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Chaingun Faeries

PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:57 pm
by pkbrennan
Chaingun Faeries are rare mythological creatures found all over Pekab (on the rare occasions that they are found, that is) that always come in threes - there is a rule about Faeries always coming in threes (see Disney's Sleeping Beauty for an example of this). Two will always have bright green transparent chainguns while the third, acting as squad leader, will have a pink wand which strangely can either fire a short burst of energy or be welded like a short blade (acting as both a pistol and a knife, essentially). Some have been hired by various Secret Police forces in the countries of Ekk for riot control (they don't mess around there).

Standard Faerie (18 CP)

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Skill: 1d6
Move: 4" [8" when flying]
Armour: 5

Specialities: Compensating
Special Rule: May only fire when on the ground, obviously.

Equipment:

Chaingun: Size 2, Use 4, Range 8", Damage 1d10 - subject to Machine Gun rules.

Leader Faerie (20 CP)

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Skill: 1d6+1
Move: 6" [8" when flying]
Armour: 1d6+2

Specialities: Leadership

Equipment:

Wand

  • CC Attack: Size S, Use 2, Range CC, Damage 1d6
  • Ranged Attack: Size S, Use 3, Range 6", Damage 1d6

Note: 2001 rules enables flight at 1CP for 2" with minimum of 5" to stay airborne.

Re: Chaingun Faeries

PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:44 pm
by Tzan
The whole idea of chaingun faeries is so great that it almost makes me forget that she is really holding a gatling gun... almost.

Re: Chaingun Faeries

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:43 am
by Pwnerade
What else are you going to do with trans miniguns? Bravo, sir. :guinness:

Re: Chaingun Faeries

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:36 am
by pkbrennan
Tzan wrote:The whole idea of chaingun faeries is so great that it almost makes me forget that she is really holding a gatling gun... almost.


Anything that a minifig can ride is a horse, including jet bikes and motorcycles. Ergo, Any gun with multiple barrels is a chaingun, even when it is a gatling gun or a vulcan cannon.  :mystery:

Re: Chaingun Faeries

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:51 pm
by Theblackdog
Technically, any rapid-fire gun is a machinegun.

Re: Chaingun Faeries

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:04 pm
by IVhorseman
There's a lot of people who feel like there should be distinctions between carbines, rifles, heavy machineguns etc. A size 2 machinegun (2d6 damage) would do more damage per-shot than this thing at the same range.

As far as I can tell, machine-pistols (size 1 autoguns), assault rifles (bastard autoguns), and heavier machine guns (size 2+) are pretty much already covered. The in-between weapons, like a sub-machine gun and a heavy machine gun that's not quite heavy enough to need a Heavy to fire it are still kinda left out. I think giving a regular assault rifle a supernatural d8 for damage might be a good way to simulate the HMG since it gives it arc-fire for every shot, but I have mixed feelings about the penalty to damage associated with the d8s in this situation. 1d6+1d8-(distance) is pretty appropriately ludicrous damage for an autogun, though. Since it's a supernatural bonus, the minifig could always choose to treat it like a regular autogun when needed, for ranges further than 4". SMGs and smaller carbines I have a harder time working around - I just treat them like size 1 autoguns that require 2 hands, for now. I'm not sure if I should give them size 1 or bastard range though.

Re: Chaingun Faeries

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:18 pm
by Theblackdog
Do we really need to use supernatural dice for *everything*?  I would just houserule some new weapons in this situation.

Re: Chaingun Faeries

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:38 pm
by IVhorseman
I wish not, but every time I try home-brewing something I end up thinking "huh. this would be a lot easier with just a supernatural d6." That's not necessarily a bad thing.

Re: Chaingun Faeries

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:10 am
by stubby
I don't think supernatural dice are the best solution for autoguns in general.  They may be appropriate for faerie transparent autoguns.

Re: Chaingun Faeries

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 1:34 am
by Kirillyos
pkbrennan wrote:Anything that a minifig can ride is a horse, including jet bikes and motorcycles. Ergo, Any gun with multiple barrels is a chaingun, even when it is a gatling gun or a vulcan cannon.  :mystery:


Nope, you're thinking of the term "minigun" (which is made by GE) or "rotary cannon".

Chaingun: Distinction from Gatling Gun

I used to make this mistake myself (thanks, Doom), but then I learned the difference.

Re: Chaingun Faeries

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 1:42 am
by Kirillyos
IVhorseman wrote:As far as I can tell, machine-pistols (size 1 autoguns), assault rifles (bastard autoguns), and heavier machine guns (size 2+) are pretty much already covered. The in-between weapons, like a sub-machine gun and a heavy machine gun that's not quite heavy enough to need a Heavy to fire it are still kinda left out.


For me, there's really not enough notable distinction between machine pistols and SMGs to bother splitting them up into two different weapon classes - I just make 'em all 1" autoguns. Besides, even in real life, the line can get blurry between large machine pistols and small SMGs (take Uzis, for instance).

Re: Chaingun Faeries

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 9:59 am
by Tzan
Kirillyos wrote:
Tzan wrote:Ergo, Any gun with multiple barrels is a chaingun, even when it is a gatling gun or a vulcan cannon.  :mystery:


Nope, you're thinking of the term "minigun" (which is made by GE) or "rotary cannon".

Chaingun: Distinction from Gatling Gun

I used to make this mistake myself (thanks, Doom), but then I learned the difference.



Hey, you made that quote look like I said it  :fist:

Re: Chaingun Faeries

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 6:45 pm
by Kirillyos
Tzan wrote:Hey, you made that quote look like I said it  :fist:


Oops, sorry about that. I was kinda tipsy/exhausted from a long weekend of partying when I posted that. Anyway, I fixed it.

Re: Chaingun Faeries

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 10:41 pm
by Zupponn
Don't worry, I doubt he'll remember by tomorrow anyways. :wink: