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by Condottiere
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Yachts Redux
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Yachts Redux

It's a box.

They're in it.
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Arguments for & against point-buy chargen
Replies: 38
Views: 827

Re: Arguments for & against point-buy chargen

It's up to a Dungeon Master to spell out the particulars of any scenario. Generally speaking, the military and police are overheads, whether you use them or not, whereas mercenaries tend to be highly paid specialists, where results are expected within a certain time frame. Security missions are merc...
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 670
Views: 45096

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Crewing: Pilot Skill Piloting is one of those essential skills that really do matter in a crunch. Like engineering, the skillee has to choose which path he specializes, smallcraft, spaceships or be a capitalist. The Confederation Navy would steer their most promising pilots towards the capitalistic...
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2446
Views: 119431

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Slow Boat To China What would qualify it? 1. Monojumper: the jump drive would tend to be the most expensive piece of hardware, and the one almost everyone is concerned with. As a technological level nine artifact, it would be easy to source parts for, or make an ad hoc repair. 2. Wages w...
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What is the deal of decoy missiles?
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: What is the deal of decoy missiles?

On the other side of the coin, decoy drones.
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Arguments for & against point-buy chargen
Replies: 38
Views: 827

Re: Arguments for & against point-buy chargen

How to deal with an insurgency at any point, tends to be a top down political decision.

If they send in troops with a clear directive, that decision has been made, at least until circumstances change.
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Air/Raft spaces
Replies: 13
Views: 131

Re: Air/Raft spaces

Vacuum pack the luggage and put on a space suit for that uplifting feeling.

There are probably a wide range of models and options available, besides the generic ones.

Rollbars would have seemed the obvious ones. And whatever they put on the bottom in case of crashes.
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Yachts Redux
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Yachts Redux

Space/rap videos, with blackjack and hookers.

Or a ponzi scheme marketing campaign, showing all the things you bought after investing in it.
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lost in Space?
Replies: 17
Views: 313

Re: Lost in Space?

I think the Jupiter is a dropship/escape pod in this iteration.
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 670
Views: 45096

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Marathon class Solomani Fleet Courier That would be one four tonne stateroom. You could make it twenty nine and a half tonnes modular. That means that the engineering and fuel would be fixed, but that the module could be pre arranged into any suitable configuration. Or twenty fo...
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 195
Views: 15017

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Ad Hoc Short Range Laser

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBRUonZ_YI0

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Don't go towards the light!
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New armor breakthrough
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Re: New armor breakthrough

The holes could be designed tp disperse energy or heat.

For ground vehicles it's a matter of weight; for spaceships, volume matters.
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dogfight rules
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Dogfight rules

You escape by outrunning everyone else. Or everything.
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is there a place that is culturally cybernetic?
Replies: 30
Views: 801

Re: Is there a place that is culturally cybernetic?

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Come quietly or there will be... trouble.
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: TAS Membership: High Passage
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: TAS Membership: High Passage

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The difference would be paid by Traveller's Aid, or pocketed by them.
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Star Princess-class
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Star Princess-class

Slow boat to China would have enough fuel, but be a monojumper.

That would be more of a classic tramp steamer for me.
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What is the deal of decoy missiles?
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: What is the deal of decoy missiles?

In theory, they are supposed to be more attractive to defensive systems; probably something you'd invest more in for torpedoes.
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Cargo crane & loading belt
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Cargo crane & loading belt

Really heavy cargo, or lots of it in standard packets.

Anti gravity lifters should work for most tramp steamers.
by Condottiere
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2446
Views: 119431

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Why is the International Space Station 400 km above the Earth?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDlCTLYwvxc
by Condottiere
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Can a streamlined ship go underwater ?
Replies: 25
Views: 598

Re: Can a streamlined ship go underwater ?

Machinery may operate under the same principles, but some may be more efficient or specialized to function in a specific way.