Traveller Store CotI Features New Posts Mark Forums Read Register


Go Back TravellerRPG.com > Citizens of the Imperium > General Traveller Discussions > Contact!

Contact! Submit your favorite original Minor Alien Races for others to use in their own Traveller campaigns.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old August 27th, 2013, 03:59 PM
robject's Avatar
robject robject is offline
Marquis
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 13,834
Gallery : 9
Visit robject's Blog
robject has disabled reputation
Default 567-908

Having only read Adventure 10, I'm left wondering about the primary star around this world.

The world is in the habitable zone.
The world takes 42 years to orbit its star, putting it in Orbit 7 in Travellerspeak.

There are a few ways to interpret this:

1. They're orbiting a type III giant star. Pro: No retcon necessary. Con: Giants last millions of years, not billions: there's not enough time in the hab zone for evolution. Researchers would have to argue loudly over how it's possible. Transplant? Extremely Lucky, Accelerated, Punctuated Evolution? Something else?

2. They're orbiting a smaller star which in turn orbits another star at Orbit 7. Pro: It works. Con: It's a minor retcon, and a bit dodgy of a solution.

3. They're orbiting a G V in orbit #3. Pro: This is astronomically correct for evolutionary purposes. Con: The "42 years" bit is also forced to adapt, perhaps relating to periodic solar activity, since the year length at orbit 3 is, approximately, one Terran year. This also makes 567-908 just another Mars in an Earth orbit. Yawn.

4. Move the orbit so it can be multiplied to reach 42, that also works with an appropriate long-life star. Same general pros and cons as #3. Has significant overlap with #5.

5. Let them orbit a class IV star, perhaps in orbit 6. The same pros and cons apply from #3, but at least the orbit and star is a little more exotic. Has significant overlap with #4.
__________________
Imperiallines magazine
My Helpful Stuff for Traveller5
IMTU tc+ t5++ 3i(+) au ls+ / OTU 44% an+ dt+ ge- j- jf+ n- pi+ pp+ tr+ tv- uwp+ xb+
Tools Link
Reply With Quote

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

Bookmarks

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

This website and its contents are copyright ©2010-2013 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.