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by Condottiere
Mon May 21, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solar Panels for refining fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 161

Re: Solar Panels for refining fuel

Which begs the question, why the provision for one gee thrust?
by Condottiere
Mon May 21, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2462
Views: 128409

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

It's kinda pointless throwing money down a blackhole, unless you know it will get results at the end.

On the other hand, steady investment in more powerful rockets and propulsion, would reduce the size of the rockets in percentage terms.
by Condottiere
Mon May 21, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2462
Views: 128409

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Why Single Stage to Orbit rockets SUCK. The wacky history and future maybes of SSTOs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sfc2Jg1gkKA Rockets are HUGE, complicated and expensive. As a matter of fact, the rocket that took humans to the moon, the Saturn 5, was 111 meters or 363 feet tall, and had more sep...
by Condottiere
Mon May 21, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 675
Views: 48593

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: First Fleet Squadron

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by Condottiere
Mon May 21, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 675
Views: 48593

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Planetary Assaults & Invasions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwzATXm9Oso We continue our look at Space Warfare by examining the notion of assaulting and invading planets. Often seen in fiction as vulnerable locations at the mercy of space-based weapons and fleets, we will see that they are far mo...
by Condottiere
Mon May 21, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why is there a Jump Fuel requirement?
Replies: 27
Views: 600

Re: Why is there a Jump Fuel requirement?

It's a magic bubble.

But to be fair, what happened to all that hydrogen when you used a lanthanum grid?
by Condottiere
Mon May 21, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions on starship hull points
Replies: 16
Views: 323

Re: Questions on starship hull points

Unlike organic beings, spaceships don't regenerate naturally, and even technological level ten hulls' self sealing should fail after some point.

You probably have to patch up a critically compromised hull before you attempt an atmospheric landing.
by Condottiere
Mon May 21, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sensors Vs Superior Stealth
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: Sensors Vs Superior Stealth

The real difference should be the operator or the readiness status of the bridge.

Between routine operations and looking for an anomaly.
by Condottiere
Mon May 21, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solar Panels for refining fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 161

Re: Solar Panels for refining fuel

The design sequence should divorce solar panelling size and output from hull volume, and give a set amount per volume; it is of course at the moment very dependent on the output of the installed power plant, which can vary in price and output depending on technological level and customization. Havin...
by Condottiere
Sun May 13, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2462
Views: 128409

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Hulls, Pop Up Turrets, Double Hulls, and Bunkerage


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What you could do during the jump ignition, is a Chinese puzzle, in that as the fuel is expended, the fuel tanks are drawn in, balanced by lounge areas popping out.
by Condottiere
Sun May 13, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dogfight rules
Replies: 14
Views: 618

Re: Dogfight rules

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by Condottiere
Sun May 13, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions on starship hull points
Replies: 16
Views: 323

Re: Questions on starship hull points

It's like hit points, a general average. A clean hit could split a ship in two, retaining eighty percent (if divided) hull points. You could Swiss cheese the hull, and it would retain it's structural integrity. In the interests of the story and time, the Dungeon Master probably has to decide in adva...
by Condottiere
Sun May 13, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why is there a Jump Fuel requirement?
Replies: 27
Views: 600

Re: Why is there a Jump Fuel requirement?

As I recall, when you jumped, you shot your bolt: all your fuel was expended regardless of range. That was changed with the introduction of the jump governor, retrofitted to the alphabet drives.

The basic role it;s played is slowing down the player, and creating the age of sail ambiance.
by Condottiere
Sun May 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Non-lethal weapons
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Non-lethal weapons

1. The purpose of short range stun weapons for civilians is self defence; extend that, and it becomes offensive. 2. Bullets may get chipped; actually, I think it's almost certain they will. That will allow an electronic scan to identify the payload and the current legal owner. 3. Next up would be tr...
by Condottiere
Fri May 11, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2462
Views: 128409

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Hulls, Pop Up Turrets, and Double Hulls Popping a turret increases volume by a tonne; thought I think if should occupy more than two tonnes, since not only do you have to accound for the turret, but also for the machinery and the power cables and possibly telescoping missile rack. Anywa...
by Condottiere
Fri May 11, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Non-lethal weapons
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Non-lethal weapons

Law levels might be less tolerant of greater ranged stun weapons.

They may count as energy weapons.
by Condottiere
Fri May 11, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2462
Views: 128409

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

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As far as I can tell, thirteen hour flights have a daily turnaround.
by Condottiere
Wed May 09, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2462
Views: 128409

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Accommodations and Lower Deck Modules

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV6KYe4zbWA

Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace have partnered to develop and market lower-deck modules with passenger sleeping berths.
by Condottiere
Wed May 09, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2462
Views: 128409

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Accommodations and Sleeping pods on planes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfyD6N3BpiE Airbus recently filed a patent for a sleeping box system for its A350 and A380 aircrafts. The 31" x 31" beds would feature all the amenities of an airplane seat, but in a reclining bed. However, if yo...
by Condottiere
Wed May 09, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fuel for Vehicles
Replies: 16
Views: 905

Re: Fuel for Vehicles

Solar panelling does allow recharging on the hoof.