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19th May 2015, 6:00 AM
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Newbiespud 19th May 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
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I had some thoughts on today's page that would be kind of killing it if placed right under the comic, so I decided to write a blog post and put the mental barrier of clicking a link between you and my more writer-y thoughts.

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Name 19th May 2015, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
Liverfurst.
Digo 19th May 2015, 6:23 AM edit delete reply
That moment when you realize a seemingly nonsensical roll several sessions ago was actually really important to your health.


Reminds me of a time in a Star Tek RP. The helmsman attempted to jump to warp speed without a working nav computer because we were boarded by space pirates. He had mad skills that could do it and the GM asked for a roll that didn't come with context. Once the ship was at warp the rest of the crew took up arms to fight off the boarding party.

We won and then the helmsman dropped out of warp... and realized that roll at the beginning of the session was to see how close he hit his target. He was off by a mile.

Now multiply that by traveling 30 minutes at Warp factor 6.
DanielLC 20th May 2015, 12:05 PM edit delete reply
Assuming you somehow managed to be off by 180 degrees, you'd still only be an hour away from where you meant to go. How is that a problem?
Draxynnic 19th May 2015, 6:32 AM edit delete reply
In terms of interstellar distances, being off by as little as a mile is pretty much a perfect shot. So I'm guessing you meant that as a figure of speech rather than a literal mile? :P
Fury of the Tempest 19th May 2015, 6:40 AM edit delete reply
He means, that he was targetting a spot that was at an angle to where he ACTUALLY wanted to go. And this angle mean that whilst travelling at such high speeds, distance between the intended spot and were they actually were grew rather... large.

If that makes sense.
Digo 19th May 2015, 9:22 AM edit delete reply
Something like that, yeah. I probably should have used angle, but you got the jist.

In Next Gen terms, Warp 6 is about 392 times the speed of light. In a time interval of 30 minutes the ship moved about 211,880,942,875 kilometers. I think (based on what I found online).
evilauthor 19th May 2015, 3:21 PM edit delete reply
How "off" can you possibly be? In terms of travel time, you're only 30 minutes at Warp 6 from where you wanted to go, plus or minus the difference between your starting point and intended destination. Barring negative space wedgies or technobabble, it should at most take you an extra 30 minutes to get to your intended destination.

And Warp 6 is perfectly doable in TOS; it's the top speed of the TOS Enterprise (anything faster is for short sprints). In TNG, Warp 6 is SLOW given ships that can cruise at Warp 9.
you know that guy 19th May 2015, 4:54 PM edit delete reply
It would only take your ship 30 minutes at Warp 6 to get there, or an hour at th