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Vol Custom Railgun rules

PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:21 am
by Tuefish
Rail-guns work by propelling their projectile along a magnetic track, or “Mag-rail”.
They are limited in both range and power by the length of the mag-rail.
For every 2 studs of mag-rail length, add 1d6 of damage, and 6” of range.
Rail-guns are rated by the size of their mag-rail, a two stud long mag-rail is classified as a category 1,
or cult. 1, a four stud long mag-rail is a cult. 2, and so on et cetera.

See? very simple, yet realistic as far as how railguns really work.
All feedback welcome.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:28 am
by Fulizer
is this not the normal gun but with a differnt size measurment?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:23 am
by The Shadowscythe
So by these rules - the Golden Bough has a 240 inch range, and 40x1d6 damage?

Jesus H christ man . . . that's just . . . :twisted:

PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:52 am
by Tuefish
well, when you have to contend with the 2 biggest goddamn minifig-scale fleets on the forums, sometimes you just need a gun that shoots though planets.
If that gun happens to have engines mounted on it...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:47 am
by BFenix
Muahahahahaha, Im going to have some Evul laughs when measuring my rail gun  :twisted:  Good rule tweaking  :)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:44 am
by solvess
so your saying this weapon that can be held by one minifig can do 4d6 damage! that... is... awesome! (but what is the cost mechanism.)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:26 pm
by Atomsk
What is the total inchage of your fleet?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:22 am
by IVhorseman
why not just use standard weapons rules? As far as I can see, there is no reason to not just make every weapon a railgun.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:43 am
by Sibley
For really big guns this just seems like a weaker version of the 2001 mass driver rules.  The Golden Bough would easily be a MkIV or MkV mass driver, which can deal up to 32d10 (over an 8" radius) or 60d10 (over a 10" radius), respectively.  Granted, it's at a shorter range (50"/60"), but a range of TWENTY FEET seems excessively broken (particularly when mounted on a highly mobile flier).  

Also you didn't say anything about UR.  And having the damage depend only on the size of the gun and not on the size of the payload is pretty unrealistic.

Sorry that I was only critical in this post.  It's just...I like complaining.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:32 pm
by solvess
Sibley wrote:Also you didn't say anything about UR.


I would guess that for each 2 studs= 1 inch so the use would be 42 and the cp would 120, so the only thing you could shoot would be a planet.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:47 pm
by Tuefish
A lot of good points brought up here, first, just to be clear, these are meant to be simplified rules, as complex rules make me confused and angry. Second, I honestly haven't thought about UR or CP, so let's say; start at 3 UR and 5 CP for a cult. 1, then add 1UR and 5 CP for each category after that.

IV wrote:As far as I can see, there is no reason to not just make every weapon a railgun.

exactly. railguns are awesome. 8)

Atomsk wrote:What is the total inchage of your fleet?

currently it sits at around 102 inches total. :twss:

Sibley wrote:a range of TWENTY FEET seems excessively broken (particularly when mounted on a highly mobile flier)

Not when you consider that A: realistically, space battles would be fought at the hundred or thousand-mile range.
and B: A real Railgun's range is only limited by the curvature of the earth, no curve = much, much bigger range. :twisted:

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:25 pm
by Sibley
Tuefish wrote:
Sibley wrote:a range of TWENTY FEET seems excessively broken (particularly when mounted on a highly mobile flier)

Not when you consider that A: realistically, space battles would be fought at the hundred or thousand-mile range.
and B: A real Railgun's range is only limited by the curvature of the earth, no curve = much, much bigger range. :twisted:

Well then, I look forward to seeing your next battle report.  I assume you'll be getting the folks at Google Earth to help photograph it?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:41 pm
by BFenix
Tuefish wrote:
Atomsk wrote:What is the total inchage of your fleet?

currently it sits at around 102 inches total. :twss:


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