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by Gareth_Perkins
Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Adobe Illustrator alternatives
Replies: 5
Views: 2030

If OO doesn't cut it, try something like:

http://www.xara.com/uk/

Xara is pretty good (the interface is streets ahead of illustrator anyway, even if it doesn't have quite the same functionality - then again, trained monkeys could code a better UI than adobe),
by Gareth_Perkins
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: Limited War
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Limited War

Not sure if this sin't too late, but... Have you considered some more "Wartime" states for VBAM2.0? At the moment you have Hostilities, and War. Both of which have fairly far-reaching powers, with serious limitations. What about considering something like: Limited War (or Objective War): Y...
by Gareth_Perkins
Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Research & Development
Topic: Siming hyperdrives and other non nodal movement FTLs
Replies: 9
Views: 2852

Re: Siming hyperdrives and other non nodal movement FTLs

Does anyone have some experience with this to share? Not experience as such, but my thoughts are... 1/ The nodal hex-based system in CMG does cover this in rules, 2/ In terms of the game it will mean decapitation-raids will be a real threat (big fleet can just turn up at your capital at any time) w...
by Gareth_Perkins
Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:25 am
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 72972

Thirded,

The local campaign rules where really what I wanted out of the supplement,

Really quite disappointing, though I guess page-count is a much bigger deal if you are planning to publish the entire line rather than selling electronically,
by Gareth_Perkins
Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:11 am
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: Random Events
Replies: 5
Views: 942

Have you considered pairing off infrastructure stats? That way each sub-table has effects for two different stats? That gets you down to four table results? So you then have plenty of room to manoeuvre, The catch being that swapping tables out and in becomes a little more annoying - and there is som...
by Gareth_Perkins
Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: Moving Census
Replies: 15
Views: 2217

Thinking about it, I would almost be tempted to take the number of colonies out of the PGP calculation and just have it be +1 PGP per 10 Census (round up) because it is simpler to just do the Census / 10 calc on the fly. Suits me, I was never totally happy with # of colonies being part of the popul...
by Gareth_Perkins
Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: Moving Census
Replies: 15
Views: 2217

I voted no, but with variable costs, Have you considered the following though: Allow players to convert census back into PGPs, and allow PGPs to be transportable? PGPs then convert back into census as necessary, This way the issues with transporting census fade away (and a big-census world can creat...
by Gareth_Perkins
Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 72972

mwaschak wrote:I am probably going to ask SVC if removing the Local Campaign system entirely would expedite FA. It, and its tables (as pointed out earlier in this thread), are the bulk of FA.

Kind of ironic that they're the most interesting bit!
by Gareth_Perkins
Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:01 am
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: Let's Play(test): The Vangaan Republic
Replies: 52
Views: 9309

Sorry, I mean the VBAM Games Blog:

http://blog.vbamgames.com/

Sorry - I keep forgetting that there's no link back to the rest of the VBAM games site from the forums (very annoying),
by Gareth_Perkins
Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: Let's Play(test): The Vangaan Republic
Replies: 52
Views: 9309

Re: howling wasteland

duxdarius wrote:sure been dead here for a while.
Any tidbits to drum up excitement?

It's on the blog,
by Gareth_Perkins
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: Let's Play(test): The Vangaan Republic
Replies: 52
Views: 9309

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. It has the roughly the same odds as "numbers ending in 5 or 0", but requires an ext...
by Gareth_Perkins
Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: Degree of Success Levels
Replies: 7
Views: 1179

But I still have problems with the odd/even success system. It greatly reduces the ability of legendary officers and crew to mitigate bad results or improve good results and it doesn't allow for much in the way of situational adjustments. It seems very arbitrary in its results. Well it is a dice ro...
by Gareth_Perkins
Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: Degree of Success Levels
Replies: 7
Views: 1179

My only complaint on the even/odd mechanic is that sometimes the difference between a minor/major result is quite large. For exploration, if I roll a minor failure I make no progress, but if I roll a major failure I could lose the whole squadron? Since the difference between those two results could...
by Gareth_Perkins
Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shared Worlds
Replies: 3
Views: 1406

Re: Shared Worlds

I was pondering something similar as it happens - with the Empires starting as the US, EU, Japan, China, etc The VBAM: JC rules does something like this on Mars, splitting the planets CC between the two martian factions - and it looks like VBAM 2e might make this a bit simpler to arbitrate, So I wou...
by Gareth_Perkins
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: Research & Development
Topic: non-system map nodes
Replies: 4
Views: 2435

I think they turn up in some form in the Honor Harrington books (not as a null "system", but as tracts of space that have to be crossed in "real space" rather than the much faster hyperspace (Honor among enemies perhaps?), They would slow advances somewhat (maybe take an extra tu...

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