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barfoo November 22nd, 2015 04:18 PM

Does anybody play Intercept
 
Hi, I am curious if anyone is playing my space combat game Intercept? I get a fair amount of hits and downloads on the blog but no real indication of anyone using it much. Pencil and paper, free, need to print out some mapsheets or maybe the rulebook.
Features: Integrates well with Traveller, LBB and Moongoose especially so. Has it's own design system to automate designing (Excel but pretty robust against doing anything in error).
Double-blind referee-less hidden movement.
Ready made designs for most of the smaller Traveller ships.
Lots of rules on planet line of sight, docking, aerobraking, ramming etc that pop up a lot in roleplaying situations but is rarely covered by any ruleset.
http://vectormovement.wordpress.com

aramis November 22nd, 2015 04:28 PM

The Author is Rob Caswell - he's a noted artist and has written for Traveller. First I've heard of this, tho.

robject November 23rd, 2015 12:12 PM

Wil, I thought the author is Anders Backman? Is that a nom de plume for Caswell?


@Intercept, I like these rules:
Quote:

Originally Posted by page 3
Maneuver is performed lowest to highest [initiative] while combat is performed highest to lowest.

[...]

Ship tactics allow multiple ships with the same vector, facing and position to move as one.

I note that Battle Rider used the Fleet Tactics skill to define the largest squadron size for a side, which is a simpler mechanic than the one above, but offers similar sorts of benefits.

I see that the use of initiative breaks up the old you-go-I-go phasing of other Traveller wargames.

Travellerspud November 30th, 2015 06:38 PM

never heard of it (will check it out)


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