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by Sigtrygg
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels
Replies: 16
Views: 206

Re: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels

And you will need a very large solar array to compete with a gigawatt to terawatt fusion reactor.

Has the MgT ever been defined as to its wattage? I know the CT EP conversion is 250MW=1EP.
by Sigtrygg
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels
Replies: 16
Views: 206

Re: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels

There is a bit of a sea change coming with the next generation of solar panels. The latest versions are touted as 'organic' in that they are carbon based rather than silicon - they are a bit like the OLED technology in screens now, but in reverse. Lighter, more flexible, the downside is efficiency b...
by Sigtrygg
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Turning something real into Traveller
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Turning something real into Traveller

A guy in a starport bar offers you a jump cassette with the route to a system well of the beaten track that is rumoured to be the location of alien ruins/pirate treasure/old gods. You take him up on the offer and buy the cassette. Upon returning to your ship no one can remember who had the cassette ...
by Sigtrygg
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Laboratory Ship Fuel Tanks
Replies: 15
Views: 288

Re: Laboratory Ship Fuel Tanks

Use the deck plan in the original Double Adventure - the bridge faces the way you want it to.
by Sigtrygg
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would they do?
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: What would they do?

The Imperium would take the deal, but they would hold a referendum first requiring every single one of the Imperium's voting population to give their approval...

all 4,578,908,763,474 requiring 7549 couriers and...

hang on - that'll just be the Emperor, this isn't a democracy :)
by Sigtrygg
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How nasty is it?
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: How nasty is it?

If it is legal to sentence someone to death by any means you can imagine then yup, perfectly legal.
by Sigtrygg
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Would it be a war-crime?
Replies: 17
Views: 333

Re: Would it be a war-crime?

The USS Vincennes shot down a civilian Iranian passenger jet killing 290 people on board, including 66 children. This was not prosecuted as a war crime.

By the way, who in your setting has the authority to prosecute a state for war crimes?
by Sigtrygg
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tell me what you want.
Replies: 25
Views: 537

Re: Tell me what you want.

It's a Traveller companion rather than a Third Imperium companion, yes? More alternative technologies and TL paradigms. If I want more cyberpunk twidle this dial if I want more space fantasy twidle this dial if I want time travel, mirror universes etc if I want transhumanism, diamond hard scifi, nea...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How wrong is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: How wrong is it?

It wasn't a pile of chickens in a trenchcoat, it was 3.142 chickens.

Yup, murdered by a chicken pi
by Sigtrygg
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How wrong is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: How wrong is it?

How does he know the suspect is innocent, is the cop really the serial killer?
by Sigtrygg
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would happen to these overstayers
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: What would happen to these overstayers

Nope, the IRA are cowardly murderous terrorist scum. 'Mob' always brings to mind the glamourised American-Itallian mafia. Most of the violence in UK that makes the news these days is gang related or terrorist linked. Organised crime 'hits' are rarely reported, unlike Russian assassination of innocen...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to get justice?
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: How to get justice?

Sorry you lost me.

Whose family are you looking for the options for? The noble or the criminal?

Is this a human 'alien' race or an 'alien' alien race?
by Sigtrygg
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would happen to these overstayers
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: What would happen to these overstayers

For the benefit of A Modern-Day Version of Traveller what, in The UK, would happen to these 3 guys who only overstayed due to something going wrong that they had no control over. Here's more info 1's Visa ran out at 8.00AM but the customs guy accidentally used The Stamper whose leave by time bit wa...
by Sigtrygg
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Their profit?
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Their profit?

It's 35 x 1,490
by Sigtrygg
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would The Emperor do?
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: What would The Emperor do?

Easy - his full name is duke Dulinor Flashheart…


what could go wrong
by Sigtrygg
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would The Emperor do?
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: What would The Emperor do?

The Empereor has two choices in how to deal with duke Flashheart:
use him to increase the popularity of the Emperor himself
or
assassinate him and pin it on a foreign power.

Quite how duke Flashheart can become such a paragon in a universe with no FTL comms is a bit of a mystery...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Possible reprecussions?
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Possible reprecussions?

There is a very long history of military commanders, both generals and admirals, having to sacrifice part of their forces in order to achieve an objective. It was rarely a matter of asking for volunteers, the commander would pick the units to be deployed and send then off to their certain deaths. Ru...
by Sigtrygg
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD - Any News?
Replies: 22
Views: 728

Re: 2300AD - Any News?

I think by this point you can pretty much remove any reference to a Twilight War in the background to 2300AD.

There are plenty of other conflicts we could postulate:

break up of EU
India vs Pakistan
Israel vs Iran
China vs Korea
China vs Japan
China vs India
USA civil war 2
by Sigtrygg
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD - Any News?
Replies: 22
Views: 728

Re: 2300AD - Any News?

One correction - the upper stage of the BFR is only SSTO from a world with much lower gravity than Earth, that's why the first stage is necessary to get it off Earth. (e.g. Mars). That's not what I heard Elon Musk say about it. He said it was a single stage to orbit vehicle in an interview, he did ...
by Sigtrygg
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD - Any News?
Replies: 22
Views: 728

Re: 2300AD - Any News?

One correction - the upper stage of the BFR is only SSTO from a world with much lower gravity than Earth, that's why the first stage is necessary to get it off Earth. (e.g. Mars).