Behind the Claw : Errata?

IanBruntlett

Cosmic Mongoose
Hi,

I was working on some GM's notes for playing in the Spinward Marches and I was coming up with ways to help new players understand how really big space is.

My physical copy of BTC (page 4) agrees with WikiPedia that:
* 1 AU is 150,000,000 Km
* 1 Light Second is 300,000 Km

The BTC PDF says:
* 1 AU is 160,000,000 Km
* 1 Light Second is 300,000,000 Km <- This could be a units error because if you change the Km to m it would be right, I think.

Now, I'm an electron pusher by trade so this is something I am no expert at. However, my "Be confused" skills are exceptional :)

1. Which source is correct?
2. Is an errata for BTC being compiled?

TIA,


Ian
 

Baldo

Banded Mongoose
IanBruntlett said:
1. Which source is correct?

The printed book includes the various Errata submitted here in the forum, still awaiting for the updated PDF :? ...
 

DickTurpin

Banded Mongoose
1AU is 149,597,871 km, so the 150,000,000 is (more) correct. 1 light second is 299,792.458 km, so the 300,000 answer is closest. It seems the printed version is correct.
 

paltrysum

Cosmic Mongoose
IanBruntlett said:
My physical copy of BTC (page 4) agrees with WikiPedia that:
* 1 AU is 150,000,000 Km
* 1 Light Second is 300,000 Km

Have you gone back to DriveThruRPG to get the latest update? I believe I have the latest and it reads 150,000,000.
 

MongooseMatt

Administrator
Staff member
paltrysum said:
Have you gone back to DriveThruRPG to get the latest update? I believe I have the latest and it reads 150,000,000.

Could someone please confirm that - both Drivethru and our site should have the latest. If not, we will get on the case!
 

IanBruntlett

Cosmic Mongoose
MongooseMatt said:
paltrysum said:
Have you gone back to DriveThruRPG to get the latest update? I believe I have the latest and it reads 150,000,000.

Could someone please confirm that - both Drivethru and our site should have the latest. If not, we will get on the case!

When I posted my original message I checked the latest copy from the Mongoose website and it was not the latest version. However, with my OCD, I feel it would be a good idea for you to check too.
 

MongooseMatt

Administrator
Staff member
IanBruntlett said:
When I posted my original message I checked the latest copy from the Mongoose website and it was not the latest version. However, with my OCD, I feel it would be a good idea for you to check too.

Okay, that being the case, I think I know what has happened - this will be fixed before the week's end!
 

Arkathan

Cosmic Mongoose
Just bought my Behind the Claw from DTRPG.
Current text:
"This is based on the
distance of Earth’s orbit from the Sun and is about
150,000,000 km.
The light-second is also used, defined as the distance
light travels within a vacuum in one second. This is
299,792.458 km, usually rounded to 300,000 km. One
AU is 499 light-seconds."
 

Baldo

Banded Mongoose
I've re-downloaded the file from the Mongoose site, it's an updated version, and page 4 says:

This is based on the distance of Earth’s orbit from the Sun and is about 160,000,000 km.

The light-second is also used, defined as the distance light travels within a vacuum in one second. This is 299,792.458 km, usually rounded to 300,000 km. One AU is 499 light-seconds.


Not checked the rest yet.
 
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