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by PaulB
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 85677

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

Out of curiosity, is there any truth to the claim that there is a list of playtesters, submitted to ADB, from which Battlegroup Murfreesboro asked to be removed? Assuming such information could be made public
by PaulB
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Research & Development
Topic: Your Wishlist for Companion and First Contact?
Replies: 62
Views: 10077

Re: Your Wishlist for Companion and First Contact?

Some more special ability ideas: Fragile This unit can take only half of its DV in damage (rounded down) before being crippled. It takes its full DV in damage to change its state from crippled to destroyed as normal. Interceptor Uncrippled units with the Interceptor trait may engage the enemy in an ...
by PaulB
Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 85677

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

The continued public denigration of VBAM Games and its products by ADB is rote behavior at this point. I'm honestly surprised they even want to continue with this considering how horrible the VBAM rules seemingly are. Well, my theory is that he's going ahead with it because it's a product he can ge...
by PaulB
Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 85677

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

Steve cole demonstrated today that he doesn't understand the VBAM combat system: Here's the thing. The original manuscript included a "fast" combat system named FASCRs. It was never playtested adequately, and when we ran some tests on it this week, it crashed and burned, and not simply bec...
by PaulB
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 85677

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

Steve posted another update: http://www.starfleetgames.com/discus/messages/12033/35565.html?1470265593#POST759604 Including a snippet of Jay's mission rules from Federation Admiral: http://www.starfleetgames.com/documents/Fed_Admiral_4-56-59.pdf ADB edits are in blue & red (there are a lot of th...
by PaulB
Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 85677

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

What a bizarre post. So he's going to release his own hacked alpha test material, charge for it, and then use the fact that people aren't prepared to shell out hard earned for the privilege of doing the testing as "proof" that nobody wanted the product in the first place? That also doesn'...
by PaulB
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Small salute to VBAM in another game...
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Re: Small salute to VBAM in another game...

Cool how is that game? Haven't really played anything since Master of Orion. Most of the 4Xes I tried to get into, I couldn't.
by PaulB
Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 85677

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

I postulated a long way back in this thread that FA was being turned into F&E powered by SVC's own version of something that used to be VBAM, and so it seems to be, sadly. Yep, you called it dude! I see his latest post on the FC board now says he has to work on other things and that a tested ve...
by PaulB
Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Raid Chance
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: Raid Chance

What if it were instead, -1 per 5 Command Cost. Command cost is roughly half of Construction Cost with few exceptions. And I think that in terms of record keeping, people are more likely to have CC as a part of their fleet distribution than they would Construction Cost. I suppose the one shortcoming...
by PaulB
Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 85677

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

Like anything, the randomness will correct itself over time. What randomness can add is the a lesser fleet can defeat a larger one. Something which under the proposed changes is impossible. All of the reviews I'd quoted would say that the larger fleet would simply defeat the smaller as the range ban...
by PaulB
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: The Four Year's War: Prelude
Replies: 6
Views: 1165

Re: The Four Year's War: Prelude

Oh yeah, that battle screen is very cool. Though probably more work than I'm willing to put into mine. Haha
by PaulB
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 85677

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

Haven't played Federaton and Empire, but one reviewer on BGG gave it 3/10 stars saying: "I have the original edition with a reinforcement pack. I've tried to play it on several occasions. Hours and hours to set up. Long, tedious turns. Extremely static and boring combat. This one needs a tune u...
by PaulB
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 85677

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

Steve Cole may be making major changes to the FASCAR system for Federation Admiral as well: "Yesterday I emailed the FedAdm combat system to the playtesters so they could start working on it. The first reports indicate that it is very luck dependent, with die rolls producing from 10 to 60 damag...
by PaulB
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 85677

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

I was wrong about the Battleship costs. A Lyran Battleship for example costs 330 points in Federation Commander, and has a Strategic cost of 36. Compared to 10 cost for a 200 point Fed BC. For 36 strategic points, you could get 12 Federation Frigates totaling 936 points. Dunno how such simple math e...
by PaulB
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: VBAM Second Edition Errata
Replies: 43
Views: 5136

Re: VBAM Second Edition Errata

Not errata per se, but one thing I might recommend is not numbering the cover page for the PDF version of the rulebook. They do this for Battletech, the front and rear cover I believe are both assigned letters like A, B or something like that instead of 1,2 etcetera. The benefit of this is when you ...

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