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by PaulB
Sat May 25, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Any life in the old girl?
Replies: 12
Views: 1661

Re: Any life in the old girl?

Maybe you ought to mention the Patreon in a blog post or its own thread.
by PaulB
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Any life in the old girl?
Replies: 12
Views: 1661

Re: Any life in the old girl?

Have you guys ever looked at Empire of the Sun's combat rules? Not played it myself, but just listened to a podcast and the combat resolution sounds very similar to what VBAM had in 1e and 2e. I think it likewise has a single round of combat resolution. Some reviews will call that combat swingy, but...
by PaulB
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Steel Castles sourcebook in the yards!
Replies: 39
Views: 14491

Re: Steel Castles sourcebook in the yards!

Hey Charles, What reference, if any, are you using for shell penetration of various weapons versus different thicknesses of armor. I was curious about weapon penetration at different ranges for a game idea of mine, and downloaded a program off TMP that uses some complicated formulas off another webp...
by PaulB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: Tech, Special Abilities, and Unit Design
Replies: 90
Views: 19486

Re: Tech, Special Abilities, and Unit Design

In terms of designing ships and having a fleet veer off at a tangent. Maybe one way to combat that is to make each new design a variation of a previous one and to impose limitations on how much those designs can vary. And you can create designs that differ more from their predecessors but the more t...
by PaulB
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: What's the first setting book due out for 2e?
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Re: What's the first setting book due out for 2e?

Maybe Charles has plans to have his Steel Castles project done up as a real book? Last I heard Jay was working on the FT-campaign book so I would assume that was still ongoing but- not involved with it personally
by PaulB
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: What's the first setting book due out for 2e?
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

What's the first setting book due out for 2e?

Another Escalation Wars book? Boltian-Kuissians, something else (licensed?)

Ooops - guess I asked this question a few threads down already, just poking the bear some more! Poke poke space bear!
by PaulB
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 106291

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

To no one's surprise, Steve recently announced he'll just use an altered F&E combat system after the two volunteers tasked with making a new system didn't deliver: http://www.starfleetgames.com/federation/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=2024&start=210 A while ago, we go to the point of replacing the ...
by PaulB
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Steel Castles sourcebook in the yards!
Replies: 39
Views: 14491

Re: Steel Castles sourcebook in the yards!

Very cool.
I just started that Castles of Steel book by Massey, should be good.
by PaulB
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Steel Castles sourcebook in the yards!
Replies: 39
Views: 14491

Re: Steel Castles sourcebook in the yards!

Anything new to report? :)
by PaulB
Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 106291

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

As they have that unicorn of Trek licenses, one that runs in perpetuity, I don't blame them for not wanting to jeopardise it and therefore err on the side of caution. Just a shame it didn't come out until years into the project. Yup. And in general they have blamed VBAM devs for the lack of adheren...
by PaulB
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 106291

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

If you ask them, they'll say it's because of their license. Steve has even indicated that prior to a few years ago they could be more loose with their content, but now must create games which adhere to the same results :-P Ken Burnside posted on BGG that this stricter adherence coincided with the re...
by PaulB
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 106291

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

Well cool that you're building a single squadron game rules to provide an option for those who want it. It's a bit too much for me to digests at the moment, but hopefully the exercise garners some interest and bears fruit. Single squadrons don't really appeal to me but I'm sure they do to others. Al...
by PaulB
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 106291

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

What's the point of sharing FASCARs without the encounter system? If the players don't even have scenario length how can they "playtest" the system? Tony isn't even involved in the discussion for that matter and claimed no memory of playing it, so really none of the people discussing it ha...
by PaulB
Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 106291

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

Don't forget that the confusion regarding scenario generation in the general discussion forum is based on 1st edition rules, not 2nd edition.
by PaulB
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 106291

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

Is that what command limits are for? I think the idea of a Battleship fleet is appealing, as a Great War concept, and could be dissuaded by long build times and disproportionately higher maintenance costs. Though don't know if it works well in practice.

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