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by Condottiere
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Large amounts of cash on ships
Replies: 85
Views: 1933

Re: Large amounts of cash on ships

The Chinese operators wouldn't do it if they hadn't thought they profit. If I were a Mainlander, I'd see it as an ideal venue to circumvent the currency export restrictions, as well as tax avoidance. It's explaining my ownership of a Manhattan penthouse apartment, without a discernible paper trail, ...
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Removing Hardpoint Limits: Necessity or Heresy?
Replies: 41
Views: 1989

Re: Removing Hardpoint Limits: Necessity or Heresy?

MIRVing works as a stand-off missile as well.
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tech Superiority
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Tech Superiority

You can overclock computers, though I think that nowadays it probably isn't worth it, except for boasting rights or if you consciously bought a cheap ass processor.

Traveller rules for computers don't make sense to me, except as an artificial constraint to maintain some form of balance.
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: State Room issue that's always bugged me
Replies: 32
Views: 576

Re: State Room issue that's always bugged me

You can't argue in terms of cost of dry goods and water, unless these are a scarcity, which shouldn't really be the case at a starport. While you might get sick of ramen over a ten day sojourn, there's also Italian pasta, eggs, the potato, and presumably cheap artificially cultured meats. Food price...
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What happened to Zero-G?
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: What happened to Zero-G?

Light gravity and zero gravity aren't optimal environments for us, even in the short term. However, operating under zero gravity conditions means being able to work without a discernible downward force, and being used to and unconsciously understanding and compensating for that. It has to be like sw...
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 558
Views: 25613

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Borrowing directly from the source hobbles later development, especially when you start to deviate, not to mention borrowing recognized non generic terms isn't really cricket. http://www.spacemarine.com/gallery/h380/wallpapers/SM_Wallpaper2.jpg I've considered legionaries, but that's a long term pro...
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 558
Views: 25613

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Military: Volunteers Just as the Confederation Authorized Volunteer Armed Regional Lorried Yeomanry is a refuge for washed out and rejected Marine and Navy personnel, or anyone who demonstartes some combat acumen in a zero gravity environment but wouldn't be accepted in either the Cor...
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Large amounts of cash on ships
Replies: 85
Views: 1933

Re: Large amounts of cash on ships

It's easier to keep track of electronic transfers. even disguised ones, if you have complete access to the process, like the NSA has to the SWIFT network. I suspect that cryptocurrencies are similarly vulnerable to such interceptions, if intelligence agencies are willing to invest in and control a s...
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does the Imperial Nobility extend to client states?
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Does the Imperial Nobility extend to client states?

Depends on their laws regarding foreign awards. I think it would be mentioned under an emoluments clause. The Title of Nobility Clause is a provision in Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution,[1] that prohibits the federal government from granting titles of nobility, and re...
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Adding armor and/or stealth to your starship
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: Adding armor and/or stealth to your starship

More like possible.

Absence of evidence is not evidence of having thought it through.
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Training skills
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Training skills

It forms the basis from which you can advance to the next skill level, without affecting the process positively or negatively.
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: small craft as extra turrets
Replies: 13
Views: 131

Re: small craft as extra turrets

While I tend to agree ammunition is separate from launcher, it opens up an interesting can of worms.

In the ecosystem of Mongoose Second ship design system, it means that we can tweak the launcher and ammunition separately in regards to the advanced and primitive options.
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Adding armor and/or stealth to your starship
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: Adding armor and/or stealth to your starship

The supplementary rules say no.
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does the Imperial Nobility extend to client states?
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Does the Imperial Nobility extend to client states?

You can, but it's a conflict of interest.

Even as a client kingdom, in theory, the elite's primary loyalty is to their state.

If they hold Imperium fiefs, they've also directly sworn loyalty and fealty to the Emperor.
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: small craft as extra turrets
Replies: 13
Views: 131

Re: small craft as extra turrets

Missile pods would be an alternative, problem being that according to the rules, all firmpointed weapon systems are capped at close range, though this view isn't universal.
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: State Room issue that's always bugged me
Replies: 32
Views: 576

Re: State Room issue that's always bugged me

When I was a college student, I would often buy mass quantities of ramen noodles, particularly when the local store had a sale. Every once in a while, the store down the block from where I lived during my later college years would sell ramen noodle packets at a rate of 12 for $1. I would go in ther...
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 109
Views: 3034

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Snub Pistols: Magazine Capacity

Civilian snub pistols may be confined to single stack magazines, which would explain the low number of bullets.

Military variants would have a heftier grip, and be double stacked.
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: small craft as extra turrets
Replies: 13
Views: 131

Re: small craft as extra turrets

Fratricide is a possibility.

The downside would be the vulnerability to long range energy weapon exchanges.
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Selling Starting Gear
Replies: 10
Views: 118

Re: Selling Starting Gear

Isn't the smallcraft forty year surplus?

While the smallcraft's original sticker price is ten million, it's bluebook value might be rather less.