1 pointThanks a lot for your detailed explanation, that was everything I needed! Me an my players just wanted to play some sessions on vanilla version but it seems, that we need some upgrades right away I was checking only "Rules Upgrade", but didn't touch the "Companion".
1 pointThat way lies madness. Things will become so obfuscated as to potentially lose the fluidity of the D6 system. If you want more crunchy, use the D6 Fantasy book as it is written. And if they want granular advancement, going to levels is NOT the way to get granular. If your players think it is, then they desperately need to play the regular D6 system so they can REALLY see what granular advancement really is.
1 pointWEG put out some rules updates and clarifications in the 1st Edition Rules Companion, one thing they worked on was scaling combat. A character scale Thermal Detonator does 10D damage. If you check the damage scale table on 21 of the Rules companion, it shows that your character's ship is Starship Scale. The chart reports that the most that any die can deal in damage is a 2. So, depending on what the damage dice came up with, the most damage that your ship could have taken would be a 20 (10x2). The ship rolls its hull normally and compares the capped thermal detonator damage to the uncapped starship hull's resistance. Then decide damage levels normally.