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Year Published
2004
# of Players
2 − 8
User Suggested # of Players
(Not best with any number)
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
240 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Subdomain
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Attack Vector: Tactical
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Skirmish scale (1-3 ships per player) space combat game with fast moving, highly realistic, 3-D movement and decision making mechanics.

Mechanically, the game plays in segmented movements (a'la Car Wars) with 8 per turn, and runs most of the decision making in parallel. This game encourages "fly by the seat of your pants", and is more like a first person flight sim than most minis games are. You actually feel like you're doing piloting or ship handling with this game. Most of the actions you do have a delay before you can do them again. Clever use of paper clips on abaci keep the timekeeping elements fluid and simple.

While there's science underlying the rules, it's carefully segregated into sidebars, so that only those people who care about it have to look at it. You don't need to be a science genius to play this game; the back of the box says "We do the scary math, so you can blow things up", and it's true, mostly due to play aid design.

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Publisher: Ad Astra Games
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Year: 2011
Product Code: ADA11000_2ND
Size: 13.12 x 9.62 x 2.25 inches
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Publisher: Ad Astra Games
Artist: Ken Burnside, Winchell Chung, Charles Oines, Joshua Qualtierimore»
Year: 2004
Product Code: ADA 11000
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4 Print and Play APID ball and cage for ping pong ball
Use the ready-to-print PDF files (below) for standard-sized Ping Pong Balls. This file contains my cryptic, multi-layer SVG (Inkscape) source files, Version 2, for rescaling to other size spheres, now with 8.5x11 inch patterns, which will be the least confusing.
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1 Hotglue method APID Cage Cut-outs for index cards.pdf
Version 1. 2 pages, color, for 3x5" index cards. To print correctly, turn off "Auto-rotate and center" mode. Instructions on how to use these can be found at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/294746
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2008-02-16
1 Templates for drawing APIDs pdf (Word format in archive)
Version 1, for Ping Pong balls, Adobe .pdf format (rescalable Word format in archive). 3 pages, B&W, for 3x5" index cards. To print correctly, turn off "Auto-rotate and center" mode. Instructions on how to use these can be found at: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/294735
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2 VeRID (Velocity/Roll Info Display)
Version 3 of Alternative acceleration/velocity matrix (for either side of board) with instructions. Detaches velocity tracking from AVID, surrounded by a roll progress tracking ring.
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3 vms_vs_dv.pdf
Comparison of Attack Vector's movement vs. games like Full Thrust
2004-09-13
2 Lafayette_Surrenders.jpg
Wallpaper image showing some of the ships from the game
2004-09-13
7 AVT_Flyer.pdf
Promotional flyer describing key 3D features of the game
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Board Game Rank: 3045
War Game Rank: 724
Num Ratings: 152
Average Rating: 7.28
Standard Deviation: 2.07
Num Views: 65398
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Avg. Game Weight: 4.0
Fans: 35
Personal Comments: 108
Users Owning: 318
Users Wanting: 49
Users Trading: 20 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
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Total Plays: 318
Plays This Month: 0
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