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by Condottiere
Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jump Plant Requirements, Core Book vs. High Guard
Replies: 42
Views: 2550

Re: Jump Plant Requirements, Core Book vs. High Guard

As I interpret the Jump Drive tonnage formula, there is a minimum overhead; capital class was one percent, which would be a fraction over twenty tons without technology level adjustments, and for the Adventure Class, five tons. You could drop in a forty plus ton capital class jump drive designed for...
by Condottiere
Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deck Plans
Replies: 48
Views: 3252

Re: Deck Plans

Decks, overheads and hull are presumed to be included in that measurement.
by Condottiere
Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Comparing Imperial Nobility with medieval/fantasy Nobility
Replies: 128
Views: 6108

Re: Comparing Imperial Nobility with medieval/fantasy Nobili

True, and the candidate is likely vetted already, unless the heir apparent died around the same time, not to mention likely indoctrinated through his education.
by Condottiere
Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2472
Views: 132097

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Docking Clamps 1. I've had a while to think about them, and I've come to the conclusion, though it would complicate docking, that having more attached to the hull in question is actually a better idea. 2. First of all, it would stabilize the hull, especially if differing forces were acting on it tha...
by Condottiere
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Comparing Imperial Nobility with medieval/fantasy Nobility
Replies: 128
Views: 6108

Re: Comparing Imperial Nobility with medieval/fantasy Nobili

Neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire. The position of Emperor is an elected office, the electors being some of the powerful nobles that like autonomy. You're at loggerheads with the Pope, the Italians stick it to you when they can, the French decide they like Italian cuisine, and the Germans in th...
by Condottiere
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What if we had a Traveller Setting like Medieval Europe?
Replies: 17
Views: 1011

Re: What if we had a Traveller Setting like Medieval Europe?

Actually, it feels more like the Renaissance than the Roman Empire. Natural paranoia of being First Among Equals made the Imperator neuter the Patricians, the only ones that had the social and political standing to replace him on the throne, assuming they didn't want to recreate the Republic instead...
by Condottiere
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [IMTU] Compact Bridges
Replies: 18
Views: 1795

Re: [IMTU] Compact Bridges

In theory, you could run everything off a touchscreen attached to the Captain's chair.

In practice, maintenance and repair must be a nightmare, possibly requiring access through an external hatch.

Not really an ideal proposition, while you're playing Schrödinger's Cat.
by Condottiere
Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Comparing Imperial Nobility with medieval/fantasy Nobility
Replies: 128
Views: 6108

Re: Comparing Imperial Nobility with medieval/fantasy Nobili

(Modern) Knighthoods tend to be rewards for services rendered, or an honour that's purchasable, especially if it can be granted in a lesser degree by subordinate nobility. Probably the same for Traveller. In Traveller, the nobility acts as both a stabilizing force in an Empire that's so widely sprea...
by Condottiere
Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Quick question regarding launch tubes
Replies: 30
Views: 2221

Re: Quick question regarding launch tubes

1. Launch tubes is an abstract calculation, since what happens when you have smallcraft of the same tonnage but radically different configurations? It would be like passing a kidney stone. 2. I'm not sure if it's covered anywhere, possibly GURPS, form fitting hull enclosures would probably require 5...
by Condottiere
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High(er) Passage?
Replies: 25
Views: 1375

Re: High(er) Passage?

At some point, it might just be more comfortable and economic to have your own business jet/space yacht.
by Condottiere
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Battleships of the various races?
Replies: 45
Views: 3027

Re: Battleships or the various races?

The Confederation Navy’s combat history and the real threat of war with the Imperium or Aslan has led to it maximizing its combat capabilities by investing heavily in capital ships: dreadnoughts, battleships, battle riders and heavy cruisers along with carriers, tenders and logistic ships to suppor...
by Condottiere
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Writers Wanted!
Replies: 118
Views: 26837

Re: Traveller Writers Wanted!

I have an idea for an article for a minor, possibly intermediate, humaniti derived race. Which article/book should I use as a guide for the layout?
by Condottiere
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jump Plant Requirements, Core Book vs. High Guard
Replies: 42
Views: 2550

Re: Jump Plant Requirements, Core Book vs. High Guard

Jump Drives are tricky things to figure out, especially since they use make believe physics and are subject to game balance. In theory, drives for Adventure Class ships tend to be off the shelf, any custom job would be the equivalent of a one shot Rolls Royce engine, with the appropriate costs and m...
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dismountable fuel tanks and fuel bladders
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: Dismountable fuel tanks and fuel bladders

Or you could keep it as water, and since the power plant is going full blast during transition, you have sufficient time and energy to refine it.
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Interplanetary Travel
Replies: 41
Views: 3521

Re: Interplanetary Travel

I must have, since I only note the design sequence for the Reaction Drive. In both books. Get new books. Yours are some of the rare ones that were missing pages I had a look at the page numbering sequence, and it appears that they are in tact. Besides the fact that neither book ever claims the mano...
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jump Arrival Point
Replies: 75
Views: 6353

Re: Jump Arrival Point

Probably need to expand settlement in the outer system, so that the Corsair has a more target rich environment.
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: FTL Communication?
Replies: 81
Views: 6518

Re: FTL Communication?

1. The obvious usage for a jump torpedo is military. 2. Reconnaissance ship jumps into a star system in stealth mode, takes a good look around, and then dispatches it's reports via jump torpedo, without risking exposure by trying to tank up at a gas giant. 3. The fleet commander at the other end of ...
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Standard Missiles - Why Even Bother?
Replies: 57
Views: 5595

Re: Standard Missiles - Why Even Bother?

The thing about a very high speed missile is that it takes quite a while to change direction, so once they spot it, they'll blow it to pieces.
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2472
Views: 132097

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Currently need an approximately thousand ton TL14 spinal mount; possibly upto 1400 tons rapid fire.
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 679
Views: 50360

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Solomani Flight Branch 1. If the IJN taught us anything, is that you never can have enough pilots. 2. The Solomani Navy should subsidize planetary flight schools. 3. The most promising ones should be offered a scholarship at the subsector Pilot Academy. 4. Those that graduate should be offered a Sol...