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by Condottiere
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2516
Views: 183610

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

I always thought the fuel bladder, possibly stretched over a metal skeletal framework or preshaped internal configuration, could be an interesting hull material alternative.
by Condottiere
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 250
Views: 45372

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

A Cryo Tray, sometimes referred to as a Cryogenic Tray, is a long mechanical cargo container designed by the Kushan for the purpose of transporting large numbers of colonists aboard the Kushan Mothership for the eventual reclamation of their long lost homeworld, Hiigara. Each was designed with a ca...
by Condottiere
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The futility of Pirates of Drinax?
Replies: 17
Views: 324

Re: The futility of Pirates of Drinax?

Lots of sagas are based on lost causes.

Also, it would be a plot twist if a player character then helped the Aslan conquer the place.
by Condottiere
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Classic (breakaway) Cutter
Replies: 20
Views: 396

Re: Classic (breakaway) Cutter

You're looking at hull integrity, especially if you want to collect on those extra hull points at designated volumes.

The only way I see that possibility, is if there are extra internal clamps taking up more space, and requiring a lengthier period to couple and decouple.
by Condottiere
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Dichotomy of Piracy
Replies: 39
Views: 568

Re: The Dichotomy of Piracy

The issue with piracy is the endgame. Privateering works because you can retire in your home country, or in newly acquired colonies, assuming your government doesn't sell you out for some diplomatic gain. Pirate fleets aren't that difficult to achieve, if you have enough latitude, organizational cap...
by Condottiere
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 250
Views: 45372

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Not accounting for added medical personnel and equipment, and probably an additional back up generator.
by Condottiere
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2516
Views: 183610

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Hulls and How Dangerous is Deep Space Travel to Mars and Beyond ? NASA has a mission protocol which says that if a Low Earth Orbit mission increases the lifetime risk of the crew getting cancer by more than 3% they won’t go ahead with it but the upcoming mars missions may expose the cre...
by Condottiere
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Classic (breakaway) Cutter
Replies: 20
Views: 396

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: 12
Views: 255

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: 39
Views: 568

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: 250
Views: 45372

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: 2516
Views: 183610

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: 63052

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: 39
Views: 568

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: 250
Views: 45372

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: 2516
Views: 183610

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: 250
Views: 45372

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: 5110

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: 63052

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: 2516
Views: 183610

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.