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I have a concrete idea for a OYW-based SRPG! (advice wanted)

Post by Mwulf » Mon May 07, 2007 9:58 pm

A little over one month ago, I created a thread stating that I had a "vague idea for an SRPG".

A lot of stuff sprang up from that, culminating in the genesis of the Mecha Gaming Forum, a place dedicated to hosting the SRPG. A lot of discussion and a bit of playtesting later, I finally determined a solid set of rules for the SRPG to abide by.

Sign-up for the RPG is now open at the MGF forum, but I realize that some of you don't want to be bothered with another forum (I know, it can be a hassle sometimes). To that end, I've decided to post the rules I created here, and get as much advice/feedback as possible.

I like to think I've created something kind of cool--but I'm not the person who can judge.

Welcome to Universal Century 0079: Total War. UCTW is a forum-based online strategy game that attempts to mesh the depth of gameplay found in a strategy game with the interactivity found in multiplayer gaming.

The One Year War:
The year is 0079 of the Universal Century. Mankind has established numerous clusters of giant, cylindrical space colonies at specific points in the Earth Sphere where the gravitational forces of Earth and the Moon negate each other. These colony clusters are called "Sides".

On January 3rd, U.C. 0079, at 7:20AM Standard Time, the Republic of Zeon, located at Side 3, the side furthest away from Earth, declared war on the Earth Federation. After having being oppressed economically and socially by the Earth Federation for decades, the space colonists (who comprised over 70% of the total human population) sought independence. The only autonomous government to emerge was the Republic of Zeon, at Side 3. On January 3rd, Zeon launched a sudden blitzkrieg attack against the Earth Federation's Space Force, intending to liberate all of the colonies from the tyranny of the Earth Federation's "Absolute Democracy". It was the intention of Zeon to annihilate the Earth Federation Military and end the war within one week.

However, the combat operation lasted longer than anyone in the Republic had thought possible. The Earth Federation resisted and Zeon, lacking the monetary resources for a protracted conflict, began the indiscriminate use of biological weapons. The Earth Federation countered by using nuclear weapons against the colonists, and within one month the respective populations of both the Earth and Space Colonies were reduced by half.

In the Battle of Loum, on January 15, UC 0079, Zeon sought to bring a quick end to the war by dropping several colonies on Earth. Rather than sacrifice their own colonies, Zeon attempted to take-over several colonies in the Earth Federation's province of Loum. The Earth Federation's 1st Combined Fleet intervened, however, and Zeon's much smaller fleet seemed to be doomed. It was at this battle that Zeon first introduced the newest weapon of war to the world--the mobile suit. These highly maneuverable, humanoid mecha were able to take advantage of the unique minovsky-particle physics and were able to annihilate 80% of the 1st Combined Fleet.

After the battle of Loum, Zeon sought a treaty with the broken Earth Federation. Having routed the Earth Federation fleet at Loum, it seemed that the Federation had no alternative but to agree to end the war. However, General Revil--the commander of the 1st Combined Fleet who had been captured by Zeon at the battle of Loum and later rescued--spoke to the Federation's General Assembly, declaring that Zeon was exhausted, and lacked the resources for a prolonged fight. Roused by Revil's speech, the Earth Federation resumed the war with renewed vigor.

The massive scale of destruction in the opening weeks of the war were so great that Zeon and the Earth Federation agreed to abide by the "Antarctic Treaty"--banning the use of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons in war.

The Antarctic Treaty has been signed. The Earth Federation has superior resources than Zeon, but Zeon has better technology--and only Zeon can produce the new knights of the battlefield: mobile suits. To win the war Zeon will need to capture as many sources of raw materials as possible. Zeon's 1st Fleet has moved into a position to launch an attack on the Moon, and secure the mining facilities on the surface, but the EFSF 1st Fleet has moved to defend the Moon.

To win the war Zeon will need to secure resources, liberate the other Sides, and conquer the Earth Federation's Space Forces Headquarters at the mining-satellite Luna-II.

To win the war the Earth Federation will need to defend it's scattered forces from the technologically superior Zeon, conquer Zeon's space fortresses of Solomon and A Baoa Qu, and finally attack and occupy Zeon's capitol, Zum City, at Side-3.

There year is U.C. 0079. The most destructive war in the history of humankind has begun. Total War is just the beginning.

