New edition of Starmada coming in January!

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Re: New edition of Starmada coming in January!

Postby TriOpticon » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:06 pm

For the SFU books, if we bought the current PDF will we get an updated PDF if it really is just a minor speed bump change??

I'd ask the same for the core rulebook but I am pretty sure the answer is no...

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Re: New edition of Starmada coming in January!

Postby Marauder » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:22 pm

cricket wrote:The three forms of defense are:

ECM: Reduces the effective firepower of attacking weapons.

Shields: Deflects incoming fire.

Armor: Absorbs damage that gets past the first two lines of defense.


Very nice and well layered to work with one another.

So can you divulge any more game mechanics? You said in some cases it would come down to just one die roll - where now you'd only get down to 2 if the target had 0 shields. Have you done away with the damage roll?

How does ECM work - takes away attack dice or makes it harder to hit? Is it safe to assume weapon banks still have their own accuracy value?

Shields pretty much the same as before?

Is armour ablative (i.e. has hit points) or does it give a fixed save?

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Re: New edition of Starmada coming in January!

Postby mj12games » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:33 pm

Marauder wrote:So can you divulge any more game mechanics? You said in some cases it would come down to just one die roll - where now you'd only get down to 2 if the target had 0 shields. Have you done away with the damage roll?

There is no damage roll on each hit -- instead, "damage checks" are performed at 1/3 and 2/3 hull damage.

How does ECM work - takes away attack dice or makes it harder to hit? Is it safe to assume weapon banks still have their own accuracy value?

ECM removes attack dice. Weapon banks do NOT have a separate ACC value, but traits can have the same effect.

Shields pretty much the same as before?

Yes.

Is armour ablative (i.e. has hit points) or does it give a fixed save?

Armor is "hit points".
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Re: New edition of Starmada coming in January!

Postby Marauder » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:48 pm

Awesome, thanks for the reply Dan.

Do you have any sample ship SSD's you can post?

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Re: New edition of Starmada coming in January!

Postby arabuck » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:54 pm

Marauder wrote:Do you have any sample ship SSD's you can post?


I second this.

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Re: New edition of Starmada coming in January!

Postby madpax » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:00 pm

BTW, I'd like to playtest this, if still possible.

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Re: New edition of Starmada coming in January!

Postby underling » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:26 pm

Marauder wrote:Awesome, thanks for the reply Dan.
Do you have any sample ship SSD's you can post?

Here are some that I put together for the NAF (North American Federation).
I used my own form in Word, so I'm fairly sure that the official forms will be much prettier. :D
Note that some of the ships are now technically "illegal."
The point cost is probably accurate, but you can't have multiple identical firing arcs for the same weapon entry.
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Re: New edition of Starmada coming in January!

Postby madpax » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:34 pm

Very interesting!
I can understand some things, but it seems that fighters have... fire arcs???

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Re: New edition of Starmada coming in January!

Postby Nomad » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:03 pm

madpax wrote:Very interesting!
I can understand some things, but it seems that fighters have... fire arcs???

Marc


Very much my reaction... that seems very strange. I speculate that the [Skr] trait might be Seeker (meaning launches independent bits like seeking plasmas), and [Gid] might be Guided, meaning can change course and not just home on one target, maybe? Likewise, Acr is probably Accurate, Rpt Repeating, Exp Expendable maybe, since it only appears on weapons with ammo... Pwr is unclear; it looks like "power", but... what does it mean? Marines appear superficially to resemble the Marines in AE. Also curious about the Scout and Escort traits - those should be interesting.

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Re: New edition of Starmada coming in January!

Postby madpax » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:20 pm

But those are CV/CVL, not just missile ships, no? :D

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