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Ordinary ships can track bogeys up to six light-seconds away, after an initial lock. Is that correct?

Well, what's the maximum detection range?

How about for ship's boats?

How about for initial detection, rather than tracking?
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I've forgotten them, or don't know them, or they're not there.

Ordinary ships can track bogeys up to six light-seconds away, after an initial lock. Is that correct?

Well, what's the maximum detection range?

How about for ship's boats?

How about for initial detection, rather than tracking?
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LBB 2, page 32: sensor range for commercial and private starships is one-half light-second - sensor range for scout and military starships is two light-seconds. Starships maintaining "complete silence"* can only be detected at one-half range (e.g., one-quarter light-second for a merchant ship); ships in orbit and "silent" can only be detected at one-eighth range.

Once a ship has been detected, it can be tracked by any starship at ranges of up to three light-seconds.

Edit: I believe the same holds true for ship's boats as well - I didn't see anything to the contrary.

* Presumably "complete silence" in this case refers to running in a very low- or no-power mode, given that in space, no one can hear you scream...or anything else, for that matter.
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LBB 2, page 32: sensor range for commercial and private starships is one-half light-second - sensor range for scout and military starships is two light-seconds. Starships maintaining "complete silence"* can only be detected at one-half range (e.g., one-quarter light-second for a merchant ship); ships in orbit and "silent" can only be detected at one-eighth range.

Once a ship has been detected, it can be tracked by any starship at ranges of up to three light-seconds.

Edit: I believe the same holds true for ship's boats as well - I didn't see anything to the contrary.

* Presumably "complete silence" in this case refers to running in a very low- or no-power mode, given that in space, no one can hear you scream...or anything else, for that matter.
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Note that these ranges are at odds with Mayday, and the Mayday/High Guard crossover rules in Mayday.

In Mayday each hex is a light second and ships can be detected at any range.

In M/HG rules ships are at short range if within 5 light seconds, within less than 15 light seconds is long range, beyond this is out of range but the ships can still see each other on the hex map.
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Note that these ranges are at odds with Mayday, and the Mayday/High Guard crossover rules in Mayday.

In Mayday each hex is a light second and ships can be detected at any range.

In M/HG rules ships are at short range if within 5 light seconds, within less than 15 light seconds is long range, beyond this is out of range but the ships can still see each other on the hex map.
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Interesting you post this topic now, Robject. I've been (just over the last two days) looking at different sensor rules to use in my CT game.

Everything I've seen so far is so complicated. I want to put a sensor roll into the mix, but all I really want is the Navigator to roll a sensor scan, and then have a different roll for a sensor lock (a lock required before a bogey can be targeted).

I've looked at Mayday, High Guard, TNE, T4, MT, Bruce M's sensor rules...and a few other house rules.

Again, everything is so doggone complicated. I don't want half the starship combat encounter to be about figuring sensor DMs.

Anybody got some good rules for using sensors with CT?


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I've been looking at the various starship combat systems too: Mayday, High Guard, etc.

I like the standard CT method best--I think that's what I'm going to use in my game (although I may use the Starter Traveller version that uses range bands....or I might make the range bands hexes).
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Interesting you post this topic now, Robject. I've been (just over the last two days) looking at different sensor rules to use in my CT game.

Everything I've seen so far is so complicated. I want to put a sensor roll into the mix, but all I really want is the Navigator to roll a sensor scan, and then have a different roll for a sensor lock (a lock required before a bogey can be targeted).

I've looked at Mayday, High Guard, TNE, T4, MT, Bruce M's sensor rules...and a few other house rules.

Again, everything is so doggone complicated. I don't want half the starship combat encounter to be about figuring sensor DMs.

Anybody got some good rules for using sensors with CT?


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I've been looking at the various starship combat systems too: Mayday, High Guard, etc.

I like the standard CT method best--I think that's what I'm going to use in my game (although I may use the Starter Traveller version that uses range bands....or I might make the range bands hexes).
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