Getting Started:
To start playing the game, please heed the following steps:

1. Read ALL of the rules. You won't be much good if you don't know how to play.

2. Visit the sign-up thread and decide whether or not to play for the Republic of Zeon or the Earth Federation. Simply state which faction you wish to enlist in, and what you want the name of your squadron to be.

3. When your faction leader or administrator approves your enlistment and assigns you a squadron number, you have the option of choosing either a "standard" icon or a custom icon for your squadron. An icon is an image that will be used to identify your squadron on the strategy map. Custom icons are limited to a size of 100x100 pixels.

4. You will be added to the "Zeon" or "EFSF" group depending on what faction you joined. You will now have access to that faction's special forum. Here, you will post in the "Squadron Status" thread. Follow the example format set-up in the first post, and list all of your units, their experience, and all other pertinent information. Remember to update this thread after EACH battle.


Strategy Map Overview:
The core of the game is the strategy map. Here, players move their forces across the entirety of the Earth Sphere, command squadrons of fighters and mobile suits, fleets of warships, and fight through the bloody conflict known as the One Year War.

The strategy map itself is simply a hexagonal grid overlay on top of a map of the Earth sphere circa U.C. 0079:

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The map starts out with two dominant factions--the Earth Federation in blue, and the Principality (or Republic) of Zeon in red. The game starts at the begining of the OYW, when--in an attempt to free all of the space colonies from the economic stranglehold of the decadent Earth Federation--the newly-formed autonomous colonial nation at Side 7, Zeon, launches a blitzkrieg attack through space.

As you can see on the above map, both sides start out with a great deal of territory--including tiles that confer various special benefits to the respective factions. Certain tiles enable the production of mobile suits, some give the faction extra gold per turn, and other will allow whomever controls them to build super weapons that are capable of annihilating targets anywhere on the map.

Basic Movement & Combat Rules:
Movement rules on the strategy map are fairly simple, and allow for the game to maintain a fairly quick pace.

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A fleet can move up to three panels in a straight line--similar to how they function on the battle map.

A squadron can move up to two panels, but in ANY direction.

Super-weapons can only move one panel at a time.

Stationary facilities--such as MS factories and mining stations cannot be moved, and if the tile they are built on is captured by the enemy they are automatically destroyed.

For a fleet or squadron to attack an enemy fleet, squadron, installation or colony, the fleet or squadron must move to the same panel where the enemy fleet, squadron, installation or colony is located. Combat will commence immediately. The victorious faction will gain the panel where the battle took place, and the defeated faction will move any surviving units to any free adjacent panel.

Squadron Operations & The Tagalong Effect:
The mobile suit squadron is the most important unit on the strategy map. As players increase their rank, their squadron-size increases. Eventually, players can even be promoted to the level where they command multiple squadrons, fleets of warships--or even become the leader of the faction itself!

Each player moves his or her squadron across the strategy map at his or her desire--though one would hope they would listen to the directives of the supreme commander. As players are promoted, the number of units that can be placed in their squadrons increases.

Each turn may present a squadron commander with a particular choice. If a squadron is on a panel adjacent to an allied fleet, that squadron can either move 2 panels in any direction as per usual, or utilize the "tagalong" effect.

The tagalong effect simply moves every squadron (up to a total of six) adjacent to a fleet along the same trajectory as the fleet. In other words, the squadrons move with the fleet. The tagalong effect allows the squadrons to move further each turn, but as a result it lessens the squadron's own ability to act.

After a squadron follows a fleet via the tagalong effect, that squadron is only able to move ONE tile across the strategy map that turn, instead of the normal two.

For a visual representation....

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As you can see, the squadron (represented by the black circle) follows the fleet (the black square) into enemy territory, remaining on the same panel in relation to the fleet as it was when the fleet first moved--in this case, the southeast panel.

Once the squadron has moved via the tagalong effect, the squadron can also move an additional panel in any direction--but if the panel that the squadron lands on as a result of the tagalong is occupied by an enemy force, then the squadron's movement turn will be negated and it will be forced into combat immediately.

Resource & Construction:
The faction leader is known as the "supreme commander". He or she has absolute control over his or her faction, though the role is primarily administrative in nature. It is the job of the supreme commander to issue orders to the fleet and squadron commanders, order the development of new model mobile suits, purchase additional mobile suits, construct mining stations, garrison colonial territories (only applicable on certain tiles) and issue promotions to other players. A more detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of the supreme commander can be found at the Player Ranks & Responsibilities thread.

