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by AnotherDilbert
Fri May 26, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gas giant refuelling
Replies: 19
Views: 185

Re: Gas giant refuelling

The 400t SDB from the original Traders and Gunboats had nuclear missiles and a fairly decent computer for a TL12 ship. If you were not able to use agility while refuelling then your ships could be vulnerable to nuclear missiles. However, the specifics were never ruled in depth - I don't think eithe...
by AnotherDilbert
Fri May 26, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [HG 2e] Aerofins and streamlining
Replies: 43
Views: 640

Re: [HG 2e] Aerofins and streamlining

If you jump off the Empire State building, all things being equal, you go straight down. "straight down" is a very relative concept in a rotating system. As soon as you step off the building you are technically in orbit around the Earth, though a highly elliptical orbit intersecting the Earth. Fall...
by AnotherDilbert
Fri May 26, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gas giant refuelling
Replies: 19
Views: 185

Re: Gas giant refuelling

phavoc wrote: ... 400ton SDB's ...
SDB can be much larger with better armament than a few turrets. "Boat" just means no jump drive.
by AnotherDilbert
Fri May 26, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gas giant refuelling
Replies: 19
Views: 185

Re: Gas giant refuelling

And, to the best of my knowledge no version of Traveller has specified how long it takes to fill your tanks. To skim a gas giant for starship fuel: Routine, Pilot, Navigation, 1 hour (hazardous). MT Imperial Enc, p88. Task duration is 3D × 1 h, so average duration is about 10 h. In order to refuel ...
by AnotherDilbert
Fri May 26, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gas giant refuelling
Replies: 19
Views: 185

Re: Gas giant refuelling

Don't go so deep into the atmosphere. At higher altitude you will find lower pressure, so less air resistance, and lower gravity, so lower escape velocity.
by AnotherDilbert
Fri May 26, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard - Errors?
Replies: 105
Views: 3772

Re: High Guard - Errors?

Yes.

Note that we also divide Hull points by 10.

The Gazelle is a very light unit in the fleet system, it is probably best used in squadrons.
by AnotherDilbert
Fri May 26, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [HG 2e] Aerofins and streamlining
Replies: 43
Views: 640

Re: [HG 2e] Aerofins and streamlining

What I've been thinking of is how a ship with CG would descend to the surface, given that it can bleed off speed very easily without atmospheric breaking it should in theory, be possible to descend like an elevator. It may not be desireable to do so but I wasn't thinking of that just yet. anti-grav...
by AnotherDilbert
Thu May 25, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starship Hull design
Replies: 64
Views: 970

Re: Starship Hull design

A, say, 100 kT space station will cost billions to build and millions to transport. Build it at the cheapest shipyard and transport it to where it is needed, the transport costs will be a small fraction of the total cost. At least the Navy has tenders that can jump hundreds of thousands of dTons (da...
by AnotherDilbert
Tue May 23, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Traveller Traveller creation
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: New Traveller Traveller creation

1: You always have a Rank. You start at Rank 0, unless you start at officer rank 1. You begin at Rank 0 in a new career. 2. p16 says you get both, the flowchart says you only get basic training, so I guess it is up to the Referee. I allow both a roll and basic training. 3. Even with a Mishap you con...
by AnotherDilbert
Tue May 23, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions about the character creation
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Questions about the character creation

Would this mean that I have now: Pilot (specialization) 1 Pilot (small craft) 1 and if I decided for Pilot (small craft) in my first roll, I would have now "Pilot (small craft) 2"? Yes. 2) I got a character into the Agent-career and rolled the event where I roll on the Rogue or Citizen-event table....
by AnotherDilbert
Fri May 19, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hardened Systems, Highguard 2e
Replies: 18
Views: 431

Re: Hardened Systems, Highguard 2e

No. LBB5 High Guard definitely had /fib computer variants, which were hardened against radiation damage done by particle accelerators, meson guns or nuclear missiles. /fib computers were larger and more expensive than their standard counterparts. Certainly there were fiberoptic computers, but there...
by AnotherDilbert
Fri May 19, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Modding (or managing) Combat
Replies: 19
Views: 345

Re: Modding (or managing) Combat

I guess I'm thinking more of the variance of it. Knowing that a hard fight is a hard fight, but that they probably won't be hurt beyond what can be healed fully, and that easier fights are unlikely to result in more than mild or occasionally serious injury... but preferably without having them face...
by AnotherDilbert
Fri May 19, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Modding (or managing) Combat
Replies: 19
Views: 345

Re: Modding (or managing) Combat

If by heroic you mean invincible and invulnerable player characters, let them fight Keystone Kops with bad weapons and skills, perhaps with an extra negative DM. Some character will occasionally be hurt as a reminder of their mortality, but they will win their combats and perhaps be happy?
by AnotherDilbert
Wed May 17, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ortillery
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Ortillery

RAW they are just a type of missile, so no special restrictions.

Ortillery Torpedo: Like its smaller missile counterpart, this torpedo is designed to be launched from orbit
This might be a hint.
by AnotherDilbert
Wed May 17, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [HG 2e] Docking space cost
Replies: 21
Views: 485

Re: [HG 2e] Docking space cost

I see your point but don't agree with it. Docking space seems disproportionately expensive to me. I want to know what a docking space gets you over a cargo space? Full hangers I get, they make sense, docking space not so much. If cost is a factor, use a Docking Clamp. A Docking Space is a luxury to...
by AnotherDilbert
Tue May 16, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard heat shielding
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: High Guard heat shielding

Crystaliron is iron grown with perfect crystal structure and carefully controlled quantities of impurities for maximum toughness and hardness. Superdense armor has had its electron structure partially collapsed (as occurs to a much greater degree in white dwarf stars), increasing its density and st...
by AnotherDilbert
Tue May 16, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Strend
Replies: 19
Views: 414

Re: Strend

Traveller wiki says:
Strend/Menorial (Trojan Reach 0505)
Classic Era (1115) B436AFB-E
by AnotherDilbert
Tue May 16, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard 2e Turret and Ammo
Replies: 56
Views: 1273

Re: High Guard 2e Turret and Ammo

Fixed Mounts have even more "sufficiently advanced technology". They take no space whatsoever inside the ship.
by AnotherDilbert
Tue May 16, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [HG 2e] Docking space cost
Replies: 21
Views: 485

Re: [HG 2e] Docking space cost

Now, a full hanger costs MCr0.2 per ton, yeah, weird huh? Less than a docking space... The Full Hangar is slightly cheaper per dTon, but it is larger, so it is more expensive per craft. E.g.: A 10 dT craft requires a 13 dT Docking Space for MCr 3.25 or a 20 dT Full Hangar for MCr 4. So, a Full Hang...
by AnotherDilbert
Tue May 16, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [HG 2e] Docking space cost
Replies: 21
Views: 485

Re: [HG 2e] Docking space cost

Additional Airlock ... Larger airlocks can be used for cargo bays. You can add cargo air locks or turn the entire cargo hold into it if you so desire. By implication it is not default. Reasonably you can open the cargo hatches in vacuum, but there is no guarantee you can re-pressurise quickly or ea...