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by Condottiere
Tue May 13, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New computer paradigm
Replies: 48
Views: 3213

Re: New computer paradigm

As someone pointed out to me somewhere else, you can't parallelly run Core Computers, according to the descriptive text.

But if you isolate them, I don't see a problem.
by Condottiere
Tue May 13, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Adventure Ideas for the Solomani Rim
Replies: 11
Views: 1746

Re: Adventure Ideas for the Solomani Rim

For ideas, you could watch The Americans, with Keri Russell.
by Condottiere
Tue May 13, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3075
Views: 391779

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Smallest Fusion Power Plant

- sA"
- 1 ton
- 2.666667 MCr.
- 0.0667 tons fuel consumption/fortnight
- one third energy output of sA
- Power plant Factor One for a 6.67 ton smallcraft
by Condottiere
Mon May 12, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3075
Views: 391779

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Actual Smallcraft Fusion Power Plant Fuel Consumption PP - tons per two weeks sA - 0.2 sB - 0.4 sC - 0.6 sD - 0.8 sE - 1.0 sF - 1.2 sG - 1.4 sH - 1.6 sJ - 1.8 sK - 2.0 Fuel efficiency is designed in the following: sL - 2.1 sM - 2.2 sN - 2.3 sP - 2.4 sQ - 2.5 sR - 2.6 sS - 2.7 sT - 2.8 sU - 2.9 sV - ...
by Condottiere
Mon May 12, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3075
Views: 391779

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Jump Capacitors 1. Going by the Black Globe, a ton is 3 MCr., and twenty percent of a Jump Drive consists of it. 2. aA Jump Drive would have two tons of capacitors, which each produce thirty six energy points. 3. That would mean the remaining non-capacitor tonnage is eight tons and valued at 4 MCr.....
by Condottiere
Mon May 12, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3075
Views: 391779

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Or, I could add in a third lazy-susan half-storey beneath the middle and place the manoevre drive there, so it could swivel in any direction.
by Condottiere
Sun May 11, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3075
Views: 391779

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Venture Class features 1. Originally envisoned with three telescoping legs ending in a pad, as being the cheapest variant, since my expectation was that with a grav drive VTOL would be the method of launching and landing. 2. Two telescopic legs were to be neighbouring the bridge, and one directly in...
by Condottiere
Sun May 11, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3075
Views: 391779

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Fusion Power Plants 1. If the magnetic bottle goes critical, you might want to eject the core. That would mean it would be located close to the hull. 2. @ sideranautae - Less critical events might just mean venting the energy in the form of heat, something the Rebellion picked up on. 3. sE - Theoret...
by Condottiere
Sun May 11, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Adventure Ideas for the Solomani Rim
Replies: 11
Views: 1746

Re: Adventure Ideas for the Solomani Rim

1. Industrial espionage, especially TL15/16 projects with military applications. 2. General staff contingency plans. 3. Subverting Imperium VIPs, bureaucrats, media, corporate management, military, etcetera with influence or access. 4. Military deployments. Finding out if there is a pattern which in...
by Condottiere
Sun May 11, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Psionics in the 3rd Imperium - 1105ish
Replies: 19
Views: 2337

Re: Psionics in the 3rd Imperium - 1105ish

Sure, the question seems to be social acceptance, and how widespread the practice is.

Or you skew the dice rolls in favour of the protagonists and recreate Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.
by Condottiere
Sun May 11, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3075
Views: 391779

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Venture Class 1. I don't recall if Grav Drives need exhaust vents. 2. If they don't, then they could be positioned anywhere, much like Jump Drives. 3. This useful, as in a saucer shaped hull, they can all be placed centrally, balancing out the weight, and removing the danger of lopsiding if forward ...
by Condottiere
Sun May 11, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller: Mirror Universe
Replies: 60
Views: 6803

Re: Traveller: Mirror Universe

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by Condottiere
Sun May 11, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jump Bubbles
Replies: 104
Views: 10274

Re: Jump Bubbles

Microjump: dead slow elevator.
by Condottiere
Sun May 11, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3075
Views: 391779

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Jump Drives: Reconciling Capital and Adventure Classes 1. Legally, the smallest Capital class Jump Drive is forty tons. 2. If you divide forty tons by seven percent, you get 5.714285714285714, or 5.7 tons. 3. This is well outside the five tons overhead in Adventure class Jump Drives. 4. This may wel...
by Condottiere
Fri May 09, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Special Ship Qualities
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

Re: Special Ship Qualities

You can probably achieve 200% fuel efficiency by doubling the size of the alphabet power plant.

Why? I'm uncertain it has something to with Heisenberg's principles.
by Condottiere
Fri May 09, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller: Mirror Universe
Replies: 60
Views: 6803

Re: Traveller: Mirror Universe

Star Wars Empire under Palpatine wasn't really racist, more Lawful Evil. It just happened that the Navy attracted citizens from the homeworld of the former Empire hat spanned most of the galaxy, and the Stormtroopers from the first colonies that rebelled.
by Condottiere
Fri May 09, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3075
Views: 391779

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Power Plant Fuel Efficiency: Alphabets 1. Out of curiousity, I deconstructed the latter half of the smallcraft alphabet power plants, to see if I could isolate any reason why they weren't in line with the expected size over power produced. 2. The stage jumped from 0.3 to 0.6 tons, but surprisingly, ...
by Condottiere
Fri May 09, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starship Budgets
Replies: 22
Views: 2477

Re: Starship Budgets

Depends a great deal on whether you encounter some form of bottleneck, whether production or political. If you're lumbered with an Naval Arms Limitation Treaty, where you can only build replacement ships after a considerable period of time, mid-life refurbishment might allow hollowing out the hull a...
by Condottiere
Fri May 09, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller: Mirror Universe
Replies: 60
Views: 6803

Re: Traveller: Mirror Universe

Unless they've evolved their racial policies, the National Socialists are rather likely to peonize or genocide every non-Solomani sophont, possibly every non-Aryan, they encounter.
by Condottiere
Fri May 09, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3075
Views: 391779

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Power Plant Fuel 1. Capital ship power plants have a stated fuel consumption of two thirds tonnage of the power plant in question. 2. This actually works out for the Adventure class generic alphabet power plants, if you minus off a ton before calculating it out. 3. For smallcraft, this tangents out,...