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I've created paper deckplan posters for several of the ships from my Future Armada and Armada Codex product lines. The product for sale here is a digital image of the Mercury/Talarion poster and is intended for use in gaming via computer or with a table-top projector. These are 24x26 inch jpeg images at 150 dpi. Two images are included: the "front" and "back" of the poster. The maps are at 1 inch = 5 feet scale with a grid built into the floor.

Mercury is a high tech prototype: a mix of human and alien technology captained by self-styled hero known as "The Shepard". He and his beautiful sidekicks are out to do good and, more importantly, win fame for themselves and Project Quicksilver (which produced the craft). Equipped with an advanced cloaking screen, an inertial flux engine, ablative armored skin, and zero bore cannons, Mercury is light-years ahead of the usual ships you'll find cruising the space lanes. Project Quicksilver developed the Mercury prototype as part of a Human/Cyntek joint venture to blend the best technologies of both nations. The result was an elegant ship with impressive abilities, but one within which most human crew were not comfortable. Recently the engineers of the New Albion Shipyards were given the task of “humanizing” the design and the result is the Talarion-class of starships. With a focus on technology and ample science facilities, this class of ship is well suited for research and exploration duties. She is decently armed and very well shielded, but combat is not the goal. With her advanced computer system, the Talarion-class is typically operated by a crew of four, though there are bunks for up to eight spread over half a dozen cabins.

The alien hybrid Mercury prototype is the front of the poster (image 1) and the Talarion exploration vessel is on the back (image 2). Also for sale at RPGNow are the Mercury Trio issue of Future Armada and the Talarion issue of Armada Codex. These products detail the ships and their interiors, and also include the deckplans (on a plain white background) broken into pages for printing.

Physical posters, miniatures, and demo docs are available at 0-hr.com .

 
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File Last Updated:
February 25, 2018
This title was added to our catalog on February 25, 2018.