Star Fleet Battles, flagship game of Amarillio Design Bureau, will be among the featured minature games at Gnomecon. It is a game of ship-vs-ship combat in the original Star Trek universe. When playing Star Fleet Battles, players take command of a starship, squadron or even an entire fleet of Federation, Klingon Empire, Romulan Star Empire ships, as well as a more than a dozen other empires, each with its own unique style of combat, starships, weapons, technology and culture.
Out-shoot, out-think, and out-tly your opponent in a deep-space dogfight. The Star Fleet Battles game system is based on four principles:
• The Ship System Display: graphically presents all of the systems on your starship.
• Energy Allocation: Every turn, count your energy and spend it wisely. There is never enough.
• Proportional Movement: All starships are in continuous and simultaneous maneuver.
• Damage Allocation: Penetrate enemy shields, and damage is distributed throughout his ship.
In addition, Amarillio Design Bureau has several other starship games set in the same universe, such as Battle Force, a card game; Prime Directive, a role playing game; and Star Fleet Marines, a ground combat game.
For more information, visit www.starfleetgames.com.