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by Bertjammin
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Ranged combat fighting styles
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Re: Ranged combat fighting styles

by Bertjammin
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Laser STR limit
Replies: 9
Views: 1272

Re: Laser STR limit

Fair point. Perhaps this is inconsistent. I tried to design an optional recoil rule that didn't require the addition of new stats or the like in the game, but used what was already there in a new and interesting way. I think it works for recoil in projectile weapons - but that other weapons (due to...
by Bertjammin
Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Laser STR limit
Replies: 9
Views: 1272

Re: Laser STR limit

Yes, of course. But this is a technical stat that ties in to the recoil rules etc. You could definitelly argue that a character with an actual STR 0 would be lame and bedridden. However, if we set the laser STR to 1, the recoil quickly builds up, which is a little silly for a "strong-beam flas...
by Bertjammin
Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Ranged combat fighting styles
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Ranged combat fighting styles

Do you rule that the Ranged Combat styles of Phoenix Rifle Corp Training and Pistola can *only* be used with rifles and pistols (respectively? Certain of the manoeuvres associated with them seem to expressly mention weapon types but some (i.e. Instinct Shot, Roll & Shoot and Run and Gun) dictate...
by Bertjammin
Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Laser STR limit
Replies: 9
Views: 1272

Re: Laser STR limit

The STR rating is zero because firing a laser is basically the same as switching on a flash light :) A laser beam is nothing but concentrated light, so there is no recoil. Arguably you need *some* strength to lift the weapon and hold it steady while firing though? These are (in the case of rifles c...
by Bertjammin
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Success Rate
Replies: 8
Views: 2063

Re: Success Rate

And really it doesn't hurt your game to throw out a +1 to the roll on a whim. +1 on a D20 roll doesn't really start to shift the odds in any real way unless the character is just terrible at that skill. There's no shortage of reasons to to give players a little help. Slaver trying to intimidate som...
by Bertjammin
Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Success Rate
Replies: 8
Views: 2063

Re: Success Rate

pepper the game with a number of tests that have bonuses, usually for non-dramatic,t not crucial rolls. One thing that I think gets overlooked is applying bonuses and penalties to rolls. As a GM I often fall into a lull when describing things but don't think about what things are in the scene that ...
by Bertjammin
Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Success Rate
Replies: 8
Views: 2063

Re: Success Rate

Having run RT for sometime before picking up FS again I'd suggest that, while the probability mechanics may be similar, in RT (in fact this applies to all the WartyK rpgs) new PCs do tend to be "subject specialists" and have very tight focuses. This isn't such an issue in FS. Not to say th...
by Bertjammin
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: Criticorum Discord NOW!
Replies: 15
Views: 11047

Re: Criticorum Discord NOW!


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