How the game is going...

Tchklinxa's picture
January 27, 2014 - 10:54am
Well yesterday I started teaching the game to everyone... I am starting everyone with Basic Ship Tactics, we did 3 battles 2 with only one weapon being used at a time (so people could get a handle on the play order, how to figure out range, % to hit and so on) 1 was a free for all blast everyone with different ships and the other the first mission in the book, then we had a frigate slug match in which you could fire everything at once. 

Everyone had fun. Next meeting I will start introducing more advanced navigation issues... Gravity Wells and have a Basic Adventure for PC to be run through. I am taking it slow as the few who have played RPG have never played SF and some have never played a RPG before. 

I am thinking I should make ship cards I can erase for the game.

 "Never fire a laser at a mirror."

TerlObar's picture
January 27, 2014 - 3:05pm
Yeah, a very long time ago, I decided I needed ship cards as I played KH way too much.  Using index cards, I created a card for every ship in the counter set and kept them in a little box.  They were all in pen so that we could write on them in pencil to mark off HP and damage and weapons use.  Then we'd just erase them and play again.  I've still got that box of cards around here somewhere.

Somewhere (on this site I believe) I think someone made up a set of "cards" that you could print out in spreadsheet (i.e. Excel) format.  I know it wasn't me as I don't remember doing it but they are quite useful.  I'm not sure who made them but I used them.  Found a set.  They are here:  The first page is blank that you can adapte.  After that it has them broken out for the SSW game, which is how I used them. 
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OnceFarOff's picture
January 27, 2014 - 6:04pm
Awesome! Have fun!

jedion357's picture
January 27, 2014 - 7:53pm
There was ship card in the SFman way back? The KHs issue maybe? Basically it was a character sheet for the ship with four per page. Cut and laminate then use dry erase makers. Good decision to ease people into the game.
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Tchklinxa's picture
January 27, 2014 - 8:36pm
Thanks guys, I will check out the exce ones and hit the magazine. The one's I used last night where photocopy throw aways of the book... (Hubby loves me for Xmas he replaced my Alpha Dawn and KH box sets, just missing the hex map)... so I did some throw aways. I am thinking heavy paper or cardstock either with clear shelfing paper or get them laminated. (I might use different colours for different fleets)

I also made reference charts for folks, that helped alot, 6 players.

I am thinking of making a gravity well to put on the hex map I am using as a teaching aid, then after a few simple missions removing it. 

 "Never fire a laser at a mirror."