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by Condottiere
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 484
Views: 118031

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

The giant wave of gas discovered near the Sun in the Milky Way | The Radcliffe Wave Announced on 7th January at the 235th American Astronomical Society Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, astronomers have found a giant wave of gas clouds very near the Sun in the Milky Way. It's been dubbed the "Radcliffe ...
by Condottiere
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2917
Views: 324979

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Refuelling and We Just Figured Out How Some Planets Become Super Puffs Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about new paper that may have solved the mystery of unusual planets known as super puffs, while also discovering they're a lot weirder than we thoug...
by Condottiere
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2917
Views: 324979

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Hulls and Options 28. Every enclosed hull needs some way of egress, so the first one could be given as a freeby, and the cost could be subsumed by the hull. 29. However, changes in calculating the various ship systems doesn't really find space for the assigned airlock; the airlock itsel...
by Condottiere
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: HG 2e Clarification needed between Modular Construction and Modular Hull
Replies: 20
Views: 560

Re: HG 2e Clarification needed between Modular Construction and Modular Hull

Modular construction doesn't actually have a formal definition in Traveller, though Plankwell's are given a canon description of being such. Semi modular construction appear to be the pod options for the Element family of cruisers, and you could include any ship class with drop tanks. Modular hull d...
by Condottiere
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Business model for Xboat Couriers in the Spinward Marches
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Business model for Xboat Couriers in the Spinward Marches

Subsector small packet post is probably affordable.

Anything beyond that, either requires a dedicated courier service, or someone actually travelling near the addressee, who's either well compensated, or feels greatly obliged.
by Condottiere
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2917
Views: 324979

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Hulls and Options 11. Heavy hulls are reinforced by complicated bracing, which doesn't take up more volume, but whose geometry is optimized to increase structural strength. 12. I'd have said they used stronger materials, like bonded superdense, except that technological level doesn't ma...
by Condottiere
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Business model for Xboat Couriers in the Spinward Marches
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Business model for Xboat Couriers in the Spinward Marches

Our interpretation of the ecks boat system will evolve with our understanding of our current economy and telecommunications systems. Let's assume that the ecks boat system is underwritten by the Imperium as strategic infrastructure, that assists trade and helps maintain cohesion for the Imperium, by...
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2917
Views: 324979

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Hulls and Options 1. Heat shields cost a hundred kilobux per tonne, which you'll need in lieu of gravitational based drives when reentering an atmosphere. 2. Doesn't help in combat. 3. A manoeuvre drive is cheaper. 4. Emission absorption grid is nice if you have the space to spare. 5. R...
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 484
Views: 118031

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Segway S-Pod brings Wall-E to real life The S-Pod is like a traditional Segway that you can sit in. The new egg-shaped two-wheeler from Segway-Ninebot is meant to let people sit while they effortlessly cruise around campuses, theme parks, airports, and maybe even cities. Instead of leaning to move,...
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What do you think of these Pcs?
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: What do you think of these Pcs?

Tragically, gingers.
by Condottiere
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2917
Views: 324979

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Engineering, Manoeuvre Drives and Minimums 29. With orbital range, you could NOE a couple of times until you build up the preferred velocity and just slingshot towards a large enough gravity well. 30. I'm pretty sure the navigator can figure out if you need to decelerate at one percent o...
by Condottiere
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2917
Views: 324979

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Space Stations: Let's Put A Space Station Around The Moon! | Answers With Joe Get 20% off a Brilliant subscription for life at http://www.brilliant.org/answerswithjoe The Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway is part of the Artemis program to return to the moon and stay. It will serve as a waypoint betwee...
by Condottiere
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: MgT HG 2e Space Stations and Reaction Drives
Replies: 16
Views: 702

Re: MgT HG 2e Space Stations and Reaction Drives

I already figured out that loophole, without violating any ordinances.
by Condottiere
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2917
Views: 324979

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Engineering, Manoeuvre Drives and Minimums 23. Imperium light and fleet carriers are listed at two gee acceleration, which ironically, makes their designation unhistorical, as light and fleet basically means the carriers can keep up with the main fleet elements, which currently in the Im...
by Condottiere
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2917
Views: 324979

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Armaments and US weapons ship with CIA backdoors by NICK FARRELL on31 DECEMBER 2019 Hands off our manpads The CIA has been putting in security flaws into US-made weapons so that they can be disabled if they fall into the wrong hands. The technology has been a feature of anti-aircraft mi...
by Condottiere
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: MgT HG 2e Space Stations and Reaction Drives
Replies: 16
Views: 702

Re: MgT HG 2e Space Stations and Reaction Drives

But the bridges aren't, otherwise you could replace spaceships' with the cost cut down space stations' one. It is by a factor of five, one hundred kilobux to five hundred kilobux, per hundred tonnes, not to mention volume, which matters more at the lower end. One assumes all that extra wiring was du...
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2917
Views: 324979

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Inspiration: How does the International Space Station work? The International Space Station is the largest man made object in space. It was built in pieces and then launched into space and assembled in orbit. In this video we'll go over some background about the station and then walk through each m...
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2917
Views: 324979

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Engineering, Manoeuvre Drives and Minimums 11. Reactionary rockets used to be smaller, as I recall, about half that of the default, which means they've increased fourfold, for a relative twenty percent in terms of today's bang for bux. 12. Yes, rocket factor zero should be an option, in ...
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: MgT HG 2e Space Stations and Reaction Drives
Replies: 16
Views: 702

Re: MgT HG 2e Space Stations and Reaction Drives

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/e/e6/Colossus_Full_NE2.png/revision/latest?cb=20190318023818 A spaceship can be used as a station, but not the other way round. The chokepoint is the bridge size and cost, which is dwarfed by that of the spaceship. Station keeping rockets should b...