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Star Blazers Fleet Battle System

From: Gordon Peterson <gpeterson@v...>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 23:08:07 -0400
Subject: Star Blazers Fleet Battle System

Has anyone picked this up or even actually tried playing it yet?

I just bought mine a couple days ago and have to say I'm disapointed.

Did any thought of layout, design and organization get put into this
book?  The text is filled with numerous abbreviations that it's
difficult to follow.  Some terms such as "battlecraft" instead of just
saying fighters seemed confusing. 

No index.  The table of contents (with page numbers) is in the middle of
the book??!  Oh wait, I've just noticed that there is a table of
contents toward the the front that is more of a chapter overview with no
page numbers. 

No consistancy in the layout of SSDs.  It's as if ship information was
randomly scattered on the page

The inside artwork is either scanned from Roman Albums, obviously
traced, or have a disruptive more' pattern.  There are a few pieces of
original artwork that I liked, but are ruined by the print job.  Are
people still using zip-a-tone?	The cover art looks funky because all
the ships in the "fleet" have there own seperate vanishing points intead
of sharing one.  Due to their being traced from different source

Yes, I'm nitpicking.  I've been waiting for an official Yamato game for
almost twenty years and this is what I get.  Why is it that when I've
bought Jovian Chronicles, Full Thrust, Babylon Wars, Silent Death, and
Star Fleet Battles, reading the books made me want to play. Star
Blazers:FBS certainly doesn't.

If anyone has played this, please tell me it's worth it.



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