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Now updated to version 2.0!

Starmada™ is a miniatures board game of starship combat. At its most basic level, players take command of space fleets in a general attempt to reduce each other to just so much space junk. At its most advanced, the game can be customized to breathe life into any science fiction background that players might imagine.

Novices shouldn't fret; the core set of rules has been designed with simplicity and ease of play in mind, accessible even to beginners. On the other hand, seasoned veterans should find the concise nature of the rules quite refreshing. It allows players to concentrate on the finer points of squashing their opponents rather than arguing about rules interpretations, without sacrificing any of the flavor or excitement of more complex games.

Simple, but not simplistic, is the guiding principle.

The Unity Rulebook represents what we expect will become the definitive version of a game that has gone through several updates over more than two decades. In that time, players around the world have grown to love Starmada for its shallow learning curve, depth of experience, and ease of play, even as they differ over which release represents the One True Vision.

The goal of this edition, designated PROJECT UNITY, was to draw from the best parts of each incarnation of the game, from the Compendium and Starmada X, through the Admiralty Edition and 2012's Nova Rulebook, and unify those concepts in a way that allows experienced starship captains to continue enjoying the game they love while drawing new players into the fold.

Long-time players will be thrilled to learn there is no need to convert existing starship designs to this new edition: comprehensive rules are included which allow players to use both Admiralty and Nova ship display sheets with a minimum of modification.

With the release of the Unity Rulebook, we hope to revitalize the game and introduce the thrills of tabletop battles in deep space to a whole new generation. The Universal Game of Starship Combat is back, and better than ever!

 
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Victor D April 17, 2020 7:00 pm UTC
Sadly, I won't be playing Unity as I use Open Office & the Unity ship builder I downloaded from the MJ12 site has (to date) refused to work properly. Yes, I know it works on Excel, but I won't be forced into buying Excel just for Unity when I already have a working spreadsheet program.
I used to love Admiralty edition but now can't find a copy of the AE builder on the MJ12 site (guess it's gone out of fashion!) so can't play that either now.
Sigh … back to Full Thrust, which is accessible.
Sorry Daniel …
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Daniel K May 04, 2020 3:41 pm UTC
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Sorry to hear this. I'm sure someone out there has been working on converting the Drydock to work with Open Office -- you can ask over at the forums: http://www.mj12games.com/forum

Regarding the Admiralty Edition shipbuilder, it is still available: http://www.mj12games.com/starmada/shipbuilder.xlt
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Paul H February 29, 2020 5:52 pm UTC
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Is this v2.0 or would I need to buy the 2020 update?
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Daniel K March 03, 2020 7:25 pm UTC
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This has not yet been updated, but you will not need to buy anything additional. The Rules Update is available for free at the mj12games.com web site, while the files here will be updated ASAP.
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Paul H March 03, 2020 9:34 pm UTC
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Great, thank you.
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May 01, 2020 4:22 am UTC
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Updated to 2.0 now.
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John F June 16, 2017 11:24 pm UTC
Will there be a Klingon Armada Unity Edition?
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Kenneth R June 24, 2017 9:19 pm UTC
There will indeed be Star Fleet Universe versions of the Unity edition (Klingon Armada, Romulan Armada, etc.). There are no official release dates yet but they are in-work. I played two games with the current versions of the rules hosted by the designer at a local con in early June 2017.
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April 20, 2017 2:32 am UTC
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Can't purchase. You checkout and login is broken
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Daniel K April 20, 2017 1:48 pm UTC
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Are you attempting to purchase via WargameVault or the Majestic Twelve Games page (mj12games.com)?
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