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by Condottiere
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: OPFOR for the Sword Worlds
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: OPFOR for the Sword Worlds

Send in a covert strike team and Rainbow Warrior the dreadnought.
by Condottiere
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spaceship vs. Starship
Replies: 112
Views: 3330

Re: Spaceship vs. Starship

That's the difference between an abstract concept like factor, and actual thickness and composition of armour.
by Condottiere
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 1 question on Huscarle Fleets
Replies: 46
Views: 1284

Re: 1 question on Huscarle Fleets

I don't think an inkling was had about the push pull phenomenon of gravitational manoeuvre drives until Tea Five.

An apparent partial adoption was made with the Primitive and Advanced options in High Guard.

I guess your mileage will vary.
by Condottiere
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2812
Views: 295734

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Voyager 2 Discovers Wall of Fire at Solar System's Edge Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about the reports of what Voyager 2 discovered as it left the solar system and the discovery of physical barrier at the edge of the solar system. https://www.youtu...
by Condottiere
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New vs Previous Traveller
Replies: 30
Views: 1894

Re: New vs Previous Traveller

Professions are a cascade of related skills and knowledge, most zero.

Depending on the educational path, it could be broad or narrow.
by Condottiere
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How much combat do you have in your campaigns?
Replies: 15
Views: 586

Re: How much combat do you have in your campaigns?

They came looking for a fight.

I warned them about letting sleeping dragons lie.

Most dragons insist they just relate alternative facts.
by Condottiere
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: OPFOR for the Sword Worlds
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: OPFOR for the Sword Worlds

Going by memory, for such a militant culture, the Sword World navies seem a little short changed, beside the technological disparity.

I'd say their ships would be candidates for low automation and crew intensivity.
by Condottiere
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2812
Views: 295734

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Crewing, and Auto Motion https://live.staticflickr.com/2042/2416724479_f74feeae28_z.jpg 1. Piloting - will need two pilots to cooperatively fly the ship, to ensure proper supervision of requisite ship systems; you can still set the autopilot, but it won't react very quickly to unusual si...
by Condottiere
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2812
Views: 295734

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Life Support, Air, Food and Water https://youtu.be/WCpYqWAIwFA?t=161 http://s63.podbean.com/pb/8dfd7cb2570fe357199e51f8b32edfa3/5de06598/data2/fs107/1063762/uploads/Minute050.png?pbss=e39a275a-bea3-56cd-ac8d-b42ee4c3ead2 1. Having voluntarily tried not eating for almost three days, I don...
by Condottiere
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2812
Views: 295734

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Engineering, and you shall find me a grave man https://res.cloudinary.com/teepublic/image/private/s--J8cnSo98--/t_Preview/b_rgb:191919,c_limit,f_jpg,h_630,q_90,w_630/v1552851372/production/designs/4433836_0.jpg 1. So standard gravity is fixated between seventy and one hundred forty perc...
by Condottiere
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2812
Views: 295734

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Crewing, Hulling, and Auto Motion https://njscuba.net/z-artifacts/capstan_turn.jpg Lowering the landing struts. https://static6.depositphotos.com/1151108/660/i/950/depositphotos_6607194-stock-photo-sailors-hoisting-sails.jpg Hoisting the solar sails and the sensor arrays. https://www.cle...
by Condottiere
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Help with calculating cargo lots
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: Help with calculating cargo lots

If you're undercapacitated, your broker should be opportunity costing the most profitable cargos.

On the other hand, if you can break up one of the cargoes, say a lot of socks, you could distribute the cartons around the ship, occupying every spare nook and cranny.
by Condottiere
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2812
Views: 295734

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Engineering and the Boneliness of the Short Distance Jumper 1. Any jump, regardless of length, requires a minimum expenditure of (default) ten percent by hull volume fuel, per parsec. 2. Microjumps consume ten percent by hull volume fuel, minimum. 3. Jump governors regulate fuel expendit...
by Condottiere
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2812
Views: 295734

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Not in the MongoVerse, where the jump bubble buffers and protects.

Not as exciting as it sounds, since you still need the power plant producing enough to juice life support, batteries run dry relatively quickly.
by Condottiere
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2812
Views: 295734

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Crewing, Engineering, and Auto Motion Speaking of abuse: 1. Ship systems with varying automation can be installed on the same hull, there's no logical reason this cannot be done. 2. Coincidentally, scoutships have ten tonnes of jump drive, two tonnes of manoeuvre, and four tonnes of powe...
by Condottiere
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2812
Views: 295734

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Crewing and Automation 1. Missiles will probably require extensive coverage, and gravitational shields can't be viably utilized by the Confederation. 2. Automation has the potential to be badly abused. 3. Crew intensive probably missing the clause after a week in space , since no one wou...
by Condottiere
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A few suggestions for The Drinax Companion
Replies: 15
Views: 626

Re: A few suggestions for The Drinax Companion

Opportunity cost of having an onboard purification plant; cheap tanker operation with crude hydrogen could turn up, hose ready.
by Condottiere
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 1 question on Huscarle Fleets
Replies: 46
Views: 1284

Re: 1 question on Huscarle Fleets

Artificial gravity and inertial compensation should make it nausea free.