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by Reynard
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low Passage rules query
Replies: 22
Views: 914

Re: Low Passage rules query

Low berth is the steerage passage of space travel. Low cost with no frills or considerations. It's for the desperate. If it was entirely safe as well as that cheap (relatively), a lot more people would definitely use it including Travellers (PCs).
by Reynard
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Harvest hydrogen from sun
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Harvest hydrogen from sun

To say the least, in most Traveller system generators, non-empty hexes are often loaded with hydrogen sources though not all are easily accessible. Do you really want to go hunting for the right asteroid because no gas giants and the planets are dry rocks when you spent your jump fuel arriving and h...
by Reynard
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low Passage rules query
Replies: 22
Views: 914

Re: Low Passage rules query

Cryoberths drawback is they are standalone with a power pack limited to on week. A passenger is iced on board a ship, the clock is ticking once you leave the dock. You reach reach the jump point say taking a day at 1g. You enter jump and... you're dead 6 days later. That's what make ship low berths ...
by Reynard
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low Passage rules query
Replies: 22
Views: 914

Re: Low Passage rules query

"An Average [8+] task is a moderate obstacle to a trained professional." That sounds very reasonable for such a piece of technology dealing with a delicate process to suspend a biological unit precisely. Most real life medical equipment of the same caliber should be comparable. People without the ba...
by Reynard
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Harvest hydrogen from sun
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Harvest hydrogen from sun

"By the time you get to the surface of the star, you’re down to somewhere between 2000 degrees Kelvin and 750 degrees Kelvin, depending on the size of your brown dwarf."
by Reynard
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Harvest hydrogen from sun
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Harvest hydrogen from sun

A ram scoop is featured in Book 4: Deep Space Exploration handbook page 25. It's very inefficient except for science missions and sleeper colony ships. Construction parameters are not pleasant for casual use. Using the device in the chaos of a star's atmosphere could be catastrophic to boot.
by Reynard
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Harvest hydrogen from sun
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Harvest hydrogen from sun

TL 6 for heat shielding plus TL 15 if you can acquire a Crude Gravity Shield device with an upper limit of 20 gs (Book 4: Deep Space Exploration handbook page 23). Hard radiation at a 'reasonable' fueling distance should be an issue too. Still, hydrogen would be extremely tenuous as it's blasted awa...
by Reynard
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spaceship Interior Walls
Replies: 15
Views: 1836

Re: Spaceship Interior Walls

Now I am going to take the companion to work so I can find this new info concerning hull and armor. I somehow forgot or bypassed it.
by Reynard
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spaceship Interior Walls
Replies: 15
Views: 1836

Re: Spaceship Interior Walls

Armor and hull points are equal with armor acting to reduce damage before reaching the hull. When a ground scale weapon is used against spacecraft scale hull, you divide damage by 10 (round down) so it's a lot easier to do no damage at all. You might reduce damage by another 10 ground scale points i...
by Reynard
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spaceship Interior Walls
Replies: 15
Views: 1836

Re: Spaceship Interior Walls

I'm looking over all the rules for armor whether structures, body armor, vehicle armor or ship armor as well as ship hull points doing compare and contrast. One question I need from people in the know for naval personnel or anyone who know ships. What are interior walls, as opposed to ship bulkhead ...
by Reynard
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jumping away from gas giants
Replies: 31
Views: 4218

Re: Jumping away from gas giants

Oooor that's how gravity works in Traveller universes. Similar to us yet different.
by Reynard
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question on Life Detection (Psionics)
Replies: 6
Views: 2430

Re: Question on Life Detection (Psionics)

This is why the Imperium hates psions and will go to the ends of the Earth to find and 'punish' them. Being a psion in the OTU is not a blessing. If you are not using OTU, even more measures will be used to protect against and prosecute abusers of such powerful abilities. Also remember the Imperium ...
by Reynard
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spaceship Interior Walls
Replies: 15
Views: 1836

Re: Spaceship Interior Walls

Interior walls are going to be sturdy enough to take a beating under normal circumstances as wall in a house do. They're not meant to protect against severe environmental conditions or concerted attacks with high power weapons. Bulkheads should be very important when designing a ship's interior to c...
by Reynard
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller News - Books in Development
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Re: Traveller News - Books in Development

I think I found a bunch of books to spend my stimulus money on.
by Reynard
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jumping away from gas giants
Replies: 31
Views: 4218

Re: Jumping away from gas giants

Gravity (from Latin gravitas 'weight' ), or gravitation, is a natural phenomenon by which all things with mass or energy—including planets, stars, galaxies, and even light —are brought toward (or gravitate toward) one another.
by Reynard
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jumping away from gas giants
Replies: 31
Views: 4218

Re: Jumping away from gas giants

According to the Jump Drive section in the Traveller Companion: "Jumping within 100 diameters of an object imposes DM-4 on Engineer (j-drive) checks, and jumping within 10 diameters imposes DM-8. It is still possible to make such a jump and survive… possible, but not likely." Plus "It is extremely d...
by Reynard
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jumping away from gas giants
Replies: 31
Views: 4218

Re: Jumping away from gas giants

Same goes for stars.
by Reynard
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial Census: Birthworld
Replies: 3
Views: 1784

Re: Imperial Census: Birthworld

Odd, didn't accept my vote. I went for Garden and Rich. A world that's has been purposely preserved integrating advanced technology with a natural world, the best of both. Something like Aldebaran. You get your local resources from intrasysten comets and asteroids. Manufacturing is orbital. Fusion p...
by Reynard
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Precipitating Out of Jump - Damage?
Replies: 8
Views: 1830

Re: Precipitating Out of Jump - Damage?

Never put it in absolutes. Whoever first said "The ship is completely cut off from the outside universe whilst in jumpspace." was being a bit too focused. That fact that real world physics allows entry into a separate set of dimensions means there is a natural interaction and I suspect it's tied in ...
by Reynard
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aliens of Charted Space Vol. 2 - It Is Here!
Replies: 3
Views: 2065

Re: Aliens of Charted Space Vol. 2 - It Is Here!

With a little time before going to work, I dipped my toes in the Solomani chapter. I own other editions featuring them but this writeup gives me a better appreciation for them. Can't wait to thoroughly read the Drone and Hiver chapters.