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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:01 pm    Post subject: New Starship Equipment Reply with quote

This one is a little Trekish, and is, in fact, based off of the Bussard Ram-Scoops mounted on the Enterprise, but it could be useful for deep space operations.

Mag-Scoop
Cost: 20,000 credits (Availability 2)
Weight: +5 metric tons (replaces ship's Navigation Particle Shields)
Effect:
Much like the Scoop, this system allows a ship to collect matter to recharge its power cells. However, unlike the Scoop, this system functions only in space. When activated, the Mag-Scoop inverts the ship's Navigation shields, using them to draw in matter instead of deflecting it. The collected dust and gas is then fed into a solid fuel convertor (purchased separately) to recharge the ship's power cells.
Restrictions: While the Mag-Scoop is operating, however, the ship is effectively operating without navigation shields (-2D Hull) and is limited to Cautious Speed (any attempt to travel faster is at +10 difficulty).
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice.. As a q/ If they are running it, can they engage regular shields?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

garhkal wrote:
Nice.. As a q/ If they are running it, can they engage regular shields?

That depends on how shields work in your SWU. If you follow the WEG line, that a ship's Shield dice are just energy shields, and are ineffective against particles and projectiles, then a ship could run with both Shields and Mag-Scoop operating. Under my version, in which Navigation Shields and Battle Shields are both effective against energy and particles, a ship could not run the Mag-Scoop with its shields up.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been thinking about this one for a bit, mostly because of what I do for a living. I drive a semi-truck for my company's refrigerated division, mostly hauling produce from southern California up to the Pacific Northwest. The main reason for the existence of reefers is the temperature control helps preserve perishable items.

Now, in GG6, one of the available upgrades for space transports is temperature control for the cargo bay. While this is a legitimate concern, depending on what is being transported, it has always annoyed me somewhat when WEG inserts low-tech systems (i.e. systems we already have here in the real world) into a sci-fi universe, especially when things already exist in the SWU that are high-tech solutions to the problem. On top of that, even if you just stick to what WEG offers in GG6, you would be better off getting the environmental convertor, which can control the environment (including temperature) anywhere in the ship.

Anyway, back on topic, this is my next offering as after-market equipment for space transports...

Stasis Field Generator
This device generates a localized entropy field that suspends any object within the field in time. Living beings within the field do not age or change in any way, and are unaware of their surroundings. While used primarily to transport valuable perishables, the field can also be used to secure living beings, such as bounties...
Cost: 1,000 credits per 5 tons converted
Weight: 1 metric ton for every 5 metric tons of cargo converted
Special: The entropy field's boundary has a disruptive effect on objects that contact it, and must be deactivated to place an object in or remove it from the stasis field. Characters who attempt to shove themselves through the boundary rebound off the field and suffer Str+2D normal damage (using their own Strength as a base).
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the things i have always seen SW do different from Trek or Stargate is that there ARE np stasis pods.. That's why they have carbonite freezing/cryo pods.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

garhkal wrote:
One of the things i have always seen SW do different from Trek or Stargate is that there ARE np stasis pods.. That's why they have carbonite freezing/cryo pods.

The first use of stasis pods in the EU was in the Brian Daley novel Han Solo at Star's End, which actually pre-dated WEG's 1st. Edition. It was the source for the Z-95 Headhunter and Victory-Class Star Destroyer, among other things. Carbon freezing may have come along first, but stasis is no less an official part of the SWU than anything else included in the Brian Daley books.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never read those novels.. So couldn't comment on that.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

garhkal wrote:
Never read those novels.. So couldn't comment on that.
They are worth the read.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

crmcneill wrote:
garhkal wrote:
Never read those novels.. So couldn't comment on that.
They are worth the read.

I remember enjoying them when I first read them back in the early 90s. They are on my current Star Wars reading list (re-reads plus new books I haven't read), but I'm still in the early Dark Times and I am going to interrupt the chronology for Journey to TFA, so I won't get to the Daley novels real soon.
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