I’m very fond of Alternity Warships, which was unfortunately never made into a completed product due to line cancellation. I was rather. All of the warships. All of the warships. Trending pages. Ethiopian aircraft carrier Haile Selassie (Alternity). All items (13). #; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N. The Nova Scotia-class was a group of four battleships (originally six) built by the United States Navy in the early/mid s and operated from through.

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Much of the content of the Alternity game has been absorbed into wraships d20 Modern role-playing game. A hero can attempt only 1 action per phase. Alternityy control die is always a sided die, while situation die can be a 0, 4, 6, 8, 12, sided die, where 0-sided die means the action only depends on control die roll.

Alternity Warships did size a bit better than D20 Future did. Compartments actually made combat take longer. Note that this has not been playtested.

Originally Posted by Psi SeveredHead. This was necessary to be able to use the Warships damage system in full. Rolling low is always better for successfully completing an action. Wednesday, 8th September, I was rather disappointed with d20 Future’s starship rules, which were far too simple and took the “abstract” thing a bit too far. Special skill is further classified into ranks, which affects the skill’s scores.

Nova Scotia became a museum in Halifax Harbor inRhode Island was sunk in the Operation Crossroads atomic tests inwhile Deseret and Vermont were scrapped in andrespectively. Retrieved from ” https: Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait. Unlike many other xlternity, actions are determined by a control die and situation dice.


Unfortunately, then you were supposed to calculate the damage the crew took after armor, and since they were probably wearing soft-esuits, this meant yet another dice roll. But that’s not the worst part.

Designed to be a generic rule set around which a campaign world could be built, it was not very heavily marketed and suffered from mediocre sales which, along with warshops focus on the d20 system, led to the discontinuation of the game in They’re also horribly unrealistic even for a sci-fi starship idea.

The total of the rolled numbers is checked alterntiy character’s action, skill, feat, to indicate a success or a failure. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Archived from the original on Alternity introductory boxed set. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. How much of the Warships book were you looking to convert?

Movement occurs on the pilot’s turn, and any maneuvers will require a full-round action. The ultimate plan had been to convert my d20 Starship generator linked to in my. Only armor rolls and damage rolls did not use the d I appended Jason Bernstein’s Warships spreadsheet to generate a ship data sheet which was an amalgam between d20 and Warships: You would also enter the pertinent stats of actual party members and assign them to stations.

You ended up spreading the damage over multiple compartments until you blew up something important. Earning a specialty skill requires an associated broad skill, which requires a character to have sufficient associated ability points. Unfortunately, I have not gone and codified exactly what these amalgam rules would then be, but here are at least a broad idea of what I have in mind: Alternity Role-playing game systems Role-playing games introduced in Bill SlavicsekRichard Baker.


It also made ship design take much longer. Acting orders of characters are determined by a d20 die roll for all participants, which determines the earliest phase in which a character can act. You could almost do this on the fly.

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Life points, called ‘Durability’, are categorized into Stun, Wound, Mortal. Characters were created with a point-based system, and could be either humans, mutants, one of several alien species presented in the core books, or original aliens created by the GM.

Nova ScotiaRhode Islandand Deseret all served in the Pacific theater, while Vermont BB served as a convoy escort in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean altetnity throughand provided offshore support for the D-Day landings in Greece in Why not use Alternity Warship as is?

The pilot’s defense modifier covers this. Skill scores are presented with the full score, half that score, and one-quarter that score.

Nova Scotia-class battleship (Alternity)

In an action round, a round is divided into 4 phases. A minus situation bonus means player uses a larger negative situation die set, while a plus situation penalty means a player uses a larger positive situation die set.

The type of situation die being used depends on the difficulty of the action.