Damage During Ship Combat

A place to find, request and discuss rulings and errata.
Post Reply
User avatar
Frewfrux

Free Trader Network Member Kickstarter Backer Shadow Easter Egg Easter Egg Miscellaneous Contribution Facebook
Term 3
Posts: 119
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:07 am
Medals: 6
Player Locator: Enrolled in the Player Locator

Damage During Ship Combat

Post by Frewfrux » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:17 am

In the example on page 40 of resolving ship combat it would appear that the attacker chooses how to assign damage. It says
...[the attacker] may either assign it as expense Ahab must pay, or as :structure to an :upgrade.
However, it does not say who assigns the damage to the different :upgrade's. For example, if a defender has 2 :upgrade's each with 3 :structure and there was 4 :av against 0 :dv, and the attacker says they are causing :structure damage, who assigns the damage?
tn+ru+ge+!3ic-jt-au+pita*he+

User avatar
Horizon Jeff

Merchant Prince Free Trader Network Member
Term 4
Posts: 371
Joined: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:08 pm
Medals: 2
Player Locator: Enrolled in the Player Locator

Re: Damage During Ship Combat

Post by Horizon Jeff » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:52 pm

Each captain assigns the damage they inflict. So the attacker assigns the damage they inflict either as :ev or as :structure to any :upgrade attached to the defender, and the process works the same for the defender.

User avatar
SolomanMedici

Free Trader Network Member Kickstarter Backer Shadow Easter Egg Easter Egg Boardgamegeek Rating
Term 1
Posts: 46
Joined: Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:10 pm
Medals: 5
Player Locator: Enrolled in the Player Locator

Re: Damage During Ship Combat

Post by SolomanMedici » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:54 pm

A further question: how do we assign ship damage that is inflicted by a card rather than a captain?
The example I am thinking of is the Buccaneer :complication which requires one to defeat an enemy :ship ( :av 1, :dv 1, :structure 1). If my ship has ( :av 2, :dv 0, :structure 1) then I will defeat the enemy but I will also take damage as his :av is greater than my :dv. How should this be assigned?
I can think of 4 possibilities:
1. I assign the damage to myself. Not the best option as, human nature being what it is, I will always apply it in a way that will cause me the least harm.
2. Another Captain assigns the damage to me. Better choice but won't work for solo games.
3. Default to :structure if possible, applying it to the :upgrade that is most vulnerable.
4. Default to :credit1 as the option that requires the least thought.
Any guidance will be welcome.
“I don't always play card games, but when I do I play Traveller CCG”
-- The Most Interesting Man in the Imperium

User avatar
Horizon Jeff

Merchant Prince Free Trader Network Member
Term 4
Posts: 371
Joined: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:08 pm
Medals: 2
Player Locator: Enrolled in the Player Locator

Re: Damage During Ship Combat

Post by Horizon Jeff » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:46 pm

Always assign as an expense.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest