Re: Newbish n00b questions, MkII
Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:04 pm
that last one is Silent's I think
I am trained in gorilla
I don't know yet. Right now I'm thinking +2CP.Voin wrote:That sounds wonderfully simpler, w/o having to dick around w/ SND. How much for the Engineering specialty?stubby wrote:I've planned to have an engineer ever since the long-lost NanoFleet Battles rules. His trick would be simple: he gets a d8 to transfer points from one stat to another, but he had to pick which stats before he rolls the d8. On an unlucky crit he might disable the source system completely.
No, those were a holdover from when pilots and gunners could only fire one weapon at a time. Now that minifigures can fire as many weapons as they want (as long as it's all at the same target and stays within the Power limits), the linked gun rules were just extra rules overhead that didn't add anything interesting to the battle.Voin wrote:Are linked guns still a thing? (i.e. on big vehicles and such) If so, how would they work? One attack roll for both?
Marksmen get a specialist d8 for ranged weapons. Any time they fire a single-shot ranged weapon (but not thrown or arc fire weapons), they can use the d8 to replace their Skill d6 with a d8, replace a Damage d6 with a d8, or add +1d8" Range to the attack.StarshipH wrote:In Chapter 11, whats the difference between a Marksman and a Sniper?
My Marksmen are usually just Long-ranged weapon troops in a squad of size 1 Guns, and my Snipers tend to be heroes with the "It's not lime-ade" cliche.
Marksmen are a simple +1CP. Their ability is mostly equivalent to a +1 bonus, except for the Range option which is a little better.Voin wrote:How much CP are you thinking for each of those?stubby wrote:Marksmen get a specialist d8 for ranged weapons. Any time they fire a single-shot ranged weapon (but not thrown or arc fire weapons), they can use the d8 to replace their Skill d6 with a d8, replace a Damage d6 with a d8, or add +1d8" Range to the attack.
Snipers have Stealth, and they get Automatic Hits on targets of any size at any distance if they fire a single-shot ranged weapon while Hidden. Damage penalties for distance still apply. Once they use a location for Sniping, they are revealed immediately, and that location can't be used for Stealth again for the rest of the battle.
My original thought was that I was going to make Sniping available to hand-held weapons only (although you could still make a giant gundam or something for a 10" hand-held buster gun), but that seemed arbitrary. Currently I'm thinking that if you can Stealth the artillery, then you can go ahead and Snipe with it.Voin wrote:Also, are Snipers limited in the size of weapons they use, or can someone totally legitimately "snipe" with strategic-level artillery?
At some point I need to lock this down once and for all. In actual play, I let minifigs use their POPs, but there's nothing about it in the rulebook yet. I guess it'd make sense even for inanimate objects though, right?Voin wrote:I assume those targets are still free to call on their PoPs to resist said shoving around if they don't want to be moved, correct?rulebook wrote:If a SuperNatural Unit doesn't have enough dice to move a large object directly, or if it doesn't fit into his Cliché, it can use Movement Dice to create inches of Thrust to push things around instead (9.3: Thrust Vectors). Thrust Effects are not Size Dependent and can be effective against even very large targets.
Yes, but keep in mind that it's two-handed. Each hand has a 1" limit, individually.Voin wrote:A 1" creation can use a 2" shield if that's all it uses, right?
I'm not worried about buying it, that's the easy part. I'm worried about how it would work once you had it. A minifig gets +1 cover and can hide if he has one body part showing; how does that translate to an aircraft carrier? Do enemies get a bonus for trying to detect a 10" stealth tank as opposed to a 5" one? What happens if a sniper uses his sniping ability from inside a stealth bomber? Etc.Voin wrote:I was under the impression you could already Stealth anything by simply buying stealth for it, just like you can buy most minifig abilities into larger creations (it would still need a mind/operator to make the ability function, I assume).
