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The Vector Dilema

From: Sean Bayan Schoonmaker <schoon@a...>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 07:35:46 -0800
Subject: The Vector Dilema

I've got a problem with the vector movement system, which was somewhat
addressed in the B5 Wireframe system: both a thrust 2 SDN and a thrust 8
corvette can bring their guns to bear with an equal chance of success.
Granted that the corvette can do a bit extra in the maneuver department,
but estimation of enemy position can take precedence over good

I think that this is why many still favor the cinematic movement system.

So I propose this potential solution:

It takes alot more umph to push a SDN than it does a CT, so limit the
number of facings that a ship can rotate with each thrust point. Say...

Mass 0-4: Unlimited
Mass 5-16: 6 per point
Mass 17-64: 3 per point
Mass 65-256: 2 per point
Mass 257+: 1 per point

This brings maneuver more into play without violating physics.


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