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by wminsing
Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth
Replies: 91
Views: 25815

Re: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth

Yep, I checked it out, will post some suggestions in that thread. In the meantime I might just revert to the old hostilities/war/total war paradigm, will need to review the rules.

-Will
by wminsing
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Mass Star Rolls
Replies: 15
Views: 3518

Re: Mass Star Rolls

Fantastic. Any relation between system stats and the planets depicted orbiting it?

-Will
by wminsing
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth
Replies: 91
Views: 25815

Re: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth

That' the kicker- by the ER chart (page 65 of May 31st draft) I'm not even allowed to bombard their planet since my ER isn't at the right level. I can only bombard/invade Outposts! Unless I ignore the first table and the only the 'Invasion Limits' and 'Bombardment Limits' Charts apply.

-Will
by wminsing
Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth
Replies: 91
Views: 25815

Re: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth

Ok, a couple more turns in and the Geidi Empire did get the chance to declare war on the Bran republic. My issue with the way ER works vs. hostilities/limited war/war/total war work is still a problem. Right now the ER for the Geidi only allows them to attack outposts, but the Bran homeworld is a ma...
by wminsing
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth
Replies: 91
Views: 25815

Re: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth

The only other thing I have of note is that I am STILL trying to re-integrate Lalande back into the Commonwealth! It has been 9 turns so far with only a single partial success.... :evil:

-Will
by wminsing
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth
Replies: 91
Views: 25815

Re: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth

So overall the Terrans have maybe been expanding a little too fast; they have a lot of good but underdeveloped and low-morale colonies that are ripe for revolt. I narrowly avoided another rebellion on Sirius that would have been, no pun intended, quite serious. With Wolf 359 colonized I think the Te...
by wminsing
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth
Replies: 91
Views: 25815

Re: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth

Finally posting an update! Turn orders first: Terran Turn 22 (Turn 21 has gone MIA somehow): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FPk_iJR7nH0ThGqi7nuGRLvAupxHPvo-aWVKzwP0axE/edit Terran Turn 23: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RPkJf0zkFtPd4-tFc7NfH8S088IVufeaW0iL24tBQFc/edit Terran Turn 24: https...
by wminsing
Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth
Replies: 91
Views: 25815

Re: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth

Ok, just noticed that the facility descriptions on page 41-42 and page 43 of the May 31st draft do not line up, particularly for the orbital facilities. Which version is everyone using?

-Will
by wminsing
Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth
Replies: 91
Views: 25815

Re: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth

Ok, major mistake on my part, the war is off. I just realized that in fact the Terran Commonwealth and the Geidi Empire have no contact at all! I misread the First Contact rules, I read the condition as 'any explored system' rather than 'any colonized system'. But neither side has located anyone els...
by wminsing
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth
Replies: 91
Views: 25815

Re: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth

Yep, war has broken out across the stars, though it took one turn longer than expected. The Geidi Empire has declared war on the Terran Commonwealth. This brings up a couple more rule questions. The 'declaration' rules make mention of a progression from hostilities > war > total war, but under war i...
by wminsing
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth
Replies: 91
Views: 25815

Re: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth

Huh, that is an interesting idea, and it makes more sense perhaps than the 'unlimited supply from supply depot' that I had been using (based on 1st ed concepts). At first I didn't like it since it made 'frontier' systems with low infrastructure a bad place to put supply depots but if you allow them ...
by wminsing
Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth
Replies: 91
Views: 25815

Re: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth

"A second point is you a system can only support CCs equal to its Industry x census, putting a cap on the number of units you can build.
But that's if the system is supplying ships locally, not if the ships are being supplied via a supply depot, correct?

-Will
by wminsing
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth
Replies: 91
Views: 25815

Re: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth

Thanks! I will update appropriately. It makes a big difference for the new guys too!

-Will
by wminsing
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth
Replies: 91
Views: 25815

Re: 2nd Edition Playtest Report- Terran Commonwealth

I actually am calculating it as Utilized Industry * 5 (Sol's Raw is also 5, which is why it looks the same)- is it in fact Census*Utilized Industry? I could have easily gotten that mixed up.

-Will
by wminsing
Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Second Edition Development
Topic: Battleship Smash Playtest
Replies: 7
Views: 1840

Re: Battleship Smash Playtest

countercheck, I haven't had a chance to dig into the new CSCR yet but thanks for running through this- I think this sort of play testing is definitely very valuable.

-Will