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by Tom Kalbfus
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Galaxy
Replies: 53
Views: 13036

Re: World War II Galaxy

Here are some preliminary tonnages of single seat space fighters:
Fock-Wulf Fw 190: 30.28 tons
Henkel He 112: 26.7 tons
North American P-51 Mustang: 38 tons
Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen (Zero): 24.8 tons
by Tom Kalbfus
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Galaxy
Replies: 53
Views: 13036

Re: World War II Galaxy

https://media.defense.gov/2007/Oct/22/2000439185/-1/-1/0/071022-F-1234S-011.JPG A U.S. Army Air Force Curtiss P-40E Warhawk of the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio (USA). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss_P-40_Warhawk http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7412/11723938423_...
by Tom Kalbfus
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Galaxy
Replies: 53
Views: 13036

Re: World War II Galaxy

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b9/Spitfire_LF_IXC_MH434.jpg Spitfire LF Mk IX, MH434 being flown by Ray Hanna in 2005. This aircraft shot down a Focke-Wulf Fw 190 in 1943 while serving with No. 222 Squadron RAF. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Spitfire https://learningfr...
by Tom Kalbfus
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Galaxy
Replies: 53
Views: 13036

Re: World War II Galaxy

https://www.cgstudio.com/imgd/l/50/55190623ccff7562398b4567/9841.jpg North American P-51D-5-NA Mustang #44-13926 from the 375th Fighter Squadron. Aircraft crashed on 9 August 1944, and the pilot was killed. The aircraft located at the Olympic Flight Museum in Olympia, Washington, which carries the ...
by Tom Kalbfus
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Galaxy
Replies: 53
Views: 13036

Re: World War II Galaxy

I Think I would like to work on vehicles this time around, rolling up random worlds gets a little monotonous. Lets start with the various aircraft, which we will turn into spacecraft. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/79/Fw_190A-3_JG_2_in_Britain_1942.jpg A German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-...
by Tom Kalbfus
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World War II Galaxy
Replies: 53
Views: 13036

Re: World War II Galaxy

Hi Tom, Any further developments with your World War II Galaxy setting ? Thanks ! Gary I haven't worked on it in a while. Basically its a pseudo-Star Wars campaign, with Hitler replacing Emperor Palpatine. I did the work on another computer, which is now broken, but I posted everything here. I was ...
by Tom Kalbfus
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Creating "new" characters
Replies: 17
Views: 3433

Re: Creating "new" characters

When a character dies, you should ask the remaining characters how they plan to fill in the gap because there likely is a gap in the group's skills. This is particularly easy if the gaming group is based around the idea of the crew of a small ship. If the person who died was the pilot, the characte...
by Tom Kalbfus
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Creating "new" characters
Replies: 17
Views: 3433

Re: Creating "new" characters

What if your ship has a vat where you could grow clones of deceased characters?
by Tom Kalbfus
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: First Man, Let's do Neil Armstrong as a Traveller character
Replies: 2
Views: 1396

Re: First Man, Let's do Neil Armstrong as a Traveller character

I don't know enough about their respective backgrounds to write up a detailed Travellerization, but having read "The Right Stuff," I know that most of the Apollo astronauts were fighter pilots in the Korean War who had been test pilots afterward. Based on that book, all of them had Flyer (Wing)-3 o...
by Tom Kalbfus
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: First Man, Let's do Neil Armstrong as a Traveller character
Replies: 2
Views: 1396

First Man, Let's do Neil Armstrong as a Traveller character

I got an idea, let's do Mongoose Traveller characters of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings. https://www.universetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Apollo-11-Crew-Photo1.jpg Maybe write an adventure for those characters when the fi...
by Tom Kalbfus
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Interstellar Telepathic Twins
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Re: Interstellar Telepathic Twins

With enough baud, it could actually be one person in two places at once!
by Tom Kalbfus
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Reciprical Warp Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 1853

Re: Reciprical Warp Drive

Here is a map of sectors 1, 2, and 3. Each square is 1 light year across.
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by Tom Kalbfus
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Interstellar Telepathic Twins
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Re: Interstellar Telepathic Twins

Well Heinlein used that idea in "Time for the Stars". Tom and Pat were telepath pairs. One stayed on Earth and the other was sent off in a torch ship to look for new real estate. Telepathy does not obey the speed of light, so is instant. This let the results get back to Earth as soon as the explore...
by Tom Kalbfus
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Interstellar Telepathic Twins
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Interstellar Telepathic Twins

What if there was a pair of identical twins that could communicate telepathically with each other over interstellar distances, lets say up to a distance of 100 parsecs. Lets further suppose that this ability came in the form of two 13 year old girls named Sarah and Ivy, and the PCs discovered this p...
by Tom Kalbfus
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Reciprical Warp Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 1853

Re: Reciprical Warp Drive

Here is the nearest destination outside the Solar System


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by Tom Kalbfus
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Inhabited Gas Giants
Replies: 10
Views: 2479

Re: Inhabited Gas Giants

Assuming there's some economic value in it to colonize the moons. Floating cities would have the advantage that they could move out of the way of maybe a meteor strike, or the dark side of the moon when a solar flare is predicted. They would be a good place to refuel your starship, they could sell ...
by Tom Kalbfus
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is SOC per society?
Replies: 74
Views: 14323

Re: Is SOC per society?

Makes one wonder why the character gets the SOC score and not the society. Different societies may have different opinions about specific individuals based on the previous experience with them. On one planet a character might be very popular, and on another, he might not be, so why should a characte...
by Tom Kalbfus
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is SOC per society?
Replies: 74
Views: 14323

Re: Is SOC per society?

According to the list below, was no five-year period when George Washington was the richest person in the US (or the colonies immediately before independence). John Hancock was the richest in 1790, but he was never the president. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_richest_Americans_in_history Th...
by Tom Kalbfus
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Inhabited Gas Giants
Replies: 10
Views: 2479

Re: Inhabited Gas Giants

steve98052 wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:02 pm
See also:

http://wiki.travellerrpg.com/Jgd-ll-jagd
These are creatures that evolved in a gas giant as opposed to just living there. Humans didn't evolve to live in space either, that is why they wear spacesuits.
by Tom Kalbfus
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is SOC per society?
Replies: 74
Views: 14323

Re: Is SOC per society?

Washington wasn't a farmer, he and his family were major landowners with his father holding County Sheriff's position. Washington also got commissioned into the Colonial forces with his last rank as Colonel. ( Got stymied on getting a British Officer's commission.) After that he expanded his holdin...