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by Condottiere
Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Romance Movies
Replies: 66
Views: 10998

Re: Space Romance Movies

One thing to note is that most of the time, we have to scrape the barrel to find scifi films to fit the criteria.
by Condottiere
Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Is In The Mainstream
Replies: 41
Views: 6139

Re: Traveller Is In The Mainstream

For the kind of breakthrough necessary, you need a high grossing movie.
by Condottiere
Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Is In The Mainstream
Replies: 41
Views: 6139

Re: Traveller Is In The Mainstream

Needs a generously funded and well written movie, with an excellent director and good actors.
by Condottiere
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3316
Views: 603625

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Space Stations: Junkers Easijet Design Thirty-tonne Boat - ss30.8E 0/1 1/2 MCr 0.42 .. Standard .. Wedge configuration .. Artificially gravitated .. Self-sealing MCr 0.3 .. Heat Shielding MCr 3.0 .. Aerofins - 1.5-tonnes MCr 0.15 . Control Cabin 7D - six-tonnes MCr 0.09 .. Computer - amd1.7D MCr 0....
by Condottiere
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3316
Views: 603625

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Space Stations: Junkers Wherry Design Thirty-tonne Boat - ss30.8E 0/1 1/2 MCr 0.42 .. Standard .. Wedge configuration .. Artificially gravitated .. Self-sealing MCr 0.3 .. Heat Shielding MCr 3.0 .. Aerofins - 1.5-tonnes MCr 0.15 . Command Module 7D - one-tonne MCr 0.07 .. Computer - amd1.7D MCr 0.0...
by Condottiere
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Really Big Meson Guns
Replies: 39
Views: 6412

Re: Really Big Meson Guns

Apparently, chemical batteries would give you a stealth boost.
by Condottiere
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Really Big Meson Guns
Replies: 39
Views: 6412

Re: Really Big Meson Guns

Warships are built around weapon systems, and the most appropriate example I can think off that involves the entirety of the ship, would be a prow mounted ram.
by Condottiere
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range
Replies: 61
Views: 10574

Re: [House Rule] armour adjustments by dton range

It's obvious that the thickness of armour is going to be different between a half a megaton spherical Tigress and whatever a two hundred kay tee Plankwell is, let alone an assault shuttle. Though representing this, besides stating the actual armour thickness, general or sectionally specific, would r...
by Condottiere
Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3316
Views: 603625

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Space Stations: Thirty-Tonne Hulls Manufacturer: Junkers Raumschiff- und Motorenwerke AG Hull type hull/structure ship personal artificially-/non-gravitated costs ss30.77 0/1 1/2 MCr -.-/0.3 ss30.78 0/1 1/2 MCr -.-/0.285 ss30.79 0/1 1/2 MCr -.-/0.27 ss30.7A 0/1 1/2 MCr -.-/0.255 ss30.7B 0/1 1/2 MCr...
by Condottiere
Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Romance Movies
Replies: 66
Views: 10998

Re: Space Romance Movies

Agent "Red" Ryder Hood is despatched by Mother, the codename of the current Imperial Intelligence Coordinator in the Spinward Marches to deliver classified information on a computer chip about the time and locations of Vargr raids along the frontier, to the Sector Grand Marshal. She's intercepted by...
by Condottiere
Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3316
Views: 603625

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Jump Drives and Batteries

Fast–Cycle Jump: A normal jump drive requires the engine to be prepped before jump, and the ship cannot jump again until the engine has been prepared and the ship’s batteries have recharged.

Can't be capacitors, since these couldn't normally be pre-charged.
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3316
Views: 603625

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Junkers Rescue Ship Catamaran Mark One Forty tonne Control pod - 40.8E 0/1 4/5 MCr 0.98 . Bridge - BH100.7D 10-tonnes MCr 0.35 .. Computer - amd1.7D MCr 0.021 .. Sensors - standard .. Ship's Locker - [one-tonne] .. Airlock - [one-tonne] . Jump Drive - J00sE9.C1 7-tonnes MCr 5.95 . Grav D...
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How grav drives may work.
Replies: 40
Views: 6542

Re: How grav drives may work.

The field also acts as a heat insulator.

Physical object that passes through the field would feel the full effect.
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Soviet space shuttle programme
Replies: 22
Views: 3976

Re: Soviet space shuttle programme

The British didn't have the resources like America, and what they did have went to various programmes with varying degrees of success.
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 995
Views: 266977

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Solomani Confederation Navy

If the Navy is expected to do everything, including coast guarding, surveying, patrolling, fighting, etcetera, and needs to employ para-civilian specialists, that would make them the equivalent of Starfleet.

Councillor Troi would be the onboard Solsec commissioner.
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Romance Movies
Replies: 66
Views: 10998

Re: Space Romance Movies

The problem with spaceliner movies is that they are inherently uninteresting, while spacelabs are easy to film, but also inherently uninteresting Futurama, I believe, did have a Titanic episode. If you reinterpret 2001, HAL has an unrequited love for Bowman, and decides that if he can't have him, no...
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3316
Views: 603625

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Alphabet Hulls Manufacturer: Junkers Raumschiff- und Motorenwerke AG Hull type hull/structure ship personal 40.CC 1/1 8/10 MCr 1.4 40.CD 1/1 8/10 MCr 1.33 40.CE 1/1 8/10 MCr 1.26 Notes 1. Junkers have a line of hundred tonne catamaran rescue ships. 2. The forty tonne capsule makes up th...
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dark Matter scyfy series
Replies: 55
Views: 6960

Re: Dark Matter scyfy series

Androgynoid, unless proved otherwise.