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by Sigtrygg
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: JTAS sensor rules
Replies: 27
Views: 870

Re: JTAS sensor rules

I don't think there's an allowance in the rules for heat output and reactor size in the sensor rules. Should there be one? That might offer another option - reducing your ship's reactor output to make one's ship less visible. Although I'd assume Stealth systems handle this in various ways. There is...
by Sigtrygg
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: JTAS sensor rules
Replies: 27
Views: 870

Re: JTAS sensor rules

The waste heat from a GigaWatt fusion reactor will produce a lot more of a signal than a few kW radio transmission from a transponder...
by Sigtrygg
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Era, how accurate?
Replies: 35
Views: 6740

Re: New Era, how accurate?

MWM had left GDW by the time it was decided to reboot Traveller as TNE - that's why he doesn't know about the Empress Wave and how the TNE story would have played out in the future if GDW hadn't gone bust. Charles Gannon took over the MT line from DGP for Hard Times, and many of his ideas would be u...
by Sigtrygg
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rolling d66 - what's that?
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

2d6 is not a bell curve, it is a triangular distribution.
by Sigtrygg
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rolling d66 - what's that?
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

I haven't looked closely enough at the MgT2e rules, does it use the d66 roll often?

I know CT uses it a lot for encounter matrices and I have used it in the past to generate hit locations for ships and vehicles...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Higher tech items on a lower tech world
Replies: 20
Views: 1399

Re: Higher tech items on a lower tech world

Lower TL does not mean stupid. Take a TL5 raw recruit and teach them to drive a grav vehicle - I fail to see why they will have a harder time learning this skill than a TL8 or TL10 raw recruit. Until the age of 17 here in the UK the vast majority can not drive - they can be taught how in a few hours...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Higher tech items on a lower tech world
Replies: 20
Views: 1399

Re: Higher tech items on a lower tech world

It costs 1000cr per displacement ton per jump to ship stuff to a world from a higher TL manufacturing world. One displacement ton of laser rifles is an awful lot of laser rifles, hence the shipping cost per unit is almost trivial. You can use the same logic for pretty much any item from a TL15 indus...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question about Stunners
Replies: 26
Views: 1902

Re: Question about Stunners

Ion weapons are presented in High Guard but are strictly turret or bay weapons in that tome. If you buy the upcoming Glorious Empire book, you will see the concept of ion missiles introduced. This is merely an exploration of miniaturizing the technology and making it available to smaller weapons. I...
by Sigtrygg
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3090
Views: 436566

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

All the usual places - MWM Jump Space article and T5.
by Sigtrygg
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3090
Views: 436566

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Gravitic technology based maneuver drives do not work in jump space. You have to use a reaction drive to accelerate in jump space.
by Sigtrygg
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fuel costs--jumps vs. weeks of operation
Replies: 19
Views: 4372

Re: Fuel costs--jumps vs. weeks of operation

You have access to a multigigawatt fusion power plant. You could use diodes to produce light matched to the exact frequency needed for your photosynthetic processors.
by Sigtrygg
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Advantages of keeping SOC as is?
Replies: 11
Views: 2983

Re: Advantages of keeping SOC as is?

SOC as a characteristic makes no sense in todays western world, but it does in a class society. Which classless western world do you live in? Is there a class hierarchy still in existence in the UK? Yes France? Yes USA? yes, they refuse to admit it but the wealth families that have now run theri co...
by Sigtrygg
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Advantages of keeping SOC as is?
Replies: 11
Views: 2983

Re: Advantages of keeping SOC as is?

Soc is a really important characteristic within some settings and cultures. Like it or not human culture is heavily influenced by a hierarchical structure that evolved when we were little more than great apes. Break it down. Soc represents class - which strata of society were you born into, in which...
by Sigtrygg
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does the Scout come with weapons?
Replies: 33
Views: 7378

Re: Does the Scout come with weapons?

I haven't got access to my MgT books at the moment due to computer issues. Something that bugs me about this batter thing. You need to know the total energy capacity of the battery, ie EP x time. A tender doesn't just charge the batteries for one turn of operation it has to charge the batteries for ...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does the Scout come with weapons?
Replies: 33
Views: 7378

Re: Does the Scout come with weapons?

Have you ever read MWM's Jump space article which clarifies this, or T5?

Within the OTU it is well documented, for a referee's homebrew setting then it is for the referee to make it up.
by Sigtrygg
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A puzzling announcement, but one nevertheless likely to be of interest here...
Replies: 9
Views: 3342

Re: A puzzling announcement, but one nevertheless likely to be of interest here...

Ok I finally clicked the link. TO SAVE THE GALAXY, A DEAD HERO MUST RISE AGAIN! NEWLY REVISED AND EXPANDED NOVEL SET IN THE TRAVELLER UNIVERSE FROM LEGENDARY GAME DESIGNER MARC MILLER Newly revised and expanded - does that mean new stuff? What are these revisions and expansion? Do I have to buy yet ...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does the Scout come with weapons?
Replies: 33
Views: 7378

Re: Does the Scout come with weapons?

As is usual the misuse of terms leads to confusion.
1 - a capacitor is not a battery
1 - you do not 're-charge' a battery, you reverse the chemical change that generated electricity and lose some energy in the process.
by Sigtrygg
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship design note: liquid hydrogen is not dense
Replies: 11
Views: 3045

Re: Ship design note: liquid hydrogen is not dense

Either the acceleration compensators work and you have no acceleration effects within the ship and thus no sloshing, or they don't.

Another consequence of a background technology.
by Sigtrygg
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ammunition tracking
Replies: 8
Views: 2627

Re: Ammunition tracking

Just assume the character reloads when necessary and only track magazines, power packs or what not. Or you could just have high tech guns that make their own ammunition... Personally I track ammunition and my players track ammunition, playing a Chamax plague scenario without an ammo track is a waste...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship design note: liquid hydrogen is not dense
Replies: 11
Views: 3045

Re: Ship design note: liquid hydrogen is not dense

There is no perceived acceleration within a Traveller ship, that's what the acceleration compensators are for, so there is no sloshing about.