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by steve98052
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: fuel-cargo hybrid space
Replies: 49
Views: 1139

Re: fuel-cargo hybrid space

. . . The TL-12 ship is now clearly cheaper to operate, so slightly more profitable. Thanks for running the numbers. I should get on my computer so I can read the examples. Note that this exchange mechanism from TCS has been specifically de-canonised as far as I know. I haven't seen that, but I'm n...
by steve98052
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: fuel-cargo hybrid space
Replies: 49
Views: 1139

Re: fuel-cargo hybrid space

TL-12 ships are not cheaper to build and operate than higher tech ships, rather the opposite. Under current rules hi-tech jump tugs that carries cargo externally are cheap and flexible. Does this hold true even with the technology level adjustment for Credits in Trillion Credit Squadron (and the si...
by steve98052
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: fuel-cargo hybrid space
Replies: 49
Views: 1139

Re: fuel-cargo hybrid space

Maybe I'm confusing the rules about collapsible tanks with another edition. I thought I remembered something about hard maneuvers requiring a roll for possible rupture, and any fuel or cargo damage destroying them.
by steve98052
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: fuel-cargo hybrid space
Replies: 49
Views: 1139

Re: fuel-cargo hybrid space

So, it looks like the options are: Regular fuel space, free, no space overhead, usable for jump, but usable for fuel only. Fuel-cargo, extra cost, 5% space overhead, usable for jump, flexible. Collapsible, extra cost, 1% space overhead, not usable for jump, flexible but slow, but fragile. Demountabl...
by steve98052
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: fuel-cargo hybrid space
Replies: 49
Views: 1139

Re: fuel-cargo hybrid space

baithammer wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:00 am
Fuel/Cargo Containers From Book4 : Deep Space Exploration Handbook.
Thanks. Unfortunately, I either don't have that one or it's somewhere it shouldn't be.

What are the volume and cost figures?
by steve98052
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: fuel-cargo hybrid space
Replies: 49
Views: 1139

fuel-cargo hybrid space

I recall reading something about spaces that can be used for fuel or cargo, without the limitations of collapsible fuel tanks. For example, a modified Far Trader with 20 dtons of such space (and 20 dtons of normal fuel space) could carry 40 dtons of fuel for a Jump-2, or 20 dtons of fuel and 20 extr...
by steve98052
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Pirates of Drinax] Coreward Hierate clan map
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: [Pirates of Drinax] Coreward Hierate clan map

When travellermap data differ from another source that I want to use, on matters of allegiance, I tend to assume that the source that I don't want to use is the way someone claims things are, but not necessarily the way they are.
by steve98052
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Universe vs Star Wars vs Star Trek Tech ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1121

Re: Traveller Universe vs Star Wars vs Star Trek Tech ?

Most film settings don't have to worry about any consistent rules of science or technology. The rule of cool takes precedence. The main points of consistency are using the same technobabble, continuity of characters, and general tone (good and evil in Star Wars , exploration and ethics in Star Trek ...
by steve98052
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [High Guard] Weapon and component questions
Replies: 30
Views: 1397

Re: [High Guard] Weapon and component questions

Some editions of Traveller have had size limits that depend on technology level. Is that the case in Mongoose second, or does the million dton limit apply to all TLs? If the maximum size of a ship (or starship) varies with TL, then the ship classes would vary with the size limit. For example, if the...
by steve98052
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: radiation shielding
Replies: 4
Views: 298

radiation shielding

Gas giant refueling is a standard idea in Traveller going all the way back to classic. Radiation damage to crew and non-fiber computers is almost as old, going back to classic High Guard . I've read quite a few times over the years that Jupiter has intense radiation everywhere inside its magnetic be...
by steve98052
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 269
Views: 50501

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Instant ramen noodles have become like cash among inmates in the US. Cash is illegal in prisons. And that means everything from tuna to stamps to cigarettes have their own unique value in a trade and barter market. But ramen has quickly taken over as the most in demand products the prison system of...
by steve98052
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The futility of Pirates of Drinax?
Replies: 31
Views: 1689

Re: The futility of Pirates of Drinax?

If you don't like the Rebellion timeline, you can use the "Lorenverse" GURPS Traveller timeline. But that means more books, though the PDF editions are pretty cheap from Far Future. There will come the moment in the campaign, when my players, accustomed to systems where a few dozen starships is cons...
by steve98052
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Traveller Art]Patrol Cruisers under fire
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: [Traveller Art]Patrol Cruisers under fire

Beautiful artwork. But on first look on a small screen (my phone), the red patches in the ship's paint job match the red star background so that it looks like a transparent patch.

Zoomed in larger, that's not a problem though, and it's great stuff.
by steve98052
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Standard vs. custom design: Where do you draw the line?
Replies: 33
Views: 1699

Re: Standard vs. custom design: Where do you draw the line?

Standard designs aren't cheaper because they are cheaper to actually build , they are cheaper because you don't have to pay a huge team of highly qualified engineers to draw up the plans. That's even spelled out in some version of the rules, and it makes perfect sense to me. . . . Exactly. I think ...
by steve98052
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Delta V and orbital bombardment
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Delta V and orbital bombardment

The ability to wipe out life on entire continents with kinetic bombardment is one of those Traveller ideas that are often discussed, often with results that violate laws of social science, as well as conservation of momentum. Take the example of the starship that does a microjump, then a month long ...
by steve98052
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Pirates of Drinax] Drinaxi military at the start of the campaign
Replies: 11
Views: 749

Re: [Pirates of Drinax] Drinaxi military at the start of the campaign

. . . And handed down battle dress might be in there somewhere too. Not that unusual for the details to contradict themselves. I could see combat armor as an heirloom item. I see combat armor as an armored vacc suit where the armor components are really strong, but the vacc suit parts are pretty mu...
by steve98052
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Classic (breakaway) Cutter
Replies: 33
Views: 1619

Re: Classic (breakaway) Cutter

Another advantage of this design is that it's true to the classic design, where both the bridge-spine-engineering part and the module were able to operate independently, though for some modules the independent operation might be limited to "lie there and keep the cargo safe" for simpler modules.
by steve98052
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Dichotomy of Piracy
Replies: 69
Views: 3386

Re: The Dichotomy of Piracy

Here's an article about the greatest pirate in history: a Chinese woman.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ching_Shih
by steve98052
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 219
Views: 20329

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

Hans Rancke-Madsen is better known for his stuff on the Sword Worlds, which I think is pretty much accepted canon. Yes, he did a Sword Worlds supplement through Steve Jackson Games, with Loren Wiseman as editor, and the blessing of Marc Miller. Loren bought my only paid writing, and Hans and I shar...
by steve98052
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 269
Views: 50501

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

In some military situations, such as adding massed reinforcements to the military of one nation of a balkanized world, or delivering a massive army to a world where space superiority is absolutely established, commercial transportation would be an option.