Friday, May 23, 2008

Proposal: Spacecraft Equipment

Passed 7-0.  Example is added.—Rodlen

Adminned at 25 May 2008 09:51:18 UTC

If the Proposal titled “Let’s make our way off this silly planet (Spacecraft)” failed, this Proposal does nothing.

Add the following text after the sentence “A positive integer that cannot exceed the ‘Size’ property of the Spacecraft.” in the rule Spacecraft:

Remaining Space: Size - Crew Capacity - Equipment Sizes.  Can’t go below 0.
Power: Combination of the power values of all weapons on the Spacecraft.
Armor: Combination of the armor values of all armor on the Spacecraft.
Speed: Combination of the speed values of all propulsion on the Spacecraft, divided by the Spacecraft’s size.

Create a new sub-rule of Spacecraft titled Equipment:

Spacecraft Equipment(SE) is a kind of item that can be put on a Spacecraft.  Spacecraft Equipment is tracked on the Spacecraft Register wiki page.  Spacecraft Equipment can be added to a spacecraft, if there is enough room.  All SE has a size statistic, which must be a positive integer.  A piece of SE can be on a spacecraft if the Remaining Space of that spacecraft is equal to or larger than the size of the equipment.  Spacecraft equipment comes in three types:

*Weapons: Also have a power stat.  Power can’t go below 1.
*Armor: Has an armor stat that can’t go below 1.
*Propulsion: Has a speed stat that can’t go below 10.

All SE may also have some flavor text.

If at least half of the For votes for this proposal include the text “example”, then create the following pieces of Spacecraft Equipment:

*Light Defence Laser (weapon): Size 1, Power 1
A weak weapon, used as a last resort by most.

*Bargain Armor (armor): Size 1, Armor 1
Gained for a really, really low price.  Wow.

*Orbitus XVI Thrusters (propulsion): Size 70, Speed 1000
Custom-made thrusters for the Orbitus XVI.  Very powerful, but they still only move the Orbitus slightly.

Add all three items to the DDA Mothership, if it exists.

If half or more of the for votes include the text “Power to the Commander!” then create the following dynastic rule, titled Commander Powers:

The DDA Commander may create planar entities, spacecraft equipment, and spacecraft at any time.



23-05-2008 14:42:59 UTC

for example
Nice additions to the spacecrafts.


23-05-2008 14:50:29 UTC

Basic framework for combat.  Still needs the crew to be attached, and then I’ll start the combat system.

arthexis: he/him

23-05-2008 15:34:55 UTC


arthexis: he/him

23-05-2008 15:45:09 UTC

Forgot the votes with text:

for Power to the Commander!


23-05-2008 16:33:26 UTC

for Example Power to the Commander!


23-05-2008 17:39:44 UTC

for example; Power to the Commander

Thanks for saving me the pains of fleshing this out. Sorry that your stuck making stuff for that rubbish mothership name though - I wasn’t feeling too imaginative at the time…

I always imagined that players could be on spacecraft and add bonuses to the spacecraft’s capabilities - it would be nice to see this worked ito any ‘Crew’ rules you might make in the future.

Now I’m off to find something else to propose that will require extreme degrees of extension and redefinition to be at all meaningful! Oo-rah!


23-05-2008 17:47:53 UTC

This is second part in the four-proposal (hopefully) space combat section:

Spacecraft - Equipment - Crew, Players, and Control - Combat

Amnistar: he/him

23-05-2008 21:32:13 UTC

imperial Example.

Not doing the commander one, because it’s got huge potential for a mistake to be made…because the Commander can’t edit the devices once he adds them can he? so if he puts in a loophole on accident that’s it.


23-05-2008 21:58:18 UTC

There is nothing so far that can have a real loophole in my list.

Darknight: he/him

24-05-2008 00:27:24 UTC

for example

I’m with amnistar about the commander part


24-05-2008 01:46:23 UTC

The commander part does not include tech, it just includes:

Planar entities (names)

Spacecraft (sets of statistics, no special abilities)

Spacecraft Equipment (sets of statistics, no special abilities)

I don’t see anything there that can be used to create a big loophole.


24-05-2008 03:30:04 UTC

for example


24-05-2008 17:46:49 UTC

We may want to give spacecraft equipment and spacecraft special abilities later, and we may want to let Planar Entities have special abilities that automatically activate or that can be activated by a DDA member later on as well.  There is so much possibility with what we have right now.


24-05-2008 17:47:34 UTC

We could make it to where DDA members summon certain planar entities and can use their abilities alongside their tech.