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by zyffyr
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 88276

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

Steven Cole is, frankly, a control freak with definite views on how things should be done. For many years his response to requests for a campaign system amounted to "Federation & Empire exists, it is all anyone could possibly need so please stop bothering me about this". My personal be...
by zyffyr
Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: So this is dead?
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

Re: So this is dead?

Wanting more communication is good - I happen to be with you on that. The issue is that you chose to make your 'requests' in an extremely negative tone.
by zyffyr
Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: So this is dead?
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

Re: So this is dead?

It it truly amazing how often you pop in to post another of these "You all suck" topics.
by zyffyr
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Second Edition is Coming in the Year 3000
Replies: 68
Views: 9339

Re: Second Edition is Coming June 2014

The June 2 deadline regrettably got left in the dust because of my day job, but I am now in a position to get the remainder of the changes made to the rules. The Fourth of July weekend should give me enough time to finish things off. It's a month later than I wanted, but we are very close. Oh well....
by zyffyr
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Second Edition is Coming in the Year 3000
Replies: 68
Views: 9339

Re: Second Edition is Coming June 2014

Short response : YAY!!!!!
Somewhat longer response: YAY! But I have to wait for 3 books for what I "need". As long as they really do come as quickly as indicated, much happiness will ensue.
by zyffyr
Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 88276

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

Currently listed as "Summer 2014". Not holding my breath though.
by zyffyr
Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: VBAM 2E Playtest Files (Was: Any Updates?)
Replies: 174
Views: 28608

Re: VBAM2E Colonies

nimrodd wrote:That should be, "This empire will receive a +42 research capacity bonus next turn." ([TL]11 - [TL]3) x 6 = 8 x 6 = 42

8 x 6 = 48, not 42
by zyffyr
Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 88276

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

It has been pushed back to "Some time in 2012"
by zyffyr
Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: [1e] Clash of Colony Fleets!
Replies: 3
Views: 1606

Re: [1e] Clash of Colony Fleets!

I like your solution, though I might give the two empires the option to cancel their colonization order and cede the system.
by zyffyr
Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: [1e] Menagerie Races Homeworld Climate values
Replies: 2
Views: 1487

Re: [1e] Menagerie Races Homeworld Climate values

I don't believe there are any specific values for them, and even if there were just making something up always works.
by zyffyr
Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Fighters, Flights, Flight Wings and Basing Capacity
Replies: 4
Views: 924

Re: Fighters, Flights, Flight Wings and Basing Capacity

I would have thought a given carrier could field more Light Fighters than Heavy Fighters... Given that the number of Fighters in a Flight is entirely arbitrary, you could look at it as a Light flight consisting of 12 fighters and a Heavy flight being 8 larger units. Or any other numbers you want. A...
by zyffyr
Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Are Menagerie Force Lists balanced vs the Campaign Guide?
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: Are Menagerie Force Lists balanced vs the Campaign Guide

I can't speak to the base game lists, but the Menagerie lists aren't rooted in any math at all. The people who created them just picked values that looked suitable to them at the time.
by zyffyr
Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: Let's Play(test): The Vangaan Republic
Replies: 52
Views: 10666

The separate die was really there for the "round to 5%, and use a d20" types, as in their case simply reading the final digit will in most cases give radically skewed chances - the only time when both Major Success and Major Failure would be available when converting to "9 or 10 is Ma...
by zyffyr
Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: Let's Play(test): The Vangaan Republic
Replies: 52
Views: 10666

While this isn't an optimal solution, how about changing Major/Minor to :

Roll an extra d10. On a 9 or 10, major success/failure. Anything else is Minor. Special abilities can potentially modify the range.
by zyffyr
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Should there be an Intel mission for Discover Race Powers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

All of that is dependent on the type of campaign you are running. If you are representing your settings equivalent of WWII, the traits should be pretty well known. On the other hand, in an exploration campaign some different traits may or may not be readily apparent. Diminutive/Gigantic races should...

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