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Ponder Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2024 9:32 a.m. PST


Did a playtest for my new game, Exploding Spaceships on Saturday (2/24). The game system, The Skirmish System, was used with So Convenient for Hewing. There is a Facebook page for those rules; search by title.

So Convenient for Hewing is available Print on Demand from TMP link‌ for $24 USD. Again, search by title.

A few photos from the game below.

The Red Fleet raids a Blue system, and is met by the Blue Fleet defending. Ships are armed with Beams, or with Missiles; Beams can shoot 1 ft; missiles 3 ft. Limited ammunition for missiles. Units in this game represented divisions of ships. The clipboards are for tracking/matching ships to "black unknown" markers.

During battle the Blue Fleet lost more points of ships, but held the field. A victory for the Blue Fleet.

Photo 1 Game table before play

Photo 2 Red fleet deployed at start

Photo 3 Blue fleet deployed at start

Photo 4 As fleets close, sensors begin to ID enemy ships

Photo 5 Targets identified …

Photo 6 Battle is joined …

Photo 7 Blue heavy cruisers lost

Photo 8 Red fleet losses in the battle

Photo 9 Blue fleet losses in the battle

It was a fun game. More to come …

Ponder on,


Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2024 9:39 a.m. PST

The title led me to expect something like this:


except with a spaceship, of course.

The actual post was good, though, and makes me want to look into the game itself.

Ponder Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2024 9:47 a.m. PST


I don't follow how you got there. Not what I get when I search "So Convenient for Hewing" in Facebook.

Ponder on,


Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Feb 2024 2:55 p.m. PST

Trying to find your game on FM just leads to me a million sewing sites….

Ponder Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2024 4:42 p.m. PST


What is FM?

Ponder on,


ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Feb 2024 7:38 a.m. PST

I like the black spheres for unknown targets. Interesting game.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2024 9:17 a.m. PST

Can't suppress it any longer…

'Cap't, gravity waves!'

Scott: Absolutely!

You can also try something I saw in Full Thrust, where Jon used toy plastic golf balls painted black. The shadows in the dimples really suggest old school digital displays to me.

Sorry, Ponder, while it looks intriguing, paths to FB are lost on this curmudgeon.


Ponder Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2024 9:42 a.m. PST


A squadron action on the Schedule for Historicon, Thursday evening (7pm, IIRC).

Ponder on,


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