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What houserules do you use?

Postby Beelze » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:41 pm

The title pretty much says it all. Although most people here seem to prefer the 2005 rules, I haven't seen anyone use a vanilla ruleset. Most everyone integrates a little of the 2001 rules or makes up a few of their own.

Which houserules do you prefer, and why? Are there any modifications that are technically houserules but in practice are accepted by just about everyone?
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Postby birdman » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:56 pm

I use hardcore 2001 rules for everything.
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Postby MasterEcabob » Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:02 pm

Since most of the stuff I do is just solo battles I usually tend to give bonuses and fudge die rolls in the team I want to win's favor.

I also fudge movement and weapon range a lot, so as to cut down on the moving across the battlefield and get to the blowing eachother up parts.
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Postby Arkbrik » Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:44 am

When attacking soft stuff (minifigs) you must do enough damage to kill them in one attack, but damage done to hard stuff (spaceships, dragons, living Brikthulhu statues) adds up until the end of the turn.
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Postby dcl32 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:14 pm

tanks are more effective against armor, unless they fire HE shells or have machine guns, .50 machine guns roll 1d10+2 against minifigs
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Postby Greenkey15 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:58 pm

It appears to be that I made a thread like this in Bonus Material. I'm going to have to pull a Pesgores here, but we don't need 10 of these threads. We already do that to other stuff.
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Postby Strana » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:07 am

well it depends on what im doing but since I've been doing alot of fleet mock up battles I've been using my own rules and a mix of others, trying to test them out for balance
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Postby Professor Ken » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:17 pm

Most of my house rules tend to involve the implementation of squads. For example, squads with ranged weapons attack as a group by combining fire, but defend as individuals rather than distributing damage all around the plate. My squads of melee troops move in unison but attack as separate units, usually using their numbers to gang up on their opponents.

I also use the Elite, which is a lesser kind of Hero, with 7" of move and a d8 for attack, but regular minifig defense and no Heroic Feat. I find they're more fun-- and more expendable-- than regular Heroes.
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Postby Strana » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:12 am

Professor Ken wrote:I find they're more fun-- and more expendable-- than regular Heroes.


obviously then your not using your hero correctly for he should be at the forfront of your battles with a posy of redshirts at his heals to carry him through any battle.
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Postby Professor Ken » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:22 am

Strana wrote:obviously then your not using your hero correctly for he should be at the forfront of your battles with a posy of redshirts at his heals to carry him through any battle.


A valid point, but I do have a corollary: I don't use Redshirts. If a Hero screws up a Heroic Feat or flops a defense roll, he just dies. Besides, usually my Heroes spend most of their time fighting the enemy Heroes or operating the turret with the 4d10 laser cannon on my AAT.
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Postby OneEye589 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:26 am

Yea, I usually don't use Redshirts, either.
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Postby Cpt. Zipps » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:27 pm

usually forget about lots of rules like redsirts and grinding damage and in most cases I forget how you do feats so i just do a skill check.
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Postby Blitzen » Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:52 pm

I usually forget the rules and I'm too lazy to look them up, so I may fudge as much as a Use rating. Also, made-up units are always great and I don't use CP -- since I have 100 minifigs to use, my brother and I just distribute them evenly.
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Postby lrdofbricks » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:22 pm

Blitzen wrote:I usually forget the rules and I'm too lazy to look them up, so I may fudge as much as a Use rating. Also, made-up units are always great and I don't use CP -- since I have 100 minifigs to use, my brother and I just distribute them evenly.


lucky. if i even mentioned brikwars to my sibling she would just call me a dork and walk away. i suppose i can play with andy0002 but hes really snotty and a rule checker. i need someone who understand FUDGE!!!
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Postby Blitzen » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:31 pm

Really? My brother and I agreed to each make one side of a battlefield, and he proceeded to make the entire thing into malevolent architecture. It's just not cool to build a collapsing wall and a railgun in a medieval setting.

EDIT: And a style note: it's generally accepted that your post is a reply to the last post unless you include a different quote to respond to. You don't have to quote the post above yours.
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