|Posted by azmulder4 on February 8, 2015 at 10:20 AM|
Starship Construction / Purchase Costs
Starships represent a major asset and resource in the game and usually usually are assigned or entrusted into care of military officers, government officials, and various agencies. They require a tremendous amount of resources, manpower, and cooperation to build and opperate. While most characters in the game will be assigned to serve on such a vessel in some rare cases a character or group of characters may actually become interested in owning an operating one of their own. In which case the following construction cost formula has been designed to help gamers determine what a ship would cost to build or purchse in the game.
The following Starship Construction Cost Formula can be used for determining the cost in Units for either constructing or purchasing a starship in the Starships and Spacemen Game Universe. While most characters individually could not generate this kind of capital individually they may be able to secure a loan or be part of a larger corporate group of investors that could afford to collectively purchase or commission the ship.
(Command) Crew Compliment x Total PPB = Starship Cost In Units
The crew compliment factor in the equation represents the size of the ship in terms of both structure / decks / compartments, equipment, and ships resources required for the vessel.
The Power Point (or Pile) Base factor represents the engergy, # or pods or type of drive, and engineering requirements for the vessel.
Example: Confederation Frigate (FG)
(Command) Crew Complment: 10 x PPB: 50 = 500 Units
Example: Heavy Freighter (Not including Cargo)
(Command) Crew Compliment: 20 x PPB: 200 = 4000 Units