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by Reynard
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lost in Space?
Replies: 17
Views: 248

Re: Lost in Space?

"So the original series, the movie or the new Netflix series which one inspires you more?" The original Series has a lot of reference to us and I loved the movie update. No chance I'll ever see the new version. Lost in Space is a grand example of one helluva misjump and all the adventures trying to ...
by Reynard
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What is the deal of decoy missiles?
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Re: What is the deal of decoy missiles?

The decoy not only ties up PD fire but more get through to cause actual damage. 2 4 1 strategy.
by Reynard
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What is the deal of decoy missiles?
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Re: What is the deal of decoy missiles?

The benefit is, in a point defense heavy environment, more missiles will get through. This is why having different loadouts on board can make a difference.
by Reynard
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fuel for Vehicles
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Fuel for Vehicles

Under Customization on page 46 they have Fuel efficiency and Fuel capacity to increase or decrease the range. They greatly simplified vehicle design by having the chassis type come with a standard motive type whose range is based on Tech Level. Whether gasoline, wood or Fusion Plus, this is how far ...
by Reynard
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Carrier transporting cars
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Carrier transporting cars

Navies do have supply ships, tankers and the hybrid dromedaries. If you plan to move cargo I'd say a purpose built vessel not on other duties would fit the bill. A space borne version of each could match.
by Reynard
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New armor breakthrough
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: New armor breakthrough

A future extra planetary vehicle hull material?
by Reynard
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drinax and the 5th Frontier War
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Drinax and the 5th Frontier War

The majority of the war occurs in the coreward region of the Spinward March sector so the Duke isn't planning on sending fleets to deal with a few pirates and the Zho will be busy using their forces to crush their foe where it matters.. The colonial and subsector elements will be on alert for Aslans...
by Reynard
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Missiles auto-loader?
Replies: 38
Views: 663

Re: Missiles auto-loader?

Some references state or illustrate the tonnage space is where the gunner is located similar to Han and Luke sitting in the Millennium's turrets. Then again, how often do the deck plans show a one ton+ room below the turret for gunners or the mechanisms rather than just the turret on the hull?
by Reynard
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Missiles auto-loader?
Replies: 38
Views: 663

Re: Missiles auto-loader?

'Realistically' the one ton turrets need to go up to 5 tons and the barbettes probably need to be closer to 15-20 tons. Should maybe be enough to squeeze everything in.
by Reynard
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Missiles auto-loader?
Replies: 38
Views: 663

Re: Missiles auto-loader?

Since the beginning with CT, I always assumed that one ton space was for all the mechanisms a turret could pack in up to three energy weapons. Missile launchers would have integral automated loading ability IF tied into an adjacent ammo hold(s) whereas energy weapons would need that space for capaci...
by Reynard
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hydrogen to water
Replies: 19
Views: 452

Re: Hydrogen to water

How much was overhead to transport the water each time?
by Reynard
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is there a place that is culturally cybernetic?
Replies: 30
Views: 729

Re: Is there a place that is culturally cybernetic?

Instead of bemoaning that someone else hasn't created a campaign boxed set featuring all these elements, use what Traveller has and expand and build it! As far as I know there is no constraint on what's possible. A high pop, high tech world looking like a cross between Coruscant and Fifth Element wi...
by Reynard
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Some Ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Some Ideas

I'd say at this point every race and empire, including the droyne and Grandfather, would ally and send every warship they have and clean out the annoying Ubers once and for all.
by Reynard
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 3 things
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: 3 things

I can see the term Interceptor, as JM is using it, as a craft that hunts enemy craft with great prejudice. It's overkill to make sure the target isn't likely to get away. Not sure why you also need such a big cargo hold especially with that specific size. "Frigate: A small but powerful warship, the ...
by Reynard
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Thinking of getting rid of Astrogation, Medic...and ship computers in general
Replies: 36
Views: 787

Re: Thinking of getting rid of Astrogation, Medic...and ship computers in general

Exterminate is such a harsh word. They will remove themselves if ignored thus proving they are useless. The robots will just assure they don't get too close to what belongs to their betters which is everything.
by Reynard
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Thinking of getting rid of Astrogation, Medic...and ship computers in general
Replies: 36
Views: 787

Re: Thinking of getting rid of Astrogation, Medic...and ship computers in general

All the wealthy will need is a system of automation that produces goods and services for the wealthy. Robots and expert systems design, create and maintain themselves. There would be no need for the rest of society. A paradise for the superior humans. No strife, no want, leisure created by a totally...
by Reynard
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dichotomy of maintenance
Replies: 40
Views: 755

Re: Dichotomy of maintenance

Plus there should realistically be an attendant for the biosphere. Any gardener or farmer will tell you a greenhouse environment doesn't remain viable and productive on its own. Maybe you can have three drones, Huey, Louie and Dewey, programed to care for the biosphere but that's also costly.
by Reynard
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Thinking of getting rid of Astrogation, Medic...and ship computers in general
Replies: 36
Views: 787

Re: Thinking of getting rid of Astrogation, Medic...and ship computers in general

There's no shame in a society that favors its members and creates a system that supports them with work and compensation that will cycle throughout such a society. Creating a system that favors resources and compensation to fewer and fewer people at the top at the expense of the rest of your populat...
by Reynard
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dichotomy of maintenance
Replies: 40
Views: 755

Re: Dichotomy of maintenance

Even a thick metal hull will deteriorate from the harshness of space. Everything else is far less resistant to wear and time. Complexity breeds fragility. Even paintings and statues sitting around deteriorate. The price of objects, expensive or not, is maintenance. "I had a guaranteed military sale ...
by Reynard
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Thinking of getting rid of Astrogation, Medic...and ship computers in general
Replies: 36
Views: 787

Re: Thinking of getting rid of Astrogation, Medic...and ship computers in general

Hmm, so the Ancients are actually humanity that borged themselves into the higher state of digital being leaving their primitive, savage underlings and their own weak physical forms behind. I'll bet that was a fun RPG! Give me the Star Trek vision of the future in which technology is a tool and serv...