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by F33D
Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Artificial Intelligence
Replies: 292
Views: 17181

Re: Artificial Intelligence

dragoner wrote:Dave Bowman: Hello, HAL. Do you read me, HAL?

HAL: Affirmative, Dave. I read you.
A.I. and Self-Aware have different connotations. which are you writing about?
by F33D
Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Anti-missile weapons
Replies: 93
Views: 9845

Re: Anti-missile weapons

barnest2 wrote:Ok, so this isn't entirely a travller question but i was just pondering the idea.
At todays technology level, would it be possible to create an anti missile missile. I know we have stuff like CIWS, but i mean a proper missile.
Sure. THE USN has a great one. The SeaRAM system by Raytheon
by F33D
Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is the cat out of the bag?
Replies: 114
Views: 10021

Re: Is the cat out of the bag?

https://rpggeek.com/article/19675669#19675669 There is a second edition of MGT in the works. I'm not allowed to say more about it. When does this become official? What's on the menu? Am I just dumb and have missed this elsewhere? What do y'all know? The 2nd edition will bring MGT fully in line with...
by F33D
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range
Replies: 61
Views: 5898

Re: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range

hiro wrote:Absolutely, can I get a moderator please?
Good idea. Coming on to a thread to troll is bad.
by F33D
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range
Replies: 61
Views: 5898

Re: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range

hiro wrote:No, you just edit your posts...
Now your babbling. I didn't edit my post that had anything to do with this. I REALLY recommend cutting back on the mind altering drugs.
by F33D
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range
Replies: 61
Views: 5898

Re: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range

hiro wrote:Really?
Yes, I am honest. I never threaten btw.
by F33D
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range
Replies: 61
Views: 5898

Re: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range

hiro wrote:Would you really talk to me like that in real life?

I think not.
No. You'd be on the floor unable to hear anything for trying to dictate who I may communicate with.
by F33D
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range
Replies: 61
Views: 5898

Re: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range

hiro wrote:
Then go ahead and drop it in and don't ask questions of the rest of us.
I can ask what I want you little punk. Now, drop dead or practice trolling elsewhere.
by F33D
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range
Replies: 61
Views: 5898

Re: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range

Which is the trouble with threads like this, taken in isolation and out of the context of what appears to be a hybrid system that only you (and your players?) have access to, it's really hard to actually comment on your ideas. The rule I propose is self contained and contextual as it can be dropped...
by F33D
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range
Replies: 61
Views: 5898

Re: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range

Or you could go back to FF&S's way and choose a thickness of armour then calculate it's volume. Your idea is simpler and there's a fair bit of simplification in FF&S's way of calculating surface area and volumes as the shape of the hull changes but FF&S's way offers a consistent between vehicles/sm...
by F33D
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range
Replies: 61
Views: 5898

Re: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range

phavoc wrote:Does the dtonnage/cost increase as well, or just the armor factor itself?
The armour factor just goes up, or down. It would make no sense to pay more for the exact same volume of armour material.
by F33D
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range
Replies: 61
Views: 5898

Re: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range

The picture merely shows the surface area to volume ratio curve of a solid. The general basis for scaling the armor by dton volume.

Sorry for the confusion on that. On the pic, A = surface area. V = volume of the solid.

I changed the picture to better demonstrate
by F33D
Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range
Replies: 61
Views: 5898

Re: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range

ShawnDriscoll wrote:Chart is useless. Mongoose Traveller already scales damage according to personal/vehicle/ship target.
:lol: God, what an idiot.
by F33D
Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Really Big Meson Guns
Replies: 39
Views: 4025

Re: Really Big Meson Guns

Everyone builds their ships around spinal mounts. You cram the biggest gun you can into the ship and build your ship around it. Ok then where is the spinal mount for the 400 dTon Patrol Cruiser? :twisted: Around the Spinal Mount . NOT around the ship. Your question would properly be: "Where is the ...
by F33D
Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range
Replies: 61
Views: 5898

[House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range

This rule brings vehicles into the starship armor paradigm. In my game vehicles are <10 dtons to a minimum of 1 dton. Figure armor factor as normal then apply the mod by tonnage. Hull/chassis size less than 10 dtons (min. 1 dton), multiply armor points by 0.25 Hull size 10 - 99 dtons, multiply by 0....
by F33D
Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Soviet space shuttle programme
Replies: 22
Views: 2725

Re: Soviet space shuttle programme

simonh wrote: Plus our governments, by and large and regardless of political party throughout most of the 50s, 60s and 70s, were a miserable bunch of incompetent losers.
:lol: Well put. As an American I didn't think it was my place to say this when I first read that post.
by F33D
Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Soviet space shuttle programme
Replies: 22
Views: 2725

Re: Soviet space shuttle programme

Russia is big in size only, why do other countries let it push them around? Right now Germany has the same sized economy as Russia, Not sure what you mean exactly by Russia "pushing other countries around". Germany has a bigger econ but couldn't stand up militarily to them. Just isn't possible. As ...
by F33D
Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How grav drives may work.
Replies: 40
Views: 4006

Re: How grav drives may work.

I have never played a game where a bunch of characters sitting around discussing physics sounded like a fun way to spend my real world leisure time Neither have I Brian (nor have I played in one really). But, I have played games where the players understand the physics of their game world like peop...
by F33D
Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Reduced Fuel consumption by Tech Level
Replies: 11
Views: 1176

Re: Reduced Fuel consumption by Tech Level

Just a question chaps. Forgot the Universal constant, C and all that crap. The real constant in the Traveller universe is that at any tech level from the introduction of Jump Drives right up to maximum Imperial, drives still use the same amount of fuel. "Fuel" is a bit of a misnomer for this in MGT...
by F33D
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Warp Traveller
Replies: 25
Views: 2878

Re: Warp Traveller

Seriously, do you really want to activate a warp field, which normally extends far beyond the ship, while on a planet's surface? That can't end well. You say that as if taking a large chunk of the landing pad along with you is a bad thing ;) Simon Hibbs I think something along those lines happened ...