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by Condottiere
Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3505
Views: 672821

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Lost in Space and Lifeboats 10. While I'd have preferred a dead simple monoparsec drive, that wouldn't be using the one shot to it's potential optimum. 11. At technological level twelve, the default monoshotter ten tonner has a potential range of three parsecs at three hundred parsec ton...
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3505
Views: 672821

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Engineering and One Shot Jump Drives Ten tonnes, technological level twelve, thirty percent reduced size, 357.14285714 parsec tonnes. One tonne core, 71.428571428571 parsec tonnes. Four hundred parsec tonnes, 2.8 tonnes overhead, 5.6 tonnes core; 8.4 tonnes total. Three hundred parsec to...
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3505
Views: 672821

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Engineering and One Shot Jump Drives 1. Default jump drive, 1.5 megastarbux per tonne; minimum ten tonnes. 2. One shot jump drive, 0.375 megastarbux per tonne; twenty percent size reduction, minimum ten tonnes. 3. One shot jump drive, budgetted, 0.28125 megastarbux per tonne; thirty perc...
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3505
Views: 672821

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Lost in Space and Lifeboats 1. So you misjumped and ended up in an empty hex. 2. Your starship is large enough to have a jump capable lifeboat. 3. Ye default scout costs thirty sixish megastarbux. 4. Outside of the initial capital layout, one assumes even if it's vacuum packed, annual ma...
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3505
Views: 672821

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Accommodations and Life Support 10. While I, personally, wouldn't want to travel on a starship that cuts power to presumably basic functions after dropping down the rabbit hole, it does suddenly open up options in ship design. 11. The reason that we never thought a battery powered stars...
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint
Replies: 187
Views: 89355

Re: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint

Seems kinda illogical. You don't see a fifty year old stewardess with Steward/four taking care of all the passengers of a jumbo jet. A ship's purser (also pusser)[1] is the person on a ship principally responsible for the handling of money on board. On modern merchant ships, the purser is the office...
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3505
Views: 672821

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Accommodations and Life Support 1. Suffocation - A spacecraft or self-contained, sealed structure with power can usually sustain life support for one person per stateroom for one month comfortably, and for six months at a stretch (number of staterooms time five thousand person/hours). W...
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 1150
Views: 313847

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Solomani Confederation: The Solomani Rim Paragraph 1. Terristan. 2. Germani; Sararimani. 3. I'm going to skip ahead here: I think that the Imperium has consciously or unconsciously set up the Vegan Autonomous District as the bloodiest battlefield in the next conflict, not in the sense that they wan...
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 1150
Views: 313847

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Solomani Confederation: Criminal, Paramilitary and Insurgent Groups Paragraph 20. Solomani Freedom Army - could be more of a recruiting and filtering tool of Solomani Security. 21. Solomani Liberation Front - so they are targetting elite collaborators, and maybe aiming to destabilize inexperienced ...
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3505
Views: 672821

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Solar Panelled Acceleration 10. Tweaked power plants have little effect on the cost per tonne of solar panelling, being a hard hundred kilostarbux per tonne. 11. Tweaking only has an effect insofar how the solar panelling affects fuel efficiency. 12. Default fusion reactor fuel usage is...
by Condottiere
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3505
Views: 672821

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/W6WjiupbVHI/maxresdefault.jpg Starships: Engineering and NASA Designs Near Light Speed Engine That Breaks Laws Of Physics The planet Earth isn’t going to be habitable forever. If the human race is going to survive, one day we’ll have to pack up our things, and move to another...
by Condottiere
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3505
Views: 672821

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Solar Panelled Acceleration 8. In a way, attempting to get self reliant solar panelling is a bit wonky, since I'll assume power is based on the chosen technological level at default value, which would make technological level six fission reactor eight power points, which at half a tonne...
by Condottiere
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 1150
Views: 313847

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Solomani Confederation: Criminal, Paramilitary and Insurgent Groups Paragraph 10. Mercenaries - human centric, of course. 11. That one's a little tough, probably easier through an established military with actual historic ties, not mercenaries; aspirational. 12. Pick a side. 13. Probably more of an...
by Condottiere
Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 1150
Views: 313847

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Solomani Confederation: Criminal, Paramilitary and Insurgent Groups Paragraph 1. Probably with an eye closed. 2. Black Phoenix - it's possible they went underground; it's also possible they're getting extensive external support. 3. Isazii Feruu Guaankarundn - underground railroad; though you'd thin...
by Condottiere
Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 1150
Views: 313847

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Solomani Confederation: Political and Cultural Movements

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30. Solomani Inter Faith Development Partnership of Alpha Crucis - ideology is religion.

31. The Vegan Truth - we're actually omnivores.

32. The truth is outed there.
by Condottiere
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3505
Views: 672821

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: 3505
Views: 672821

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: 1150
Views: 313847

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: 1150
Views: 313847

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: 3505
Views: 672821

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...