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by Condottiere
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 579
Views: 35107

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Crewing: Autopiloting It seems like a reasonable investment to have an always on programme that monitors piloting, navigation, sensors, engineering and internal security, for a million schmuckers, even at skill level zero. This ensure constant monitoring, especially if a human assigned to that stat...
by Condottiere
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2087
Views: 90386

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Inspiration: Star Wars Battlefront Rivalry

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by Condottiere
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2087
Views: 90386

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Hulls and Concrete In today's dollars, a cubic metre of concrete weighs in at about hundred bucks; my calculation puts that at twenty credit imperiale. The difference between pouring concrete, and the usual ways of building a hull, is that volume doesn't count except in the sense of asc...
by Condottiere
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Missile Drive velocities
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: Missile Drive velocities

I miss missile packs.
by Condottiere
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 158
Views: 8851

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Skills: Gun Combat

Unqualified : -
Trained : 0
Qualified ; 1
Sharpshooter : 2
Marksman : 3
Expert : 4
by Condottiere
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hacking a starship
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Hacking a starship

You can carry your entire media library and personal communicator on your ePhone XXX, so all you need is to have the common and cabins wired for communications, security and environmental monitoring, which can run on a separate system, though presumably, they could try it in a firewalled virtual mac...
by Condottiere
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Missile Drive velocities
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: Missile Drive velocities

Some parts of High Guard appear to have been redacted, because the degree of inertial compensation appears to be a highly classified secret.

The other aspect would why not strap additional rockets on a missile or torpedo, to increase acceleration in the initial launch?
by Condottiere
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low tech ships - Need help
Replies: 43
Views: 841

Re: Low tech ships - Need help

Manoeuvre drive zero is ill defined; going by canon, not possible since the technology isn't invented until two technological levels later.

As compared to detachable bridges, where thrust zero is supposedly enough to make a soft planetary landing, presumably Terra.
by Condottiere
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2087
Views: 90386

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Hulls, Grappling Arms and Volume

If you extend two and six tonne arms to two hundred and fifty metres, you'd assume that they occupy far more volume than default.
by Condottiere
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 579
Views: 35107

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Crewing: Navy Piloting and Virtualization Under the new character generation system, all Navy recruits become familiar with piloting spaceships, so essentially, you incur no extraordinary costs having a pilot available for any number of spaceships in the order of battle. Virtual crewing costs five ...
by Condottiere
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low tech ships - Need help
Replies: 43
Views: 841

Re: Low tech ships - Need help

Beyond basic maintenance, solar panelling looks relatively hands free.

The ship's computer could monitor if power suddenly drops from one, and someone could go and have a look or send an artoo unit to fix it.
by Condottiere
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Do jump nets make the Beowulf obsolete?
Replies: 42
Views: 960

Re: Do jump nets make the Beowulf obsolete?

You mean the subcenturies?
by Condottiere
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Missile Drive velocities
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: Missile Drive velocities

Missiles also have a payload that needs to be delivered, but one significant difference is duration and cost of the respective propulsion.
by Condottiere
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hacking a starship
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Hacking a starship

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by Condottiere
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2087
Views: 90386

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Crewing: Astrogator The astrogator know the relationship of the spaceship to the universe, and the relationship of the universe to the spaceship; not necessarily the same thing. He is responsible for figuring out the desired departure point of the starship from the warp, and the optimal point of en...
by Condottiere
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Missile Drive velocities
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: Missile Drive velocities

Part of the reason has to be that any speed a missile can go, so can a spaceship, since we have inertial compensation.
by Condottiere
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hacking a starship
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Hacking a starship

Presumably after millenia of attempts at this, ship computers would require physical contact for hacks, and are shielded against bridging tries over airgaps.
by Condottiere
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Do jump nets make the Beowulf obsolete?
Replies: 42
Views: 960

Re: Do jump nets make the Beowulf obsolete?

I forgot about the psionic powered drive.

There can't be a brain trust powerful enough to open up a multi dimensional portal.
by Condottiere
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drinax Harrier 'Waynes' Workshop Manual.
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Drinax Harrier 'Waynes' Workshop Manual.

Insurance policy for when jump drive malfunctions and you don't come out of the rabbit hole.
by Condottiere
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2087
Views: 90386

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

High Guard, let's say, tends to be a bit ambiguous. Outside of the High Technology chapter, it's hard to say if this was really a deliberate policy. Stealth is additive, because presumably it's a coating; configuring the hull, and messing around with it's relative density looks very much multiplicat...