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  • TLP-Hyperspace Travel

    In the TLP Core, the section about Space travel.

    Page 25..there are the two 'maps' The bottom grid shows the known worlds.....would this grid 500 ly in all 'directions' be considered the same galaxy for the Astrogation Table (2d6 minutes for the jump)?

    And on the Galactic chart on the top of the page, with Sol in the middle, what is the general light year distance for other galaxies? or is each named section a galaxy? which would put the known worlds all in the same galaxy.

    And finally : )

    am i understanding the process correctly in that the jump in galaxy takes 2d6 minutes of time. Once arrive at the Navbeacon, it then takes an additional 2d6 days --2 days on a raise) to reach the planet, asteroid belt space station etc where the Navbeacon is located.

    Thank you
    Mark G
    Haddon Township NJ

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    Originally posted by magall View Post
    In the TLP Core, the section about Space travel.

    Page 25..there are the two 'maps' The bottom grid shows the known worlds.....would this grid 500 ly in all 'directions' be considered the same galaxy for the Astrogation Table (2d6 minutes for the jump)?
    The known worlds are all in the same galaxy, but per the table, jump time within the galaxy is 2d6 hours (minutes is for within the same solar system).

    Originally posted by magall View Post
    And on the Galactic chart on the top of the page, with Sol in the middle, what is the general light year distance for other galaxies? or is each named section a galaxy? which would put the known worlds all in the same galaxy.
    The chart on top is the Milky Way galaxy which does in fact contain all the known worlds. Per the book <italics added>, "The entire Milky Way contains about 200 billion stars, of which the Known Worlds is but a tiny fraction." And also under Jumping Blind, "Note that a ship can only jump to a location that can be observed and scanned in significant detail, which is why the Known Worlds are a relatively tight cluster in the Milky Way. So far."

    The named sections on that map are arms of the galaxy (where most worlds and matter exists).

    Traveling to other galaxies in the Last Parsec setting would be a rare and dangerous thing. As far as the distance, the book just touches on other galaxies as a group saying, "The Milky Way’s nearest neighbors are the large and small Magellanic Clouds, and the Andromeda Galaxy, all part of the Virgo Supercluster, a group of galaxies within 150 million light years, all of which are reachable by intrepid voyagers who dare blind jump intergalactic distances."

    Really though, that's a major simplification since traveling outside the Milky Way just isn't a big part of the setting. It's kind of like the old sailing maps that said, "Beyond here lie monsters!"

    Originally posted by magall View Post
    am i understanding the process correctly in that the jump in galaxy takes 2d6 minutes of time. Once arrive at the Navbeacon, it then takes an additional 2d6 days --2 days on a raise) to reach the planet, asteroid belt space station etc where the Navbeacon is located.
    As noted above, in galaxy it's 2d6 hours for a jump with a navbeacon. Though as stated, "Of course the Game Master can always add additional time if she thinks the jump is particularly long or difficult for some reason," so not every jump will necessarily be within that range.

    Once the jump is over, it takes 2d6 days where "Each raise on the Knowledge (Astrogation) roll cuts two days off the total" to reach the final destination. Clarifying "Each raise" as it's not just a flat 2 days for a single raise or better. Three raises for instance would reduce the time by 6 days (to a minimum of 0, arriving that day). Of course, any remaining travel time could be reduced by using additional energy too. And one last clarification, navbeacons are just aids to astrogation "placed at the outskirts of a system" not specifically destinations themselves.

    Hope that helps.



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