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by PaulB
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 72351

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: 36
Views: 3595

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: 36
Views: 3595

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: 72351

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: 72351

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: 72351

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: 72351

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: 72351

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: 72351

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.
by PaulB
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Steel Castles sourcebook in the yards!
Replies: 36
Views: 3595

Re: Steel Castles sourcebook in the yards!

Well I figured that was the connection but didn't want to assume anything. I know that Castles of Steel is actually a Churchill quote from one of his visits to the fleet. I need to move on to the rest of the fleets, but I haven't had time to resolve the torpedo question yet. Still, having the basic ...
by PaulB
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 72351

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

... VBAM is all luck? :roll: Yeah the SFB grognards can't bear the thought of one side rolling a 1 in combat and the other side rolling a 6. It keeps them up at night, tossing and turning. "What if that 1 is me?! I'll have to stop and think about my invasion plans!" When talking about the...
by PaulB
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Steel Castles sourcebook in the yards!
Replies: 36
Views: 3595

Re: Steel Castles sourcebook in the yards!

Great to hear you're still progressing.
I've been reading Dreadnought by Robert K Massie. Very good read if you've not read it already. Next up I may grab his Castles of Steel book which is said to be a rough continuation.
by PaulB
Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 72351

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

Yeah but if he dislikes some part of the product, or has some problem with what Jay's formatting or anything else, those sentiments should be kept behind closed doors. He is so afraid of shouldering any blame for the project's shortcomings that he uses Jay/VBAM as a scapegoat. For example, just say ...
by PaulB
Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 72351

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

Right now there are three main guys on the BGG thread Garth - Who is fairly level-headed, but I think I pushed his buttons a bit too much so now he's defensive and repeating a lot of what SVC is saying. I don't think he's seen the draft at all, but just takes what SVC says as gospel most of the time...
by PaulB
Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Mini Pics & Fanart
Replies: 10
Views: 1717

Re: Mini Pics & Fanart

To be fair I probably made Bishop chunkier because I had problems drawing the curvy one. Straight lines are generally easier to do than curves. :D The Xandar is a bit closer to the original but even then I took some liberties.

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