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by Infojunky
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Cargo bays and vacuum
Replies: 39
Views: 3525

Re: Cargo bays and vacuum

See this is another case where one needs to go back to the original material....

In CT one could depressurise to tanks any air tight compartment on the ship. In fact that was standard operating procedure entering into combat.
by Infojunky
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How old are we?
Replies: 19
Views: 2991

Re: How old are we?

Might I point out part of the skew in such a census taking is the prevalence of free time at different ages. 20 and 30 year-olds are generally pretty busy, the amount of free time generally increases as one approaches Middle-age. Then statistically speaking we are a small sample set of people who ar...
by Infojunky
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Roug concept: Mobile anti ship guns, with illustration
Replies: 59
Views: 5526

Re: Roug concept: Mobile anti ship guns, with illustration

wbnc wrote:
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:36 pm
Boron Carbide ceramic with layers of Steel/Titanium foam. It's not that hi-tech fancy once ya reach the level you can build a jump drive :D
Gotta disperse that energy laterally between layers.

Sounds like a Plan.... :D
by Infojunky
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Roug concept: Mobile anti ship guns, with illustration
Replies: 59
Views: 5526

Re: Roug concept: Mobile anti ship guns, with illustration

Consider a 1 mm sphere of stony material of density 2.5 -- it has a volume of 4/3 pi (0.5 mm)^3, or about 0.52 mm^3, and a mass of 1.3 mg. Consider a ship on a trip to a gas giant that takes 24 hours at 2 G. It accelerates and decelerates for 12 hours each, 43200 seconds at 19.6 m/s^2, for a peak v...
by Infojunky
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vehicle damage clarification
Replies: 15
Views: 1793

Re: Vehicle damage clarification

A single bullet from an AK-47 can take down an Old Huey helicopter..my .38 can wreck the average street bike. Most of the time incoming fire hits sheet metal and not much else. In game terms, the attack was not successful. the "damage" is purely cosmetic. That is one of the strengths of Vehicles 5-...
by Infojunky
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vehicle damage clarification
Replies: 15
Views: 1793

Re: Vehicle damage clarification

bluekieran wrote:
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:32 pm
How are people house-ruling this?
Honestly, still using Vehicles 5-6, and the 1st edition rules.

Though for small vehicles one could add hits until it feels right.
by Infojunky
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vehicle damage clarification
Replies: 15
Views: 1793

Re: Vehicle damage clarification

Yes, that is the Case...

Believe me Arguments were had over light vehicles in 2ndEd....
by Infojunky
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Roug concept: Mobile anti ship guns, with illustration
Replies: 59
Views: 5526

Re: Roug concept: Mobile anti ship guns, with illustration

It's been a problem in Traveller for a very long time, even before MongTrav. I remember a new player in a MT game way back in the day asking, "Why is a civilian freighter's hull have vastly better armor than a TL14 grav tank? Why would anyone make a tank with such low armor when a civilian starship...
by Infojunky
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Full sized Deck Plans for Miniatures
Replies: 15
Views: 1268

Re: Full sized Deck Plans for Miniatures

Earlier addition of Mongoose. Plus other earlier version of Traveller allowed a 2%-5% fudge factor when drawing deck plans, simply because there were no rules or game mechanics for many areas of a ship. Try 20% fudge factor for earlier editions. Also note there was some discussion about Corridors r...
by Infojunky
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vehicle Size Thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 1552

Re: Vehicle Size Thoughts

The future is BIGGER.... :D The real answer is that certain people around here have no concept of volume. They truly think in 2d deck squares. But, a quick trick is to draw out the vehicles footprint on a deck. Said ground car takes a rectangle of 2 squares by 3 squares, ergo 6 spaces. I tend to thi...
by Infojunky
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Roug concept: Mobile anti ship guns, with illustration
Replies: 59
Views: 5526

Re: Roug concept: Mobile anti ship guns, with illustration

[Er? There are a bunch of assumptions there that don't Track. Notable what does Deck height have anything to do with anything? Meaning why would you need to stand a missile up? Storage is one reason. Loading them into the missile turret is another. If the missile length is longer than the ceiling i...
by Infojunky
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Roug concept: Mobile anti ship guns, with illustration
Replies: 59
Views: 5526

Re: Roug concept: Mobile anti ship guns, with illustration

Did anyone else look at deckplans and realize that if a missile is 3.5M long you couldn't fire it out of a missile turret, let alone stand it up inside a ship! :) Missiles really would need to be stubbier and thicker to be fit inside the standard height deck (assuming you go with the idea of manual...
by Infojunky
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Roug concept: Mobile anti ship guns, with illustration
Replies: 59
Views: 5526

Re: Roug concept: Mobile anti ship guns, with illustration

Actually, per classic Traveller , a starship missile is 25 cm in diameter and almost 3.5 meters long, or about 0.17 cubic meters -- about 1/80 dton -- but its mass is around 135 kg, or around 1/7 ton. As per CT a standard missile is 15 cm in diameter and a Meter long, with a 50 kilo mass.... The Ba...
by Infojunky
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: State Room issue that's always bugged me
Replies: 34
Views: 4559

Re: State Room issue that's always bugged me

Consider that the "Stateroom" is the volume requirement, not the Accommodation requirement. The situation would be clearer if actual Life Support was a separate volume from the Accommodation volume. My biggest issue it the Large Number of Restrooms in ships. Looking at classic steam ships and the li...
by Infojunky
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Vehicle Handbook is Here!
Replies: 98
Views: 15114

Re: The Vehicle Handbook is Here!

Sorry, still gaging over the price.... Maybe next month...
by Infojunky
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Illustration: Military Grav Vehicles
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Re: Illustration: Military Grav Vehicles

I don't like it, but I don't hate it either, can't put my finger on what the problem is....
by Infojunky
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: illustrtion: Air raft reworked
Replies: 31
Views: 2845

Re: illustrtion: Air raft reworked

wbnc wrote:Okay, worked this up, its a snubnosed fully enclosed version with a bit more space efficient footprint.
See, it is pictures like that the make me want to ditch the entire Automotive model of Air/Rafts and go with the Air Boat on....
by Infojunky
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Real world subsidized liners?
Replies: 49
Views: 2999

Re: Real world subsidized liners?

By which I mean that isn't what the TMB says.... TMB? Traveller Main Book, Matt's favored nomenclature for the main rule book. Where did simple interest in Traveller come from? CT Book 2, then every other edition of Traveller including Mongoose.... LBB does not specify how the interest on a ship's ...
by Infojunky
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Real world subsidized liners?
Replies: 49
Views: 2999

Re: Real world subsidized liners?

AnotherDilbert wrote:
Traveller starship mortgages are annuities, hence compound interest, not simple interest.
Since when? By which I mean that isn't what the TMB says....

AnotherDilbert wrote:Where did simple interest in Traveller come from?
CT Book 2, then every other edition of Traveller including Mongoose....
by Infojunky
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Real world subsidized liners?
Replies: 49
Views: 2999

Re: Real world subsidized liners?

Based on interest rates at the time classic was published, circa 4% was absurd. Based on today's interest rates -- which agree better with the apparent economy of the Imperium -- it's not low, but not absurd. We don't use the same formulas, but the results are not too different. (Checking I see tha...