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by AnotherDilbert
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: ship rental - costs and problems. Do we break char gen if ships are too easy to get?
Replies: 14
Views: 243

Re: ship rental - costs and problems. Do we break char gen if ships are too easy to get?

You need more collateral than a driver's license to take temporary possession of a MCr 50 piece of self-moving machinery. A charter with crew might be possible, but not cheap. Take a Marava for example: It costs about kCr 300 per month to operate, I would assume it can be chartered for perhaps MCr 0...
by AnotherDilbert
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What happens if 2 black globes touch?
Replies: 51
Views: 773

Re: What happens if 2 black globes touch?

I wish they would write it in plain English without using pseudo-science that requires mind reading skills to understand because now we have to learn not only how physics works but also how the author thinks physics works. You should perhaps read the text before you complain about it being incompre...
by AnotherDilbert
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What happens if 2 black globes touch?
Replies: 51
Views: 773

Re: What happens if 2 black globes touch?

edit: I've got them to quote me the book and I believe the intent of this statement " The interior of a Black Globe is independent of exterior inertial frames of reference " is to mean that you can't maneuver, but I actually don't understand what that statement means. We're playing with relativity ...
by AnotherDilbert
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What happens if 2 black globes touch?
Replies: 51
Views: 773

Re: What happens if 2 black globes touch?

It is in T5 The Star Marine Guards defending the Imperial Embassy on Arden during the Fifth Frontier War retreated to a Black Globe Safe Room when locals stormed and burned the compound. The 100-meter diameter globe ... That is removed in T5.10 where screens are actually detailed, and instead we ha...
by AnotherDilbert
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Invention of Synchronised Jumps
Replies: 31
Views: 606

Re: Invention of Synchronised Jumps

Technically, per the rules, ALL objects exert a gravitational field and can affect jumping. A ship that encounters a gravitational object drops out of jump at 100D from that object. As far as I can see only larger objects block the jump line: Blockage. The presence of an object (or the 100 D limit ...
by AnotherDilbert
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Invention of Synchronised Jumps
Replies: 31
Views: 606

Re: Invention of Synchronised Jumps

As a comparison we can look at the blocked cone caused by Jupiter:
Image
(orbits drawn to scale.)

Which is tiny in comparison, but can still block the jump route to some star systems for some times of the year if we are unlucky.
by AnotherDilbert
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Invention of Synchronised Jumps
Replies: 31
Views: 606

Re: Invention of Synchronised Jumps

We're very used to the Traveller universe being two dimensional so we assume everything, including star systems as two dimensional. Star systems may be rather two-dimensional, but there is no reason to assume that different star systems are oriented in the same plane. https://upload.wikimedia.org/w...
by AnotherDilbert
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What happens if 2 black globes touch?
Replies: 51
Views: 773

Re: What happens if 2 black globes touch?

Sigtrygg wrote: Yes, there is a canonical example of Imperial personnel retreating inside a black globe 'shelter' when the Zhos invade.
Wouldn't that be rather silly? Just keep the "shelter" under fire and it will explode sooner or later...
by AnotherDilbert
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Invention of Synchronised Jumps
Replies: 31
Views: 606

Re: Invention of Synchronised Jumps

That seems - really close. How close can two ships with jump drives activating get before the drives interfere with each other? Any mass (larger than the jumping ship) within 100D of the blocking mass, or even within 100D of the imaginary line from the jump point to the exit point, blocks the jump.
by AnotherDilbert
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Invention of Synchronised Jumps
Replies: 31
Views: 606

Re: Invention of Synchronised Jumps

Is that 100d of a ship as well then? Yes, at least if the other ship is larger. You can still appear on a collision course. I'd assume Traveller ships could change course in 100x their length. (At safe speeds, they have a week in jump to adjust their subloght velocity to destinatipn system). A smal...
by AnotherDilbert
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What happens if 2 black globes touch?
Replies: 51
Views: 773

Re: What happens if 2 black globes touch?

Instead you're staying they collide and stop, then resist movement by stealing the kinetic energy. Quite, or at least try. TNE FFS has this to say: Important Note: If an erected force field comes into contact with large quantities of matter (a vehicle of 50 displacement tons or greater, a large ast...
by AnotherDilbert
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Invention of Synchronised Jumps
Replies: 31
Views: 606

Re: Invention of Synchronised Jumps

Sigtrygg wrote: Except no ship can precipitate inside another ship - the automatically precipitate at 100D rule and the clarification that this includes ships prevents it from happening.
Yes, I had forgotten these newfangled T5 rules. Agreed, the risk I described is non-existent.
by AnotherDilbert
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What happens if 2 black globes touch?
Replies: 51
Views: 773

Re: What happens if 2 black globes touch?

Edit: actually I am beginning to doubt this. Do bullets that hit a black globe stop, or are they converted to energy and stored? I am just reading old CT books and it does not specify. T5 specifies inelastic collision, i.e. the object and the globe equalise momentum and they continue together with ...
by AnotherDilbert
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What happens if 2 black globes touch?
Replies: 51
Views: 773

Re: What happens if 2 black globes touch?

I don’t understand why leaving orbit is not a maneuver. Think of a stone (ship) on a string (gravity). As you whirl it around you head it moves in a circle (orbit). If you cut the string (negate gravity) the stone flies away in a tangent as Rikki Tikki explained. It's gravity that keeps us in orbit...
by AnotherDilbert
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What happens if 2 black globes touch?
Replies: 51
Views: 773

Re: What happens if 2 black globes touch?

Therefore either activating a black globe in orbit results in gravity negation, which means you leave orbit, so you have made a manoeuer under black globe - ... You did not make any manoeuvre, you continue on you present course (vector) as the planet accelerates away from you under the influence of...
by AnotherDilbert
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Invention of Synchronised Jumps
Replies: 31
Views: 606

Re: Invention of Synchronised Jumps

Jumping in tight formation is inherently dangerous, especially when all the ships arrive at the same time. Each ship will scatter slightly (~50 000 km?) on arrival so has a slight chance of emerging inside another ship. Ships are small and space big, so the chance is very low, but still there. Do it...
by AnotherDilbert
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What happens if 2 black globes touch?
Replies: 51
Views: 773

Re: What happens if 2 black globes touch?

This is inconsistent with itself but that’s ok because it is magic. Not really, if you think it through. A "force-field" with the stated properties are of course pure pixie-dust magic, but it can behave logically with those properties. if gravity can’t pass the generator, a ship will change velocit...
by AnotherDilbert
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What happens if 2 black globes touch?
Replies: 51
Views: 773

Re: What happens if 2 black globes touch?

So - with a globe inside a globe, can the same ship project both globes? That would be an interesting twist on layered defense. Certainly you can, but the inner globe will have no effect. If they are turned on so that they intersect the Globes have no effect in the intersecting volume, at least if ...
by AnotherDilbert
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What happens if 2 black globes touch?
Replies: 51
Views: 773

Re: What happens if 2 black globes touch?

Given that a ship doesn't change velocity when it activates its black globe, leads me to believe normal gravitational forces act on the generator. Sorry? Gravity is acceleration, lack of acceleration is constant velocity. Anyway: Gravity. Gravity is stopped by the globe barrier. The interior of the...
by AnotherDilbert
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Invention of Synchronised Jumps
Replies: 31
Views: 606

Re: Invention of Synchronised Jumps

The ships arrive within a narrow window of time, but still individually, hence they travel alone in their own jump bubble.

I guess they make their own jump rolls, and hence misjump individually.