A grenade only has 2" knockback. If I let people start resisting explosion knockback with POP, then even a minifig's POP is enough to cancel it out completely. But I like the ability to knock 6" tanks around with grenades.Voin wrote:Well yeah, I mean if I toss a grenade at 6" tank, or push it with a bit of Psykik SN, it shouldn't get jostled as much as a fig.stubby wrote:But for normal types of Thrust that only affect a single point, it'd be better to treat it as knockback from a collision rather than knockback from an explosion, and let everything resist with POP.
Yeah, sorry, I got caught up thinking about how it would work for minifigs. Obviously any other creation can use shields up to their usual Power limit.Voin wrote:Yeah, but minifigs can wield 2H weapons... 2-handed. Also, not all creations have hands... It could be mounted directly onto a special-made shield-swivel assembly coming directly off the body.stubby wrote:Yes, but keep in mind that it's two-handed. Each hand has a 1" limit, individually.Voin wrote:A 1" creation can use a 2" shield if that's all it uses, right?
Hand-Held Weapons for larger creations are covered in 8.1: Weapon Size.StarshipH wrote:Corollary to the 2" Shield held by a minifig, and your response of each hand gets 1": Is that to say each hand on a roughly humanoid creation (Armored Core/JuggerBunny/Titan/Bayounix Blastafarian) can wield objects of up to Size"?
Yeah, but push a Star Destroyer two inches and nobody's even likely to notice.Voin wrote:I'm thinking like a Star Destroyer getting Force Pushed... On the one hand, even if it's just sitting out there in space, chillin', it's got inertia.
I'm not sure about that. X-Wings and Millennium Falcons and USS Enterprises can all hover and turn in place when necessary, they just can't do it very quickly.Voin wrote:But I'm assuming "traditional" spaceships (i.e. "w/ engines in the back") would still be using Forward Maneuvering to swing around broadsides, rather than just turning on a dime, especially in the more "space opera", rather than "hard sci-fi" settings?
None, really. It's just for theme. There used to be a cost break for forward-only aeronautical flight, but I took it out; maybe I should put it back in. Something like (1CP + Structure Level) per 1" Hover Flight Move, (2CP + Structure Level) per 2" Aerodynamic Flight Move.StarshipH wrote:I'm probably just being an Anorak here, but whats the point of not purchasing hover flight?
I really should put that in, shouldn't I? Right now there's no thrust limit, but it'd be cool if there was. Just like the old X-Wing games, where Thrust used up Power inches so that you had to balance between acceleration and firepower and shields.StarshipH wrote:Also, is there any limit to the amount of thrust a creation can muster? I've been purchasing an inch or two of hover move in order to rotate my fighter jets laterally, then filling the rest of the necessary speed with thrust. It allows me to equip armor, retain my speed (half speed doesn't affect thrust, right?) and still simulate the limited maneuverability of a fighter jet as compared to a helicopter.
Yes. Really all Shields could provide passive cover, it's just that regular minifig Shields are too small to make a Target Size difference except in really unusual circumstances.Voin wrote:Another shield question: Shields 2" and up provide passive cover like minifig Heavy Shields, right? I mean, they are literally big-ass barriers.
The same thing, but not as maneuverable. Even limited to the forward-only version, flight movement is still more precise than shoving thruster points with your fingers, most of the time.StarshipH wrote:Exactly... There seems no point in purchasing a SL2 flyer 10" of forward flight for 20 cp when 2" of flight and 8" of thrust does the same thing but better for only 4+4 = 8cp.
This sounds good, even though my fliers suffer... I just hate the idea of being punished for theme. Everything else in Brikwars rewards people for sticking to theme and being stupendously awesome while keeping your thematic flair.stubby wrote: None, really. It's just for theme. There used to be a cost break for forward-only aeronautical flight, but I took it out; maybe I should put it back in. Something like (1CP + Structure Level) per 1" Hover Flight Move, (2CP + Structure Level) per 2" Aerodynamic Flight Move.
Exactly like that, the same thing minifigs get... to add a little extra survivability to my Ti-84 terminators.Voin wrote: You mean like... worn armor, rather than the Armor Plating described in chapter 8?