|That's always a pity in a champ game. You find an reasonable explanation from Sudakan here: |
I once again suggest a game variant where the only thing which can be traded is pure firepower and the cloaking ability. This can be achieved by * restricting ship based racial abilities to ships of this race only
* restricting all ship abilities (except cloaking) only to the race which has this ship on it's ship list.
This means no cloaking web layers, no IA from a Bird SSD, no 13 bay Fed Gorbie, no fast beam Klingon Biocide, no unbreakable tow for a Lizard MBR.
It doesn't solve the Crystal problem, though. It lessens it (no cloaing web layers) but web service of a tiny Crystal could still decide every game. One possible solution: Webs can't be laid in foreign names and only _allies_ of a web's owner can pass it without hit chance or drain.