Ooooooo!!! An Honor Harrington-based scenario. I would love to see that one see the light of day.Black Knight wrote:I'm a big fan of the David Weber series. Has anyone ported his universe into the realm of VGA Planets? If not, I'm going to get started on the design contest for '07.
Have at it!Black Knight wrote:I'm a big fan of the David Weber series. Has anyone ported his universe into the realm of VGA Planets? If not, I'm going to get started on the design contest for '07.
Great - I'll look forward to seeing it!Black Knight wrote:Sounds like no one has created this kind of scenario yet. I'm calling dibs on this idea for next year's contest.
I've done several of these "full conversions" - i.e. new races/ship list/maps with prepositioned fleets (FedEmp and Klingon Civil War) - so let me offer these thoughts:Black Knight wrote:There are going to be some round peg / square hole trade-offs to be made since VGAP game mechanics don't exactly match up with Weber's.
Some things are fairly obvious that needs to be done for this to work. Like a custom map that includes places like Trevor's Star, Basilisk Station, and Manticore.
I definitely need to use an altered ship list. Any How-To docs out there for this kind of thing? Any pointers on creating an altered ship list would be appreciated.
And in the HH universe fixed wormholes are very important. I'm certain there has to be an addon or program that can handle this.
What I think would give Weber fans the closest flavor from the books would be for fleets to be prepositioned and the ship cap to have been already reached or soon to be reached when the game starts. Of course that takes away from the 'normal' VGAP game.
There are some interesting design options available if the game starts this way. For example, the SuperDreadnought from the books can be made to be vastly expensive... (i.e. not realistic to build one during the game)... but you can have several already built for you to defend your home system.
Which brings me to my question here... is there enough interest in the VGAP community to play a Honor Harrington scenario with prepositioned fleets of Havenite, Manticore, Andermani, Solarian League, etc...?
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