Iv'e got more questions and comments...but yes the praise for this product is well deseerved.
In 'Life on the Station' it is stated that the docking bays can hold ships of up to gargantuan size....this seems incredible especially since there are 60 docking bays...this means a Nova or Omega could dock with the station...is this correct? Was there ever a debate about what size ship can dock with the station or hard evidence from the show that the station could hold a ship of that size within its bays.
Hmmm. Yeah, that's my bad. I think I was writing that part around 3 a.m., with a little too much caffeine and nicotine in my blood, and was looking at the wrong chart (probably the Size Modifier table under 'Attack'). The correct ship size should be Medium - cargo shuttles and free traders. It would be entertaining, though, to watch a Sharlin try to fit... Lo siento.
How many decks does each sector have? Yellow Sector is clearly stated as having 1 deck.
What is on Blue Decks 25 and 26? It seems that customs might be on Deck 27 since the Central Dorridor is on the same deck as the Zocalo which is on Red 27 and 28.
What is on the decks above Buew 27,28? Are these starfury bays or are those in the docking hub? I assume that C&C is located on the outermost deck of Blue Sector or on the stations surface as its own hub? How do you access C&C...blue sector tubes with proper clearance?
What deck space do the gardens occupy? another words are they equivelent to say Deck 5 through 52 of Red Sector.
C&C does exist separately from the other decks. It's closest to Blue 1, being set right off the docking portal, and can only be accessed with proper security credentials.
Blue Sector was in fact the hardest part of the station to write. For one, it's a weird shape. For another, it's got so much enormous infrastructure running through it (docking bays, Starfury return, etc.) that it led me to bang my head on the desk more than once.
Anything above (or, more accurately, below, since the closer to the outer hull of the station the deck is, the farther down it actually is) Blue 24 is all docking facilities, Starfury return, customs and storage. In other words, once you pass Blue 24, there are no contiguous decks in the traditional sense.
The Gardens occupy almost the entirety of Green Sector, leaving room for only a few decks sandwiched between the Garden infrastructure and the infrastructure packed against the outer hull of the station.
The number of decks varies from sector to sector, as does the space between any two given decks in any given sector. As I mentioned a second ago, Blue has 24 useful decks, though there's a lot going on outside of those decks. I believe Red has a total of 45 decks, though anything past Deck 38 or 39 is considered Downbelow territory. Green only has two full decks (with a partial third containing the EarthForce office and council chambers). Brown Sector has the most decks (53 total), simply because for the majority of the sector (the industrial area), there is little or no space between the decks - the decks simply being different levels of catwalks and platforms in that very unpleasant place. Again, the outermost few decks are considered Downbelow.
Grey Sector was another hard one, in that only part of it rotates and it's got that great big spine attached to it. However, it has only 22 decks (23 if you count the redundant Grey 17). However, there are some unfinished areas of this sector that could have become additional decks.
Yellow has just the one deck as the vast majority of the sector is taken up by the station's enormous power plants. The one deck is the nerve center for overseeing all the station's power needs and is the only place in the sector with life support. Of course, it is possible to access the rest of the sector (gotta be able to go make repairs, after all).