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by wbnc
Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD: sensors in FTL
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: 2300AD: sensors in FTL

For those of you knowledgeable of Traveller 2300AD ruleset: any hint of how sensors work in FTL? In stutterwarp mode it is not clear to me what is the use of sensors: after all the ship is travelling much faster than the light a sensor can detect. But it does not seem to me very reasonable to go in...
by wbnc
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jackers
Replies: 17
Views: 1328

Re: Jackers

Condottiere wrote:Wouldn't usually associate cyberpunk with Traveller, and would really suspect that millenia of experience would make cyber security pretty much a given.
I think you mean Hackers...and in a millennia, the hackers have been just as busy as the systems security guys..
by wbnc
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jackers
Replies: 17
Views: 1328

Re: Jackers

I use the term in a lot of scenarios..usually a Jacker in my games use trickery or sabotage to get aboard and disable a ship at a critical point. Usually they have inside help picking targets and getting the travel routes,cargo manifests, an passenger lists, of a likely target ahead of time..such as...
by wbnc
Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Galaxy
Replies: 53
Views: 13612

Re: World War II Galaxy

If you realllllllly want to make people sweat when they travel...Make everyone share the same hyperspace...intercept ad hyperspace combat are possible, and add something that allows shis to slip up undetected on each other..Dust debris, gas clouds, energy geysers....what ever. If there is a constant...
by wbnc
Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space mining today
Replies: 19
Views: 1624

Re: Space mining today

One needs to be careful reading too economic theory into the Traveller system. It's shaky enough already! :) realistically any given system has all the resources a colony needs between planets, steroids and Oort/Kuiper objects. Interstellar trade would only work if the colonies were either seriousl...
by wbnc
Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Atsreoid cicuit ship
Replies: 18
Views: 1304

Re: Atsreoid cicuit ship

Good points all around. it'd be a very situation specific idea..and one that might need just a bit of Referee finesse to make work. I like the idea more as a set piece for specific adventures, or scenarios. In a setting where it had become an obsolete, relic of pre interstellar flight..say an isolat...
by wbnc
Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Atsreoid cicuit ship
Replies: 18
Views: 1304

Atsreoid cicuit ship

So while looking over the space Mining thread, I had an idea for a fairly low tech interplanatary ferry. Take an appropriately sized asteroid, hollow it out. Build a habitat and warehousing facility inside the shell. Then set it up in an orbit that passes near to two planets in the same system. The ...
by wbnc
Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space mining today
Replies: 19
Views: 1624

Re: Space mining today

Debris control could be achieved with something as simple as a large woven mesh of high strength fiber. Since the particles would have a relatively low velocity relative to the mesh. Both would be moving with the parent asteroid or comet so, all you have to absorb is the energy imparted on the fragm...
by wbnc
Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Zhodani 10ton fighter
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Re: Zhodani 10ton fighter

Ya know I am getting great feedback on this little guy. Glad to have people expressing their opinions,both here and over a CoTI, along with constructive critique. I have a few ideas to tweak the design, incorporating the feedback....so feel free to add anything else. Hopefully getting you guys invol...
by wbnc
Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3077
Views: 394629

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

As for inflight guidance, you could have the canister spool a fibre optic wire behind it, updating target information just before the mini missile separates and acquires it on it's own, though I think it's potential is best exploited by fire and forget. In flight guidance isn't a major issue. The A...
by wbnc
Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3077
Views: 394629

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Armaments and Sandcasting Sandcasting is remarkably lacking in operational details, but basically the canister is thrown out without guidance or propulsion. However, if you view the canister as a container format, you can put stuff inside it that can include guidance and/or propulsion, ...
by wbnc
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3077
Views: 394629

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

i've heard that idea somewhere else recently :D Sand and pebble can lead to some confusion, since most people go..Oh well it's just a bucket of sand and talcum powder.... But if it's a ball bearing the size of you fist, its a bit more intimidating than a "pebble" if i remember most sub munitions are...
by wbnc
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3077
Views: 394629

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

AndrewW wrote:
wbnc wrote:Torpedo barbettes however do not specify they have an internal magazine.
High Guard Page: 49 wrote:Each torpedo takes up two and half tons of space. They are normally purchased in two–shot loads of five tons each. A barbette holds two torpedoes.
Missed that thanks Andrew....
by wbnc
Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300ad-the release schedule
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: 2300ad-the release schedule

I may have to rebuild my 2300 library at this rate.
by wbnc
Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3077
Views: 394629

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

You're right, the railgun barbette does have an internal magazine of twenty rounds. If we don't want to make the fifty tonne missile bay redundant, we'll have to make it the barbette equipped with six launchers, which would take up a tonne, with loaders, and you could allocate three or three and a ...
by wbnc
Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3077
Views: 394629

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Armaments and Missile Barbettes It's a thought exercise seeing how many launchers you could fit in a five tonne barbette. As mentioned, I doubt that the handling equipment would be able to load all the launchers in the same round within the remaining space. As for the missile bays, as t...
by wbnc
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3077
Views: 394629

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

My theory is that each Vargr spaceship, even built using the same template, from the same yard, and by the same people, will eventually be at least internally unique, based on the tastes of her captain(s), and the tinkering and runarounds of technical and engineering personnel. Well **** Boy, you d...
by wbnc
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:26 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3077
Views: 394629

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Armaments and Missile Barbettes 1. The version I like is going to be slightly larger than five tonnes. Maybe not. 2. What you do is take four missile packs, place them off centre in a square turntable facing in the directions of the compass. 3. With a single fire control console, you co...
by wbnc
Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:32 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3077
Views: 394629

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Personally I think that sand casters have more value when used defensively. They might make the difference whether a cargo transport is disabled by beams or survives until help arrives. There are better offensive weapons and at least the alternative ammo that the rulebooks offer seems near worthles...
by wbnc
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A Topic With Gravity
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: A Topic With Gravity

yep, gas giants have solid cores...Of Metallic Hydrogen. Or at least in theory.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallic_hydrogen