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by Condottiere
Sat May 31, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Real world stateroom
Replies: 24
Views: 1906

Re: Real world stateroom

1. The problem is, the stateroom costs appear to be drawn out of a hat. 2. If you look at airline economics, it more or less costs the same to transport one person from point A to B, the difference being as to how much it's worth to each passenger for the service. 3. In exchange for an inordinate am...
by Condottiere
Fri May 30, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is The K'kree Navy A Threat - I Think Not! / Virus
Replies: 210
Views: 17116

Re: Is The K'kree Navy A Threat - I Think Not! / Virus

Vegan; imposed value system; big government.

Progressive liberals?
by Condottiere
Fri May 30, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The many uses for Graphene
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: The many uses for Graphene

We were promised plastic computer chips a while back.
by Condottiere
Fri May 30, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2657
Views: 227647

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

1. Jump capable smallcraft - you have to wonder if the above inflatable craft would count towards the hundred ton minimum. 2. Custom sized adventure hulls - apparently you add the lower ratio to the upper ratio and split the difference according to the Frontiersman Scout; probably applicable to smal...
by Condottiere
Fri May 30, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2657
Views: 227647

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

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by Condottiere
Fri May 30, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2657
Views: 227647

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Escort Carriers 20. Of course, the other immediate launch method is through dispersed structure configuration, which the Solomani were noted to have 150K carriers. 21. Mongoose has docking clamps, which sidesteps the need for a dispersed structure, which would make any vessel, especially a military ...
by Condottiere
Fri May 30, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pilots use thoughts to control aircraft
Replies: 35
Views: 2589

Re: Pilots use thoughts to control aircraft

I think there are two approaches possible:

1. Interpreting brain signals

2. Using the nervous system, twitching phantom or actual muscles.
by Condottiere
Fri May 30, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Weapons Playtest - Second Round
Replies: 137
Views: 11098

Re: Weapons Playtest - Second Round

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by Condottiere
Fri May 30, 2014 7:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is The K'kree Navy A Threat - I Think Not! / Virus
Replies: 210
Views: 17116

Re: Is The K'kree Navy A Threat - I Think Not! / Virus

Most importantly, we don't need to feel any moral qualms in exterminating them, much like we need to feel no qualms into biting into a Big Mac.
by Condottiere
Thu May 29, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2657
Views: 227647

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Escort Carriers 10. The fighters picked to be part of the air group would reflect the threat they believed they would face. 11. Normally, you could get away with loading up ordnance on fighters, but design rules are very specific, so it comes down to figuring out which fighters or combination would ...
by Condottiere
Thu May 29, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pilots use thoughts to control aircraft
Replies: 35
Views: 2589

Re: Pilots use thoughts to control aircraft

You probably also need some kind of filter, so that when you're distracted, the interface doesn't interpret that as weapons lock on the nearest aircraft.
by Condottiere
Thu May 29, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pilots use thoughts to control aircraft
Replies: 35
Views: 2589

Re: Pilots use thoughts to control aircraft

Probably needs to be refined, especially for more complex manoeuvring; perhaps, for the best results you need to physically jack in.
by Condottiere
Thu May 29, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial Law and Governance
Replies: 33
Views: 2687

Re: Imperial Law and Governance

Planetary nukes are easy to detect, and there are no excuses, except possibly Independence Day, but probably any attack with WMDs like biological and chemical weapons will get Imperium attention.
by Condottiere
Thu May 29, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Stellar type generation tables
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Stellar type generation tables

I heard somewhere they found a double black hole.
by Condottiere
Thu May 29, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Weapons Playtest - Second Round
Replies: 137
Views: 11098

Re: Weapons Playtest - Second Round

If small arms PGMPs are effective on ship hulls, the temptation will be to armour up and get real close and personal (or more precisely, that's what I would do), which I presume would also fall under strafing runs.
by Condottiere
Thu May 29, 2014 6:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is The K'kree Navy A Threat - I Think Not! / Virus
Replies: 210
Views: 17116

Re: Is The K'kree Navy A Threat - I Think Not! / Virus

Obviously, you need to intercept their ships before they make landfall, especially their troopships.

Also, the flipside of being big enough to carry lots of equipment is that you become a larger target, worthy of ship smart missiles.
by Condottiere
Thu May 29, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Real world stateroom
Replies: 24
Views: 1906

Re: Real world stateroom

I have a side project with the working title Space Gnomes; obviously, their staterooms and corridors will be smaller and tighter, and you can really lower the ceiling.

The default size of stateroom is just a number to help design accounting.
by Condottiere
Thu May 29, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rubber suited alien syndrome
Replies: 22
Views: 1936

Re: Rubber suited alien syndrome

Well ...

Vargr greetings.

Aslan marking territory.

Hiver kama sutra (also known as thumb wrestling).
by Condottiere
Wed May 28, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2657
Views: 227647

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Escort Carriers 1. It's a rather vague term, and there really is now no current day equivalent, as carriers are now purpose built from the outset. 2. Traveller light carriers are around 30KT, 100 twenty-ton fighter, 30 forty-ton fighters and two launch tubes. 3. The Solomani had pocket carriers duri...
by Condottiere
Wed May 28, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Precursor to Powered Armor
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Re: Precursor to Powered Armor

Stillsuits; however, solid waste is fed some bacteria that converts into energy.