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Old July 12th, 2005, 01:36 PM
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Watch one of these.

Any place for this drive system in low tech Traveller?
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Nice, isn't it?

Rules are in FF&S.
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Yup... in FF&S.
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Nice Clip
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Fortunately, Traveller relies upon reactionless thrusters. Nuclear powered thrust whilst gets you there creates too much pollution in system.

The whole clip reminds me of a bootstrap program run by native aliens who were very surprised to see the Reformation Coalition watching them from a neighbouring world during a TNE campaign that I ran. The natives ran back scared and returned with nuclear weapons to attack the RC base. Those were the moral issues that I launched my TNE campaigns with. Hopefully, 1248 will have lots of moral quandries like that...
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It's covered in GT:Starships, too.

The biggest problem in the clip is the landing. It goes from blazing through the thin Martian atmosphere to gently touching down. The transition from one to the other was conveniently left out.
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That just looks silly, pogo-sticking through space. Especially with the letting off of nukes in the upper atmosphere.
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There is an "Orion" model on the Orbital Space Simulator Program that uses this drive... one would certainly need sunglasses! When doing the ship's mission (some sort of colonization thing) I need to set the zoom to the right distance so I dont go blind/crazy from the constant flashing.

I always thought this design would never work, and that the ships themselves would have to be massive...
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Anyone read Footfall...
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Quote:
Originally posted by Sigg Oddra:
Anyone read Footfall...
Here! *raises hand*

That was one cool spaceship... the "Archangel Michael", right?

Well, the aliens deserved what they got - I mean, how could they think they would defeat a species that┬┤s had several millenia┬┤s worth of experience beating each other to pulp? [img]graemlins/file_23.gif[/img]
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