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Old December 14th, 2015, 04:30 PM
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I have a question .
I have a race that is from the Andromeda galaxy

How many years would it take them to get to our galaxy traveling faster than light ?

And if this is the wrong form then I apologize .

Thank You for your time and patience .

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I have a question .
I have a race that is from the Andromeda galaxy

How many years would it take them to get to our galaxy traveling faster than light ?

And if this is the wrong form then I apologize .

Thank You for your time and patience .
It all depends on how fast they are travelling?

Jump-1? Skip-9? Wormhole?

It kind of meaningless question without knowing how they got here...

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I was thinking jump technology .
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Jump makes it reallllly difficult because of the fuel requirements. And there is an added complication that some rule systems don't allow jumps into empty hexes which suggests jumps into inter-galactic space couldn't happen except by misjump or referee intervention.


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any particular reason they're from andromeda? our own galaxy is pretty big.

probably the best way to determine how they got here is to determine why they travel all that distance in the first place.
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Jump makes it reallllly difficult because of the fuel requirements. And there is an added complication that some rule systems don't allow jumps into empty hexes which suggests jumps into inter-galactic space couldn't happen except by misjump or referee intervention.


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Andromeda is 778 kiloparsecs from our galaxy.

That's 130,000 weeks assuming jump 6 and instant refuelling (some sort of portal technology could provide the fuel).

2500 years.

If they could invent a controlled missjump drive so they can cover 36 parsecs per jump you can cut that by a factor of 6.

So 420-450 years.
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any particular reason they're from andromeda? our own galaxy is pretty big.

probably the best way to determine how they got here is to determine why they travel all that distance in the first place.
I just thought that they would be a interesting background for the race.

I am not sure why they came to Milky Way galaxy .
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Andromeda is 778 kiloparsecs from our galaxy.

That's 130,000 weeks assuming jump 6 and instant refuelling (some sort of portal technology could provide the fuel).

2500 years.

If they could invent a controlled missjump drive so they can cover 36 parsecs per jump you can cut that by a factor of 6.

So 420-450 years.
So, double that if they are using T5 Collectors for fuel...

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