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by murtalianconfederacy
Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: RAW vs. Raw Materials
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: RAW vs. Raw Materials

RAW for me--it makes it more ambiguous, because it looks like an acronym, plus it can easily fit in two rows of squared paper...:p
by murtalianconfederacy
Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: Convoy Names
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Convoy Names

I'd argue that both options are valid, depending on the source material. If you've got modular freighters where a ship can stick on a habitation pod for colonists/passengers and do the weekly interstellar ferry from Sol to Proxima, then switch out the pods for mining ore or fine silks from Orion III...
by murtalianconfederacy
Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: Rebellions
Replies: 6
Views: 1598

Re: Rebellions

Maybe a staggered response? They start of merely being non-productive, but after 6-12 turns, if the rebellion isn't put down, they then become a minor power in their own right--view it as the rebellion getting the beginnings of a governmental structure and sounding out potential avenues of support. ...
by murtalianconfederacy
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: Institutes and XP
Replies: 13
Views: 2660

Re: Institutes and XP

I'd argue a hybrid system--the standard 'trickle' method of gaining XP which would model the situation where, occasionally, you have an outstanding naval officer or ground-pounder suddenly emerge, with the Institute being the way to 'upgrade' those officers. As for the value for XP, I'd argue that m...
by murtalianconfederacy
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: Encounter Resolution
Replies: 14
Views: 1446

Re: Encounter Resolution

I think most of my future campaign diaries are going to be simpler affairs or have a RTF version available because I've found that it works pretty good loading campaign diaries onto my Kindle to read them around the house rather than having to go back to the computer. But then I'm probably an outli...
by murtalianconfederacy
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Fools Rush In
Replies: 8
Views: 2218

Re: Fools Rush In

I must admit I enjoyed those campaign diaries. Such a pity you ran into both the Minbari and the Attarn in them--it would have been really nice for some benevolent ally to show up in the 'Fools Rush In' campaign...:)
by murtalianconfederacy
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: Extended Construction Times
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Extended Construction Times

(neo-Luddite here :D) I always went without construction times for two main reasons: 1) Sometimes I had a break of a couple of days between turns, and a ship building sometimes got lost. There were plenty of times in my campaigns that I lost ships (or had more ships than there should be) without con...
by murtalianconfederacy
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: Jump Lanes & Movement
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Jump Lanes & Movement

Ahem, Tyrel, remember who you're talking to--the neo-Luddite that plays with pen and paper :D I'm concerned with the upgrading/downgrading of jump lanes, so I need a P+P method of both marking jump lanes and then modifying it in a way that keeps the readability of the map...One method I've toyed wit...
by murtalianconfederacy
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: Jump Lanes & Movement
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Jump Lanes & Movement

Of the options presented, I'd say that: [*](Major) Allow a fleet to move across one major lane in addition to other movement this turn [*](Restricted) Military ships treat restricted lanes as minor lanes, but civilian convoys require military escort to cross the lane Would be the 'better' options. I...
by murtalianconfederacy
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: Convoy Names
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Convoy Names

I think either, but Convoy does indicate more a collection of ships that require protection.
by murtalianconfederacy
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: System Anomalies
Replies: 12
Views: 2509

Re: System Anomalies

I voted Abandoned/Splinter Colony, Ruins, Dense Asteroids and Black Hole. The first two are because, in general, my campaigns always tend to be centred on the lost colony reaching back into space. Ruins is fairly similar to that, and for thematic reasons it might give another dimension (such as Char...
by murtalianconfederacy
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: Single Squadron Task Forces
Replies: 34
Views: 2757

Re: Single Squadron Task Forces

I'm assuming these will be optional rules rather than the standard rules?
by murtalianconfederacy
Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: VBAM Second Edition Errata
Replies: 43
Views: 9267

Re: VBAM Second Edition Errata

You could make an argument that the Census point isn't being lost, it's simply being transferred...;) [ALERT: THIS UNIT REQUIRES MORE COFFEE :D] But I'm of the opinion that it would make sense to transfer the Intel point along with the Census. After all, if you've got a big enough intelligence secti...
by murtalianconfederacy
Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: What's next?
Replies: 10
Views: 2614

Re: What's next?

Thanks for that, Tyrel, I feel much better now...:)
by murtalianconfederacy
Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Steel Castles sourcebook in the yards!
Replies: 39
Views: 14736

Re: Steel Castles sourcebook in the yards!

IIRC, the heavy guns onboard the heavy combatants simply didn't have the turning ability to engage the TBs or destroyers as they made their runs (although this is from a pre-dread viewpoint). I'd say AS should be unable to target the fighter-destroyers, or maybe halve their effectiveness (because a ...

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