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by Condottiere
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2482
Views: 139207

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

STUDY CONFIRMS: The Asteroid Belt WAS a Planet – Remnants of DESTROYED Planets Study CONFIRMS that the asteroid belt was created from destroyed planets. Mainstream scientists have debunked themselves once again, previously denying any possibility that the asteroid belt was made up of a planetary co...
by Condottiere
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How do you generate child characters?
Replies: 22
Views: 301

Re: How do you generate child characters?

That's because we have the luxury of giving them a generalist education, rather than shuffling them off immediately to an apprenticeship. Kids can pick up knowledge and skills from adults they hang around with; they may devote an inordinate amount of time to some hobby that could have some practical...
by Condottiere
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why no career books?
Replies: 23
Views: 277

Re: Why no career books?

There are associated third party publishers who have obliged. You can create your own career paths, dungeon master and party acquiescent, but the official and semi official ones tend to keep potential megalomania in check. An easy variant to permit the exchange of skills acquired at the time of dici...
by Condottiere
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How do you generate child characters?
Replies: 22
Views: 301

Re: How do you generate child characters?

https://img.purch.com/w/660/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5zcGFjZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA3NS80NTcvb3JpZ2luYWwvTE9TVC1JTi1TUEFDRS5KUEc= Usually you don't have enough character development points for kids to be outstanding in any or a number of skills or characteristics, unless the game sort of focuses on these ov...
by Condottiere
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How Do You (Logically) Prevent Players from Skipping Payments?
Replies: 34
Views: 1220

Re: How Do You (Logically) Prevent Players from Skipping Payments?

Corsairs and privateers require some form of official or semi official sanction; you can't build a paramilitary vessel with such an obvious purpose otherwise. Pirate ships are usually repurposed and up armed merchant vessels. As for free traders, they could also work on one variant of the start up b...
by Condottiere
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 217
Views: 23897

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Tell him to come out of the closet and get back to work.

I'm not paying f'r a skeleton crew f'r nuthin'.
by Condottiere
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 217
Views: 23897

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

It's probably circumstantial.

A tent like structure is less permanent and less impact on the environment; might also be faster to set up.
by Condottiere
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How Do You (Logically) Prevent Players from Skipping Payments?
Replies: 34
Views: 1220

Re: How Do You (Logically) Prevent Players from Skipping Payments?

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You could pledge your liver as collateral.


There are probably less spaceships than bitcoins; a blockchain could follow them like goldfish trailings.
by Condottiere
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: When is a starport not
Replies: 44
Views: 885

Re: When is a starport not

Virgin Galactic and a pair of Italian companies today signed a framework agreement aimed at bringing Virgin Galactic’s launch system to a future spaceport in the heel of Italy’s “boot.” The suborbital space launch system would be based at Taranto-Grottaglie Airport, which Italian public-private par...
by Condottiere
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2482
Views: 139207

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Could We Power Spaceships With Nuclear Energy Like Submarines? (Part 3 of 3) We use nuclear energy to power submarines, but did you know it’s also used in spacecraft? What else uses nuclear energy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RHrZdOwblg Primer on radiation. And technological level ...
by Condottiere
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Brainstorming a Ringworld adventure
Replies: 51
Views: 546

Re: Brainstorming a Ringworld adventure

As I recall, Teela was the female Kwisatz Haderach, or Cheryl Horowitz.
by Condottiere
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: carrier flights ?
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: carrier flights ?

Carrier operations is a rather intricate subject.

Apparently, a lot has to do with sortie rates and Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Reconnaissance as to their relative effectiveness.

And until the angled flight deck, whether you were coming or going.
by Condottiere
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: When is a starport not
Replies: 44
Views: 885

Re: When is a starport not

If the shipyards are part of the Starport, and any other outerly spaced corporations, they may be subject to taxation and regulation only by the Imperium.

Sort of a special economic zone.
by Condottiere
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 217
Views: 23897

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

We Can Now 3D Print in Suspended Gravity (And It’s Mesmerizing!)

Rapid liquid printing is faster and better than 3D printing, how does this sci-fi-like method work?

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


Wonder if you can upscale this and print spaceships?
by Condottiere
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: When is a starport not
Replies: 44
Views: 885

Re: When is a starport not

There's an obvious certification process, from Epsilon to Alpha.

Since trade and maintaining lines of communication is the obvious intent, fees are mostly likely universal and homogeneous, with some exceptions, or possibly those facilities are run at a lose in the more remote corners of the Imperium.
by Condottiere
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Converting 5th D&D races to Traveller 2nd Edition
Replies: 34
Views: 638

Re: Converting 5th D&D races to Traveller 2nd Edition

I use a Chrome variant, and since I believe that Google developed webp, probably the reason I can see it, since it didn't appear to appear on Edge or Firefox when I checked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX3W9D8e8TQ
by Condottiere
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 217
Views: 23897

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

This man surpasses Tesla by inventing an electric car that never needs charging Recent reports have revealed that over 5,000 inventions as of 2014 are currently under secrecy orders initiated by the ISA. “The 1971 list indicates that patents for solar photovoltaic generators were subject to review ...