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While we wait for 3.0, I've still been working on a lot of adjustments for 2.0 in our local group, I have a few posts seeking feedback on various topics now (we do this, because there are a lot of meta's and what may appear balanced to us, may not be)

 

But I'm just curious, what ships/factions etc. Do you think are behind the curve? Are there any glaring examples you've noticed of a ship that simply isn't worth the points?

 

Are there any cool housrules your group uses?

 

 

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Well we gave the RSN spook cruisers the ability to launch mines and then immediately took it back, they're plenty powerful as is. 

We use Stoobert's radial movement system and a modified damage effect where a ship at half hull moves at half speed, gains +1" turn radius only loses two dice from the total AD pool. Helps make damaged ships usable but vulnerable.

I came up with a repair mechanic in another thread some time ago where you make your repairs from a pool of dice equal to your current crew rating, succeeding on a 5 or 6. For example, I have 5 crew so I'll roll three dice against this corrosive marker and two against the hazard marker

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I like that damaged ship mechanic :D

that sounds interesting, :)

it does make weapon systems somewhat obsolete, but maybe if it protected the engines too, hmm....

 

so with that repair mechanic, did only 1 dice need to succeed? Or was it like command checks where 2 successes were required? 

and I assume that means no repairs when your out of crew?

 

That's an interesting one if I'm understanding it, it makes corrosive a bit weak, but hazard markers start to look a little scarier, stack enough stuff on and you can't repair it....hmm, I may have to fiddle with that too :D

 

thanks @Wolfgang JannesenJannesen :)

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I think the three dice colours is a pretty elegant solution, simpler in the long run than WC's proprietary dice that just seems so confusing to me for DWars so far, in that you don't have the same aim (ie high good) and lose the exploding fun on the defensive.  Hopefully it will grow on me, but that flexibility of to hit values, and other ways of limiting defensive dice or weapon effectiveness without needing to buy new dice or having to work out in my head what it means is useful now I am getting old.  

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My 3 colour dice approach made Red fdice actually uncommon.  Blue is the most common by far, but certain fleets get certain dice to be red or black as standard.  

For example, my redo of hte Sorylian fleet, their scatter weapns roll black dice.  But a cruiser throws 12 of them out of each broadside
To better representnthe fact that they throw a lot of flak out for weapons, they get Red PD, and obviously they got Red AP.  Their torpedoes used to lose 2 dice at RB1.  Now I just shift them from Blue to Black dice.  

It's made a huge difference in how fleets work.  Like Terrans are some of the only Red shields, and other fleets taht have less advanced shields might carry Blue ones, or those that are still getting it all figured out might just carry a whole pile of Black shields.  

As to the idea of proprietary dice...ugh.  Hard pass for me thanks.  I've got reams of dice as is, and have little interest in having ot use a specific set for a specific thing and nowhere else.  

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Yeah I'm with you on that one, the colored dice just aren't worth it in my opinion opinion.

I for one always liked that a frigates COULD hit a battleship if it got lucky, black/blue dice take that away, and when ships get so damaged they can no longer hit, they just have to shunt out :/

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