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By Gary Carney (Nerroth) on Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 07:14 pm: Edit

In light of the new info posted in Communiqué #94 about what is to come in Captain's Log #48 and on e23 next year, could a new thread be set up to discuss what these developments might mean for FC going forward?

By Richard B. Eitzen (Rbeitzen) on Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 07:39 pm: Edit

How is that turn mode C? I would expect no better than E, preferably worse (much worse).

By Gary Carney (Nerroth) on Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 07:44 pm: Edit

I'm more surprised it isn't prevented from setting a baseline speed of 24. Sure, "power is power" in FC; but with the warp engine deficiences that ship has, it's really pushing it.

(For the record, I was referring to the non-Fralli-related news in the above file...)

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 03:26 pm: Edit

HELP: DOES ANYBODY RECOGNIZE THIS SCENARIO AS ONE WE PUBLISHED? I want to use it if we haven't but it's just so very familiar, and obviously has been edited for use, but I cannot find it in the index or any product.


A diplomat from a neutral planet has landed his damaged ship in the middle of an asteroid field. A distress call was sent for any available ships asking for assistance. The empire that rescued this diplomat would surely be able to lock in diplomatic relations with his planet, which had many valuable resources. The race was on to find his ship. The closest empires were the Federation and the Romulans. The Federation ships were better equipped to do a search-and-rescue mission in a dense asteroid field. However the Romulans made up for that with greater firepower.

By Nick Blank (Nickgb) on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 04:46 pm: Edit

I am pretty sure I saw it in a captain's log (I was looking through all my issues this weekend) but I don't know which one, maybe a recent one? I will look again after work today, if nobody else posts the answer.

By Nick Blank (Nickgb) on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 05:34 pm: Edit

Nope, I think I am just remembering Ambush in the Rocks in caplog 36.

I want back through caplog 18 and did not find Diplomacy on the Rocks.

By Douglas Saldana (Dsal) on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 05:46 pm: Edit

I recall a scenario in which Romulan and Gorn Dreadnoughts race each other to rescue ISC diplomats stranded on an asteriod in hopes of gaining the ISC as allies. I remember it being in one of the R modules. Looking at the Table of Contents documents I think it might be SH206 RACE TO OBLIVION.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 06:53 pm: Edit

Douglas, yes, but that's not this one. As it happens, both scenarios are in CL48, go figure.

By Richard B. Eitzen (Rbeitzen) on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 07:07 pm: Edit

It's not any of the scenarios in the current playtest section on the website.

By Richard B. Eitzen (Rbeitzen) on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 07:07 pm: Edit

Is it something that maybe was in a Star Fleet Times that never saw actual publication?

By Jeff Wile (Jswile) on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 09:28 pm: Edit

Richard may be on to something... back in the early 1980's there was a RPG magazine called Adventure Gaming Magazine, published by Tim Kask, (formerly with TSR) IIRC.

looking up references on google, there was an author named Rick D Stuart, who wrote a series of SFBs scenarios for the magazine (starting with issue #2 and infrequently there after, I think there were 13 issues, but I don't have a list of the scenarios published.

I also seem to remember a limited number of SFBs scenarios published in other RPG/war game magazines back in the old days (TFG era) from a number of different authors.

SVC, did you submit any scenarios to war games magazines back in the 1980s? for some reason I remember paging through one such journal, and being startled at seeing "SVC" listed as the author, and realizing that it wasn't a captains log or Nexus Magazine, but rather was a competitor journal... sorry I didn't buy it on the spot, but at the time I was in college and often the choice was spending money on gaming stuff or beer.

Sad to say, some times the Beer won.

By Richard B. Eitzen (Rbeitzen) on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 09:51 pm: Edit

No Escort, No Problem, or something like that, if my memory is correct, was published in some such magazine way back when. The VIP of gaming magazine #2, according to Goggle. Wow, surprised that worked.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 10:47 pm: Edit

I remember VIP OF GAMING.

But that's not it. This is an FC scenario no more than two years old.

By Jeff Wile (Jswile) on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 10:50 pm: Edit

That may have been it... I see it was reprinted in Update #2 as (SN21.0) and then again renumbered (SH66.0) in Module S1.

I wonder how many other "lost" scenarios are floating out "there"?!?

By Richard B. Eitzen (Rbeitzen) on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:01 pm: Edit

That's the only one I've ever heard of that wasn't in an SFU type product. For FC, I have no idea where the scenario we're searching for might be. Unless it's in a Communique.

By Shawn Hantke (Shantke) on Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 11:08 pm: Edit

Was there ever a color hybrid SFB/FC ship card/SSD posted somewhere?

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 11:58 pm: Edit

I do not understand what you are asking.

By Shawn Hantke (Shantke) on Monday, March 03, 2014 - 10:13 am: Edit

In Captain's log the were a few one page SSDs that where for SFB and FC a hybrid ship card of one ship for both games. They were black and white, was a full color one ever made and posted somewhere as an example?

By Gary Carney (Nerroth) on Friday, April 11, 2014 - 12:07 am: Edit

In light of the playtest FC Paravian and Carnivon material in CL48, should there be a "lost empires" discussion thread set up here to review the new material?

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 03:30 pm: Edit

Communique 102


By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 05:28 pm: Edit

Communique #105 has been posted.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 05:29 pm: Edit


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