To build anything, the supreme commander needs money. A lot of money. At the start of the game, each faction starts out with a bank of money to spend. Also, each tile that a faction controls nets +1 gold per turn.

In addition to this, there are special tiles that give large amounts of money per turn--from +10 gold per turn to +50 gold per turn. Controlling these resource panels is instrumental for victory.

Once certain panels are constructed, various upgrades can be built for specific panels. For resource bonus panels, mining stations can be built that increase the amount of gold that is added to the faction's bank each turn. Special superweapons and facilities can be constructed on certain "special" panels. And on MS Factory panels a faction can build mobile suit production facilities, and later upgrade those facilities to construct more advanced mobile suits.

All MS Factory panels are able to produce warships without having to purchase a MS Production facility.

The capitol panel is automatically able to produce mobile suits and warships. The capitol panel can also be upgraded to increase both the quantity and type of units kept as a garrison.

Conquest & Supply:
The primary purpose of the strategy map is for various factions to conquer territories, and eventually capture the enemy's capitol. On the space map, the game ends in victory if Zeon's capitol is captured, but if the EFSF captiol on Luna II is captured on the space map, the game does not necessarily end. The faction leaders of the EFSF and Zeon can either agree to end the game with a victory for Zeon, or the war can move to the surface of the Earth--played out across an entirely new strategy map.

Both fleets and squadrons are capable of capturing enemy panels, and fleets are by far more effective at this task than mobile suits.

Every panel a fleet touches becomes a part of the faction that owns the fleet. This means that if a fleet moves across two empty panels in enemy territory, those two panels automatically become a part of that fleet's territory.

When fleets engage in combat with enemy mobile suits or squadrons, the territorial gains are incredible. If a fleet is victorious in battle, EVERY adjacent panel that is either neutral or belongs to the faction that was defeated in battle, falls under the control of the victorious fleet. For example...

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...in this map the red hexagonal panels represent the territory of Zeon, the blue panels the territory of the Earth Federation. The two black squares each represent a fleet.

In this example, the Zeon fleet moves three panels northeast* capturing all three panels it moves across for the Zeon faction. If in the following turn the EFSF fleet moves two panels north to attack the invading Zeon fleet, a battle will occur. If the battle results in a victory for Zeon, then ALL six of the surrounding panels will become territories of Zeon. This effect allows fleets to conquer vast amounts of territory very quickly.

Now, let us continue with the example to demonstrate the effects of zone-of-supply in the game and the importance of defending "supply lines".

As you can see, Zeon was victorious in battle and captured an additional five territories from the Earth Federation.

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New to this map are the panels in opposing corners with large, rather ugly stars. These represent the respective capitols of the two factions. In this example the Zeon fleet has opted not to move directly toward the enemy's capitol, but rather to the periphery of the EFSF territory.

The darker shade of blue on the map represents the EFSF territories that are still fully supplied, while the lighter-blue territories are areas that have been cut off, because they are no longer attached to the same body of territory as the capitol.

Every territory that is cut-off (light-blue) is no-longer usable by the faction that owns it. That means that the EFSF will not recieve any money from the cut-off territories, will not be able to construct any new units in those territories, and will not be able to automatically-resupply any of its units in those territories.

Mobile suit conquest is much more limited than a fleet's. When mobile suit squadrons cross enemy panels, those panels are NOT captured. The only way for a mobile suit squadron to capture an enemy panel is to engage in combat with the enemy and emerge victorious--in which case the panel where the battle was fought becomes the territory of the victorious faction.

Rogue Factions:
One of the more interesting aspects of the game is the possibility of rogue factions and players. A rogue faction or player is a player, or group of players, that play the game outside of the existing EFSF and Zeon factions. As a result, both the EFSF and Zeon factions are the enemies of ALL rogue factions. A player can go rogue at any time in the game, but doing so is extremely risky and will require no small amount of skill to pull off.

A player can go rogue at any time in the game, but unless the rogue player is a member of a rogue faction, that player will be little more than a pirate. Rogue players do not get automatic re-supply. They do not get additional units. They do not earn promotions.

To form a rogue faction, a single condition must be met--the player wishing to go rogue must capture a colony or fortress tile. To capture the tile for a rogue faction, the player squadron must fight a full enemy squadron composed of both the garrison units AND whatever quantity of basic grunt-units is necessary to fill up the squadron.

If the player is successful, the colony or fortress (and all six adjacent) panels will be captured, and a rogue faction will be created.

