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    Reflections on Springing at Anchor

    I revisited my old Springing Rules and determined that they were clunky at best, or unmanageable at worst. I like the way SoG takes complex ideas and expresses them in a simple, fast playing format....
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    I think I read that the French liked red ships. ...

    I think I read that the French liked red ships. I followed Jonas' and Chris' examples and painted on of my French 74's red to good effect.
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    I like your Constellation refabrication. I think...

    I like your Constellation refabrication. I think it's much more in line with the 1797 frigate.
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    50231 Stripes are a pain! But they do look...

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    Stripes are a pain! But they do look good. Some retouching needed and then on to the hull.
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    50230 Aargh! Forced into it because of...

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    Aargh! Forced into it because of Bligh's lovely sails. When I built this, I thought doing stripes would be a pain in the bottom, but seeing how superior Rob's sails look I have to go back...
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    Glad to hear you're on the mend, Vol. Those are...

    Glad to hear you're on the mend, Vol. Those are very interesting ships. What are they, and what do the sterns look like?
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    Thanks for the rep, Bryan! The player ship...

    Thanks for the rep, Bryan!

    The player ship plans a turn in advance.

    The Soloplay ship's movement is based on the the location of the player's ship before movement on the current turn.

    As...
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    Hahahaha...! I missed Isis' captain's full name...

    Hahahaha...! I missed Isis' captain's full name the first go round!

    I was rooting for Bonhomme Richard. I can't help it. I always favor the underdog.
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    Glorious, Paul! Simply Glorious! :happy: ...

    Glorious, Paul! Simply Glorious! :happy:

    Suzanne and I loved, "...She was a pig alright, but she was his pig."
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    Nice job, Bryan. It's funny, but to my eye, the...

    Nice job, Bryan. It's funny, but to my eye, the ships look bigger with the additional paint. They certainly look more dramatic!
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    It's supposed to be "B" tokens. Wow, that's...

    It's supposed to be "B" tokens. Wow, that's harsh. We play that they just bump.
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    There you go, Paul. I think I have it now. I...

    There you go, Paul. I think I have it now.

    I was kind of concerned that my AI's agressive tendencies might frustrate folks. Hopefully, that will not be the case and only encourage us to rise to...
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    The Latest Version of the Rules: 50184 In...

    The Latest Version of the Rules:

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    In this round, I have incorporated a number of new suggestions, as well as making a small change to the Yellow Arc tables.

    I suggest printing out...
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    Greetings, Christobal! If you don't have many...

    Greetings, Christobal! If you don't have many opponents, try my soloplay rules. Here's an example of how it works and a link to the rules.
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  15. Thanks, Rob for turning my picture right side up!...

    Thanks, Rob for turning my picture right side up!

    Andrew, good suggestions, keep them coming! I'll update soon and post the changes.
  16. Having not moved far enough to bring my full...

    Having not moved far enough to bring my full broadside to bear, I decided that luffing up might do the trick.

    The AI is still in the red on a port tack. I'm still on its starboard side and...
  17. I try to forereach on the AI ship and gain the...

    I try to forereach on the AI ship and gain the holy weather gauge. The AI ship rolls a 4. The second turn red table is used, which directs me back to the 1st table .
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  18. I chose to come up closehauled on a starboard...

    I chose to come up closehauled on a starboard tack.

    The AI was in the red arc on a port tack. I was off its starboard beam heading to port. The range was just barely long.

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    I use a...
  19. A Brief Demonstration of my Soloplay Mechanism

    The following is a few turns showing how my Soloplay system works.

    For those interested, here's the link to download the rules:
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    50054 I reworked the after deck. 50055 ...

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    I reworked the after deck.

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    It may be subtle, but I feel better about it. Hmmm, more work needed...
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    What fun! It reminds me of my days on the Renaissance Faire circuit, consorting with callipygian wenches!
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    Thanks for the rep, Bryan! It wouldn't have...

    Thanks for the rep, Bryan! It wouldn't have happened if you hadn't found the laser in the Harbor Freight catalog! :happy:
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    50037 Greenwich Observatory gets a new...

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    Greenwich Observatory gets a new telescope!

    No wait, I just spruced up my Harbor Freight laser.
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    I've been pondering this rig, and am of a mind to...

    I've been pondering this rig, and am of a mind to stick with the conventional xebec card, or a variation of my brigantine card. The xebec card is patterned off of my schooner card and the brigantine...
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    I usually paint them in place, but have on...

    I usually paint them in place, but have on occasion snipped them off then used a tiny drill bit (0.020"-0.030") and a piece of carbon fiber rod to reattach them with modelling CA. I also use the...
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