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by F33D
Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] Life support
Replies: 75
Views: 12861

Re: [House Rule] Life support

So 5 displacement tons, will support 10 people for 3 weeks without difficulty....and by that ESTIMATE 0.2 Dtons per person, is as close as i can get to an accurate volume, per person,of life support. Including Food, water, air, and machinery to support that person. Yes, I modeled this with help fro...
by F33D
Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Colonization in Traveller
Replies: 55
Views: 6463

Re: Colonization in Traveller

What this means is that yes it's likely on earth-like planets that tall, wide-stemmed plant like organisms with broad branches and sun-catching leaf or frond-like features will exist, but whether they look more like deciduous trees, conifers, palms, fern trees or bamboo or none of the above in part...
by F33D
Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] Life support
Replies: 75
Views: 12861

Re: [House Rule] Life support

So 5 displacement tons, will support 10 people for 3 weeks without difficulty....and by that ESTIMATE 0.2 Dtons per person, is as close as i can get to an accurate volume, per person,of life support. Including Food, water, air, and machinery to support that person. Yes, I modeled this with help fro...
by F33D
Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Revised Far Trader
Replies: 64
Views: 7486

Re: Revised Far Trader

I It seems to be like the difference between buying the latest and greatest Intel chip with more processors than last year's model versus buying last year's model today, which hasn't changed in how many processors it has on a given chip, but has decreased in price. You are 100% correct. These rules...
by F33D
Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3231
Views: 543530

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Condottiere wrote:I'm thinking that like grav drives, pressor beams create that thrust directly from and away from the oriiginating device.
Grav drives, to work, would have to create a curvature for the ship to "fall into". In front of the direction of motion. Grav drives don't create "thrust".
by F33D
Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] Life support
Replies: 75
Views: 12861

Re: [House Rule] Life support

The base unit is not so large or costly that one wouldn't have multiple systems. In fact cost wise, if I understand it right, it's the same cost to add two people to a single system as to add an addition system for every two people. This makes me wonder why it takes 2/7th (hope I got that right) th...
by F33D
Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] Life support
Replies: 75
Views: 12861

Re: [House Rule] Life support

Lets start with a clarification. "Standard Stateroom/corridor/lounge/dining room tonnage costs Cr80,000/Ton." Does this include the bridge, sick bays, lab space and other spaces people might occupy? No. Just spaces that aren't otherwise listed. (Dining facilities, recreation areas, etc. ) The ones ...
by F33D
Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] Life support
Replies: 75
Views: 12861

Re: [House Rule] Life support

Reynard wrote:Unless TL 12 has matter teleporters to move gases and liquids around, circulation still needs certain minimal dimensions of ducts and piping for efficiency.
Of course. No said there were matter teleporters.
by F33D
Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] Life support
Replies: 75
Views: 12861

Re: [House Rule] Life support

I wasn't advocating that life support should be embedded in each stateroom, just that it shouldn't be concentrated in one spot, and should be distributed evenly across the spaceship, so that all of it couldn't be taken out by any single event. Not feasible to be "distributed evenly across the space...
by F33D
Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] Life support
Replies: 75
Views: 12861

Re: [House Rule] Life support

A) I believe this is the first reference to a "small" ship. I said "unless the ship were huge". I said it in another way. Not in the original post. Whatever. It is irrelevant as it would NOT add significantly to the existing "plumbing" of any ship over what it would take in a "decentralized" config...
by F33D
Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] Life support
Replies: 75
Views: 12861

Re: [House Rule] Life support

How about extracting air from asteroid rocks? It's mentioned in Mote. No need. In a complete recycle system you just crack the O2 from the exhaled CO2. There are no disposable filters, absorbers, et al needed in a higher tech system. It could be designed today. When Marc wrote Trav he didn't even k...
by F33D
Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Colonization in Traveller
Replies: 55
Views: 6463

Re: Colonization in Traveller

Reynard wrote:"Similar worlds", as in all Earth-like worlds?
I'll quote what I wrote. "if you have an "Earth like" world. You will probably end up with life that gets structured accordingly..."
by F33D
Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] Life support
Replies: 75
Views: 12861

Re: [House Rule] Life support

QUESTION : How is it provided to all the spaces throughout the ship? Small high pressure pipes (for real engineering reasons in space that I don't have time to elaborate on. Having EACH stateroom contain LS means that FROM each stateroom you would ALSO need these pipes to go to all other parts of t...
by F33D
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Colonization in Traveller
Replies: 55
Views: 6463

Re: Colonization in Traveller

That suggests parallel evolution to an extreme No. It suggests that form follows functional requirements. Example: if you want to create lift, the design HAS to conform to aeronautics principles. THEREFORE, you are confined to certain FORMS. THUS, wings on creatures that come from similar worlds WI...
by F33D
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3231
Views: 543530

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Armaments Tractor and pressor beams are just focussed gravitation, artificial gravitation field in the case for tractor beams, that makes targets fall towards it, and gravitational thrust for pressor beams, which should make them available at tech level nine. Gravity is caused by a curv...
by F33D
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Colonization in Traveller
Replies: 55
Views: 6463

Re: Colonization in Traveller

A large number of worlds are still very terran friendly considering how nearly every world with shirt sleeve environments look like there was a lot of transplantation from Earth. Form follows FUNCTIONAL requirements. Even for biologicals. If you have an "Earth like" world. You will probably end up ...
by F33D
Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] Life support
Replies: 75
Views: 12861

Re: [House Rule] Life support

Anyway, back to the subject of the thread... Well said. How about taking your own advice and responding to legitimate questions and feedback instead of spending your time playing in the muck with what you call trolls? I answered your question I thought. What didn't you understand about the absurdit...
by F33D
Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] Life support
Replies: 75
Views: 12861

Re: [House Rule] Life support

It sounds like you are criticizing the ducting? No, I'm criticizing the insanity of stating that it would ADD miles of ducting on something like a Free Trader. If each stateroom had LS machinery it would have to run from there to all non-stateroom areas. Hence, he couldn't defend the insanity. (he ...
by F33D
Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] Life support
Replies: 75
Views: 12861

Re: [House Rule] Life support

ShawnDriscoll wrote:Waste of ship energy providing life-support for attic space. Still have to provide hot/cold air to the staterooms somehow.
Um, sure.
by F33D
Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:26 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Revised Far Trader
Replies: 64
Views: 7486

Re: Revised Far Trader

phavoc wrote:
So stating "it's in the rules" is not really an accurate statement. It's one way to interpret a broken rule. Which makes it, essentially, a house rule.
Yes, since its a rule YOU don't like it is really a house rule. :roll:
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