Re: Newbish n00b questions, MkII
Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:59 am
Well everything is so chaotic and warlike?
I am trained in gorilla
That is ossumVoin wrote:Yup, you just apply Movement aspect: Thrust inchesMaraxous wrote:I don't know if I have over looked it or what, but my question is can I use SN dice to add knock back? Like could you add 1d6 knock back to your ball bat, or throw guys around like Sauron in LOTR?So (if I'm calculating this right - someone who has more experience with SN dice can correct me), a Baseball Bat of Mighty Slugging with a d6 bought in to represent its Supernatural cliche could add, as you said, 1d6" of Thrust to a struck target (making them take additional collision damage if they fly ≥4"), but keep in mind, the UR on said Baseball Bat would be +1 (for a total of 4, assuming you started with Heavy Weapon stats), effectively the same as the -1 penalty to Skill rolls per SN dice used.Thrust: apply (Die) inches of Thrust to object
idk, fudge it- as in, use it anyway.Maraxous wrote:Is there an option for melee fighters similar to marksman? Or can you get a specialist in "sword swinging." I liked close combat master in the old rules, is there anything like it now?
Most of the advantages that used to come from CC Master now just come from having a bigger Skill Die. So it doesn't really offer a whole lot that's unique anymore.Maraxous wrote:Is there an option for melee fighters similar to marksman? Or can you get a specialist in "sword swinging." I liked close combat master in the old rules, is there anything like it now?
All of this looks legal to me. Marking the target would make it still considered visible even inside the smoke cloud, and all the dice shenanigans look legit.StarshipH wrote:Can a unit like this work?
Sure.StarshipH wrote:6: Can Weapon Modifications work with Rockets?
Acquiring target lock would be handled through a Tracking specialty copied over from the Scout. Safety, in itself, is target non-specific - the weapon is just arming or spinning up.StarshipH wrote:7: If so, how does Safety interact with said rockets? Do they need to spend a turn arming? If so, do I have to declare a target like acquiring a target lock, or is it target unspecific, like arming a warhead?
This is a current flaw with the Safety mod that I need to get back in and correct. It doesn't require an Action, but it should require Power, otherwise it opens up some exploits that make everything all wonky. So every turn it's powering up, it spends 2" of Power, and then on the third turn you can fire it normally (requiring an Action and 2" of Power). It's good if you can put some kind of switch or indicator elements on it to show how many turns it's been powering up.StarshipH wrote:8: Say I have a Size 2" AntiAir Missile Defense Turret armed with 4x Anti Dropship Missiles:
2" Rockets (Long Range+High Powered/2x Safety). How does the process of firing one of these rockets go? Does readying a weapon with Safety require an action? Does it cost power?
Sounds fine. It'll depend on hitting a target with the right amount of Armor that the shell penetrates the outside without going off, but doesn't penetrate all the way through (which might still happen on Bonus Dice from the 1d6, depending on what it hits inside the target).StarshipH wrote:9: Said Anti-Dropship Missiles are designed to royally shred the occupants of a loaded dropship or other transport vehicle by introducing them to a spray of explosive warheads.
StarshipH wrote:9: Each target hit by the blast is hit by an Explosion that deals 1d10 damage to everything within 2” and produces 1” of Knock Back from their previous position (the center of the explosion).
Against a crowded cargo hold of six lightly armored paratroopers, the resulting mess after all six explosions can only be described as “disturbingly slimy”.
You would use Divert All Power if you didn't have enough Power to power up the weapon on a given turn.StarshipH wrote:11: How does Divert All Power apply to an oversized weapon that has a readying time because of Safety?
Whichever way you prefer. You don't really know when the damage is reduced to zero, but at a certain point it ends up being a waste of time to keep rolling for guys on the other end of the map. It's generally best to stop at the weapon's listed Range, because after that you get Out of Range penalties that start cutting down the Damage so fast that it doesn't matter any more.StarshipH wrote:12: When resolving damage from a blast, such as those produced by a d8, is the damage die rolled once and applied to each target or separately? If separately, how do you know when the "damage from the d8s is reduced to zero"? (Chapter 8: Alternative Damage Effects)
How would that work? Does every individual missile need a mind (which would get expensive unless they're respawning cannon rounds), or just a guidance relay on w/e is launching them?stubby wrote: Acquiring target lock would be handled through a Tracking specialty copied over from the Scout.
Why not simply say the explosion originates at the centerpoint of where the blast arc runs out? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯stubby wrote: I'm still not sure about the best way to combine Blast and Explosive effects; I keep going back and forth on it. But right now I'm thinking I need to come up with a simpler answer that's closer to the way combining Blast and Blast effects or combining Explosive and Explosive effects works (i.e., a second die of Blast damage doesn't cause a whole new Blast on every target the first Blast die hits, and a second die of Explosion damage doesn't cause a new Explosion on every target the first Explosion die hits; they just make the original Blasts and Explosions one size bigger).
I think you can hold a charge as much as you want - once an arming "stage" is armed, it stays armed, even if you have to skip a couple turns afterward. But for balance purposes you can't start a battle with Safety weapons already armed.StarshipH wrote:6. Do weapons with an arming time due to Safety have to spend their turns consecutively? Once I've spent a turn arming a missile, can I hold the charge and wait to fire the missile on a later turn?
Tracking would be a specialty built into the assault helicopter or whatever, and the missiles would benefit accordingly. Even without guidance relays, they would receive the benefit at the initial aiming, as if the target were perfectly visible.SynchingShip wrote:How would that work? Does every individual missile need a mind (which would get expensive unless they're respawning cannon rounds), or just a guidance relay on w/e is launching them?stubby wrote:Acquiring target lock would be handled through a Tracking specialty copied over from the Scout.
Because depending on how many dice we're talking about, the blast arc tends to be much wider than the explosion, so it doesn't feel satisfying. You want some kind of alignment between what's happening in the fiction (a spread of missiles hitting things) and the game effect (a spread of mini-explosions wherever missiles hit) in order to satisfy.SynchingShip wrote:Why not simply say the explosion originates at the centerpoint of where the blast arc runs out? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
giggetydilanski wrote:Basically, can armour be layered with 'air gaps' to require multiple penetrations?