I recently decided to add a Mining Calculation Tool to a spreadsheet that I put together.
When I was finished, I got numbers that seemed out of wack and I was wondering if someone (preferably mining experience or a rules team person) could run the numbers so I can see if what I got is accurate.
I used the following data:
Rarity Rate: 500
Raw Material Price: 488
Planet Morale: 85%
Planet Crime 5%
Tax Level: 5%
I then calculate the absolute minimum (random1: 35, random2: -50) and maximum (random1: 50, random2: 150) yields and resulting minimum and maximum costs.
Given those parameters, I got those exact same numbers Roy.
Fortunately, there aren't any materials that have a rarity rate of 500 and a RMP of 488. Also, while additional NPCs do result in more overall costs, cost per unit stays nearly the same because of the higher yield.
I just looked over the rules Hal.
I don't see anything about ownership or conditions for it to actually work (beyond having a single NPC assigned to the facility). I'm not doubting its there, I could have missed it the way I read.
..and that is something I would change.If an individual is able to somehow acquire a mine,either thru sales or getting a mining CMG to build a mine on thier deposit,then negotiate an agreement for a mining CMG to manage/operate it..not too mention pay for all this(city founding,RMs,hauler of some type,construction of power,mine and prolly storage,NPCs and maybe prospecting equipment) and then also pay for extractions....well..they should be able to.
Although there are alot of deposits out there just sitting, that will never do anything in a seemingly RM starved galaxy,something tells me there wouldn't be alot of folks able to do this ;)
I haven't checked the rules lately, but I do recall a question about a mine not working where people were quoting the rules about it... Might be somewhere obscure, or it could all have been revised since then and something lost.
But anyway, that's why I thought they were there.
"May the Grace of Ara go with you, and His Vengeance be wrought upon your enemies."
I can confirm that operators of mines do not need to be members of mining factions, I regularly use affliated faction members as mine managers/operators if mines are within their general area of operations. So as it stands, mines can only be owned by mining factions but also are operatable by non-mining faction members.
And I agree that the rules page is not terribly up to date with regards to specific rules of managing and operating rights. Perhaps the intent was that it should all be done in house by factions and not individuals and hence written like that?