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by Condottiere
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 422
Views: 95288

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Space Sports Get a free month of Curiosity Stream: http://curiositystream.com/isaacarthur Humanity has a long and inventive history of sports and games, and the future will offer us many new options for athletics as we move out in space, be it racing around the Moon, climbing the mountains of Mars,...
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5336

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

This sounds all highly concerning.

So, how does CERN deal with this problem, besides squashing any micro blackholes it creates with it's Hadron Collider?
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Entanglement-based sensors
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Entanglement-based sensors

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by Condottiere
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 422
Views: 95288

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Should We Nuke Mars?

Is it possible to make Mars inhabitable by nuking the surface? Kyle breaks down the possibility of atomic terraforming in this week's episode of Because Science!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URC9ay6evT8


Better than hurricanes.
by Condottiere
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Entanglement-based sensors
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Entanglement-based sensors

Stealth would be not getting detected; one variant of invisibility would be bending radiation around an object so that what's directly behind the object can be sensed, creating not a black hole, more of a pocket universe.
by Condottiere
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette
Replies: 126
Views: 5336

Re: Ship Combat: The Particle Barbette

One assumes radiation is deflected in all directions once the particle beam hits something solid; shielding or enough bulkheads containing it, as compared to a meson blast, which would envelope the blast area.
by Condottiere
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Avoiding the Character Generation 'mini-game'
Replies: 9
Views: 1123

Re: Avoiding the Character Generation 'mini-game'

It really depends on what kind of game and characters the players want. A totally random character generation allows some leeway in the process, which is why in Dungeons and Dragons you could roll four dice and select the best three, or assign results to specific characteristics. Disastrous results ...
by Condottiere
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does a term at academy count as a term for mustering out?
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Does a term at academy count as a term for mustering out?

As I understand four year military academies, for a free education and a head start in the promotion game, you are obligated to a minimum term of service.
by Condottiere
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Open Spacecraft Flown With Vacc Suit?
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: Open Spacecraft Flown With Vacc Suit?

Leaving aside the default Heavy Metal artwork. https://cdn-s3.allmusic.com/release-covers/500/0001/149/0001149836.jpg 1. You have minimum ten tonnes that needs assigning. 2. With or without gravitational plating and inertial compensation, especially on the open section. 3. Could be a convertible, es...
by Condottiere
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2727
Views: 269235

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Grav motors utilize technology that somehow interacts directly with the planetary gravitational field, so you have to wonder if it alters local gravity, specifically that underneath it, compared to manoeuvre thrusters that probably in the Mongosian variant pushers that recreate gravitational thrust ...
by Condottiere
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Passage and Freight Costs table (CRB)
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Passage and Freight Costs table (CRB)

By default spaceship tonnes are defined as volume.

It's when the rules start mentioning mass, calculations become complex.
by Condottiere
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2727
Views: 269235

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

One reason they encourage parking at the HiPort could be to minimize any possible impact.

Though it has me now thinking, exactly what happens directly under a vehicular gravitic motor, spaceship or otherwise? If it's a two hundred kay battleship, perhaps increased local gravity field.
by Condottiere
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 422
Views: 95288

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Nerd Chat Line - SNL The Exclusive Connections spokeswoman (Paris Hilton) says they know what kind of guy calls a sex line at 1 am: nerds! Whether the nerd likes Star Wars, Star Trek, or Hobbit, they have the girl. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTs6FYgT_MU For all those lonely Travellers that nee...
by Condottiere
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 422
Views: 95288

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Off to the Tropes.

To catch up on some reading.

And gaming.

And eating.

And reading about gaming.

And eating while reading about gaming.
by Condottiere
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2727
Views: 269235

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Engineering and Planetary Environments

I wonder if fusion rockets or manoeuvre drives are carbon neutral or have other unforeseen environmental impacts?

Like local gravity fields going all wobbly.
by Condottiere
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2727
Views: 269235

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starwarships: Understanding the Role of Republic Star Fighters Today we break down the role and purpose of each starfighters ship in the Galactic Republic Navy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsUJPQfdiaQ 1. Ironically, dolphins make great pilots; presumably, navigators as well; they can also smell...
by Condottiere
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 422
Views: 95288

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Turns Out, Radiation on Mars Will Dramatically Change Our Brains and Behavior Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about a new study funded by NASA that studied the long term effects of radiation on behavior. Paper: https://www.eneuro.org/content/early/... https://www...
by Condottiere
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2727
Views: 269235

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starwarships: Understanding the Role of CIS Star Fighters Today we break down the role and purpose of each star fighters ship in the Confederacy of Independent Systems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBOXBhHB6bM 1. Planetary defence forces with unique local manufactured fighters - sounds about rig...
by Condottiere
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more
Replies: 48
Views: 2722

Re: Plying the Bowman Arm, and more

Stream it on Youtube/Twitch/Mixer as TravellerNinja, and open up a subsidiary income stream for Mongoose.