halo 3000 wrote:One thing that gets me about Brikwars is the overall short ranges on ranged weapons. Now this may have stemmed from playing too much 40k but I have to wonder why the relatively low ranges?
What do you guys think?
I think if you want extra range on your guns, just spend the points to buy SuperNatural dice
that increase range. That's what I do when I need to create a superscience/magic weapon (like a futuristic shoulder-fired bunker-busting rocket-propelled acid-chainsaw or a magic wand of that fires rivers of snakes) that's too small to conventionally have the amount of damage/range/whatever that I need.
If you want to have a shooty army, forgo their CQC weapons and reallocate those points into Range SN dice, especially for your snipers.
But yeah, like some of the others have said, the range limit is more for sportsmanlike balance than it is for simulating reality. It's just like the unofficial restrictions on flight ceilings
Due to BrikWars' open-ended nature, Flying Vehicles can be ripe for game-breaking abuse. If your opponent knows your forces are limited to sword-wielding knights, he can ruin your day by fielding an assault helicopter, hovering just above sword-throwing range, and casually carpet-bombing your helpless ground troops into oblivion.
Obviously this is fun for nobody, and you have not only the right but the obligation to break his nose. In order to prevent this (the game-breaking, not the nose-breaking), it's best to limit Flying Vehicles to a maximum altitude of five inches."
A similar through process applies to one player having a hill bristling with sharpshooters and artillery emplacements picking off everyone else with impunity - it takes the fun out of the game.
Zupponn wrote:With a pistol, a minifig is only within range (not dicking with out of range shots) at 6", which is exactly how far a standard minifig can move and stab with the extra angry inch.
Interestingly enough, most real-world firefights take place at 20 to 30 ft. Which is about the range at which MythBusters determined it's not so bad to bring a knife to a gunfight, since you can throw it at the shooter or just run up and gut them like a pig.
halo 3000 wrote:I'm just wanting a few extra inches
what she said!