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Starfire III: Empires discussion thread

Postby VoidStalker_WoE on Fri 08 Dec 2017 08:50

OK, now that I have a copy of Starfire III: Empires again, I'm going to be taking a very close look at it's rules and concepts. For those of you who remember my failure to master the rules of SSF back in 2014, I am making a run on the much simpler, original strategic starfire campaign rules, in the hopes to be able to get all this down pat, and provide a mass of threads that go into detail on just about everything in the rule book for SF III.

When I was trying to learn SSF, I eventually got around to making threads with titles like:

"Rule Clarification [K3.03.1]"
http://www.starfiredesign.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=2604&start=0&hilit=rules+clarification+k3+03
"Rule Clarification [K3.03.13]"
http://www.starfiredesign.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=2608&start=0&hilit=rules+clarification+k3+03
"Rule Clarification [K3.03.2]"
http://www.starfiredesign.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=2617&p=31236&hilit=rules+clarification+k3+03#p31236

"Rule Clarification [M]"
http://www.starfiredesign.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=2641&start=0&hilit=rules+clarification+k3+03


The idea was to do a focused discussion on a particular rule within the SSF system.

So now, after my failure to tackle a far bigger task, I'm stepping back in the ring, too take another swing, and this time I'm taking on a much smaller, far less intimidating opponent.

I plan to do threads for pretty much all the SF III: Empires rules, or at least any that I think need a look/discussion. Like before, I'm not going to be cutting/pasting blocks of the rules onto the board, but rather some text from them, and asking for clarifications and thoughts about them.

I don't know how to link to other threads here, so this might get messy unless someone can tell me how to edit in links to all the SF3 threads that I create, so they can come into this thread, lookup at a glance what has been covered and what not, and then either just click on the link, or create a thread of their own.

I would ask, that folks use the same format for their SF3 Rules Clarification threads as I (and a few others) previously did for SSF, to make knowing what contents one would expect to find within the thread easy and on target.

Thread listings:
viewtopic.php?f=81&t=3346

Forgot to add the second thread:
viewtopic.php?f=81&t=3347
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Re: Starfire III: Empires discussion thread

Postby VoidStalker_WoE on Fri 08 Dec 2017 09:29

So, I'm going to try to cover as much of this games rules as I can cram in this weekend, unless I'm to busy actually playing, that is.
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Re: Starfire III: Empires discussion thread

Postby VoidStalker_WoE on Sat 16 Dec 2017 23:07

So, got distracted, and only did two threads for rules clarification. I have the prospect of getting some regular games in now with a reliable player, so if he likes the game and wants to explore the campaign setting set out in SF III: Empires I'll be happy to bring him up to speed. He may also have some friends that may decide to join us. I only have one of three wargaming friends that I feel might want to play regularly, but he may not have the time, and I have not heard back from him in over 2 months, so there is that, lol.

Anyway, I'm going to keep plugging away at this vassal thing, and see if I cannot get a decent group up and running.

I'm also thinking about starting a "House rules" thread for the first three games, so that folks that play them can post what they do to make things fun.
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Re: Starfire III: Empires discussion thread

Postby VoidStalker_WoE on Fri 29 Dec 2017 03:04

Actually, I'm just going to make house rules discussion threads about specific topics, for the Original game system, and try to link them up with the rule book that they most likely should be associated with. I'm thinking here of forming these threads titles something like this:

SF1 Original [House Rules = whatever specific topic]
SF2 Original [House Rules = whatever specific topic]
SF3 Original [House Rules = whatever specific topic]

So that folks that want to post their own/reply to my house rules can find them easily, and we can all look at what is out there.
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Re: Starfire III: Empires discussion thread

Postby VoidStalker_WoE on Fri 29 Dec 2017 05:18

Lol, so change 2000+, I'm going to take Cralis up on the suggestion to post these things in my own campaign section, so as not to cause all kinds of confusion.
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