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by GypsyComet
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How close are orbital starports?
Replies: 81
Views: 5389

Re: How close are orbital starports?

From a pure safety standpoint you'd want orbital warehouses and stations at the 99D limit rather than at the 100D or beyond. The reason for that is safety, and security. It means that a ship exiting jump space would not be an immediate hazard to a station. ... While speed and efficiency are the whe...
by GypsyComet
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lentuli Subsector
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Re: Lentuli Subsector

Marhaban would likely be its first name in the Human era, as the Newts would have been the most significant inhabitants, and Marhaban is the name of their homeworld. Before the Vilani arrived there would be no name since they brought both jump drive and the sector/subsector mapping scheme with them....
by GypsyComet
Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starport / Planetary TL mismatch
Replies: 13
Views: 1482

Re: Starport / Planetary TL mismatch

Starports can, by definition, start from scratch on worlds of TL9 or above. But the Imperium doesn't always wait that long, or worry about some world that was a mistake to colonize 300 years ago "catching up" just to justify a good port if the world is otherwise worth a good port. That can be as sim...
by GypsyComet
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 800 ton Merc Cruiser deck plan
Replies: 40
Views: 2759

Re: 800 ton Merc Cruiser deck plan

Also, there seems to be a big difference between the Mongoose 50 ton cutter and the LBB 50 ton cutter. Artistic license was common. The "10 ton" ATV of CT was drawn closer to 30 dtons, which was why only one fit into the Cutter's ATV cradle. I think there are five different Cutters, significantly d...
by GypsyComet
Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sub 100 ton tugs and man G when tugging!
Replies: 57
Views: 2986

Re: Sub 100 ton tugs and man G when tugging!

Gypsy Comet, do you have house rules you're using? While I have not gone diving into the subcraft rules particularly, my first thought would be to compare the drive size in tonnage to the core book letter drives. If you meet those sizes, you get those performances. That Tug has 16 dtons of M-Drive,...
by GypsyComet
Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sub 100 ton tugs and man G when tugging!
Replies: 57
Views: 2986

Re: Sub 100 ton tugs and man G when tugging!

You've tripped over one of the reasons why I prefer to have options to the letter drive paradigm. It breeds "special" rules around the edges...
by GypsyComet
Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Zhodani 10ton fighter
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Zhodani 10ton fighter

The tail is too flat, and there is no fin. The examples we have from CT involve either an organic flowing look (the fighter on the SDB) or a simple, angular, almost crystaline look (the Vlezhdest). The Zhodani show no signs of applying a "mecha-godzilla" look to their organic hull forms.
by GypsyComet
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Zhodani 10ton fighter
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Zhodani 10ton fighter

I'm a Keith brothers traditionalist, so this doesn't say "Zhodani" to me at all.
by GypsyComet
Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 3rd Imperium Line
Replies: 75
Views: 4681

Re: 3rd Imperium Line

The one source not mentioned and so hard to finds is Gateway to Destiny featuring K'kree on a mission against all those meat eaters. GtD has its strong points, but the K'kree aren't one of them. It takes the situation seen 125 years later (in Lord of Thunder, aka MegaTraveller Journal #4) and back ...
by GypsyComet
Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 3rd Imperium Line
Replies: 75
Views: 4681

Re: 3rd Imperium Line

ShawnDriscoll wrote:Mongoose books should be more than just parity checking with previous editions published.
On this point we agree. The key word is "more".
by GypsyComet
Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 3rd Imperium Line
Replies: 75
Views: 4681

Re: 3rd Imperium Line

K'kree are also difficult. The last treatment (GURPS) was a huge joke, literally. In general, if no one has that book, it doesn't really matter. And it should not be a factor in why a K'kree book will be written for Mongoose Traveller or not. You do realize that the GURPS Traveller line is still av...
by GypsyComet
Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 3rd Imperium Line
Replies: 75
Views: 4681

Re: 3rd Imperium Line

I guess there's no freelancers that want to do the K'Kree and Hiver books. Neither is an easy book to write, really. Unless you spend a lot of time on their mutant offshoot the Ancients, Droyne are kinda boring. I know Don wants to finish the book. K'kree are also difficult. The last treatment (GUR...
by GypsyComet
Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Romances In Traveller
Replies: 7
Views: 756

Re: Space Romances In Traveller

Had a fleeing divorcee PC in one game, but I don't think that counts.
by GypsyComet
Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ad Astra Minis - Imperial Fleet Box
Replies: 23
Views: 2327

Re: Ad Astra Minis - Imperial Fleet Box

All you need is a displacement tonnage and a good digital scale, since displacement in this case will translate to mass of pewter. It's a good thought but not accurate enough. dTons in traveller are a measure of volume not mass. 1 dTon is (depending on the source) 13.5mˆ3 or 14mˆ3. The mass of each...
by GypsyComet
Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Romance Movies
Replies: 66
Views: 4331

Re: Space Romance Movies

The problem with spaceliner movies is that they are inherently uninteresting, while spacelabs are easy to film, but also inherently uninteresting Futurama, I believe, did have a Titanic episode. If you reinterpret 2001, HAL has an unrequited love for Bowman, and decides that if he can't have him, n...
by GypsyComet
Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ad Astra Minis - Imperial Fleet Box
Replies: 23
Views: 2327

Re: Ad Astra Minis - Imperial Fleet Box

Yatima wrote: I may see if I can find dimensions for the in-game ships and measure the minis to see how they match up. They are 1:7,200 scale.
All you need is a displacement tonnage and a good digital scale, since displacement in this case will translate to mass of pewter.
by GypsyComet
Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Romance Movies
Replies: 66
Views: 4331

Re: Space Romance Movies

Solaris stands out for good reason; Stanislaw Lem is a really unusual writer. Good writing doesn't have to mean unusual. No, but Lem (1921-2006) was both. He was reportedly a complex writer in Polish, and only a similarly prodigal translator allows his work to shine in English. Solaris has been mad...
by GypsyComet
Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Romance Movies
Replies: 66
Views: 4331

Re: Space Romance Movies

Even though the John Carter stories were some of the first Planetary Romances? The rest are indeed "space opera". Swashbuckling, whatever you want to call it. "Planetary Romance" is the widely accepted label, and Barsoom the archetypical example. I do have a Downton Abbey Traveller in the works. Bu...
by GypsyComet
Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: where to find more information on the "orders"?
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: where to find more information on the "orders"?

DGP materials are still Canon unless explicitly deCanonized, and the White Star is all DGP. To answer the original question, the Orders of Knighthood in the Imperium have not had their order of precedence rigorously presented, but you can assume that Imperium-wide Orders rank above Domain Orders, an...
by GypsyComet
Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Romance Movies
Replies: 66
Views: 4331

Re: Space Romance Movies

A few Sci Fi time traveling ones recently like About Time. Another category not quite "space"/otherworldly as you describe it would be future earth settings like Oblivion or The Matrix. A few more "spacey" off the top of my head One of my favorite movies: 5th Element John Carter Lost in Space Star ...