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by Tom Kalbfus
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 312
Views: 25999

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

Spelljammer can be considered much further fantasy than Starfinder. Starfinder has elements of science while spelljammer is magic sailing ships in the ether between fantasy worlds. I sometimes wonder if the Spelljammer reality was overwritten by the gods replaced by the Starfinder reality. Stars ha...
by Tom Kalbfus
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 312
Views: 25999

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

Just wondering, does Spelljammer compete with Traveller? Starfinder is as much science fiction as is Spelljammer, they are both fantasy settings just on different levels.
by Tom Kalbfus
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Universe vs Star Wars vs Star Trek Tech ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1975

Re: Traveller Universe vs Star Wars vs Star Trek Tech ?

" personal combat was kind of broken, not so much because the rules were faulty as because the Star Trek setting didn't really allow consistent rules." Problem with making an RPG from various media sources s they don't fallow consistency even if they have a bible. RPG creators must look at the mate...
by Tom Kalbfus
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Universe vs Star Wars vs Star Trek Tech ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1975

Re: Traveller Universe vs Star Wars vs Star Trek Tech ?

TrippyHippy wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:50 am
Does Star Wars really have tech levels? Some planets are more developed than others in terms of population levels, it seems, but they all seem to use the same technology regardless.
Do the Ewoks count?
by Tom Kalbfus
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Galaxy
Replies: 53
Views: 8626

Re: World War II Galaxy

Here is my latest iteration of the World War II fighter
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This one has a hyperdrive that consumes fuel so the range is limited.
by Tom Kalbfus
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Borderland Run and Mission to Mithril in Print!
Replies: 2
Views: 3568

Re: Borderland Run and Mission to Mithril in Print!

Just as an aside, how is it that you can have a border in Traveller when you have the Jump Drive, you can jump parsecs past the border from the Third Imperium to the Solomani Sphere, the Solomani can't intercept you starship, the first time they see you is when you drop out of Jump at the 100 diamet...
by Tom Kalbfus
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Hyperdrive minimum jump distances
Replies: 1
Views: 693

Re: World War II Hyperdrive minimum jump distances

Here is the table for the minimum distances before the hyperdrive can be activated: https://orig00.deviantart.net/7e21/f/2018/292/7/d/world_travel_times_to_ftl_distance_by_thomasbowman767-dcpvdmd.png This assumes the ship starts on the planet's surface and then accelerates at the indicated number of...
by Tom Kalbfus
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Hyperdrive minimum jump distances
Replies: 1
Views: 693

World War II Hyperdrive minimum jump distances

https://orig00.deviantart.net/5c24/f/2018/291/d/a/hyperdrive_minimum_jump_distance_by_thomasbowman767-dcpqymy.png I'm developing the hyperdrive for my World War II Galaxy setting, but it could also be used in other settings of your choosing. Since I don't want ships just to make hyperdrive jumps fr...
by Tom Kalbfus
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Galaxy
Replies: 53
Views: 8626

Re: World War II Galaxy

For some inspiration, try looking at Iron Sky if only for the spaceships. Yep, mine is a more serious treatment of them however, the Nazis in this setting are just as evil as in actual history. Basically here I am working on hardware. I've updated the sheet for the fighter in my previous post. Ther...
by Tom Kalbfus
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Galaxy
Replies: 53
Views: 8626

Re: World War II Galaxy

Here is a write-up of a German single seat fighter.
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by Tom Kalbfus
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Galaxy
Replies: 53
Views: 8626

Re: World War II Galaxy (antimatter)

I'm treating the antimatter bomb as an analog to the fission bomb developed in the Manhattan project, along with that comes the antimatter reactor, which is basically a means of obtaining useful energy through the controlled annihilation of matter with antimatter, a bomb is somewhat easier to make, ...
by Tom Kalbfus
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Galaxy
Replies: 53
Views: 8626

Re: World War II Galaxy

I already did some work on World War II. and I don't want to change the setting and throw out all of that work. It is weird enough that its happening in space, adding another twist where the Germans have already won, just makes it more confusing, plus I don't know what weapon systems would be develo...
by Tom Kalbfus
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Galaxy
Replies: 53
Views: 8626

Re: World War II Galaxy

Hi Tom, Re my comment on TL 12, I meant to say TL 12 is a minimum, and certainly expect to see higher TLs. Re German Civil War - it's the focus of my current solo miniatures gaming project which I'd like to port over somehow. It's assuming an alternative history timeline wherein Germany was victori...
by Tom Kalbfus
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Galaxy
Replies: 53
Views: 8626

Re: World War II Galaxy

Focke-Wulf TL Tons Cost hull hull points = 13; -30.282 Cr 1,514,100 streamlined Cr 302,820 Chrystaliron armor = +1 0.378525 Cr 75,705 heat shielding Cr 3,028,200 radiation shielding Cr 757,050 reflect armor = +3 vs lasers Cr 3,028,200 maneuver 4 power = -12.1128 1.21128 Cr 2,422,560 hyperdrive 2 po...
by Tom Kalbfus
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Galaxy
Replies: 53
Views: 8626

Re: World War II Galaxy

Hi Tom, I like the idea of WW2G (WW II Galaxy) being somehow co-existent with the OTU Third Imperium Setting and Tech, but somewhat isolated from the mainstream of the OTU. For me though the most important element is to use the "look" of WWII equipment and uniforms but in a space setting. Overall t...
by Tom Kalbfus
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Galaxy
Replies: 53
Views: 8626

Re: World War II Galaxy

Sort of what I envision for the "Spacification" of WW II Aircraft - example, Spitfire to Jetfire :-) https://hushkit.net/2012/06/27/the-ultimate-what-if-the-supermarine-jetfire/ https://hushkit.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/jetfire1.jpg Sure, there are some differences of course. one idea is to inser...
by Tom Kalbfus
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Galaxy
Replies: 53
Views: 8626

Re: World War II Galaxy

So this means ground vehicles, both soft and armored fighting vehicles, will be grav equivalents and energy equivalent weapons? Panzers and Shermans mounting laser cannons and autocannons? Space capable fighters launched from orbiting carriers for air superiority and ground support followed by troo...
by Tom Kalbfus
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Galaxy
Replies: 53
Views: 8626

Re: World War II Galaxy

Here is my list so far Fock-Wulf Fw 190 : 30.28 tons Henkel He 112 : 26.7 tons North American P-51 Mustang : 38 tons Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen (Zero) : 24.8 tons Spitfire LF Mke : 30.5 tons Super Marine Seafire XV : 34.3 tons Curtis P-40 Warhawk : 36.6 tons LaGG-3 series66 : 17.5 tons I just thought I...
by Tom Kalbfus
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Galaxy
Replies: 53
Views: 8626

Re: World War II Galaxy

Here is my list so far
Fock-Wulf Fw 190: 30.28 tons
Henkel He 112: 26.7 tons
North American P-51 Mustang: 38 tons
Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen (Zero): 24.8 tons
Spitfire LF Mke: 30.5 tons
Super Marine Seafire XV: 34.3 tons
Curtis P-40 Warhawk: 36.6 tons
LaGG-3 series66: 17.5 tons
by Tom Kalbfus
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Galaxy
Replies: 53
Views: 8626

Re: World War II Galaxy

Hi Tom, Any further developments with your World War II Galaxy setting ? Thanks ! Gary I haven't worked on it in a while. Basically its a pseudo-Star Wars campaign, with Hitler replacing Emperor Palpatine. I did the work on another computer, which is now broken, but I posted everything here. I was ...