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Old 08-28-2015, 10:06 AM   #72
Join Date: Jul 2008
Default Re: [Spaceships] Heat Signature, Cloaking Device, and Stealth Hull

Originally Posted by Varyon View Post
A heat sink doesn't store heat, it dumps it. That is, with reactors, the heat sink (main radiator array) is the source of the ship's IR signature. Shutting down the heat sinks should lower your IR signature, and I posted a system for this upthread.
Using 'heat sink' to refer to thermal masses that are used as reservoirs to dump heat into is pretty common. Do you have an alternate term for those?
Originally Posted by Varyon View Post
Spaceships doesn't currently have a system for dumping the heat that is built up while the main radiators are closed (presumably, it's meant to be something like "once you open the radiators again, all built up heat is gone," but that doesn't seem realistic).
Actually, it does. Page 66. Time with radiators open clears accumulated overheat on a 1-for-1 basis. Whether or not you're still running the hot systems.
I don't know any 3e, so there is no chance that I am talking about 3e rules by accident.
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