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by Condottiere
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3249
Views: 549578

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Traveller High Guard would default at seven.

Unless it has a nuclear warhead, in which case six.
by Condottiere
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3249
Views: 549578

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/GYKlcdZuqNI/maxresdefault.jpg Starships: Accommodations and 7 Weird Rules on Cruise Ships and Why They Exist Don’t ask the captain to shake your hand and if you are too young you might be blocked from cruising. We're talking about the 7 weird rules on cruise ships and why the...
by Condottiere
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why are Low Passages so deadly?
Replies: 24
Views: 250

Re: Why are Low Passages so deadly?

I'm pretty sure at one time or another I've gone over this topic. The primary reason for the given prices are that they are legacies from Classic; the primary cost drivers would be starship capital outlay, mortgage, and operating costs, plus net profit. The real issue tends to be the operating costs...
by Condottiere
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why are Low Passages so deadly?
Replies: 24
Views: 250

Re: Why are Low Passages so deadly?

In the MongoVerse, market segmentation has taken place.

Steerage costs between one fourth to one sixth of a middle passage.
by Condottiere
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3249
Views: 549578

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

There are other alternatives:

1. Include only a ten percent fuel tank.

2. Build two separate ten percent fuel tanks.

3. Leave the twenty percent fuel tank half empty.

Of course, power plant fuel is in a separate tank.
by Condottiere
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3249
Views: 549578

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

I know.

Unlike capacitors, I can't grab the jump governor and pull it out.

If it were possible, I could squeeze the default overhead tighter to three tonnes, and reduce the bill of goods by three hundred kilostarbux.
by Condottiere
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why are Low Passages so deadly?
Replies: 24
Views: 250

Re: Why are Low Passages so deadly?

It's got me thinking.

It's quite possible someone else is paying for middle and high passages for the player characters.
by Condottiere
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3249
Views: 549578

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

It's more of a thought experiment, in the quest to design the cheapest possible jump drive. If the assumption is that the jump governor actually is physically one tonne, and can be removed, highly likely from the five tonne overhead, essentially from a jump drive where the performance wouldn't requi...
by Condottiere
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Where's that Gunner Sit?
Replies: 18
Views: 309

Re: Where's that Gunner Sit?

It's schizophrenic, though I don't know if this is deliberately so. There is the elimination of the battery option under control of a single gunner, which sorta implies that the writers want to shoehorn in gunners into the turrets. Modern fire control tends to be an automation of the weapon systems,...
by Condottiere
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why are Low Passages so deadly?
Replies: 24
Views: 250

Re: Why are Low Passages so deadly?

If Dungeon and Dragons takes it's tropes from Lord of the Rings, Conan and Dying Earth, Traveller is inspired by Space Viking, Foundation and Dumarest. Dumarest made deep freeze risky, and you could add Space Seed. On the other hand, two years later, Alien made it rather safe, as the crew (and Marin...
by Condottiere
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3249
Views: 549578

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Engineering and the Jump Governor Jump Governor: It is possible to procure a jump governor for ships produced according to Book 2. It allows such a ship to utilize fuel more efficiently; instead of consuming all fuel when performing a jump, regardless of jump number, the ship will consum...
by Condottiere
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Where's that Gunner Sit?
Replies: 18
Views: 309

Re: Where's that Gunner Sit?

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by Condottiere
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 783
Views: 262461

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

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Southern Gun Company .308 Lever Release Rifle

Peter Moore takes a look at the latest lever release rifle from Southern Gun company, this time in .308.

A serious bit of kit!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XFL27CdYx4
by Condottiere
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3249
Views: 549578

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

1. The problem with the current version of the ion drive is that it's too slow for Traveller space travel, in which basket you can chuck solar sailing; outside of very specific use case. Probably great for orbital adjustment for space stations. 2. If you can scale linearly at even a proportion of th...
by Condottiere
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: T20 ships to MgT 2E?
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: T20 ships to MgT 2E?

Might be a more popular past time if there was a conversion table for various components, such as armour and spinal mounts.
by Condottiere
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Where's that Gunner Sit?
Replies: 18
Views: 309

Re: Where's that Gunner Sit?

It's one of those legacy things that the writers probably picked up from the Great Patriotic War, and players from A New Hope. For the one tonne turret, though not necessarily for the five tonne barbette, it's kinda hard to figure out how to squeeze in a half tonne work station, especially crammed i...
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3249
Views: 549578

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/yN2rK38Oniw/maxresdefault.jpg Spaceships: Engineering and Thermal Nuclear Propulsion Explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN2rK38Oniw 1. ... five passengers set sail that day, for a twenty five thousand hour tour ... 2. The sieverts started getting rough, the tiny ship w...
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 783
Views: 262461

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/9jKzBOMf4bo/maxresdefault.jpg The First Three Minutes of Creation - Professor Joseph Silk FRS The essence of life as we know it was produced in the first three minutes after the beginning of the universe. By this, I mean the stuff that we and the Earth are made of, particles ...
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint
Replies: 164
Views: 15354

Re: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint

One assumes in it's raw form.

If there is an intermediate stage, you'd have to run it through the purifier twice.

I'd probably install filters.

Jump drive could be similar to Abram's multifuel turbine engine.
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 783
Views: 262461

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

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Personnel mover; maximum capacity, fire team.