• @dsumner

    Sounds great! The similarities are definitely there and I’m excited for what the lore is.


  • @dsumner

    Sounding good mate.

    Not sure if this is something you are thinking of but one thing I like in Axis and Allies and other games is either a built in timer like D-Day (turns)/original pacific (victory points) or a time limit of 4-4:30 hours like Revised tournament rules at WBC (I love their victory territories system).


  • @slip-capone

    D-Day is fine, but as long as such a timer is part of the official rules and not house rules, I’m fine with it.


  • @slip-capone At the moment, I’m going with a set number of turns (I’m thinking 12-15 tops), with each turn being roughly equal to 6 months of real time. I may tinker around with Victory Points, where each space sector and certain planets would be worth points. I’ll play around with it a bit. I’ve got to did out some of my old starship minis from storage and I also need to work up a map to play all of this out on.


  • @dsumner cant be 6 months, space does not revolve around earth time. Re create 1942 spaces with the types of ships set up like that game, values will be D12, movement same. Space carriers will need to cost more and take 4 fighters, and or bombers. use the same IPC values for star systems as 1942, the empty sea zones with be just empty space


  • @imperious-leader Each turn being 6 Months is just there as time frame players would be familiar with, as I’m trying not to make things to complicated. Empty space will be empty space. Combat will be resolved with a D12. I’m also playing around with giving units and Electronic Warfare rating. You’d have to detect units to engage them in combat, but if I can’t work it out, I’ll drop the idea. Unit cost is still being worked out, but larger ships and units (Battlecruisers, Space Carriers, Orbital Assault Ships, Star Bases, etc.) are going to cost more and take several turns to build. Space Carriers are going to be able to carry up to (3) Starcraft and a drone unit. Escort carriers can carry (1) Starcraft and a Drone, and Drone Carriers can carry up to (3) Drones (all of this is still in a VERY rough form and may change over time).


  • @dsumner said in Sci-fi themed A&A like games?:

    Each turn being 6 Months is just there as time frame players would be familiar with, as I’m trying not to make things to complicated

    Just make each turn a “turn”/“round” of the game. No need to attach an arbitrary time to it. Even a turn/round timeframe in A&A is debated (I personally don’t see it as any set amount of real-world time, others see it as a set number of months, etc).


  • @iwillnevergrowup said in Sci-fi themed A&A like games?:

    @dsumner said in Sci-fi themed A&A like games?:

    Each turn being 6 Months is just there as time frame players would be familiar with, as I’m trying not to make things to complicated

    Just make each turn a “turn”/“round” of the game. No need to attach an arbitrary time to it. Even a turn/round timeframe in A&A is debated (I personally don’t see it as any set amount of real-world time, others see it as a set number of months, etc).

    I would have to agree with this.


  • @slip-capone As I’ve said, all of this up in the air, as nothing is set in stone yet.


  • I did a bit more tinkering on this over the past weekend. I’m in the process of working up the various factions as well as reading back through some of the comments you guys have made. I think I’m going with the idea of there being no specific time frame for game turns and a set number of turns per game (I’m thinking 12-15 turns per game, but I’d have to see how everything actually works out). On the faction side of the house, I’m thinking 3-5 major factions, and if another player jumps in, 3-5 minor factions and some neutrals. The minor factions could align themselves with one of the majors. One other idea I’m been giving some thought to is “Tech Levels”. More advanced cultures would get an attack or defense bonus vs. ones with less advanced tech, but I might drop the idea if it complicates things to much.


  • @dsumner

    Different technological progress between civilisations is possible. Maybe some minor ones are weaker than major ones, and other minor ones have many benefits, but few units.


  • @dsumner said in Sci-fi themed A&A like games?:

    I did a bit more tinkering on this over the past weekend. I’m in the process of working up the various factions as well as reading back through some of the comments you guys have made. I think I’m going with the idea of there being no specific time frame for game turns and a set number of turns per game (I’m thinking 12-15 turns per game, but I’d have to see how everything actually works out). On the faction side of the house, I’m thinking 3-5 major factions, and if another player jumps in, 3-5 minor factions and some neutrals. The minor factions could align themselves with one of the majors. One other idea I’m been giving some thought to is “Tech Levels”. More advanced cultures would get an attack or defense bonus vs. ones with less advanced tech, but I might drop the idea if it complicates things to much.

    How many hours are you wanting the game to take?


  • @slip-capone I’d like it not to last more than 3-4 hours, but we’ll see how it rolls once I actually start playing things out.


  • @slip-capone

    I’m not too sure, I usually only judged that by how the time required to have accuracy, but I guess try to make the game as short as possible whilst allowing all the cool features to shine.


  • I’ve got some free time this week, so I’ll be fleshing out a few more details for this, and starting to work on a unit table listing out the cost of each unit, attack, defense, movement, special abilities, and I’m going to tinker around with adding an electronics rating to units. The way I see it working is you couldn’t attack a unit unless you’re able to detect it. Higher electronic ratings allow you to detect enemy units or keep you from being detected. I’ll post more on it as I get this stuff worked out.


  • @dsumner Any Progress. I’m exited about it!


  • @mictator

    Me too!


  • @mictator
    Not really, I’ve been busy with work and some paid gaming work, so I haven’t had much time to work on it. If things aren’t crazy the next few days, I’m going to tinker around with it, as I’ve got a few ideas and I’ll probably start putting together a unit chart and listing out any special abilities each unit has. I’ve also got some ideas for the “fluff/back story” for the game. Once I get stuff down, I’ll post some of it for you guys to read over. When I do, comments are welcomed.


  • @dsumner

    Cool! I can’t wait! Keep going!

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