I have been reading through my Mongoose Traveller PDF and was hoping that their version would simplify the starship design process, especially the part about actually making the deck plans. You would think that after all these years and in the latest iteration of the classic rules that Mongoose would have made improvements (such as dumping the 'displacemnt Tonnage' apect of starship design and maps or at least provide a step bt step example of making deck plans that are accurate.
In reviewing some of the deck plans in the book, something just doesn't seem right. For example, in the Type S class Scout, there are 4 staterooms. According to the ship design sheet, each stateroom takes up 4 tons of space. Looking at the map, it's clearly only 3 tons. Other areas of the ship also don't add up according to the design sheet and the deck plans.
This has been the thing that has always bothered me about Traveller. Their over-reliance on math and yet their math never adds up. Now, math isn't my strong suite, but even I can grok this basic stuff and I lose respect for the game if the designers themselves can't get it right. I start to question everything about the game at that point.