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by Sigtrygg
Sun May 26, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What remains powered on a ship after a powerplant failure?
Replies: 17
Views: 109

Re: What remains powered on a ship after a powerplant failure?

It is if it is an electric cable. This type of cable is trivial to bodge? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3c/Wolfe_Island_Wind_Project_Submarine_Power_Cable.jpg/489px-Wolfe_Island_Wind_Project_Submarine_Power_Cable.jpg And the necessary converter station is equally trivial to...
by Sigtrygg
Sun May 26, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What remains powered on a ship after a powerplant failure?
Replies: 17
Views: 109

Re: What remains powered on a ship after a powerplant failure?

AnotherDilbert wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 6:59 pm

I'm not sure bodging a transmission link capable of few hundred MW is all that trivial...
It is if it is an electric cable. If it is a phased plasma conduit of variable polarity with an inverse neutrino flow then all bets are off.

Ever meet the guys who repair power lines?
by Sigtrygg
Sun May 26, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What remains powered on a ship after a powerplant failure?
Replies: 17
Views: 109

Re: What remains powered on a ship after a powerplant failure?

If you have engineering, electronics, even jack of trades you should be able to match the capabilities of someone with a GCSE in physics...
if all you have is qualifications in media studies and plant management then you may struggle :)
by Sigtrygg
Sun May 26, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What remains powered on a ship after a powerplant failure?
Replies: 17
Views: 109

Re: What remains powered on a ship after a powerplant failure?

I would really limit how much power you could supply that way and how easy it would be to rig up such a connection. It is a pretty trivial electrical engineering task. Since current rules typically assume small craft have their own power plants and are not battery-powered there’s unlikely to be the...
by Sigtrygg
Sun May 26, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What remains powered on a ship after a powerplant failure?
Replies: 17
Views: 109

Re: What remains powered on a ship after a powerplant failure?

If you have smallcraft then you should be able to feed their power into the ship power grid for emergency situations.
by Sigtrygg
Sun May 26, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What remains powered on a ship after a powerplant failure?
Replies: 17
Views: 109

Re: What remains powered on a ship after a powerplant failure?

I found a reference to how long the batteries last in the CT adventure Signal GK: If ship's power fails, emergency lighting powered on a separate back-up circuit takes over in inhabited areas of the ship (but not the cargo hold or other unused sections). Backup power will last for 12 hours of contin...
by Sigtrygg
Sun May 26, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What remains powered on a ship after a powerplant failure?
Replies: 17
Views: 109

Re: What remains powered on a ship after a powerplant failure?

JTAS 15 had an article written by MWM and LWK about ship malfunctions: Power Plant Failure: When activated, the power plant fails to function. Life support can operate off batteries , but neither the jump drive no the maneuver drive can function. Symptoms- Jump drive inoperative, Maneuver drive inop...
by Sigtrygg
Sat May 25, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: My Uber Races smallest Frigate
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: My Uber Races smallest Frigate

What a strange design. TL21 but uses loads of lower TL systems. If you trawl through Traveller versions past and present you will find that your particle beam turrets could actually fire antimatter beams. Or some of them could be switched to meson turrets. It is odd that you have plasma bays and fus...
by Sigtrygg
Sat May 25, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Converting a Freighter for combat use
Replies: 73
Views: 1087

Re: Converting a Freighter for combat use

Here is a link to what the Germans did with freighters as q-ships during WW2:
http://www.bismarck-class.dk/hilfskreuz ... ction.html
by Sigtrygg
Wed May 22, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's Traveller5 like?
Replies: 104
Views: 3659

Re: What's Traveller5 like?

The colour art in the back of the original Traveller 5 book is some of the best art to ever see print in Traveller.
by Sigtrygg
Tue May 21, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Converting a Freighter for combat use
Replies: 73
Views: 1087

Re: Converting a Freighter for combat use

Thickening the hull on the inside seems like a rebuild, but one should be able to use external bolt-on armor and tune the drives up for the additional mass if needed. It's not a thing in Traveller, which is fine, but it should be possible - though harder if streamlined or jump capable, and maybe it...
by Sigtrygg
Tue May 21, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Converting a Freighter for combat use
Replies: 73
Views: 1087

Re: Converting a Freighter for combat use

There may be a way to rationalise the use of gravitational sensors over interstellar distances - other than the afore mentioned detection of big stuff (planets and stars) the gravitational ripples of regular jump drive use within a system may leave a tell tale signature. Note I would require lots of...
by Sigtrygg
Thu May 16, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: how do traveller lasers counter thermal blooming?
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: how do traveller lasers counter thermal blooming?

Most also ignore dissipation of waste heat and diffraction...
by Sigtrygg
Sun May 12, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Could they pull it off?
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Could they pull it off?

No.
by Sigtrygg
Sat May 11, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: My apologies
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: My apologies

Remember the early days of RuneQuest? How we gradually became aware that as well as Dark Trolls and Trollkin there were Great Trolls and Mistress Race Trolls?

I think there may be a new species...
by Sigtrygg
Sat May 11, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD speed using stutterwarp
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: 2300AD speed using stutterwarp

Earth to the moon in one second is close to the speed of light if that helps visualise it...
by Sigtrygg
Sat May 11, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's Traveller5 like?
Replies: 104
Views: 3659

Re: What's Traveller5 like?

And now the latest update which covers the intent behind ship combat: Space Combat In Traveller5 Posted by Marc "Traveller" Miller (Creator) Some things need to age for a while, and if they do they are better for it. I concede that one of the weak points in Traveller5 has been space combat. It is pa...
by Sigtrygg
Sat May 11, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's Traveller5 like?
Replies: 104
Views: 3659

Re: What's Traveller5 like?

Some updates as to what T5 revised will be like taken from the kickstarter updates. The kickstarter in now over $100,000. What precisely have we done for this edition? Posted by Marc "Traveller" Miller (Creator) Inquiring minds want to know. Soon after release of T5.0, Don McKinney began compiling a...
by Sigtrygg
Wed May 08, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's Traveller5 like?
Replies: 104
Views: 3659

Re: What's Traveller5 like?

Character generation, the task system and combat resolution.
by Sigtrygg
Tue May 07, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's Traveller5 like?
Replies: 104
Views: 3659

Re: What's Traveller5 like?

IMO Traveller has always been science fantasy. Even in classic there was the Ancients & their artifacts. I would argue the only truly science fantasy element in the CT version of the Third Imperium is psionics - and I now have a technologically based handwave for even that :) The Ancients are just ...