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by Condottiere
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sensors Vs Superior Stealth
Replies: 36
Views: 2557

Re: Sensors Vs Superior Stealth

In regard to lifters, I think the basic idea was to cancel the effects of local gravitation. But logically, if the result is a net positive, it should operate like planetary vehicles' gravitational motors; not accounting for atmospheric resistance, hull configuration, and annoyed home owners, you co...
by Condottiere
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2505
Views: 169813

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Engineering and Buttered cat paraodx in perpetual motion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJUahR8i5Dc Commercial for Flying Horse energy drink give us a way to understand the phenomena about falling cat and bread with butter. New energy source. Also, why Solomani ships have ship cats. An...
by Condottiere
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 225
Views: 38935

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Why we need all-new space suits to survive Mars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6yyjmcfp_U

Not all space suits are created equal! Verge space reporter Loren Grush tries on a prototype suit that’s custom-made for survival on the Moon, and a totally different model for Mars. It isn’t easy.
by Condottiere
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is SOC per society?
Replies: 74
Views: 6873

Re: Is SOC per society?

1. Washington - Maybe he wanted to get into a specific regiment, since you can buy your way in for most line regiments, there would have to be specific objection by the commander to refuse the sale of a commission in his unit. 2. Social standing - this may be, I think the descriptor is meta , charac...
by Condottiere
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: "any DM from the supplier"?
Replies: 14
Views: 821

Re: "any DM from the supplier"?

If a rule is incompatible with a specific situation, the Dungeon Master is not bound to follow it, just appear to.
by Condottiere
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sensors Vs Superior Stealth
Replies: 36
Views: 2557

Re: Sensors Vs Superior Stealth

I mentioned something similar in regard to the ship design sequence.

I think it was implied that the third edition will probably have them.
by Condottiere
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels
Replies: 51
Views: 5677

Re: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels

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Static image.
by Condottiere
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Heavy Fighter Computer
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: Heavy Fighter Computer

Maybe more efficient and elegant programmes to squeeze in tighter capacities?

Space for computing is virtual; in theory, if the overriding factor is rate of fire, detection and bridge size, heavy fighters can range in tonnage from thirty five tonnes to fifty.
by Condottiere
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2505
Views: 169813

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Engineering and I on Drives And Electric Propulsion | Answers With Joe Ion drives are a type of propulsion that provides a very small amount of force over a very long period of time, giving it the ability to build up to incredibly fast speeds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li7_yFiNaIA...
by Condottiere
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Inhabited Gas Giants
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

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.
by Condottiere
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Packing heat on Theev
Replies: 10
Views: 1220

Re: Packing heat on Theev

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by Condottiere
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels
Replies: 51
Views: 5677

Re: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels

Or extendable wings.

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by Condottiere
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What skills have you dropped?
Replies: 23
Views: 2017

Re: What skills have you dropped?

Depends on why you want that simplification.

If it's because the player characters are not loot boxing the requisite skills to succeed in your campaign, then permit a limited form of exchanging those acquired skills for something more useful.
by Condottiere
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Boarding actions
Replies: 13
Views: 1408

Re: Boarding actions

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There's the option to harpoon the other ship, and zip wiring across.
by Condottiere
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sensors Vs Superior Stealth
Replies: 36
Views: 2557

Re: Sensors Vs Superior Stealth

I view stealth as a sort of overall attribute, so the ship designers would have accounted for most forms of usual radiation emission, including propulsion.

Not quite sure how to mask a fusion rocket going off, though, maybe half the modifier?
by Condottiere
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Particle beam radiation damage
Replies: 53
Views: 3151

Re: Particle beam radiation damage

Nuke missile, with an armour piercing warhead, exploding on the lee side if it punches right through the hull.
by Condottiere
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions on small craft weapons and turrets
Replies: 34
Views: 1325

Re: Questions on small craft weapons and turrets

Since I've given up on smallcraft, I'm a little rusty on the details. You want that turret, since you can fire in all directions, in theory. Again, in theory, since missiles and torpedoes are supposedly not subject to smallcraft range limitations, they have a stand off option. In that sense, you can...
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Particle beam radiation damage
Replies: 53
Views: 3151

Re: Particle beam radiation damage

In some countries, use of a firearm during a robbery is an automatic death sentence, which is why the professionals use machetes.

I'm inclined to believe that radiation inducing weapon systems would be illegal for possession by a civilian; possibly only the use of such puts you in legal jeopardy.
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How many skills to describe a competent character?
Replies: 18
Views: 1564

Re: How many skills to describe a competent character?

Depends at what.

You'll want a high core attribute, like dexterity with a surgeon.

College graduation and some work experience, so skill level three.

And one or two levels in three or four associated skills.
by Condottiere
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Nuts and bolts of the Imperium (gov't - how it works)
Replies: 64
Views: 6086

Re: Nuts and bolts of the Imperium (gov't - how it works)

Anyone who is part of "The Establishment", or related to someone thereof, is likely to have their full rights defended, if only because they can affrd advocates who understand the law and how to use it as leverage o a cudgel. The bourgeoisie will expect their rights to be protected, and may mention ...