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by Condottiere
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3496
Views: 670989

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/TSPMC6jNEho/maxresdefault.jpg Inspiration: MOONFALL Official Trailer (2022) Apocalyptic Sci-Fi, New Movie Trailers 4k In Moonfall, a mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it on a collision course with life as we know it. With mere weeks before...
by Condottiere
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3496
Views: 670989

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Hangars, Launch Facilities, Docking Clamp, and attached Fighter 1. External cargo mount costs a thousand starbux per tonne of cargo. 2. The cargo can be accessed externally. 3. Default fifteen tonne light fighter would cost fifteen kilostarbux, and default thirty five tonne medium fight...
by Condottiere
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 1145
Views: 312590

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Solomani Confederation: Political and Cultural Movements Paragraph 21. Pan Galactic Friends of Life - do it PanGFoLi, or not at all. 22. Purists - Purimans. 23. Partymantarians, Realists and Selenanters; Welfare Genes. 24. Realists - status quoters. 25. Rimward Expansionists - Manifest Destinationi...
by Condottiere
Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 1145
Views: 312590

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Solomani Confederation: Political and Cultural Movements Paragraph 10. Dolphin Embracers - slimy dolphinists/limey Delphinist. 11. Free Monitors - Anonymous. 12. Infovists. 13. Imperial Solomani Parties - Parochialism. 14. Han Solo Appreciation Society. 15. Big tent. 16. Subvert political instituti...
by Condottiere
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3496
Views: 670989

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Solar Panelled Acceleration 1. A ship equipped with solar panels consumes power plant fuel at one–quarter the normal rate so long as it is only engaged in minimal manoeuvring and does not fire any weapons. 2. With, or without, power plants. 3. So the issue seems to be squeezing out enou...
by Condottiere
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 1145
Views: 312590

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Solomani Confederation: Political and Cultural Movements Paragraph 1. Corporate lobbyists. 2. Alpha Hawks - continuous counter insurgency to keep Imperium occupation unsettled; agitate liberation movements, increased military spending, and build up along the border. 3. Anti Solomani Activists - tru...
by Condottiere
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3496
Views: 670989

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Solar Sailing versus fractional acceleration 1. Solar sails require neither power nor fuel, but have acceleration factor of zero (somewhat plusish). 2. Can cover a surface area of dozen of klix, and take days to change course or speed. 3. They take up five percent of total volume when s...
by Condottiere
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Searching an asteroid belt
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Searching an asteroid belt

Experience indicates you don't have to know everything, but you do need to know what questions to ask, or where to look.
by Condottiere
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 1145
Views: 312590

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Standard Docking Clamps Type Alpha docking clamp - 0.5 tonnes, 0.25 megastarbux attached ship tonnage - half a tonne to fifteen tonnes Type Beta docking clamp - 1.75 tonnes, 0.875 megastarbux attached ship tonnage - one and three quarters tonnes to fifty two and a half tonnes Ty...
by Condottiere
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3496
Views: 670989

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Docking Clamps 1. This one design mechanism that always looked a bit wonky. 2. I don't quite see how a fifty tonne docking clamp can hold on to a hundred megatonne asteroid, but okay. 3. At the other end of the scale, why having established a ratio of one to thirty, it inexplicably swit...
by Condottiere
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3496
Views: 670989

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

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Spaceships: Armaments, and Lockheed Martin Rapid Dragon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0JRuQvN1xE


Torpedo grapples, missile container/launcher?

Palletized missile packs.

Out of the cargo hold.
by Condottiere
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Searching an asteroid belt
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Searching an asteroid belt

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/625/32282971431_3fefd439a5_o.jpg I remember him as if it were yesterday, as he came plodding to the inn door, his sea-chest following behind him in a hand-barrow—a tall, strong, heavy, nut-brown man, his tarry pigtail falling over the shoulder of his soiled blue coat, ...
by Condottiere
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 914
Views: 346785

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/oy9NRjZQK10/maxresdefault.jpg Why Algae Could be the Plastic of the Future Why Algae Could be the Plastic of the Future. As revolutionary as plastics were for changing the course of manufacturing forever, 91% of plastics aren't recycled. There has to be a better solution. In ...
by Condottiere
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 1145
Views: 312590

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Solomani Confederation: Smaller Corporations Paragraph 20. Star Core - fusion reactor systems manufacturer; subsidiary manufactures plasma weapon systems. 21. Thinking Machines Incorporated - leading manufacturer of robotics, artificial intelligence; Imperium licensee. 22. Naasirka covert subsidiar...
by Condottiere
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 1145
Views: 312590

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Solomani Confederation: Smaller Corporations Paragraph 10. Saxe Transport - good relations with Imperium authorities. 11. Awake. 12. Security issues due to policy. 13. Seaharvester - specialized environment extraction; SuSAG subsidiary. 14. Solar Shipping - split into two entities; cooperation with...
by Condottiere
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Uplifted Races
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Uplifted Races

1. Rules for Dolphin Travellers can be found on page thirty five of Behind the Claw.

2. Apes - page ten, Solomani Front.
by Condottiere
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 1145
Views: 312590

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Solomani Confederation: Smaller Corporations Paragraph 1. Or, all of the above. 2. Contech - eugenics; one variant is just purging Vilani genes. 3. Crown Lines - actual consolidation; security clampdown. 4. Ereshkigal AG - I guessed Babylonian, then Sumerian; I don't see any resolution until the So...
by Condottiere
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3496
Views: 670989

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/AxkBK5o_JL8/maxresdefault.jpg Inspiration: Sci-Fi Series "ATROPA" Episodes 5-7 | DUST When Off-World Officer Cole Freeman finds the missing research vessel ATROPA, he discovers an inconsistency in the ship logs. He wakes the crew from hypersleep, and they soon find themselves...
by Condottiere
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3496
Views: 670989

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/YVuZDtz-Aes/maxresdefault.jpg Inspiration: Sci-Fi Series "ATROPA" Episodes 1-4 | DUST When Off-World Officer Cole Freeman finds the missing research vessel ATROPA, he discovers an inconsistency in the ship logs. He wakes the crew from hypersleep, and they soon find themselves...
by Condottiere
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3496
Views: 670989

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Naval tender Carnot class and Docking Clamp Type V I don't know why I hadn't thought of it before, but it suddenly occurred to me that I had the perfect example of ship design limitations of the docking clamp with no limitations. And it turns out, yes, Type V actually has no upper tonnag...