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by AnotherDilbert
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New to Traveller... questions
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: New to Traveller... questions

If an event leads to prison (example encounter: Event 8 in Merchant), do you still roll Mustering Out Benefits for Merchant? Yes? Just follow the insructions in the Event/Mishap. I roll Mustering Out for each career as it is finished. Do you lose previous Benefits and/or items gained from Events wh...
by AnotherDilbert
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Grappling Question
Replies: 10
Views: 150

Re: Grappling Question

So Mr. McGrabby would be able to use successful checks to keep holding on until the opponent won a check and chose an outcome that breaks the grapple, but he wouldn't be able to do anything else (like damage) during that time. I don't believe that is intended, the last option is just a catch-all so...
by AnotherDilbert
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Expanded Ship Criticals?
Replies: 16
Views: 244

Re: Expanded Ship Criticals?

The original source says: Decompression: Starships (and non-starships) depressurize their interiors before combat whenever possible; the passengers and crew resorting to vacc suits for safety and comfort. This procedure minimizes the danger due to explosive decompression as a battle result. In some ...
by AnotherDilbert
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Expanded Ship Criticals?
Replies: 16
Views: 244

Re: Expanded Ship Criticals?

From earlier editions ships are expected to depressurise before combat, hence no problems with explosive decompression or fires.
by AnotherDilbert
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Stations
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: Space Stations

In the Imperium which build and controls the vast majority of starports, standardization is the key with variation due to local conditions. Starports and space stations might have been standardised 500 or 1000 years ago when they were built (even if I doubt it), but they will have grown apart since...
by AnotherDilbert
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Stations
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: Space Stations

My spreadsheet can handle space stations: http://forum.mongoosepublishing.com/viewtopic.php?p=930314#p930314 You can still use jump drives and all ship's systems, but e.g. M-drives, bridges, etc. are station specific. Residential Zones can be found in accommodation options. Shipyards can be found as...
by AnotherDilbert
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Stations
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: Space Stations

There are thousands of different worlds with potentially many space stations each: Why would everyone be the same? Flammarion is low pop so mostly through traffic between the District and the Imperium, so perhaps a large high port and a small low port? Flammarion has a class A starport, a small navy...
by AnotherDilbert
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: maneuver drives no fuel?
Replies: 30
Views: 515

Re: maneuver drives no fuel?

Sigtrygg wrote: FF&S for T4 clarified that you could stack acceleration compensators to achieve whatever mitigation you require.
It's an optional rule in CSC, not FF&S, but OK once the cat is out of the bag...
by AnotherDilbert
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 632
Views: 152275

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Condottiere wrote: "Kharkovchanka" - The Colossal Soviet Antarctic Cruisers
That is, as far as I can see, just a repurposed T-54 chassis with a civilian superstructure.

At, very approximately, 3 m × 4 m × 7 m = 84 m³ ≈ 6 Dton it is about as large as a standard Traveller ATV.
by AnotherDilbert
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: maneuver drives no fuel?
Replies: 30
Views: 515

Re: maneuver drives no fuel?

I vote for M-Drive generated field-effect inertia sump <waves hands frantically in all possible directions> There is no need for magic handwaving. If we have artificial gravity, we have all the technology we need to build "inertial compensators". Just set up an artificial gravity field in the ship ...
by AnotherDilbert
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: maneuver drives no fuel?
Replies: 30
Views: 515

Re: maneuver drives no fuel?

I was under the impression when MgT (and T5) made higher g engines, compensators followed. That is generally assumed, at least by me, but not mentioned in the MgT Core rules at all. High-G drives would be rather unusable without it... In T5 Inertial Compensators comes free with any gravitic drive, ...
by AnotherDilbert
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Altering Ships
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Altering Ships

CT Trillion Credit Squadron and MgT1 Trillion Credit Squadron has procedures for refitting ships, but not nearly to the level of hatches.


An extra hatch should be simple; let a shipyard charge a few thousand Cr for a few days work?
by AnotherDilbert
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: maneuver drives no fuel?
Replies: 30
Views: 515

Re: maneuver drives no fuel?

Maneuver inherently includes inertial compensation as part of its gravitic technology. CT to T4 explicitly made Inertial Compensators a separate system, using artificial gravity. See e.g. T4: Artificial Gravity & G Compensation Artificial gravity inertial compensators create an artificial gravity f...
by AnotherDilbert
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: maneuver drives no fuel?
Replies: 30
Views: 515

Re: maneuver drives no fuel?

In the real world, things like thrust don’t always have a linear relationship with mass/size of the system producing them. Adding more engines, for example, doesn’t increase speed in a linear fashion. In-atmosphere top speed is limited by friction, there are no such limits in space, at least not at...
by AnotherDilbert
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: maneuver drives no fuel?
Replies: 30
Views: 515

Re: maneuver drives no fuel?

I wouldn't try and use real physics to try and describe/explain the magic reaction drives of MgT anymore than real physics to describe/explain the magic reactionless gravitic maneuver drive. How the thrust is produced is "unclear" (i.e. magical), but how it is applied is simple Newton, e.g. see the...
by AnotherDilbert
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: maneuver drives no fuel?
Replies: 30
Views: 515

Re: maneuver drives no fuel?

Ursus Maior wrote: I'm just not used to space and atmospheres change a lot of things.
Agreed, aerodynamics and hydrodynamics are much more complicated. Spacecraft are simple in comparison...
by AnotherDilbert
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: maneuver drives no fuel?
Replies: 30
Views: 515

Re: maneuver drives no fuel?

Ursus Maior wrote: What I find strange is that r-drives and high-burn thrusters from the current Highguard increase in size linearly and not exponentially.
Why? There is nothing non-linear about Newton's second: F = ma.

Apply twice the thrust, you get twice the acceleration. Simple enough?
by AnotherDilbert
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Passage aboard a Ship & TAS Membership
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Passage aboard a Ship & TAS Membership

Note that this leaves a potentially very profitable niche.

Take something like this ship:
1000 Dt, J-6, M-2, 12 High Passengers, MCr 420:
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Find a couple of HiPop world at J-6 distance, jump back and forth making several MCr per jump...
by AnotherDilbert
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Official Traveller Core Rulebook Update
Replies: 22
Views: 1669

Re: Official Traveller Core Rulebook Update

Agreed, I redownloaded the file from DriveThru and it is downloaded as "travupdate.pdf" timestamped now, so disregard any timestamps I used earlier.


I must have renamed the file to keep track of when the update was released and forgotten about it (it was several days ago...)
by AnotherDilbert
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Official Traveller Core Rulebook Update
Replies: 22
Views: 1669

Re: Official Traveller Core Rulebook Update

I am now wondering whether Drivethru is packaging PDFs a bit differently, because those are both the same file... They are repackaging the pdf to watermark it with order number, but that should not change the metadata? At a glance the files look identical. You said the file should be named "2020", ...