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by Condottiere
Sun May 19, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Converting a Freighter for combat use
Replies: 91
Views: 5826

Re: Converting a Freighter for combat use

The record on armed merchant cruisers is mixed, at best. There's a difference between arming a freighter for self defence and deterrence, and one that is actually expected to seek out and destroy or patrol. Queue ships won't work against submarine equivalents, because they will prefer to disable or ...
by Condottiere
Sun May 19, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?
Replies: 81
Views: 6878

Re: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?

I think mass transit is going to vary on the micro and macro scale, dependent on population density, technology level, average income and be layered. Horizontal escalators might become more prevalent; for the more sporty, scooters and bikes, powered or unpowererd. For further distances, and if you'r...
by Condottiere
Sat May 18, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 383
Views: 79777

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Zip 22: Shooting the Worst Gun Ever Today, may the good lord help me, I am taking the Zip 22 out to the range for some shooting. Note that while it actually worked remarkably well right up until it jammed solid, on the second range trip when we went back to get the high-speed footage, we literally ...
by Condottiere
Sat May 18, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Converting a Freighter for combat use
Replies: 91
Views: 5826

Re: Converting a Freighter for combat use

There are three options, conversion of an existing freighter, conversion of a freighter during construction, and using commercial standards to design and build a paramilitary ship. The Peeps designed and purpose built Queue ships for covert operations, Harrington's flotilla was probably converted on...
by Condottiere
Fri May 17, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?
Replies: 81
Views: 6878

Re: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?

You can't nail down anti gravity in Traveller.

It appears to be mostly plot driven.

All things to all sophonts.
by Condottiere
Thu May 16, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Supporting Details: Registration Numbers for hulls
Replies: 14
Views: 1599

Re: Supporting Details: Registration Numbers for hulls

Littoral Combat Ships was an attempt at specialization and size deflation, but seems to have fallen victim to mission creep, and the discovery that there is such a thing as critical mass to perform at a satisfactory level. There are clusters of sweetspots between size, associated costs, and performa...
by Condottiere
Thu May 16, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Modern ATV designs
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: Modern ATV designs

If you have a large clan, and an interactive environment, you have a large enough pool participants who can pursue their interests and still contribute, which table top gaming doesn't facilitate. Points based character generation tends to achieve targetted character power levels; you could hybrid th...
by Condottiere
Wed May 15, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Modern ATV designs
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: Modern ATV designs

Probably tied into venture capital, the first examples that come to mind would be the English privateers, and for some reason, Poldark.
by Condottiere
Wed May 15, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?
Replies: 81
Views: 6878

Re: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?

As I recall, they floated on their own.

Since one size floats all, how much would the adjustable gravitational package cost, compared to just getting an industrial lifting robot?
by Condottiere
Tue May 14, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 383
Views: 79777

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Advanced Survival Rifle

1. Semi automatic survival round rifle

2. Twenty two long rifle with electrothermal compound

3. Twelve gauge shotgun module attached below barrel

Image
by Condottiere
Mon May 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?
Replies: 81
Views: 6878

Re: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?

You can hook a trailer in the back of an All Terrain Vehicle.
by Condottiere
Mon May 13, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Modern ATV designs
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: Modern ATV designs

I doubt anyone's confused between the difference between a Traveller All Terrain Vehicle and a pickup. The real issue is between gold coins and credits, or nuyen, or whatever currency standard you have to deal with. If a plus five plate armour costs a hundred thousand gold coins, it's available, and...
by Condottiere
Mon May 13, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resolving the Admiral Darokyn subplot
Replies: 9
Views: 1237

Re: Resolving the Admiral Darokyn subplot

Some times they gave tours, it's a form of soft power projection.
by Condottiere
Sun May 12, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 383
Views: 79777

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Taurus Judge: Not for Handgun Carry Apparently the Taurus Judge is the most popular selling gun in the Taurus lineup, I didn’t know that when I started researching this article, but I believe it because I hear more students, coworkers and friends tell me how much they want a Judge for personal prot...
by Condottiere
Sun May 12, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lion air, B-737 and "AI" again.
Replies: 8
Views: 1489

Re: Lion air, B-737 and "AI" again.

There's a lot of momentum behind the seven three seven family, it's a cheap short range jet that may make up a quarter of the commercial airliners currently in operation, but is based on nineteen sixties technology. They needed an intermediate range boost to compete with Airbus, since they aren't re...
by Condottiere
Sun May 12, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does armor have less protection against lasers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Re: Does armor have less protection against lasers?

Despite it's fantasy element, ShadowRun tends to think these things through.

As a civilian, in an urban area, walking around with reflect armour would be considered suspicious; I'd incorporate it in my greatcoat.
by Condottiere
Sun May 12, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?
Replies: 81
Views: 6878

Re: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?

For ship designs I tend to figure out optimized min/maxes, which might be harder to identify in planetary vehicles; I think the only time I bothered were the grav based versions of a Maserati and bike.

It's easier just picking up the official vehicles at the dealers, like in real life.
by Condottiere
Sat May 11, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does armor have less protection against lasers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Re: Does armor have less protection against lasers?

Laser sniping has to be a legitimate concern.
by Condottiere
Thu May 09, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 383
Views: 79777

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Law Level Six Everything's banned except stunners and shotguns. Stunners are reasonable, though not necessarily proportional, force. With shotguns, I think the real issue that regime would have would be with concealability, capacity, rate of fire, and possibly destructiveness. That means that there...