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by phavoc
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Open Spacecraft Flown With Vacc Suit?
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: Open Spacecraft Flown With Vacc Suit?

I don't recall where, but there was a design (not formal) for a space "broomstick" that had seating for two and they used it for in orbit transfer. Individuals had to wear space suits, but for a barebones vehicle it worked well. Seating was straddling the main axis, and there was an engine fore and ...
by phavoc
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Entanglement-based sensors
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Entanglement-based sensors

Using the idea of quantum entanglement, there is a new radar technology that promises to be able to be 'active' while not being detectable - at least based on current tech. The radar operates using the quantum entanglement principle - two photons are linked and then one is sent out like the standard...
by phavoc
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would The Imperium do?
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: What would The Imperium do?

They would deploy a killer squadron of TL-22 Dreadnoughts and crush the young upstart in violent, bloody, but silent (it's space yanno) rage. Then they would sweep the debris into the nearest gas giant, waiting for next uber-mensch to dare set foot in the Imperium. Or, Strephon would awake from his ...
by phavoc
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Terraforming in a nightmarish way...
Replies: 13
Views: 1732

Re: Terraforming in a nightmarish way...

Never said building habitats that had the combined size of a planet. That would be rather... large. I just said large habitats. They could be O'Neill cylnders, a regular boring torus, or any other shape. The idea being that it would be easier than to try and move a planet (which even in Traveller t...
by phavoc
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Terraforming in a nightmarish way...
Replies: 13
Views: 1732

Re: Terraforming in a nightmarish way...

Never said building habitats that had the combined size of a planet. That would be rather... large. I just said large habitats. They could be O'Neill cylnders, a regular boring torus, or any other shape. The idea being that it would be easier than to try and move a planet (which even in Traveller te...
by phavoc
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5336

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

Radiation is going to be projected at light speed, and those particles are going to be moving at light speed AWAY from where they were created.
by phavoc
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Terraforming in a nightmarish way...
Replies: 13
Views: 1732

Re: Terraforming in a nightmarish way...

In theory, it could be done. However don't forget, as a sun (like ours) changes from a yellow start to a red star it will start expanding. And it will keep expanding for quite some time. So whatever means was used to move the planet into a further, stable , orbit, would have to be repeated many time...
by phavoc
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Crew requirement figures (High Guard rules vs. designs)
Replies: 17
Views: 505

Re: Crew requirement figures (High Guard rules vs. designs)

Oh yeah... totally forgot about the commander/lt. commander for the navy. Commander is the army equivalent of captain, and commander is the army equivalent of major. A navy captain is the same as an army lt. colonel.
by phavoc
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more
Replies: 48
Views: 2722

Re: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more

Are you saying you can't bill per hour of PS4 time the company wants you to do? :)
by phavoc
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more
Replies: 48
Views: 2722

Re: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more

There does get to be a limit to being "blessed" with overwork. If all you do is work what's the point of anything?
by phavoc
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Crew requirement figures (High Guard rules vs. designs)
Replies: 17
Views: 505

Re: Crew requirement figures (High Guard rules vs. designs)

Look to current world small craft. A WW2 PT boat had a crew of 12-14. They had three engines and 4 machinist mates. And a cook who generally doubled as a quartermaster. Small craft like an SDB won't have a Captain as the commander. They would have a LT as the CO, and an Ensign as an XO. They are sim...
by phavoc
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sanak: Inurin System
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Sanak: Inurin System

Yup. Think of it this way, Somalia operates 787 aircraft, the most advanced passenger planes there are. They do local maintenance in country, but all the parts and manuals and stuff are imported, and the planes go elsewhere for their heavy maintenance. I agree in general - you can buy in what you n...
by phavoc
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sanak: Inurin System
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Sanak: Inurin System

Yup. Think of it this way, Somalia operates 787 aircraft, the most advanced passenger planes there are. They do local maintenance in country, but all the parts and manuals and stuff are imported, and the planes go elsewhere for their heavy maintenance. Traveller ships and planets are no different. A...
by phavoc
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sanak: Inurin System
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Sanak: Inurin System

Usually the rule of thumb is you go by what works best for you and your gaming session. Other than that the latest version is probably the best way to handle things. Though Traveller map is pretty handy.... As far as TL goes, they could import their life support tech from off world, and locally prod...
by phavoc
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Help with A Sum
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: Help with A Sum

It all depends on how closely you want to align with the facts and reality (aka 'math'): Assuming you start with 100. Increase it by 60% and it's 160 (100 * .6 = 160). Then your player takes a 40% hit to their increased portfolio, that drops their 160 to 96 (160 * -.40). Or, if you don't like that, ...
by phavoc
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Help with A Sum
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: Help with A Sum

Once again with portfolios. There are other characters whose wealth will not take the game beyond your ability to cope. https://www.omnicalculator.com/math/percentage-increase But here is how you use a calculator Wealth increase by 60% Current value is X (say 120 MCr). Multiply by 1.6, a 60% increa...
by phavoc
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hazards of frontier refuelling
Replies: 38
Views: 1539

Re: Hazards of frontier refuelling

If the first picture is an Airbus and not a 747 then why's it got a half-length upper deck at the top right of the picture? Which Airbus is it? If we agree 747s have no flaperons, I'm OK. I do wish people wouldn't keep repeating that the wing generates lift because of a curved upper surface vs a fl...
by phavoc
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hazards of frontier refuelling
Replies: 38
Views: 1539

Re: Hazards of frontier refuelling

Umm, you posted an image of an Airbus first. Now you are posting an image of a 747. But let's run with that. The image you posted comes from here - https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/14565/what-is-the-purpose-of-an-inboard-aileron If you scroll down a little below the image you will find t...
by phavoc
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hazards of frontier refuelling
Replies: 38
Views: 1539

Re: Hazards of frontier refuelling

Aero control surfaces are subject to stress like any other object. To be effective they have to be thin and aerodynamic, which means they would be vulnerable to being snapped off in certain situations. If you made them armored and thick like the hull then they could no longer perform their function...
by phavoc
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hazards of frontier refuelling
Replies: 38
Views: 1539

Re: Hazards of frontier refuelling

Aerofins would provide no protection from storms of this magnitude. If anything, having more control surfaces would increase instability in certain cases. Aero control surfaces are subject to stress like any other object. To be effective they have to be thin and aerodynamic, which means they would b...