I designed these Command Dice & Movement Tool to be used with Battlestar Galactica Starship Battles game system. Since the game is focused on smaller fighter on fighter combat. I needed a way to convey idea that the larger ships just don't do anything very quickly. Orders are passed down a chain of Command, some times a ship and its crew are totally in sync. While at times it might take a bit of time to get everyone to fall in place correctly.
The movement tool lines up with the BSG Base. Each notch indicated 1 speed worth of movement. The angled portion to the right of the notches is the turning guide. Line the left side of your base to the left side of the Movement Tool. Turn the left side of the corner of your base into this angel. That represents 1 point of turning.
I will post rules to make these dice work with the ships I currently have in my shop later.
The general idea to this, is every ship will have a Command Rating, this is the number of Command Dice per turn that is rolled for this ship. It will also have an XO Rating, after the Dice are rolled, this is the number of Dice results the XO may hold over to the next turn. A good XO will help keep the crew on task. There are 4 symbols on the dice, one is the Command (diamond) this is a wild card result but also plays into special functions. The Targeting symbol allows for the ship to fire. The Gears helps with repairs and the arrow is used for movement / turning.