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Star Fleet Battles, anyone?

At least two people not on my friends list are interested in playing Star Fleet Battles some evening this week. Would anyone else be interested? The game naturally lends itself to an arbitrary number of players....



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Jul. 11th, 2005 10:40 pm (UTC)
I, too, haven't played in twelve years, but I could maybe be talked into it. :)
Jul. 11th, 2005 10:46 pm (UTC)
Me Me me! Can I get a cloaking device? :P
Jul. 11th, 2005 11:14 pm (UTC)
We probably won't use the Romulans in the first session, but you're certainly welcome to specialize in them. Cloaking devices and plasma torpedoes add a little bit of complexity, so it'd probably be better to introduce the Romulans in the second or third game.
Jul. 11th, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
OK, can I be the Borg then? :P :P
Jul. 11th, 2005 10:54 pm (UTC)
I've never played. Is it the kind of thing that could be both learned *and* played in an evening? (I don't have many evenings free this week, unfortunately.)

You're unfree on Sunday, no?
Jul. 11th, 2005 11:12 pm (UTC)
Out of town, alas.

The basics aren't that hard -- with some explanation, a tutorial game or two can be played in the first evening. There's a learning curve before you'll get to the point of being able to fight an experienced player with the full set of rules and equal forces, but you can learn enough to fight a basic game against another beginner in one evening, and it's easy to balance the game for player skill by adjusting the selection and number of ships involved.
Jul. 11th, 2005 11:19 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I can't help but think that given my braindeadness after work most nights and my schedule this week which will make me even less likely to be able to absorb information usefully, I may be a bit of a hinderance on the fun-level of other potential players with more experience with the game.

That said, it's certainly an intriguing concept...
Jul. 11th, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC)
Some other week, perhaps?
Jul. 12th, 2005 01:57 pm (UTC)
too bad we aren't in toronto...sean loves starfleet battles....
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