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by AndrewW
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Great White Fleets... in spaaaayyyccceeee!
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: Great White Fleets... in spaaaayyyccceeee!

There is a discussion going on the Facebook Traveller RPG group about what the optimal capital ship size is, and in the comments it was tossed out about what size ship makes for a good showing of the flag. Which is a valid point since if you have a mighty 500,000dton warship vs the local 10k dton s...
by AndrewW
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2615
Views: 203976

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Anything that has a cost based on a percentage of hull cost is going to be cheesy when applied to planetoids due to their low hull cost. Breakaway hulls and armor come to mind. No cheese with breakaway; cost isn't proportional to hull cost. Low cost of armoured planetoids is intended, unfortunately...
by AndrewW
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vehicle Handbook: question about Hull=HP
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: Vehicle Handbook: question about Hull=HP

enpeze2 wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:09 am
does anyone know when the companion is released? thanks for any info.
Already released in PDF, March for print:
by AndrewW
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: SITREP MJD
Replies: 37
Views: 4144

Re: SITREP MJD

HalC wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:45 pm
Hi Moppy,
Would have tried to send you a more private comment - but it appears that option is not available SOOOooooo...
You can click on the user name then under Contact you'll see PM: Send private message, just click there.
by AndrewW
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Merry Christmas!

Old School wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:32 pm
Only three replies?

Well then, bah humbug, ya grognards.
Maybe everyone is too busy filling King Oleb's wishes to respond.
by AndrewW
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 282
Views: 56730

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Why would Travellers be interested in other air transport than air/rafts? Because they're going to be far more cheaper, especially if they didn't bring along one of their own. Not to mention could be based on what is available at the TL level. Or perhaps the atmosphere of the planet is toxic and th...
by AndrewW
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 312
Views: 24257

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

Here in Seattle, pretty much every game store that sells role-playing games hosts games. The same was true in Lincoln. But I don't remember seeing it in Saint Paul or Minneapolis, though I didn't know a lot of game stores there. Having actually been to two game stores in the Saint Paul/Minneapolis ...
by AndrewW
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Noob question on survival rolls (character creation)
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Noob question on survival rolls (character creation)

Make a 2d6 roll and include your END modifier (in this case) and roll 7 or greater to make the check.
by AndrewW
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 243
Views: 27850

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

One issue that bothered me when fiddling with the design was the space station docking bay needing three dtons for every ton of ship it docks. The spaceship full hanger only takes 2 to 1. Are we getting anything for all that extra space in the space station rules, or is that an oversight in the rul...
by AndrewW
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 312
Views: 24257

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

<spoilers> Didn’t that one feature an alien spacecraft buried under the mountain? <end spoiler> Well, part of one: THE SPACESHIP Sometime else, a large exploration-colonization expedition of human origin was overtaken in the course of its journey by a deadly plague. In a vain effort to halt the spr...
by AndrewW
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 312
Views: 24257

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

Old School wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:03 pm
I liked Star Frontiers. :D
Got that one myself, though never really got a chance to play it.
by AndrewW
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: fuel-cargo hybrid space
Replies: 49
Views: 2466

Re: fuel-cargo hybrid space

It's the same as the Concorde. People who could afford it paid the premium, everyone else travelled on 747 at more than double the trip time. NY - London is one of the busiest international air routes and it couldn't sustain the business due to costs. And the US and UK are two of the most industria...
by AndrewW
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Delta V and orbital bombardment
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Re: Delta V and orbital bombardment

paltrysum wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:19 pm
I guess I'm kind of alarmed that we're littering on the surface of Mercury, but hey, science must march on! Interesting stuff, phavoc. Thanks for the share.
Wait till the Martians send us the bill.
by AndrewW
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers
Replies: 125
Views: 6195

Re: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers

I don't believe the validity of the statement for several reasons: meson bays exist in the designs included in the HG2e book the original maker of that statement can not back it up with evidence, I put it down to misunderstanding meson bays exist in every version of Traveller - they are not in T5 b...
by AndrewW
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [High Guard] Weapon and component questions
Replies: 38
Views: 2618

Re: [High Guard] Weapon and component questions

steve98052 wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:49 pm
Some editions of Traveller have had size limits that depend on technology level. Is that the case in Mongoose second, or does the million dton limit apply to all TLs?
What million dton limit?
by AndrewW
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Universe vs Star Wars vs Star Trek Tech ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1668

Re: Traveller Universe vs Star Wars vs Star Trek Tech ?

Thing is the technologies of Star Wars and Star Trek reflect what the storyteller needs for the story of the moment rather than what's logical or sensible and somehow the audiences accept it all. Roleplaying gamers tend to be a lot more critical and judgmental about the game worlds they participate...
by AndrewW
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Could we have an updated release schedule?
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Re: Could we have an updated release schedule?

Naval Adventure 1: Shakedown Cruise

Aerospace Engineer's Handbook
Bayern

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/releaseschedule
by AndrewW
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Classic (breakaway) Cutter
Replies: 33
Views: 2275

Re: Classic (breakaway) Cutter

The rules only say: This whole process consumes 2% of the combined hull tonnage for the extra bulkheads and connections needed, and costs an additional MCr2 per ton consumed. I thought the "combined hull tonnage" meant they could be placed anywhere. Should this be understood as 2% of every section?...
by AndrewW
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Classic (breakaway) Cutter
Replies: 33
Views: 2275

Re: Classic (breakaway) Cutter

AnotherDilbert wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:38 pm
Moving all of the breakaway connectors to the main hull should make the Modules even cheaper and since we probably have more Modules than Cutters that should save us some money?
But the bulkheads and connections will need to be on both parts.
by AndrewW
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Standard vs. custom design: Where do you draw the line?
Replies: 33
Views: 2310

Re: Standard vs. custom design: Where do you draw the line?

Standard designs aren't cheaper because they are cheaper to actually build , they are cheaper because you don't have to pay a huge team of highly qualified engineers to draw up the plans. That's even spelled out in some version of the rules, and it makes perfect sense to me. Naval Architecture: Sma...