Ships in Mongoose Traveller 2nd Ed Part I

The biggest single change in between Mongoose Traveller 1st Ed and Mongoose Traveller 2nd Ed is in starship design. There are a lot of changes, for starters most things are percentage based, not discrete chunks of metal based. I’m not sure if this is a good thing or not. Leaning towards a good thing.

So, taking the idea from my T5 Cheapest possible ship I am going to try this in Mongoose Traveller 2nd Ed (Nov 13th release)

What we are looking for here is the cheapest possible Jump capable ship, that can self land on a planet with an atmosphere.

Key things to make a cheap ship.

  • Spherical hulls are semi streamlined and cost 80% of normal
  • “Budget”  Same tech level, cost 50% as much, has one disadvantage.

Design Checklist

  1. Create a Hull
    1. 100 dTons  (5,000,000 Cr.  20 hull points)
  2. Choose Hull Configuration
    1. Budget (-50%)
    2. Spherical (-20%)
    3. Disadvantage:Decreased Durability
    4. Adjusted Cost 2,000,000 CR
    5. Adjusted Hull 18 hull points.
  3. Install Drives
    1. M-Drive
      1. 2.2 dTons (min size) (Thrust 2)
      2. Budget:Increased Size (+10% size)
      3. Adjusted cost 2.2 MCr
    2. J-Drive
      1. 10 dTons (min size) (Jump 2)
      2. Budget:Late Jump – Need to go to 110 times planetary diameters to jump
      3. Adjusted Cost: 7.5 MCr
  4. Install Power Plant
    1. Basic Systems 20 pts
    2. Maneuver  20 pts
    3. Jump 20 pts.
    4. Install 30 pts (needs jump dimming and M-Drive off to jump)
      1. Fusion (TL8) 3.3 dTons
      2. Budget:Increased Size (+10% size)
      3. Adjusted Cost 0.825 Mcr
  5. Install Fuel Tanks
    1. Power plant 1 dton (2 months)
    2. Jump 20 dTons
  6. Install Bridge
    1. 10 dTons 0.5 MCr
  7. Install Computer
    1. Computer 5/bis 0.045 MCr
    2. Jump Control 2 0.2 MCr
  8. Install Staterooms
    1. 3 Double occupancy states rooms (12 dTons 1.5 MCr)
  9. Allocate Cargo Space
    1. 41.5 dTons

Cheap Trader

Tons Cost (MCr)
Hull 100 tons
Spherical
Budget 18 Hull points
2
Armour None 0
M-Drive Thrust 2
Budget, Extra Size
2.2 2.2
J-Drive Jump-2
Budget, Delayed Jump
10 7.5
Power Plant Fusion (TL8) 30 Pts
Budget, Increased Size
3.3 0.825
Fuel Tanks 4 weeks operation, J-2 21
Bridge 10 0.5
Computer Computer 5/bis 0.045
Sensors Basic 0
Weapons  None
Systems  None
Staterooms Standard x 3 12 1.5
Cargo 41.5
  Total 14.57

About Mike Looney

A long time role player who rants quite a lot. I'm an aging, white, right of center, geeky, male, dyslexic, veteran, bipolar, sociopath with Asperger syndrome and a touch of PTSD that mutters. Most of my meds are to keep me from being a real sociopath.
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