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by Condottiere
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2872
Views: 314142

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Engineering, Jump Drives and Minimums 44. If you assume that one tonne is the equivalent of fourteen cubic metres of hydrogen (in whatever state), than the jump bubble diameter is the cubic root of the hull volume in cubic metres, times twenty. 45. Which makes a lot more sense than the a...
by Condottiere
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 4.5m Expedition Rowboat
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: 4.5m Expedition Rowboat

Three dee manufacture.

However, it could well be that those with the means to do so, and presumably the leisure time to enjoy it, harken back to more traditional materials and construction practices.
by Condottiere
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is there a limit to Breakaway modularity?
Replies: 16
Views: 453

Re: Is there a limit to Breakaway modularity?

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ba/87/11/ba871168a4a56ae27c491690b688bf58.jpg The only minimum would probably be ten tonne hulls, and in regard to jump drives, the five tonne overhead per separate independent module. You're probably trying to account for the required surface area to integrate each b...
by Condottiere
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2872
Views: 314142

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Engineering, Jump Drives and Minimums 39. Could you recognize a one shot jump drive? 40. It could be used as an assassination method or an insurance scam, assuming that starships and their cargo can be insured. 41. Playing Deadlock, I realized that there were times that your battlestar s...
by Condottiere
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would it be worth in Traveller?
Replies: 18
Views: 699

Re: What would it be worth in Traveller?

That would explain the padding.
by Condottiere
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Naval Campaign Book questions
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Naval Campaign Book questions

I'll speculate that the efficiency and performance of the remaining crew, or subset thereof, is effected by the averaged ability of it's left behind personnel; since you just removed the most productive members of it, it has to be lowered.

You could always send an expendable force.
by Condottiere
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2872
Views: 314142

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Engineering, Jump Drives and Minimums 31. Interstellar Wars introduced factor zero jump drives as experimental prototypes, that would be the same size as factor three jump drives. 32. This could be a system range singular point disadvantage. 33. It would limit range to a quarter parsec m...
by Condottiere
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2872
Views: 314142

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Engineering, Jump Drives and Minimums 25. Since batteries are cheap energy efficiency, or lack thereof, isn't really an issue unless you tie that to the flash a jump drive produces, which reflects the amount of energy that's being pumped into it. 26. Stealth really comes into it's own fo...
by Condottiere
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would it be worth in Traveller?
Replies: 18
Views: 699

Re: What would it be worth in Traveller?

Titanium foam.
by Condottiere
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2872
Views: 314142

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Engineering, Jump Drives and Minimums 13. The current breakdown of a jump drive at default minimum is four tonnes overhead at four and a half megabux, two tonnes capacitors at six megabux, and four tonnes variable core at four and a half megabux. 14. The actual requirement for a hundred ...
by Condottiere
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2872
Views: 314142

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Engineering, Jump Drives and Minimums 1. The minimum volume for any jump drive is ten tonnes. 2. More advanced variants could by technological level twelve decrease that to seven tonnes. 3. This probably is due to miniaturization of component parts, which indicates that capacitors could ...
by Condottiere
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2872
Views: 314142

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Confederation Cutter, Modular or Otherwise After reading Space Viking, I was never really able to reconcile ye Traveller Modular Cutter, though I gave the Broadsword a pass (I wondered if the class name itself was a nod to the Sword worlds). Most blatantly, it was capable of interstellar...
by Condottiere
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would it be worth in Traveller?
Replies: 18
Views: 699

Re: What would it be worth in Traveller?

Marriage is one helluva of a responsibility.
by Condottiere
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Winches for ATVs and rescue vehicles
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Winches for ATVs and rescue vehicles

Image

Always useful.
by Condottiere
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Would they be good enough to be Pirate Lords?
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Would they be good enough to be Pirate Lords?

The trick to piracy is to become legitimate, and rip off the tax base.
by Condottiere
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would it be worth in Traveller?
Replies: 18
Views: 699

Re: What would it be worth in Traveller?

Misconceptions exist, some can be blamed on Gary Gygax.

I had to carefully explain that zweihanders used in the field weigh a lot less than listed; museums tend to end up with more ceremonial variants.
by Condottiere
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2872
Views: 314142

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Confederation Cutter, Modular or Otherwise After reading Space Viking, I was never really able to reconcile ye Traveller Modular Cutter, though I gave the Broadsword a pass (I wondered if the class name itself was a nod to the Sword worlds). Most blatantly, it was capable of interstellar...
by Condottiere
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would it be worth in Traveller?
Replies: 18
Views: 699

Re: What would it be worth in Traveller?

Don't forget bonded super dense gold.
by Condottiere
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lazareth bike
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Lazareth bike

I prefer the grav floater.

It has inbuilt plumbing facilities.
by Condottiere
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2872
Views: 314142

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Confederation Cutter, Modular or Otherwise After reading Space Viking, I was never really able to reconcile ye Traveller Modular Cutter, though I gave the Broadsword a pass (I wondered if the class name itself was a nod to the Sword worlds). Most blatantly, it was capable of interstellar...