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by BigDogsRunning
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Updated Release Schedule
Replies: 18
Views: 992

Re: Updated Release Schedule

We've got the packing materials in (we did a test where we basically played football with a set round the office - Drinax emerged unscathed). No books have arrived in the UK yet, though those in the US have started shipping today. Expecting to see the UK ones, if not tomorrow, then likely Tuesday. ...
by BigDogsRunning
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fusion Power Plants
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: Fusion Power Plants

I've always seen Traveller Fusion as hot fusion, using high-efficiency MHD turbines to generate power. In all probability, several different strategies could be used to capture energy. It could also use some sort of Peltier device, to pull more power out, and some sort of high-efficiency converter, ...
by BigDogsRunning
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Electronic banking & currency
Replies: 28
Views: 596

Re: Electronic banking & currency

A large portion of the X-Boat carried data would be banking data. The amounts of data that is indicated to be moved around are massive, requiring large specialized computers and sophisticated high speed communications arrays to be able to move the data from ship to planet, and back again. The equipm...
by BigDogsRunning
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Station network
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Station network

Check out Isaac Arthur's video on orbital rings, and some of his other stuff.

https://youtu.be/LMbI6sk-62E
by BigDogsRunning
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Nuts and bolts of the Imperium (gov't - how it works)
Replies: 52
Views: 722

Re: Nuts and bolts of the Imperium (gov't - how it works)

It also depends on whether the appointee adopts a stand offish attitude, gets fully integrated into the power structures of the locality, or is picked out from said power structures. I agree with and run MTU similarly to several of the people in this thread. The "ruling" of an individual planet is ...
by BigDogsRunning
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Common Areas vs. Stateroom tonnage
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Common Areas vs. Stateroom tonnage

If I remember correctly common area space is added separately in the High Guard rules. Don’t have the rules in front of me but I think there was a recommended minimum allowance. How much depends on the ship’s purpose or mission. Luxury liners should have lots of common area, tramp freighters not so...
by BigDogsRunning
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Common Areas vs. Stateroom tonnage
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Common Areas vs. Stateroom tonnage

What ratio of additional common areas to staterooms comprises what level of roominess?

Are the common areas no longer included in the stateroom tonnage? What if you go with the more luxurious staterooms?

Civilian designs vs Military designs

Any thoughts?
by BigDogsRunning
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Inaccurate Jumps in Traveller
Replies: 40
Views: 811

Re: Inaccurate Jumps in Traveller

If Mongoose doesn't already include similar rules, I'd house-rule them into effect, because rolling dice in non-dramatic circumstances isn't fun. Yes! That! I'm totally on board with this. Some Ref's like that. I don't do it, and I don't care for it as a player. The reality is that if the way that ...
by BigDogsRunning
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Can gauss weapons use AP rounds?
Replies: 30
Views: 681

Re: Can gauss weapons use AP rounds?

Gauss weapons are already AP. They’ve been designed to leverage some of the features of both AP, and APDS rounds already. Discarding sabot doesn’t really do anything if you’re already using a needle round. A smaller penetrator will quickly lose the ability to do significant damage. And, at the highe...
by BigDogsRunning
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jump stations to charge Zuchai crystals
Replies: 8
Views: 274

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: 8
Views: 274

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: 8
Views: 274

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: 356

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: 356

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: 356

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: 23
Views: 1266

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.

Image
Ooooh, do want. :)
by BigDogsRunning
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How close are orbital starports?
Replies: 81
Views: 2684

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: 23
Views: 1266

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: 2684

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: 2684

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 ...