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chrisaukcam
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Starport facilities

Postby chrisaukcam » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:37 pm

Starport Facilities: Your ship is docked, but what is there to see and do at the starport or close by? This tool generates a list of businesses and services based upon the UWP of a planet:

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Feedback appreciated - this is still fairly new: Support
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Re: Starport facilities

Postby Old School » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:25 pm

I like any tool thats keeps us from having to come up with names on our own. Thanks.
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Re: Starport facilities

Postby AnotherDilbert » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:45 pm

Cool, looks very useful! Thanks.

It would be great if the search could be triggered by pressing enter, not just by clicking the button.
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Re: Starport facilities

Postby phavoc » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:53 pm

Nice set of tools. Thank you for sharing.

I tried your military assets calculator, and I'm not sure what formula's you are using, but the numbers seem a bit excessive. I used a straight AAAAAAAA UWP profile and got the following:

Result - GWP per capita is: 33032.448
Population is: 20 billion
Total GWP is: 660.6 trillion
Military quality is: Expert well trained units with superior weapons. Battle hardened or well trained - a tough adversary.
Possess many weapons of higher tech levels. Equipment is well maintained and top-notch


LAND FORCES
Number of Mechanized units is: 6,233 Divisions(500 armored units each)
Infantry Units: 14,267 Army's (150,000 each) - infantry units.

INTERPLANETARY CRAFT
Interstellar Carriers: 92
Battle Cruisers: 2476
Destroyers: 4382
Frigates: 5491
Corvettes: 1201
System Patrol Boats: 5348

Surface Air craft and Nukes
Planet Air Craft: 2,388 Air Groups (216 air units each)
No Nukes

The financial numbers are within the realm of possibility (US GDP is $18.5 Trillion with a population of just 350 million). However your forces seem rather excessive. 2 billion infantry is like 10% of the population. That's huge. And the number of ships listed above is also huge. That size of military would be very expensive to support in peacetime. The US, with a much larger economy percentage wise, would have a very difficult time paying for a military of that size (both in support and people drain).

I'm curious about where you are getting your formulas.
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Re: Starport facilities

Postby Old School » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:55 am

[quoteIINTERPLANETARY CRAFT
Interstellar Carriers: 92
Battle Cruisers: 2476
Destroyers: 4382
Frigates: 5491
Corvettes: 1201
System Patrol Boats: 5348 [/quote]

Man, tough place to be a pirate. They’ve got that system COVERED!
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Re: Starport facilities

Postby FreeTrav » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:20 pm

While it doesn't generate starport facilities, you might get some ideas from my 1996 (reprinted 5/2013) Freelance Traveller article on starports.
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Re: Starport facilities

Postby Linwood » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:26 pm

Another thought - visit the website of a major airport and look at the businesses and services it promotes, both on the passenger services and on the commercial sides. Many of these won’t translate directly into a starport setting but they may give you some good ideas.

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