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Introduction to the Starfire Unit Designs forum!

PostPosted: Tue 28 Apr 2020 19:05
by Cralis
By request, I've created a forum for players to share and discuss unit designs. We only ask that you use the Ship Design Sheet for your designs (especially for complete designs), and please put the version of Starfire the ship is designed for in the title (if appropriate, some multi-version or other topics it might not apply).

Re: Introduction to the Starfire Unit Designs forum!

PostPosted: Wed 29 Apr 2020 15:44
by Kumakunshu
What specific ship design sheet are you referring to and could you provide a link?

Re: Introduction to the Starfire Unit Designs forum!

PostPosted: Thu 30 Apr 2020 02:49
by Cralis
Kumakunshu wrote:What specific ship design sheet are you referring to and could you provide a link?


Section A in Classic Starfire, Galactic Starfire, Ultra Starfire, and Solar Starfire all contain a Ship Data Sheet (or equivalent). I’m not where I can look up the rules right now, but if someone else doesn’t beat me to it I will try to make a topic thread to cover it.

Re: Introduction to the Starfire Unit Designs forum!

PostPosted: Thu 30 Apr 2020 09:33
by Kumakunshu
Excellent! Than let me be the first to throw a little something out there that I am currently using in the game we are playing.

Ship Name and/or Hull ID, (2) – (Qv x 10) Hb (Ica) (Ica) Qa – (4)
Notes: (AC), 1 gig, HTK=8, TS=12

EL1/SL1 A Personnel Transport built on an FT2 hull (CFN Qualified)
Total Cost = 128.3 MCr
Maintenance Cost = 9.7 MCr
Leasing Profit = 6.3 MCr

Re: Introduction to the Starfire Unit Designs forum!

PostPosted: Fri 08 May 2020 14:51
by PracticalM
Here are some ships I always try to build.
These should be ultra designs.

Messenger EXf 7 Cost:80.5 Main:12.075 0 [2] S AQa(icaIca)Ya [5/5] TS:4

Helpful to have until you can build a CC network.


Workhorse Beam CT I find the extra speed to be too good to give up even for the cost
CT Ea CTf 16 Cost:239.2 Main:35.88 0 [2] SSS AAA (iaIa)(Ia)Qa(Ia)Ea [7/3] TS:14

turn 1 missile DD nothing fancy
DD Ra DD 30 Cost:431.0 Main:64.65 1 [3] SSS AAA MgQa(Ia)(Ia)(Ia)(Ia)RaRaRaYaQa(Ia)Ra [5/2] TS:30

Re: Introduction to the Starfire Unit Designs forum!

PostPosted: Fri 08 May 2020 15:03
by PracticalM
Here are some ships from a campaign that used the tech bidding rules.

ULTRA rules

Work horse battle cruiser. Formed the core of the fleet
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BC Fable-class BC                AM1           13-XOb           80 HS/39 TS
.1 Space(s) Small.
[5] S2x16A2x14ZeHQaQaQeSrax3(IeIe)(IeIeIe)(IeIe)(IeIeIe)(IeIe)MgDcaPtePteMg   
    M1PtcbYePteDcaQe?a(IeIeIe)Pte [6/3]
Trg:2 Def-1                  PV=106   Cost= 1911/286.7   SL11 {ULTRA}
66 HTK S2x16 Srax3 A2x14 Dcax2 ?ax1 Ptex4 Ptcbx1 Mgx2 Hx1 Yex1 Zex1
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Support destroyer
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DD Vengence-class DDf            AM1           5-XOb            30 HS/12 TS
[4] S2x6A2x5ZeHsQa(Ie)(Ie)(Ie)(Ie)(Ie)(Ie)(Ie)M1YaDzb?aQaEi(Ie)Ei [8/4]
Trg:2 Def-1                  PV=45    Cost= 813/122   SL12 {ULTRA}
29 HTK S2x6 A2x5 Dzbx1 ?ax1 Eix2 Yax1 Zex1
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These were expensive so I didn't have many
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DN Purity of Thought2-class DN   AM1           26-XOe           130 HS/63 TS
.25 Space(s) Small.
[5] S2x25A2x24HQbQbQiSrax5(CICi)(IeIeIeIe)(IeIeIeIe)(IeIeIeIe)(Ita)ZcaDca     
    (IeIeIeIe)MgMgDcaQiDcaMgMgMgPtcbx3Dca?aQiYeDbPtcb(IeIeIeIe)Ptcb [6/2.5]
Trg:1 Def-1                  PV=173   Cost= 3134/470.1   SL11 {ULTRA}
100 HTK S2x25 Srax5 A2x24 Dcax4 Dbx1 ?ax1 Ptcbx5 Mgx5 Hx1 (CICi)x1 (Ita)x1 Yex1 Zcax1
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And this was a potential WP Assault BB design
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Possible Assault BB-class BB     AM1 WJ1       16-XOb           100 HS/48 TS
[5] S2x20A2x16HQeQeQeSrax5(Ita)(IeIeIe)(IeIeIe)(IeIeIe)(IeIeIe)Ya?da(ATCa)x2 
    DbDbZcaEpbx3M1FcbQeDbDb?a(IeIeIe)Fcb [6/2.5]
Trg:2 Def-1                  PV=156   Cost= 2819/422.9   SL10 {ULTRA}
78 HTK S2x20 Srax5 A2x16 Dbx4 ?ax1 ?dax1 Fcbx2 Epbx3 Hx1 (ATCa)x2 (Ita)x1 Yax1 Zcax1
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Re: Introduction to the Starfire Unit Designs forum!

PostPosted: Mon 11 May 2020 20:18
by Zume
Starfire 3rd edition revised

Fleet Train Freighter
FT6 Atmospheric Capability 6 XO racks 60 Hull Spaces Tech Level 6
(3)(S0x3)(Aix3)HBi(Hx6)Bi(Hx6)Tf(Hx12)(BbL)(BbL)(BbL)(IcIc)(IcIc)(IcIc)(Lh)Dc(IcIc)Q(4)
20 Regular Crew Points up to 30 Personnel Points Trg: 1 Cost = 469mc/35.2mc
HTK 48 S0 x 3 Ai x 3 Dc x 1 Tf x 1
Typical small craft loadout is 3 shuttles and 6 AFSC. Alternate loadout is 9 shuttles for rear area duties.

Inspired by the merchant aircraft carriers used by the British in World War 2. The anti-fighter small craft would be used by races unable to use regular strikefighters. Other races would use AFSC as an inexpensive alternative to strikefighters when the primary role would just be for defense.