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by Rusty_Unycorn
Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions: Need help with the Science of Science Fiction
Replies: 31
Views: 2811

Re: Questions: Need help with the Science of Science Fiction

I'm not sure you'd be able to cross by balloon though. Possibly, with a high tech high altitude enclosed balloon, but certainly not with some primitive hot air open wicker basket without fuel to keep the balloon aloft. Even aircraft would have to be pretty advanced. I'm thinking the separation requ...
by Rusty_Unycorn
Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions: Need help with the Science of Science Fiction
Replies: 31
Views: 2811

Re: Questions: Need help with the Science of Science Fiction

Here's a Huge world for you: A rosette joined by a ringworld. Go for it. Not even sure that would be possible! How about the Dyson sphere idea? Probably have a much larger livable surface than a ringworld and rosette combined? Sure it would work! Never said that the ringworld has to touch the plane...
by Rusty_Unycorn
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions: Need help with the Science of Science Fiction
Replies: 31
Views: 2811

Re: Questions: Need help with the Science of Science Fiction

Here's a Huge world for you: A rosette joined by a ringworld. Go for it.
by Rusty_Unycorn
Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: ship repairs on lower TL worlds
Replies: 18
Views: 2612

Re: ship repairs on lower TL worlds

far-trader wrote: Or far too short if it requires the above reinventing and buildup of technology. It would also depend a lot on a large degree of local labour (and education of same to a level where they can help).
Ring of Fire campaign, anybody? Cause you just gave me the perfect setup for it.
by Rusty_Unycorn
Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!
Replies: 116
Views: 13904

Re: Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

AH the age old arguement... Well, age old from what I can tell. IIRC, we have addressed this issue before with the old Civilian and Military Vehicles books. (also, please note that I don't have the new Vehicle Handbook... Something about being too poor...) The issue is this: People are taking a look...
by Rusty_Unycorn
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Navy: We’re 4 Years Away From Laser Guns on Ships
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Re: Navy: We’re 4 Years Away From Laser Guns on Ships

Look between the lines, behind the lines, above and below the lines. There is likely to be a great Traveller centric story hear but it probably isn’t offensive lasers in four years time. :lol: "Our informants for the Imperial Naval Design Liaison at the Unicorn Belt Shipyards R&D Department has inf...
by Rusty_Unycorn
Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Navy: We’re 4 Years Away From Laser Guns on Ships
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Re: Navy: We’re 4 Years Away From Laser Guns on Ships

Nah, you just build a small fast boat with enough power for 2 or 3 lasers with a couple of the new rail guns for point defense (Oh, and maybe use them as sandcasters as well!), and send them out in droves.
by Rusty_Unycorn
Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Altering combat lethality
Replies: 49
Views: 6240

Re: Altering combat lethality

hdan wrote:The real danger of reflec is being next to someone who is wearing it. :)
Next thing you know, said person wearing reflec is wanting you to smoke him a kippper.
Best start investing in rubber... He'll be back for breakfast. :wink:
by Rusty_Unycorn
Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Red dwarves everywhere.
Replies: 21
Views: 2761

Re: Red dwarves everywhere.

Huh. You know, that reminds me... We need tables for rolling up stellar classes for systems...
On a tangent, my first thought on seeing the thread title was "Oh no, it's just like Rimmerworld..."
by Rusty_Unycorn
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Active scanners
Replies: 13
Views: 1842

Re: Active scanners

Here's how I do it: 1) You have your transponder. All civilian ships have those active. It broadcasts your ship name and such. 2) If that's active, then why not have your sensors be active. It can get hard to find little pieces of debris in space on passives, and fixing damage is expensive. So, merc...
by Rusty_Unycorn
Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD is Back!
Replies: 96
Views: 17412

Re: 2300AD is Back!

A number of the review on DTRPG criticize the book for not including more detail, but I don't see how this could be done without doubling the size of the book. I think the main goal of this book is to introduce the setting to an audience who are unfamiliar with it, rather than to add new detail to ...
by Rusty_Unycorn
Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: LBB9 Library Data - not very good value is it?
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Re: LBB9 Library Data - not very good value is it?

Then pick up the PDF version, that's a lot more readable. And I find it to be useful, as it's full of background info on the OTU.
by Rusty_Unycorn
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Combat and Missiles
Replies: 12
Views: 2029

Re: Space Combat and Missiles

zero wrote:Perhaps the blast radius would include the firing ship?
Explosions propagate poorly in space. Very poorly.
It's more so about giving it time to get the engines up and acquire the target.
by Rusty_Unycorn
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Suggested (Unoffical) CSC Erratta and Amendments
Replies: 41
Views: 7389

Re: Suggested (Unoffical) CSC Erratta and Amendments

The slug weapons should have a modular design system. I should be able to build a 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm round in short, intermediate, long, magnum, gauss, for a revolver, auto-pistol, Advanced Combat Pistol, SMG, bolt action rifle, self loading rifle, assault ri...
by Rusty_Unycorn
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Computer aids
Replies: 7
Views: 1561

Re: Computer aids

IIRC, Marc Miller's lawyers have been aiming to bring the wrath of litigation down anybody who makes those. Something about overzealous copyright protection. (My dad once nearly fell afoul of them)
by Rusty_Unycorn
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New to Traveller
Replies: 42
Views: 4692

Re: New to Traveller

I suggest not running SoTA for a new group, especially one that has players new to the game. Just simply roll up a couple of planets, give them a ship, then run around like a headless chicken. All joking aside, just roll up a few patrons per planet (or just use some example ones), do some trading, m...
by Rusty_Unycorn
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Doctor Who?
Replies: 21
Views: 2864

Re: Doctor Who?

Dr. Who meets... The Third Imperium...
Ok, that one would be odd.
by Rusty_Unycorn
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Implications of Warp Drive
Replies: 33
Views: 4952

Re: Implications of Warp Drive

Or, we could just skip the entire debate like this. 1) Detecting an incoming warp drive takes a massive sensor installation. Let's say... oh... would 10km diameter work? For say... A 45 degree arc? Let's go with that. Let's give our sensor installation a active range of... hmm... 1AU, that's about 8...
by Rusty_Unycorn
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hard Burn
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: Hard Burn

I am just churning stuff out, aren't I? Here's another ship design for you folks to try and deckplan. Also, W-Drive 5 does not get the 30% discount due to the expense of producing it. A 100 dTon Arrow class TL12 (Warp 5) Courier. Quite a common sight, as it gains a courier advantage due to it's Warp...
by Rusty_Unycorn
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hard Burn
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: Hard Burn

I got us a look at the various currencies, a few common laws, and a quick look at the government of the Alliance! Currency: All prices can be stated as Cr, but different nations will have different currencies that may be worth more or less than a Cr. They are as follows: -Alliance Credit: (Cr) Equal...