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by Condottiere
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2818
Views: 296762

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: 2818
Views: 296762

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: 2818
Views: 296762

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: 334

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: 2818
Views: 296762

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: 2818
Views: 296762

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: 2818
Views: 296762

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: 2818
Views: 296762

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: 651

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: 1326

Re: 1 question on Huscarle Fleets

Artificial gravity and inertial compensation should make it nausea free.
by Condottiere
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: State of Mongoose 2019: Legend
Replies: 21
Views: 5630

Re: State of Mongoose 2019: Legend

As I recall, it was the first postmodern take on that folklore, if you assume Robin and Marian are actually true to the original narrative rather than a critique.
by Condottiere
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2818
Views: 296762

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

I presume the technological level four variant is the eighty eight; it costs at most thirty four thousand Reichsmark, and it's listed at two megabux. I don't think the one twenty eight is mobile enough. Now, if it's stated that it was a battery of eighty eights, together with the complete sensors an...
by Condottiere
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A few suggestions for The Drinax Companion
Replies: 15
Views: 651

Re: A few suggestions for The Drinax Companion

Fifty kiloschmuckers per tonne of fuel processors; that's fourteens cents per day maintenance. Ten kay per day nominal gross profit, two kay likely raw materials, not counting labour, tariffs, taxation, storage, and overheads. Unless there's a monopoly, there doesn't seem to be a high barrier to ent...
by Condottiere
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 1 question on Huscarle Fleets
Replies: 46
Views: 1326

Re: 1 question on Huscarle Fleets

I can't remember how far back I suggested the possibility of curving the jump path, but I think it was stated it was straight.

I think that would mean that making a stopover in an empty hex would be likely deliberate, rather than an accident, with the exception of misjumps.
by Condottiere
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2818
Views: 296762

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Companion(ship) Weaponry You can pretty much write off that chapter in the book. Most of the stuff is so advanced the Solomani can't develop it; arguably, the ground defence guns might have some application, if they were cheap enough. However, I doubt any Cold War FlAK gun costs seven m...
by Condottiere
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 458
Views: 111637

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

I doubt Musk left anything to chance, and it's rumoured it's a stunt to ensure the continued virability of the video.
by Condottiere
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 458
Views: 111637

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Tesla Cybertruck event in 5 minutes Tesla CEO Elon Musk just unveiled the Cybertruck, the company’s first electric pickup truck. There will be three versions of the truck — 250 miles, 300 miles, and 500 miles of range — with a variety of towing capacities and 0-60 mph capabilities. Musk unveiled th...
by Condottiere
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2818
Views: 296762

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

1. Honor did have to get up close and personal to have any results, and then determined it was pretty much a one use weapon if the other side cottoned on. 2. The Manticoreans then installed them on their missile boats, which mirrors the narrative in the Companion. 3. I'm pretty sure there are a lot ...