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by F33D
Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: AP/SAP on starships
Replies: 20
Views: 3862

Re: AP/SAP on starships

BP wrote: In the particular example, the question being - do you allow multiple rounds to account for the armour (cumulative damage)...
Logic says no. But, the rules may not be logical.
by F33D
Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: AP/SAP on starships
Replies: 20
Views: 3862

Re: AP/SAP on starships

The AP amount is rated for non-ship armour levels. So, B would be consistent with the rules.
by F33D
Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Technology Marches On: X-Ray Lasers
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Re: Technology Marches On: X-Ray Lasers

We have moved on to better lasers since the X-Ray laser was invented. For mil purposes anyway. But, still pretty cool.
by F33D
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Central Supply Catalogue- Disintegrator Question
Replies: 56
Views: 5924

Re: Central Supply Catalogue- Disintegrator Question

The science behind the weapon is simple; causing the target to shed neutrons at an alarming rate and using its own matter against it. The larger or more dense a target is, the larger the reaction. I just make something that'll stop it. A ship fuel tank full of L-Hyd. No neutrons. Battle dress with ...
by F33D
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Central Supply Catalogue- Disintegrator Question
Replies: 56
Views: 5924

Re: Central Supply Catalogue- Disintegrator Question

alex_greene wrote: and the ship takes 2d6 + 12 damage to Hull or Structure too.

And the guy with the D-gun just smiles, checks the settings, and resets to full auto next round.

How's that cold sweat coming on?
I tiny hole in the hull won't do 12 (ship scale) damage. Sorry, not happening.
by F33D
Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus
Replies: 49
Views: 7585

Re: New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus

Lord High Munchkin wrote:Actually, most scientists in real-life would do the "sensible thing"... run away.
Yep. And the writers were too lazy to work up a good script that would take this into account.
by F33D
Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Central Supply Catalogue- Disintegrator Question
Replies: 56
Views: 5924

Re: Central Supply Catalogue- Disintegrator Question

Which brings us back to S&P 72, and my take on the whole issue - including different kinds of disintegrator such as the Argand Gun, and different tools employing disintegrator and nuclear damper technology in a very creative way. Right. This type of thing needs to be in the rule book where an item ...
by F33D
Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Central Supply Catalogue- Disintegrator Question
Replies: 56
Views: 5924

Re: Central Supply Catalogue- Disintegrator Question

My typical issue with discussing FAR future technology is that if we could wrap our heads around it, it wouldn't be far future technology. Your missing the point. It isn't about REALLY understanding it (as in REAL science). It IS about rules consistency and logic. There are SO many possible uses fo...
by F33D
Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Central Supply Catalogue- Disintegrator Question
Replies: 56
Views: 5924

Re: Central Supply Catalogue- Disintegrator Question

alex_greene wrote: At the point where they intersect the beams heterodyne, forming a node within which the nuclear forces are suppressed and matter in that area ceases to exist as matter.

Which would necessarily mean, converted to energy. (First Law of Thermodynamics) Hence, a VERY big, BOOM! :shock:
by F33D
Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The first reactionless thruster?
Replies: 31
Views: 3808

Re: The first reactionless thruster?

BP wrote:Which is why no one with actual knowledge would even allude to there being any details to publish :roll:

Wrong Kemosabi. Ya just can't disclose what has been classified to a certain level. But, one would have to have gone through the "process" to know that...
by F33D
Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The first reactionless thruster?
Replies: 31
Views: 3808

Re: The first reactionless thruster?

BP wrote:
[Of course, any military R&D would be classified - and anyone with access to such knows the potential consequences and what rights they have given up for access to such. :roll: ]
Which is why one won't find details published in the web tubes... :shock:
by F33D
Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller 5th Edition
Replies: 149
Views: 35583

Re: Traveller 5th Edition

ShawnDriscoll wrote:Check their PayPal list. It's not beta anymore.
There's no such "list" shown on that site...
by F33D
Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller 5th Edition
Replies: 149
Views: 35583

Re: Traveller 5th Edition

ShawnDriscoll wrote:If you buy Traveller T5 beta, it comes on a CD. You'll have all the rules and access to errata downloads. Unless farfuture.net doesn't offer it anymore?
It has been pulled from the site: http://farfuture.net/ordert5.html
by F33D
Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller 5th Edition
Replies: 149
Views: 35583

Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Stainless wrote:I might consider pledging for the book if the reward was a guarantee to re-edit and correct the book multiple times after publication because I predict it will have the errata to beat all errata.
Another good reason to get it in pdf. At least you can edit using published errata...
by F33D
Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The first reactionless thruster?
Replies: 31
Views: 3808

Re: The first reactionless thruster?

There have been many experiments where the power of the Casimir Effect has been measured, but as far as I know the- re has never been such an experiment in space. The reason is probably that the force generated by the Casimir Effect is so small that there is currently no meaningful application of a...
by F33D
Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The first reactionless thruster?
Replies: 31
Views: 3808

Re: The first reactionless thruster?

Really? I haven't yet seen an article that states that something was actually built, tested and measured vs. just theoretical / conceptual exploring of possibilities. Yes, really. They've accelerated a "mirror" in vacuum and measured it. Sorry but not everything is on the interweb tubes for you to ...
by F33D
Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller 5th Edition
Replies: 149
Views: 35583

Re: Traveller 5th Edition

double post
by F33D
Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller 5th Edition
Replies: 149
Views: 35583

Re: Traveller 5th Edition

I might go for it IF there was a pdf option. The price is a bit steep though. Kinda odd that a technology based game is stuck in the pre PC era..
by F33D
Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The first reactionless thruster?
Replies: 31
Views: 3808

Re: The first reactionless thruster?

allanimal wrote:
I can't actually read the article with out paying (or did I miss that link?), but the use of "gedanken", assuming German here, implies to me that it is conceptual, and not "for real". The abstract implies this as well...
It is real. Thrust has been measured.