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Old 01-11-2020, 05:26 AM   #3
Join Date: May 2005
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Default Re: [Space] star radius

Originally Posted by GWJ View Post
For what is star radius (p. 104) in the Advanced Worldbuilding Sequence? I don't see it used anywhere
It's the actual radius of the star, which increases as the star grows brighter during its main-sequence lifetime.

It's not used anywhere in the star generation sequence itself, but it can be of interest to some users. I use it to figure out how large the star appears in the sky from each planet and moon, as an aid to setting scenes. In a Traveller campaign it would be important to interstellar travel, because the J drive in the Traveller setting only works if you are farther from the star than 100 times its diameter (and from each planet that 100 times its diameter).
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