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by Hakkonen
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Players and their armor.
Replies: 40
Views: 840

Re: Players and their armor.

What if your character is a witness to a mob hit, and you testified in court and now the mob wants you dead, and you ask for permission to wear heavy armor, and the police say no, we'll protect you, but you suspect some of those cops are being paid off by the mob, and you don't trust them to protec...
by Hakkonen
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Players and their armor.
Replies: 40
Views: 840

Re: Players and their armor.

What if your character is a witness to a mob hit, and you testified in court and now the mob wants you dead, and you ask for permission to wear heavy armor, and the police say no, we'll protect you, but you suspect some of those cops are being paid off by the mob, and you don't trust them to protec...
by Hakkonen
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lab Ship
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: Lab Ship

Or you could change the plan and go for an exploration campaign.
by Hakkonen
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What tech level are these?
Replies: 16
Views: 358

Re: What tech level are these?

No. No, it is not. All those ships still had to be built. I'm going to attribute this to posting while sleepy. Anyway, you don't have two timeships or two crews, you have one timeship, temporally displaced. The ship that has not yet traveled must now travel, in order to become the ship that travele...
by Hakkonen
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What tech level are these?
Replies: 16
Views: 358

Re: What tech level are these?

Actually a Time Drive could be a replicator. A time ship is programmed to go back in time 1 round unless 999 identical time ships suddenly appear and if it sees 999 identicakl timeships suddenly appear from the future, it doesn't go back in time and now you have 1000 time ships. That is a replicato...
by Hakkonen
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What tech level are these?
Replies: 16
Views: 358

Re: What tech level are these?

Stargates are TL "Plot Device." In the show, they're Ancient technology which (IIRC) even the Asgard can't replicate.

I would be extremely leery of allowing replicators. They destroy the economy.
by Hakkonen
Mon May 14, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ringworld setting: A world without spaceships
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Ringworld setting: A world without spaceships

Two things. Well, three. The first two are SENTENCES and PARAGRAPHS. Walls of text are not reader-friendly. convert one astronomical unit into Solar radii. An Astronomical Unit is 93,000,000 miles, divide 432,376 by this number and we get 0.0046492043 The third is that you desperately need to check ...
by Hakkonen
Sun May 13, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ringworld setting: A world without spaceships
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Ringworld setting: A world without spaceships

Tom Kalbfus wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 5:42 am
I think the propulsion systems should be kept as real and as close to real physics as possible
...but you're fine with having a megastructure that cannot be built with any known material. OK.
by Hakkonen
Sun May 13, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why is there a Jump Fuel requirement?
Replies: 34
Views: 895

Re: Why is there a Jump Fuel requirement?

I think the propulsion systems should be kept as real and as close to real physics as possible If I disagreed with this statement any more strongly, the force of my vehemence would awaken the frost giants and bring about Ragnarok. Traveller (and, indeed, virtually all science fiction) doesn't need ...
by Hakkonen
Sun May 13, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why is there a Jump Fuel requirement?
Replies: 34
Views: 895

Re: Why is there a Jump Fuel requirement?

Mongoose Traveller is the only version to suggest that a portion of the fuel is used to maintain a bubble of hydrogen around the jumping ship while in jump space - this is a fanon concept from years ago that has somehow been adopted and is not in T5 nor MWM's definitive Jumpspace article in JTAS 24...
by Hakkonen
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Star Princess-class
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: Star Princess-class

Reducing the armor from 5 to 3, swapping the drives from M1 and J3 to M2 and J2, and scrapping the high staterooms brings my cargo capacity up to 197.8 tons from 131.

Side note: the cargo crane calculations are needlessly awkward. 2.5 tons plus 0.5 tons per 150 tons of cargo space? Really?
by Hakkonen
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Star Princess-class
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Star Princess-class

Star Princess class Hull: 1000 tons, sphere Armor: Crystaliron, 5 M-drive: Thrust 1 J-drive: Jump 3 Fuel: 4 weeks operation, J-3 Bridge w/ holographic controls, 20 tons Computer/20 Sensors: Improved Weapons: Triple beam laser turret x2 Systems: Fuel scoops, fuel processor (60 tons/day), 66 tons dock...
by Hakkonen
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Cargo crane & loading belt
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Cargo crane & loading belt

Please see the entries in High Guard, pgs. 39 and 40.

How do these two pieces of equipment interact? Does one obviate the other? Additional details would be appreciated.
by Hakkonen
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: My Great Rift boxed set arrived!
Replies: 0
Views: 332

My Great Rift boxed set arrived!

It's extremely swanky, and Islands in the Rift (the only adventure I've had time to read) looks like fun.
by Hakkonen
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Some Ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 711

Re: Some Ideas

Let me ask you this: what narrative purpose does this "Uber Empire" serve in your campaign? Because it sounds a great deal like a Mary Sue GMPC that's never allowed to lose, and that's not going to be much fun for your players.
by Hakkonen
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 3 things
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: 3 things

1) What do you mean, "a version?" I'm not familiar with the Star Ray, specifically, but 200 tons is either a very heavy fighter or an armed courier (not even a frigate). Something 22 times that size won't be "a version" of it, it'll be a completely different beast. 2) No one says humans evolved from...
by Hakkonen
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: PCs as instructors
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: PCs as instructors

Why two levels higher?
by Hakkonen
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: PCs as instructors
Replies: 11
Views: 473

PCs as instructors

Is there a rule for PCs teaching each other? As in, can a PC instructor give a bonus on another's training EDU check?
by Hakkonen
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Advanced drive technology: fiveskip
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Advanced drive technology: fiveskip

I based this on the FTL drive described in one of my favorite space operas. Extra credit if you can identify the work without Google. 8) Fiveskip The fiveskip accesses a different spatial domain than standard jump drives: fivespace, a five-dimensional volume that enables FTL travel in the same manne...
by Hakkonen
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is it enough medics?
Replies: 13
Views: 458

Re: Is it enough medics?

Double-checked my figures and they're all wrong and while I can't remember exactly the minimum number of medical personel on 1 of their ships is, by both royal and government degree, at least 6 out of every 100 onboard personnel have to have had medical training equivalent to A Medic DM of at least...