Brilliant Lances

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Brilliant Lances
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Traveller Starship Combat
Author Frank ChadwickDave Nilsen
Canonical Yes
Edition 1st
Format Game (Large)
Language English
Pages 32
Publisher Game Designers Workshop
Version Traveller The New Era
Year Published 1994
Available from RPGNow
Also See Starship
ISBN 1-55878-152-8 Product No. 0304
Table of Contents
Introduction 2
Task Resolution 3
Sequence of play 4
Plotting and movement 5
Sensor lock 11
Communications 15
Fire and combat 17
Defense 20
Damage 21
Damage control 25
Miscellaneous Objects and Issues 27
Scenarios 30
Brilliant Lances is a Game Designers Workshop product.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

"In space combat, you never see your opponent until it's all over, if even then. With acquisition and tracking ranges measured in tens of thousands of kilometers, to human eyes the people that are trying to kill you are not even a speck. But they can hurt you, even though you can't see them. Precise laser arrays and big particle accelerators, honed by centuries of engineering, can reach out without warning to slit your hull like the belly of a fish, spilling life -- oxygen, heat, and fuel -- into the hard vacuum.

That's why space combat is a game of cat-and-mouse. Keep yourself wrapped in the mantle of space-cold, dark, silent. Keep your thrust burns to minimum-they blaze like miniature suns for all to detect. Rig your passive sensors to greedily absorb data, but remain quiet yourself-give nothing away. Keep your weapons ready, in case... There! A faint trace of mid-wavelength infrared betrays a maneuver drive. Bring up the LIDAR dishes while the big passive array builds up a targeting solution. The moments seam endless while every crew member shares the same thought: 'Have they seen us?' Is the unseen enemy at this moment doing the same thing you are?

You might never know the answer. If you beat him, maybe you'll find out. But what if you hadn't seen him first? Some questions must remain unanswered when death, unbidden, comes scorching toward you as silent, brilliant lances."

Game Contents[edit]

Brilliant Lances includes:

Game Features

Contents

  • x1 32-page "Rules of Play"
  • x1 48-page Technical Booklet
  • x3 play maps
  • x2 Player Aids Cards
  • x1 Pad: Missile and Drone Log
  • x2 sheets of counters, x1 large sheet, x1 small; x183 counters total
  • Additions, Clarifications, and Corrections sheet, dated August 9, 1993.

Table of Contents[edit]

Rules of Play
Section / Article Page/s
Introduction and Components 2
General Course of Play 3
Task Resolution 3
Sequence of Play 4
Plotting and Movement 5
Spacecraft Control Panels and Movement Logs 8
Using the Missile and Drone Log Sheet 11
Sensor Lock 11
Communicators 15
Facing 16
Fire and Combat 17
Defenses 20
Damage 21
Damage Control 25
Boarding Actions 26
Surprise 26
Miscellaneous Objects and Issues 27
Q & A 29
Tournaments 29
Integration with Traveller: The New Era 29
Scenarios 30
Technical Booklet
Section / Article Page/s
Designing Spacecraft 1
Starship Data Profiles (33 vessels) 19

Library Data Entries (Public)[edit]

  1. TBD

Library Data Entries (Automated)[edit]

Library data entries
Alphabetical List


Selected Ship Equipment[edit]

  1. TBD

Selected Ships[edit]

  1. Bastien class Subsidized Liner [1]
  2. Broadsword class Mercenary Cruiser [2]
  3. Chrysanthemum class Destroyer Escort [3]
  4. Covenanter class Scout Cruiser [4]
  5. Donosev class Survey Ship [5]
  6. Eakhau class Aslan Trader [6]
  7. Fiery class Close Escort [7]
  8. Gazelle class Close Escort [8]
  9. Jayhawk class Far Trader [9]
  10. Khtukhao class Aslan Clan Transport [10]
  11. Kinunir class Colonial Cruiser [11]
  12. Lord Baltimore class Yacht [12]
  13. Midu Agashaam class Destroyer [13]
  14. Moraine class Free Trader [14]
  15. Petty class Subsidized Merchant [15]
  16. Reformation Coalition Aurora class Clipper [16]
  17. Shukugan class System Defense Boat [17]
  18. Type L class Laboratory Ship [18]
  19. Type S class Scout/Courier [19]
  20. Type T class Patrol Ship [20]
  21. Ueknou class Vargr Corsair [21]
  22. Valor class Missile Corvette [22]
  23. Vargr Trader [23]
  24. Zhodani Chatl class Leader Scout [24]
  25. Zhodani Ninz class Scout [25]
  26. Zhodani Vlezhdatl class Strike Cruiser [26]
  27. Zhodani Zhdits class Destroyer Escort [27]

Selected Smallcraft[edit]

  1. Armed Gig [28]
  2. Launch [29]
  3. Modular Cutter [30]
  4. Rampart class Fighter [31]
  5. Ship's Boat [32]
  6. Shuttle [33]

Meta-history & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Credits (Primary Sources)[edit]

Credits (Primary Sources)
Credit Authors & Contributors
Design Frank Chadwick and Dave Nilsen
Artwork and Design Kirk Wescom and Rob Lazzaretti

External Link/s[edit]

Commentary & Data articles:

  1. EXTERNAL LINK: TBD

Reviews:

  1. EXTERNAL LINK: TBD

Other Articles:

  1. EXTERNAL LINK: TBD

References & Contributions (Sources)[edit]

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