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djdood
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pinecone - When did you start playing FC and how did you get started?
I don't want to put any sort of pressure on my 8 yr old, that'll take the fun out of it. But I did come across Cadet rules for SFB. There are a lot of 1 player scenarios that I was thinking of starting him off with, with my help, of course. Could those rules be converted to FC?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tip o' the hat to you pinecone.

I was 15 when I started playing SFB..it took until I was 39 to figure it out.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PallidaMors wrote:
I was 15 when I started playing SFB..it took until I was 39 to figure it out.

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I think I was about 13 when I started playing SFB, but I never really got the hang of the advanced rules, and to be honest I never used some of the features like special sensors and the like, as I stopped playing for a while when I was 16 or so. FC has given me the opportunity to play on the sort of (tactical but not too complicated, full of features yet fast-paced) level I want to with the same ships and in the same universe and with mostly similar gameplay as I grew to love from playing SFB when I was younger. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I started playing about two years ago, I'm not sure. I'll ask my dad if he remebers.

I got started after I had seen Klingon border in a game store. It looked quite like a simple space battle game that me and my Dad had invented not to far back (with hexes), so it caught my eye. I went home and reasearched it on Memory Alpha (a wikipedia website devoted to star trek), and found out what it was. Then I came to this website to further reasearch it, and found the First Missions rules. Me and my dad played a game with that and had fun (Note: In that game, I played the D7! I've never played the klinks since). I asked for it as a birthday present. Then I got it. Such is the story of how I got into FC.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe if playing on the team of a more experienced player (If a smart 8 year old) they could use their own ship but have a more experienced player helping them out.

I know some smart people.

Most likely though, it is not logical.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:33 pm    Post subject: 7+ Reply with quote

My seven year old son understands the ruls perfectly well. He is still working out tactics...

If you can play chess, you can play FC.

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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I first introduced my son to FC when he was 8 and he loved it. I usually give him an advantage, like I will take a Klingon F5 against a Fed CA, or some other mismatch, etc.
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My nine year old daughter has taken to FC like a duck to water.

I announce each step of the play sequence for her and she does the rest.

I think any motivated player should do just fine. If they want to play, they will learn. FC seems a lot easier than Pokemon and Magic.
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