Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ports of Mystara -- Updated May 16th 2012

Here's another file I dug up, written some thirteen years ago. It describes a system to rate ports. There are four separate categories, all of which are expressed in Hull Points (HP):
  • Total Capacity
  • Dock Size
  • Clearance
  • Traffic
Capacity expresses the total number of HP that may be moored at the docks or anchored within the port's harbor. Class rating is just an abbreviation. Ports rated C or better are often fortified and offer stone docks. D or smaller have wooden piers. Dry dock capacity equals 1/10th the total capacity, and only in ports D or bigger.


1. Total Capacity
Size
Combined HP
Class
Huge
10,000
A
Very Large
5,000-9,999
B
Large
2,000-4,999
C
Average
1,000-1,999
D
Small
500-999
E
Very Small
up to 499
F

Dock size tells how large a vessel the port's docks may accommodate. Ships that are too large for the docks must anchor in the harbor. For simplicity, it is assumed there's enough dock space to accommodate all ships of the appropriate size.

2. Dock Size
Size
Single Ship HP
Rank
Very Large
181
1
Large
180
2
Spacious
160
3
Average
140
4
Limited
120
5
Small
80
6
None
n/a
7
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I'm opening this article to anyone who wishes to contribute.  If you're interested in helping out, post comments here about the port(s) you've selected.  I'll try my best to incorporate them to the file, on a first-come-first-serve basis.

As of May 16: All ports have been revised.  Now would be a good time to start pitching comments for each port.  I'll enter them after each relevant section break to avoid cluttering the lists. 

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