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by Moppy
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spaceship vs. Starship
Replies: 108
Views: 3151

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: 2808
Views: 295163

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: 27
Views: 234

Re: Ship modification - stretching

thought it would be interesting to put a full high power maneuver drive on an element cruiser module
by Moppy
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw
Replies: 75
Views: 7298

Re: Behind the Claw

There are still ongoing lawsuits and Facetime is still broken on older versions of iOS.
by Moppy
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spaceship vs. Starship
Replies: 108
Views: 3151

Re: Spaceship vs. Starship

That's an Eagle from Space 1999. The square bit in the middle is a module. IIRC they operated on the moon only, and would not worry about streamlining.

I could be wrong because this show is old.

This does raise the question of how they got to the moon in the first place.
by Moppy
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw
Replies: 75
Views: 7298

Re: Behind the Claw

The files are certainly big enough. Giving my ipad pro a workout. I mostly read on my phone these days, and I’ve noticed that the builtin iBooks app gets worse with each iOS update... books that o could read without trouble before are much slower to load now. Same device, same file, just new versio...
by Moppy
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship modification - stretching
Replies: 27
Views: 234

Re: Ship modification - stretching

I should probably mention that Star Fleet Battles has a lot of ships like this. E,g Lyran cruisers are built by cutting a catamaran destroyer in half and adding a new center section.
by Moppy
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship modification - stretching
Replies: 27
Views: 234

Re: Ship modification - stretching

Modifying planes involves a lot of paperwork and certification. The reason Boeing tried to use a computer to stabilize the 737 max after they enlarged the engines, is not primarily the fabrication cost of the wingy bits but having to re-certify the plane, and operator complaints about legally requir...
by Moppy
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Completely new to Traveller - Which simple adventure to start with and advices
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Completely new to Traveller - Which simple adventure to start with and advices

The rules lack complexity so it won't like a day to resolve a combat like some pathfinder fights might. However if a group is experienced, it's actually quicker to look things up in PF due to their combined digital index, and in this case the extended combat time will come from tactical options. One...
by Moppy
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spaceship vs. Starship
Replies: 108
Views: 3151

Re: Spaceship vs. Starship

Because that would require the modules were built as ship hulls and it would cost a fortune. An empty module cost MCr 2, the same as an entire Scout hull. In MgT2 it would cost about MCr 1.8, the same as any other 30 Dt streamlined hull. Swapping modules to load cargo would be expensive for that 1....
by Moppy
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What do you think of my Drinax Character?
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: What do you think of my Drinax Character?

Old School wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:00 pm
You can use your own dice at a wargaming tournament? That’s like using your own cards at a casino.
It's a logistics thing, given that event organisers are already overworked.

Companies also offer custom dice as prizes and then then kind of have to allow them.
by Moppy
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spaceship vs. Starship
Replies: 108
Views: 3151

Re: Spaceship vs. Starship

That's a modular hull, not a break away hull. Separate rules. (If we're talking about Mongoose 2). Not quite, a module in MgT2 is an internal component. Removing it does not change displacement or the potential of the drives. See picture HG p102. The CT Modular Cutter had an external module; When i...
by Moppy
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship modification - stretching
Replies: 27
Views: 234

Re: Ship modification - stretching

Condottiere wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:30 pm
Let's be frank, the Japanese preplanned to upgrade their "light" six inch triple turret cruisers with dual eight inchers.

I can't recall if that made them top heavy.
Warships these says are usually designed with that in mind. They last 30+ years and war changes.
by Moppy
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship modification - stretching
Replies: 27
Views: 234

Re: Ship modification - stretching

Lengthening aircraft (at least non-fighters) is extremely common. Nearly the entire -700 series of Boeings are stretched versions of the original aircraft, albeit some have new wings. But essentially the just keep adding plugs in front/behind the wings to make a bigger aircraft. Sometimes that's al...
by Moppy
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship modification - stretching
Replies: 27
Views: 234

Re: Ship modification - stretching

Some ships were upgunned before/during world war 2. Certainly at least one cruiser class from 15 to 20cm but the name escapes me. Floaty boats have stability and bending issues not so prevalent on ground vehicles or spacy boats. Any major structural modifications on floaty boats usually involves wor...
by Moppy
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship modification - stretching
Replies: 27
Views: 234

Re: Ship modification - stretching

Original Trillion Credit Squadron provided rules for refits of components. RAW hull size increase would have been allowed under "unlisted components" but I suspect that was an oversight and it's actually illegal. It was forbidden to change the armor, hull configuration, or number and size of bays, o...
by Moppy
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spaceship vs. Starship
Replies: 108
Views: 3151

Re: Spaceship vs. Starship

I thought it might be neat to have a series of breakaway hulls carrying the components of a spinal mount, which then unite to recreate the super weapon system. Then I thought about what exactly those descriptive words mean. Spines aren't meant to be broken up. The cooling and power generation might...
by Moppy
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw
Replies: 75
Views: 7298

Re: Behind the Claw

The files are certainly big enough. Giving my ipad pro a workout. it kind of annoys me that formattting for mobile devices isn't solved yet. PDFs are huge and can't be reformatted. Formats like mobi allow reflowing of text but can't really do artwork and diagrams well. I spent a whole weekend tryin...
by Moppy
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What do you think of my Drinax Character?
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: What do you think of my Drinax Character?

Isn't it taboo to touch another roleplayer's dice? You should see the shitstorms that arise when they come to tabletop wargamning and discover there are tournament regulations that allow you to share another player's dice. People have too many dice rituals, then get upset when I ask them if blowing ...
by Moppy
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spaceship vs. Starship
Replies: 108
Views: 3151

Re: Spaceship vs. Starship

IMO High Guard would be improved if the breakaway hull section wasn't there. It's too large and expensive to make a good exploit. It gives us more choices. I don't see much of a problem, even if it is a bit ambiguously described. It is needed to build something like the classic "Modular Cutter". Th...