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by Sigtrygg
Thu May 24, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Adding luck
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Adding luck

What he's saying is that a 2 always fails, regardless of your DMs and the difficulty, while a 12 always succeeds regardless of difficulty or DMs. You attempt a task with a difficulty of 6 and you have skill and attribute DMs totalling +5 - automatic success. Using this you would still roll and if yo...
by Sigtrygg
Tue May 15, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why is there a Jump Fuel requirement?
Replies: 30
Views: 630

Re: Why is there a Jump Fuel requirement?

And how much of that ship is reaction mass...
by Sigtrygg
Sun May 13, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why is there a Jump Fuel requirement?
Replies: 30
Views: 630

Re: Why is there a Jump Fuel requirement?

I can not abide the ship combat in Star Wars and Star Trek. Give me the Expanse any day. It is possible to use real world physics and only a modicum of future tech. It's quite interesting what you can achive with known physics and the money and political will to engineer it into reality - see Isaac ...
by Sigtrygg
Sun May 13, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Great Rift
Replies: 21
Views: 1497

Re: The Great Rift

Have you contacted Matt directly? I have found Mongoose customer service to be just about the best in the industry - drop him an email and I am sure it will be sorted out.
by Sigtrygg
Sun May 13, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why is there a Jump Fuel requirement?
Replies: 30
Views: 630

Re: Why is there a Jump Fuel requirement?

If you are going to do that (use more realistic reaction drive fuel/reaction mass for maneuver drives) then you will need to use the jump fuel formula or the like to determine fuel/reaction mass, and even then all that fuel/reaction mass is only good for a few minutes burn, hours tops. This is prett...
by Sigtrygg
Sat May 12, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Non-lethal weapons
Replies: 14
Views: 383

Re: Non-lethal weapons

Snub pistol tranq rounds...
by Sigtrygg
Sat May 12, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why is there a Jump Fuel requirement?
Replies: 30
Views: 630

Re: Why is there a Jump Fuel requirement?

The answer to your question is Traveller version specific. In every other version of Traveller the jump fuel is used in three ways: 1 - to 'supercharge' the power plant to produce an enormous burst of energy that is fed to the jump capacitors 2 - to carry away fusion waste products from the power pl...
by Sigtrygg
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Traveller Art]Kinunir Strike!
Replies: 10
Views: 594

Re: [Traveller Art]Kinunir Strike!

Just spin on you long axis and you bring the other side to bear.

See Renegade Legion:Leviathan and the Battletech large ship combat game Battlespace for good examples of this.
by Sigtrygg
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hydrogen to water
Replies: 22
Views: 1188

Re: Hydrogen to water

Are you kidding? :) What do you do with all that carbon? Turn it into organics, diamonds, graphene, composites. The water ice that is shipped in provides you with oxygen atoms, the ammonia ice that is shipped in provides you with nitrogen. So along with producing hydrogen fuel you can also manufactu...
by Sigtrygg
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Great Rift
Replies: 21
Views: 1497

Re: The Great Rift

And are you happy with it?

I put it right up there as one of the best Traveller supplements in my collection.
by Sigtrygg
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Passage and Freight Costs table
Replies: 37
Views: 1853

Re: Passage and Freight Costs table

Your shipbuilding costs are taken from the profit from resource production and goods manufacture. You still have transport costs to get the goods to market so you can either pay for shipping as freight or build your own ships at cost price, not mortgage. How much does the mortgage cost over the life...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hydrogen to water
Replies: 22
Views: 1188

Re: Hydrogen to water

Your example is for water being decomposed into hydrogen gas and oxygen gas.
by Sigtrygg
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Passage and Freight Costs table
Replies: 37
Views: 1853

Re: Passage and Freight Costs table

What if the trade lanes are filled with ships belonging to megacorporation who don't have to pay mortgages on their ships, they buy them outright out of the previous years profits? If all you have to cover are crew, life support fuel and maintenance costs then your passenger ticket prices and freigh...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Passage and Freight Costs table
Replies: 37
Views: 1853

Re: Passage and Freight Costs table

It's possible because that broker on the TL4 pop 2 world took the electronics from a previous trader in exchange for his previous warehouse goods. You can not consider a world in isolation if it is part of a multi-world polity... Or it was impounded because the trade ship that brought it to this wor...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is there a place that is culturally cybernetic?
Replies: 30
Views: 1198

Re: Is there a place that is culturally cybernetic?

TL12+ for wafer jacks. at TL10 just about all you can get from the core book is a subdermal comm implant and armour. CSC gives a lot more options, but you may be entering the realm of Cyberpunk rather than Traveller with some of them.
by Sigtrygg
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: TAS Membership: High Passage
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: TAS Membership: High Passage

If you book passage on a jump 1 merchant you can go 1 pc. If you book passage on a jump 2 merchant that is going to a world 2pc away in one jump then you can use it for that instead. If you book passage on a jump 4 liner that is going to a world 4pc away in one jump then you can us it for that inste...
by Sigtrygg
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dichotomy of maintenance
Replies: 40
Views: 1293

Re: Dichotomy of maintenance

Within the Third Imperium setting the pricing is indeed fixed - by the megacorporations.

They operate the merchant shipping that travels the established tradelanes carrying passengers, 'freight', and 'speculative goods'.
by Sigtrygg
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dichotomy of maintenance
Replies: 40
Views: 1293

Re: Dichotomy of maintenance

The original trading rules in CT were for a 200t to 400t trader to just about make ends meet. To get rich they would have to build up enough of a stake to start carrying speculative trade rather than freight.

People tried to extrapolate that to the economic model of the whole Imperium.
by Sigtrygg
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2464
Views: 128567

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

If you don't put artificial gravity and acceleration compensation throughout the ship you will eventually fall apart due to the stresses and strains of maneuvering...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Thinking of getting rid of Astrogation, Medic...and ship computers in general
Replies: 36
Views: 1206

Re: Thinking of getting rid of Astrogation, Medic...and ship computers in general

Trouble is there is still the underclass - and they can keep doing stuff the old fashioned way - unless you exterminate them.