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by Condottiere
Sat May 09, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: World Sized Starships
Replies: 28
Views: 1591

Re: World Sized Starships

Why not just borrow some planet's spare moon, and drill, baby, drill.
by Condottiere
Sat May 09, 2015 1:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alternative Scout/Courier 100Dtons
Replies: 43
Views: 2672

Re: Alternative Scout/Courier 100Dtons

Subs can always come back to the surface, if something goes wrong.

On spaceships, I'd distribute life support, so that there can't be a single point of failure, but connect them through a central ventilation system.
by Condottiere
Sat May 09, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Technology Marches On: Anagathics
Replies: 27
Views: 1253

Re: Technology Marches On: Anagathics

Traveller character generation tends to reflect our current society, so if our medical science does achieve a breakthrough in longevity, it will be mirrored there.
by Condottiere
Fri May 08, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Technology Marches On: Anagathics
Replies: 27
Views: 1253

Re: Technology Marches On: Anagathics

Let's assume that for all practical purposes you have eternal youth. Instead of a pension, if you're injured, whether, physically or mentally, health insurance kicks in and everything is done to restore you to back to physical perfection, so that you can continue your life without handicaps. Plus, a...
by Condottiere
Fri May 08, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Technology Marches On: Anagathics
Replies: 27
Views: 1253

Re: Technology Marches On: Anagathics

The issue is about longevity in general.

Pensions were introduced because you wouldn't be capable physically to continue to support yourself and your dependants financially.

If you're hale and hearty, that's no longer necessary.
by Condottiere
Fri May 08, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alternative Scout/Courier 100Dtons
Replies: 43
Views: 2672

Re: Alternative Scout/Courier 100Dtons

I'd trade fuel for increased personnel space in the design mechanics.

As it stands, I'm more inclined to create more communal areas.
by Condottiere
Fri May 08, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Technology Marches On: Anagathics
Replies: 27
Views: 1253

Re: Technology Marches On: Anagathics

As long as you continue to directly contribute to the GDP, rather than live off your government pension, it doesn't become a zero sum game.
by Condottiere
Fri May 08, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2553
Views: 191846

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Computers In case you're wondering why I didn't add a formula for the cost, I couldn't find one that works across technological levels and performance. Theoretically, you want diminishing returns the greater the rating, and accelerate that if you cross the base rate per technology level...
by Condottiere
Fri May 08, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Technology Marches On: Anagathics
Replies: 27
Views: 1253

Re: Technology Marches On: Anagathics

Besides the fact that there was some form of pension fraud in Japan, where caregivers of the elderly kept collecting government cheques for the deceased, a controlled diet, controlled exercise regime and selective organ and tissue replacement will keep you alive for quite a while.
by Condottiere
Fri May 08, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alternative Scout/Courier 100Dtons
Replies: 43
Views: 2672

Re: Alternative Scout/Courier 100Dtons

In theory, you have to reserve two tonnes per person, which inherently includes whatever form of life support exists.

I think it was in Beltsrike that it's mentioned man can survive on ten tonne bridge alone (though I'd add in half a tonne for that refreshing feeling).
by Condottiere
Fri May 08, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2553
Views: 191846

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Computers

Computer rating formula:

R=TL^2/CTM


R = Computer rating
TL = Technical level
CTM = Computer type multiple

Computer type multiple
Basic - 6
Distributed - 3
Core - 2
by Condottiere
Thu May 07, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Shields In Traveller
Replies: 28
Views: 2546

Re: Shields In Traveller

Pure heat signature might be a cheap variant missile; a more advanced version might have the position memorized in it's tiny brain during launch, and a predictor programme that activates once it's blinded.
by Condottiere
Thu May 07, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller gravitic propulsion systems
Replies: 31
Views: 1726

Re: Traveller gravitic propulsion systems

The field effect should be spherical, which would indicate that everything within in it, like a jump bubble, moves along with it.

Great for those missile pods.
by Condottiere
Thu May 07, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Technology Marches On: Anagathics
Replies: 27
Views: 1253

Re: Technology Marches On: Anagathics

Drugs will only form one leg of human longevity.
by Condottiere
Thu May 07, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2553
Views: 191846

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Space Stations: Computers Actually, you can easily replace the distributed model with a core one; the reason few bother is because it's cheaper and available at lower tech levels. Because the basic models never had a maximum tonnage, it's hard to pin them down, though it's implied that they could e...
by Condottiere
Thu May 07, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller gravitic propulsion systems
Replies: 31
Views: 1726

Re: Traveller gravitic propulsion systems

If you're willing to complicate the system, the field effect is less efficient than when it's directed in one direction, but the generators have to be built specifically for that mode. The field effect needs to bite on some significant gravitational focus, and if I recall Tee Five correctly, there w...
by Condottiere
Thu May 07, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alternative Scout/Courier 100Dtons
Replies: 43
Views: 2672

Re: Alternative Scout/Courier 100Dtons

Bunkerage; theoretically, could be another layer of protection.

Not sure if it works as insulation.
by Condottiere
Wed May 06, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2553
Views: 191846

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Space Stations:Manoeuvre Drives and Power Plants Distributed seems to be again the operative word when it requires two and a half times more tonnage to create one tenth gee propulsion, than if you had just pro rataed a standard factor one manoeuvre drive, powered by an appropriate power plant, by i...
by Condottiere
Wed May 06, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller gravitic propulsion systems
Replies: 31
Views: 1726

Re: Traveller gravitic propulsion systems

It's abstractly vague enough to be the infinite improbability drive.

If it's directly derived from the gravitic technology that propels planetary grav vehicles, it would be a field effect.
by Condottiere
Wed May 06, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2553
Views: 191846

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Armaments: Particle Accelerators and Barbettes Going by Mongoose mechanics, particle accelerator bays have single weapons installed, as compared to railguns, missiles or torpedoes. That would indicate that they're sort of micro spinal mounts (mini would probably weigh in the hundreds of tons). Coul...