Ship Design Catalogue
This is a database intended to catalog and analyse known ship classes and house rules related to ship combat.
- Corvette: A small system-defense boat with no jump capabilities. Used to patrol planetary space and support larger jumpships when possible. Less than 300 tons.
- Monitor: A large (and quite expensive) craft with no J-Drive. Essentially a flying fortress, armed to the teeth and massively armored. Capable of taking on a small fleet of jumpships by itself. Used to defend only the most essential planets and stations, such as Earth itself. 600-1000 tons.
- Frigate: A loose designation given to most J-Drive warships under 600 tons. 200-300 ton ships are “light frigates,” while 500-600 ships are “heavy frigates.”
- Destroyer: A light J-Drive warship intended specifically to support a larger ship. Usually armed with missiles or other specialist weapons, but are lightly-armed compared to their Corvette counterparts. Destroyers are also used to escort freighters or tankers on long hauls. Less than 300 tons.
- Cruiser: A powerful jump-capable warship capable of operating alone or with destroyer escorts. Cruisers usually sport multiple weapon bays and extensive point defense systems. 600-1000 tons.
- Carrier: Any craft primarily dedicated to carrying fighters or planetary invasion shuttles. Very little offensive armament, usually escorted by 3-5 destroyers. 500-1000 tons.
- Battlecruiser: The largest class of warship. Only ten are known to exist. A single Battlecruiser costs trillions of credits and is practically invincible. 1200-2000 tons.