At this point it is the duty of the new leader of the rogue-faction to decide on a name for the new faction, as well as determine the color that will be used to represent the rogue faction's territories on the strategy map.

A rogue faction can only exist as long as it controls a single colony or fortress tile. If a rogue faction loses all of its colony or fortress tiles, then the rogue faction ceases to exist completely and all of the squadrons belonging to the rogue faction become rogue players--at which point they can petition an existing faction to employ them, or try to make it through the One Year War on their own.

Because rogue factions are not "true" factions they are limited in certain aspects. A rogue faction (unless it has captured the capitol of either the EFSF or Zeon) cannot promote officers.

In every other aspect, however, a rogue faction is identical to a normal faction. Rogue factions can construct facilities, purchase upgrades, research and construct new model mobile suits, and conquer additional territories.

Because creating a rogue faction is so difficult, it is recommended that players do NOT attempt to go rogue at low-ranks, and that players think very carefully about their actions--and the impact their actions will have on other players--before committing to going rogue.

That being said, there are no limitations on how many players go rogue, or when players choose to go rogue. The goal of this game is to provided a highly-structured area of play, while still allowing the individual players the greatest possible amount of freedom.

*for simplicity, the six possible directions on the strategy map will be called North, Northeast, Southeast, South, Southwest and Southeast.

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Post by Mwulf » Mon May 07, 2007 10:00 pm

Battle Map Overview:

Each battle will occur on a simple 12x12 grid, similar to a chess board. It is advised that each player save the maps of each individual battle and use MS Paint (or another drawing program) to move his or her game pieces individually. In the (hopefully) rare cases that a player is unable to manipulate the game board personally, he or she can describe the actions he or she wishes to take and a GM (Game Master) will modify the gameboard accordingly.

Combat relies heavily on generating random numbers. To do so, we recommend that players use the incredibly versatile randomization tools found here: http://www.random.org/

There are two general types of battle maps. First, is the space-map. It will look something like this:

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In the case of the space maps, any movement can move across the black tiles, but NO unit may move across the dark-gray tiles--which indicate wreckage or debris.

The second type is the Land map. Land maps are slightly more complex. Mobile suits and other units cannot move as far each turn on land as they can on space, and there are many different kinds of tiles. Take the following example:


In this map the dark brown panels indicate rocky terrain, and as such only flight-capable units can cross over them, and no unit can attack over them. They serve as obstacles on the map. The blue tiles indicate water, and therefore only amphibious mobile suits would be able to cross or occupy those tiles. The gray tiles represent bridges--and are a way for land-units to cross over water terrain. A unit on a water tile can only be attacked by another unit on a water tile; a unit on a mountain tile can only be attacked by a flying-unit.

In each battle, a GM will post the various rules pertaining to each tile type in order to avoid any confusion--so don't worry, you don't have to memorize it all!

Movement Overview:

Unlike on the Strategy Map, units on the Battle Map are limited to moving either vertically or horizontally ONLY--there is no direct diagonal movement.

Each type of unit is able to move across a certain number of tiles each turn. The number of tiles a unit can travel across depends on whether or not it is in space or on Earth.

In the following illustrations, the dark cyan panel represents the starting point of the unit, the gray panels represent each possible panel for the unit to travel to, and the light-cyan panels are an example of how the particular unit might move.

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>Mobile suits and mobile armors (Zeon only) may move up to three spaces in any direction.
>Combat craft (fighters, bombers, etc.) can move only two spaces in any direction.
>Non-Combat vehicles can only move a single space each turn.
>Warships may move across up to four panels--but ONLY in a straight line.

On land the rules are similar, but units are (typically) slightly slower than they are in space.

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>Mobile suits and mobile armors (Zeon only) may move up to two spaces in any direction.
>Combat craft (fighters, bombers, etc.) can move only one space in any direction.
>Non-Combat vehicles can only move a single space each turn.
>Warships may move across up to three panels--but ONLY in a straight line.

General Combat Overview:

For both land and space battles, the rules of combat remain the same.

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>Mobile suits and mobile armors can use ranged weapons on a target on any tile within three tiles, so long as the path the the target is unobstructed--either by terrain or other units.
>Only mobile suits and mobile armors are capable of using melee attacks; melee attacks must be preformed at close range and a mobile suit/armor can only attack another unit on a diagonal tile.
>Combat vehicles can attack any tile within two tiles from the unit.
>Warships can attack ANY tile at ANY range, but can only attack once every two turns. When a warship attacks, every tile that is not obstructed by terrain every unit (friend and foe alike) is dealt combat damage. This enables warships to attack any number of targets at any range.

