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Supplementary Rules Guidelines - Read BEFORE Posting
« on: 19 November 2012, 14:54:02 »
Welcome to the Supplementary Rules forum! 

  • This is not a "look up the rules for me" forum.  If you don't have the book you're asking about but want to know about something that you think is in it, ask in the most appropriate regular (non-rules) forum instead.
  • If your question is "why is it that way?" or "why can't we do it this way?", it's a philosophy question rather than a rules question, and you should be posting in Ask The Writers instead.

What This Forum Is For
This forum is for all questions involving rules printed in Interstellar Operations and Campaign Operations, as well as those not appearing in the core rule books.  Because that casts a wide net, here are some brief guidelines:

1) For rulesets published by Catalyst Game Labs that have not been replaced by newer rules, all questions will be tackled (e.g. supplementary rules published in Historicals).

2) For rulesets published by FanPro or FASA that have not been replaced by newer rules, we will attempt to answer your questions, but can make no promises (e.g. Solaris boxed set rules).  In general, the older the ruleset, the less chance there is of you receiving an answer.  Please allow more time than normal for these questions to be answered.

3) For rulesets that have been replaced by a newer set of rules (e.g. BattleForce 1st edition or BattleForce 2; the Tactical Handbook or Maximum Tech; the BattleTech Manual through to the BattleTech Master Rules; any base Mercenary rules other than the ones in Campaign Ops), no support is being offered.  Please do not ask questions on any aspect of these rulesets.

How To Get Your Question Answered
1) Make sure it hasn't already been answered.  Do a quick search of this subforum, and follow this link to the errata forum for the most recent rulings.

2) Pick a good thread title, one that makes clear what you're asking, so that others might easily search out your thread in the future.  "Water Balloons vs. ProtoMechs" is a clear subject and good thread title — "So I've got some questions" is not.  Thread titles may be edited to clarify things.

3) Please write clearly and to the point, and provide page number references to any relevant section.  If you don't, your question may be moved to the bottom of the queue or deleted altogether.  Help us help you.

4) Keep your thread to one question, or a series of extremely closely-related questions.  If you have to ask multiple questions in a single post, make sure they're clearly separated so that each can be easily followed.  Even so, a post with multiple questions will likely be answered more slowly than several individual questions, as we'll have more research to do.

5) Asking in that same thread for an answer to be clarified is fine, as are slight expansions to your original question.  However, do not add entirely unrelated new questions to the bottom of an answered thread — start a new thread instead.  For example, if you receive an answer telling you that something applies to BattleMechs, "does that include IndustrialMechs?" is a perfectly acceptable follow-up question for in that thread — "oh by the way, how do airships work in space?" is not.

Questions we're wrangling over will be labelled "(Research)".  Feel free to edit your post until it is marked (Research).  Don't do any edits after that.  Questions we consider answered will be marked "(Answered)".  Feel free to bump your thread if your question hasn't been answered after a month (don't bump it sooner than this).  Answers provided are official, but of course still subject to future revision or errata.

Thanks for your time!
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