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Subject: Point defense cannon upgrade rss

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Danny Frahm
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The following is an upgrade variant to provide a defense against missiles.

Upgrade changes
The following two upgrades have the following functions:

Orbital
- As long as you have no orbitals on the board it is considered a point defense cannon upgrade (PDC). Mark the upgrade with a purple brick as a reminder.

Relic
- If you take no resources when buying it is considered a PDC upgrade (though more expensive). Mark the upgrade with a purple brick as a reminder.

Point Defense Cannons:
- With PDCs your opponent reduces the number of missile dice by half.

[edit: refined/simplified variant based on playtest]
 
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Mathue Faulkner
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In my opinion, Orbitals are situational at best and generally aren't researched....so everyone would have PDC.

As for relic, that seems like a ridiculous amount of Sci to spend for PDC.

Either way, I'm don't particularly love the PDC rules. But whatever works for you...
 
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Danny Frahm
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The basic idea is you still need to pay research and a turn to have PDC, which is only good against missles. Having both research as PDC is just to make it more available, especially if you urgently need it.

In combination with sheilds and hull, PDC is a solid counter to missle boats devestating your fleet. Or defend without fear of any fleet composition.
 
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Why not just mark an upgrade with a purple marker on ship designs to mark it as PDC - no tech required.

In the missile round each PDC rolls once and each damage kills one incoming (ei. hitting) missle.

Maybe some tech would increase this to two rolls per PDC - eg. if PDC owner has plasma missile tech.
 
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