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by Sigtrygg
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: about TL Antimater TL20 (HG MGT2ed)
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: about TL Antimater TL20 (HG MGT2ed)

The Traveller rules and the Traveller setting are two very different things (apart from MT, T4 and T5) Your Traveller ruleset of choice may include lots of options such as warp drives, time drives, Star Wars fighter movement and other such nonsense, but those technologies are not part of the Third I...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does the Scout come with weapons?
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: Does the Scout come with weapons?

Yup, unintended consequence of the High Guard 80 energy point system. In LBB2 your pp can provide all the energy needed to every weapon. Fit a slightly larger pp and you can double fire your lasers. This should have been the base line when designing HG80 - a pp of equal size to the m-drive should be...
by Sigtrygg
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New referee and--Dear god, the mortgage costs.
Replies: 15
Views: 425

Re: New referee and--Dear god, the mortgage costs.

It's been explained in at least a half-dozen interviews with GDW employees - MWM, FC, LKW

They picked the UK spelling because that is how it was spelled in the Dumarest novels, it added a bit of brand identity, it was easier to get a trademark/copyright, it looks cool and different to a USA audience.
by Sigtrygg
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Third Imperium and Traveller Lore
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Third Imperium and Traveller Lore

A brief Imperial setting history. 300,000 years ago a mysterious race of advanced aliens visited Earth. They took humans as pets/slaves/servants/co-workers, they also uplifted wolves to intelligence and used them as pets/slaves/servants/co-workers. Some of these humans and uplifted wolves were trans...
by Sigtrygg
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Astrogation check
Replies: 16
Views: 362

Re: Astrogation check

Jump cassette is the term used in CT.

Jump tape is fanon.

Considering how much of that MgTJTAS 3 article contradicts canonical sources I would have to say it is incompatible with the OTU.
by Sigtrygg
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New to Traveller... questions
Replies: 37
Views: 999

Re: New to Traveller... questions

A few examples of anti-tank rifles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauser_1918_T-Gewehr https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boys_anti-tank_rifle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wz._35_anti-tank_rifle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lahti_L-39 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzerb%C3%BCchse_39 My rule of thumb ...
by Sigtrygg
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New to Traveller... questions
Replies: 37
Views: 999

Re: New to Traveller... questions

Anti-tank rifles were certainly a thing at TL6
by Sigtrygg
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New to Traveller... questions
Replies: 37
Views: 999

Re: New to Traveller... questions

Rifle grenade...
by Sigtrygg
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3073
Views: 388137

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

There have been no starship launches yet, and definitely no manned ones.

Are you referring to the Dragon launched atop a falcon 9?
by Sigtrygg
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Expanded Ship Criticals?
Replies: 16
Views: 328

Re: Expanded Ship Criticals?

Interesting factoid - that character was killed off because the player dropped out of the game that became the book that became the TV series.
by Sigtrygg
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: no FTL communications seems a bit gamey
Replies: 18
Views: 417

Re: no FTL communications seems a bit gamey

By the way. despite my earlier comment about the holy word of MWM :) there are two other examples of ftl communication in the Third Imperium setting - the Zhodani device that allows them to 'see' the future and the retconned version of the Empress Wave. Note that the original Empress Wave is a light...
by Sigtrygg
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: no FTL communications seems a bit gamey
Replies: 18
Views: 417

Re: no FTL communications seems a bit gamey

That ansible bit should never have made it past the secret squirrel society - sorry - inner circle group that is meant to vet all things Third Imperium.

One of MWM's big no nos for the setting is that there is absolutely no ftl communication possible, even with Ancient era or higher technology.
by Sigtrygg
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: no FTL communications seems a bit gamey
Replies: 18
Views: 417

Re: no FTL communications seems a bit gamey

If you learn anything about quantum entangled particles beyond popular science misquotes you would find that quantum entanglement can not be used to transfer information faster than light. https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2020/01/02/no-we-still-cant-use-quantum-entanglement-to-communicat...
by Sigtrygg
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: no FTL communications seems a bit gamey
Replies: 18
Views: 417

Re: no FTL communications seems a bit gamey

Linwood wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:41 pm
A gravitic FTL comm like in the Honorverse might fit MGT2 ‘physics’. That would get you FTL messaging locally (within a system) but not system-to-system.
Except gravitational interactions travel at c too. See basic general theory of relativity. EM waves travel at c, gravity travels at c.
by Sigtrygg
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: no FTL communications seems a bit gamey
Replies: 18
Views: 417

Re: no FTL communications seems a bit gamey

You can communicate ftl - you just need to send a message via a jump ship. The message gets there a lot sooner than a laser beam would. Speed of communication being equal to the speed of travel is the way it has been for most of human history. The main reason is if you do something a bit naughty in ...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3073
Views: 388137

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

The fusion engines, or batteries, only shunt the requisite energy demanded by the jump drives. Yup, and thre is no hydrogen filled bubble. Who knows what collectors actually do, one reason to have kept it a unique relic; maybe the author forgot to mention the lanthanum grid. There is no lanthanum g...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3073
Views: 388137

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Collector, antimatter and battery powered jump drives don't use hydrogen - so no hydrogen filled bubble.

See MWM Jump Space article in MgT JTAS2
by Sigtrygg
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: maneuver drives no fuel?
Replies: 30
Views: 694

Re: maneuver drives no fuel?

There is a high g fighter in T4 with a rating of 14g IIRC - have to check the exact details.

FF&S for T4 clarified that you could stack acceleration compensators to achieve whatever mitigation you require.
by Sigtrygg
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Altering Ships
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Altering Ships

"Expensive guv. It's not just a matter of cutting a hole in the floor you see. There are power lines to re-route, water and air pipework to shift. Then there is the matter of cutting through the bulkhead. Nah, not cheap. Then there is the recalibration of the floor grav plates and acceleration compe...
by Sigtrygg
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: maneuver drives no fuel?
Replies: 30
Views: 694

Re: maneuver drives no fuel?

I wouldn't try and use real physics to try and describe/explain the magic reaction drives of MgT anymore than real physics to describe/explain the magic reactionless gravitic maneuver drive. For a start mass is not an issue with Traveller ships (except in TNE) In MgT momentum and Newtonian movement ...