fuel Expenditure from Surface to Highport
Replies: 19
Views: 1393

Re: Fuel Expenditure from Surface to Highport

Rocket science is pretty well understood. The MgT reaction drive fuel use rates are too small by an order of magnitude at least. You can swap the numbers around, you just have to make sure you are using the correct equations. delta V = exhaust velocity x ln (total mass/mass without fuel) or you can ...
by Sigtrygg
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5297

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

The same way an Audio knows it has low tyre pressure... diagnostic sensors built into the fabric of the ship will give feedback 'in universe' to characters about the state of their ship.