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by Rick
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dying UK girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen
Replies: 36
Views: 4215

Re: Dying UK girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen

Sounds like tech level inflation. The difference between tech level 25 and tech level 16 is the same as tech level 15 and tech level 6. The problem is there is not much happening from tech levels 16, 17, 18, and 19, they are basically the same tech level and its hard to tell the difference between ...
by Rick
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dying UK girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen
Replies: 36
Views: 4215

Re: Dying UK girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen

Just out of curiosity, where are these Darrien Transporters anyway? I thought matter transmission was a lot higher than TL G. The Classic Book Worlds has a technology table which lists matter transporters as Tech Level 16, and the Spinward Marches supplement lists Darrian as Tech Level 16, due to v...
by Rick
Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dying UK girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen
Replies: 36
Views: 4215

Re: Dying UK girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen

They're frozen only after they have already died. Please show me in any of the OTU books where there is a drug, procedure or process to 'cure' being dead. I'd say the only adventure possibility would be a frozen zombie outbreak on Titan. :twisted: There are different levels of dead. If you have all...
by Rick
Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dying UK girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen
Replies: 36
Views: 4215

Re: Dying UK girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen

Spartan159 wrote:Tech Level 14+ Autodoc?
Possibly, if the unproven freezing techniques used today actually worked. That's a big 'if', positively monumental in fact. Otherwise, the time delay is somewhat beyond the 15 mins required.
by Rick
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dying UK girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen
Replies: 36
Views: 4215

Re: Dying UK girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen

They're frozen only after they have already died. Please show me in any of the OTU books where there is a drug, procedure or process to 'cure' being dead.

I'd say the only adventure possibility would be a frozen zombie outbreak on Titan. :twisted:
by Rick
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller none-Human jokes
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

Re: Traveller none-Human jokes

So what you are saying is that, in the umpteen thousand years from now until the current Traveller year, humaniti still hasn't learned a damned thing about diversity and we're still going around making insulting and condescending jokes about sophonts who look different? Shame on you.
by Rick
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Northstar Ringworld
Replies: 29
Views: 4878

Re: Northstar Ringworld

There is a description of a ringworld in the classic Traveller book Worlds, and it specifically describes Niven's ringworld, so I assume it is not the planet Saturn, which also has been described as a "ring world". Besides, what sort of ringworld would be interesting for you? An asteroid belt is no...
by Rick
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Northstar Ringworld
Replies: 29
Views: 4878

Re: Northstar Ringworld

I always assumed that the Traveller Ringworld was a collective term for any sort of habitat ring, not just the very specific Dyson Ring. The O'Neill Halo in the Nights Dawn trilogy is a ringworld, a ring of individual asteroid habitats in geostationary orbit around Earth (later on in the series is a...
by Rick
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A Galactic Campaign setting
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: A Galactic Campaign setting

Ok Tom, I am familiar with the Foundation series and you have released a lot of information not really germane to the question I asked. So I'll try again - why is a vast, sprawling area of space important to your setting? What is special about this setting that it needs such a huge canvas to work wi...
by Rick
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A Galactic Campaign setting
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: A Galactic Campaign setting

Interesting. But does it need to be so vast in it's scope? Some of the best sci-fi has been in extremely limited locales - Firefly; a few planets, but detailed and varied. The Expanse; just the solar system, again detailed and varied settings on each of the planets. With most of the others, even wit...
by Rick
Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Stargate: Non-SG1 Campaign
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: Stargate: Non-SG1 Campaign

What's holding them back are the miniaturized electronics in the artifact, it takes a while to examine and reverse engineer, the alien languages need to be translated, the Soviet agents are reporting developments to Moscow. The Soviet Union collapses, but the Russians do some poking around a bit la...
by Rick
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Stargate: Non-SG1 Campaign
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: Stargate: Non-SG1 Campaign

Well for a start, if it was found in 1930's Egypt and stored in a warehouse until recently, then that warehouse would either be in the UK (in which case it would be a UK/ESA mission) or still in Egypt (in which case it might be an Egyptian/Russian mission); the chances of it being a US/NASA mission ...
by Rick
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Royal Navy is gonna be toothless for a while...
Replies: 36
Views: 5375

Re: The Royal Navy is gonna be toothless for a while...

How many European Countries have aircraft carrier fleets? Do you think its much cheaper to call on the US Navy for help? You know if the UK is going to rely so much on the United States, why don't it just become part of the United States? If not, then it should be able to defend itself without a ma...
by Rick
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would you do with a magazine of 20 antimatter missiles?
Replies: 17
Views: 1994

Re: What would you do with a magazine of 20 antimatter missiles?

One thing about an AM bomb that similar to a nuclear weapon, a detonator. In both cases something is needed to activate the material that will explode. A nuclear bomb is a two part block of fissionable (fusionable) material that are below critical mass. It takes a primary explosion to drive the mat...
by Rick
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would you do with a magazine of 20 antimatter missiles?
Replies: 17
Views: 1994

Re: What would you do with a magazine of 20 antimatter missiles?

One thing about an AM bomb that similar to a nuclear weapon, a detonator. In both cases something is needed to activate the material that will explode. A nuclear bomb is a two part block of fissionable (fusionable) material that are below critical mass. It takes a primary explosion to drive the mat...
by Rick
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Al Capone: Space Pirate
Replies: 14
Views: 3166

Re: Al Capone: Space Pirate

But couldn't he do the same with a pirate organization, he rose to the top of his organization, maybe he could do the same with theirs. I'd say l Capone would have something to trade with them, if he holds one end of he wormhole, and they hold their half. For one thing there is access to the past, ...
by Rick
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Al Capone: Space Pirate
Replies: 14
Views: 3166

Re: Al Capone: Space Pirate

They'd have to cure him of syphilis first. So what on earth would a poorly educated 1930's jumped-up street thug ever be able to offer a group of sci-fi space pirates? Work out what he could offer them and then you might possibly have an idea. So Al Capone is just a common ordinary everyday street ...
by Rick
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How would you use this?
Replies: 12
Views: 1980

Re: How would you use this?

The Wellsian time travel scenario involves an inventor who discovers an "alien" artifact which allows two-way time travel, this is part of a much larger time machine, the larger part is beyond repair, but by studying it, the inventor is able to build a steam powered device that can control the time...
by Rick
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Al Capone: Space Pirate
Replies: 14
Views: 3166

Re: Al Capone: Space Pirate

They'd have to cure him of syphilis first.
So what on earth would a poorly educated 1930's jumped-up street thug ever be able to offer a group of sci-fi space pirates? Work out what he could offer them and then you might possibly have an idea.
by Rick
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Roman Imperium
Replies: 24
Views: 3918

Re: The Roman Imperium

Enslavement was viewed as a punishment, if you were an enemy of Rome and your were captured, if your crimes weren't severe enough to justify execution, you were enslaved. Slaves could after a time purchase their own freedom. Yes and no - most slaves were hereditary, in that there parents were slave...