Upgrade Restrictions & Tonnage

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Upgrade Restrictions & Tonnage

Post by Tim D » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:52 pm

I would appreciate a little clarification about how 'Tonnage' restricts what :upgrade can be used.

Initially I thought that a ship's tonnage was a limit on the total number of :upgrade you can have in play. This would mean that a scout can effectively have only 1x100 ton :upgrade and a free trader 2x100 or 1x200. However having re-read the rule book and looking at the example on page 19, I think that is probably wrong.

Looking more carefully at the side bar on p34 it seems to suggest that the tonnage is a limit on the size of each individual :upgrade. The number of upgrades is limited by the number of each subtype which can be present. For example a scout ship can only use an :upgrade with a tonnage of 100 but it can have 1 of each of the four subtypes so up to 4 :upgrade in total.

Is that right or have I misunderstood?

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Re: Upgrade Restrictions & Tonnage

Post by Horizon Jeff » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:28 pm

Your second understanding is correct.

To be specifically clear, the number of :upgrade a :ship may attach is limited by the slots bar. But any attached :upgrade must have a tonnage requirement equal to or less than the :ship tonnage.

So the Beowulf may attach multiple 200 ton :upgrade, provided it has the slots.

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Re: Upgrade Restrictions & Tonnage

Post by Tim D » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:59 am

Many thanks. That's very helpful.

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