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Passage and Freight Costs table (CRB)

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:06 pm
by IanBruntlett
Hi,

At the top of page 207 of the Core Rule Book, there is the "Passage and Freight Costs" table.

It lists Freight - for example, to transport Freight one Parsec costs Cr1000 but it does not say anything about the weight (tons) or volume of freight (dtons?) being transported. Could someone clarify this for me?

Thanks :)


Ian

Re: Passage and Freight Costs table (CRB)

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:11 pm
by Annatar Giftbringer
I’d say it’s per dton.

Re: Passage and Freight Costs table (CRB)

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:13 pm
by IanBruntlett
Thank you!

Re: Passage and Freight Costs table (CRB)

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:20 pm
by Condottiere
By default spaceship tonnes are defined as volume.

It's when the rules start mentioning mass, calculations become complex.

Re: Passage and Freight Costs table (CRB)

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:24 pm
by AnotherDilbert
Condottiere wrote: By default spaceship tonnes are defined as volume.
A ton can be almost anything, but a tonne is always a metric ton: a mass of 1000 kg.

Spaceships are measured in tons of displacement, 1 ton ≈ 14 m³.

Re: Passage and Freight Costs table (CRB)

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:44 am
by Moppy
Traveller displacement is supposed to be the mass of liquid hydrogen that would be displaced if the ship was fully submerged in it. i.e it's the mass of a ship-sized pool of liquid hydrogen. (Or we could say 1 displacement ton is the volume of 1 metric ton of liquid hydrogen).

As anotherdilbert has stated, it works to about 14 m^3 of ship per displacement ton, and does not directly represent the ship's actual weight.