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by Condottiere
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: House Rules: Additional Jump Drives
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: House Rules: Additional Jump Drives

Tee Five allows nexus combinations, with no additional volume.

But if they aren't synced, I'd increase the chance for a misjump.

However, again, the overriding factor would be the technological level of the drives.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: House Rules: Additional Jump Drives
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: House Rules: Additional Jump Drives

I'm going to address the hybrid variant. Undoubtedly, there are aspects of the jump drive that can be constructed at lower technological levels, but the assumption is that the guts of the device, can only be manufactured at the minimum stated technological level, though the ancillary machinery, such...
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: DIY advanced tech starship upgrades
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: DIY advanced tech starship upgrades

Repairing them with chewing gum and string theory should be possible.

I think that all jump drives would need to be certified, especially do it yourself variants, if they are installed on a registered vessel.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: More Broadsword
Replies: 26
Views: 1008

Re: More Broadsword

As I recall, eight hundred tonnes and factor three engineering represented some form of sweet spot for performance over volume.

The spherical shape and the cutters probably were a tribute to Piper's Nemesis.
by Condottiere
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2251
Views: 102170

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

It's implied that inertia is compensated for by being removed or neutralized.

If the manoeuvre drive creates a field that neutralizes inertia, whether totally or partially, this won't likely work:

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by Condottiere
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2251
Views: 102170

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Lifters could be just infinitely falling into or rejecting gravity; or exasperatingly accepting it on an infinite slide.

Artificial gravity could be inducing that fall.

Inertial compensation does not seem explainable.
by Condottiere
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A Traveller Miniatures Game?!!
Replies: 36
Views: 1784

Re: A Traveller Miniatures Game?!!

Squirrel - Vargr distraction.

Fox - What does he say?
by Condottiere
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: DIY advanced tech starship upgrades
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: DIY advanced tech starship upgrades

Reaction rockets could be just a matter of scaling.

For a jump drive, you're looking at one hundred and forty cubic metres of a complex device that can arguably recreate a wormhole, and stabilize it for a week.
by Condottiere
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Close Escort: not viable?
Replies: 173
Views: 6805

Re: The Close Escort: not viable?

Depends on what they were actually used for and what they found themselves facing.

Perhaps they were the Littoral Combat Ships of their era.
by Condottiere
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2251
Views: 102170

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

And here I thought that tumbling down the rabbit hole was magic.

Guess we're back to thousands of tiny tractor beams stabilizing anything not nailed down.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2251
Views: 102170

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Manoeuvre Drives and the Bazooka Effect Another two issues: If it's actually a bazooka effect, the two fields don't overlap, and you will have an area in the engine room where the inertia is uncompensated; you'd also have to place the manoeuvre drive right on the back of the spacecraft,...
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2251
Views: 102170

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

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by Condottiere
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space combat range bands and thrust
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Space combat range bands and thrust

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A straight line could be a short life.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Modular hull question
Replies: 51
Views: 1289

Re: Modular hull question

Parallelization and mass production, not necessarily mutually exclusive.

Going by the original deck plans of the Azhanti High Lightning, probably known to the Imperium as well.
by Condottiere
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2251
Views: 102170

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Manoeuvre Drives and the Bazooka Effect https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-0844ccb9eeed523201c61bc48efe133c-c If we assume that inertial compensation is a feature of gravitational based manoeuvre drives, there are two aspects to consider. Firstly, can we redirect the inertial compens...
by Condottiere
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sub-Capital Escort Carrier
Replies: 86
Views: 1238

Re: Sub-Capital Escort Carrier

Fighters tend to become more complex and larger. I assume under Tee Five rules, this is more plausible, since you can manipulate technology by making it more complex and expensive within the same technological level, whereas with Mongoose, it's more linear, and you could conceivable cram the same pe...
by Condottiere
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2251
Views: 102170

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Ultralite Light Fighters

https://i.imgur.com/SJ2CV0i.gifv

Why we don't have them.
by Condottiere
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2251
Views: 102170

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

The basis of the gravitated manoeuvre drive was Tee Five, which ranged from a thousand to a single diameter.

That's not quite how our variants work. Does ours tap out after a thousand diameters? No, but it would be rather interesting if it did.
by Condottiere
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: does Traveller 2E not include aliens?
Replies: 52
Views: 2353

Re: does Traveller 2E not include aliens?

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Red ones go faster.