Fringe Space Questions

5150 Star Army, Star Navy, Fighter Command, New Beginnings and even CR3 if you're playing it as a Sci-Fi set.

Fringe Space Questions

Postby Mehman » Sat May 06, 2017 7:08 pm

Right then, it's question time again. Everyone ready? Make sure your trays and chairs are in the upright position and thank you for flying Air-Meh. We'll be on our way when the pilot is cleared for take off.

I've been eyeing Fringe Space for a while now and I think it's time to finally pull the trigger and get it. There are a few questions I've got before it gets ordered. (What am I saying? Of course I'll still get it :lol: !) Remember, there are no right or wrong answers but you can be incorrect. Here goes:

1. The idea of salvaging ship wrecks, mining asteroids, and being a space merchant all appeal to me greatly. Reading the blurb on the THW website, it seems you can do the first thing but what about the other two? Being a space merchant makes sense but what about space mining? People need water, metal, and other minerals when living in either far-off areas, bustling skyscraper planets, or exhausted rocks in space. Also, mining is nifty and will allow me to feel like a prospector without having to wear overalls and/or a wide-brimmed hat.

2. Can you build your own spaceships to zoom about the galaxy or will I need to buy Star Navy or some other ruleset and then meld them together?

3. Is Fringe Space usable with Star Navy, Star Army, Star Marine, Star Private Military Contractor*, and Urban Renewal?

4. How are you today? I hope your day is going well and I hope it gets better if it's not going as planned.

Anyway, I think that's it. Thanks for any help you can give, dear reader.

* This, of course, isn't a THW title... yet. Don't give me an excuse to make it or badger Ed into making it.
User avatar
Mehman
Rep 4
Rep 4
 
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:33 pm
Location: East Texas, USA

Re: Fringe Space Questions

Postby THW » Sat May 06, 2017 8:58 pm

Right then, it's question time again. Everyone ready? Make sure your trays and chairs are in the upright position and thank you for flying Air-Meh. We'll be on our way when the pilot is cleared for take off.

I've been eyeing Fringe Space for a while now and I think it's time to finally pull the trigger and get it. There are a few questions I've got before it gets ordered. (What am I saying? Of course I'll still get it !) Remember, there are no right or wrong answers but you can be incorrect. Here goes:

1. The idea of salvaging ship wrecks, mining asteroids, and being a space merchant all appeal to me greatly. Reading the blurb on the THW website, it seems you can do the first thing but what about the other two? Being a space merchant makes sense but what about space mining? People need water, metal, and other minerals when living in either far-off areas, bustling skyscraper planets, or exhausted rocks in space. Also, mining is nifty and will allow me to feel like a prospector without having to wear overalls and/or a wide-brimmed hat.

Yes. You can do that but you’d have to figure a way to do the actual mining if you want to do actual mining. Steal this form Edd’s Pub.
WANT SOME OF THOSE RICHES?
Like we said, the Dwarven Mines have riches to entice people to face the danger. Want some of those riches? Here’s how we do it:
• Complete an Explore Encounter (page 20) in the Dwarven Mines. That’s 3 + 1/2d6 PEFs in the Dwarven Mines area. At the end of a successful Explore Encounter – you achieved your objective (page 20) – you have established a Mine.
• Play a Defend Encounter (page 20). At the end of each successful Defend Encounter – you achieved your objective (page 20) – you can dig for riches.
• Each of your Band members rolls 1d6.
• If a 6 is scored, it has found 1d6 Riches.
• The maximum Riches a Character can carry is equal to twice its Rep.
• Any Riches that cannot be carried are lost.
Example – Sir Billy Pink has led a Band to the Dwarven Mines and has completed an explore Encounter. They have now constructed a Mine.
They have a defend Encounter and after being successful they can start digging for riches. Billy, Quan, and Arthur each roll 1d6 and score a 3, 4 and 6. The 6 means they have found something so I roll 1d6 and score a 5. They have found 5 riches.
After a long while the Band has accumulated 26 Riches.
Sir Billy Pink (Rep 5), Quan (Rep 4), and Arthur (Rep 4) can carry 10, 8, and 8 Riches respectively. On the way to cash out, Arthur is killed and the 8 Riches lost. If Billy or Quan were not carrying their maximum load of Riches, they could have recovered the Riches lost by Arthur.
.


2. Can you build your own spaceships to zoom about the galaxy or will I need to buy Star Navy or some other ruleset and then meld them together? Ships are included in Fringe Space as well as spaceship combat, my favorite version as it plays fast, just like it would in reality..

3. Is Fringe Space usable with Star Navy, Star Army, Star Marine, Star Private Military Contractor*, and Urban Renewal? They all work together. Of course you may have to tweak a few things but it’s easy enough

4. How are you today? I hope your day is going well and I hope it gets better if it's not going as planned. It’s always good, I'm lucky. Watching the Kentucky Derby and working between races..

Anyway, I think that's it. Thanks for any help you can give, dear reader.

* This, of course, isn't a THW title... yet. Don't give me an excuse to make it or badger Ed into making it. In the works. Send me what you want to see in it as we do have some ideas.
User avatar
THW
Rep 8 - *THE* Ed
Rep 8 - *THE* Ed
 
Posts: 4379
Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:08 am
Location: New Braunfels TX

Re: Fringe Space Questions

Postby Mehman » Sun May 07, 2017 11:42 pm

That all sounds perfect, Ed! Also, thanks for the excerpt from Edd's Pub on mining. Looks like that's on the shopping list, too. I look forward to buying Fringe Space later this month - along with numerous other titles as I've been busy lately with this PA game I'm still making. Grr...

Anyway, thanks again for answering my questions. It means a lot that the big guy in charge cares enough to do that.
User avatar
Mehman
Rep 4
Rep 4
 
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:33 pm
Location: East Texas, USA

Re: Fringe Space Questions

Postby Mehman » Wed May 10, 2017 6:58 pm

Email sent, Ed.
User avatar
Mehman
Rep 4
Rep 4
 
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:33 pm
Location: East Texas, USA


Return to Sci-Fi

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest