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planet placement question

Postby TimE on Fri 06 Feb 2015 23:11

I never really played imperial starfire before now I prefered the scenarios instead, but I started to read them this week and I hope this is how the star system set up works.

I rolled a orange star with planets at 3 9 15 27 57 99 195.

now would planets 3 and 9 be in the same system hex, 15 2 hexes out,
27 same hex as 15 or the third hex out.
57 5 hexes out
99 8 hexes or 9 hexes out
195 21 or 22 hexes out

I am basing this on each system hex being 12 light minutes across and the numbers for the planets are in light minutes as well.

Also I rolled 4 warp points
one at 5 hexes
one at 7 hexes
last 2 at 23 and 24 hexes.

What happens to the planet at 5 hexes do I ignore it or does it turn into a asteroid belt.

like I said never really played Imperial but I'm feeling a bit old school right now and am trying to learn it.

Oh and if I don't respond right away I can only connect when Im at work and I get weekends off.

Thanks in advance for the replies.
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Re: planet placement question

Postby Cralis on Sat 07 Feb 2015 02:04

TimE wrote:now would planets 3 and 9 be in the same system hex, 15 2 hexes out,
27 same hex as 15 or the third hex out.
57 5 hexes out


0-12 = 1 hex
13-24 = 2 hex
25-36 = 3 hex
37-48 = 4 hex
46-60 = 5 hex

Your 27 distance planet would be 3 hexes out, not two.

What happens to the planet at 5 hexes do I ignore it or does it turn into a asteroid belt.


I seem to recall that the ISF rules say that any WP that is rolled at the same distance as a planet or another WP is instead re-rolled.
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Re: planet placement question

Postby TimE on Tue 10 Feb 2015 18:00

well at least I was mostly doing it right.

one more question is planet set up the same for solar,and can I still use the system map for laying out the system.
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Re: planet placement question

Postby Cralis on Tue 10 Feb 2015 19:08

TimE wrote:well at least I was mostly doing it right.

one more question is planet set up the same for solar,and can I still use the system map for laying out the system.


There are some differences, but you can pretty easily convert existing systems as long as it doesn't bother you that converted systems just won't have a chance at having some of those changes.

From that point forward any new systems made with the SSF sysgen would include all the new stuff.
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