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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian24 Jun 2017 6:55 p.m. PST

Has anyone tried an M5 scenario based on this original series episode?

The advantage of the M5 is supposedly that it acts more rapidly, therefore it is a match for three or four ships of apparently the same size/class.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2017 8:32 p.m. PST

This one?

Dan

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alex75725 Jun 2017 2:44 a.m. PST

There are rules for super intelligent computers in Star Fleet Battles (their inclusion should surprise no one). I played with them once back in the 90s when I was into SFB.

If I remember, the M5 would allocate energy after everyone else announced their speed, always moved last during an impulse and had a bunch of positive DRMs.

Also every turn you rolled to see if something bad happened to the computer (33% chance?). If something did you rolled to see what happened ranging from "weapons offline" to "computer goes crazy and starts attacking friendlies"

thosmoss25 Jun 2017 6:29 a.m. PST

Thought you could shut them down simply by asking them to calculate pi to its last digit?

Roderick Robertson Fezian26 Jun 2017 8:44 a.m. PST

Yeah, their logic circuits weren't totally up to snuff.

"Everything I say is true. I am a liar"

<Does not Compute>…<Does not computes> Dooooeeessss nooooooooot coooooommmmmpp….>
(Smoke and explosions)

StarCruiser27 Jun 2017 6:46 a.m. PST

Actually it's:

KIRK: He lied. Everything Harry tells you is a lie. Remember that. Everything Harry tells you is a lie.

MUDD: Listen to this carefully, Norman. I am lying.

Part time gamer29 Jun 2017 3:35 p.m. PST

"The Ultimate Computer"
Great episode, even better IMO, when it was redone w/the digial re-released version.

Now IIRC, the episode R R & SC are refering to is: "I Mudd".

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 3:40 p.m. PST

The thing is not to fight as it expects you to fight.

Plus it will always be thinking of surviving while I am out to win at any cost.

Think like when Star Fleet met the Jem'hadar.

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