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by Condottiere
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is it reasonable?
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: Is it reasonable?

The RMS Queen Mary comes to mind.
by Condottiere
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Asteroid Mining
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: Asteroid Mining

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They may surprise you.

It's the reason we have primitive variants of rockets.
by Condottiere
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is it too small a command?
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: Is it too small a command?

Tenant in lieu of colonel. The military industrial complex has been with us for a long time. The First United States Volunteer Cavalry I believe qualifies as a militia unit. The nobility who tended to get granted these warrants would at least pretend to have some experience in either combat or war; ...
by Condottiere
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Asteroid Mining
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: Asteroid Mining

They have telescopes, and the asteroid plays a major part in their astrology based religion.
by Condottiere
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: making deadly weapons fun
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: making deadly weapons fun

Meson Gun: Schrodinger's Catapult.

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by Condottiere
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How Do You (Logically) Prevent Players from Skipping Payments?
Replies: 31
Views: 1077

Re: How Do You (Logically) Prevent Players from Skipping Payments?

This becomes less about NINJA mortgages, and more about skipping bail.
by Condottiere
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is it too small a command?
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: Is it too small a command?

I'd get hold of Book Four Mercenary and Striker , if only as primers. If you're clueless about military organization, trying to explain it will only create confusion. More advanced examples can be found in GURPS Ground Forces and Star Mercs . What you may be grasping for is span of control, the capa...
by Condottiere
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question About Quartering
Replies: 19
Views: 842

Re: Question About Quartering

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by Condottiere
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How Do You (Logically) Prevent Players from Skipping Payments?
Replies: 31
Views: 1077

Re: How Do You (Logically) Prevent Players from Skipping Payments?

Think about it.

Who's cosigning the loans?
by Condottiere
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2481
Views: 138366

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Russia's Futuristic Hybrid Nuclear Submarine Aircraft Carrier Concept https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Hqm7eJIvVR4/maxresdefault.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqm7eJIvVR4 This is a Concept Model and Japan had build similar Submarines in World War 2. Don't believe me Google I-400-class subma...
by Condottiere
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Players and their armor.
Replies: 70
Views: 4675

Re: Players and their armor.

You guys maybe thinking reactionary defensive war.

Then there's imperialistic campaigns designed to distract from problems at home.
by Condottiere
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How Do You (Logically) Prevent Players from Skipping Payments?
Replies: 31
Views: 1077

Re: How Do You (Logically) Prevent Players from Skipping Payments?

I thin you have to take a step back and look at character generation.

How and why do player characters gain ship shares?
by Condottiere
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question About Quartering
Replies: 19
Views: 842

Re: Question About Quartering

Charisma is an inherent personality trait.

Social standing is an artificial social construct.
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 215
Views: 23406

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

I would have supposed you could fire off a variant from a shotgun.
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question About Quartering
Replies: 19
Views: 842

Re: Question About Quartering

It depends, on whether he's has a bunk on a tramp steamer or he's parked his yacht in orbit. If he incognito, or if he's actively using his social standing as a bonus in encounters. If so, once his encounterees discover he's staying in accommodations below the standard expected, those bonuses become...
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2481
Views: 138366

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: How To Create Gravity On The Moon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P_zAJ1xNos Today we break down a concept for a surface-based Centrifuge Hab. The Dutch angle, also known as Dutch tilt, canted angle, or oblique angle, is a type of camera shot where the camera is set at an angle on its ...
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Players and their armor.
Replies: 70
Views: 4675

Re: Players and their armor.

If you have a spare, you can send off the heir to acquire combat experience, and secure the respect and loyalty of the military.
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 215
Views: 23406

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Testing GYROJET Rocket Guns - Why were they a commercial failure? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJAXpyt8-oQ We were able to make the impossible happen, test out two rare Gyrojet rocket guns. Remarkably, instead of just taking one or two shots, we were able to take 4 shots. We were able to learn a...
by Condottiere
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 215
Views: 23406

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

And when it's out of juice, you can slingshot it.

Or, it provides it's own juice as propellant in a gauss rifle.
by Condottiere
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2481
Views: 138366

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

That would be Branson, he likes sticking his fingers into any publicity rich environment.

I think with Musk it's a question of keeping his attention focussed.

Bezos it might just be a question of the Newton's first law..