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by TeknoMerk
Mon May 08, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: The Bourbaki Basin
Topic: Yet another B5 Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 873

Re: Yet another B5 Thread

JMS openly admitted that he did not completely understand (or even care) about military classifications. This led to a confusion of B5 ship classes and military ranks in the show, and it also affects when folks like us want to create something representing the show we love. The Hyperion "cruise...
by TeknoMerk
Thu May 04, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Starmada
Topic: My thoughts on Unity
Replies: 17
Views: 713

Re: My thoughts on Unity

[catching up from the original post] Your universe can have any tech level range you want, and it's easy to change. Dan has the cost formula in the AE rules, page 42. It only took 10 minutes to re-calculate the costs and alter the Unity Dry Dock to change from -2/+2 to -3/+3 tech level range. Cinema...
by TeknoMerk
Thu May 04, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: The Bourbaki Basin
Topic: Yet another B5 Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 873

Re: Yet another B5 Thread

I can understand your B5 conversion perspective. Sometimes a system or concept does not translate well. In that case, I just approximate it, but make sure that all converted ships remain relatively balanced as they were in B5Wars. Since I also use the show as source material, I occasionally depart f...
by TeknoMerk
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: The Bourbaki Basin
Topic: Yet another B5 Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 873

Re: Yet another B5 Thread

If you all do not mind me thinking out loud about B5 weapon designs, then let me suggest these ideas for converting B5Wars weapons to Starmada Unity. Just to understand my design goals, I own and playtested the 1st and 2nd edition material for B5Wars, and extensively played the game before moving to...
by TeknoMerk
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Grand Fleets
Topic: Upcoming products
Replies: 31
Views: 4242

Re: Upcoming products

[Thread Necromancy]

Any news on Awakened Giant, WW2 in the Pacific? I have been holding off buying Grand Fleets until it had WW2 support. This is the primary expansion I am looking for. Will there also be data cards and counters along with the scenarios?

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by TeknoMerk
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: The Bourbaki Basin
Topic: Yet another B5 Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 873

Re: Yet another B5 Thread

... Therefore I created the Penetrating weapon trait (Pn1, Pn2) that has the same effects of Piercing, but does the extra damage to Screens/Armor. As for Penetrating, I was thinking something more along the lines of an effect that bypasses Screens. ie: in B5 Wars "Matter" weapons (Railgun...
by TeknoMerk
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: The Bourbaki Basin
Topic: Yet another B5 Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 873

Re: Yet another B5 Thread

Thank you for starting the B5 thread for Unity. I am also trying to convert and upgrade my B5 designs once I get my DryDock mods and conversion to OpenOffice completed. Since I playtested and own both B5W v1 and v2 sets, I have a lot of source material as well as experimental designs. I do agree wit...
by TeknoMerk
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Starmada
Topic: Starmada: Unity Rulebook
Replies: 78
Views: 2887

Re: Starmada: Unity Rulebook

Thank you, Daniel. I ordered Unity from Wargame Vault.
by TeknoMerk
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Starmada
Topic: Starmada: Unity Rulebook
Replies: 78
Views: 2887

Re: Starmada: Unity Rulebook

+1 on the estimated release date (ballpark, of course). If OldnGrey is listening, at least get an early copy of the Unity ship builder. I would not only like to add the "Ignores Armor/Screens" option, but also add the "ship display card pretty printer" that I added to my Nova shi...
by TeknoMerk
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Starmada
Topic: Starmada: Unity Rulebook
Replies: 78
Views: 2887

Re: Starmada: Unity Rulebook

Actually, I tweaked my Admiralty and Nova ship builders to add the reduce/ignore screens ability. I do not recall how much I costed those abilities, but I thought it was close to the equivalent shield abilities. Once Unity is released I will probably make a guess and ask your opinion of the cost. I ...

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