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Official Q&A: RADC 2020-2021

Usage Guidelines All Questions

ALLIANCE STATION location


Pete Niemann (Event Partner)
5 months ago

ALLIANCE STATION - A legal area outside the MARTIAN LANDSCAPE for PILOTS and VISUAL OBSERVERS to occupy. ALLIANCE STATIONS are adjacent to ALLIANCE CARGO SHIPS.

The size of the Alliance Station is not specified in text or drawings. How far can students stand from the station and can they walk around the station during a match?

Answered by RAD Game Design Committee

The Alliance Station stretches from Cargo Ship to Cargo Ship on the short side of the field. Pilots must remain between their Cargo Ships, however there is no specified distance to how far back they can stand. That is up to the discretion of the Event Partner who will determine if any limits need to be added, e.g. if there are tables or a walkway behind the alliance station and the Event Partner needs to limit how far back the pilots should stand so that they do not interfere with other activities.

We will allow the Visual Observers to walk around the Cargo Ships but they may not enter the opponent's Alliance Station. Again, the Event Partner may limit how far back from th field Visual Observers stand while in front or behind the field so that they do not interfere with referees or the spectators.