History YMMV / StarFleetBattles

25th Nov '14 3:41:29 PM Ravenhull
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* DoorStopper: The master rulebook, with all the rules in it, is almost 2 inches thick. A running joke in the community is 'Never show the newbie the rulebook.' That said, it's highly organized, and covers just about any interaction that might come up in the game.
29th Dec '13 12:05:15 PM AbacusWizard
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** [[http://web.archive.org/web/20041017034814/http://www.smileylich.com/sfb/ssd/rom-scim.gif It's real, all right]], though it's anyone's guess whether it's ever actually been used in a game.

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** [[http://web.archive.org/web/20041017034814/http://www.smileylich.com/sfb/ssd/rom-scim.gif It's real, all right]], though fan-made, and it's anyone's guess whether it's ever actually been used in a game.
29th Dec '13 12:04:41 PM AbacusWizard
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** [[http://web.archive.org/web/20041017034814/http://www.smileylich.com/sfb/ssd/rom-scim.gif It's real, all right]], though it's anyone's guess whether it's ever actually been used in a game.
17th Nov '13 1:07:29 AM zequist
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* BigNameFan: Walter Mizia and Ken Kaufman. Both of them codified very successful SFB tactics in the early 80s - the Mizia Effect and the Kaufman Retrograde - that not only bear their names, but are still used by high-level SFB players to this day.
9th Apr '13 2:34:40 PM tracer
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* PoesLaw: It's hard to tell if [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GFy3LyGBprI/T_QVLZwYjlI/AAAAAAAAAdI/sSRO8uP5_M8/s1600/Starfleet_Battles.jpg this SSD]] is real or a parody.
27th May '12 8:41:58 PM nombretomado
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* SerialNumbersFiledOff: The original design for the Federation New Light Cruiser had the warp engines below the saucer, suspended by a boom that crossed over the top of the ship. [[StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Sound familiar?]] When Paramount threatened a copyright infringement suit over this clear imitation of the ''Reliant'' design, they quickly changed the pictures for the NCL to show its warp engines sticking out ''above'' the saucer, and no boom.
** When they first appeared, the Klingon X-Ship battlecruisers had ''photon'' torpedo launchers in their nose and tail. No other Klingon ship before or since has ever mounted a photon torpedo launcher. Why this weapon? Because the K't'inga-class Klingon warships shown at the opening of StarTrekTheMotionPicture were shown firing photon torpedoes from their nose and tail. Subsequent editions replaced the photon torpedo launchers with Klingon-standard disruptor bolt launchers.

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* SerialNumbersFiledOff: The original design for the Federation New Light Cruiser had the warp engines below the saucer, suspended by a boom that crossed over the top of the ship. [[StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Sound familiar?]] When Paramount threatened a copyright infringement suit over this clear imitation of the ''Reliant'' design, they quickly changed the pictures for the NCL to show its warp engines sticking out ''above'' the saucer, and no boom.
** When they first appeared, the Klingon X-Ship battlecruisers had ''photon'' torpedo launchers in their nose and tail. No other Klingon ship before or since has ever mounted a photon torpedo launcher. Why this weapon? Because the K't'inga-class Klingon warships shown at the opening of StarTrekTheMotionPicture Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture were shown firing photon torpedoes from their nose and tail. Subsequent editions replaced the photon torpedo launchers with Klingon-standard disruptor bolt launchers.
20th Apr '12 6:56:55 PM tracer
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** When they first appeared, the Klingon X-Ship battlecruisers had ''photon'' torpedo launchers in their nose and tail. No other Klingon ship before or since has ever mounted a photon torpedo launcher. Why this weapon? Because the K't'inga-class Klingon warships shown at the opening of StarTrekTheMotionPicture were shown firing photon torpedoes from their nose and tail. Subsequent editions replaced the photon torpedo launchers with Klingon-standard disruptor bolt launchers.
3rd Feb '12 4:30:22 PM tracer
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* SerialNumbersFiledOff: The original design for the Federation New Light Cruiser had the warp engines below the saucer, suspended by a boom that crossed over the top of the ship. [[StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Sound familiar?]] When Paramount threatened a copyright infringement suit over this clear imitation of the ''Reliant'' design, they quickly changed the pictures for the NCL to show its warp engines sticking out ''above'' the saucer, and no boom.
26th Nov '11 9:32:02 AM legoking831
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* CrackIsCheaper: "StarFleetBattles Basic Set"? That sounds like fun; I'll try it out. "Advanced Missions" with more rules and more ships and more scenarios? Neat! Modules with extended rules for fighters, boarding party combat, and small gunboats? More empires far beyond Federation space? Books full of dreadnoughts, battleships, fast cruisers, and still more ships for all of my favorite empires? Must have them all!
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