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by countercheck
Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: Playtest Rules Notes
Replies: 31
Views: 4636

Re: Playtest Rules Notes

On the other hand, since stealthed units have no need for PD, it's a neat way to screw over an enemy that's invested heavily in PD. Just don't install any PD in your stealth ships, and when you make a stealthed attack, you'll have a comparative advantage against the poor fellow who's bought a lot.
by countercheck
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: VBAM 2E Playtest Files (Was: Any Updates?)
Replies: 174
Views: 28585

Re: VBAM 2E Playtest Files (Was: Any Updates?)

Towing, I think, is on page 94
by countercheck
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:06 am
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: VBAM 2E Playtest Files (Was: Any Updates?)
Replies: 174
Views: 28585

Re: VBAM 2E Playtest Files (Was: Any Updates?)

It would be too powerful if it transported CCxJump count of other ships. Myself, I can't really see the reason for differentiating between Jump and Tow.
by countercheck
Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: Expanded System Resources
Replies: 9
Views: 1297

Re: Expanded System Resources

The industry stat could be Cap. Do you have the space and resources to build massive industrial complexes. Alternately, you could set it at the higher of RAW and BIO. You either need access to a friendly environment that reduces costs, or have the raw resources right at hand.
by countercheck
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: War Scores and ER
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

Re: War Scores and ER

Oh, that's right.
by countercheck
Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: War Scores and ER
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

Re: War Scores and ER

I wonder if War Score could be on a continuum. War score starts at 0, which would represent the status quo, and then gets shifted depending on victories and losses. Winning high intensity battles, invading and bombarding planets, killing population, and such, would modify war score. War exhaustion w...
by countercheck
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Mass Star Rolls
Replies: 15
Views: 2275

Re: Mass Star Rolls

That is AMAZINGLY cool!
by countercheck
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: War Scores and ER
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

Re: War Scores and ER

It's not actually any different than the War Score, which is described in the 20120531 playtest file on page 65, just adding a few extra modifiers and giving it some teeth. Currently, your War Score is (BPs of Hostile Units Killed - BPs of Friendly Units Killed - (Friendly Census Killed x 30) - (Fri...
by countercheck
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth
Replies: 91
Views: 18231

Re: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth

Yeah, there are some problems with it at present. I came up with some suggestions in another thread.
by countercheck
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth
Replies: 91
Views: 18231

Re: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth

They could go into the system, blow up all the orbitals, glass all the terrestrial units, and then demand vassalization.
by countercheck
Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: War Scores and ER
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

War Scores and ER

I really like where you're going with the War Score - I had been thinking about suggesting just such an idea! A few thoughts: I think the score system might over-emphasise the morale breaking effects of killing units. It is also relative both to Economy and your opponent's losses... which means that...
by countercheck
Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth
Replies: 91
Views: 18231

Re: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth

I'm currently treating supply depots as a system to distribute supply that already exists - if a system is within range of a depot, it contributes supply to the depot, which redistributes it to far-flung fleets. Huh. I really like that approach; I shall adopt it! I'm glad! I thought it was the best...
by countercheck
Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions
Replies: 30
Views: 4848

Re: 2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions

I've been designing units for the new aliens I've encountered A few things I've discovered. 1 - Stealth is ridiculously good for small vessels, those at 1/2 CC. The Sneak Attack ability means that it's actually as cheap to buff a ship's AS with stealth as it is to buy AS. Maybe the bonus should be h...
by countercheck
Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth
Replies: 91
Views: 18231

Re: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth

"A second point is you a system can only support CCs equal to its Industry x census, putting a cap on the number of units you can build. But that's if the system is supplying ships locally, not if the ships are being supplied via a supply depot, correct? -Will At present that is unclear to me....
by countercheck
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: Consult the Book of Armaments
Replies: 8
Views: 1721

Re: Consult the Book of Armaments

Not sure I'm getting the point of Armour. I can't imagine any situation where it wouldn't be better to double your DV rather than increase your formation level.

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