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by Condottiere
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spaceship Interior Walls
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Spaceship Interior Walls

As I recall, bulkhead walls are the same as default zero factor hull.

They're meant primarily as damage control limitations, in case you hit an iceberg.
by Condottiere
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spinal Weapons and Minimum Ship Size
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Spinal Weapons and Minimum Ship Size

Maximum fifty percent of hull volume.

The real issue is multiples, since there's actually no reason not to have them, unless artificially restricted.
by Condottiere
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 833
Views: 183561

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Good news.

My brother has just purchased Sword Worlds and Aliens Too for me.

I get to vivisect them earlier than anticipated.

I note Solomani Front is scheduled.
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 737
Views: 218530

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/jGK0f1nRYe4/maxresdefault.jpg Mystery of BT-SHT 365: Act 4 - The City of Carellon The thrilling conclusion to my Review/Game Diary/War Stories for the Traveller mini-campaign The Mystery of BT-SHT 365. Today's exciting episode brings us down onto the lost planet where our her...
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3165
Views: 480198

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

High Guard lists viable anti matter power plants (and ordnance) availability at technological level twenty, so presumably an anti matter propulsion drive might be a couple of levels below that. For real life, I would think they'd first develop an anti-matter warhead to replace the fusion one in stra...
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jumping away from gas giants
Replies: 31
Views: 605

Re: Jumping away from gas giants

Each planet began as microscopic grains of dust in the accretion disk. The atoms and molecules began to stick together, or accrete, into larger particles. By gentle collisions, some grains built up into balls and then into objects a mile in diameter, called planetesimals. These objects were big eno...
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3165
Views: 480198

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Engineering and Far Future Rocket Engine Technologies - Fission, Fusion & Antimatter In my NSWR video I used Kerbal Space Program to visualize the operation of this awesome engine in an imaginary future, this came from a free, fan created mod which covered a whole host of future engine ...
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 737
Views: 218530

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/q5HBKRCeuCI/maxresdefault.jpg Mystery of BT-SHT 365: Act 1 - The Bank Heist Part One of my Review/Game Diary for the Traveller campaign The Mystery of BT-SHT 365. It's a world-hopping adventure where the heroes face off against raiders, killer robots, and a corporate conspira...
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jumping away from gas giants
Replies: 31
Views: 605

Re: Jumping away from gas giants

Something kickstarts the attraction process in the first place.
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What happens if 2 black globes touch?
Replies: 56
Views: 5688

Re: What happens if 2 black globes touch?

Does it include quantum energy? The energy of an electron?

You have stories of black globes used for ground defence.

If you absorb all energy, does the material disintegrate because it has no bonds to anything else?
by Condottiere
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jumping away from gas giants
Replies: 31
Views: 605

Re: Jumping away from gas giants

Usually I would reverse engineer the desired result, which when squares and square roots make an appearance, cross referenced likely to Terra. Since the guesswork for Jupiter core is anywhere between five to fifteen percent mass, with a two hundred fifty percent Terran standard gravity, assuming tha...
by Condottiere
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3165
Views: 480198

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

I probably would have, once I got around to it.

As I tell my colleagues and family, you can't watch, listen and/or read everything, and even then, backlog.
by Condottiere
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3165
Views: 480198

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Operating Costs and The Cost Of Flying: How Much It Costs To Start An Airline Have you ever purchased a flight and looked at all of the taxes and fees listed on the ticket? Or have you ever wondered why everyone in the industry describes airline profit margins as ‘razor thin’! Let’s tak...
by Condottiere
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 737
Views: 218530

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Kz_xhT9obRo/maxresdefault.jpg Traveller: Marooned on Marduk - RPG Review A look at the Traveller adventure Marooned on Marduk. The module has a lot to offer, but also suffers from a few issues that Game Masters should address before running it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
by Condottiere
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jumping away from gas giants
Replies: 31
Views: 605

Re: Jumping away from gas giants

I was looking for an easy way out.

So what creates gravity, iron?

We take the diameter of the solid core in the centre of a gas giant, times it by the surface gravity, and multiply that by a hundred.
by Condottiere
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jumping away from gas giants
Replies: 31
Views: 605

Re: Jumping away from gas giants

Gravity times actual diameter, times a hundred.
by Condottiere
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3165
Views: 480198

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: The Nuclear Powered Flying Aircraft Attack Carrier - Never Built CL-1201 In 1969, Lockheed was tasked by the US air force to design a plane that was so big that it could carry 3000 troops, launch 22 parasite air to air jet fighters and fly for 41 days straight without landing. But it wo...
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 737
Views: 218530

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Tym86AcYwuU/maxresdefault.jpg Traveller: High and Dry - RPG Review A look at the Traveller scenario High and Dry by Mongoose Publishing. It's an introductory adventure where the PCs are given a free space ship and a whole mess of trouble that comes with it. https://www.youtub...
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jumping away from gas giants
Replies: 31
Views: 605

Re: Jumping away from gas giants

1. I wouldn't try transitioning within the atmosphere, but with Scotty at the engines, ten orbits is doable. 2. A good astrogator is worth his weight in gold, though to be fair, millenia of astrography would pretty much nail every gravity well in Chartered Space. 3. There is some form of critical ma...
by Condottiere
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 737
Views: 218530

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/rTPzJidorZg/maxresdefault.jpg Traveller: The Ship in the Lake - RPG Review The heroes are tasked with locating a sunken ship in the middle of a war zone. Here are my criticisms, tips, and suggestions for running this adventure for your group. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r...