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Re: [FT] Campaign.

From: <twilko@o...>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 10:47:31 +1000
Subject: Re: [FT] Campaign.

Bugger! I go off the list for a year or 2 to do stuff (wedding,
honeymoon, kid, etc) come back and in the first week find someone
stealing my ideas. :)

My idea was to have the players start with 2 funds. One a development
fund that could only be spent on developing their intial economies. The
other was a buying fund that they could use to bid for planets, all
roughly equally distant from Earth, and purchase military forces. That
meant that those bidding high for good productive systems would then
have small forces and vice vercea. 

As I havent run the campagin yet (still rounding up players) I cant say
if it works well but it is a thought.

"wilko over and out"

> From: "" <>
> Subject: [FT] Campaign.
> Date: 07/10/2003 3:19:06
> To:
> Generally I'm pretty happy with Derek & Beth's "Just whose planet is
> anyway" campaign rules, but one thing that bugs me is the concept that
> everyone only has one planet to start, then you explode out across the
> stars and find other planets with functional economies.  I'd much
> start out with established territories, but the problem then becomes
> do you decide who gets what?"
> And the answer, I think, is "Bid for them."  Let's say you start out
> four players on a map with 17 stars.	Each player has a home star
> all have the *same* home star) plus a treasury with, say, 500 points. 
> Everyone writes down bids on each planet, and *regardless* of whether
> win a bid, those points are spent.  
> Depending on what you want, you can say that the winning bid for each
> planet has 100% of the planet, with an economy equal to what he bid
> the next highest bid.  For example, Islamic Fed bids 20 for Coronado,
> Alarishi Empire bids 102.  The AE spends 102 for developing the planet
> the economy runs at 82, and both the AE and IF have spent 20 points
> which they get no return.
> Or, after all bids are in, all the bidders on a particular planet
> agree to share.  In our example The AE then gets 102 from the planet
> the IF gets 20.
> Unused points can be added to the Naval Construction Fund.
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