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Old March 15th, 2004, 06:45 PM
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For PP:E, you can upscale in part by changing the meaning of a mass unit. Make it smaller, you get more hull boxes, etc. Make the turn shorter. Leave other things more or less alone.

The real nastiness is the D6 mechanics don't allow a lot of space for DRMs (Die Roll Modifiers) for skills. Maybe in those cases, range band modifiers might be more effective.
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Old March 15th, 2004, 07:17 PM
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Look at it from an approximation of book 2 hits perspective.
In PP one standard laser battery (usually) inflicts 1-2 boxes of damage.
A standard laser battery can be up to 20 lasers (High Guard), which would be 20 damage rolls in book 2.
So for book 2 scale ships have 4 boxes per 100t (500t per box in PP/number of book 2 hits = 25), so 1 PC scale box per 25 tons or fraction thereof.
A single laser turret would be the equivalent to a standard laser hit and a triple turret could be a high power laser equivalent, etc.
As for the effect of skills aquick fix is to either convert the target numbers in PP to task levels (MT conversion) or double the target numbers and use skills as positive or negative modifiers.
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Old March 19th, 2004, 04:32 PM
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I have been buying up Babylon 5 Fleet Action minis these past few months. They are quite good and inexpensive (I'm paying about $5 a blister; some of which include several ships)

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Where have you been getting the Bab5 Fleet Action minis from?
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A couple of local game stores, actually. But, according to this online site: http://www.agentsofgaming.com/ofaea.htm
the minis are orderable. I was thinking of picking up some more from this site. I may in a couple of weeks, who knows.

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Old March 20th, 2004, 03:45 PM
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Sorry Thom, but you can't order them any more from AOG. If you hit the homepage link it'll take you to AOG's mainpage where they tell you that they've gone out of business and are no longer taking orders. If I remember correctly AOG lost the B5 license a couple of years ago which is what prompted them to go out of business. By the terms of their contract any B5 stuff that hadn't been sold by a certain date had to be destroyed. Which is real shame, becuase I was just getting into B5: Fleet Action at the time that this happened. There's stuff still out there though you have to hunt for it.
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