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TheGaffer Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2017 8:56 a.m. PST

We'll be running FT-L scenarios at Historicon. There will likely be a few pick up games as well. Check the notice board outside the WNGA room.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2017 1:10 p.m. PST

*sniff* Stuck here; same ol', whenever I have ships out, 'Oh, yeah, Full Thrust. Played the hell out of it in the day. Have to try it again…'

I lift my goblet high to fleets burning noiselessly in the ether!

Doug

Personal logo PatrickWR Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2017 3:39 p.m. PST

How does FT-L compare to regular Full Thrust? I've played Full Thrust Cross Dimensions… how does it compare to that fan produced Ruleset?

TheGaffer Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 4:14 a.m. PST

Not familiar with Cross Dimension. FT-L is a stripped down version of the game. Cinematic movement only and the ships are very brittle (low hull points). It's a good system for conventions because it's off the shelf, written for beginners and after about the second turn the players have it down so it is easy to GM.

We can get six players finished in about an hour and a half.

Personal logo PatrickWR Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 7:19 a.m. PST

FT-L does indeed sound ideal. Hope you have fun with it.

FT Cross Dimensions is basically an attempt to reorganize and clarify the main rulebook. So all the content is there, just reorganized in an improved layout for better comprehension. It's a big improvement over the commercial release. Check it out: PDF link (PDF)

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 5:32 p.m. PST

And, I think even Hugh considers Project Continuum is an extension of that noble effort.

link

Not that I agree with ALL of it. ;->=

FT-Light is a German fan-produced product, which I think is the same thing, though a lot of folk on the GZG listserv HATE calling it 'Lite'. 'That's what you call obnoxious beer…'

PDF link

Also available through the GZG store downloads, though I think a slightly older version.

Doug

TheGaffer Supporting Member of TMP19 Jul 2017 1:17 p.m. PST

The Historicon games went well. A good time was had by all. Thanks to those who stopped by and took some pics. Feel free to post them, I neglected to take any.

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