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by mr31337
Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hard(er) Science: Hand Held Weapons
Replies: 44
Views: 4296

Re: Hard(er) Science: Hand Held Weapons

My partner took her docterate in laser and atomic physics and just smiles at me when I ask if a hand held laser would ever be possible, she says "Sure... if you can power it" To be fair though, the lasers in Traveller are attached to a power source you wear. So, in a sense, they have accounted for ...
by mr31337
Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hard(er) Science: Hand Held Weapons
Replies: 44
Views: 4296

Re: Hard(er) Science: Hand Held Weapons

Dave Chase wrote:LOL, I am sorry, you said sonic stunner not sonic 'make you sleep' gun.
I don't make the names up Dave! I could do, but they'd have to pay me! :mrgreen:
by mr31337
Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hard(er) Science: Hand Held Weapons
Replies: 44
Views: 4296

Re: Hard(er) Science: Hand Held Weapons

On second thoughts, there is a sonic weapon that can and often does put people to sleep, although there is currently no hand held version. That weapon is called "opera". 8) I have heard of this 'opera'; in fact an even more dangerous weapon exists called "Enya", first you will vomit and then you wi...
by mr31337
Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hard(er) Science: Hand Held Weapons
Replies: 44
Views: 4296

Re: Hard(er) Science: Hand Held Weapons

The research that I've seen into sonic weapons the effect won't be able to make you instantly unconscious (in earthlike atmosphere or vacuum) when fired in short 'shots', but may have many other useful applications like the LRAD. Every possible frequencey has been 'fired' in every manner of ways at ...
by mr31337
Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hard(er) Science: Hand Held Weapons
Replies: 44
Views: 4296

Re: Hard(er) Science: Hand Held Weapons

F33D wrote:
mr31337 wrote:
Which other weapons just won't be possible?
Sonic stunners, FGMP would be 2 I can think of.
I concur. Anybody got any others?
by mr31337
Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deckplans - What would you like to see?
Replies: 38
Views: 3999

Re: Deckplans - What would you like to see?

Jak Nazryth wrote:<snip>...
I know it’s a pipe dream but I would like to see something similar in mongoose.
Everything he said, seconded.
by mr31337
Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Non-Nobles in Nobility career
Replies: 14
Views: 2210

Re: Non-Nobles in Nobility career

How often have you generated characters in the Nobility career that didn't have noble social standing? I thought it was kind of cool this can happen, like a 7 SOC character being allowed in and maybe gaining some SOC in the process. A couple of times, and sure it's cool, but the characters never se...
by mr31337
Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hard(er) Science: Hand Held Weapons
Replies: 44
Views: 4296

Hard(er) Science: Hand Held Weapons

I'm looking through the CSC and wondering what will be possible and which weapons are just a pure flight of fantasy. So far I've just started looking at sonic stunners and lasers. Yes I know about LRAD, but they don't 'knock you out', research I've seen suggests best they will ever do is upset folk ...
by mr31337
Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deckplans - What would you like to see?
Replies: 38
Views: 3999

Re: Deckplans - What would you like to see?

Since most players seem to accept that with a M Drive you can accelerate in any direction, I’m wondering why fixed mounts aren’t more common on the deckplans of small merchant vessels. Sure there are still advantages in a turret, but cost and displacement aren’t among them. We must assume there is s...
by mr31337
Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deckplans - What would you like to see?
Replies: 38
Views: 3999

Re: Deckplans - What would you like to see?

And the manned turret is a holdover from WW2. Even B-29's had remote controlled turrets. I'm in complete agreement with F33D. Maybe it's just a coincidence Traveller was first published about the same time we saw Han and Luke climb into turrets on the Millenium Falcon? :P Fast forward 35 years and ...
by mr31337
Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deckplans - What would you like to see?
Replies: 38
Views: 3999

Re: Deckplans - What would you like to see?

The gunners aren't on the bridge because this isn't Star Trek. There isn't a single gunner controlling all the weapons. And with the weapon controls scattered all around the ship, its a lot less likely a single hit would disable them all. If they were all in single location, and that location is da...
by mr31337
Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deckplans - What would you like to see?
Replies: 38
Views: 3999

Re: Deckplans - What would you like to see?

I can't really understand why gunners need to be next to turrets. Fire control should be on the bridge. Also, the 'iris' style doors seems very antiquated, apparently all doors are airtight, so no need for iris doors internally. Generally, a higher level of quality/clairty/resolution would be nice i...
by mr31337
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: SnapShot rules with Mongoose Traveller
Replies: 11
Views: 2132

Re: SnapShot rules with Mongoose Traveller

By strange coincidence I have just been house ruling a simple snapshot-like action point system, but closely based on Mongoose combat. My complete rules are a bit more detailed than below, but it's actually a very simple system that doesn't require very much book keeping. The system seems to promote...
by mr31337
Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Life Support
Replies: 98
Views: 11329

Re: Life Support

F33D wrote:The calculation would be difficult due to unknowns ranging from hull surface area/volume ratio, insulation properties, radiant property of hull, etc...
Agreed. Looks like any greater analysis with so many variables isn't a reasonable investment of time!
by mr31337
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Life Support
Replies: 98
Views: 11329

Re: Life Support

Could you provide a page reference to where the 2 weeks is in the rules? Sure, CRB p142, "...Without power this drops to two weeks at most..." It actually says "life support" so there must be heat energy ( without power ) or you would die faster than without air. It's mostly speculation. Has anyone...
by mr31337
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Life Support
Replies: 98
Views: 11329

Re: Life Support

Look up Aerogel Everything, however insulated, will eventually radiate all heat into a space at 2.73 kelvin. I feel there is a clear need for 'some' quantity of energy to keep your stateroom warm (survivable in space) as part of life support for power loss situations . How much energy and how much ...
by mr31337
Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Player Character Skill Levels
Replies: 27
Views: 2735

Re: Player Character Skill Levels

Yes, skill ranks are only roleplay tools and not absolutes and actual skill levels are a only a construct for game mechanics. Skill rank does not presume actual skill level nor vice versa. However, if we need to make assumptions or gauge standards then it is nice to have a list as a base line. If I ...
by mr31337
Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Player Character Skill Levels
Replies: 27
Views: 2735

Re: Player Character Skill Levels

The suggested progression of rank/abilty with skill level in the CRB seemed very abstract and didn't seem to 'fit'. I use a very slightly different system, but I accept that this is still a bit vague. The maximum skill players can enter the game is level 4. Higher levels are possible, just very unli...
by mr31337
Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Doomed Crew?
Replies: 48
Views: 5270

Re: Doomed Crew?

F33D wrote:At TL's where fusion power is available, scrubbers would not be used as the main method. The separation of C from O2 would be used. For obvious reasons...
That would better explain the disparity between life support(air) with and without power.
by mr31337
Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Doomed Crew?
Replies: 48
Views: 5270

Re: Doomed Crew?

The rules really don't go into much depth as far as the engineering options go. But many ships today have auxillary generators, and its quite possible that larger ships (500tons or more) can have auxillary power generators (even small nuclear reactors, MHD's, or some other machinery). CRB p106 talk...