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by Condottiere
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How does the patrol corvette land?
Replies: 15
Views: 286

Re: How does the patrol corvette land?

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by Condottiere
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2506
Views: 171050

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: 10 Myths About Space Travel

We look at 10 Myths created Hollywood films by space travel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zeWYblE7eM


Long johns; Depends.
by Condottiere
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gazelle Class Close Escort
Replies: 36
Views: 638

Re: Gazelle Class Close Escort

It's a legacy design; in the meantime, the rules and game concepts have evolved, so I'm sure someone could figure out a more optimized configuration. It felt compromised in it's initial iteration, and time hasn't done it any favours. What is it supposed to do, what are the minimum performance perime...
by Condottiere
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2506
Views: 171050

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Armaments and External Weapon System Bays While guided munitions can self correct mid flight, or just after launch, you can shoot them in most directions. Energy weapons and unguided munitions would have a rather limited arc when embedded in an internal bay, so you can embedded in a rat...
by Condottiere
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby
Replies: 21
Views: 829

Re: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby

Depends on how much time you want to spend on them; formulaic solutions in abstract tend to exist, and I think that engine compartments were addressed in Classic, pretty much as I believe that propulsion units have to be carefully positioned. Internet of Things will likely keep track of what's remov...
by Condottiere
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Liquefication
Replies: 18
Views: 999

Re: Liquefication

It's hard to plead ignorance with instant referencing from whatever wiki is specialized in ship (and cargo) handling.

As regards coal, if they want pure carbon, and have fusion reactors or solar panelling (or both), why not harvest it from the atmosphere?
by Condottiere
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The players' covenant
Replies: 14
Views: 634

Re: The players' covenant

I always felt that playing Ars Magica requires considerable maturity. A Troupe system is a way of playing role-playing games in which a group of players takes different roles at different times. The term was coined in Ars Magica, where it referred to each player using multiple characters and, crucia...
by Condottiere
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2506
Views: 171050

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Fighter Jockeying and Why Mixed Fighter Squadrons Are a Bad Idea Spacedock lays out some thoughts on mixed fighter squadrons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC7bHxwzfS0 I remember Wing Commander; what I found appealing was that the wing/squadron/group had a wide variety of fighters, bo...
by Condottiere
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Creating "new" characters
Replies: 17
Views: 562

Re: Creating "new" characters

1. Ship shares could be inherited on a one to one basis; anything above could be divided amongst the surviving partners, and anything below could be optionally cashed out or be a share in another venture. 2.If the party is shortchanged on certain skills, those extra points could be spent on them, gi...
by Condottiere
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dogfights: Fighters vs. Bigger ships
Replies: 25
Views: 989

Re: Dogfights: Fighters vs. Bigger ships

Rules are a little unclear, since it could be first increase the range band, then adjust for smallcraft penalties.
by Condottiere
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Type L Lab Ship - Where's The Bridge?
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Type L Lab Ship - Where's The Bridge?

Duct tape, WD-40, and wet wipes.
by Condottiere
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2506
Views: 171050

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Haynes Owners' Workshop Manuals Just came back from watching Venom and stumbled across a book fair. 1. Klingon Bird of-Prey IKS Rotarran 2. USS Enterprise 2151 onwards 3. Millenium Falcon Modified YT-1300 Corellian Freighter 4. Imperial Death Star DS-1 Orbital Battle Station 5. Mad spoof...
by Condottiere
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2506
Views: 171050

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Why Are Alien Ships Always So Boring?

I break down some of the common flaws in alien ship design.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfMbr3tFLDw


Tough to properly armour.
by Condottiere
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial Marshal Service?
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Imperial Marshal Service?

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I think the Imperium manages.
by Condottiere
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Forgery in Mongoose Traveller
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Forgery in Mongoose Traveller

Creation and detection might be two related but separate skills.

One might require an artistic temperament, and the other pattern recognition.

For identities, outright theft, or the creation of legends that can survive various degrees of scrutiny.
by Condottiere
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: September changes to Long Lance torpedoes
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: September changes to Long Lance torpedoes

Torpedo bombers made them redundant.

They would, however, be a nasty surprise at the beginning of a conflict.

That has always been a hard issue to enforce, surprising players who've read ahead.
by Condottiere
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Expert Programs: SOC-based skills?
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Expert Programs: SOC-based skills?

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by Condottiere
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Can You Buy Imperial Citizenship?
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Can You Buy Imperial Citizenship?

Birthright or naturalization?

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by Condottiere
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2506
Views: 171050

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: And The Worlds of The Expanse (no spoilers) What is the universe of The Expanse like? What are the cultures and histories of Earth, Mars and the belt? How does gravity work in The Expanse? How does science and technology affect people and relationships? What are the roles of Holden, Mill...
by Condottiere
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2506
Views: 171050

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

The new firmpoint rules threw the conventional tactics out the window.

I thought about it, and came up with a fusion of Cold War and Pacific War doctrine: use fleet defenders to snipe enemy fighters and drones at long range, and behind them well armoured medium fighters to close with the survivors.