Dienstag, 13. November 2012

Traveller Capital Ship Design

For quite a while now I wanted to design a cruise ship that would be compatible with Mongoose Traveller. I started small designing some small support craft for the ship, but now I have finally arrived at the daunting task of designing yet another capital ship. And although I'm not quite certain about the final size of the ship (I am currently pondering sizes from just a few thousand dT all the way up to a Megaton ship) it will be most certainly a capital ship. And while the rules for crunching out the ship's statistics are simple enough, especially if it is not supposed to become a high end military ship, trying to design a ship plan on that scale is intimidating me. 

After all it is a cruise ship. A ship supposed to offer its well paying passengers all kinds of distractions and entertainment. Hangardecks, engineering, controll and command, crew decks and cabins for the passengers, all are simple enough. Restaurants, malls, parks, casinos, theatres, maybe even an artificial beach or giant aquarium are a different matter entirely. In my mind the ship is bocoming more of a location than a simple spaceship. It will certainly be an interresting experience to try and fit all that into a single spaceship. As finishing the design might take a while you can have a look at an early design snapshot:

Capital cruise ship, early snapshot

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