Travel Between the Stars
To get from one system to another requires a Jump drive. It takes a week to jump between star systems, regardless of the distance travelled. Distance is usually measured in parsecs (3.2616 lightyears), and the best jump drives are capable of moving 6pc in a single jump.
Communication at FTL speeds isn't possible other than by putting a message on a ship and sending it to the destination. This means information often takes weeks or months to traverse known space.
To make a jump, it is necessary to make an Intelligence × Jump Navigation check.
The check is modified by the TL of the drive:
- TL 10: -20
- TL 11: -10
- TL 12: +0
- TL 13: +5, and +5 for each TL above 13.
It takes a minute to calculate jump coordinates. The check is made by the GM, and the results aren't known to the player until the ship comes out of Jump space.