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ULTRA Rules Typo Reporting

PostPosted: Wed 24 Mar 2010 02:27
by krenshala
I'm sure there are at least a few typos that have made it through the years of use and reporting on the list, so I wanted to create this thread so people can officially report them. If you find a typographical error in the Ultra rules please post the error as well as the rule it is found in so it can be corrected in the master copy of the rules.

If you have a question about the rule, and not just an error to post, please create a thread for the questions so the discussion doesn't clog up the listings here. Thank you.

Re: ULTRA Rules Typo Reporting

PostPosted: Thu 25 Mar 2010 21:48
by William
G7 SQUADRON COMBAT
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STEP 3 -- Determine the Attack's Damage

Roll 1d100 on Table G7.03 Squadron Damage Caused and apply the Damage Adjustment from Table G7.02 Anti-Squadron Damage Adjustment Table to the result in order to dermine the amount of Damage Points (DP) caused to the squadron.

When I first started playing ultra I kept on trying to apply the Damage Adjustment from Table G7.02 to the roll and getting wierd results. I know it is probably just me (and the example helps) but it really confused me, and those three little words emphasis the desired outcome. I would even leave them in bold in the text.

Re: ULTRA Rules Typo Reporting

PostPosted: Thu 25 Mar 2010 21:54
by William
Table G4.01 Squadron Ordnance, note a: ast weapon (basically a type of gun) is always available as the default weapon for fighers. At -4 damage, it is nearly worthless.

Remove the underlined text as it is redundant, is background colour text, and conflicts with table G7.05.

Re: ULTRA Rules Typo Reporting

PostPosted: Thu 25 Mar 2010 22:03
by William
G7.06.1.1 near the end Note: This replaces Section V combat vs shuttles.

Perhaps this text could be deleted?

Re: ULTRA Rules Typo Reporting

PostPosted: Sat 17 Apr 2010 18:51
by krenshala
K3.01.1 second example -- BG needs to be changed to an actual crew grade (e.g., Average).

Re: ULTRA Rules Typo Reporting

PostPosted: Thu 22 Apr 2010 19:20
by Xveers
C4.04.2.2
"If a pair includes one Small Craft and one ship, use the Small Craft interpenetration chance"

There is only one kind of interpenetration chance. Since C4.04.2.1 deals with making pairs, and C4.04.2.3 deals with unpaired units, this line should just be deleted.

Re: ULTRA Rules Typo Reporting

PostPosted: Tue 04 May 2010 19:33
by krenshala
Sensor table, the note for PDC detection range: should be listed in the Scan range section as 60% of Scan range, instead of in the Short range section as 30% of Short range.

Re: ULTRA Rules Typo Reporting

PostPosted: Sun 09 May 2010 15:39
by krenshala
Appendix FF - Example C - Movement:
The second half of the second to last paragraph in the movement example should read:
The Terran player moves SCIPIO forward to hex 0822. The LIN BAO expends a movement point and remains in place. As this is their sixth movement point they have satisfied their turn mode yet again, and the Terran player turns SCIPIO to face hex 0821 and LIN BAO to face hex 0722.

Re: ULTRA Rules Typo Reporting

PostPosted: Mon 12 Jul 2010 06:56
by Elminster
In the _ApxEE_Tables.pdf the weapon tables somtimes have boxes with related special rules. In these boxes there are the rule references as links. Some of them are badly placed and override the information below.

Especialy in the Laser Beam table the link hides the FRU/FRD information.

In the Universe Generation part, W5.04 Nebulas, in the table for Nebula Type Modifiers there is a White Giant mentioned (in fact: Blue/White/Red Giant +3). In W5.03 Star Type there are the Blue and Red Giants but no White Giant. I assume it is the White Star, but clarification is needed.

Elminster

Re: ULTRA Rules Typo Reporting

PostPosted: Mon 12 Jul 2010 12:29
by Cralis
Elminster wrote:In the _ApxEE_Tables.pdf the weapon tables somtimes have boxes with related special rules. In these boxes there are the rule references as links. Some of them are badly placed and override the information below.

Especialy in the Laser Beam table the link hides the FRU/FRD information.


I'm not sure I'm following what you are talking about by "hiding" The information looks fine on my computer...

In the Universe Generation part, W5.04 Nebulas, in the table for Nebula Type Modifiers there is a White Giant mentioned (in fact: Blue/White/Red Giant +3). In W5.03 Star Type there are the Blue and Red Giants but no White Giant. I assume it is the White Star, but clarification is needed.


Honestly nearly all "white stars" are A II or A III stars. In real life those are "giants" but STARFIRE doesn't call it a giant because it has planets. Only "giant" stars lack planets. Note that Marvin did this to make it easy to identify for new players, not for realism in naming.

Anyway, that table doesn't have room to say "blue giant/white star/red giant" so Marvin shortened it. IF there is room I'll see what I can do, but I can't guarantee that it can be made more clear.