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"Starchase" rule book and discussion


The rule book is available on Meetpoint.

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;Subject: cherryhlist - starchase
;Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1993 15:15:26 +0100 (MET)
;From: Onno Meyer <Onno.Meyer@arbi.informatik.uni-oldenburg.de>
I have written the discussion about the starchase game into a rules book ready for playtesting. Toghether little over 200 lines ascii.

Do you want me to post it here?
Onno Meyer


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;From: Jo Jaquinta <jaymin@maths.tcd.ie>
;Subject: Cherryhlist/Maps, Ships and Stuff on Archive
;Date: Wed, 27 Oct 93 18:54:04 GMT
I had some general comments about Onno's starchase rules he uploaded to the archive (see, someone read them!) but I can't find the disk :-(. Anyway the gist was that I don't think Earth or the Hinder stars should figure at all in the game. They aren't really used for viable trade at any point.

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While I was at it I spend another few hours (Lesley nearly killed me) doing the map from the Compact (CMPCTMAP.GIF). Perhaps there should be an edition of the game for the Compact?

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			Jo Grant


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;Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1993 10:09:36 +0100 (MET)
;From: Onno Meyer <Onno.Meyer@arbi.informatik.uni-oldenburg.de>
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> Anyway the gist was that I don't think Earth or the Hinder stars should
> figure at all in the game. They aren't really used for viable trade at
> any point.
But Cyteen mentioned new trade relations with earth, and fifty years should be sufficent to explain this change. The main reason for including Earth was to provide a third biomass source to make a biomass monopoly by a single player less likely.
> (CMPCTMAP.GIF). Perhaps there should be an edition of the game for
> the Compact?

We don't have that much knowledge about the compact economy, and if
every player gets a race it would be really unbalanced. A Compact
game could be more a single-ship game, Hani merchanters competing
for trade routes, not players ruling stations.


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;Date: Mon, 1 Nov 93 10:12:58 EST
;From: Jo_Grant.LOTUSINT.LOTUS@CRD.lotus.com
;Subject: Cherryhlist/Star Chasing -- across the universe...
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> But Cyteen mentioned new trade relations with earth, and fifty years 
> should be sufficent to explain this change.
I think this was probably just a sort of token gesture. The only think they really want from Earth is the genetic samples. (Game balance argument accepted, though)
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> We don't have that much knowledge about the compact economy
We don't have that much more about Union-Alliance. I was looking forward to playing the methane breathers! Roll a dice every turn to see which way they went. Maybe their "victory conditions" change each turn?
> A Compact
> game could be more a single-ship game, Hani merchanters competing
> for trade routes, not players ruling stations.
Sounds good to me. Seth, you interested? Sounds up your alley?
				Jo

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