Ranged Combat Determination Overview:

When determining combat, there are a variety of factors that determine which unit will triumph over another, as well as a few rules that are set in stone.

Basic combat between two units requires two unique stats for each individual unit--the attack stat and the defense stat.

A unit's stats may look something like this:
Attack: 2x 1d6
Defense: 5
The "2x" in the attack stat means that every time the unit chooses to attack, that unit will be able to attack twice--but only one target. The
1d6 is a D&D term for damage that means, simply, one roll of a six-sided dice. This means that you have two attempts to "roll" your attack (which will be any number between 1 and 6) to roll a higher number attack than the defense rating of the unit you are attacking.

Certain units will have an accuracy percentage attached to their attack rating. This means that the attack will not always hit, and if the attack does not hit than you won't deal any damage. To determine whether or not an attack hits, simply generate a random number between 1 and 100. If the accuracy is listed at 40%, then any number between 1-40 will result in a hit. Any number between 41 and 100 will be a miss. Calculate the damage if you hit, do not calculate damage if you miss.

Ranged attacks at close range (e.g. one panel away) play out much the same, but with one crucial difference. If you attack a single enemy unit with two of your own units--and both of your units are on panels that touch the enemy unit's panel--the attacks will be added to one another.

Therefore, if you have a unit with a 2x 1d6 attack and another with a 1x 1d4 attack, and both units attack the same target, they will be treated as a single unit with a 2x 1d10 attack. The attacks are added to one another, but not the number of attacks--which will always be the same number as the unit with the highest quantity of attacks.

Melee Combat Determination Overview:

Mobile suits are the primary weapons of the war. As such, they are far more versatile than other units.

Mobile Suits that melee-attack warships OR vehicles will ALWAYS destroy their target. When a mobile suit attempts a melee attack on another mobile suit, the outcome will be determined with a simple flip of a coin--the attacker will call heads or tails, and a GM will flip; if the attacker called correctly, the melee attack will succeed and the target will be destroyed. If the melee attack fails, a six-sided dice will be rolled to see if the target suit can counterattack, and if a 1 is rolled then the attacker's unit will be destroyed instead.

Hero units and Aces of a certain level will recieve bonuses in melee combat.

Warhship Combat Determination Overview:

Warship attacks can be deadly, because a warship can theoretically attack up to 11 other targets simultaneously.

Any combat or noncombat vehicle caught in a warship's range of fire will be destroyed.

Any warship caught in another warship's range of fire will have a 50% chance of destruction.

Any mobile suit caught in a warship's range of fire will have a 25% chance of destruction.

Hero units are immune to Warship attacks.

Ace units have decreased chances of being destroyed by a warship depending on their levels. At...

Level 1: 25% chance of destruction
Level 2: 20% chance of destruction
Level 3: 15% chance of destruction
Level 4: 10% chance of destruction
Level 5: 5% chance of destruction

Mobile suits, mobile armors and combat vehicles can attack and move each turn.

Noncombat vehicles cannot attack.

Warships can move every turn, but can only attack once every three turns--that means that if a warship attacks once, it will be unable to attack again for the next three turns.

Ending the Battle:

At any point durring battle, either player may choose to withdraw from the battle to avoid loosing too many units. When this happens the squadron is removed to an adjacent tile on the strategy map, and is able to re-supply with a single basic unit for every five units that were destroyed.

Battles will automatically end when any player loses all of his or her units.

Thirdly, some battles will have special conditions, and the battle will end whenever this conditions are fulfilled or missed.

After the Battle:
After each battle, each player will automatically be able to resupply his or her forces.

Free of charge, each side will recieve a certain quantity of basic grunt units determined by the amount of units lost.

>For every 2 units lost, the victor will recieve 1 basic grunt unit.
>For every 3 units lost, the loser will recieve 1 basic grunt unit.

So, for example, if player A loses 6 GMs in a battle--and wins the battle--player A will automatically get 3 basic grunts to replace the units that were lost. If player A loses 6 GMs in a battle--and loses the battle--then player A will only get 2 basic grunts as replacements.

