Starship chess

Discussion in 'Trek Gaming' started by SchwEnt, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. SchwEnt

    SchwEnt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    So I’ve been thinking about Starship Chess, with chess pieces represented by various starships. I’m thinking mainly TNG era because there is more of a variety of ships.

    Can you help me out with suggestions?

    The Pawns could be Runabouts or shuttles (maybe even Workbees)

    The King could be SpaceDock or a Starbase. Or a Galaxy class ship? Or the Queen should be a Galaxy class?

    Knights could be Defiant class.

    Bishops, maybe Nebula class or Excelsiors? Akira class?

    Rooks… I don’t know.

    What other ideas or suggestions do you have?
     
  2. Jimi_James

    Jimi_James Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I wouldn't include shuttles or runabouts and instead use the Miranda class as Pawns.
    King=Galaxy Class
    Queen=Sovereign Class
    Knights=Defiant Class
    Bishops=Nebula Class
    Rooks=Excelsior Class

    For the opposing side I would use a mixture of various alien classes.
    King=V'Ger
    Queen=Borg Cube
    Knights=Dominion Battlecruiser
    Bishops=Romulan Warbirds
    Rooks=Cardasian Galor Class
    Pawns=JemH'dar Fighters or Klingon Birds of Prey depending on your preference
     
  3. sunburn800

    sunburn800 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I once had a dream of this very same idea only it was just starships in various colors no shuttles.
     
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  4. EmperorTiberius

    EmperorTiberius Captain Captain

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    I had this idea a while back. I remember I wanted Defiants to be Knights because they are so manuverable. I remember I had trouble deciding how to fit other classes. My idea for the King was the mashroom starbase as well, I think that's the easies one to make. You will not be able to fit all the ships in there.
     
  5. SchwEnt

    SchwEnt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    With TNG era ships, I think there are more ships than pieces on the board.
     
  6. eighthgear

    eighthgear Cadet Newbie

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    Kings should be some for of station - that would explain their strategic purpose in the game, as well as their (relative) lack of motion. Either something like the Earth Spacedock or DS9 (yes, it is a Cardassian design, but it looks cool). For Queen, I would go with the Galaxy. I agree with those other assignments you have for the Federation side, though perhaps the pawns can be of the Oberth class instead of the Miranda. Also, for some reason I feel like the Excelsior would be more of a Bishop and the Nebula wold be more of a Rook.
     
  7. Vendikarr

    Vendikarr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    What would you use as the pieces?

    Perhaps the Star Trek Micro Machines from the '90s?
     
  8. SchwEnt

    SchwEnt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Sure. I bought all of them back in the 90s and still have 'em sitting around.
     

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