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by Condottiere
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does the Scout come with weapons?
Replies: 33
Views: 7163

Re: Does the Scout come with weapons?

As I recall, when alternate methods of energy production became options, it was made quite clear that only custom made shipboard fusion power plants could activate the jump drive, as they were inefficient when compared to normal fusion power plants, but specifically designed to overclock in order to...
by Condottiere
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship design note: liquid hydrogen is not dense
Replies: 11
Views: 2982

Re: Ship design note: liquid hydrogen is not dense

No sudden turns.
by Condottiere
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ammunition tracking
Replies: 8
Views: 2557

Re: Ammunition tracking

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by Condottiere
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3090
Views: 434280

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Engineering, Jump Drive Physics and Physics in 4 Dimensions…How? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkHL1GNU18M https://i.ytimg.com/vi/nkHL1GNU18M/hqdefault.jpg Jumping doesn't drop you down a rabbit hole, your starship just gains an extra dimension that both keeps you in the current Einste...
by Condottiere
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 682
Views: 184653

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Military Personnel as Percentage of Total Population (1900-2019) Worldwide today, there are more than 20 million serving in the armed forces. Today, China had the largest military force in the world, with more than 2 million active military personnel. India, the United States, Russia and North kore...
by Condottiere
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 682
Views: 184653

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Natural armour class.
by Condottiere
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Era, how accurate?
Replies: 35
Views: 6380

Re: New Era, how accurate?

Which dynasty?

Also, sometimes to get ahead, bureaucrats had to give up something near and dear to their hearts.
by Condottiere
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship design note: liquid hydrogen is not dense
Replies: 11
Views: 2982

Re: Ship design note: liquid hydrogen is not dense

Question has always been what's the source of inertial compensation, manoeuvre drive or hull embedded, and if it's local or a field effect.

Then what happens if latency gets involved.

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by Condottiere
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ammunition tracking
Replies: 8
Views: 2557

Re: Ammunition tracking

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by Condottiere
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does the Scout come with weapons?
Replies: 33
Views: 7163

Re: Does the Scout come with weapons?

In order to use the jump drive, the ship requires a number of Power points equal to ten percent of the hull’s total tonnage multiplied by the maximum jump number the drive is capable of.

Does not specify source.


Jump drives cannot be engaged with solar panels deployed.

Caveat.
by Condottiere
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3090
Views: 434280

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Subspace Woofers and TIE Pilots Test New Stereo System Some TIE pilots decide to test their new stereo systems on a couple of unlucky travelers. And yes, that is Lucio flying them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEX5uB7f33I https://i.ytimg.com/vi/WEX5uB7f33I/maxresdefault.jpg https://i...
by Condottiere
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 682
Views: 184653

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

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by Condottiere
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Era, how accurate?
Replies: 35
Views: 6380

Re: New Era, how accurate?

1. Think of the Vilani as Persians, the Terrans as Greeks, and the Third Imperium as Rome. 2. Apocalyptic events were introduced into various roleplaying games, in varying degrees of success and disruption of the setting. 3. Warhammer is always on the verge of destruction; Reconstruction appears to ...
by Condottiere
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship design note: liquid hydrogen is not dense
Replies: 11
Views: 2982

Re: Ship design note: liquid hydrogen is not dense

Lots of fuel sloshing about in the tanks during acceleration can't be good.
by Condottiere
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Are Multiple Medic Checks Allowed?
Replies: 9
Views: 2475

Re: Are Multiple Medic Checks Allowed?

I would have thought that speeding up a patient's metabolism would make things worse.
by Condottiere
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does the Scout come with weapons?
Replies: 33
Views: 7163

Re: Does the Scout come with weapons?

The jump drive can be battery operated.

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by Condottiere
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New to Traveller... questions
Replies: 37
Views: 5316

Re: New to Traveller... questions

Unsurprisingly, there aren't much good live action science fiction television series available orientated on small ship dynamics; Blake's Seven feels dated and Space Nineteen Ninety Nine alien. Currently watching Star Trek Enterprise, which I missed the first time through, but now enjoying on OLED; ...
by Condottiere
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fuel costs--jumps vs. weeks of operation
Replies: 19
Views: 4026

Re: Fuel costs--jumps vs. weeks of operation

Default is pretty simple: ten percent per parsec to be jumped, the balance dependent on fuel consumption by the power plant, which views manoeuvre drive power requirements as overhead.
by Condottiere
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Are Multiple Medic Checks Allowed?
Replies: 9
Views: 2475

Re: Are Multiple Medic Checks Allowed?

If there's a factor change, the medic either notices something new or remembers a more effective treatment.

Or a better medical practitioner takes an interest.
by Condottiere
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does the Scout come with weapons?
Replies: 33
Views: 7163

Re: Does the Scout come with weapons?

I believe the technical term would be demilitarized.

As regards to power budget deficits, that may lie more with the game designers and edition evolution.