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by Sigtrygg
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spinal Weapons and Minimum Ship Size
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Spinal Weapons and Minimum Ship Size

The problem is that a couple of iterations of Traveller do allow spinal mount weapons to be installed on any size of ship. TNE actually has a few options in addition to spinal, parallel mounts and Janus mounts for example. The most iconic ship of TNE was the RCES Clipper which had a spinal, which wa...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3175
Views: 484674

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Traveller's take on antimatter is about as real world as its computer and personal communications predictions. Antimatter is akin to battery technology. You would need to build large antimatter production facilities close to stars that can harness the energy from the star using solar panels to creat...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jumping away from gas giants
Replies: 31
Views: 871

Re: Jumping away from gas giants

The mechanisms by which accretion takes place are very well understood.
by Sigtrygg
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3175
Views: 484674

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

All of these designs are near future - they use known physics and engineering We use antimatter today on a regular basis - the antimatter initiated fusion rocket doesn't use much in the way of antimatter. The radiators are a necesity to transfer some energy from the rocket to the spacecraft - you ne...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jumping away from gas giants
Replies: 31
Views: 871

Re: Jumping away from gas giants

Gravity (from Latin gravitas 'weight' ), or gravitation, is a natural phenomenon by which all things with mass or energy—including planets, stars, galaxies, and even light —are brought toward (or gravitate toward) one another. Gravity is the perceived result of the warping of space time by the mass...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jumping away from gas giants
Replies: 31
Views: 871

Re: Jumping away from gas giants

Usually I would reverse engineer the desired result, which when squares and square roots make an appearance, cross referenced likely to Terra. Since the guesswork for Jupiter core is anywhere between five to fifteen percent mass, with a two hundred fifty percent Terran standard gravity, assuming th...
by Sigtrygg
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jumping away from gas giants
Replies: 31
Views: 871

Re: Jumping away from gas giants

What's the diameter of Jupiter's 'solid core' ? The curvature of space time in Jupiter's vicinity requires that we know the mass/energy/pressure/momentum of Jupiter, the bulk of which is its 'atmosphere'. diameter/gravity then multiply by 100 brings it more into line with a rocky body (it will still...
by Sigtrygg
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3175
Views: 484674

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

I'm really surprised you haven't posted Scott Manley's latest youtube offering...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEZv_OXA_NI
by Sigtrygg
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jumping away from gas giants
Replies: 31
Views: 871

Re: Jumping away from gas giants

Instead of trying to explain it due to 'the force of gravity' us the tidal force instead, here's a link but I am sure there was a more in depth essay on this topic..
https://vectormovement.com/2010/05/
by Sigtrygg
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jumping away from gas giants
Replies: 31
Views: 871

Re: Jumping away from gas giants

Yet in MgT 2e we don’t even have Small and Large GGs. I do appreciate the new skimming rules in the Companion however. But your suggestion is a good metric should we start detailing gas giants. You want to increase the safe jump distance from gas giants? Condottiere's suggestion would almost triple...
by Sigtrygg
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jumping away from gas giants
Replies: 31
Views: 871

Re: Jumping away from gas giants

Condottiere wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:47 am
Gravity times actual diameter, times a hundred.
That would make the safe jump distances from gas giants and stars even greater than 100D...

(gas giant diameter/their gravity) may give better results...
by Sigtrygg
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Meson Gun Bays
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: Meson Gun Bays

I think the point is that in the OTU the TL of introduction for meson guns is TL11 but for bays it is 13..
by Sigtrygg
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Meson Gun Bays
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: Meson Gun Bays

Except the meson bays turn up in the Third Imperium sample ships later in the book.

And T5 has yet to give us rules for anything above ACS, meson bays will have to be an option in BCS to preserve compatibility with extant canon - something that MWM says he is bound by.
by Sigtrygg
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Core Rulebook and Starter Set Notice
Replies: 16
Views: 10536

Re: Core Rulebook and Starter Set Notice

Any news on the new starter set?

Will there ever be anymore material for the Tinath setting?
by Sigtrygg
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 851
Views: 186278

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Except it wasn't.

The youtuber has obviously not read any of the other books, or even realized the significance and importance of the buggers being able to infiltrate Ender's computer game program...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 6026

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

Yet again MgT gets it wrong... how hard is it to review previous canon and get it right? Now we get the usual 'we were talking around a water cooler with the secret squirrel squad and it is a deliberate retcon' bullexcrement Just buy the FFE CT cd, and the JTAS cd, and stick with GDW canon as your b...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 6026

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

Correct, proles can join the Guards, they can even be promoted all the way to General. It is just much harder for them to get in.
by Sigtrygg
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mindjammer/Traveller Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1079

Re: Mindjammer/Traveller Sale

I have the FATE version and the Traveller version and I much prefer the Traveller version.

The quickstart pdf is free so get it and see what you think.
by Sigtrygg
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 6026

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

I know the change was on purpose, but it is still a retcon. And the original metagame purpose of the wave, its properties and origin are only ever going to be found out if Dave Nilsen and Frank Chadwick reveal them. The current retconned version, as MWM discusses in his interviews, is his take on th...
by Sigtrygg
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Agent of the Imperium [likely spoilers]
Replies: 1
Views: 988

Re: Agent of the Imperium [likely spoilers]

Not just the Empress Wave, the Black ships are on the horizon so to speak too.