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by Condottiere
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Poor wording in the Trade chapter
Replies: 11
Views: 164

Re: Poor wording in the Trade chapter

I thought it was about one and half cubic metres for middle passage luggage, and basically a duffel bag for low berths.
by Condottiere
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2347
Views: 108453

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starship: Cutlass Class Commercial Cruiser This would be a combination of the Broadsword with one of it's cutters. A two hundred tonne hull, with a performance of three gees and three parsecs, with a payload of a thirty man platoon, one air/raft, and two all terrain vehicles. With the engineering c...
by Condottiere
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial slavery ban & robots
Replies: 18
Views: 271

Re: Imperial slavery ban & robots

Indentured servitude; "voluntary" abdication of sophont rights in return for some form of compensation. Apparently, one way is working for a set number of years for the family of the girl you're engaged to. Another is breaking the law, being convicted, getting jailed and while incarcerated being coe...
by Condottiere
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Poor wording in the Trade chapter
Replies: 11
Views: 164

Re: Poor wording in the Trade chapter

You ever watch those films where the rich woman turns up with a large number of suitcases.

That might fit within fourteen cubic metres.
by Condottiere
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: GRAV plates and Grav Pong
Replies: 26
Views: 363

Re: GRAV plates and Grav Pong

Maybe jello would be more effective in both reducing that inertial force and supporting the human frame.
by Condottiere
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Setting up a new Colony
Replies: 22
Views: 298

Re: Setting up a new Colony

I'd say the Solomani Rim is closer to the Korean peninsula situation.

Both sides exhausted each other, the Imperium satisfied itself by taking the Solomani capital and not risking a fight with the newly arrived frontier fleets that the Solomani had decided to finally make available to Wolfe.
by Condottiere
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: GRAV plates and Grav Pong
Replies: 26
Views: 363

Re: GRAV plates and Grav Pong

I think an acceleration tank might compensate for a maximum of three gees.
by Condottiere
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Setting up a new Colony
Replies: 22
Views: 298

Re: Setting up a new Colony

I'm sure a large interstellar corporation could arrange some form of extraterritoriality, a higher form of a tax free special economic zone.

Then import workmen from back home.

Extend that extraterritoriality until it's like a right of way.
by Condottiere
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2347
Views: 108453

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

They're like underclocked energy weapons, which brings forth the question, why not install the full versions? Anyway, optimistically you could have an acceleration chair that compensates for one gee, and advanved pilot chair that manages two gees, and an acceleration tank for three gees, though I th...
by Condottiere
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2347
Views: 108453

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starship: Cutlass Class Commercial Cruiser This would be a combination of the Broadsword with one of it's cutters. A two hundred tonne hull, with a performance of three gees and three parsecs, with a payload of a thirty man platoon, one air/raft, and two all terrain vehicles. With the engineering c...
by Condottiere
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Setting up a new Colony
Replies: 22
Views: 298

Re: Setting up a new Colony

Sounds like a violation of planetary sovereignty, assuming the offended world is a member of the Imperium.

Probably easier to bribe the local politicians in leaving legal loopholes that foreign corporations, shell, proxies or otherwise, can exploit.
by Condottiere
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2347
Views: 108453

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

The current edition has three primary changes:

1. Smallcraft weapon systems have drastically curtailed ranges.

2. Time speeds up if you can get ships in close proximity.

3. The larger the ship, the more it manoeuvres like a pregnant sow.
by Condottiere
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 642
Views: 41283

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

My brother and I were discussing the implications if the Chinese Politburo decided to support the North Koreans in an actual war. My point was that you actually need to occupy the Mainland to enforce your will, even if the Chinese military turns out to be crap. The assault ships are going to ve the ...
by Condottiere
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2347
Views: 108453

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Light Fighters Future of light fighters[edit] The issue of where a fighter is best positioned on the weight, cost, and complexity curve is still a contentious issue.[127][128][129] Stealth technology (airframe and engine design that strongly reduce radar and heat signatures) seeks to em...
by Condottiere
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2347
Views: 108453

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Light Fighter Effectiveness advantages[edit] The modern view of light/lightweight fighters is as a capable weapon intended to satisfy the main criteria of air-to-air combat effectiveness,[8][9][10][11][12] which in order of importance, are: 1. Achieving superiority in the element of sur...
by Condottiere
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2347
Views: 108453

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Concepts remains the same.

The basic idea comes from diminishing returns, by using up half the resources for a slightly better example, to five or even ten times less expensive, and making up the qualitative difference with quantity.
by Condottiere
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 172
Views: 12427

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

This Special Training Keeps Astronauts From Vomiting Everywhere

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM2kVCThoS8

Astronauts get motion sickness, too! However, through training with NASA scientists like Dr. Patricia Cowings, they learn to control it.
by Condottiere
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial slavery ban & robots
Replies: 18
Views: 271

Re: Imperial slavery ban & robots

There's a Dunesian distrust on artificial intelligence, without which, machinery can't be considered sentient.

And I think it starts at technological level sixteen.
by Condottiere
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2347
Views: 108453

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Light Fighters Light fighters are fighter aircraft towards the low end of the practical range of weight, cost, and complexity over which fighters are fielded. The term lightweight fighter is more commonly used in the modern literature, and by example tends to imply somewhat more capable...
by Condottiere
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 642
Views: 41283

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Solomani Rim Sector Fleet Apparently, a full sector fleet is stationed in four subsectors, minus the battle rider squadrons, which many or may not have been replaced with Fleet Squadrons. Twelve Patrol Squadrons are assigned with twenty patrol ships. That's three squadrons squee...