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by Sigtrygg
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2558
Views: 192676

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Solar panels have one intrinsic limitation - they can not gather more energy than there is incident. There may be TL improvements that allow nearly 100% capture, but you are still limited to generating no more electricity than there is incident radiation. For a ship in orbit around the Earth each sq...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Armor Factors
Replies: 43
Views: 629

Re: Armor Factors

There are other factors - if I am firing six lasers at you from two turrets I have six chances to hit, six chances to critical, those lasers are hitting a similar area on the target so they should have additional penetration potential etc. Not to mention that is six lasers are linked to all be firin...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Armor Factors
Replies: 43
Views: 629

Re: Armor Factors

You really should resurrect weapon batteries and use a similar logarithm
scale for increasing/deacreasing their damage based on the relative scale of battery factor vs size factor.
by Sigtrygg
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How do I persuade A Player to take A Deal?
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: How do I persuade A Player to take A Deal?

You don't. The player has agency over his/her character and is the only one that can decide their motivations, actions and responses to an event. If the player wants their character to take the deal the character will, if the player has the character decline the deal and die then start rolling a new...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would happen to him?
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: What would happen to him?

Once you are anointed king you are king - unless it is a constitutional monarchy and the parliament/senate/congress/moot can vote for your removal. The legitimate claimant can either hope his older brother abdicates in his favour or would have to resort to illegal means - alternatively go and have a...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: fuel-cargo hybrid space
Replies: 49
Views: 1260

Re: fuel-cargo hybrid space

Canonically the x-boat routes were established by being built along existing trade lanes, so the 4pc trade lanes existed before the x-boat network and carries trade goods etc not just information. The Traveller Adventure does a pretty good job showing how there can be other trade routes with a subse...
by Sigtrygg
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Traveller Art]Solomani Trader
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: [Traveller Art]Solomani Trader

Nicely done, I always liked this ship from the first time I saw it in the Alien module.
by Sigtrygg
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers
Replies: 82
Views: 2276

Re: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers

I don't believe the validity of the statement for several reasons: meson bays exist in the designs included in the HG2e book the original maker of that statement can not back it up with evidence, I put it down to misunderstanding meson bays exist in every version of Traveller - they are not in T5 be...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers
Replies: 82
Views: 2276

Re: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers

There is stuff in MgT that is canon for the OTU setting and there is stuff in MgT that is not canonical for the OTU setting. In a similar way there is stuff in TNE FF&S that is not canonical for the OTU - eg stutterwarp - and stuff that was retconned out of the OTU eg HEPlaR as standard drive for al...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers
Replies: 82
Views: 2276

Re: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers

To be OTU compliant it has to have appeared in previous canon or be in T5. Meson bays are OTU compliant since they are in many OTU sources and are even in the ships in HG2e. They are not in T5 as yet because T5 hasn't releaed BCS maker yet. Tachyon weapons make no sense for several reasons, there ar...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers
Replies: 82
Views: 2276

Re: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers

Here we go again. Just because something is in the basic weapons chapter or basic ship construction chapters of HG2e it does not make them OTU compliant. I argued many times during the playtest that this should have been made very clear. Tachyon weapons are not the only system to be found in the bas...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers
Replies: 82
Views: 2276

Re: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers

Tachyon weapons are not OTU compliant.
by Sigtrygg
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: radiation shielding
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: radiation shielding

Traveller maneuver drives generate a protective field that mitigates the radiation from gas giants and the like - this is to be found in the CT boxed adventure Beltstrike. I can dig out the exact quote in a bit.
by Sigtrygg
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 696
Views: 68065

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

That's four sizes then...
by Sigtrygg
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vanguard - The Kickstarter is Live!
Replies: 14
Views: 1261

Re: Vanguard - The Kickstarter is Live!

Break it up into its components to offer people a range of price points for the kickstarter. pdf rulebook, pdf maps and counters printed rulebook, maps and counters boxed minis deluxe boxed set all of the above I would actually have paid more than £90 for the 'deluxe' set - my last purchase of Twili...
by Sigtrygg
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vanguard - A Traveller Miniatures Game
Replies: 21
Views: 1855

Re: Vanguard - A Traveller Miniatures Game

Not very happy to see this cancelled.

Hope to see it resurrected in some form or other in the future.
by Sigtrygg
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vanguard - The Kickstarter is Live!
Replies: 14
Views: 1261

Re: Vanguard - The Kickstarter is Live!

And now its cancelled.

Not good.

How about a basic set with cardboard counters instead of minis and sell the minis separately?
by Sigtrygg
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Dichotomy of Piracy
Replies: 69
Views: 3575

Re: The Dichotomy of Piracy

In the OTU governed by Newtonian movement and conservation of momentum boarding a ship that is capable of maneuvering during combat is impossible, in MgT cinematric cartoon physics ship combat it is allowed.

The ion cannon is not OTU either.
by Sigtrygg
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Dichotomy of Piracy
Replies: 69
Views: 3575

Re: The Dichotomy of Piracy

Space pirates are NOT Somali peasants, organized or otherwise, with assault weapons and a couple grenades in tiny boats taking on weaponless crews. They can very well be. A fast small-craft with a breaching tube is quite able to effect a boarding. Not if you still have an operational m-drive and yo...
by Sigtrygg
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vanguard - A Traveller Miniatures Game
Replies: 21
Views: 1855

Re: Vanguard - A Traveller Miniatures Game

msprange wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:46 am
Annatar Giftbringer wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:41 am

What about a pdf copy of the rulebook?
Most of the rulebook (in the very least) will be freely available during the Kickstarter.
Do not lose out on money by not having a pdf version of the final rules and maps of Vanguard for sale.