Thursday, July 3, 2008

Rumblefish Class System Defense Boat

Back in the heady days of my first Traveller campaign (i.e. the infamous Ursula T20 IRC campaign) our party obtained possession of an advanced, sleek, and deadly 200 dTon system defense boat, or "pocket battlerider" since it was designed to be dropped off in-system via a jump-capable tender. This little ship has gotten us through one or two firefights, and now that Mongoose Traveller is being released, I'd like to pay homage to that campaign with my own version of this feisty little boat.


(Image by Artist Extraordinaire, Bryan Gibson and used with permission.)

Using Liam Devlin's original design, I tried to match it to Mongoose Traveller as closely as I could. I'm waiting for their new High Guard supplement so I can modify it further (I have to use up some of that cargo space!) but this should do for now.

Hull 200 dTons
Hull 4
Structure 4

8.8 Mcr
Armor Bonded Superdence,
12 20 10 Mcr
Maneuver Drive Drive F Thrust 6 11 24 Mcr
Power Plant Plant F
19 48 Mcr

10 1 Mcr
Computer Model 6, fib Rating 30
30 Mcr
Electronics Advance Military Sensors +1 DM 3 3 Mcr

Hardpoint 1 Double Fixed Mount (2x Particle Beams)
8.5 Mcr

Hardpoint 2 Triple Turret (3x Missile Rack) 1 3.75 Mcr
4 weeks 24
Cargo 94 tons*

Staterooms 4 Double Occupancy 16 2 Mcr
Extras Fuel Scoops

Ship's Locker



2 Mcr

Fire Control/2

4 Mcr


1 Mcr



Maintenance Cost (monthly) 12,004 Cr
Life Support Cost (monthly) 8000 Cr
Total Tonnage and Cost 200 dTons, 146,050,000 Cr

This is my first foray in creating ships in Mongoose Traveller, but feel free to double check and critique my design.


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  2. Cool.

    (previous comment deleted for my blindness ;-) )