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Old 05-11-2020, 02:54 PM   #4
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Default Re: GURPS Traveller: Interstellar Wars - Maintenance

Originally Posted by Anaraxes View Post
Historically, Traveller ship schedules revolved around a granularity of a week. A week to jump, a week to land/load/do business/load/return to jump point -- even though actually doing the math and rolling the variation in jump time might put you off a day or two here or there. So the "every two weeks" sense is likely.
You answered my question spot on. Thank you!

Originally Posted by Anaraxes View Post
In this case, the context is also specifically that for the Maintenance Disas (B143). In the description for that Disad, twice per week isn't a Maintenance frequency (though every other day is), and "Bi-weekly" appears in the maintenance interval chart between "weekly" and "monthly".
English shortcomings notwithstanding, this establishes precedent that the GURPS authors use "biweekly" to mean fortnightly. Excellent reference, Anaraxes. All misgivings resolved!
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