Re: [FT]Stupid graphic tricks Re:[GZG] [FT] NAC campaign setup
From: Zoe and Carmen Brain <aebrain@w...>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 13:51:31 +1000
Subject: Re: [FT]Stupid graphic tricks Re:[GZG] [FT] NAC campaign setup
>>Oh, quick question: these still exclude class M? Forgive me for not
being able to tell just by looking.
> Anything not on the map belongs to the AE and/or OU :-)
The main reason for "the OU claims all the useless M type stars" is so
that no-one would get sneaky and start making secret naval bases "off
map" in out-of-the-way places. They *all* get visited by OU patrol
vessels, putting out navigational, SAR and R&D satellites and such like.
A naval base can be constructed, the OU hasn't got the resources to
interfere, but it won't be a secret.
And if Side A's Naval Base gets constructed, usually the OU will offer
some anti-pirate and security patrols in Side B's hinterland, so side B
can come and beat up on it with the forces so released.
The OU can't stop anyone grabbing any of its claimed territory : but
they can and do make the costs outweigh the benefits.
But essentially it's a Plot Device to simplify the map, and provide PSB
for why the M class stars aren't included.
Zoe & Carmen Brain
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