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by BroAdso
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What has happened?
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: What has happened?

It's a chat service with multiple channels and tagging features. If you've ever used Slack for work, or some elements of Microsoft Teams, it is somewhat similar to those. The learning curve is virtually non-existent, Discord is designed that way because it partly works as an adjunct for streaming li...
by BroAdso
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What has happened?
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: What has happened?

There are a couple of active playtests going on there, I encourage you to join in. There are really only a small number of actively interested playtesters and brainstormers, it'd be nice to have another person on board.
by BroAdso
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What has happened?
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: What has happened?

Nope! Tyrel's working pretty hard, but most of the discussion these days is happening over in the Discord he's set up rather than in the Forums here. He's working on a 3rd edition of VBAM.
by BroAdso
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: War Room
Topic: War For The Outer Rim
Replies: 7
Views: 3489

Re: War For The Outer Rim

In the wake of the First Dubrillion Campaign, both sides are frantically rebuilding their forces and hoping to turn to other fronts of the war (like the one opening up around Mygeeto for progress. Here's the current strategic map: http://i.imgur.com/pSIlzPf.jpg Both sides have income coming in at a ...
by BroAdso
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: War Room
Topic: War For The Outer Rim
Replies: 7
Views: 3489

Re: War For The Outer Rim

On Turn 3.9, it finally happened: Vice Admiral Corono received permission from Rebel High Command to open a serious offensive in the sector. Corono was a Bothan and considered himself something of a strategic genius, commanding from his Quasar Fire carrier the Freedom's Call had spent three years pl...
by BroAdso
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: Tech, Special Abilities, and Unit Design
Replies: 90
Views: 26475

Re: Tech, Special Abilities, and Unit Design

So I've been playing two concurrent Galaxies test games in my spare time, and have this revised version of the ships costs, costs to research each class, and upkeep: http://i.imgur.com/ehOnwvj.jpg CP is the number of Construction Points the unit has, while RC is the number of EP that needs to be spe...
by BroAdso
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: War Room
Topic: War For The Outer Rim
Replies: 7
Views: 3489

Re: War For The Outer Rim

"This is Echelon-2, come in Kaya , copy?" "This is Kaya command. What is it, Echelon-2?" "We've picked up anomolous signals out past the rings of Renara, and need permission to investigate." "Go ahead, take Echelon-3. Latest reports indicate no movement from the I...
by BroAdso
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: War Room
Topic: War For The Outer Rim
Replies: 7
Views: 3489

Re: War For The Outer Rim

As year 2 came to a close, both the Empire and Alliance were colonizing efficiently, and the first front of contact had developed: the lane between Dubrillion and Ord Trasi. The Alliance claimed Dubrillion on 2.8, while the Empire claimed Ord Trasi on 2.9, and turns 2.10 and 2.11 were frantic scramb...
by BroAdso
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: War Room
Topic: War For The Outer Rim
Replies: 7
Views: 3489

Re: War For The Outer Rim

As the game ends Year 2.6, everyone's rate of expansion has slowed, and there's still no first contact between the two forces. A series of unlucky exploration rolls - and caution from both forces lest they explore too fast and lose precious ships - means there's been little movement. The high cost o...
by BroAdso
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Hotlabs
Topic: Inter-planetary/small interstellar campaign setting concepts
Replies: 10
Views: 4738

Re: Inter-planetary/small interstellar campaign setting concepts

Wow! That's an amazingly complex map system, and very pretty. The way it fulfills your rules needs is elegant, too.

It does seem a little big - in both 2e and Galaxies, my biggest hurdle has always been keeping track of games once they get over 10-12 total occupied systems.
by BroAdso
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Hotlabs
Topic: Inter-planetary/small interstellar campaign setting concepts
Replies: 10
Views: 4738

Re: Inter-planetary/small interstellar campaign setting concepts

Here's a draft idea. It's not quite as complex as the multiple levels of system generation you suggest, but I think it could make for a challenging strategic gameboard pretty different than the VBAM one, and get some of the ideas you were aiming at in the process. http://i.imgur.com/5zGwWqB.jpg The ...
by BroAdso
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: War Room
Topic: War For The Outer Rim
Replies: 7
Views: 3489

Re: War For The Outer Rim

The first few turns always move quickly, but something interesting happened on 1.6! The Rebellion explored Jaemus, and rolled it up as a low-morale world. When they colonized it, its Morale was immediately decreased by 1 - to 0 - and they faced an uprising. They didn't have sufficient soldiers to de...
by BroAdso
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: War Room
Topic: War For The Outer Rim
Replies: 7
Views: 3489

War For The Outer Rim

This is a slow-paced game I already played through once, and now have edited the force lists and other elements for a more balanced run through to play the Galaxies rules more or less as intended. This is a campaign in which the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire fight over the far northwestern gala...
by BroAdso
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Hotlabs
Topic: VBAM Second Edition to Starmada Nova
Replies: 10
Views: 4617

Re: VBAM Second Edition to Starmada Nova

I haven't, actually, but I have some free time coming up after mid-February I can use to delve into it. My Starmada gaming people moved out of town, so I've only played one game of Unity, alas, and I don't have as good a sense of it as I did of Nova. I don't know if VBAM is dead - second edition ref...
by BroAdso
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: New member with a few questions
Replies: 2
Views: 3165

Re: New member with a few questions

Thanks for the questions! I can't answer them definitively, but it does seem a lot of the race mechanics would be tough to port directly to the new edition. However, you could certainly find ways to do it yourself. If you wanted to find a way to introduce more differences and story texture without t...