After the Battle - Resupply, Experience and Bonuses:

At the culmination of battle, each supreme commander will be able to allocate new units to the squadrons involved. How many units and what kind of units sent to each squadron are decided by the sole discretion of the supreme commander--or fleet commander should the supreme commander choose to delegate authority.

Squadrons will be assigned a tier based upon how many battles the squadron has participated in:

Tier 5 - 1 Battle
Tier 4 - 5 Battles
Tier 3 - 12 Battles
Tier 2 - 25 Battles
Tier 1 - 50 Battles

In addition, each squadron will receive a rating based upon the number of successful battles divided by the total number of battle participated in.

Also, units that kill a certain number of other units will be eligible to gain "Ace" levels that improve all attributes. The requirements for Ace levels are as follows:

Ace Level 1 - Destroy 5 Units.
Ace Level 2 - Destroy 10 Units.
Ace Level 3 - Destroy 20 Units.
Ace Level 4 - Destroy 40 Units.
Ace Level 5 - Destroy 80 Units.

The amount of units destroyed to meet the above criteria carry over across EVERY battle each mobile suit is involved in, until it's destruction. Ace levels also confer certain benefits to the units, which are as follows:

Ace Level 1 - +1 to all attributes.
Ace Level 2 - +2 to all attributes.
Ace Level 3 - +4 to all attributes.
Ace Level 4 - +5 to all attribute; can attack 2 targets each turn.
Ace Level 5 - +6 to all attributes; can attack 2 targets each turn; movement per turn doubled.

In addition to the bonuses that the player receives based upon performance in the battle, if the battle is concluded within a certain amount of time the faction itself will be awarded extra money.

If the victorious player ends the battle in...

...less than 8 turns, the faction gets a bonus of +10 Gold
...less than 6 turns, the faction gets a bonus of +25 Gold
...less than 4 turns, the faction gets a bonus of +50 Gold
...less than 2 turns, the faction gets a bonus of +100 Gold

A game where one player decides to withdraw rather than fight is considered a victory, and the above bonuses apply. Therefore if a player finds him or herself in a battle against an overwhelmingly superior force, it might be better to hold off as long as possible before withdrawing to prevent the enemy faction from getting a gold bonus.

To get a better idea of how battles play out, you might want to check the old Test Battle no.1 Thread in the archives. The test battle uses an older ruleset, but the core concepts of the game are roughly the same.


Hero units are unique mobile suits or mobile armors that the faction leader can purchase if he or she has sufficient money. Hero units are typically modeled after characters from the various OYW anime and manga, but original Hero units are allowed. Hero units act very similar to regular units on the battle map, but also have a few unique attributes.

1. Hero units can move +1 tile further each turn than a regular unit of the same kind. That means that if a mobile suit can only move 3 spaces per turn on a map, a Hero mobile suit will be able to move 4 spaces per turn.

2. Hero units cannot be destroyed by normal units or ace units. If a Hero unit is defeated in battle by a non-Hero unit, then the defeated Hero unit leaves the game as though it were destroyed--but remains in the player's squadron. Only another Hero unit can destroy a Hero unit.

3. Hero units have a 100% melee attack success rate against normal units. Hero units have a normal chance of successful melee attacks against Ace units and other heroes.

4. Hero units are completely immune to warship attacks.

Hero units also have special abilities that may be used in combat. Many of these special abilities are unique to the hero unit, and greatly increase the versatility of the unit.

Ace Units:
Ace units are player units (of any type) that meet certain quotas. There are five Ace levels, and each level confers a simple bonus to the unit. Simply put, at each Ace level the Ace unit receives +1 to both attack and defense.

Ace Level 1: +1 Attack, +1 Defense
Ace Level 2: +2 Attack, +2 Defense
Ace Level 3: +2 Attack, +3 Defense
Ace Level 4: +4 Attack, +3 Defense
Ace Level 5: +5 Attack, +4 Defense, +1 Movement

At Ace Level 5, Ace units join Hero units in being able to move one panel further per turn than other units of the same type.

To make a normal unit into a hero, that unit MUST defeat a set number of enemy units.

Ace Level 1: Defeat a total of 04 enemy units.
Ace Level 2: Defeat a total of 10 enemy units.
Ace Level 3: Defeat a total of 18 enemy units.
Ace Level 4: Defeat a total of 20 enemy units.
Ace Level 5: Defeat a total of 36 enemy units.

