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by Moppy
Sat May 18, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?
Replies: 54
Views: 1139

Re: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?

If you're building rails everywhere then the grav version of the hyperloop (a rail in a vacuum tunnel) may allow higher speeds for cheaper grav vehicles. I'm not convinced they need one for technological reasons but might for economic ones.
by Moppy
Sat May 18, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Converting a Freighter for combat use
Replies: 12
Views: 158

Re: Converting a Freighter for combat use

The problem with q-ships in Traveller is that you can be attacked while transforming into combat form. Everyone knows that you can't be touched while transforming or powering up. It's clearly a rules oversight and needs to be fixed.
by Moppy
Sat May 18, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Naval Adventure 2: Showing the Sunburst - Ebook & Pre-Order!
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Naval Adventure 2: Showing the Sunburst - Ebook & Pre-Order!

Yay! This sounds exactly like the kind of adventure I’d like to run! Is the Vargr on the cover the captain of the ship? I’m asking because the uniform style and colour are different from what we’ve previously seen, so it could hint at another type of uniform plus color-coding uniforms being a thing...
by Moppy
Sat May 18, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Converting a Freighter for combat use
Replies: 12
Views: 158

Re: Converting a Freighter for combat use

No reason why you can't arm a freighter, but any REAL warship will eat it for lunch. If pirates don't have real warships, it'll be good. The same argument applies today when someone put puts a missile on a container ship, or a missle boat, instead of on a destroyer, or a cannon on a truck instead of...
by Moppy
Fri May 17, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?
Replies: 54
Views: 1139

Re: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?

If the field of a grav belt wasn't confined to the belt, objects near the wearer would randomly get affected as they entered the bubble - and I think that would be both weird, and a task DM on throwing and whatnot. Neither of which appears to happen. edit: Or you'd leap into the air raft ... and go ...
by Moppy
Fri May 17, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?
Replies: 54
Views: 1139

Re: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?

I wonder - what about an arcade game - or competition - where cargo handlers manipulate grav plates to move objects around an obstacle course, fiddling with fine controls so that the object slides “downhill” to move in the right direction? That could be an interesting pastime on high ports and the ...
by Moppy
Fri May 17, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why can't I add bookmarks to my PDFs?
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Why can't I add bookmarks to my PDFs?

Usually it's because the PDF creator chooses to lock the PDF to protect it from editing, and you're probably using software that respects or can't bypass the lock. I can't remember what I've installed on Ubuntu to read PDFs. It can't unlock a PDF, but it can read the file contents, add a bookmark, r...
by Moppy
Fri May 17, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?
Replies: 54
Views: 1139

Re: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?

The closest I have seen in Mongoose to the grav pallet jack is the grav belt which you could put on the object to be lifted? Do they use reduced gravity in space craft cargo holds to make handling loads easier? I saw some article somewhere saying zero-G was bad as stuff would float around but some t...
by Moppy
Thu May 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?
Replies: 54
Views: 1139

Re: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?

I suspect towed grav cargo lifters are only for very specialized niches. Small (<4dton) grav pallets may be handy for moving odds and ends around a small facility - luggage carts, perhaps - or maybe in caverns and tunnels. But for most loads it’s far easier for a grav vehicle to just clamp on and l...
by Moppy
Thu May 16, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Supporting Details: Registration Numbers for hulls
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: Supporting Details: Registration Numbers for hulls

The Maya-class already carries anti-ship missiles. SM-2MRs can do the job - though not well enough in the JMSDF's eyes. They're planning to put the domestically developed Type 17 anti-ship missiles on the Maya soon enough. JMSDF's view might be justifiable as the new Chinese destroyers are said to ...
by Moppy
Wed May 15, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?
Replies: 54
Views: 1139

Re: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?

We tow when things don't fit inside the vehicle, or the vehicle would be long and needs to bend to not get stuck on a road. In sci-fi, space freighters usually clamp to the load. I'm not sure why g-vehicles do not, and are shown as towing platforms via a flexible link. Mechanically, a flexible link ...
by Moppy
Wed May 15, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who wants a just for fun competition
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Who wants a just for fun competition

ShawnDriscoll wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 4:44 am
Moppy wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 7:44 am
I hope you did that with software.
Through the power of Python.
I find its `antigravity` module helpful for sci-fi game sims.
by Moppy
Tue May 14, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?
Replies: 54
Views: 1139

Re: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?

Moppy wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 7:43 am
Grav probably doesn't tow. It probably clamps to the trailer.
I'm not sure what's happening here. Star Wars Rebels.

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by Moppy
Tue May 14, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Psi-Drug - safe usage period?
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Psi-Drug - safe usage period?

Seems logical (edit: And consistent with the other drugs).

Given the status of psi within the Imperium, I'd also think about how quality control on black market goods works.
by Moppy
Tue May 14, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Modern ATV designs
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Modern ATV designs

I doubt anyone's confused between the difference between a Traveller All Terrain Vehicle and a pickup. The real issue is between gold coins and credits, or nuyen, or whatever currency standard you have to deal with. Credits are easier to relate to, and Travellers tend to be on a budget, so it's val...
by Moppy
Tue May 14, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who wants a just for fun competition
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Who wants a just for fun competition

I hope you did that with software.
by Moppy
Tue May 14, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?
Replies: 54
Views: 1139

Re: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?

Grav probably doesn't tow. It probably clamps to the trailer.
by Moppy
Mon May 13, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resolving the Admiral Darokyn subplot
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Resolving the Admiral Darokyn subplot

In harbour, there might be one or two crew members on guard duty (more if the harbour isn't exactly friendly), armed with laser carbines and/or blades, perhaps even wearing some kind of fancy armour if trouble is expected. When I was in South East Asia the western warships put up security barriers ...
by Moppy
Mon May 13, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Modern ATV designs
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Modern ATV designs

I noticed earlier somne potential confusion between an ATV and pick-up. Found some modern ATVs. https://i.imgur.com/1WyZNLV.png http://www.actionmobil.com/en/4-axle/desert-challenger Just needs a turret, hostile atmosphere seals, and more utiliarian interior, and could stick it straight into Travell...
by Moppy
Mon May 13, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?
Replies: 54
Views: 1139

Re: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?

:( top relying on everyone else to do the work for you. I don't think anyone is complaining - it's more of a world/background question. It's easy to fix oneself - I wouldn't even bother with the vehicle design rules. Just take the ATV stats and say it grav-flies at fast subsonic unless you paid for ...