Faceted Shields for Starmada Nova SFU

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Faceted Shields for Starmada Nova SFU

Postby werdegast » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:51 am

Has anyone developed faceted shields for Starmada Nova SFU or will it be in a future release?
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Re: Faceted Shields for Starmada Nova SFU

Postby madpax » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:05 am

Officially, faceted shields are translated as armor combined with directionnal defenses FF in Nova.
One point of facet being now one point of armor.

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Re: Faceted Shields for Starmada Nova SFU

Postby werdegast » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:47 pm

Starmada Nova SFU (Star Fleet Universe) ships do not have armor. (Klingon Armada p.36)

Sorry if I was unclear on what setting I was talking about.

(Maybe SFU could have a separate sub-forum?)

I may not understand faceted shields correctly. Do they function like shields 1,2,3,4,5,6 in Star Fleet Battles or Federation Commander? Would directional shields be a more accurate term for what I am thinking about?

Could someone post the faceted shield rules? I already spent $60.00, well $59.10, for Starmada Nova and the SFU books and do not have Starmada AE.

It seems odd that a ship will loose all shields before suffering hull or internal damage.

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Re: Faceted Shields for Starmada Nova SFU

Postby cricket » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:08 pm

While I would appreciate people asking before posting content directly from the rulebooks regardless, it becomes more problematic when doing so from the SFU books, since strictly speaking they are ADB's IP, and not MJ12's.

The closest we have gotten to faceted shielding in the SFU Nova books is Directional Shielding (Distant Armada, p.11).
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Re: Faceted Shields for Starmada Nova SFU

Postby werdegast » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:57 pm

cricket wrote:While I would appreciate people asking before posting content directly from the rulebooks regardless, it becomes more problematic when doing so from the SFU books, since strictly speaking they are ADB's IP, and not MJ12's.

The closest we have gotten to faceted shielding in the SFU Nova books is Directional Shielding (Distant Armada, p.11).


Sorry. :oops:

ADB is very aggressive concerning IP threats.

I will double the shield sections from 3 to 6 to account for the 6 sides and see how the stock numbers work in play. (3 sections of 5 will become 6 sections of 5) The values may need to be adjusted up or down a little.
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Re: Faceted Shields for Starmada Nova SFU

Postby BeowulfJB » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:33 am

Couldn't players just do what players did in S:AE?
:idea: Designate one shield facing as the strongest one. It will always have a shield level one stronger, the two sjield facings beside it would be as written on the ship's SSD, and the other three would be one level weaker. If done this way, would there be no change to a ship's cost, the owner would need to keep track.
What does everyone else think?
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Re: Faceted Shields for Starmada Nova SFU

Postby werdegast » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:32 pm

BeowulfJB wrote:Couldn't players just do what players did in S:AE? designate one shield as the strongest one. It will always have a a level one stronger, the two beside it would be as written on the ship's SSD, and the other three would be one weaker. If done this way, would there be no change to a ship's cost, the owner would need to keep track.
What does everyone else think?


That looks good.

I purchased Romulan Armada AE from e23 and it is beginning to look like I should have gone for AE instead of Nova
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Re: Faceted Shields for Starmada Nova SFU

Postby OldnGrey » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:39 pm

Or use Nova like this and mark off a line instead of the normal number of single shield boxes as per the core rules. :D

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Re: Faceted Shields for Starmada Nova SFU

Postby werdegast » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:18 pm

Intriguing. But wouldn't that still result in the same level of shielding all around. My need is to have shields fail independently. It looks like importing the faceted rules from AE is my best shot.
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Re: Faceted Shields for Starmada Nova SFU

Postby OldnGrey » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:37 pm

No, that was perhaps a bad example as the class has minimal shielding (all facets except aft have shield value 6). Each facet can have its' own level of shielding (Nova shield value). The way I play it is that all facets either lose or repair levels at the same time.

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