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by heron61
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Better Grav Vehicles For Starships
Replies: 23
Views: 3187

Re: Better Grav Vehicles For Starships

A couple of alternative explanations: The 1-space provides enough room to accommodate someone in vacc suit / combat armor / battle dress. The 1-space seat indicates a work station or command chair; ordinary passengers get much smaller seats The 1-space seat includes integral life support and simila...
by heron61
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2020 Releases
Replies: 17
Views: 1401

Re: 2020 Releases

We are also going to try to do Aliens of Charted Space Vol. 2, though that is a little more of a stretch – this volume will bring the rest of the major races up to date, being the Solomani, Hivers, and Droyne. Hivers and Droyne!!! I'm really looking forward to this book! Those are 2 of my 3 favorit...
by heron61
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2020 Releases
Replies: 17
Views: 1401

Re: 2020 Releases

Can anyone in the know comment what aliens are described in Aliens of Charted Space Volume 1 and Aliens of Charted Space Volume 2? Also, what's The Solomani Front - it sounds like it could either be an adventure or a Solomani sourcebook, which is it?
by heron61
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What damages can be expected after interior exposure to vacuum?
Replies: 21
Views: 1923

Re: What damages can be expected after interior exposure to vacuum?

For the ship itself (as opposed to cargo or supplies, which will likely be a mess unless they're in sturdy air-tight containers), my guess is that this depends on the type of ship - I'd expect a military craft or a paramilitary craft like a Type S Scout to be completely fine, and just require a good...
by heron61
Fri May 15, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Computer Implant For MT2e
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: Computer Implant For MT2e

It's too high tech. It shouldn't appear later than TL 12. Yes, I know it means reducing the computer rating below 5. Otherwise I like it. The Complex Cranial Processing Unit in the CSC is TL 14, as is the full data Neural Comm, so I could make a case for the Computer Implant being TL 14, but less t...
by heron61
Sat May 09, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Computer Implant For MT2e
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Computer Implant For MT2e

I remember reading about the Computer Implant in JTAS #22 , far too many years ago, and it occurred to me to try creating an updated version. My goal was to create something that isn't overwhelming (which the JTAS version was), but is also somewhat better that any of the related, but substantially c...
by heron61
Fri May 01, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Better Grav Vehicles For Starships
Replies: 23
Views: 3187

Re: Better Grav Vehicles For Starships

I've discussed this before http://forum.mongoosepublishing.com/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=120056&p=915870&hilit=vehicle#p915870 , and one of the things that I think needs to be kept in mind is how freaking huge a 4 dton air raft is. Both a large SUV and a Humvee are both slightly less than 1.5 dtons, whic...
by heron61
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Freelance Traveller] May/June 2020 Posted!
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Re: [Freelance Traveller] May/June 2020 Posted!

The download links are to the last issue #98). When I modified the download url to https://www.freelancetraveller.com/maga ... ANSI-A.pdf it was there, but the link goes to: https://www.freelancetraveller.com/maga ... ANSI-A.pdf
by heron61
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Higher tech grav chutes
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Re: Higher tech grav chutes

Since you are proposing no vertical upward movement, perhaps then your device simply has longer-life batteries, but still one-shot electronics? Like once it's engaged you can use it to slow down, even hover, for say no more than five minutes, before the battery/circuits go out, and once activated i...
by heron61
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Andre Norton's Wyverns for Traveller
Replies: 0
Views: 1276

Andre Norton's Wyverns for Traveller

This species is adapted from Andre Norton’s Storm Over Warlock (free from Project Gutenburg http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20788 ) & Ordeal In Otherwhere . They are innately psionic and have significant sexual dimorphism relating to both physical and psionic prowess, and on Warlock male Wyverns are...
by heron61
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Higher tech grav chutes
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Re: Higher tech grav chutes

Since you are proposing no vertical upward movement, perhaps then your device simply has longer-life batteries, but still one-shot electronics? Like once it's engaged you can use it to slow down, even hover, for say no more than five minutes, before the battery/circuits go out, and once activated i...
by heron61
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Better Grav Vehicles For Starships
Replies: 23
Views: 3187

Re: Better Grav Vehicles For Starships

... and 2 spaces = 1 dTon, ... No, not that easy: Spacecraft are measured in displacement tons ≈ 14 m³. Vehicles are measured in metric tonnes = 1000 kg. Unfortunately 1 ton in HG (14 m³) is not the same as 1 ton in VH (1000 kg). In general 1 Space = 250 kg, see e.g.: A vehicle can carry 250 kg for...
by heron61
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Lamura & The Cytrialin Unity
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: The Lamura & The Cytrialin Unity

FreeTrav wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:12 pm
phavoc wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:43 pm
You should submit this for publication to Freelance Traveller.
Funny you should suggest that... I was just about to post asking him to do just that... :mrgreen:
Done!
by heron61
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Better Grav Vehicles For Starships
Replies: 23
Views: 3187

Re: Better Grav Vehicles For Starships

While I agree about Acceleration Benches, I would hesitate to squeeze four people into 2 Spaces, I would use at least 4 Spaces (the same as regular seating, but foldable). Except that in High Guard, Acceleration Benches seat 4 per dTon, and 2 spaces = 1 dTon, so I don't see a problem. Sure, it woul...
by heron61
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Lamura & The Cytrialin Unity
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

The Lamura & The Cytrialin Unity

Almost 15 years ago I wrote a project that was never published, which included a write-up of the two symbiotic Lamura species and the Cyrtialin Unity. I was looking for something else and found it yesterday, so here's what I have (adapted to current MT2e rules) The Lamura & The Cytrialin Unity The C...
by heron61
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Better Grav Vehicles For Starships
Replies: 23
Views: 3187

Better Grav Vehicles For Starships

I was thinking about grav vehicles, and came up with 2 designs to replace the standard 4 dTon Air/Raft. The first version is 6 spaces, and follows all the rules, except that it uses an acceleration bench (4 seats/dTon or 2 seats/Space) as the back seat. Since it’s TL 13, I’m also assuming that this ...
by heron61
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Higher tech grav chutes
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Re: Higher tech grav chutes

I could see the cheaper grav chute being essentially a one-time use device. It only needs to activate right before you touch down, so it's duration would only need to be a few seconds for a combat drop (maybe up to 10, if you wanted to drop into urban environments and needed the extra time). That s...
by heron61
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Higher tech grav chutes
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Higher tech grav chutes

Since grav belts are quite expensive, I was thinking about grav chutes and what they might be like a TLs higher than 10. Here's what I came up with - comments welcome: Advanced Grav Chute This device functions like a lower TL grav chute, except that the improved batteries are both rechargeable and c...
by heron61
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would you like to see?
Replies: 47
Views: 7468

Re: What would you like to see?

What I most want is alien books, especially for droyne & hivers, but we know this will eventually happen. For things that aren't scheduled, I really want a new psion book, as well as a book with more TL 14-16 tech and some discussion of transhumanist technologies. Also, a robots book would be awesom...
by heron61
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Referee's Briefing
Replies: 31
Views: 4831

Re: Referee's Briefing

I love the idea of one on the TAS and similar organizations, and I also would love to see one on what life is like on high tech (TL 14-16) worlds, and one on archeology (both for Ancient sites and other).