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by Condottiere
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Classic (breakaway) Cutter
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: Classic (breakaway) Cutter

If each breakaway section has at least ten tonnes, you can stick a firmpoint on it.

This could exceed the metaship's theoretical maximum, but each breakaway section is considered on it's own, not as part of a whole.
by Condottiere
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Standard vs. custom design: Where do you draw the line?
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: Standard vs. custom design: Where do you draw the line?

That's why we had alphabet drives and preconfigured hulls.

The Dungeon Master can demonstrate flexibility on this issue, but be subsequently consistent.
by Condottiere
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Dichotomy of Piracy
Replies: 29
Views: 335

Re: The Dichotomy of Piracy

We're sort of swept away by The Pirates of the Caribbean, which takes place at best towards the end of the golden age of piracy.

Piracy usually takes place where governments cannot or will not project their naval power.

Further East;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p2lhxUqMMQ
by Condottiere
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 244
Views: 44508

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Engineering is the big ticket item for commercial shipping, everything else can be compromised and ameliorated.

Even life support.

And the expense of life support is the actual issue.
by Condottiere
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2513
Views: 182026

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: 8 AMAZING ELEVATORS AND LIFTS You Wont Believe Exist

Elevate your understanding of elevators with these amazing lifts…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6hJdpubckQ


For the Nerigo, and basically other unpowered lifts, useful when the electricity fails onboard ship.
by Condottiere
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 681
Views: 62617

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Starduster Class Early examples were named after moons and satellites, hence they are sometimes referred to the Moon class. By some strange anomaly, even highly advanced military sensor suites sometimes misidentify the larger Planet class of major combatants, hence as they reali...
by Condottiere
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Dichotomy of Piracy
Replies: 29
Views: 335

Re: The Dichotomy of Piracy

Usually it comes down to disruption of commerce, insurance rates going up, and the shipping companies lobbying Parliament. Then if the Navy starts looking for live fire exercise opportunities, especially during those times they aren't being bored anchored in front of enemy ports. If pirates become t...
by Condottiere
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 244
Views: 44508

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

1. Requires planning, which sort would preclude claiming spontaneous support. 2. I'm pretty sure the Confederation Navy could do it, since their ships are designed to accommodate oversized complements (or should), and then they can implement Terra Expresses. 3. You could predeploy troopsicle transpo...
by Condottiere
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2513
Views: 182026

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm | Exclusive FULL Minisode The series is set in 2102. Thanks to technological improvements climate change has been brought under control, food and energy are plentiful, and violence has all but disappeared. But just when people are at their most contented, the ...
by Condottiere
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 244
Views: 44508

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Ideal would remain orks, with a gretchin service corps and auxiliary.
by Condottiere
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby
Replies: 75
Views: 4514

Re: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby

Cables and nets don't take up much actual volume when unfurled.
by Condottiere
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 681
Views: 62617

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Starduster Class At times affectionately, or not so affectionately, referred to as the Cropduster Class, due to it's commercial origins and built to more cheaper commercial standards. As Victory Standard Jump Drive (assuming I'm still wed to having it at a convenient twenty five...
by Condottiere
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2513
Views: 182026

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

If that's the case, I\d want something cheaper to jettison.

How about letting the hydrogen turn to plasma, and dumping that.

Or better still, expelling it towards some ship currently in your way. Sort of a reverse fusion rocket.
by Condottiere
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby
Replies: 75
Views: 4514

Re: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby

That heat has to go somewhere, and dumping it back into the boiler seems the most useful use of it. If less heat is recycled than produced, that works out quite well as well. As regards radiators, try string theory, or cable, by trailing cables a couple of miles connected to nets that dispose of tha...
by Condottiere
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 244
Views: 44508

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Forty Kay sort of deals with it, especially the Imperial Guard, and if you think about it, Orks. You make equipment robust and idiot proof, and in the case of lasguns, cuts logistics in half. If it turns out you're more dangerous to your squadmates than the enemy, natural selection will take care of...
by Condottiere
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship repairs - do many hands make light work?
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: Ship repairs - do many hands make light work?

You'll need someone with some coordination capability to supervise, to avoid repetition or getting into each other's way.
by Condottiere
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2513
Views: 182026

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Hull, Stealthed and Mass Effect Normandy Class Stealth Frigate - Ship Breakdown Spacedock breaks down the iconic Normandy Class Stealth Frigate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5gOdD2s7ck The Normandy's IES (internal emission sink) stealth system is her most notable feature. For centur...
by Condottiere
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby
Replies: 75
Views: 4514

Re: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/PWR_nuclear_power_plant_diagram.svg/800px-PWR_nuclear_power_plant_diagram.svg.png Substitute heat sink for reactor, and manual flush for control rods. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcThDBU7Ld0oPrEBTwKa-DcuDvf6rHc6JoNcpV...
by Condottiere
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 244
Views: 44508

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

McNamara's Folly: The Use of Low-IQ Troops in the Vietnam War A presentation and reading by Hamilton Gregory, author of "McNamara's Folly: The Use of Low-IQ Troops in the Vietnam." Because so many college students were avoiding military service during the Vietnam War, Defense Secretary Robert McNam...
by Condottiere
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 244
Views: 44508

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Economic studies in which university students in the US played simulated versions of the Stag Hunt indicated that at some point, pairs would realize that it was in both of their best interests to commit to hunting the stag and they would fall into “an efficient and cooperative equilibrium.” But it ...