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by falstaffe
Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:03 am
Forum: Starmada
Topic: Ships carrying ships
Replies: 18
Views: 2126

Re: Ships carrying ships

This reminds me of a groovy design from Space Opera's "Seldon's Compendium of Starships." It was a large mothership that carried four patrol cruisers. http://www.waynesbooks.com/images/graphics/seldonsstarcraft.jpg One advantage to carrying a ship on the exterior would be a fast breakaway ...
by falstaffe
Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Starmada
Topic: Romulan Armada
Replies: 45
Views: 6678

Re: Romulan Armada

Looking at the number of ship designs that ADB has posted by race, it looks like the Romulans really aren't a favorite of their players. There's only four basic hull silhouettes--warbird, D7, Condor and Sea/SKyhawks (and two of the four are from TOS!). Kind of odd when you consider how massively pop...
by falstaffe
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: Starmada
Topic: Romulan Armada
Replies: 45
Views: 6678

Re: Romulan Armada

I don't care how kewl these units are on paper, I just can't get past the visuals. ("Space whale on attack vector!") I'm an art teacher and lifelong Trek nerd, so I feel like I've got some authority on the topic. Adam Turner's cover for Klingon Armada was quite nice, and I looked up some o...
by falstaffe
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Starmada
Topic: Romulan Armada
Replies: 45
Views: 6678

Re: Romulan Armada

I must second this. Sadly, what was once state-of-the-art now looks hopelessly dorky. Those small units (frigates?) have got to go, and the flying whale, too. Photoshop them out if you must (replace them with battle-damaged Feds?). They evoke none of the menace and dread I should feel from the Romul...
by falstaffe
Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Miniatures
Topic: Plastic miniatures?
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

Re: Plastic miniatures?

There's a company that makes party novelties, US Toys (ustoys.com) that has two assortments of small, plastic ships. Under "keywords" type in "spaceships" or "space cruisers". The designs are pretty good for something so cheap.
by falstaffe
Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: Game Design
Topic: RPG?
Replies: 40
Views: 8667

Re: RPG?

I vote yes. Having a robust "default" universe can have very positive repercussions--I'm thinking specifically of the Star Fleet Battles Universe and the way it's driven the development of SFB with minis, supplements, etc. There's a few RPG's or miniatures rules out there that don't have s...
by falstaffe
Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Game Design
Topic: RPG?
Replies: 40
Views: 8667

Re: RPG?

I'd do an RPG only if it made sense, if you had a compelling reason to do so. I can see two reasons. First, there are few games out there that have integrated rulesets for characters (rpg), miniatures combat AND and tactical/campaign rules. Having ALL of these would enable players to dabble in the g...
by falstaffe
Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: Amarillo Design Bureau
Topic: More ships for Klingon Armada
Replies: 10
Views: 3119

Re: More ships for Klingon Armada

What's the Juggernaut? Gotta say, their version of the Planet Killer doesn't line up with what we saw in the episode at all. Should have a devastating attack, with a limited arc of fire. Where's the achilles heel of the "down the throat" shot? Don't forget the "subspace dampening fiel...
by falstaffe
Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to make pretty pages?
Replies: 0
Views: 404

How to make pretty pages?

I see that a lot of the homebrew ship construction pages are excell-type spreadsheets set up with different tabs, the first a "construction" page, the next a "pretty page" and the third Drake notation. Can someone point me to a resource on how to set that up? (My interest is for ...
by falstaffe
Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: Starmada
Topic: Klingon Armada Questions
Replies: 42
Views: 5139

Re: Klingon Armada Questions

I have to (respectfully) disagree about shuttles. In the playtest game at Archon (fun, btw), the last remaining Klingon ship, highly damaged, faced a flight of suicide shuttles (6 of em?) and an undamaged Fed defender. The shuttles would have turned the tide, if we hadn't run out of time. (So says A...

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