The Vehicle Handbook is Here!

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Re: The Vehicle Handbook is Here!

Postby Condottiere » Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:59 am

Mongoose Traveller is notorious for spacecraft typos, presumably.

Rule of thumb is that if you're interested in a specific vehicle, just recalculate the design sequence.

In terms of technological level incongruity, if you have a real world example, find out if it's a prototype or a production model, and you can house rule it to whatever level you feel is appropriate.
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Re: The Vehicle Handbook is Here!

Postby Reynard » Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:48 am

It's a prototype weapon?
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Re: The Vehicle Handbook is Here!

Postby Condottiere » Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:03 pm

Vehicles doesn't really give that option.

On the other hand, coopting it for spacecraft should do so.
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Re: The Vehicle Handbook is Here!

Postby Reynard » Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:41 am

The mechanics doesn't have a 'prototype' trait but flavor can say a vehicle fitted with a system that is new and not standard for that TL for the culture has received a prototype. We assume that means the next TL. Up to the referee to say how available (if available) it is and how many are in use.
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Re: The Vehicle Handbook is Here!

Postby Skaran » Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:52 am

I like the rules from HG regarding this so I will use this for my universe. So the Vanguard fighter will have a prototype autocannon and i will stick with a -1 accuracy as its disadvantage. The reason for the inaccuracy is poorer gunsights. So this keeps mass etc the same. The logic I used was that this would have a minimum impact on the vehicle stats while still effecting a disadvantage. The only other change would be to price.
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