Traveller Store CotI Features New Posts Mark Forums Read Register

Go Back > Citizens of the Imperium > Other Versions of Traveller > MegaTraveller

MegaTraveller Discuss of the MegaTraveller ruleset and the Rebellion Milieu

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old March 24th, 2009, 12:39 PM
Major B Major B is offline
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lithia
Posts: 1,092
Gallery : 28
Visit Major B's Blog
Major B Citizen
Default DGP 101 Vehicles

I recently started tinkering with reverse-engineering the Trepida design in 101 Vehicles and had some difficulty due to what I think are errors in the listed UCP.

Since DonM's errata will now include DGP material, I thought a new thread to discuss 101 vehicles might encourage others to take a look and see what errata is there to be found.

I'd also like to discuss some vehicle design philosophy while we're at it, since some of my problems with the Trepida aren't necessarily errata but rather just poor design. Well, at least a poor design in my opinion, other may disagree and that is why I'd like to see some discussion.

The most glaring errors I spotted on the Trepida (#32 - on the front cover, inside):

1. Hull damage points are listed as 12/29 and displacement is listed as 10 Td. According to the formula on page 84 of the RM, hull damage points are calculated from hull volume (H). Inop is derived as H/15 and destroyed is H/6 (both round up). Since 10 Td = 135 kl, the hull damage points should be 9/23.

2. Object Size is listed as small and loaded weight is listed as 125 tons. According to page 89 of the RM, object size is derived from loaded weight. Objects between 100 and 10,000 tons are "average" while those less than 100 tons are "small" so the size of the Trepida should be listed as average.

3. The vehicles max acceleration is listed as .9 G and thrust is listed as 400 tons. According to the formula on page 86 of the RM, maneuver thrust = (thrust/loaded weight)-1. So the listed max acceleration should be (400/125)-1 or 2.2 G.

Check my work - does this look right to everybody?

Next post will have some design philosophy questions for discussion.
Major B

T5 Gazelle-class Close Escorts (on DTRPG):
Reply With Quote

To see more of this thread, please login or register.


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LBB Vehicles Piper Imperial Research Station 69 May 23rd, 2006 04:04 AM
MT Vehicles ozbonius_2000 MegaTraveller 53 October 27th, 2003 01:50 PM
What Vehicles do we need? DrSkull Pre-Release Discussion 1 May 5th, 2001 09:43 PM

This website and its contents are copyright ©2010- Far Future Enterprises. All rights reserved. Traveller is a registered trademark of Far Future Enterprises .
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright (c) 2010-2013, Far Future Enterprises. All Rights Reserved.