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by Reynard
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Expanded Ship Criticals?
Replies: 16
Views: 227

Re: Expanded Ship Criticals?

And since everyone forgot this tidbit from High Guard: "Starting at TL9, all hulls are self-sealing. A self-sealing hull automatically repairs minor breaches such as micrometeoroid impacts, and prevents hull hits causing explosive decompression." And also found in CSC: "The softsuit includes a small...
by Reynard
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: no FTL communications seems a bit gamey
Replies: 18
Views: 289

Re: no FTL communications seems a bit gamey

This sounds familiar to what the Star Trek franchise did with both FTL flight and communications. In the original series, it took days and weeks to get to a location and even subspace communication meant ships and worlds were out of contact for long periods and they had to rely on their own decision...
by Reynard
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Expanded Ship Criticals?
Replies: 16
Views: 227

Re: Expanded Ship Criticals?

Emergency softsuits and rescue balls/bubbles have been a thing in Traveller for awhile. To quote Central Supply Catalogue: "Starships are required to carry enough emergency suits or rescue balls to allow the crew and all passengers to survive depressurization. Well-equipped ships include a softsuit ...
by Reynard
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Stations
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Space Stations

"There are thousands of different worlds with potentially many space stations each: Why would everyone be the same?" In the Imperium which build and controls the vast majority of starports, standardization is the key with variation due to local conditions. Sky's (space?) the limit when locals build ...
by Reynard
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Stations
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Space Stations

"There are thousands of different worlds with potentially many space stations each: Why would everyone be the same?" In the Imperium which build and controls the vast majority of starports, standardization is the key with variation due to local conditions. Sky's (space?) the limit when locals build ...
by Reynard
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Altering Ships
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: Altering Ships

Umm, what's the situation that the captain can't access the bride? Someone seal her in? Hope she has extra life support.
by Reynard
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Stations
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Space Stations

I've always imagined your larger Highports are a system of orbital facilities in their own region around the main world. Smaller ports that are below the minimum of what is designated a starport (See Highguard pg. 62), Starports) could combine all elements into one complete base but greater ports wo...
by Reynard
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: maneuver drives no fuel?
Replies: 30
Views: 501

Re: maneuver drives no fuel?

I was under the impression when MgT (and T5) made higher g engines, compensators followed. This is especially true since maneuver went from 5 to 17 Gs (11 Gs for T5) while high burn thrusters on Ancient ships add another 16 Gs. That does make a case that ICs and grav plates are separate systems if t...
by Reynard
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: maneuver drives no fuel?
Replies: 30
Views: 501

Re: maneuver drives no fuel?

The other issue with reaction only is high acceleration. Maneuver inherently includes inertial compensation as part of its gravitic technology. Long term high Gs and tight maneuvering would be a serious concern.
by Reynard
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: maneuver drives no fuel?
Replies: 30
Views: 501

Re: maneuver drives no fuel?

I have designed ships with reaction drives and they barely get off the ground let alone get to a far gas giant. Next to useless. This goes for just about any edition featuring reaction. In real life, our space craft spend the vast majority of their flights drifting for very long periods with just ab...
by Reynard
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Official Traveller Core Rulebook Update
Replies: 22
Views: 1564

Re: Official Traveller Core Rulebook Update

Sounds like my first present for the holiday!
by Reynard
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Official Traveller Core Rulebook Update
Replies: 22
Views: 1564

Re: Official Traveller Core Rulebook Update

Got the message, downloaded and now need to look over the material.

My hardcopy core book is getting well worn. When might new prints of the book be published?
by Reynard
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Darkness
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: Darkness

"Parallel evolution, and/or selected breeding, Vargr can still end up as dogs."

Yeah. So that means humans are just Ancient domesticated monkeys. Hmmm....
by Reynard
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Darkness
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: Darkness

Vargrs are a highly modified wolf so many things don't compare. BTW 'Dogs' won't begin until 260,000 - 280,000 years after the Ancient wars. I'm looking at Central Supply Catalogue and vision enhancement devices list distances. Vehicle Handbook sensor packages have distance properties too. I'd say, ...
by Reynard
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Civilian G-Carrier
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: Civilian G-Carrier

Is this vehicle actually a converted military surplus APC? Maybe a Rakatma or Liberator?
by Reynard
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Civilian G-Carrier
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: Civilian G-Carrier

So, what we have is a large G-RV.

Do you have design specs for it?
by Reynard
Fri May 29, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: NASA SpaceX Launch
Replies: 13
Views: 924

Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

And has 1/4 ton luggage space. Great for a day trip to the ISS.
by Reynard
Wed May 27, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: NASA SpaceX Launch
Replies: 13
Views: 924

Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

And the start of flying cars as well as maneuver station keeping systems. So we're actually TL 7.
by Reynard
Wed May 27, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: NASA SpaceX Launch
Replies: 13
Views: 924

Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

I calculated the F-9 is a little larger than a modular cutter. I wish they would give volume rather than weight for payload and fuel loads. That command capsule is definitely compact bridge. About 410 km trip each way plus lingering time so very little fuel. Tl 7 or 8?
by Reynard
Fri May 22, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Valuation (aka Breaking Even)
Replies: 17
Views: 1565

Re: Ship Valuation (aka Breaking Even)

"Han chartered the Falcon to both Jabba and Obiwan." Han took chances with both for big scores. He was known to take chances. Didn't always work considering his usual situations but he took chances. I think he spent far more time in seedy space bars than the docks keeping an ear for something lucrat...