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by BigDogsRunning
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jump stations to charge Zuchai crystals
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Jump stations to charge Zuchai crystals

I don't how long the capacitors can hold a jump charge. It was inferred that it was a very short time once it full capacity. And a ship without a 100% charge couldn't initiate a jump. The issue with a charging station is that the ship making the jump would have to get 100D away from the station and...
by BigDogsRunning
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jump stations to charge Zuchai crystals
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Jump stations to charge Zuchai crystals

If hydrogen filled "jump bubbles" isn't canon, could you have stations at the 100d point to charge ships zuchai crystals with enough power at the correct power signature for jump, and have ships so powered jump without requiring a bunch of internal tankage for Jump Fuel? MGT v1 changed the jump tec...
by BigDogsRunning
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jump stations to charge Zuchai crystals
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Jump stations to charge Zuchai crystals

If hydrogen filled "jump bubbles" isn't canon, could you have stations at the 100d point to charge ships zuchai crystals with enough power at the correct power signature for jump, and have ships so powered jump without requiring a bunch of internal tankage for Jump Fuel? Follow-on issues: Seems like...
by BigDogsRunning
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Metallic Hydrogen
Replies: 16
Views: 195

Re: Metallic Hydrogen

There is no hydrogen filled jump bubble. The writers of T4 misunderstood what was written in DGP's MR Starship Operators Manual and Mongoose have compounded this bit of fanon. A collector powered jump drive requires no hydrogen, an antimatter power plant only requires matter/antimatter - could be h...
by BigDogsRunning
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Metallic Hydrogen
Replies: 16
Views: 195

Re: Metallic Hydrogen

Claims of metallic hydrogen being made were announced Jan 26 2017. However, a month later the equipment broke and the samples were "lost" (which is like the science world's excuse of "my dog ate my homework, but I did it!"). Since then there's been a lot of scrutiny if metallic hydrogen had been tr...
by BigDogsRunning
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Metallic Hydrogen
Replies: 16
Views: 195

Metallic Hydrogen

I recall seeing something back in my CT days regarding "super-refined fuel" I don't remember where it was, I've gone looking for it. But, recently they have discovered that metallic hydrogen can be manufactured, and might be stable at room temperatures. What do you think about higher TL fuel process...
by BigDogsRunning
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: More Free Trader
Replies: 20
Views: 965

Re: More Free Trader

ShawnDriscoll wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:20 am
BigDogsRunning wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:57 pm
Nice!
Thanks. Here's another.

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Ooooh, do want. :)
by BigDogsRunning
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How close are orbital starports?
Replies: 81
Views: 2314

Re: How close are orbital starports?

I would argue that it isn't the vagaries of where an astrogator chooses to arrive in a system, so much as the unpredictability of jump durations. Given that each starport has a predictable orbital period, shouldn't the location of each starport be predictable at any given moment, too? Seems to me t...
by BigDogsRunning
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: More Free Trader
Replies: 20
Views: 965

Re: More Free Trader

Nice!
by BigDogsRunning
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How close are orbital starports?
Replies: 81
Views: 2314

Re: How close are orbital starports?

LIkely the Express Spaceports would be owned and operated by particular passenger lines. there wouldn't be any need for random freighters to stop there, they would likely have facilities to support ships of their line. Like a Greyhound bus station. independent tour buses don't pull in there to fuel...
by BigDogsRunning
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How close are orbital starports?
Replies: 81
Views: 2314

Re: How close are orbital starports?

. . . One could call such a facility and express spaceport. . . . Yeah Buddy! You are right on target, and those are great details! New components assimilated, now officially part of MTU. :D I'm flattered, and glad the idea is useful. I would add the express spaceports are uncommon, and restricted ...
by BigDogsRunning
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Orbital Belts
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: Orbital Belts

Condottiere wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:45 pm
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A minor race trapped into an unending existential struggle, in a zero sum resources game.
But, on the gripping hand...
by BigDogsRunning
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Orbital Belts
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: Orbital Belts

Found it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMbI6sk-62E Thanks Sigtrygg! This is my new favorite guy! I'm in the process of watching all of his earlier stuff, and checking out his writings as well. Amazing! It looks like orbital rings, and other dynamic structures, make a lot of sense even at low tec...
by BigDogsRunning
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Orbital Belts
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: Orbital Belts

PsiTraveller wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:36 am
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fountains_of_Paradise

At the end of the book the several different beanstalks that have been built all connect to the circumterra orbital.

Now THAT orbital would be able to mount a lot of bays and turrets.
I'm in, I'll take two! :D
by BigDogsRunning
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tyr: Last Stand in the Dustbelt
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Tyr: Last Stand in the Dustbelt

Nice!
by BigDogsRunning
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How close are orbital starports?
Replies: 81
Views: 2314

Re: How close are orbital starports?

Just need to remember that in the habitable zone, you wouldn't be able to jump on the star facing side of the planet as it would be in the stars 100d limit. I think the habitable zone is larger than that, but the Sun's 100D limit in our system would be at 86.4 million miles from the sun, or about a...
by BigDogsRunning
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Orbital Belts
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: Orbital Belts

Try closer to 2,600 dTons figuring on 45ft containers... In general ports in the US move around 45 million TEU equivalents per year. in rough Traveller terms that would be 180 million dTons of cargo for the USA alone. From that number one could say a worlds volume per year is one half of the Popula...
by BigDogsRunning
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Suggested prices and ways of disciplining
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: Suggested prices and ways of disciplining

The character was born on the planet B3K, where she was sold by her parents to the Wife Bank. During her initial years Zev was raised by computers that taught her to become a perfect wife. As a result, the character became overweight and was rejected by her bridegroom.[4] Zev was then sentenced to ...
by BigDogsRunning
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Orbital Belts
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: Orbital Belts

After a certain tonnage, ship and space stations become mega plot devices. They are as, or more, numerous as adventure scale vehicles but are very seldom interacted with. When was the last time players needed to board a mega-freighter? Gigantic stations get mapped more like a terrestrial city and t...
by BigDogsRunning
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Orbital Belts
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: Orbital Belts

It's probably cheaper to use experimental variants of manoeuvre and/or lifter drives. That is a simple, hand-wavium solution for the game mechanics of it. I'm looking more at the non-mechanical aspects of universe building, why. Once I've got the why, the how usually follows pretty readily. The poi...