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by Linwood
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Black Gate Interview
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Black Gate Interview

Great interview!

Just getting that on record before the questions start flooding in....
by Linwood
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: want scifi data crystals? microsoft have a glass storage wafer
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: want scifi data crystals? microsoft have a glass storage wafer

Hopefully it’s a SiO crystal. Ordinary glass can flow over long periods of time...
by Linwood
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: ship rental - costs and problems. Do we break char gen if ships are too easy to get?
Replies: 14
Views: 245

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

I doubt rentals would come with weaponry. Certainly not missiles.
by Linwood
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 110
Views: 5458

Re: Deepnight Revelation

Darn Grandfather shuffling the deck again.... :D
by Linwood
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 110
Views: 5458

Re: Deepnight Revelation

Colonist background?
by Linwood
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Could species be allergic to each other?
Replies: 13
Views: 273

Re: Could species be allergic to each other?

It is even different between play groups. The group I've played with for years are "manly men" and would disdain any reference to intimate relationships with "furries". They would never ever play a female character, and they think I do most of the time (over the years about 10% of my characters hav...
by Linwood
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Could species be allergic to each other?
Replies: 13
Views: 273

Re: Could species be allergic to each other?

I agree with your assumption on cross-species relations - like today some worlds / cultures will be open and accepting, others virulently opposed, and the rest scattered across the continuum in between. Those feelings could be based on tradition / past history, cultural / religious biases, perceived...
by Linwood
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Invention of Synchronised Jumps
Replies: 31
Views: 607

Re: Invention of Synchronised Jumps

AnotherDilbert wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:00 pm


A small ship has a diameter of perhaps 15 m, 100D would be 1500 m. At normal ship's speeds that is a fraction of a second to react.

That seems - really close. How close can two ships with jump drives activating get before the drives interfere with each other?
by Linwood
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What happens if 2 black globes touch?
Replies: 51
Views: 773

Re: What happens if 2 black globes touch?

I am beginning to think the true strategic purpose of a BGG is to induce confusion and chaos in the minds of your enemies as they try to figure how it works and what it can do....
by Linwood
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:44 am
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.
by Linwood
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What happens if 2 black globes touch?
Replies: 51
Views: 773

Re: What happens if 2 black globes touch?

Different effects with White Globes?
by Linwood
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard...Flattened Sphere Hull?
Replies: 29
Views: 856

Re: High Guard...Flattened Sphere Hull?

Egg-xactly!!! :D
by Linwood
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation - Kickstarter, Nov 1st, 10am GMT
Replies: 25
Views: 1524

Re: Deepnight Revelation - Kickstarter, Nov 1st, 10am GMT

Just got an email from GDW promoting this Kickstarter!
by Linwood
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard...Flattened Sphere Hull?
Replies: 29
Views: 856

Re: High Guard...Flattened Sphere Hull?

All you really need is a landing platform that looks like a golf tee.... :D
by Linwood
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard design options on standard ships
Replies: 18
Views: 371

Re: High Guard design options on standard ships

. It seems to me that there is an untapped market here for a "Merchant Ships of the Imperium" supplement (to start with). Also, where are the in-system traders? Those ships that ply the routes between colonies, stations and such? All we see are basically jump-capable ships. You and I are on the sam...
by Linwood
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard design options on standard ships
Replies: 18
Views: 371

Re: High Guard design options on standard ships

I don’t see why not. In fact I’d love to see a range of “standard” designs incorporating some of the HG options. Or maybe an options list for each standard design - “Free Trader with Decreased Fuel Usage costs X MCr more but requires Y less dtons fuel, reducing weekly operating costs by Z KCr.” Kind...
by Linwood
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard...Flattened Sphere Hull?
Replies: 29
Views: 856

Re: High Guard...Flattened Sphere Hull?

This suggest the liquid metal in the “bubble” will solidify in the fully-annealed state - so likely peak ductility but lower hardness and tensile strength. That may not be an ideal condition for structural hull elements.
by Linwood
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard...Flattened Sphere Hull?
Replies: 29
Views: 856

Re: High Guard...Flattened Sphere Hull?

Hmmm.... What about outgassing? Won’t that turn the surface of the bubble porous as metal boils away in vacuum?

Also wondering about cooling - specifically cooling too fast. Will metals cool faster in a coolant media (water, oil, etc.) or in vacuum?
by Linwood
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Art]Patrol Cruisers under fire
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: [Art]Patrol Cruisers under fire

Cool!
by Linwood
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How long can a person survive in a low berth?
Replies: 34
Views: 1317

Re: How long can a person survive in a low berth?

CROATOAN....