Player Ranks:
As players progress through the game, they will have the opportunity to earn different ranks. A player's rank determines the total amount of authority a player has in the confines of the game-world, governing how many total units a player may have in his or her squadron, as well as the types of units. Eventually, it is even possible for a player to become a fleet commander--or even the faction leader--by steadily rising through the ranks.

Ultimately, a player's rank is determined by the faction leader. At the end of each turn, the faction leader will decide whether or not to promote players that have met the requirements. Because of this, even if he or she has attained the necessary requirements, players that ignore orders or are rude to other players will not be as likely to earn a promotion as other players.

Rank 7: Squadron Lieutenant Squadron Captain:
-Requirements: None.
-Can control up to 6 units, excluding warships and heroes.

Rank 6: Squadron Captain Squadron Captain:
-Requirements: Must participate in a total of 2 battles.
-Can control up to 8 units, excluding warships and heroes.

Rank 5: Squadron Commander Squadron Captain:
-Requirements: Must participate in a total of 6 battles; must be victorious in battle at least twice.
-Can control up to 10 units, excluding warships.
-Player controls a "commander's unit"* (treated as Ace Level 1 mobile suit) that represents the player in battle--if the commander's suit is defeated, then the commander is treated as KIA and the battle is automatically lost--and the player must re-enlist in the game with a new character.

Rank 4: Task Force Captain Squadron Captain:
-Requirements: Must participate in a total of 10 battles; must be victorious in battle at least 5 times.
-Can control up to 12 units.

Rank 3: Fleet Commander Squadron Captain:
-Requirements: Must participate in a total of 16 battles; must be victorious in battle at least 8 times.
-Can control up to 14
-Can give Commander Unit custom colors.
-If applicable, the Commander Unit's Ace level will increase by 1.

Rank 2: Fleet Admiral Squadron Captain:
-Requirements: Must Participate in a total of 24 Battles; must be victorious in battle at least 12 times.
-Can control up to 16 units.
-If applicable, the Commander Unit's Ace level will increase by 1.

Rank 1: Supreme Commander Squadron Captain:
-Requirements: Must be selected as "Successor" by former faction leader; can only act as faction leader when the faction leader is defeated, or on a temporary-basis when the faction leader is absent.
-Can control up to 20 units, at least six of which MUST be warships.
-If applicable, the Ace Level of the Commander's Unit is automatically raised to 5.

*The Commander's unit can be ANY unit controlled by the squadron, it is up to the player to select which unit will be the commander's unit. Normal units that become "Commander" units will be upgraded to Ace Level 1. Ace units that are selected as Commander units will increase in Ace Level by 1. If an Ace Level 5 unit is selected as the Commander unit, it will not receive ANY upgrades.

Once the Commander's unit is selected, the player is not allowed to change it. Only the Faction Leader can change the Commander's unit of any player.

If a Commander's Unit is destroyed, it is treated as though the player him or herself was killed in battle. As a result, the team whose Commander is killed automatically loses the battle, and the player is forced to create a new moniker within the game and start all over from the beginning.
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Post by Paul McCartney Jr » Wed May 16, 2007 12:15 am

The drawback is the lack of love for Feddies

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Post by VR7 » Thu May 17, 2007 7:14 pm

Moved to Advertisements because it doesn't belong in the Gaming Forums.
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Post by Mwulf » Thu May 17, 2007 7:29 pm

Even though this thread is devoted not toward advertising, but rather a game I created? Games go into gaming, correct? Ads go in advertising. Where in my logic did I fail?
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Post by VR7 » Thu May 17, 2007 7:35 pm

It should belong here. I checked with some of the mods to make sure but they said nothing so I used my own judgment to decide.

But if you really think it belongs in the Gaming forum, check with an Advertisements mod.
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Post by Paul McCartney Jr » Thu May 17, 2007 9:02 pm

I think he means my subliminal recruitment for Feddie allies

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Post by mcred23 » Fri May 18, 2007 6:16 am

This definitely does belong here in the Advertisements section (And, probably should have been here from the start). Basically, what you are doing is making an overly long advertisement for that game on that other board, obviously in the hopes of trying to get people to go over there and play it.
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Post by Mwulf » Fri May 18, 2007 4:46 pm

Actually, if you'd read the first few lines of the post, I aimed it at anyone who does NOT want to actually play or join the game itself. Basically I just wanted some critique of the rules, not people to play.

I think everyone from MAHQ that was interested in the game has already checked it out. I apologize if me asking for... advice is so... difficult.
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