[PoD] Drinax location

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[PoD] Drinax location

Postby cunningrat » Fri Sep 03, 2021 4:51 pm

The Drinax system star is an M1V red dwarf. Its Goldilocks zone extends to 0.24 AU: therefore, that's the farthest Drinax can possibly be from the star.

Any of you ever notice that this places Drinax 0.23 AU inside the star's jump shadow? That's more than a day at typical trader's 1G speed.

Now I have to figure out whether to make this a thing in my campaign. On one hand, it neatly explains why Drinax has almost no trade moving through it. On the other hand, it'll be a pain in the butt for the players to deal with.
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Re: [PoD] Drinax location

Postby Garran » Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:09 pm

The adventures don't seem to factor it in. The scout ship in Ihatei would have zero chance of outrunning the Harrier to a safe jump distance if it did.

The PCs would be less bothered by it for the same reason: 24h for a Thrust-1 ship would be ~10h for the Thrust-6 Harrier. It's still a considerable distance, but it also gives them a better chance to intercept things when they need to, which comes up several times during the campaign.
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Re: [PoD] Drinax location

Postby AKjeldsen » Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:37 pm

I’d just go ahead and make it a class K or G star. Not just to fix the jump shadow issue, but also because Drinax used to be an Earth-like garden world with grasslands and forests, which is extremely unlikely if not impossible in a class M system.
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Re: [PoD] Drinax location

Postby NOLATrav » Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:47 pm

Is the Drinax system info listed somewhere? Curious how these distances were determined.
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Re: [PoD] Drinax location

Postby cunningrat » Sun Sep 05, 2021 2:40 pm

NOLATrav wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:47 pm
Is the Drinax system info listed somewhere? Curious how these distances were determined.
Travellermap.com, and the link from there to the Traveller wiki.
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Re: [PoD] Drinax location

Postby NOLATrav » Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:30 pm

Ah yes, of course.

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