History TabletopGame / Starfire

26th Jun '16 12:45:58 PM dalek955
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* StrategyVersusTactics: There are two types of drives: military drives, which are very powerful and take up a small hull volume but must be periodically shut down for maintenance, and commercial drives, which are bulkier and slower but are actually faster over long distances due to their greater endurance. Most warships accept no substitutes for military drives; however, the [[BugWar Bugs]] use commercial drives for their fleets, making their ships less capable and survivable but allowing them to more easily gather and deploy the crushingly huge attritional fleets they favor.



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5th Feb '16 8:17:35 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with the DCComics character. (For that, see the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''.) Also bears no relation to the 1980 coin-op ArcadeGame ''[[http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=9758 Star Fire]]'', or to the rocket-armed [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-94_Starfire F-94C]], or to the nuclear fusion process that powers actual stars.

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Not to be confused with the DCComics character. (For that, see the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''.) Also bears no relation to the 1980 coin-op ArcadeGame UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame ''[[http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=9758 Star Fire]]'', or to the rocket-armed [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-94_Starfire F-94C]], or to the nuclear fusion process that powers actual stars.
28th Jun '15 4:55:38 PM nombretomado
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** The introduction of the SpaceFighter and fighter carrier in ''Starfire II'' was inspired by the original 1970s ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic Battlestar Galactica]]''. The 1st Edition rules example for a squadron control sheet even used the name "Blue Squadron."

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** The introduction of the SpaceFighter and fighter carrier in ''Starfire II'' was inspired by the original 1970s ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic Battlestar Galactica]]''.''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}''. The 1st Edition rules example for a squadron control sheet even used the name "Blue Squadron."
10th Nov '13 6:05:46 AM Nohbody
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** The Khanate of Orion bear a striking resemblance, both in physical appearance and mannerism, to the Kzinti from LarryNiven's KnownSpace universe.

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** The Khanate of Orion bear a striking resemblance, both in physical appearance and mannerism, to the Kzinti from LarryNiven's KnownSpace Creator/LarryNiven's Literature/KnownSpace universe.
15th Jul '13 1:34:29 AM SeptimusHeap
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* TheBattlestar: The first expansion published during the 1st Edition years, ''Starfire II'', introduced fighter carriers. Fighters are tiny, fragile, single-seat weapon platforms capable of flying faster and turning more sharply than a normal-sized starship. Their carriers mount their own weapons with which to defend themselves even if all their fighters are deployed. The Terrans, Orions[[note]][[CatFolk cat aliens]][[/note]], and Ophiuchi[[hottip:*:bird aliens]] first encountered them when they ran into the Rigellians[[note]][[BearsAreBadNews bear aliens]][[/note]].

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* TheBattlestar: The first expansion published during the 1st Edition years, ''Starfire II'', introduced fighter carriers. Fighters are tiny, fragile, single-seat weapon platforms capable of flying faster and turning more sharply than a normal-sized starship. Their carriers mount their own weapons with which to defend themselves even if all their fighters are deployed. The Terrans, Orions[[note]][[CatFolk cat aliens]][[/note]], and Ophiuchi[[hottip:*:bird aliens]] Ophiuchi[[note]]bird aliens[[/note]] first encountered them when they ran into the Rigellians[[note]][[BearsAreBadNews bear aliens]][[/note]].
21st Apr '13 6:18:38 PM NativeJovian
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* OldSchoolDogfighting: Fighters, like starships, take time (and distance) to change heading, and must always be pointed in the same direction they're moving. Since a fighter's weapons only fire in a [[FixedForwardFacingWeapon 60 degree arc to the front]], a fighter squadron will try to maneuver such that their enemy is in its firing arc but no enemy fighters have it in ''their'' firing arc.

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* OldSchoolDogfighting: OldSchoolDogfight: Fighters, like starships, take time (and distance) to change heading, and must always be pointed in the same direction they're moving. Since a fighter's weapons only fire in a [[FixedForwardFacingWeapon 60 degree arc to the front]], a fighter squadron will try to maneuver such that their enemy is in its firing arc but no enemy fighters have it in ''their'' firing arc.
5th Apr '13 2:51:55 PM tracer
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* IntelligentGerbil: The Khanate of Orion are [[CatFolk cat aliens]]. The Ophiuchi Association are bird aliens. The Rigellians are bear aliens. The Arachnids are, as might be expected, spider aliens.

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* IntelligentGerbil: The Khanate of Orion are [[CatFolk cat aliens]]. The Ophiuchi Association are bird aliens. aliens. The Rigellians are bear aliens. aliens. The Crucians are bat aliens. The Arachnids are, as might be expected, spider aliens.
5th Apr '13 2:43:51 PM tracer
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* SpaceBase: Space stations are sprawling space complexes which, due to the lack of a Drive Field, are especially vulnerable to missile fire. Base Stations, on the other hand, have the full protection of a starship's Drive Field, even though they don't go anywhere.

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* SpaceBase: Space stations are sprawling space complexes which, due to the lack of a Drive Field, are especially vulnerable to missile fire. Base Stations, Stations (a.k.a. Orbital Weapon Platforms), on the other hand, have the full protection of a starship's Drive Field, even though they don't go anywhere.
5th Apr '13 2:42:24 PM tracer
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* ReactionlessDrive: Little description is given as to how the standard Ion Drive engine works, let alone as to whether there's any exhaust coming out its tailpipe, but starships can cruise (and make any number of course changes) at 5-10% of the speed of light for weeks without refuelling.

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* ReactionlessDrive: Little description is given as to how the standard Ion Drive engine works, let alone as to whether there's any exhaust coming out its tailpipe, but starships can cruise (and make any number of course changes) at 5-10% of the speed of light for weeks without refuelling. ''The Shiva Option'' explicitly refers to it as a reactionless drive.


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* InfoDump: This ''is'' David Weber we're talking about here.
26th Mar '13 1:32:46 PM tracer
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* PlanetTerra: It ain't called the ''Terran'' Federation Navy for nothin'.
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