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by SLea
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Second Edition is Coming in the Year 3000
Replies: 68
Views: 13678

Re: Second Edition is Coming June 2014

Excellent news that the game is coming out. Although the rules for NPEs and low-tech powers will appear in 'A Distant Star', will they still be fully compatible with multi-player play for those who want to use them for that?
by SLea
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 118321

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

I realise this is obviously not the correct page on the forum to ask this question, but I ask it here as it is the page showing any sign of activity. Is there any possibility of any update on the progress of 2E, even if only a statement to the effect that work on the project is actually continuing, ...
by SLea
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: VBAM 2E Playtest Files (Was: Any Updates?)
Replies: 174
Views: 41080

Re: VBAM 2E Playtest Files (Was: Any Updates?)

With regard to the ability to transport strategic resources between systems, the 1E rules weren't that complicated. Granted the representation of internal trade fleets that they used has now gone, but perhaps allowing transport within a system's supply radius wouldn't complicate things too much. At ...
by SLea
Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: VBAM 2E Playtest Files (Was: Any Updates?)
Replies: 174
Views: 41080

Re: VBAM 2E Playtest Files (Was: Any Updates?)

I have had a quick pass through the documents you've posted. Certainly at the level of clarity and consistency they look fine, with no amiguities/contradictions that I could spot. There are elements of the rules as posted so far where the overall drive towards simplification and streamling of the sy...
by SLea
Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: VBAM 2E Playtest Files (Was: Any Updates?)
Replies: 174
Views: 41080

Re: VBAM 2E Playtest Files (Was: Any Updates?)

What is boils down to is that offering chance replaces Xenophobia, breaking chance replaces Integrity, and declaring chance replaces Aggressiveness. The range of values for each also effectively changes from the 1-100 range under AIX to 1-10. This gives less variance overall, but it makes each perc...
by SLea
Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: VBAM 2E Playtest Files (Was: Any Updates?)
Replies: 174
Views: 41080

Re: VBAM 2E Playtest Files (Was: Any Updates?)

I liked the AIX system, but see where you're coming from when you say that players felt to restricted by it. The good thing about it was, obviously, the way it simulated cultural differences between different races, and the impact that these had on diplomacy. How does the new system you've now imple...
by SLea
Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2E Feedback
Replies: 47
Views: 12560

Re: 2E Feedback

I also am a bit puzzled by the lack of modifiers to the Surprise roll. If things like Scout bonuses and (I'm guessing) bonuses for crew/officer quality once these are introduced count at the 'tactical level' (by which I mean the individual scenarios generated within an encounter), why don't they cou...
by SLea
Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2E Feedback
Replies: 47
Views: 12560

Re: 2E Feedback

Can I just say that I also am worried that what appears to be an admirable desire to keep the game as streamlined and simple as possible is perhaps in some places being pushed a bit too far, and runs the risk of making some areas of the game simplistic, or maybe turn them into abstract book keeping ...