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by Condottiere
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Higher tech items on a lower tech world
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Re: Higher tech items on a lower tech world

You leverage your high technology access.

You still need sepoys, unless it's a commando raid or decapitation strike, where the aftermath is someone else's problem.
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rolling d66 - what's that?
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

As I recall:

1. 2D6 - bell curve, not to be confused with distributor of expensive bath water

2. D66 - even distribution, socialism in action
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Missile Pod Concept
Replies: 18
Views: 1980

Re: Missile Pod Concept

Depends on how much surprise is worth.

I'll presume you could stealth missiles and torpedoes, but considering how hard a sucker punch you probably want to throw, torpedoes are the more attractive candidates.

A presumably larger option would be drone cruise missiles.
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Torpedoes and Missiles
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: Torpedoes and Missiles

If the rules permit it, missile defence should be layered.

Picket destroyers, fleet defenders, close escorts, and finally, target.

All coordinated by an Aegisesque command and control system.
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Higher tech items on a lower tech world
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Re: Higher tech items on a lower tech world

Going by current events, authoritarian regimes will certainly import all the high tech toys they can afford, or can't, that they have access to.
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question about Stunners
Replies: 24
Views: 644

Re: Question about Stunners

Wireless power transfer (WPT), wireless power transmission, wireless energy transmission (WET), or electromagnetic power transfer is the transmission of electrical energy without wires as a physical link. In a wireless power transmission system, a transmitter device, driven by electric power from a...
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question about Stunners
Replies: 24
Views: 644

Re: Question about Stunners

Wireless power transfer (WPT), wireless power transmission, wireless energy transmission (WET), or electromagnetic power transfer is the transmission of electrical energy without wires as a physical link. In a wireless power transmission system, a transmitter device, driven by electric power from a...
by Condottiere
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question on space combat modifiers
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Question on space combat modifiers

Like with normal dogfighting, creating sufficient space between the parties involved would terminate that.

That's why speed is life.

With Traveller, it would be determining if and when a range band is stepped over.
by Condottiere
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question about Stunners
Replies: 24
Views: 644

Re: Question about Stunners

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by Condottiere
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Asteroid mining and processing
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Asteroid mining and processing

Going by current practices, mining corporations will choose the cheapest method, for them, usually strip mining. Drones can be programmed to use least path of resistance, intelligently boring through the bedrock. Assuming there is nearby demand, the rest of the asteroid could be used as a quarry for...
by Condottiere
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rethinking Athletics Specialties
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Rethinking Athletics Specialties

Practice. Practice. And more practice.

You could simplify it that as long as the character spends a certain amount of time per week perfecting technique, they get bonuses specific to whatever characteristic the sport or specific manoeuvre optimally applies.
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fuel costs--jumps vs. weeks of operation
Replies: 16
Views: 2027

Re: Fuel costs--jumps vs. weeks of operation

Artificial resuscitation is more efficient, and space tends to be one of the principal constraining factors in Traveller ship design. It becomes really interesting because of the cost of life support, and it's elimination, going by the design rules. I'm doing some repotting at the moment, and you co...
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 678
Views: 174042

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Speaking of food: is this all this is? Rise Of The Living Robots | Answers With Joe Our traditional view of robots as metal machines with computer brains is pretty hard-wired (pun intended) into the human psyche. But there are reasons to believe that living robots - robots made of soft or living tis...
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Medical care cost
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Medical care cost

Equipment, depreciation; consumables; overhead, whether real estate, bureaucracy, insurance, debt servicing; government and miscellaneous subsidies; direct cost of labour, operating room, hospital bed occupation. In theory (and practice), have one cleric in the party, and outfit one cabin as an oper...
by Condottiere
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Forum time?
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Re: Forum time?

I thought that we were half an hour into the future.

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by Condottiere
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 678
Views: 174042

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

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by Condottiere
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 678
Views: 174042

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

CLASSICAL SOPRANO surprises audience with STAR TREK parody | Conductor Rainer Hersch Spanish Soprano Laura Ruhí Vidal performs a hilarious STAR TREK parody warmup. Comedy and classical music LIVE. A Trekkie treat. Conductor Rainer Hersch. THIS CLIP Trekkies delight! Brilliant Spanish soprano Laura ...
by Condottiere
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fuel costs--jumps vs. weeks of operation
Replies: 16
Views: 2027

Re: Fuel costs--jumps vs. weeks of operation

How realistic are our biodomes in regard to oxygen regeneration?
by Condottiere
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3090
Views: 418887

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

I must have missed or forgotten that part.

Where will I find it again?
by Condottiere
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aslan Background Skills
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: Aslan Background Skills

Social mobility usually involves moving into territory unclaimed by clan members (referred to as a freehold), squatting, establishing a stronghold, and successfully defending it, occupation being nine tenths of the law, the final tenth being recognition by the clan elders.