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by Condottiere
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 202
Views: 19161

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

And when it's out of juice, you can slingshot it.

Or, it provides it's own juice as propellant in a gauss rifle.
by Condottiere
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2475
Views: 132188

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

That would be Branson, he likes sticking his fingers into any publicity rich environment.

I think with Musk it's a question of keeping his attention focussed.

Bezos it might just be a question of the Newton's first law..
by Condottiere
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2475
Views: 132188

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Cost benefit London Sydney in two hours. Or Tokyo. Or San Francisco. It's probably in the black budget, for the Air Force to develop a bomber or weapons platform that can achieve this and go round for a landing back in the continental United States. Whether Elon Musk, that Virgin guy, and/or Bezos c...
by Condottiere
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Players and their armor.
Replies: 58
Views: 1394

Re: Players and their armor.

In 1777, Ferguson went to the colonies to serve in the American War of Independence; commanding an experimental rifle corps equipped with his new rifle. However, after initial success, he was shot through the right elbow joint at the Battle of Brandywine on 11 September 1777 in Pennsylvania. Shortl...
by Condottiere
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 202
Views: 19161

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

condottiere: laser musket implies each shot needs triple a battery
by Condottiere
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2475
Views: 132188

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: How do Star Wars Ships Fly? Star Wars Lore Explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te3Lqof82tE Have you ever wondered how ships in the Star Wars universe manage to fly? I'll detail the Star Wars Legends and Canon technology involved in flight in today's Star Wars Lore video! Today's vi...
by Condottiere
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A New Weapon
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: A New Weapon

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by Condottiere
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's their realistic best option?
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: What's their realistic best option?

It helps if you take along a lot of loot and have a relatively pure genetic make up.
by Condottiere
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: How to run a siege ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Re: How to run a siege ?

If assault was easy against a supposedly prepared position and an aware adversary, no one would bother with sieges.

Risk reward would have to be worth it, either for an assault or a siege, because you don't want to find the positions reversed, such as at Alesia.
by Condottiere
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Players and their armor.
Replies: 58
Views: 1394

Re: Players and their armor.

https://littleshopofhorrorscostumery.com.au/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/600x600/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/img_6168-costume-little-shop-of-horrors-costumery.jpg Palpatine was hands on, but usually only when his presence was required to further the plot. He was also psionic and had...
by Condottiere
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A Likely force
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: A Likely force

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by Condottiere
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Players and their armor.
Replies: 58
Views: 1394

Re: Players and their armor.

Successful militaries tend to figure the best resource investment ratios.

On the microscale, characters will likely over invest in fire power and self preservation.
by Condottiere
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hull design choices and some random suggestions.
Replies: 16
Views: 342

Re: Hull design choices and some random suggestions.

What matters is structural integrity, which at least Tee Five pays lip service to.

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by Condottiere
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2475
Views: 132188

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Star Wars Aerodynamics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PilQTjw1Qis

I was curious how Star Wars ships would fare in a virtual wind tunnel! The results were super interesting!


Aerospacedynamics.

Arguably, you could shape deflector screens into the optimum form for flying.
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2475
Views: 132188

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Fusion Energy Is Coming. No, Really. | Answers With Joe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZm_mpbKX5c Fusion energy has been about 20 years away for over 60 years now. It's become something of a running joke at this point. But new developments over the last 5-10 years suggest that this ti...
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lab Ship
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: Lab Ship

The essential difference between a recourse and non-recourse loan has to do with which assets a lender can go after if a borrower fails to repay a loan. In both types of loans, the lender is allowed to take possession of any assets that were used as collateral to secure the loan. In most cases, the...
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Darkside of A.I.s
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: The Darkside of A.I.s

https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?quality=100&image_uri=http%3A%2F%2Fo.aolcdn.com%2Fhss%2Fstorage%2Fmidas%2Fa09186bf1c087ea33bcc029ff54a21df%2F206435474%2Fnorman-ed.jpg&client=cbc79c14efcebee57402&signature=fe398f01e86e059dadf56e0957f5abb4195736cf Scientists at MIT have created an AI psychopath trai...
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Psionics vs. aliens
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Psionics vs. aliens

You'd need some universal informational exchange; I think it was covered in Flandry.

Generally speaking, unless they're speaking similar languages, seems unlikely.
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hull design choices and some random suggestions.
Replies: 16
Views: 342

Re: Hull design choices and some random suggestions.

Sometimes it's just plain aesthetics. However, Traveller ship design process is meant to be zero sum. You'd need someone with aerodynamics experience to give the correct ratio of surface area to stabilize flight, since lift, if you use lifters, wouldn't be relevant. Why would you use lifters? Greate...
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lab Ship
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: Lab Ship

I forget, what happens when the ship is destroyed or damaged beyond economic recovery to the mortgage liability?