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# Vectored movement

From: mehawk@c... (Michael Sandy)
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 13:39:29 -0800
Subject: Vectored movement
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I have some ideas for making vector movement a little easier
to keep track of.

For starters, assign a color to each of the hex directions.  Then
to keep track of a vector.

8		 10
Red  \	       /Orange
\    /
6 Violet ___\./____ Yellow  12
/  \
/	\
Blue   /	       \ Green
4		   2
Have a bunch of colored tabs, some representing 1, 3 ,5, 10
or whatever units of each vector.  Odd numbered courses would
just have to be represented approximately in terms of the
hex grid anyway, as long as thrust is purely defined in integral
ROYGBV there isn't a problem.

1 Blue + 1 Yellow = 1 Green,  1 Y + 1 R = 1 O, etc...

This would provide a nice color cue for how fast a ship is
going in what direction.

Have a vertical toothpick as a 'course pole' and a bunch of
colored beads for each model.  Or three halved toothpicks to
beads on one pole, and transfer them to a second pole as you
moved the ship according to the beads.	Then you figure out