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[FT] MU sizes (was Re: various subsystems)

From: "Izenberg, Noam" <Noam.Izenberg@j...>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 09:03:38 -0400
Subject: [FT] MU sizes (was Re: various subsystems)

>>On another note:
>>Someone (Admiral Iceberg?) suggested using varying MU values
>>to denote tech differences. This seems an awesome idea. It is
>>generic, not limited to one system or another, and affects
>>all ships systems in a related way. What gradations would one
>>suggest? I might imagine 0.5 inch, 0.75 inch, 1 inch, 1.25
>>inch and 1.5 inch would give you a spread to cover everything
>>up to and including quite advanced tech. Typically, you wouldn't
>>likely see more than 1 TL difference in most scenarios... 

>Even a 0.25" MU difference is quite massive. The difference between
>0.5" MUs and 1.5" MUs, well - to quote OHMU: "Who are you trying to
>kid? [...] This is like playing World War 1 tanks against World War 2
>ones ..."

I should note that my original suggestion example varied the 1" MU to 3
for high tech (18% increase distance, 40% increase in range band area),
2 cm
for low tech (~21% decrease distance, 38% decrease in range band area).
thought the costs I associated with the MU differences were
commensurate, at
least for playtesting (I believe cost went with the square of the
difference in MU size), and I picked those just because they were
With a marked-off ribbon, you could easlily make High tech MU's 1.1" and
tech 0.9"


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