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by Sigtrygg
Wed May 20, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Valuation (aka Breaking Even)
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Ship Valuation (aka Breaking Even)

If you had started with the 77 edition then you would understand the purpose of the trade system as originally intended. It was a game within a game that modelled the operations of small tramp traders. The basic trading rules could lead to break even if the die rolls were favourable. The trick to he...
by Sigtrygg
Sun May 17, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hop Drives and Skip Drives
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Hop Drives and Skip Drives

The area of space currently containing the Third Imperium does not discover the hop drive until around the 1900s, the time setting of the T5 Galaxiad.

The hop drive in JTAS 6 is for a culture a long, long way from the Third Imperium of 1105.
by Sigtrygg
Wed May 13, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3004
Views: 359413

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

I agree with every point made in this video and it it equally applicable to Traveller.
by Sigtrygg
Tue May 12, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3004
Views: 359413

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

By the same creator - what the movies (and most rpgs) get wrong about space combat:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pANFGh0tNlk
by Sigtrygg
Fri May 08, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: a campaign based on Arbellatra?
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: a campaign based on Arbellatra?

Not reading it means you are denying the actual owner/author describing the OTU. Remember what we know about the Third Imperium is told from an unreliable narrative viewpoit and has undergone changes over the years. The data given in MegaTraveller for Imperial TL refer to civilian general technology...
by Sigtrygg
Wed May 06, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: a campaign based on Arbellatra?
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: a campaign based on Arbellatra?

Except the Imperium has had jump 5 ships for a couple of centuries and jump 6 couriers by the 600s.

The novel really does upset the applecart of 'what you thought you knew about the OTU'
by Sigtrygg
Wed May 06, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: a campaign based on Arbellatra?
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: a campaign based on Arbellatra?

You may want to read MWM's novel Agent of the Imperium...
by Sigtrygg
Sun May 03, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Better Grav Vehicles For Starships
Replies: 20
Views: 981

Re: Better Grav Vehicles For Starships

It's an honorific, of anything, to the standard Army 4 ton truck, not the jeep. Jeeps don't carry 4,000kg of cargo and 4 people - you need a 4ton truck for that. This is the sort of misconception that plagues Traveller, both from the fandom and artists over the years, saying it is like a jeep makes ...
by Sigtrygg
Sat May 02, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mayday, mayday! Traveller Day 2020 Event
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Re: Mayday, mayday! Traveller Day 2020 Event

An excellent livestream event.

Many thanks for doing this.
by Sigtrygg
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spying on the Zhodani
Replies: 13
Views: 640

Re: Spying on the Zhodani

The Imperium has a couple of secret psi-institutes for training spooks.

The Imperium also has technology for memory and personality alteration - you overwrite your spook with a completely new identity and send them into Zhodani space - even they don't know they are a spook.
by Sigtrygg
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3004
Views: 359413

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

It's probably worth mentioning that HMS Thunder Child took on three Martian tripods, destroying two of them at the cost of its own self. The third was also destroyed, this may have been due to the explosion of the Thunder Child under Martian heat ray attack or it could have been due to the Royal Nav...
by Sigtrygg
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: MgT2E Fuel Expenditure when making a jump.
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: MgT2E Fuel Expenditure when making a jump.

There is of course the added complication of HG2e introducing fuel efficient drives etc.
So it all depends on the TL of the jump drive and the higher TL options you choose for your jump drive if permitted.
by Sigtrygg
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's the point of a large bay?
Replies: 20
Views: 978

Re: What's the point of a large bay?

Yup, the turret holds 12 while each rack holds 3. Single mount - 3+12 Double mount - 3+3+12 Triple mount - 3+3+3+12 Quad mount - 3+3+3+3+12 Back in HG81 I modified the rules so that - turret batteries good vs smallcraft and escort class, not so good vs destroyer/light cruiser sized ships, not much u...
by Sigtrygg
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mass drivers
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: Mass drivers

Nitpick - If it's fired at a planet it will accelerate towards the planet thanks to the planet's own gravity - so its velocity will not remain constant from leaving the weapon. :)
by Sigtrygg
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Turret questions
Replies: 36
Views: 1740

Re: Turret questions

It's three missiles per rack and an additional space for 12 within the 'turret' according to the best source for this, the CT Missiles special supplement. MISSILE STORAGE Each standard missile rack can hold one missile ready to fire and two additional missiles ready for future game turns. The role o...
by Sigtrygg
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Good Deepnight Prequels?
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Good Deepnight Prequels?

There are loads of potential Deepnight entity prequal scenarios possible. Once you have read The Deepnight boxed adventure you have a better understanding of things that could have transpired in the past. 1 - Death Station, a sample of deepnight entity has been taken to a lab ship, run Death Station...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3004
Views: 359413

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Here is what it could look like when you switch on your jump drive:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7e-1bRpweo
by Sigtrygg
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Implications of the Firmpoint to Turret conversion rule
Replies: 78
Views: 5932

Re: Implications of the Firmpoint to Turret conversion rule

And then the Missiles special supplement published in JTAS added: MISSILE STORAGE Each standard missile rack can hold one missile ready to fire and two additional missiles ready for future game turns. The role of the gunner in the turret is to aim and fire the weaponry in the turret; once the missil...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Friction-powered plane
Replies: 11
Views: 1592

Re: Friction-powered plane

It would only recover a fraction of the energy lost due to friction, so overall energy will be lost over time. Not to mention you would need another power source to get it up to the speed at which friction would be able to generate enough energy to even partially recharge any batteries. As for direc...