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by falstaffe
Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: Starmada
Topic: Brainstorming: Federation Commander: Admiralty Edition
Replies: 139
Views: 14261

I think the whole idea of "canon" is pretty suspect. To me, TOS, ST:TMP, Movie Treks II-V, TNG/DS9/Voyager and Enterprise all represent slightly different universes, alternate realities. I think the new movie is going to be different enough that it's going to be hard to shoehorn it into th...
by falstaffe
Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Starmada
Topic: Brainstorming: Federation Commander: Admiralty Edition
Replies: 139
Views: 14261

Speaking of Balance of Terror (again, Trek at its best with a suspensfull story, great actors/script and a super tactical scenario), has anyone introduced any *simple* rules into Starmada that address detection/evasion, ecm, etc.?
by falstaffe
Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Starmada
Topic: Brainstorming: Federation Commander: Admiralty Edition
Replies: 139
Views: 14261

I've heard that the new movie will be an alternate-universe, which suits me fine. Seems like every incarnation of Trek that comes along is a slightly different version of the same beast. The movies don't fit the series (or each other!) "Enterprise" seemed completely out of step with TOS. T...
by falstaffe
Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Starmada
Topic: Brainstorming: Federation Commander: Admiralty Edition
Replies: 139
Views: 14261

Don't want to spoil your day, but that topic has already been settled from the top dogs. It has been explicity stated that the Starmada version of SFB will try to duplicate the system's features, fighters, warts and all. Like you, I would prefer the Starmada version of SFB to veer towards TOS, or th...
by falstaffe
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Starmada
Topic: The Weaponized Migrators
Replies: 6
Views: 1153

AWESOME!!! Using cardboard counters is often easier--images are all over the internet for any genre you want to do. But kudos to you for re-using these very intriguing images. (Think I'll try a google search of "macro photography" and see if I can find some myself!) Personally, I like keep...
by falstaffe
Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Starmada
Topic: Point-costing Range
Replies: 56
Views: 6645

I'll leave it to you smart "maths" types to figure out whether the cost of ultra-long-range weapons is right or not. (I suspect it is not...) What bugs me about the idea of 30-hex range is that it undermines the simulation aspect. It doesn't *FEEL* like a real weapon (at least not one that...
by falstaffe
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:40 am
Forum: Starmada
Topic: New to Starmada
Replies: 91
Views: 9379

30 hexes is pretty big--if you're anywhere near the center, it's almost everything on the friggin map!!! Yowza! Do you discuss rules or weapon options limitations before playing, and if so, should range limitations be part of the discussion? How about limits on the value of individual weapon systems...
by falstaffe
Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Starmada
Topic: Time for some thrillin' heroics...
Replies: 2
Views: 595

DieCon was *very* well attended, and continues to grow. The amount of miniatures gaming in general was overwhelming, which just seemed to underscore the lack of starship stuff. Amusingly, ADB had a stack of black-and-white fliers out, but not one demo game.
by falstaffe
Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Starmada
Topic: Design supplement?
Replies: 11
Views: 1866

Read the review, and one point jumped out--why have two idententical ship print-outs side-by-side? Seemed a bit odd when I first saw it. In the future, perhaps two variants of the same class could be presented?
by falstaffe
Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: Starmada
Topic: Time for some thrillin' heroics...
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Time for some thrillin' heroics...

What do the following items have in common? Wrath of Khan Babylon 5 Honor Harrington Every Star Wars film Battlestar Galactica Yep, they all feature exciting ship-to-ship space combat, and incidentally, what caused me (a long-time rpg player) to take up spaceship wargaming. About a year ago, I began...

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