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Medics

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:40 pm
by LivingRaccoon
I'm not quite sure how Medics will work, nobody quite brought it up.

Anyways, this is my idea of a Medic. It's based on the Team Fortress 2 medic. Here are my thoughts.

When the solider is being healed by the heal beam, they get plus 1 armor.
The heal behaves like a gun, so they have to be in clear sight and in a straight line, but it keeps healing in till they move away.
Any combat disabilities that hinder the unit (i.e. legs crushed by tank, hand chopped off) are fixed on heal beam, but during that turn, they don't get the +1 armor.
The heal beam can also work for area of effect spells, like for Shaman or Wizards.

What do you think? Constructive Criticism welcome.

Re: Medics

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:56 pm
by DeltaV
Eh, that could work.

In Brikwars. the Medik can bring fallen warriors back to life. However, a 1D8 has to be rolled (or a 1D6 if the medik doesn't have a Medikal Instrument. In that case, other sharp objects will do, like chainsaws). If the result is 5 or higher, the minifig is revived and can go and die again later on. Anything lower than that will require the medik to amputate body parts for some reason. It probably has nothing to do with bringing the minifig back to life, but I am not going to question good violence.

If the result is a 1 or if there are not enough spare limbs to amputate and satisfy the medik, then the head of the minifig is amputated. If said minifig doesn't have a spare head on his body, then he/she is even more dead than before, and can't be revived.

Re: Medics

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:06 pm
by IVhorseman
Yeah, you amputate one limb for every point under 5 that the medikal roll made.

Limbs are amputated on-field because of things like blood loss and shattered femurs, but mostly due to hastiness. A "dead" minifig may turn out to have an arm so badly broken that they're incapacitated, so the natural response of the medik is to tear that fucker off so that he stops bitching about it.

The heal-gun works fine, but minifigs hardly ever lose hands or get just their legs crushed by tanks. In most situations, a minifig is either completely dead or completely healthy, so "wounds" aren't a big deal. Some players house-rule that heroes and other sigfigs have a certain number of hitpoints, but it's usually easier to organize minifigs by "dead" and "not dead."

+1 armor is okay, but why not have it be a die roll? Just roll a d6 and add that to the armor while the medic's healing - if a six gets rolled, activite the "uber-charge" for invincibility on that turn.

Re: Medics

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:04 pm
by LivingRaccoon
IVhorseman wrote:+1 armor is okay, but why not have it be a die roll? Just roll a d6 and add that to the armor while the medic's healing - if a six gets rolled, activite the "uber-charge" for invincibility on that turn.


Good idea, but that is a little overpowered. I like the uber-charge idea. And great idea in general for the amputee part. But what are the special disembodiment negatives?

Re: Medics

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:19 pm
by Silverdream
If a leg is amputated, the fig can only walk half as fast.

If an arm is amputated then the fig can carry 1" worth of weapons.

Re: Medics

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:19 am
by IVhorseman
It's not too overpowered, gives a chance for a critical fail. Interpret that as 0 or -1d6, depending on your flavor.

Re: Medics

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:38 pm
by Gungnir
Since my medik uses a needle full of nanobots, I've modified the rules for him. He rolls a d10 instead of a d8, but if he gets anything less than a 6, the minifig melts into a puddle of slimy goop.

EDIT: Got to play a game with some friends using my medik. I ended up melting three of my units due to crappy rolls. And then my medik slipped on his failures when he rolled a 1 on a sprint. It was pretty funny.

Re: Medics

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:51 am
by DeltaV
Gungnir wrote:Since my medik uses a needle full of nanobots, I've modified the rules for him. He rolls a d10 instead of a d8, but if he gets anything less than a 6, the minifig melts into a puddle of slimy goop.

That would make a very nice weapon. Small but fukkin' deadly.
Speaking of weapons, my medik has a buzzsaw-staff that can be used to dissect minifigs. For each successful dissection, the medik gets a +1 to his Medikal roll by draining the bodily fluids of the victim. Don't forget that mediks crave for violence, too!

Re: Medics

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:03 pm
by IX_Legion
I homebrewed medic rules once. The medic rolled 1d6 when it reached a "dead" minifig. On a 1, the figure was dead on arrival and couldn't be healed. On a 6, he was back up to fighting trim. On any other roll, he was alive, but not stable. The medic could continue to roll each turn, a 6 reviving and a 1 meaning he lost the patient. Easy to remember, gives the medic a chance to do something, but doesn't result in two basically immortal armies fighting one another until the end of time (or at least until the doctors give up). Of course, the medic definitely wasn't the focus of that battle. I remember a musketeer riding into battle on a dead knight's horse carrying the laser cannon off a moon buggy.