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by countercheck
Wed May 30, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions
Replies: 30
Views: 6129

Re: 2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions

Ooh, I was reading facilities wrong! Hadn't realized they were updated! I'll just delete the mining station on Sol, since I couldn't afford it, and start building them orbital farms! 2 food/census is an increadibly massive hack, since it'll probably double initial economies. Once I started colonizin...
by countercheck
Tue May 29, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions
Replies: 30
Views: 6129

Re: 2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions

Here, for those who are interested, is a list of all the systems I've explored, except for the aliens, who I'm still wrangling. The number before the name of the systems connected to the system is the direction, starting with 1 at the top, and moving around clockwise. Sol Homeworld CAP 10, RAW 5, BI...
by countercheck
Tue May 29, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions
Replies: 30
Views: 6129

Re: 2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions

And, of course, in my last turn I discoverd a pair of high cap Bio 4s, one of which has a derelict alien TL5 dreadnought in orbit! Yippeee! Except, of course, that they're both inhabited by primitives. ONe system is in the interplanetary stage, and they'll be breaking apart the dreadnought for scrap...
by countercheck
Tue May 29, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions
Replies: 30
Views: 6129

Re: 2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions

Ask and ye shall recieve Bio 5 - 1 Caps 6 Bio 4 - 3 Caps 10, 6, 6 Bio 3 - 2 Caps 7, 9 Bio 2 - 7 Bio 1 - 2 Bio 0 - 3 But I only JUST discovered the Bio 5 and the Cap 10 Bio 4s. And one of the Bio 4s is behind that plasma storm. So fully 2/3 of the systems I discovered are incapable of supporting a po...
by countercheck
Mon May 28, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions
Replies: 30
Views: 6129

Re: 2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions

Agh! So frustrated! Just got an abandoned colony, and rolled boxcars on infrastructure, on a CAP 9 system. The catch? Biosphere 0! Unless I find a really good breadbasket, all that's going to be scrapped.
by countercheck
Mon May 28, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions
Replies: 30
Views: 6129

Re: 2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions

So I've been playing through this. I just finished Turn 15. I've explored about 14 systems, averaging about 1 system a month. More often than not, I get two systems a month, but then I need to spend a few turns relocating my scouts to a more important sector. The number of systems I've encountered w...
by countercheck
Thu May 24, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions
Replies: 30
Views: 6129

Re: 2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions

Here's my first crack at complete force design Starships Hostile Acquisition class heavy cruiser [20 MU] BC 10, MC 4, BT 5, TL 0 Starship DV 6, AS 4, PD 5, CR 6, CC 2 FTL 1 [5] Hostile Acquisition class heavy cruisers are the most commonly encountered of UA's heavy units. Not quite the workhorse tha...
by countercheck
Thu May 24, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions
Replies: 30
Views: 6129

Re: 2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions

Wait, how are you costing FTL? For the Ferret and Wildcat, I'm getting an FTL cost of 2 (50% of 4), which brings the total MU cost to 9, no?
by countercheck
Thu May 24, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth
Replies: 91
Views: 23665

Re: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth

Hell no: we won't go! Lalande for Lalanders! Hey hey wminsing-eh, how many kids did you kill today? Commonwealth bombers incinerate minors along with miners. Lalande: Is it worth it? An expert's report. I can totally see a middle of the road star empire not caring about a border rebellion that's tak...
by countercheck
Thu May 24, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions
Replies: 30
Views: 6129

Re: 2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions

Thanks so much, Tyrel! Big help. I can't believe I missed the cost increase to Scout. Having Scout cost 2 is a good choice, I think. I was planning on assembling BC40 task groups with a +5 scout modifiers, but with the increased cost of Scout, thankfully, I'll be slowed down. How are you deriving th...
by countercheck
Thu May 24, 2012 2:55 am
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions
Replies: 30
Views: 6129

2E Playtest: Universal Aquisitions

So I've decided to try a second edition solo playtest too, like wmsing. I'll be posting questions and turn outcomes here. Initial questions: If a carrier goes out of supply, do the flights being carried accrue OoS points too? Do they take damage for every 2 OoS points too? If so, and the Carrier has...
by countercheck
Tue May 22, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: VBAM 2E Playtest Files (Was: Any Updates?)
Replies: 174
Views: 37313

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

Even better. Increase the cost of police and, instead of dividing the police total by a static value divide by the census of that colony, rounding down. Or something. Maybe Census x 2. So a Census 1 colony would only need a Police total of 1 or 2 to get a modifier, while a Census 5 colony would need...
by countercheck
Tue May 22, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: VBAM 2E Playtest Files (Was: Any Updates?)
Replies: 174
Views: 37313

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

Potential option. Total the number of ground units and police values. Divide by 10. Modify die roll by result. A natural 1 always causes morale loss. Anything over 10 adds one morale.
by countercheck
Tue May 22, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: Lost in a Sea of Stars II - 2E Development Update
Replies: 23
Views: 4495

Re: Lost in a Sea of Stars II - 2E Development Update

I think the static bonus as a per capital thing as per virtutis' post probably would be a good compromise here as then the bonus that the empire receives would scale based on its size, with larger empires gaining a larger bonus. I would be tempted to have each capital produce the same economic, pop...
by countercheck
Mon May 21, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: Lost in a Sea of Stars II - 2E Development Update
Replies: 23
Views: 4495

Re: Lost in a Sea of Stars II - 2E Development Update

i like that idea, of a static bonus due to tech. Or, if you wanted to get slightly more complex, a bonus = TLx SQRT(Number Colonies), rounded down, which is easy enough to do mentally. THat way, larger empires get a larger bonus, but not a MUCH larger bonus. It doesn't quite even out the effect of t...