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CRUCIBLEProcessing Station


The Crucible-class is a medium-sized station designed to convert raw materials into finished goods. Some stations are used as industrial ore processing stations or gas mines. Others are employed as military academies or civilian training facilities - transforming recruits into professionals. Still others may process nothing but wealth and power as corporate outposts or crime syndicate headquarters. These stations have room for a hundred personnel and boast a variety of facilities to suit a wide range of duties.

The Crucible package contains several highly detailed, layered PDF files:

      • Main Book
              - 19 page PDF file detailing the station and interior areas.
              - Contains several 3D rendered scenes as well as orthographic views.
              - Includes system independent statistics designed for easy adaption to your game of choice.
              - Background, art, and text are on different layers for custom display and printing.

      • Map Pages
              - 64 page PDF file containing complete interior maps and instructions for assembly.
              - Miniature-scale maps for tactical combat with an optional 1 inch = 5 ft grid.
              - Divided into pages for easy printing in full color or printer-friendly black and white.
              - Selectable layers include: grid, black & white version, optional objects, and more.

      • Uncut Map Images
              - Four single page PDF files containing giant images of the complete deckplans.
              - The Hub image is 29x33 inches; the ring is broken into three sectors of 23x37 inches each.
              - Select either a light or dark background (for printing or projection/display).
              - Includes layers for grid, black & white version, optional cargo, and background choice.

              - All Armada Codex issues now also include giant JPEG versions of the uncut map images.

Sample document and art are available at 

The Crucible-class is referred to as a station rather than a ship, though a case could be made for either label. The craft has all of the systems and most of the capabilities of a starship of similar size. But it is ring shaped, rotates, and cannot make planetfall. It is also very slow – being designed to move into place and then remain in that location or orbit for a long period of time. In the end, the label more describes the purpose, rather than the capabilities, of the vessel.

As with all issues of the Codex, this product is designed to give you a ready-made setting to plug into your rules of choice - lending depth and detail to your campaign. When it’s time to play, zero hour is ready!

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January 29, 2018 9:25 pm UTC
These maps are fantastic, even by your already high standards!
If I may, there is one fitting this station could highly benefit: shuttle bays. Three of them could easily fit in the inside of the ring, each on the other side of the three airlocks.
Also, I would most certainly buy any variants of this map. Keep up the good work!
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Ryan W April 28, 2017 8:57 pm UTC
I've added giant JPEG versions of the uncut map files in Crucible and the other four Armada Codex products. I had to decide what layers would be "ON" for the JPEGs so went with the dark background, grid, and optional (cargo) items. I think that would be most commonly desired. Since there are now a lot of uncut map files for each product, I put them into their own subdirectory. I only had Renegade and Crucible send out automated update notices as I didn't want to flood everyone's inbox, but all five products have been updated (assuming everything went well with the uploads etc.).
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Rosella C May 01, 2017 12:17 am UTC
Thanks! And aye, those settings work nicely for .Vtt format, (although most .vtt programs have their own variable grids so the grid layer isn't really necessary for future ones imho) I appreciate you updating your products so quickly. :)
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Nicholas L May 09, 2017 9:34 pm UTC
Hi Ryan - I really love Crucible - a nice sized station for a space game. What would be fantastic is a "mods" pack that allow the variants to the hub and ring. For a transit hub, adding a docking level / transit hall and a retail units level to the hub. Possibly a hotel or bigger cargo variant to the industrial hub, or possibly a bigger detention area and garrison unit. Finally possibly a fighter segment. That would allow the design to be for a garrison station, a transit station or traffic hub.
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Brian D April 26, 2017 4:19 am UTC
Beautifully done. I just received the email on this being out and so...yeah bought it today. I have purchased all of 0-hr ships and stations and find them fantastic. I was curious if the JPGs of the station will be available, Since I GM on Fantasy Grounds they would be most useful.
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Rosella C April 27, 2017 2:06 am UTC
I too would love to see some high res .jpg's of the maps suitable for use on R20, it would be immensely helpful to me.
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This title was added to our catalog on April 25, 2017.