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by Hans Rancke
Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Quick Question - Class B Shipyard assembling starships
Replies: 60
Views: 6872

Re: Quick Question - Class B Shipyard assembling starships

The section in question from MGT Starports ' "In order to achieve the accolade of Class A status, a Starport must include both a Highport and Downport, provide unlimited refined fuel and house a full commercial shipyard. Inevitably, to house and sustain such a weighty infrastructure, the port must ...
by Hans Rancke
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Quick Question - Class B Shipyard assembling starships
Replies: 60
Views: 6872

Re: Quick Question - Class B Shipyard assembling starships

That's true... that's why he cited the rule from the Starport book. He didn't cite it, he referenced it. But as I don't have Starports (that is to say, I don't have MGT:Starports :wink: ), I don't know how if his reading of the text is one I would consider sound. Does it say that a Class A staport ...
by Hans Rancke
Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Corsair Help Question
Replies: 30
Views: 3710

Re: Corsair Help Question

Also, some of the ability to deal with pirates depends on assumptions. For instance, near as I can tell, in MGT there's no way to detect a target beyond about 25 planetary diameters: sensor range even with extended arrays seems to max out at about 300,000 km. (This was also the case in CT, though n...
by Hans Rancke
Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Quick Question - Class B Shipyard assembling starships
Replies: 60
Views: 6872

Re: Quick Question - Class B Shipyard assembling starships

True, but the only difference between a Class A rating and a Class B rating is whether the local yards build starships or only spaceships. Well, no, at least not in the Mongoose Traveller system. :) For example, according to MGT "Starports", a Class A starport has to have a highport, which is not n...
by Hans Rancke
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Quick Question - Class B Shipyard assembling starships
Replies: 60
Views: 6872

Re: Quick Question - Class B Shipyard assembling starships

Hans my last line fairly well covered all of your points. Except the one about the very definition of a Class B starport including that it doesn't build starships. The rules are guide lines not a straight jacket. :wink: True insofar as any referee is free to ignore or change anything he doesn't lik...
by Hans Rancke
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fifth Frontier War
Replies: 36
Views: 6197

Re: Fifth Frontier War

Unless one of these covers the warrant from the Rebellion, then you have just created a new one, meaning there are four warrants in play. Yes, the third one was the one from the Rebellion... I should have written: "3. The warrant Norris used to make himself an archduke . Ok, that's a third adventur...
by Hans Rancke
Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alien Module: Vilani?
Replies: 17
Views: 3303

Re: Alien Module: Vilani?

A question - can you tell the difference between a Vilani and a Solomani just by looking at them? And is there difference genetic (only Vilani have green hair and mauve eye colour, Solomani dont) or is it just cultural - only Vilani wear mumu's and berets? Since Solomani and Vilani have about 300,0...
by Hans Rancke
Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Quick Question - Class B Shipyard assembling starships
Replies: 60
Views: 6872

Re: Quick Question - Class B Shipyard assembling starships

TNE says different, multiple Class B (to make nitpickers happy) yards that DO work with imported driCes while slowly upgrading to A-Yards (To poke fun at nitpickers) TNE deals with a different era. There aren't any Scouts around to assign starport classes. People of the New Era would not necessaril...
by Hans Rancke
Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A bit disappointed about [Sword Worlds]
Replies: 10
Views: 1990

Re: A bit disappointed about [Sword Worlds]

Egil Skallagrimsson wrote:As far as I am aware, the MgT SW is still available for sale, it is still listed in the mail order lists at the moment.
I didn't realize that.

Bummer.


