(2FC) PBEM STANDARD RULES
This is a listing of the different rules which are normally used (or not used) when playing Federation Commander PBEM. These are not all-inclusive, as you and your opponent can decide to use more (or less) of the rules than those listed here. These rules are simply the standard ones used if no others are specified.
(2FC1) STANDARD (NON-TOURNAMENT) GAMES:
Unless agreed upon prior to game start, the following rules will be used. These are considered "PBEM STANDARD" and will be the assumed rules during the game.
ALL rules from the Federation Commander rulebook.
EXCEPTION: (1E4) Simultaneous Decision Rule. Considering the time required to send messages back and forth this rule will not be used. Players will indicate what actions they are intending to take on their SOPs. While conditional orders can (and should) be used to simulate this rule, the rule itself will not be in use.
Note that these are the standard rules, and are intended to help speed game setup and play. Other rules can be used with the mutual agreement of both players and the moderator, and there is no penalty for doing so.
(2FC2) TOURNAMENT GAMES:
At this time, there is not a tournament setting. This rule is reserved for future use when (and if) a tournament system is put in place.
(2FC3) PLAYTEST GAMES:
Playtest games use the Standard Rules, as modified by specifications in the playtest scenario.