Designing ships for B5 using Imperial Supply rules

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Designing ships for B5 using Imperial Supply rules

Postby Allensh » Thu Oct 09, 2003 11:04 pm

I would like to create some new ships for my Babylon 5 campaign. I purchased the Dragonstar Imperial Supply book and would like to know what tweaks may have been made to that system to produce the ships for B5. One thing I have noticed is that B5 ships seem to have higher defence values, since they don't seem to take the automatic -5 Dex adjustment (and they usually have Agility scores). Also, DR seems to be about double of hardness. Any advice on this would be helpful :) Thanks.


Postby Guest » Fri Oct 10, 2003 7:31 pm

Isn't Dragonstar a different game made by a different company?
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Postby KDLadage » Fri Oct 10, 2003 8:06 pm

Anonymous wrote:Isn't Dragonstar a different game made by a different company?
Yes it is.

And your point would be...?
"It really doesn't matter what I think. In the end, I'm just one of a million insignificant cogs, and the machine is going to do what it meant to do. No matter what."
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Postby Judge Walker » Fri Oct 10, 2003 10:20 pm

From what I understand the ship system in B5 is directly based on that of Dragonstar.
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Postby DKeith2011 » Sat Oct 11, 2003 3:52 am

It is, but Bruce is on record in these forums as saying that the ship designs are generaly done on a "that-sounds-good" basis.

A few key ships were evidently carefully converted from other sources (probably Babylon 5 Wars) and the others compared to it until the "that-sounds-good" point was found.

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