jygro wrote:First off, I hope you have gotten some sleep. Too bad I didn't get to hang out with you and Jay more. Another time I hope!
It was crazy up there. We had a few impromptu meetings with Stephen V. Cole and the ADB crew, and then I had a few sleep deprivation issues on top of that that forced me to crash Friday night. But next year we will have to make sure to all get together to hang out and play some games. I think it would be great to get all of the VBAM players together to discuss VBAM 2E, too, since that book will have been out for awhile by then.
jygro wrote:I do have a question why the amount of mass has to be tied to TL5 and TL10? Shouldn't mass requirements go down a little with every TL advance? My thought would be to have it slowly lower over time to give each TL a little something.
I fought with the formulas you provided, and so long as we cut tech off at TL 10 they would work, but they run into some issues at the high-end that ends up making tech development beyond a certain point largely worthless. 50 x 0.87^TL worked the best of the formulas I played with, but it still had this problem... wait a minute, no, you're right, it doesn't really have that problem at all. I have no idea what I was thinking -- thanks for the reality check, Bren! I guess I spent so long looking at formulas before that it cooked my brain, but 0.87^TL works great for the miniaturization. For 50 Mass, it even hits the TL 5 and TL 10 sweet spots of 1/2 and 1/4, respectively.