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by Tyrel Lohr
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What has happened?
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: What has happened?

https://discord.com/ I have the client installed on my local PC and running pretty much 24/7. Makes it easier to connect and discuss things. The conversions can be a bit transient, admittedly, which makes web forums like this better for long term collation or reference, but for good rapid fire discu...
by Tyrel Lohr
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: February 2021 Status Update
Replies: 0
Views: 9

February 2021 Status Update

Just a quick status update for everyone wondering if VBAM has finally died or not. We've been working on a new rules revision pretty steadily since October 2020. I have to do some final testing and rewrites for the construction and space combat rules, but otherwise we are getting very close to havin...
by Tyrel Lohr
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: VBAM Discord
Replies: 1
Views: 6093

Re: VBAM Discord

Just wanted to bump and remind everyone of the Discord! The forums here are probably better suited for long term campaign AARs and the like, but the Discord is great for rapid fire conversation. We've been making good progress on the rules updates over there. Some players have also started creating ...
by Tyrel Lohr
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Using 1E CC NPE rules in 2E
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Using 1E CC NPE rules in 2E

Ouch! Yeah, having that many successor states show up kind of takes the wind out of your sails when you're trying to manage everything. I've had a lots of campaigns where after the big climactic war is over it's all falling action and there's not enough loose threads left to keep the momentum going....
by Tyrel Lohr
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What has happened?
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: What has happened?

Yeah, like BroAdso said, the takeaway from 3E is that there were some larger foundational issues that really needed to be addressed in order to clean the rules up and get things working. That led to a protracted series of rebuilds and tear downs, breaking the rules into pieces and trying to isolate ...
by Tyrel Lohr
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Using 1E CC NPE rules in 2E
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Using 1E CC NPE rules in 2E

Sorry for the delay - for some reason my alerts didn't work and I didn't see this post :( To answer your question, the 1E NPE rules should work just fine with 2E as there were not significant enough changes between the two editions as far as the things that the NPE's interact with (since they were m...
by Tyrel Lohr
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changes Incoming
Replies: 0
Views: 1383

Changes Incoming

With the Forums software upgrade, I am going to begin reworking the organization here on the forums to make it more in line with the direction that we're taking the game and company. That means putting our primary focus on Victory by Any Means and working to build the framework for better future dis...
by Tyrel Lohr
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: phpBB Upgraded
Replies: 0
Views: 982

phpBB Upgraded

Due to an impending server software upgrade, I had to upgrade the forums software, too, to prevent it from exploding into a fiery ball of death.

If you notice any problems, let me know!

-Tyrel
by Tyrel Lohr
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: VBAM Discord
Replies: 1
Views: 6093

VBAM Discord

A reminder that everyone should join the VBAM Discord!

https://discord.gg/C3TMccf

Come and join in the conversation. I'm trying to keep updates posted to there and it's a good place for chatting about the game.
by Tyrel Lohr
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Back to the Stars
Replies: 3
Views: 3514

Re: Back to the Stars

Hey Kaiww, while I don't have time to play I would love to hear how the campaign goes as it progresses! AAR are always fun! :D
by Tyrel Lohr
Fri May 31, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Research & Development
Topic: Inter-planetary/small interstellar campaign setting concepts
Replies: 10
Views: 4730

Re: Inter-planetary/small interstellar campaign setting concepts

Be sure to post links to your new Starmada supplements over here somewhere when you get them finished! Even those that don't include any VBAM content would still probably be of interest to everyone. I always enjoyed your SX books :D
by Tyrel Lohr
Fri May 31, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Any life in the old girl?
Replies: 12
Views: 5181

Re: Any life in the old girl?

All of the planned 2E content will be rolled up into whatever the new version becomes. Which is looking to be more of a cleaned up 1E given that I effectively went back to 1E to create the development "fork" for this new set of rules. All of the 2E content should be applicable to 1E, so I don't thin...
by Tyrel Lohr
Mon May 27, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Any life in the old girl?
Replies: 12
Views: 5181

Re: Any life in the old girl?

Maybe once a new set of playtest rules are completed it might be worth pushing, but the fact is that only the die hards are left here and the Patreon is more to invest in new content and not a "product" in its own right, so it feels disingenuous to panhandle to the wider VBAM customer base. Knowing ...
by Tyrel Lohr
Sun May 26, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: Comments on latest playtest
Replies: 10
Views: 3300

Re: Comments on latest playtest

I think it was A Sky Full of Ships that did the fighters-as-a-weapon rather explicitly, but it's been awhile. I prefer for fighters to be more discrete, though, so that they can be built and take damage separately. It does complicate matters when it comes to damage assignment, of course. In some way...
by Tyrel Lohr
Sat May 18, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Commodore level system Gen and With A Purpose
Replies: 1
Views: 3888

Re: Commodore level system Gen and With A Purpose

The Commodore or Admiral level system generation works well for players that want a smaller map but still have more real estate to fight over. At that point strategic maneuver is less important, of course, and you might consider taking a page from Stars Divided and have ships require multiple turns ...