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by F33D
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Radios in space
Replies: 20
Views: 3094

Re: Radios in space

Background noise on a routine message I'm torn between a couple possibilities. Depending on where you are and how busy the radio traffic, it might be like a single person using a cell phone A) Just one signal amongst the many and unless there is suspicion and one knows what they are looking for - i...
by F33D
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Revised Far Trader
Replies: 64
Views: 7515

Re: Revised Far Trader

phavoc wrote:
Ah, so it's your own personal rule, not something found in the rulebooks. Gotcha.
Now you are just babbling. :roll: Take your meds, or stop taking them. Whatever works.
by F33D
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Revised Far Trader
Replies: 64
Views: 7515

Re: Revised Far Trader

phavoc wrote: Don't be disingenious and state that it's in the CRB/HG.
:lol: What is "disingenious".
by F33D
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Radios in space
Replies: 20
Views: 3094

Re: Radios in space

locarno24 wrote:If you're trying covert communication in space, you can't go far wrong with a whisker beam. If you're trying to be covert, an omni-directional broadcast can never be a good idea. Comm lasers are generally a better plan.
Yep. Lighting off a flare is not the best way to stay unnoticed.
by F33D
Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Laser Shotgun
Replies: 13
Views: 2045

Re: Laser Shotgun

40 watts: 0D0 dmg
by F33D
Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Revised Far Trader
Replies: 64
Views: 7515

Re: Revised Far Trader

phavoc wrote:
You should point out that you are disregarding the table data and going with the conflicting text instead. That way others can follow things more clearly.
No. I am applying a DIFFERENT rule. YOUR misunderstanding of the rules is making it unclear for YOU. ;)
by F33D
Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gold Pieces for Credits
Replies: 193
Views: 19820

Re: Gold Pieces for Credits

So the Credit is worth $10, that helps. A gallon of gasoline is then worth Cr0.3. A three bedroom home is worth Cr25,000. A hardcover novel sells for about Cr2.50 to Cr5.00. A hot dog costs Cr0.25. A hamburger, fries, and a soda cost Cr1. How do you like those prices? How do I like them? I've lived...
by F33D
Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Revised Far Trader
Replies: 64
Views: 7515

Re: Revised Far Trader

I'm curious about how you arrived at your lower numbers. It looks like the tonnages remained constant from the CRB, but the prices declined. According to the TL rules on pg 53 of HG, when you increase the TL of a component, tonnages goes DOWN, but prices go UP. You missed the TL price reduction rul...
by F33D
Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Revised Far Trader
Replies: 64
Views: 7515

Re: Revised Far Trader

Of course I'd probably drop 2 weeks of fuel capacity, and the air raft to make room for more cargo, or free up space for munitions and extra sensors/electronics systems.....I've seldom had to operate a ship for 4 weeks on a flight. and if I did I could usually find a fuel source I could skim....now...
by F33D
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Revised Far Trader
Replies: 64
Views: 7515

Re: Revised Far Trader

It's probably not a top of the line model...but for a workhorse vessel it would do the job. the Turrets make mail packet contract a possible income source. I'd probably use it as a starter vessel for a new crew. cheap, with room for improvement. Of course could also see it as a ship a medium sized ...
by F33D
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:58 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Revised Far Trader
Replies: 64
Views: 7515

Re: Revised Far Trader

Probably a better use for one of the hard-point tons would be for luxuries or a LB.
by F33D
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Revised Far Trader
Replies: 64
Views: 7515

Re: Revised Far Trader

It looks cool, but I'd miss having an air raft. If you want more cargo, you could go for the 3 ton grav car from the vehicles book (which also has the advantage of being sealed and having basic life support). That would cut the cargo down to 69 tons, but it would also allow the crew to keep the shi...
by F33D
Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gold Pieces for Credits
Replies: 193
Views: 19820

Re: Gold Pieces for Credits

Also I think the point about adjusting the car price to account for the significantly higher quality of cars these days is particularly significant. In many cases it's not possible to buy, and may even be illegal to sell products equivalent to those that were standard that long ago. Factors like th...
by F33D
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Revised Far Trader
Replies: 64
Views: 7515

Re: Revised Far Trader

It's probably not a top of the line model...but for a workhorse vessel it would do the job. the Turrets make mail packet contract a possible income source. I'd probably use it as a starter vessel for a new crew. cheap, with room for improvement. Of course could also see it as a ship a medium sized ...
by F33D
Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Revised Far Trader
Replies: 64
Views: 7515

Re: Revised Far Trader

'70s mainframes outputted on greenbar paper. :lol: I remember that fan-folded paper! Remember the noisier than hell line printers that we put into sound dampening enclosures to keep from going deaf while working in the computer areas? Yup. Just got rid of a couple of boxes of green bar paper myself...
by F33D
Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Revised Far Trader
Replies: 64
Views: 7515

Re: Revised Far Trader

"Newest" implies a TL difference from the standard, but it is not otherwise noted. Newest does NOT imply a TL difference from anything. In that the baseline designs are TL 12 and you are not using standard drive costs, it most certainly does. Document your process properly. :lol: Does your mommy kn...
by F33D
Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Revised Far Trader
Replies: 64
Views: 7515

Re: Revised Far Trader

wbnc wrote:what rule sets are you using to build these. I was just wanting to make sure I was on the same page with you.

MGT CRB & HG

Bilstein Yards, Glisten
by F33D
Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Revised Far Trader
Replies: 64
Views: 7515

Re: Revised Far Trader

ShawnDriscoll wrote:'70s mainframes outputted on greenbar paper.
:lol: I remember that fan-folded paper! Remember the noisier than hell line printers that we put into sound dampening enclosures to keep from going deaf while working in the computer areas?
by F33D
Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Revised Far Trader
Replies: 64
Views: 7515

Re: Revised Far Trader

IanBruntlett wrote:LibreOffice is getting better and better :)

Works great. A few simple formula to tally price and tonnage and Bob's your cross dressing uncle.
by F33D
Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Revised Far Trader
Replies: 64
Views: 7515

Re: Revised Far Trader

IanBruntlett wrote:Which piece of software did you write up your revised Far Trader in? In particular am interested to know how you get the blue background to your text.

Thanks :)
LibreOffice Calc & cell shading.