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by Condottiere
Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2492
Views: 163556

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Armaments: Particle Accelerators 1. I recall once reading a proposal that a variant would be in a race track configuration. 2. The advantage would seem to be a smaller displacement for the weapons system. 3. The disadvantage would be an unusual hull configuration, and probably a lower rate of fire. ...
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Battleships of the various races?
Replies: 45
Views: 3235

Re: Battleships of the various races?

I thought it was obvious.

It's a Cat Carrier.
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 100 ton challage
Replies: 68
Views: 4374

Re: 100 ton challage

Starships: Specified and Adjusted Jump Capacity The Astrogator has to do something to earn his pay, which would include tweaking the programming. My personal rule is that a one percent variation is acceptable, and anything upto ten percent, with an increasing chance of misjump. You can't go wrong b...
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Necessity of Launch Tubes
Replies: 118
Views: 5582

Re: Necessity of Launch Tubes

Launch tubes can be viewed as an abstraction. Their origin is the aircraft carrier catapult. And Galactica had multiple launch tubes.

In theory, nothing outside of structural integrity should prevent you from poking as many holes as you like in the hull.
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A Guide to the Third Imperium?
Replies: 20
Views: 1802

Re: A Guide to the Third Imperium?

The vast majority of official Warhammer, especially 40K, novels are crap, and some are plainly unreadable. While I wouldn't discourage whoever happens to hold the franchise from either encouraging or commissioning writers from creating these works of art, I don't see it creating enough of a buzz to ...
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 100 ton challage
Replies: 68
Views: 4374

Re: 100 ton challage

Cargo: External

Ironically, I see it having more commercial uses, as the ship can deliver the cargo to the nearest space station, and collect the next cargo.

For private use, it's more a desperate measure, since handling becomes problematic if you have to enter an atmosphere.
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2492
Views: 163556

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Armaments: Shipboard Missiles You can incorporate blow out panels to vent the force either to space or some unimportant, uninhabited internal area. Armaments: Turrets 1. Time to revise the rules for turrets. 2. Enough examples have cropped up in real life and pop culture that the quad turret is a v...
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 100 ton challage
Replies: 68
Views: 4374

Re: 100 ton challage

Cargo: External

Not really a fan, but worth considering.

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by Condottiere
Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2492
Views: 163556

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Power Plant: Factor-One and Fusion Rockets When I was focussing on Adventure Class warships, fusion rockets, like non-energy weapons, seemed optimum for short, sharp combat engagements, since you needed considerably less powerful power plants. You could use them as afterburners, combined with a gra...
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rules clarifications for a new guy
Replies: 52
Views: 4283

Re: Rules clarifications for a new guy

Sandcasters - Muzzle Velocity

We know the optimum range, and apparently the maximum range for sandcasters is close, though technical improvements in the launcher could extend that to medium.

Anyone know the muzzle velocity?
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2492
Views: 163556

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Armaments: Shipboard Missiles Probably a lot smaller than most people believe. One ton doesn't simply take up the space of twelve missiles, the handling equipment is also included, and storage facilities. Because you do have to remember, that missiles are a combination of rocket motor, electronics,...
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Electronics or Electronics?
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: Electronics or Electronics?

I think it comes up in Shadowrun.

Theory and practice.
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 100 ton challage
Replies: 68
Views: 4374

Re: 100 ton challage

I call mine Flea Traders.
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solo Traveller - What do You Want?
Replies: 62
Views: 13054

Re: Solo Traveller - What do You Want?

I'm not saying that computers will kill off tabletop gaming, but when you're on your own, computer programmes can do a lot of the work and create the appropriate ambience that comes with exploring an unfamiliar environment, that normally would be the task of a human referee.
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Battleships of the various races?
Replies: 45
Views: 3235

Re: Battleships of the various races?

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by Condottiere
Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who are the Darrians and the Solomani?
Replies: 33
Views: 3058

Re: Who are the Darrians and the Solomani?

Solomani: Pure-Blooded

A little genetic manipulation would ensure that anyone would register as pure-blooded.

So I suspect that there's a little cultural aspect to that bias as well.
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rules clarifications for a new guy
Replies: 52
Views: 4283

Re: Rules clarifications for a new guy

Sandcaster: Ammunition Variant

Armour-piercing fin-stabilized discarding-sabot

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by Condottiere
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2492
Views: 163556

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Power Plant: Factor-One and Fusion Rockets Unlike grav drives, power plant capacity doesn't have to match fusion rockets rated thrust. Assuming full factor-six thrust, starship systems fully powered up, and undergoing a transition to a one-parsec hyperjump, you could assume that fusion rockets requ...
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solo Traveller - What do You Want?
Replies: 62
Views: 13054

Re: Solo Traveller - What do You Want?

I was creating spaceships with Legos before I encountered Traveller, and if I recall correctly, with a similar design philosophy.
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 100 ton challage
Replies: 68
Views: 4374

Re: 100 ton challage

Freighters: Hundred Tons

Skimming through CotI wiki, I note that it isn't an original idea, though I suspect that in one case, it had a two-ton jay-one drive.