Hans
by Hans Rancke
Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Quick Question - Class B Shipyard assembling starships
Replies: 60
Views: 6872

Re: Quick Question - Class B Shipyard assembling starships

A typical class A star port is rated on a number of things, ship building is just one. True, but the only difference between a Class A rating and a Class B rating is whether the local yards build starships or only spaceships. A starport that builds starships is not a Class B; a starport that does n...
by Hans Rancke
Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sword Worlds Erata
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Re: Sword Worlds Erata

Can you shed any light on the SW Navy ranks, on p9, that also seem to have mixed up commisioned and non-commisionsed ranks? Sword World naval traditions hark back to the navy of the Sacnoth Dominate. Sacnoth was settled by a disproportionate number of Jaegers , the German-speaking ethnic group desc...
by Hans Rancke
Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A bit disappointed about [Sword Worlds]
Replies: 10
Views: 1990

Re: A bit disappointed about [Sword Worlds]

That's a pretty cool response. Well, Hans Rancke has had 3 months to think about it, so it should be pretty cool. 8) Actually, for some reason I no longer recall, I got out of the habit of visiting these boards some six months ago. I've only just returned (hence the recent spate of replies to multi...
by Hans Rancke
Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why is refined fuel so expensive?
Replies: 177
Views: 22926

Re: Why is refined fuel so expensive?

The basic reason is that Marc Miller is really bad at economics... More like "The basic reason is that Marc Miller and the rest created a game rather than a business simulation because games are fun for gamers." Business simulations may be fun for a few but not for most gamers. That's true. The pro...
by Hans Rancke
Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Quick Question - Class B Shipyard assembling starships
Replies: 60
Views: 6872

Re: Quick Question - Class B Shipyard assembling starships

So using a B-Yard to build Jump-ships with imported/recovered drives allows the use of otherwise "useless" yard capacity There's no such thing as a B-yard (Unless you mean boatyard). There are starports on worlds with yards that builds spacecraft and there are starports on worlds with yards that bu...
by Hans Rancke
Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A bit disappointed about [Sword Worlds]
Replies: 10
Views: 1990

Re: A bit disappointed about [Sword Worlds]

I just bought the Sword Worlds book and I must say that with all due respect to Mr Steele who wrote it, this book really feels as it is among the worst Traveller Books I have ever read. First I should point out that as a follower of what you call the Old Norse religion, it is quite sad to see how m...
by Hans Rancke
Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Corsair Help Question
Replies: 30
Views: 3710

Re: Corsair Help Question

That level of local coverage would come with a C+ starport, but not everyone has one of those. Actually, it would come with a government who feels the need for protection and a population big enough to tax for the money to pay for it. And a population with that amount of wealth would be vulerable t...
by Hans Rancke
Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alien Module: Vilani?
Replies: 17
Views: 3303

Re: Alien Module: Vilani?

Canon and near-Canon tell us that the Zhodani, Darrians, Yileans , Vlazhdumecta , and several others are part of the group, with the Yileans almost entirely subsumed by the Vilani, the Darrians heavily mixed with the Solomani, and large parts of the Vlazhdumecta subsumed by the Zhodani. where can I...
by Hans Rancke
Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Corsair Help Question
Replies: 30
Views: 3710

Re: Corsair Help Question

At a population level of 6 a world should be able to afford a small system navy. Depending on exact GWP (which depends on population multiplier, TL and trade classifications), anything from a couple of patrol ships/SDBs to 15 full squadrons (@ 8 patrol ships/SDB). Though in the latter case it would ...
by Hans Rancke
Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why is refined fuel so expensive?
Replies: 177
Views: 22926

Re: Why is refined fuel so expensive?

Class C starports lack one or more of the features a starport needs to qualify for a Class B rating. A starport can have refined fuel available, offer annual maintenances, and have a TAS facility, but if it doesn't have a ship- or boat-yard, it can't get a rating higher than C. The only reason I can...
by Hans Rancke
Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sword Worlds Erata
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Re: Sword Worlds Erata

The Sword Worlds Army rank table on P7 looks messed up. Officer and NCO ranks have been swapped around as well as some duplicated and some missing. Looking at the Norwegian rank system (on which it looks like its been based) for now I'm going to go with... Rank NCO Officer 0 Rekrut Kadet 1 Menig Fe...