Saturday, July 21, 2018

Upgrading the StarCluster 4 line - Part Deux

All done! I had a little hiccup on a template tree problem that affected 6 of the nine existing SC4 games, but decided to handle it as errata rather than having a second update. The errata will be fixed with any other changes, next revision. The problem lay with the Server Tree, which is a basic Template Tree included in Free, Zero Stage, The Necklace, Cold Space, FTL Now, and Out of the Ruins. Sweet Chariot includes the new Server Tree, and both Sabre & World and Dark Orbital do not have that Server Tree.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Upgrading all the StarCluster 4 Line

I have updated all my StarCluster 4 games to the new Wavefront Empire standard. Unfortunately, I have only got Lulu updated! Tomorrow I have to update RPGNow/DTRPG and Precis Intermedia. Everyone should get free upgrade notifications! This is for StarCluster 4 games only: SC4 Free, SC4 - Zero Stage, SC4 - The Necklace, SC4 - Dark Orbital, SC4 - Cold Space, SC4 - FTLNow, SC4 - Sweet Chariot, SC4 - Out of the Ruins, and SC4 - Sabre & World. If you bought one of these in pdf, look for the upgrade notice!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

A late addition to StarCluster 4 - Wavefront Empire

I always intended to set up a set of duelling rules for Wavefront Empire - it's a perfect duelling culture! - but I kept getting distracted. Today I put the ideas I had in the back of my brain together and came up with the following. Initially, I was going to make all kinds of maneuvers with a result matrix, but I realized that the rules were really complete on one page. I may still do the full on version for the Combat Toolbox, but this will certainly suffice for Wavefront Empire. :D

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wavefront Empire Out to Beta Testers

I've sent Wavefront Empire out to beta testers, and already have some excellent feedback! I am just delighted!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Merchanters & Stationers Now Available for StarCluster 4 Free

I started - and finished - adapting Merchanters & Stationers from StarCluster 3 to StarCluster 4. M&S is my C. J.Cherryh-ish free supplement for StarCluster 4 Free. You can get StarCluster 4 Free from DTRPG or Precis Intermedia or RPGNow in pdf, and from Lulu in print at cost. M&S is available only from me. Email me at clashUNDERSCOREbowleyATyahooDOTcom and ask me for it, and I'll send the pdf right back to you. I get nothing out of this but the joy of someone playing the game!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Wavefront Empire is Complete... But Not Finished!

StarCluster 4 - Wavefront Empire is complete. I have sent it out for reaction to the other authors. Once they have commented, It will be alpha tested, then beta tested. Once all comments are in and acted upon, it will be released. Then you can ignore it knowing it went through all the steps! :D

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Vambrace Temporal Shield for Wavefront Empire

Just finished this - one of the key bits of technology in the Wavefront Empire! :D