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by virtutis.umbra
Tue May 21, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Glorious Stars Play Aid Website - Alpha
Replies: 79
Views: 15531

Re: Glorious Stars Play Aid Website - Alpha

This is awesome! Any chance you could illuminate the meaning of the various colored circles with some well-placed tooltips for mouse-hover? My html is pretty rusty these days but attributes like e.g. title="# of circles is the CARRY value; Filled circles are CENSUS value; Solid circles are MORALE va...
by virtutis.umbra
Mon May 20, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Glorious Stars Intro (feel free to jump in)
Replies: 31
Views: 6414

Re: Glorious Stars Intro (feel free to jump in)

Ah, the fiery rhetoric and bold elocution of my fellow Great House delegates warms the very cockles of my heart. I have so missed the well-choreographed play of point and parry, feint and counterthrust. Surely the good Citizen Duedine of House Echelon can agree that the dueling that mighty power see...
by virtutis.umbra
Mon May 20, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: The Glorious Stars Playtest
Replies: 83
Views: 15729

Re: The Glorious Stars Playtest

Awesome, thanks guys! You hadn't missed anything, John, I just had the realization this morning on my way to work :)
by virtutis.umbra
Mon May 20, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: May 2013 Development Update
Replies: 21
Views: 5074

Re: May 2013 Development Update

Thanks for elaborating on the "carry" type abilities, especially Tender. You know how I likes my gunboats :twisted: Tender: 2 point cost (tentative), carries 1 CC of starships, can include them for free in combat ... Tender may be increased to 3 points, or else changed so that only 1 CC starships ca...
by virtutis.umbra
Mon May 20, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: The Glorious Stars Playtest
Replies: 83
Views: 15729

Re: The Glorious Stars Playtest

Jay / MadOgre,

I made an edit upthread, I'm hoping it's not yet too late to change my mind about House Phoenix's two unnamed colony systems...
by virtutis.umbra
Mon May 20, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: May 2013 Development Update
Replies: 21
Views: 5074

Re: May 2013 Development Update

It should also be pointed out that if a Supply unit is transporting cargo it won't have any room for the supplies. Only empty Supply units get to carry supplies, effectively. Is there a distinction between Supply units carrying Supply and Cargo units carrying Supply? Or is there no ability called C...
by virtutis.umbra
Fri May 17, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: The Glorious Stars Playtest
Replies: 83
Views: 15729

Re: The Glorious Stars Playtest

P.S.

We are DEFINITELY going to need a wiki for this. :)
by virtutis.umbra
Fri May 17, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: The Glorious Stars Playtest
Replies: 83
Views: 15729

Re: The Glorious Stars Playtest

House Phoenix of Arcturus names its two protectorate stars (redact) and (redact), after two of the most prominent dynastic surnames of Phoenix Republic's founding families. :D EDIT: I had a better idea, if it's not too late to change system names. Phoenix's two protectorate territories are Roc and G...
by virtutis.umbra
Fri May 17, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Glorious Stars Intro (feel free to jump in)
Replies: 31
Views: 6414

Re: Glorious Stars Intro (feel free to jump in)

[Publicly Transmitted Open Communique] Begin Transmission Greetings Lady Raptor, With the commencement of the new legislative session, I wish to reach out and explicitly re-establish a spirit of collegiality between Houses Raptor and Phoenix, doubtless to our mutual benefit throughout the session. ...
by virtutis.umbra
Wed May 15, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: The Glorious Stars Playtest
Replies: 83
Views: 15729

Re: The Glorious Stars Playtest

Here's what I was able to pull out of the forum thread and Yahoo Groups discussion for house name/descriptors: did I miss any? House Echelon : Strange, Quarrelsome, Graceful House Far Stars : Wise, Combative, Outrageous House K'Tah : Jealous, Penitent, Concerned House Kestrel : Numerous, Efficient, ...
by virtutis.umbra
Wed May 15, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: The Glorious Stars Playtest
Replies: 83
Views: 15729

Re: The Glorious Stars Playtest

House Echelon sounds pretty rad.

Are most duels to the death, then? To first blood?
by virtutis.umbra
Tue May 14, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: The Glorious Stars Playtest
Replies: 83
Views: 15729

Re: The Glorious Stars Playtest

Good adjectives! I can run with that. EDIT: This is all describing how the Incorporated Phoenix Republic works internally, while their place in the greater Empire is as a unified member House with the commensurate seat(s) on the Imperial Council or what-have-you; the actual individuals occupying sai...
by virtutis.umbra
Tue May 14, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: The Glorious Stars Playtest
Replies: 83
Views: 15729

Re: The Glorious Stars Playtest

Ooooh, this sounds delightful.

Count me in for a minor upstart Rim colony; I'll recycle the Phoenix Republic moniker from past 2E playtests if that's alright.
by virtutis.umbra
Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: Initial Builds - Homestretch Playtest
Replies: 6
Views: 2880

Re: Initial Builds - Homestretch Playtest

Can we voluntarily "evacuate" Census from the homeworld and resettle them elsewhere, though? One nice benefit of that is that dropping below a certain threshold would decrease the food-per-census cost, thereby increasing the food surplus of the homeworld and allowing yet more outward expansion. You'...
by virtutis.umbra
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Web play aids
Replies: 28
Views: 7352

Re: Web play aids

This looks great. What's your datasource format look like? DB tables? Flat text file? Excel? Yeah starting to add orbital facilities to this display might get to looking pretty cluttered. If you wanted to be able to visualize the presence of starbases/fixed defenses, you could use upper-facing trian...