View Full Version : Cruise ships...in SPAAACE?

06-21-2012, 11:36 AM
Hi all,
I'm going to run a convention game set in the Star Frontiers universe in a couple of weeks. I need deckplans for a cruise ship...a spacegoing cruise ship...to use as a player handout and for planning encounters and such. I might be able to modify a regular old 'wet' ship for my purposes but I don't have time to make my own map, I think, so I figured I'd turn to you guys for help. Anybody have a map that'd work as a player handout for that? Thanks!

Edit: BTW, the attached image is my best prospect for conversion so far. I like the shapes there, though I wouldn't mind if it was a tiny bit smaller.

06-21-2012, 02:51 PM
Lando Calrissian had a luxury ship called the Lady Luck but I think that only held a few couples. Way smaller than what you are looking at there.

06-21-2012, 03:06 PM
Thanks! Didn't know that. Looked it up and it's a cool ship, reminds me of the Imperial ships in Battlefleet Gothic (40K). You're right, though...a bit too small.

I think I'll just mod the deckplan above for my purposes (wish it was higher resolution). I did some image searching for an exterior view of a ship that looked right...but almost everything out there's military in nature, though there were some industrial transports. Guess people just aren't interested in civilian ships. Maybe I'll check out the ship from Fifth Element. Might work.

06-21-2012, 03:22 PM
Well, there was that ship in The Fifth Element they were on....not sure if you can find a deck plan but it had theater and all that inside.

06-21-2012, 10:39 PM
I believe that the Serenity RPG, based on the Firefly series, has deck plans for various ships, and I think that one was a large cruise ship, because one of our adventures took place on one. The game has a decent fanbase that creates free-use ships for the game as well, some with deckplans. You could look through various fansites for that game.

06-21-2012, 11:26 PM
You might be interested in looking at this cruise ship plan. It's fantasy, but you might get some ideas from the way it developed.


06-22-2012, 02:04 AM
Thanks for the replies guys. After a lot of looking around I decided to mod the pic I put up earlier. This is good enough for my purposes. I changed most of the bottom text and some of the labels and altered the 'ship shape' of the bow on the lower decks.

Edit: and somehow, I forgot to rework the text at the far right on the bottom. Duh...

06-22-2012, 07:56 AM
There have been a number of "cruise ships" in space over the years in Dr Who series.

06-23-2012, 12:20 AM
The layout looks good, except I don't see anything related to the ship's storage, engines, or controls. Are the engines, bridge, and food/supply stores externally separate from the rest of the ship? Or are they on a deck not shown in the plans, since they aren't going to be needed?

06-23-2012, 02:23 AM
I think engineering, control areas, crew cabins, etc. are in some of the unmarked areas of the deckplans. I'll work on that a bit...as some of those areas are imPortant to the story.

06-23-2012, 03:51 PM
You're probably right. It most likely wasn't necessary to have them shown for the original purpose of the deckplans, if they were just for customer viewing.

06-23-2012, 04:43 PM
It's good security as well. No sense giving criminals/terrorists a planning document.

06-28-2012, 12:18 AM
I don't have a deck plan, but I do have an advertisement: http://vimeo.com/12809328

06-28-2012, 01:32 AM
Nice work! Won't work for my purposes but I enjoyed watching it.

06-28-2012, 01:42 AM
Engineering decks? Mechanical support systems? How archaic. Don't you know that CosmoCruise uses the latest paint-on star drive and environmental systems? One coat of nanite matrix on the outside, and slipstream is the flip of a switch away. Glidden's best AtmoMorph Interior Latex on the interior bulkheads, and you get a nice even flow of oxynitro out, carbodiox in.

Which leaves those outmoded empty spaces free for the latest in orbital coral scuba touring - megatons of water for shielding might as well be used for something recreational, eh?

07-01-2012, 11:26 AM
Wow, Nice video :) ... I don't know if you can use it but there were a cruise ship in a challenge about half a year ago or so :)

11-07-2012, 10:44 PM
What do people use to make this kind of image? Is it vector art? Illustrator?

11-07-2012, 11:25 PM
What do people use to make this kind of image? Is it vector art? Illustrator?

I assume you mean the map in the first post of the thread? If so, yeah, I'd assume it was originally created in a vector-based app like Illustrator. The modified map I did was created in Photoshop...I just dropped in the map image I found on the Web and edited it.