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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Starship Construction #3 (Design Edge)

Design Edge

Depending on the purpose for which a ship is constructed it will have certain innate benefits and restrictions compared to ships constructed for different purposes – for example it could be a purpose-built bulk carrier, a research vessel, an aero-transport, or an interstellar warship, all of which have very different design requirements.


Select one Design Edge during construction. Apply Modifications; this does not require spending any Cpubits. The Design Edge can never change, although a starship could be re-tasked to fulfill other roles.


Design Edges Table

Design Edge   Modifications                                      Payload*    Hardpoints*

Warship       +1 Quality die-type, -3 Pace                       1           2

Research      +1 Computer die-type, +1 Hindrance(Minor)          2           0

Exploration   +1 Drive die-type, +1 Pace                         2           1

Cargo         +1 Displacement die-type, -4 Pace, +1 Hindrance    3           0

Liner         +1 Quality die-type                                3           0

Sporting      +1 Maneuver die-type                               0.5         1


*Per Displacement die-type. For example, a warship with d6 Displacement has 6 Payload, and 12 Hardpoints.


Design Edges can affect the starting Attributes of a starship. The Design Edge also affects the minimum and maximum die-type for that same Attribute. For example, if a modification indicates +1 Quality die-type, then the starting Quality (costing 100CBT) for that starship is d6, and the maximum Quality is d12+2. Conversely, a modification of -1 Quality die-tie means that the starting Quality is d4-2, and the maximum Quality die-type is d10.
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Gon (Commander of the Old Reach)

4/30/2016 11:51 PM

There is a typo when you explain the Design Edges affecting to the starting attributes. The first time you use -1 Quality die-type you want to mean +1


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JiaoshouX

5/1/2016 11:17 PM

Corrected, thanks Gonzalo : )


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Philip Larkin

5/5/2016 4:16 PM

Is it just me or is the Exploration edge clearly better than all the rest?

Generally, elsewhere in Savage Worlds, after D12 comes D12+1. See the race creation rules or the Professional Edge. You seem to be going from D12 to D12+2 with one step. Is this intentional?

Likewise I would expect D4-1 to come before D4-2


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JiaoshouX

5/9/2016 4:11 PM

Good catch Phil. You are correct it should be +1 (and -1 for the reduction from d4).

Cheers!

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