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Kang
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:18 pm    Post subject: Orion Questions Reply with quote

On the Battle Raider ship card (#113) the Y/Z optional weapon arming tracks are obviously supposed to be photons, but the Y/Z mounts cannot hold photons. Do I take it that the 'Y/Z' on the tracks is a misprint, and that they instead refer to 'A/B'?

Also, the ship description for the Free Traitor in Orion Attack says that it was 'indistinguishable from its peaceful cousins until it was boarded or started shooting'. I take it, though, that the ship is always known as a Free Traitor by all players, since only Q-Ships have the 'secret identity' rules. Is that right?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In SFB, the Battle Raider has five full options. However, during playtest there was much whining* about the ability of the ship to carry five photons or five Pl-F. So, the wing mounts were "nerfed" to just be secondary mounts. The original ship cards were printed prior to the ship being "nerfed". Thus, the (5L1) rule is correct, and the ship card is not. (Unless you have the PDF Orion ePack. Those ship cards were all fully updated.

For the Free Traitor, let's just leave the ship note as a "color comment" rather than an actual rule. Sure, in the SFU, it is indistinguishable from a Free Trader, but when the scenario starts the mystery has been lost somehow.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's all fair enough - thanks Mike. The explanation for the Free Traitor I found particularly enjoyable - well put! Very Happy
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