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by Condottiere
Mon May 29, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 1962
Views: 68705

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Missiles and Second Stages Second stages to extend range aren't aren't an obvious option, and I'm not exactly thrilled on losing half my salvo every five rounds. So you have spaceships acting as that first stage, and launch and targetting platform, or manned missile buses. As i understa...
by Condottiere
Mon May 29, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gas giant refuelling
Replies: 32
Views: 269

Re: Gas giant refuelling

I think the economic case is that it's cheaper just heading for the nearest starport and buying the fuel; better yet, invest in a fuel processor and buy the raw material, instead of wasting time trying to get a free drink from a gas giant on the opposite end of the star system. For the system defenc...
by Condottiere
Mon May 29, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What is the RAM grenade launcher?
Replies: 7
Views: 52

Re: What is the RAM grenade launcher?

Battledress crackers. Remember, it's your character carrying that equipment, not you; something is lost in the virtual weight of the experience. It's how you find yourself suddenly encumbered or overloaded. It's how I find myself carrying too many torches, instead of getting my lackey or batman taki...
by Condottiere
Mon May 29, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starship Hull design
Replies: 70
Views: 1009

Re: Starship Hull design

http://www.turnerconstruction.com/Files/ProjectImage?url=%2Fsites%2Fmarketingstories%2FMarketing%2520Story%2520Images%2Foriginal.452bf060-e5a9-43bf-b38a-07a8c45b1fc8.jpg&width=707&height=470&crop=True&jpegQuality=95 Let's be fair, there's always someone who'll want to build the Burj Khalifa, or the...
by Condottiere
Mon May 29, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Improving characteristics during play
Replies: 12
Views: 68

Re: Improving characteristics during play

Unless it's deus ex machina, reward players for spending considerable amounts of their characters' spare time in the gym and library, or brown nosing for that knighthood. Which they'll do at the expense of thrilling adventures and making money. In fact, there should be some financial sacrifice invol...
by Condottiere
Sat May 27, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 1962
Views: 68705

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Missiles: Medium Endurance Thrust 15 12 9 6 3 Technological Level 11 10 9 8 7 Default volume percentage 30 24 18 12 6 Default fuel tankage percentage 18.75 15 11.25 7.5 3.75 Notes: You may be wondering, what good is a three gee missile? Well, going by the spacecraft acceleration table, in thirty mi...
by Condottiere
Sat May 27, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 128
Views: 4625

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Commodity Speculation I hear we're going to be suffering shortages of vanilla, cocoa and coffee beans, in case you're wondering why your coffee lattes, chocolate bars and ice creams are suddenly more expensive. Dairy products may also be specific, not only to a planet, but to a province. Think how ...
by Condottiere
Sat May 27, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [HG 2e] Aerofins and streamlining
Replies: 44
Views: 666

Re: [HG 2e] Aerofins and streamlining

So going straight down is illusionary, and requires forward velocity or momentum to compensate for that drift, not taking into account wind speed and direction. The question of course is, expressing the actual speed of that forward momentum into something that anyone can understand, which would also...
by Condottiere
Sat May 27, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starship Hull design
Replies: 70
Views: 1009

Re: Starship Hull design

1. Once you get power from fusion plants in Traveller, I doubt that the cost of energy is really an issue. 2. Going by current politics influenced economic policy, foreign governments/corporations will likely try to sell their space station components indigenous regimes, whereas indigenous regimes w...
by Condottiere
Sat May 27, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gas giant refuelling
Replies: 32
Views: 269

Re: Gas giant refuelling

At four hundred tonnes, you can certainly fit one in.

In fact, without accommodating a jump drive, it's hard to justify not having one in a warship at that size.
by Condottiere
Sat May 27, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Cascade MEDIC skill?
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: Cascade MEDIC skill?

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by Condottiere
Sat May 27, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Robot Characters
Replies: 52
Views: 1428

Re: Robot Characters

Reptiles or amphibians, change sex if there is a lack.

One of the remaining Droyne develops testicles and takes command.

Or starts a therapy group.
by Condottiere
Fri May 26, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gas giant refuelling
Replies: 32
Views: 269

Re: Gas giant refuelling

You can probably do it on anti gravity alone.

I don't know about dirtside vehicles, but my estimate would be factor nine at technological level thirteen for spaceships.
by Condottiere
Fri May 26, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [HG 2e] Aerofins and streamlining
Replies: 44
Views: 666

Re: [HG 2e] Aerofins and streamlining

If you jump off the Empire State building, all things being equal, you go straight down.

So at what altitude in the atmosphere would that happen with a spaceship?
by Condottiere
Fri May 26, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Type-Y kind of Yachts we should be seeing
Replies: 48
Views: 1020

Re: The Type-Y kind of Yachts we should be seeing

Sometimes, billionaires are faced with bankruptcy, or at least liquidity issues, and the right offer at the right time can get you one at a cut throat price.
by Condottiere
Fri May 26, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starship Hull design
Replies: 70
Views: 1009

Re: Starship Hull design

Electronics tend to be the big ticket item, and you can easily redirect the drone back for maintenance, or refueling.

As for endurance, one percent volume will power the drone for four weeks, and you can have constant coverage.
by Condottiere
Fri May 26, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 1962
Views: 68705

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Say missile sized.

Even if they have to be refurbished every twenty four hours, more than enough time to power a very long ranged missile.
by Condottiere
Fri May 26, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starship Hull design
Replies: 70
Views: 1009

Re: Starship Hull design

For anti gravity, you either fall forward constantly, or you reject gravity. For the beanstalk, the game would have to tell us the cost, and we can figure out an economic model to figure out if it's worthwhile. The beanstalk would be unlikely to serve a region greater than a continent; once you have...
by Condottiere
Fri May 26, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gas giant refuelling
Replies: 32
Views: 269

Re: Gas giant refuelling

Are gas giants constantly storming?

Avoid areas of severe weather conditions.

Forecast: thunderstorms.
by Condottiere
Fri May 26, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starship Hull design
Replies: 70
Views: 1009

Re: Starship Hull design

You still have to transport the goods to the base of the beanstalk.

I assume the beanstalk would be a massive capital outlay, whereas anti gravity vehicles would be the equivalent of semi trailer trucks.