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    I would also add some obvious anti-exploit rules:...

    I would also add some obvious anti-exploit rules:

    1. If you have multiple Captains or Flag Officers (Commodore/Admiral) on the same ship, only ONE of each may use his abilities until killed,...
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    Got it covered over on Discord. "On it, like a...

    Got it covered over on Discord.

    "On it, like a bonnet."--British Sniper in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
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    My small ones are stored in "knockdown" in these....

    My small ones are stored in "knockdown" in these.
    https://www.amazon.com/IRIS-USA-Inc-KP-XLPHO-Embellishment/dp/B084BQP14M

    Ones that don't fit in those (most two-deckers) are "combat ready" on...
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    Just a wistful memory now... if you go over to...

    Just a wistful memory now... if you go over to the Aerodrome (Wings counterpart site) and contact Xen, he might be able to tell you if he got the "wet side" portfolio as part of the deal or not.
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    Check your PM's, Stian, I have a keel laid....

    Check your PM's, Stian, I have a keel laid. Anybody else wants in on plankowning, DM me your Discord link and I'll see about adding you.
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    Does aanybody here use Discord?

    It's a chat platform usually used by gamers, but I thought it might have potential as a "Lifeboat" where members here an keep in touch and archive things.

    If interest warrants I can spool up a...
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    Insider notes: Speaking somewhat in an...

    Insider notes:

    Speaking somewhat in an "official" Insider Capacity as one of Ares's research consultants here... Note font differences between "official" and unofficial comments.

    We have a hard...
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    Essen Spiel is a trade show, hyping new offerings...

    Essen Spiel is a trade show, hyping new offerings to retailers.
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    I'm not a coder, and nobody ever did anything...

    I'm not a coder, and nobody ever did anything when I floated the idea back when the game was new. :(
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    In the British Royal Navy, hanging back with your...

    In the British Royal Navy, hanging back with your flagship was a great way to get your neck stretched "pour encourager les autres"--just ask Admiral Byng.
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    I've long thought an "e-Ship Log" app would be...

    I've long thought an "e-Ship Log" app would be ideal for managing Chit Clutter. Nothing fancy, just replicates the paper log on your screen and you input your damage chits etc as you would changes on...
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    Another option is kind of like the Wings Ace...

    Another option is kind of like the Wings Ace skills system... each level of "multiple ship" command gets you one choice of Ability. So a squadron commodore gets one Ability, a fleet admiral above...
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    We tried to pitch that to Ares soon after launch....

    We tried to pitch that to Ares soon after launch. No bites, even on my quick-and-cheap idea of new ship-logs as participation prizes. :(

    Between their consistent inability to meet delivery...
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    A hopeful sign...

    A hopeful sign...
  15. Nominally, if memory serves Ares designed the...

    Nominally, if memory serves Ares designed the counter set for four ships. My personal preference, given budget, would be each ship has its own bag of chits where the controlling player draws his own...
  16. Stian, I work with Ares as one of the research...

    Stian, I work with Ares as one of the research team (Wave 4 started as one of my "personal projects" on this very site), and I can tell you that those hurdles are the killer--there are some very BIG...
  17. That's in early development pending production...

    That's in early development pending production resource availability and other projects getting released and out of the way first. Per last time I reached out to Rob, the hold on new SGN is...
  18. Starter seems pointless without some new product...

    Starter seems pointless without some new product to add to it, unless this is only about hooking people to use up existing deadstock. :(
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    Sticky: I really wish we could get some numbers about how...

    I really wish we could get some numbers about how much we'd need to raise for various preservation options. :( Not that I think we have a big enough or deep-pocketed enough community anymore, but...
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    Sticky: I might suggest just printing the Player AAR's as...

    I might suggest just printing the Player AAR's as PDF's. That way any surviving-to-now images are preserved.
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    OP was last seen in February 2023. :(

    OP was last seen in February 2023. :(
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    Sticky: Keith thought it to be too much time, effort,...

    Keith thought it to be too much time, effort, cost and code skill for him to do but I had proposed taking all the Anchorage member and post ID's, and writing a script to give them an offset. Say, if...
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    Sticky: Never happen, too much "giving up creative...

    Never happen, too much "giving up creative control."
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    Sticky: Easy mistake to make, happens to me occasionally...

    Easy mistake to make, happens to me occasionally too. :o Main point is, would the community accept a single shared sculpt for all of those? Admittedly, Simon and Henry sculpt not just class or family...
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    Sticky: I need to start moving my research over... BW,...

    I need to start moving my research over... BW, just found this gem in Lavery's The Ship of the Line 1650-1850....
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