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Offline Yskonyn

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Re: Falling Frontier - upcoming space RTS
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2021, 02:36:22 PM »
I'm currently playing High Frontier - a board game based on hard science - take a look at the map for it - https://boardgamegeek.com/image/2585121/high-frontier-third-edition a 2d representation of the solar system with "distances" shown by a mix of orbits/energy required to get there - a work of art (or science) by a real rocket scientist. What I guess I'm saying is that this stuff can be abstracted to a large degree whilst still remaining realistic, at least in game terms.
I'll be following this one.

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Re: Falling Frontier - upcoming space RTS
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Re: Falling Frontier - upcoming space RTS
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2021, 08:24:02 PM »
take a look at the map for it - https://boardgamegeek.com/image/2585121/high-frontier-third-edition

Holy mother of god...
That map must have all 150 million of those rocks in the asteroid belt on it.

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Re: Falling Frontier - upcoming space RTS
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2021, 03:52:08 AM »
I'm also very much looking forward to this one. Been in touch with the devs about it.
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Re: Falling Frontier - upcoming space RTS
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2021, 10:01:13 AM »
take a look at the map for it - https://boardgamegeek.com/image/2585121/high-frontier-third-edition

Holy mother of god...
That map must have all 150 million of those rocks in the asteroid belt on it.

The map is a peach, but what is most impressive is how it works, somehow the designer - Phil Eklund - has managed to combine a 3 dimensional system of orbits & gravity, by definition in constant movement, into a 2d static map that actually reflects that complex environment. Its really clever stuff, in fact, rocket science! Believe it or not once you've got the mechanics worked out its quite easy to use.
I love smart design in games, making the complex simple, and this is a great example.

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Re: Falling Frontier - upcoming space RTS
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2021, 08:43:45 PM »
Regarding the asteroid belt:  Maybe we should just call it 'crunchy sci-fi' rather than hard sci-fi?  Because, you know, it's hard in places...