History TabletopGame / Starfire

9th May '17 6:40:25 PM justanid
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17th Mar '17 1:21:47 AM drakensis
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-->-- Howard Anderson, ''In Death Ground''

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-->-- Howard Anderson, ''In Death Ground''
''Crusade''
7th Jan '17 4:07:32 PM nombretomado
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Building ships and fighting between individual ships was originally designed to be almost painfully simple, so that the players could focus on fleet tactics. As the game evolved, however, the rules grew more complex, until players needed to keep track of almost as much information per ship as in ''StarFleetBattles''. (Which, coincidentally, was originally written by the same author).

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Building ships and fighting between individual ships was originally designed to be almost painfully simple, so that the players could focus on fleet tactics. As the game evolved, however, the rules grew more complex, until players needed to keep track of almost as much information per ship as in ''StarFleetBattles''.''TabletopGame/StarFleetBattles''. (Which, coincidentally, was originally written by the same author).
31st Jul '16 2:06:36 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 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.

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Not to be confused with the DCComics Creator/DCComics character. (For that, see the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''.) Also bears no relation to the 1980 coin-op 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.
30th Jul '16 1:01:23 PM nombretomado
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Of particular interest is the fact that DavidWeber, author of the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series of SF novels, became a contributor to the game starting with the ''Starfire III: Empires'' supplement of the 1st Edition. Some of Weber's online comments about the game, and his involvement with it, can be found [[http://infodump.thefifthimperium.com/series/Starfire/ here]] (the black text on that page is an expandable link container). Weber later teamed up with Steve White to write '''novels''' set in the ''Starfire'' universe, of which 6 have been published so far:

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Of particular interest is the fact that DavidWeber, Creator/DavidWeber, author of the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series of SF novels, became a contributor to the game starting with the ''Starfire III: Empires'' supplement of the 1st Edition. Some of Weber's online comments about the game, and his involvement with it, can be found [[http://infodump.thefifthimperium.com/series/Starfire/ here]] (the black text on that page is an expandable link container). Weber later teamed up with Steve White to write '''novels''' set in the ''Starfire'' universe, of which 6 have been published so far:
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]].
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