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  1. Warcradle Stuart

    Factional differentiation so far in the Beta

    It's worth keeping in mind that the Beta ships are literally just for the Beta. They are not the actual designs for the Third edition game. For example, the new Boridino class Battleship is not the same as the beta test commonwealth Battleship (it has a different profile, an integrated cryo generator and many more distinctions). Those units are just for beta testing and are intentionally generic (and almost bland) . You'll see many differences in the final units when the game comes out.
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    new rules set

    Regarding our plans changing, no not really. Firestorm has always had some guiding principles we set down as to how we want the game to be for its new edition. The Games Developer role we are advertising is to build on what I said about a year ago, we would scale up the studio as we create more concurrent games. We have around a dozen games in development right now (including Firestorm, Dystopian Wars and Wild West Exodus). We are expanding the team so that we can deliver on those. We have also had a Lead Illustrator join us, and are expanding our writing, sculpting, CAD and graphic design team too. While it has been just over a year since we acquired Firestorm, in terms of games development that really isn't very long at all, especially when we take into account things like manufacturing which has lead times of its own. As for the purpose of the Beta, the Beta is never about getting the rules out there for the community to go have fun playing games. Its about giving the community the opportunity to help shape the final form of the game. If you want to do that, great, if not, no problem.
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    new rules set

    Just to add to the scale comment - all I was saying was that while each millimetre in DW equates to a real-world measurement, the ships in FS are not necessarily held to that maxim. A human battleship might be 10" long and so might a reptilian one but in real terms, they may not be exactly the same length. Battleships will be roughly equivalent in terms of role and firepower, not necessarily mass. (which is somewhat less relevant with wildly varying alien materials etc). That was all. The principle of the centre of the flight stem actually being the ship is quite interesting. The models themselves being magnified and projected representations of those ships. As humans, we need playing pieces to be a certain size and on the whole, we also equate size with power. The game will certainly maintain those points but that does not mean that every playing piece is to the same scale.
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    My hopes for beyond the wild west

    I think much what you've mentioned will be touched on (other than it won't have the words Dystopian or Legions in it).
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    Cor Caroli trait and piercing

    That was not the intention of the rule. The revised wording for 1.09 will be: "The Stunned and Disordered Conditions do not cause Attribute penalties to be suffered by this unit, though they still count as having the Condition. The Hazard Condition has no effect on this unit and if applied is immediately removed. Furthermore, the unit ignores negative Piercing modifiers when taking Grit Checks unless against attacks from weapons using the Blast template or if the attack has a piercing modifier of -3 or greater."
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    condition tokens under resources

    Leave it with us!
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    Notes from Stuart, part 2

    The whole point will be that the eight factions in Firestorm will have far more reasons to duke it out than to cooperate. Seeds will be sown to address why same faction battles are likely too. Basically, we want your games of Firestorm to always feel like they are part of the story.
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    November Spoiler!

    There's more than one Abe miniature...
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    Notes from Stuart, part 2

    A couple of things: The Firestorm Universe is not going to be a Cold War. If you have an entire galaxy to wage war across, with vast distances of time and space separating the various combatants you can have multiple belligerents actively battling each other in full-scale war while still having the breathing room to explore, exploit and expand. Let's not get too hung up on notions of 'The Directorate are going to be turned into X or Y.' We haven't announced any factions yet or even if there will be a Directorate at all (just kidding... maybe). Just lots of lovely speculation from the community. I'm certainly in the camp of being excited about the possibilities rather than worried about what might get thrown out with the bath water.
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    Thoughts on getting the most out of the Beta

    We'll list changes for each update, absolutely. Logic will usually be in response to Beta feedback, where that's not the case I'll make sure we outline why a change has been made.
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    Future FA rules

    As Richard has said, we are still looking at developing the setting. Firestorm Third Edition will be a new game (with rules that are an evolution from the second edition) and new background (that will include many of the existing concepts for factions etc). At this stage, it is not anticipated that it will be a continuation of the second edition in terms of background. That said I'm not involved with the team developing Firestorm, at the moment, so can't say with an absolute authority on what it will or won't be. On the subject of the Directorate, bear in mind that it is a tabletop miniatures game. The miniatures should clearly communicate the archetype and stylings of the faction they represent. The background is there to serve the game, not the other way around, after all. To my mind, if you have a corporate/commercial faction then their vessels should communicate that aspect of them. Large cargo bays, use of mercenaries or something else that makes their background directly inform the miniature design.
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    Space Cat

    Welcome, Space Cat. Don't pee on the carpet.
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    For sale section?

    Can we not have trading on here (albeit by PM). If you want to sell stuff there's ebay to search and various FB sales groups. We'd rather not get involved in private selling.
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    Shooting at units, and use of carpathogen

    You can only focus in your activation.
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    Shooting at units, and use of carpathogen

    A good deal of your questions would be resolved by remembering the following: It isn't like 40k or similar games where squads all roll dice together. While Units containing multiple models must take the same action, in every other respect you resolve them separately. Target an enemy unit with each separately etc. Roll die for each separately. Hopefully that clears up quite a bit for you.
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