|#1rhialtoAug 27, 2006 11:26:40||How much interest would there be in a spreadsheet built for making spelljammer ships? I'm thinking of two separate phases to this idea. Step one would be the sheet itself, built using either teh rules in the War Companion (2e), or else the 3E house rules on the beyond teh moon site. Step 2 would e to examine all teh existing published ships one by one and build them using the s@readsheet to get a consistent set.|
How much interest would there be in this idea?
|#2jaidAug 27, 2006 22:38:46||iirc, the guy on BtM was already working it into a spreadsheet... maybe i'm remembering something else though. in any event, you should probably check that possibility out, see if you can start off with an already halfway finished project maybe.|
in any event, i'm not terribly sure you're gonna find any "standard" method of pricing used across SJ products. we could always hope, but i rather suspect they used the eyeball method ;) still, you never know... i would certainly be interested in knowing if there *is* such a pattern in hull costs and whatnot...
|#3onesickgnomeAug 28, 2006 14:29:00||I would love to have something like that....being to inept with a spreadsheet program like excell and all....or....wait im just to lazy.....ugh....gotta start putting in more work....when did my hobby become work?|
|#4rhialtoSep 02, 2006 0:39:29||How much data about the original ships can I put online without violating copyright? It just occurred to me that legalities for this might be a serious issue.|
|#5jaidSep 02, 2006 16:44:34|
How much data about the original ships can I put online without violating copyright? It just occurred to me that legalities for this might be a serious issue.
good question. do you really need it though? i mean, there's only a few different statistics, are there not? (tonnage/HP/max crew, cargo, maneuver, landing, saving throw, and crew needed, as i recall... )
so that's not that much for someone to just enter themselves, really, is it? as long as your formula is accurate (or reasonably close... quite frankly, i see no reason it should have to fit 100%, 'cause like i said i figure they just sorta eyeballed a lot...)
basically, just keep it to a minimum amount of data required from the user, and let people enter their own.
|#6rhialtoSep 02, 2006 18:47:01||Judging by what's in the SRDs for monsters, I imagine the entire statistics block, suitably updated to 3E standards, is fair game. I think the flavour text that generally accompanies each ship description is off-limits, although a bare minimum of reworded text explaining the usage of the ship and the general appearance is OK. Any ship which is noted as being unique is totally off limits, except in a note giving the originally source books and page references.|
Does that sound like a fair interpretation? Is there a way to bring this to the attention of the powers that be for official word on this?