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by Wil Mireu
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: "High Guard" rewritten
Replies: 18
Views: 2795

Re: "High Guard" rewritten

As most here know, the term "High Guard" was coined based on a faulty (not known then) assumption that almost all GG's only form in the outer reaches of a system. No, it wasn't. " High Guard : Refuelling operations for a task force are another danger point, as forces which are low on fuel and maneu...
by Wil Mireu
Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jump Arrival Point
Replies: 75
Views: 10255

Re: Jump Arrival Point

CT Supplement 4 Citizens of the Imperium had pirates as a career choice for players, right next to Belters. First two career choices in the book. So does MGT Alien Module 1: Aslan Outlaw (Pirate, Raider, Thief). Alien Module 2: Vargr has Corsair (Raider, Pilot, Reaver). Just because they're there a...
by Wil Mireu
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gas Dwarfs
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: Gas Dwarfs

Did the "failed cores" have a rocky cores like this article suggests? I don't remember. They were big worlds with massive atmospheres, but they weren't gas giants. So yes. At the same time, there's also this... http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-06/hcfa-afa053014.php So, Gas Dwarfs and Meg...
by Wil Mireu
Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gas Dwarfs
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: Gas Dwarfs

alex_greene wrote:And now, astronomers have identified a class of planets called gas dwarfs.

:shock: Who knew?
2300AD did. They're called Failed Cores there.
by Wil Mireu
Fri May 30, 2014 2:32 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Betelgeuse
Replies: 13
Views: 1276

Re: Betelgeuse

okay what would be the jump radius of a 20 Solar Mass Black Hole. The thing is, a 20 solar mass black hole has the same mass as a 20 solar mass red supergiant, so outside the outer envelope of Betelgeuse and the same distance from the center of mass of the black hole, the gravitational fields are t...
by Wil Mireu
Wed May 21, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming
Replies: 90
Views: 12001

Re: Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

If anything actually gets made (and I am extremely skeptical that anything will become of this), it'll look like a very low budget Firefly ripoff ;).
by Wil Mireu
Wed May 21, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: No grav tanks needed at higher TL's
Replies: 190
Views: 13797

Re: No grav tanks needed at higher TL's

Autonomous drones do exist in some form.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/201 ... tonomously
by Wil Mireu
Tue May 13, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Star Drives
Replies: 38
Views: 4307

Re: Star Drives

Pick up GURPS Space, that'll give you lots of ideas for alternative drives and their effect on settings. I used to have a GURPs library, but it took up too much shelf space. And when you have a book shelf full of books, then as a GM I would have to be constantly pulling books off the shelf to cover...
by Wil Mireu
Tue May 13, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Star Drives
Replies: 38
Views: 4307

Re: Star Drives

Pick up GURPS Space, that'll give you lots of ideas for alternative drives and their effect on settings.
by Wil Mireu
Wed May 07, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: MgT and the OTU
Replies: 9
Views: 1137

Re: MgT and the OTU

There's nothing stopping him from running his own adventures in any era or setting, but I presume he's asking if Mongoose can publish anything official in those other eras of the Third Imperium.
by Wil Mireu
Tue May 06, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to calculate in-system travel times easily
Replies: 71
Views: 9917

Re: How to calculate in-system travel times easily

dragoner wrote:Because you aren't know for being argumentative, how many times have you been banned, EDG?
I think you are mistaking me for someone else.

Regardless, you're still wrong. Trying to hide that behind crazy accusations isn't going to change that.
by Wil Mireu
Tue May 06, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to calculate in-system travel times easily
Replies: 71
Views: 9917

Re: How to calculate in-system travel times easily

Do keep up with the conversation, Dragoner: Both velocity and gravity slow down time as they increase. I know - it's a mind boggler. You don't get any significant time dilatation until you exceed 72% of the speed of light, in any campaign with Jump Drive technology, this would be rarely done. This d...
by Wil Mireu
Tue May 06, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to calculate in-system travel times easily
Replies: 71
Views: 9917

Re: How to calculate in-system travel times easily

atomic clocks at differing altitudes (and thus different gravitational potential) will eventually show different times. Difference being is that I know this stuff. You clearly don't. We're not talking about atomic clocks at differing altitudes ("gravitational time dilation") here - we're talking ab...
by Wil Mireu
Mon May 05, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to calculate in-system travel times easily
Replies: 71
Views: 9917

Re: How to calculate in-system travel times easily

You don't get any significant time dilatation until you exceed 72% of the speed of light... What? Are you having trouble reading? ;) He's right, pretty much. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_dilation#Overview_of_formulae The time dilation factor is gamma (the Lorentz factor). At 0.7c, it's a facto...
by Wil Mireu
Mon May 05, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dragon Class SDB WIP
Replies: 19
Views: 1311

Re: Dragon Class SDB WIP

Somehow I think windows on spaceships would have UV filters ;)
by Wil Mireu
Mon May 05, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dragon Class SDB WIP
Replies: 19
Views: 1311

Re: Dragon Class SDB WIP

sideranautae wrote:May want to ditch the upward looking bridge windows. They don't really serve a needed purpose.
Skylights? ;)
by Wil Mireu
Mon May 05, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to calculate in-system travel times easily
Replies: 71
Views: 9917

Re: How to calculate in-system travel times easily

Seems to me that anything that would take longer to reach than a Jump Drive would, one should use the jump drive for. After all time is money! Yes, if travel takes longer than a week - assuming the ship is equipped with a jump drive - it makes more sense to use that to get somewhere that far away i...
by Wil Mireu
Mon May 05, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to calculate in-system travel times easily
Replies: 71
Views: 9917

Re: How to calculate in-system travel times easily

You can google it. I don't bookmark everything I read. It came out over a year ago. I'm not confusing it with anything else (I was very attentive when I read it over). It is basically gravitational time dilation. It was theorized but recently thoroughly tested with two objects traveling at the same...
by Wil Mireu
Mon May 05, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to calculate in-system travel times easily
Replies: 71
Views: 9917

Re: How to calculate in-system travel times easily

GypsyComet wrote:I'll note that some boards consider your earlier post toward him a banning offense, so let's leave the stone throwing where it sits.
How about we just stick to the topic of the thread and spare the personal judgements?
by Wil Mireu
Mon May 05, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to calculate in-system travel times easily
Replies: 71
Views: 9917

Re: How to calculate in-system travel times easily

What IS interesting is that NASA conducted tests showing that the more acceleration (independent of actual speed) something is experiencing, the slower time goes. A person living on the 1st floor has time move slower than a person on the 20th floor (where grav, aka acceleration is less). NOW, if a ...