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#1 Parakitor

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:35 AM

Just wanted to poll the audience a bit. I was talking with my bro about where FFG could go with this game, and I thought, "Wouldn't that be epic if you had to duke it out in an asteroid field with moving asteroid pieces?" I think that would add a whole new level of challenge (especially if they can get their collision rules figured out).

What do you think? Does an asteroid expansion sound remotely exciting? Do you think an asteroid mechanic could work in this game?


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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:52 AM

 I think it could work beautifully, even if the asteroids didn't move, but were static obstacles. You'd really have to judge your movements accurately (because I would rule that it's cheating to measure a turn before you choose to execute it). One thing I would add is that you couldn't shoot through asteroids, even though you can shoot through enemies and friendlies. As we've discussed in other threads, the ability to shoot through other ships is a good approximation of 3D space on a 2D table. But because asteroids tend to encompass all around, making them block line of sight is a neat abstract way of approximating their predominance in the asteroid field. So even though you only see 5 asteroids, the game mechanics are emulating the fact that there are many more.


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#3 Gobbo

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 11:28 AM

 I have a ton of Asteroids made out of "Lava rock" for other SF starship games.  They would be great terrain...

 

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#4 Parakitor

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 03:34 PM

Wow, those asteroids look great!


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#5 cleardave

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:51 PM

 Asteroids do not concern me, Parakitor.  I want that game, not excuses.


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#6 I. J. Thompson

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:15 PM

cleardave said:

 Asteroids do not concern me, Parakitor.  I want that game, not excuses.



#7 ironman

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:22 AM

i like it budgernaut has some very nice ideas.

suppose asteroids is the 1 terrain peice i can get on with without worrying about scale



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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:42 PM

Very good idea. I think some kind of test to avoid colision will be nice. Shooting  through asteroid field can give some defense dice to target



#9 Parakitor

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:28 AM

 Yay! There will be asteroids in the tournament! See the first bullet point. I'm excited to see how this turns out!


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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:52 AM

Parakitor said:

 Yay! There will be asteroids in the tournament! See the first bullet point. I'm excited to see how this turns out!

 

Yes. This. 

I'm interested to see the rules. I imagine something like a cardboard terrain piece with random movement using one of the "slower" starship movement arcs. Collision a la Crimson Skies, maybe.

 

 



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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:01 PM

 I'm excited to see how they work this. I'm glad to see the asteroids, I just didn't expect them so soon.


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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:41 AM

after playing other starship games asteroids have always been fun,  but to keep it simple for this game roll a d8 for each asteroid and move it in a straight line the # of inches in the direction of the raised point of the die



#13 I. J. Thompson

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:45 AM

kuffdaddy said:

roll a d8 for each asteroid and move it in a straight line the # of inches in the direction of the raised point of the die

That's quite clever! 



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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:16 PM

kuffdaddy said:

after playing other starship games asteroids have always been fun,  but to keep it simple for this game roll a d8 for each asteroid and move it in a straight line the # of inches in the direction of the raised point of the die

Random, yes. Simple, no.



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Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:39 AM

 With Asteroids officially in the game this early, the Millenium Falcon can't be far off.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 11:28 AM

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#18 Swedge

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 05:06 PM


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 05:18 PM

One of the gaming fanmags already put out rules for moving, small, medium, large, and huge asteroids.

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 05:23 PM

Thats an old thread right here.  Is there going to be asteroids.  Funny


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