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by High Orbit Drifter
Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: jump space repairs
Replies: 17
Views: 2309

Re: jump space repairs

The jump bubble means you could easily do EVA on the hull. I would think the jump drive could be "tuned" so that bubble was centered on the center of the ship, or otherwise crudely shaped into a more cylindrical shape. Most ships have a horizontal aspect and have the drive in the back, so a j-sphere...
by High Orbit Drifter
Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Taveller. Just what is it?
Replies: 15
Views: 1953

Re: Taveller. Just what is it?

If you like the role playing aspects of a game, or want to try that out, you might want to look into Traveller. If you're more into space combat in and of itself, and don't want to deal with all that rp drama of whether or not you should fire on that enemy cruiser, then you will probably find this v...
by High Orbit Drifter
Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How many tons is Ceres?
Replies: 40
Views: 2811

Re: How many tons is Ceres?

On the bright side, if you run out of mining material, leak some info to the nearest Bothan spy that one of the system planets is about to revolt. It's got to be Mimas. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bc/Mimas_Cassini.jpg/600px-Mimas_Cassini.jpg New death star IV with camoufl...
by High Orbit Drifter
Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How many tons is Ceres?
Replies: 40
Views: 2811

Re: How many tons is Ceres?

Compared to the Earth, Luna and Mars, the belt is a convenient and economical blessing. It is a planet sized object broken up into bite sized chunks more likely than not with the same structure of any other planet in our system all exposed and suspended in, at worst, microgravity. I'm sure, beyond ...
by High Orbit Drifter
Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How many tons is Ceres?
Replies: 40
Views: 2811

Re: How many tons is Ceres?

wbnc wrote:Yep, little Walle may have a job as a mining engineer someday
GAH! A soulless megacorp empire will take over all of space? The slums of Ceres scenes in Expanse don't go far enough!
by High Orbit Drifter
Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How many tons is Ceres?
Replies: 40
Views: 2811

Re: How many tons is Ceres?

So, how did they manage to use that all up by the time The Expanse takes place? Stripped it off and sent it to Mars. That I can see. What I can't see is if they can do that, why don't they have a similar technique for mining Saturn's rings? Instead of guys using grabber claws for chunks of ice, the...
by High Orbit Drifter
Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: When colonization goes wrong...hear me out!
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: When colonization goes wrong...hear me out!

Since I haven't read the Hub books - good luck. Keep us posted on what you do, I think this is an interesting scenario.
by High Orbit Drifter
Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: When colonization goes wrong...hear me out!
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: When colonization goes wrong...hear me out!

I've been working on a scenario something like this. Response by the authorities: If the alternate colonists are rich, they have connections. The authorities would send in security forces, grab up who they can, stick them in low berths and ship them off to their mining planet. If that is uneconomica...
by High Orbit Drifter
Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: More Type S art
Replies: 15
Views: 1889

Re: More Type S art

Nice work. I assume you make the models yourself. What do you use, Maya, 3ds Max or something else? Thanks, that is more of an interesting comment to me than the 'why, what and huh>? of the design.. ' I use Sketchup and lots of Photoshop work usually.. Oh and a render engine, Vray sometimes (a mate...
by High Orbit Drifter
Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: More Type S art
Replies: 15
Views: 1889

Re: More Type S art

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Nice work. I assume you make the models yourself. What do you use, Maya, 3ds Max or something else?
by High Orbit Drifter
Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Future Traveller - Suggestions Appreciated
Replies: 121
Views: 22375

Re: Future Traveller - Suggestions Appreciated

People may make something, but it's distributed peer to peer and NOT out in general public. If that were the case, we'd all have "free" Traveller apps by now that were written by someone. And we wouldn't be looking for Traveller apps now, free or otherwise. Some of my apps I release to the general ...
by High Orbit Drifter
Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fighters And Starships In Dogfight
Replies: 31
Views: 3735

Re: Fighters And Starships In Dogfight

Federation ships trained against Borg cubes. Star Destroyers cry when fighters blow away their bridges. "Nuff said. Federation ships are taken over by Hippies, drunk teenagers, and one man with a hand full of cassette tapes....Basically Stealing a Feddy ship is that universe's version of cow tippin...
by High Orbit Drifter
Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fighters And Starships In Dogfight
Replies: 31
Views: 3735

Re: Fighters And Starships In Dogfight

Reynard wrote:So far, Federation architects aren't dumb enough to add large unprotected exhaust ports.
What about Mirror Universe Imperial architects? Would Evil Kirk have Evil Scotty close it just in time? Or would Bearded Spock reverse the polarity and send the Proton Torpedo back at the X-Wing?
by High Orbit Drifter
Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Idea needs a bit of advice
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: Traveller Idea needs a bit of advice

Maybe the jump gate is not just a tunnel, but turns on and off at intervals and/or changes its destination. A colony could be sent through to a great world but the gate will close for the next 4.2 years or something, or after it goes through somebody resets the controls so instead of an opening next...
by High Orbit Drifter
Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Do Agathics cause cancer?
Replies: 19
Views: 1865

Re: Do Agathics cause cancer?

Agathics will return your youth, but cancer is a side effect of pretty much anything, including bacon, that we are exposed to in a given environment. The fact we die of old age masks that - if our bodies lived long enough we'd develop cancers from pretty much anything. I've assumed cancer treatments...
by High Orbit Drifter
Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Future is... slavery??
Replies: 39
Views: 3362

Re: The Future is... slavery??

I hate to be overtly negative but most of the stuff here is as impossibly wrong as that ComiCon panel or that Friedman book (I read it too - pure drek). Not everyone in New York or who goes to New York is a leftist. Leftist do not endorse slavery. Rodenberry himself was pretty far left, his wife sup...
by High Orbit Drifter
Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Anti-aging drugs, actual mechanical effect
Replies: 17
Views: 1465

Re: Anti-aging drugs, actual mechanical effect

The degradation of stats could be due to a sedentary lifestyle. A cruel joke is that anagathics only ward off an aging crisis , but don't stop senile decrepitude. What is the greek myth about this? Someone tricked a goddess into giving her boyfriend immortality, but didn't say anything about looks....
by High Orbit Drifter
Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Planetary launch
Replies: 53
Views: 5821

Re: Planetary launch

IMTU, I usually rule that any streamlined or partially streamlined ship's hull has lifters built into it that can nullify gravity to an extent. (Essentially a bank of Air/Raft lift modules in the hull.) They float up to a safe altitude and then engage their m-drive to pick up speed for either an or...
by High Orbit Drifter
Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Planetary launch
Replies: 53
Views: 5821

Re: Planetary launch

Really, get a copy of the new rules. Goes a long ways to explain things. Once per turn, your engineer declares an Action to Overload Drive. Must make the skill check to perform or no go. The engines get a boost for the turn but suffer damage and each attempt makes it worst so it's really for emerge...
by High Orbit Drifter
Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Planetary launch
Replies: 53
Views: 5821

Re: Planetary launch

To reiterate, give the Order Maximum Speed , which will gain you an extra one gee in acceleration. Is this in the new version? How long does this extra boost of speed last? Can you use it all the time? Why does my ship stats say it can go 1g when it can go 2? Can the ship go even faster if we give ...