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by SSWarlock
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: How to run a siege ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2002

Re: How to run a siege ?

Don't forget treachery by someone inside and even honest negotiation for those players who prefer a more intellectual rather than violent way of ending things. Believe it or not, despite all the military tactics available, the most successful sieges were those that ended with talking. Starvation was...
by SSWarlock
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Psionics vs. aliens
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Psionics vs. aliens

For psionic use between two species that has similar sensory organs, simplistic imagery would seem to work best. But the sensory experiences of both need to be extremely similar, like those of the various humanity species and Vargr. Trying to communicate imagery psionically between something like a ...
by SSWarlock
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lab Ship
Replies: 13
Views: 968

Re: Lab Ship

Naval Customs Officer: Captain, can you explain why we found a laser weapons system that fills up a 100-ton bay on your ship during our inspection? Lab Ship Captain: We're a lab ship. It's a communications laser we're researching. Naval Customs Officer: Captain, that laser will reach across an entir...
by SSWarlock
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Darkside of A.I.s
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: The Darkside of A.I.s

Look up Traveller Adventure #1: The Kinunir for details on what happened when the Imperium tried to install an A.I. in one of its warships.

And let's not forget the entire Virus thing that segued MegaTraveller into Traveller: The New Era.
by SSWarlock
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Traveller 2e] Psionics and range band confusion
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: [Traveller 2e] Psionics and range band confusion

And my PDFs have now been updated with this errata. Good catch indeed.
by SSWarlock
Sun May 27, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alan Bean, one of the original Travellers
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Alan Bean, one of the original Travellers

Astronaut Alan Bean has died at 86 years of age. Lunar Module pilot for Apollo 12, he was one of the boyhood inspirations that got me into Traveller.

"To Absent Friends"
by SSWarlock
Wed May 09, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2481
Views: 138936

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Accommodations and Lower Deck Modules <snip> Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace have partnered to develop and market lower-deck modules with passenger sleeping berths. No hand rails on the stairs. No way to secure carry-ons in the luggage slots. Normal house-hold chairs. One word: turbulence. ...
by SSWarlock
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Missiles auto-loader?
Replies: 46
Views: 2634

Re: Missiles auto-loader?

Magazines as such aren't detailed out. It may be easier to imagine something along the lines of a rotary magazine like the OHP class frigates of the USN. I believe the MgT supplement for Darrians does include the description of a rotary magazine for a Darrian ship's launcher..as well as stealth tor...
by SSWarlock
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hydrogen to water
Replies: 22
Views: 1410

Re: Hydrogen to water

Combining LHyd with oxygen to make water...didn't some guy named Mark Watney do that on Mars once? :wink:
by SSWarlock
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Looking for good sample of space Combat
Replies: 7
Views: 664

Re: Looking for good sample of space Combat

Imeanunoharm wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:52 am
Anyone made a flow chart? Flow charts are sweet.
This may be one. http://img.4plebs.org/boards/tg/image/1 ... 915541.png

And for you Scout explorer types, here's the link to the hosting archive. http://archive.4plebs.org/tg/thread/26063855
by SSWarlock
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What to do when Corebook and CSC contradict each other.
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: What to do when Corebook and CSC contradict each other.

paltrysum wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:37 pm
I would go with the CSC since it was published later.
Agreed. Go with the later publication.
by SSWarlock
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Looking for good sample of space Combat
Replies: 7
Views: 664

Re: Looking for good sample of space Combat

Oh, I wish. I have yet to find one.
by SSWarlock
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2481
Views: 138936

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

AnotherDilbert wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:18 am
Also note that Virtual Crew has no hands and can't polish drives or serve drinks.
And it can't fight boarders.
by SSWarlock
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2481
Views: 138936

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Funny you should mention Elite and Dangerous as I've had that game for awhile. Heh. I made my last post while my ship was supercruising across the Alpha Centauri system to a starbase at Proxima Centauri. I truly hate that star system; takes freakin' forever to cross it. Elite dangerous is a pretty ...
by SSWarlock
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2481
Views: 138936

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

To stop and reverse direction you have to completely cancel your current vector. A space fighter moving at 75km/s 'north' has to apply enough thrust to cancel that before it can move south. You can't just blast across space building up a thrust related vector as you go and suddenly have no vector r...
by SSWarlock
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Nuclear Dampers & Particle Weapons
Replies: 16
Views: 706

Re: Nuclear Dampers & Particle Weapons

Well, that does pretty much answer my question, as far as Traveller canon goes. NDs definitely can clean a radiated ship of the radiation. Just a matter of figuring out how long it'll take to do so.
by SSWarlock
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Nuclear Dampers & Particle Weapons
Replies: 16
Views: 706

Re: Nuclear Dampers & Particle Weapons

You mean a screen against radiation from beam weapons? The explosive effects still occurring. More of a ship zaps a target into submission with a particle accelerator weapon and then wants to send over some boarders for some "inventory and acquisition". However, the boarders don't want to suffer th...
by SSWarlock
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Nuclear Dampers & Particle Weapons
Replies: 16
Views: 706

Re: Nuclear Dampers & Particle Weapons

Well, Traveller Wiki says a damper can be used to remove radiation from an area. Question: is a ship the same as "an area"? Ships are made of rather dense things like structural members and, sometimes, dense armor. An area may be just a open field. Regardless of what Traveller Wiki says, I'm also le...
by SSWarlock
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Nuclear Dampers & Particle Weapons
Replies: 16
Views: 706

Nuclear Dampers & Particle Weapons

There have been a number of Traveller-related discussions over the past decades regarding nuclear dampers and particle accelerator weapons. So I'd thought I'd start another. Under Mongoose's 1e/2e versions, can a nuclear damper screen be used to "clean" radiation from a target about to be boarded or...
by SSWarlock
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rulebook reprint
Replies: 18
Views: 1460

Re: Rulebook reprint

msprange wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:58 pm
Just to let everyone know, the Core Rulebook is now back in stock, and we will be shipping orders tomorrow!
Awesomeness.