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by Moppy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: sleep tubes and batteries and mothballed ships
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: sleep tubes and batteries and mothballed ships

Hi All, Just curious - what is the LONGEST any one individual can stay in cold berth absent a power plant? Does Cold berth require temperature control to the extent for example, that one could remove a person from cold berth and place them in a cold temperature cave whose temperature remains consta...
by Moppy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 128
Views: 7669

Re: Deepnight Revelation

msprange wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:45 pm
Moppy wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:22 pm
I maybe question furthest, at least until we establish the location of grandpa pocket universe in secret of the ancients, assuming such a concept has meaning.
We assumed distances to pocket universes could not be measured :)
Pocket universe = punyverse
by Moppy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 128
Views: 7669

Re: Deepnight Revelation

I maybe question furthest, at least until we establish the location of grandpa pocket universe in secret of the ancients, assuming such a concept has meaning.
by Moppy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: what skill for Security checks?
Replies: 8
Views: 97

Re: what skill for Security checks?

Freeloading may be more of a calling, than a profession; consider getting a call from someone claiming to be a social media influencer, who wants you to provide your goods and/or services for free so that he can review them and publish the results on whatever platform he's prominent on. If you're a...
by Moppy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Did I make the roll too easy?
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Did I make the roll too easy?

Oh no, someone lost 10% of their 100 million. Looks like they only have 90 million left. However will they survive?
by Moppy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The "tug" class and mobile base from Star Fleet Battles in Traveller
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: The "tug" class and mobile base from Star Fleet Battles in Traveller

Reynard wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:41 am
By the way, don't forget High Guard 2e has warp drive as well as deflector screen and energy shield that could fit the image.
That's true, I had forgotten to look at the optional systems.
by Moppy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: what skill for Security checks?
Replies: 8
Views: 97

Re: what skill for Security checks?

In version 2 core rules, for choosing locations for bodyguards and how they act, I lean towards tactics (military).

However, somewhat relevant to arranging some aspect of physical security would be Investigate, recon, tactics (military) or profession.
by Moppy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw
Replies: 82
Views: 7619

Re: Behind the Claw

I don't see a proofreading thread yet, soo... On page 199, the SYDKAI-CLASS DETACHED FRIGATE is listed as having both Reflec and Stealth. My hard copy of High Guard says on page 13 that these 2 option cannot be combined. Stealth ship sneaks up on you, armor sparkling as it reflects the star light ....
by Moppy
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Did I make the roll too easy?
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Did I make the roll too easy?

It is an official rulebook. A player should be able to use it if they want, otherwise why buy the things? A group should find a way. Not all problems can be solved by throwing money or minions at them. Anyway the important thing is to have agreement if it’s used or isn’t. One thing Pathfinder does i...
by Moppy
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Did I make the roll too easy?
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Did I make the roll too easy?

Engineers and medics? The damn middle class, thinking they're important just because they have some money. True nobility is unimpressed by these dressed-up peasants.
by Moppy
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The "tug" class and mobile base from Star Fleet Battles in Traveller
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: The "tug" class and mobile base from Star Fleet Battles in Traveller

The ST pods are 40m diameter by 200m long. That's about 18,422 dtons Traveller relative. The ST tug is a general usage vessel, not really a warship thought it carries two phaser banks, fore and aft, and a torpedo launcher. Might be armed but it's going to wallow like a garbage scow. The primary hul...
by Moppy
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2817
Views: 296208

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Not at one hundred fifty kaybux a pop; besides, rearming means that it's already shot it's bolt, so what exactly is going to blow up? Can the mine recognise friends or be command-controlled? If so, the circuit for that must be protected by an anti-tamper mechanism, that blows it up if anyone tries ...
by Moppy
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2817
Views: 296208

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

3. I can't figure out why you have to pay an additional one hundred and fifty kaybux to rearm the mine, besides the actual cost of the torpedo. Mines are nobody's friend. I think you have to disarm the anti-tampering mechanisms. edit: There should never be an override code, in case the wrong people...
by Moppy
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The "tug" class and mobile base from Star Fleet Battles in Traveller
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: The "tug" class and mobile base from Star Fleet Battles in Traveller

In Traveller it's an unviable concept. Any real warship would eat it for breakfast. Note that small ships will soon be overwhelmed by damage it cannot discharge, and be destroyed. Black Globes are only really useful for very large ships. Equal size would be problematic, but battle pods are 1-G SDB ...
by Moppy
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The "tug" class and mobile base from Star Fleet Battles in Traveller
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: The "tug" class and mobile base from Star Fleet Battles in Traveller

AnotherDilbert wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:18 pm
See Jump Tug in CT S9 Fighting Ships, p22.
I'm familiar with it, but I feel it's a different concept - the jump ship is not a warship. The tug is.

I think you're right to mention it, though.
by Moppy
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship modification - stretching
Replies: 31
Views: 368

Re: Ship modification - stretching

Intelligence reports show an unusual spike in hypernet searches for rock glue. Analysts believe enemy may be upgrading their planetoid monitors.
by Moppy
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The "tug" class and mobile base from Star Fleet Battles in Traveller
Replies: 11
Views: 243

The "tug" class and mobile base from Star Fleet Battles in Traveller

The SFB Tug Starships in Traveller Sitting in a restaurant waiting for food, I thought about the recent modular ship, and breakaway posts, and realised the SFB tug doesn't exist in the standard ships. I started statting one and then food arrived so you will need to finish the stats if you want to us...
by Moppy
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spaceship vs. Starship
Replies: 112
Views: 3450

Re: Spaceship vs. Starship

phavoc wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:19 pm
The trusty Eagle crash-landed on many a planet during the series!
Was it ever able to land normally? It doesn't look particularly aerodynamic.
by Moppy
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2817
Views: 296208

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Traveller missiles don't vanish if the launching unit does. Therefore I assume fire control is just target selection at launch, and the missile will do the rest. I can't remember any reference to being able to re-target them in flight, which supports this. Mk 41 uses canisters to fill its launch cel...
by Moppy
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship modification - stretching
Replies: 31
Views: 368

Re: Ship modification - stretching

thought it would be interesting to put a full high power maneuver drive on an element cruiser module