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junior
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:22 pm    Post subject: Re: BoM Reply with quote

Hod K'el wrote:
Okay, I gotta ask...if BoM is a superset of FC, then why is it considered 'separate'? I ask because I was thinking that BoM was a detail oriented addition to FC so if you wanted to play details, you could...but you do not HAVE to play details...you could just play standard FC rules and ignore BoM rules. Where am I screwed up in my thinking?


The intended purpose of BoM is to allow Starfleet Battles players to adapt the options from that game that they're familiar with to 'FedCom-style' rules that will allow them to use those options in the more streamlined FedCom playstyle.

That's why they're seperate.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Semantics, mostly. If BoM is part of Federation Commander, then they become "optional rules" within Federation Commander, which is something Steve has tried very hard to avoid. If BoM is separate from Federation Commander (even while being based on it), then it is effectively a "different system" (or at most an adjunct), but is not optional rules for Federation Commander.

(And by saying "Semantics", I am not trivializing or dismissing the distinction. It is an important distinction, but it is gained by using semantics.)
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