Life Support Quantity and Quality

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BigDogsRunning
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Life Support Quantity and Quality

Postby BigDogsRunning » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:13 pm

Looking for thoughts on L/S space requirements, and cost requirements for better than basic supplies.

How much space does additional L/S require. Say you've got a long trip planned, and don't want to stop at, or don't have civilized worlds to stop to replenish L/S. How much tonnage does an additional man/month of L/S require? If you know you are doing refugee rescue, can you over stock on the necessaries to support more bodies? How much cost/tonnage are required? Not expecting specifics, just thoughts, or if anyone knows of a ruleset that someone has already done the work on.

The rules covering L/S indicate that it is pretty basic. How much additional cost for what improved quality levels of supplies? How much additional space? Are we imagining whole foods, or supplies for fancy 3d food printers, etc.? :)
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Re: Life Support Quantity and Quality

Postby AnotherDilbert » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:55 pm

Beltstrike has some rules:
CT Beltstrike, p3 wrote:In long voyages of this type, life support: not only costs money but takes up measurable cargo space. Life support costs are paid as in the Traveller rules (Cr2000 per person per 2 weeks, or Cr1000 per week); 150 person-weeks of life-support supplies take up one ton of cargo space and cost Cr150,000. This amount will support one person far 150 weeks, 3 people for 50 weeks, etc. Life support supplies include food, air and water (to replace leakage from the recycling process), and consumable elements of the life support system, such as filters, C02 absorbers, and so on.
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Re: Life Support Quantity and Quality

Postby BigDogsRunning » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:29 am

Thanks!

That seems reasonable for basic ships rations, people would really be looking forward to hitting atmo so they can get some real food/drink.
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Re: Life Support Quantity and Quality

Postby Condottiere » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:25 pm

With the exception of luxury staterooms, it seems that two hundred and fifty credits is a hard cost per tonne, not counting actual occupation, which is another thousand per occupant.

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