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by Condottiere
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 1882
Views: 60113

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Engineering and Propulsion 4. Station keeping - supposedly a manoeuvre drive rated at thrust zero available at technological level seven; makes absolutely no sense unlessanti gravity thruster technology was available two technological levels than the accepted introduction, or it's an ea...
by Condottiere
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: MgT Airlocks CRB 2e p. 143 versus HG 2e p. 22
Replies: 36
Views: 326

Re: MgT Airlocks CRB 2e p. 143 versus HG 2e p. 22

Mongoose is vague, so let me be equally non committal. We need to know how much space each type and model of space suit or set of protective clothing take up, before we can stuff a telephone booth. The main airlock is likely a composite of both a portal, plus storage and dress up area, with maybe a ...
by Condottiere
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 1882
Views: 60113

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

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Whenever you need an orbital correction, all astronauts on deck and seated on their stationary bicycles, pedalling furiously.
by Condottiere
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: MgT Airlocks CRB 2e p. 143 versus HG 2e p. 22
Replies: 36
Views: 326

Re: MgT Airlocks CRB 2e p. 143 versus HG 2e p. 22

I'd separate that between wardrobe and portal.

You can have a sally port, just large enough for one guy in a spacesuit to get through.
by Condottiere
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Effects of Ion Weapons in the 3I universe
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Effects of Ion Weapons in the 3I universe

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A Faraday Cage might help.
by Condottiere
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 1882
Views: 60113

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Engineering and Dean Drive

http://i.imgur.com/GrrHXFV.gifv
by Condottiere
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 102
Views: 1825

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Gravity skimming might imply that like a balloon, gravitational force or pressure prevents the module from rising beyond a certain point, not that I understand the physics of gravity. Maybe the anti gravity motor only runs on one speed, and has to be fixed for each planet, which might imply the cont...
by Condottiere
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 102
Views: 1825

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Discounts appear to be limited to ten percent, with a maximum of three technological levels.

And/or a twenty five percent bonus for the budget option.
by Condottiere
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 1882
Views: 60113

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

You might be assuming you need a spaceship hull. Add twenty percent waste, and you could sculpt out a planetoid chunk with gravity and life support, at about twenty five kay schmuckers total for five tonnes. A twenty foot container costs a thousand plus bucks, which I estimate means two hundred CrIm...
by Condottiere
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: MgT Airlocks CRB 2e p. 143 versus HG 2e p. 22
Replies: 36
Views: 326

Re: MgT Airlocks CRB 2e p. 143 versus HG 2e p. 22

Two and a half feet squared.

You could squeeze in four people.
by Condottiere
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 1882
Views: 60113

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Since each would have a self contained life support, you have redundancy.

With the hold empty, the mining ship could transport the ore.

I estimate that a bare container should cost between two to five hundred CrImps, not counting life support and furnishings.
by Condottiere
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starliner
Replies: 17
Views: 197

Re: Starliner

My exchange rate is five greenbacks to one creampie.
by Condottiere
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starliner
Replies: 17
Views: 197

Re: Starliner

I believe the term is captive customer base.
by Condottiere
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 1882
Views: 60113

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Accommodating the Crew http://i.imgur.com/9ldmzTe.jpg http://i.imgur.com/zFo6Ss5.jpg These are forty foot containers, which the Solomani could adjust to twelve metres long by two hundred thirty nine centimetres wide by two hundred fifty nine centimetres high, with an internal capacity o...
by Condottiere
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 102
Views: 1825

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

The price was revised.

Possibly after I suggested cobbling any number of floaters together and using that contraption instead of an air/raft.
by Condottiere
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starliner
Replies: 17
Views: 197

Re: Starliner

Casinos or any number of dubiously illegal activities that are technically not taking place in anyone's jurisdiction.
by Condottiere
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: MgT Airlocks CRB 2e p. 143 versus HG 2e p. 22
Replies: 36
Views: 326

Re: MgT Airlocks CRB 2e p. 143 versus HG 2e p. 22

Depends on actual mass, and spacesuit.

Half tonne includes two sets of doors and pumps.
by Condottiere
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: HG 2e Double Hull & Hamster Cage Cost and a couple of other questions
Replies: 16
Views: 216

Re: HG 2e Double Hull & Hamster Cage Cost and a couple of other questions

Each floor could have a different gravity.

All I remember from my days at the roundabout is that you get propelled outwards.
by Condottiere
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 102
Views: 1825

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

A floater costs twenty four thousand CrImps.

A grav belt a cool hundred kay schmuckers.

I don't see mom and dad getting you that gravity surfing board anytime soon.
by Condottiere
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Interstellar law in non-aligned space
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: Interstellar law in non-aligned space

You could have a more powerful neighbouring polity make occasional sweeps looking for pirates, something most navies tend to be rather enthusiastic about. But if you want to exert control in your own system, you have to build up a patrol force powerful enough to dissuade wrongdoers from wandering ar...