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by Condottiere
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2677
Views: 238001

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Engineering and Spaceplanes Spaceplanes long seemed like the logical next step for getting into orbit after the Space Shuttle, but have seemingly fallen to the wayside in recent years in favor of reusable rockets. But the future may see a return of spaceplanes, and we'll look at some of ...
by Condottiere
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: No Navy Medics?
Replies: 37
Views: 2965

Re: No Navy Medics?

GURPS has a points system, as long as you invested in minimal skills for a particular career. Dungeons and Dragons you grinded your way up. Classic Traveller is a gamble. I think it was when I was introduced to Aftermath, i made a connection between age and declining physical abilities, and advanced...
by Condottiere
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: External cargo mounts?
Replies: 23
Views: 647

Re: External cargo mounts?

You can divide infinitely and move at a thousandth of a gravity.
by Condottiere
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?
Replies: 81
Views: 6204

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

Anything that's part of the spaceship manifesto, only requires forty years to pay it off.

Plus interest.

Not accounting for the Wand of Wonder, the Locker of Ships.
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?
Replies: 81
Views: 6204

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

Hundred thousand schmuckers worth of equipment requires only a fortnight in the garage and a hundred buck maintenance charge.

Forty year mortgage at five percent is what, fifty eight hundred per annum?
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2677
Views: 238001

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Hulls and World's Lightest Solid! Aerogels are the world's lightest (least dense) solids. They are also excellent thermal insulators and have been used in numerous Mars missions and the Stardust comet particle-return mission. The focus of this video is silica aerogels, though graphene a...
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: No Navy Medics?
Replies: 37
Views: 2965

Re: No Navy Medics?

The Imperium Navy has a mdical branch.

The player could negotiate with the Dungeon Master to make a called shot roll, that gives him the skill he wants rather than randomize it, say a fifty percent chance, with failure being no skill gained.
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Converting a Freighter for combat use
Replies: 91
Views: 5096

Re: Converting a Freighter for combat use

Engineering volume is fixed because I assume the primary bulkhead separates it from the rest of the spaceship.

Also, I assume that the engines, especially the rockets and thrusters, have to be tied down.
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: External cargo mounts?
Replies: 23
Views: 647

Re: External cargo mounts?

1. Streamlining only matters within an atmosphere.

2. A balanced load will matter within a gravity field and during acceleration.

3. Dead slow, clear skies, and gravity lifters should allow an unstreamlined spaceship to land on a planet fairly in tact.
by Condottiere
Fri May 31, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So many ATVs in high tech places, when they're just bad air/rafts?
Replies: 81
Views: 6204

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

If you had to equip a spaceship,whereas the character generation system seems to hand one over to you, probably minus ordnance.
by Condottiere
Fri May 31, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Human Error nearly sinks India submarine
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Human Error nearly sinks India submarine

The Triple Seven Ecks is going to be delayed; I'm going to speculate that Boeing engineers are crawling all over the airplane and triple checking the design for faults. The Seven three seven max is piling up, despite production dropping from fifty plus to forty plus per month; airlines are demanding...
by Condottiere
Thu May 30, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2677
Views: 238001

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Engineering and Is SpaceX's Raptor engine the king of rocket engines? 2:55 - Basic physics of rocket engines 6:10 - Rocket engine cycles 20:30 - Rocket fuel comparison 30:40 - Raptor vs other rocket engines 44:05 - Summary Article version - https://everydayastronaut.com/?p=9823... Space...
by Condottiere
Thu May 30, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Converting a Freighter for combat use
Replies: 91
Views: 5096

Re: Converting a Freighter for combat use

I think I've just resolved the issue of bolt on reactive armour: label it external cargo, and fill it in shallow racks all along the hull.
by Condottiere
Thu May 30, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: No Navy Medics?
Replies: 37
Views: 2965

Re: No Navy Medics?

Medical two should be enough to qualify you to practice medicine, get a licence and drive a cab.
by Condottiere
Thu May 30, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: External cargo mounts?
Replies: 23
Views: 647

Re: External cargo mounts?

Until I looked it up, I hadn't realized it just cost a thousand per tonne in schmuckers, and nothing in additional volume or penalizes acceleration beyond an accounting for that additional volume.

Tsk, tsk, tsk ...
by Condottiere
Wed May 29, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: External cargo mounts?
Replies: 23
Views: 647

Re: External cargo mounts?

The issue is the calculation of volume. If the external mount was within a thin metal shell that remained attached to the hull, arguably that would be considered volume that needed to be accounted, with or without cargo. The frame itself doesn't have measurable volume, so it's petty much just the ca...
by Condottiere
Wed May 29, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Human Error nearly sinks India submarine
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Human Error nearly sinks India submarine

There are a ot of jokes about the Indian military and civilian contractors.

However, this might be the work of a Pakistani infiltrator.
by Condottiere
Wed May 29, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: No Navy Medics?
Replies: 37
Views: 2965

Re: No Navy Medics?

Character generation has been oversimplified, with an ambivalence whether or not to permit accumulation of player desired skill sets for their characters. Skill packages that can dstribute these are available towards the end of character generation, but I suspect fine tuning will require a points/li...
by Condottiere
Wed May 29, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 380
Views: 78456

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Spares.
by Condottiere
Wed May 29, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Human Error nearly sinks India submarine
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Human Error nearly sinks India submarine

Sees unlikely, as undoubtedly you'd get a warning beep in the cockpit, that the airlock is open.

Unless the circuits were damaged or weren't maintained.