Ship Design Philosophy

Discuss the Traveller RPG and its many settings
Condottiere
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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Postby Condottiere » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:29 am

Mandatory Reading: Space Viking by H. Beam Piper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA4JkBdenxM

A galactic war has left the Terran Federation in ruins. Formerly civilized planets have decivilized into barbarism. Space Vikings roam the wreckage, plundering and killing for gain. Lord Lucas Trask of Traskon was no admirer of the Space Vikings, but when murder takes his wife on his wedding day, Trask trades everything he has for his own Space Viking ship and sets out on a galaxy-wide quest for revenge. (Summary by Mark Nelson)


Gives nuance to the piracy aspect.

Sadly, lacks Beam weapons.
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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Postby Condottiere » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:32 pm

Spaceships: Could We Power Spaceships With Nuclear Energy Like Submarines? (Part 3 of 3)

We use nuclear energy to power submarines, but did you know it’s also used in spacecraft? What else uses nuclear energy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RHrZdOwblg


Primer on radiation. And technological level six propulsion.

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