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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2021 9:21 a.m. PST

Greetings, I'm starting to plan an Xmas game for my nephews. Their experience is limited to D&D and a couple Kill Team games.

For people who have never played a space combat game before which do you recommend between Starmada & Full Thrust?

Thanks much.

MajorB22 Oct 2021 10:09 a.m. PST

Full Thrust definitely

cloudcaptain22 Oct 2021 10:33 a.m. PST

I found Starmada easier to pick up initally but neither were difficult to grasp.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2021 11:24 a.m. PST

2nd full thrust

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian22 Oct 2021 12:51 p.m. PST

3rd for Full Thrust.

It is free, well supported in the Fan community and ships go Boom

Thresher0122 Oct 2021 1:26 p.m. PST

Yea, FT, especially since it is free, at least for me.

I have never played, or seen Starmada, so can't comment on it.

thedrake22 Oct 2021 4:26 p.m. PST

Full Thrust.

Stryderg23 Oct 2021 8:51 a.m. PST

I'll throw my two cents in for Full Thrust as well. The turn sequence of (write your orders, everyone move, everyone shoot) tends to have everyone doing something. And if you can get players used to thinking about their next move when no one is shooting at them, it speeds things up a bit.

Play a quick game of 1v1 to walk them through the mechanics, then give them each a ship, then more and bigger ships.

Covert Walrus23 Oct 2021 6:39 p.m. PST


John Leahy23 Oct 2021 7:44 p.m. PST

Starmada. Smoother mechanics and faster play. I like FT but Starmada has much more depth, IMHO.



Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2021 10:31 a.m. PST

Never played Starmada, so I can't compare. Full Thrust is easy to teach and learn and fun to play.

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