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Old April 13th, 2009, 07:17 PM
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Default HGS & GDW ships

Just out of curiosity, has anyone bothered to use HGS (High Guard Shipyard) to stat out the GDW ships at all?

I started to use the HGS with both Traders and Gunboats, only to run into the issue that many of the ships are/were built using Book 2, but were statted out for HG's format. As a result, the files I'm compiling for my own hard drive will be built as best as possible to match the Supplement 9: Fighting Ships or Traders and Gunboats book, yet not be an absolute match for it. At one point in time, I noted that the X-boat tender of 1,000 dtons, had it been built using the High Guard system from the start, could have been built smaller and still be able to house 4 X-boats.

I just now attempted to utilze HGS to build the Donosev class ship, but found I needed to look at World Builder's Handbook for Megatraveller just to find out how many staterooms the thing had.

In any event, it is my hope to build up a library of GDW based ships taken from various sources in the various GDW books, and build them strictly according to the HGS program. I'm already finding it interesting in the sense of how one lists a Modular cutter that is 20 dtons in size, carries a single 30 dton module, and carries an extra Module of 30 dtons in the bay when the first module isn't being used. I finally hit upon the expediency of just listing it as a 80 dton craft requiring a crew of 2. (20 for the cutter itself, plus 2 x 30 for the modules.)

I'm sure I will hit other issues as time goes on. In any event, I just wondered if anyone else had done this or would be interested in the files when done. Of course, I will have to check with Marc about allowing the work to be distributed. On the other hand, considering that anyone can produce virtually the same files by doing the work themselves based on the CD's or the books themselves, I suspect that Marc might be tickled pink to have it available. I just dread having to try and create the files for those ships used in THE SPINWARD MARCHES CAMPAIGN, as I KNOW those stats are flat out badly done.
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