Traveller Store CotI Features New Posts Mark Forums Read Register


Go Back TravellerRPG.com > Citizens of the Imperium > General Traveller Discussions > The Fleet

The Fleet Ship designs, strategies, and tactics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old July 25th, 2007, 03:53 PM
Vargas's Avatar
Vargas Vargas is offline
Citizen: SOC-14
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,504
Gallery : 0
Vargas Citizen
Default An Alternate Approach To Jump Drives In Ship Design

I was noodling around with how to change Jump drives without impacting already established designs, (concentrating on CT's design sequences), so that they didn't require vast amounts of fuel. (And the problems which go along with somehow using up that much hydrogen on a Jump). My off the head solution was to reverse the tonnage figures used for the drive itself and the Jump fuel. For example, a scout ship would now have 20 dtons worth of drives and carry N dtons of fuel. (N being however big the design sequence says for J-2 drives for a 100 dton ship, I don't remember off the top of my head). And those 20 dtons of J-Drive don't need to be all heavy machinery but could be made up in part of plasma chambers or some other form of handwavium tech so that the scout doesn't wind up being far more massive.

My question is: What does this do to the basic assumptions behind the game and the Imperium setting? I guess rifts would now be far less daunting but what else?
__________________
Vargas
Baron Hudson
Dentus/Regina
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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
An Alternate Approach to Carrying Cargo Chaos The Fleet 28 July 18th, 2007 07:17 PM
Alternate Ship Design Systems robject Imperial Research Station 263 July 14th, 2004 04:46 PM
Alternative Approach to the Jump Drive Vargas The Fleet 1 May 20th, 2004 08:28 PM
Jump Drives and Jump Space Scarecrow The Lone Star 3 August 10th, 2002 03:11 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.