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by Sigtrygg
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2139
Views: 95111

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Only with reaction drives, gravitic drives do not work in jumpspace - see T5.
by Sigtrygg
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2139
Views: 95111

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

I would have made point defence an add on to turret lasers. As it is the actual generation of the laser does not have to be in the turret - it is just an emitter Adding the point defence subsystem to laser turrets allows them to shoot lots of times at close range or concentrate their energy for norm...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Zozer Games SF setting - Hostile - Gritty, near'ish future
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: New Zozer Games SF setting - Hostile - Gritty, near'ish future

Brilliant setting - this needs more publicity.
by Sigtrygg
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2139
Views: 95111

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Considering they are included in a standard ship class and have many canonical points of reference then yes they are canonical for the setting.

Mongoose did a very poor job in explaining which bits of HG2e are part of the third Imperium setting and which bits are not.
by Sigtrygg
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low Berth vs Fast Drug
Replies: 116
Views: 2994

Re: Low Berth vs Fast Drug

Fast drug has an antidote - listed separately.
Slow drug doesn't - at least in CT.

I'm going to stick with CT since MgT appears to have accidently missed the rules on synergy
by Sigtrygg
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Orbital Belts
Replies: 25
Views: 308

Re: Orbital Belts

by Sigtrygg
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Orbital Belts
Replies: 25
Views: 308

Re: Orbital Belts

Picture a world with multiple beanstalks, say 6 or 8, with an orbital "Belt" connecting them creating a ring around the world. Interesting picture but beanstalks are not needed in a grav drive based society. By the time you have the material technology to build a beanstalk you have fusion power and...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Von Neumann machines in the OTU
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Von Neumann machines in the OTU

Nanotechnology and robotics are everywhere at high TLs in the Imperium, you just don't notice them since they are so much in the background and part of everyday existence. Digital assistants, smart everything that can be smart, extensive automation and computer control, nanomanufacturing (note we do...
by Sigtrygg
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low tech ships - Need help
Replies: 113
Views: 2900

Re: Low tech ships - Need help

Ever see Space:Above and Beyond?
by Sigtrygg
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low Berth vs Fast Drug
Replies: 116
Views: 2994

Re: Low Berth vs Fast Drug

The synergy rules I quoted are from CT, I don't even know if MgT has them.

I prefer CT definitions to MgT re-interpretations.
by Sigtrygg
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low Berth vs Fast Drug
Replies: 116
Views: 2994

Re: Low Berth vs Fast Drug

No, they are not. Medical drug is a stand alone drug: Medical drug is a general term describing the set of drugs used by medical personnel in the treatment of illness or injury. Generally, medical drug must be administered by a person with medical expertise, and the drug serves as medical treatment....
by Sigtrygg
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low Berth vs Fast Drug
Replies: 116
Views: 2994

Re: Low Berth vs Fast Drug

I wouldn't take both: Synergy: If more than one drug is taken (except medical drug), the combination may have an adverse effect, called synergy. In addition to all other effects of drugs, throw one die for each drug taken, and multiply the results together. This indicates the number of hits or wound...
by Sigtrygg
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low Berth vs Fast Drug
Replies: 116
Views: 2994

Re: Low Berth vs Fast Drug

Fast drug costs Cr2000 and the antidote a further 900 in the one true edition of Traveller :)
There is also the availability issue - has that been done away with too?
by Sigtrygg
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low Berth vs Fast Drug
Replies: 116
Views: 2994

Re: Low Berth vs Fast Drug

The Zhodani do not subjugate their proles - go and listen to MWM's podcast. The Imperial propaganda is one thing, the truth is another thing entirely. Treating mental illness and ensuring the population is content is not the same as mass mind control. And back to fast drug vs cold berth - if the pas...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low Berth vs Fast Drug
Replies: 116
Views: 2994

Re: Low Berth vs Fast Drug

This is why the Third Imperium as a setting had to be destroyed. People turned it from what it was, a despotic, corrupt, exploitative organisation - just like the Roman Empire that was the inspiration for it - into yanks in space. "Hey, I live in a western democracy, that's what the Imperium is like...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low Berth vs Fast Drug
Replies: 116
Views: 2994

Re: Low Berth vs Fast Drug

Canon also said computers took up tons of space... and that changed when it was realized that mainframes-in-space was wrong. Other rules that don't well reflect modern times have changed as well. I would argue that supercomputers would be needed to operate starships - running a multi gigawatt fusio...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low Berth vs Fast Drug
Replies: 116
Views: 2994

Re: Low Berth vs Fast Drug

Canon says you run a risk of not waking up if you travel low...

Like I have said to others every time this comes up, if you want safe low berth in your TU then go ahead, but the OTU 3I has the risk of death. If you are desperate you may risk it. I don't think I have very had a character try it.
by Sigtrygg
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low Berth vs Fast Drug
Replies: 116
Views: 2994

Re: Low Berth vs Fast Drug

I think you are totally missing my point, perhaps it is too subtle. The health and safety police are not standing on the coast in Libya checking the seaworthiness of the inflatable bananas the desperate are trying to cross the med on. Despite all the healthcare available in the western world and all...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low Berth vs Fast Drug
Replies: 116
Views: 2994

Re: Low Berth vs Fast Drug

How many die trying to cross the med to get to Europe? How many refugees have died crossing from Burma to Bangladesh. People in the Dumarest/OTU that take a nap in coldberths - designed for transporting animals not humans in the novels - are the desperate willing to take the risk. People on their ni...
by Sigtrygg
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2139
Views: 95111

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

The S7 quote clearly states that acceleration compensation is an addition to grav plates therefore grav plates by themselves offer no acceleration compensation. Alternatively I could quote from about half a dozen CT sources that separate grav plates and acceleration/inertial compensators. The fluff ...