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#1 Pygon

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:17 PM

I poked around the rules forum, even tried the search function (which just spun for me) and didn't see this discussed, so apologies if I'm asking an addressed question.

When two ship bases don't have parallel edges (that is, the bases are turned so that one corner of a base is clearly the closest point to the other base), it's pretty obvious where you should place the ruler for measuring distance and determining if the shot is obstructed by an object like an asteroid.

However, if two ship base edges are parallel (that is, there are multiple closest points since the two edges are parallel), how do you decide where to place the ruler to determine if it is obstructed by an asteroid?

Thanks for any linkies or clarification.


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#2 Sunsteel

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:01 PM

If the edges are parallel, then any place along the edges is acceptable, so long as your opponent agrees. If not you could check multiple edges.




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