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Traveller RPG Ship Distance Traveled Calculator

Traveller RPG Ship Distance Traveled Calculator

A derelict ship is detected and the GM wants it to take 3 hours to get there.  How far away is the derelict? Use this Traveller RPG Ship Distance Traveled Calculator.

Traveller RPG Ship Distance Traveled Calculator

Time (minutes):
Accelleration (G's):
Travel Distance (km):

 

You can find the Maneuver Drive Thrust Rating in the stats listing for the particular ship, but for reference:

Ship Type   Thrust
Free/Far Trader   1G
Scout (Type 1A)   2G
Mercenary Cruiser   3G
Patrol Corvette   4G

 

You can find typical time blocks here:

Time Period
  Minutes
1 Hour   60
4 Hours   240
8 Hours   480
12 Hours   720
1 Day   1440

 

Use this calculator to come up with distances based on the Manuever Rating of the ship's engines and the amount of time the GM wants it to take to get there.

 

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0 # CyborgPrime 2020-02-14 20:47
Quoting Darren:
Just confirming this is accelerating halfway there, turn around, then decelerate the rest of the way?


Yes, that's correct. Though with grav plates, you don't have to turn around.
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0 # TomB 2020-10-13 01:56
I think (at least in MT) that it was 'thruster plates' (which were grav). I think generally grav plates as a term meant the set or variable anti-gravity floorplates inside the ship.

At least in MT, the thruster plate was usually put at the back of the ship (but it did not need to be) and usually aligned to the rear (because one direction was where you got 100% thrust and I think you might have got 10% orthogonal to that... just enough to represent maneuvering thrusts I suppose).

With that understanding from the Starship Operators Manual, you would still have to flip ship (or else you'd better start your decel far earlier given the falloff in thrust from a thruster plate in directions other than the main diretion of thrust).

Of course, MgT may have changed that and CT never really mentioned any of this stuff.

Pick what you prefer.
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0 # Darren 2020-02-14 19:06
Just confirming this is accelerating halfway there, turn around, then decelerate the rest of the way?
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