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by sathyr
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 19:41
Forum: General
Topic: Xenomorph and Pulse Rifles
Replies: 20
Views: 329

Re: Xenomorph and Pulse Rifles

I can think of three important considerations that should be made: 1. We do not know the game stats of the Sulaco marines. They could be starting characters, they could be seasoned soldiers like the DoW PCs, they could be even more experienced than that. 2. We do not know the stress levels of the ch...
by sathyr
Sun 26 Jul 2020, 00:55
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Alien attributes: stamina for decompression rules
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Alien attributes: stamina for decompression rules

Admittedly not got the rulebook to hand, but perhaps it was never given because Xenomorphs and Neomorphs aren't affected by vacuum? I tend to agree, but that's only half of the problem. The other half is that the rules for Explosive Decompression suggest the rapid gust of air leaving the room can p...
by sathyr
Fri 24 Jul 2020, 07:51
Forum: General
Topic: Overwatch, HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Overwatch, HELP!

You're free to play with house rules, but that's the way the book is written. Being able to act out of turn and potentially interrupt/negate an enemy's entire action is a huge benefit. I think it easily warrants the cost.
by sathyr
Wed 22 Jul 2020, 18:26
Forum: General
Topic: Overwatch, HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Overwatch, HELP!

Being able to make an attack out of turn order and interrupt somebody else's action is enough of an advantage to warrant the cost of both actions. That's the way the rule is written.
by sathyr
Sun 19 Jul 2020, 13:09
Forum: GM Only
Topic: "Destroyer of Worlds" Talk (spoiler warning)
Replies: 10
Views: 1097

Re: "Destroyer of Worlds" Talk (spoiler warning)

I'd think triggering the UPP attack would be a great way to pull the rug out from underneath them, if they're on their way back to the hospital (or the fort.) If you're reluctant to do that, I'd remind them that their orders are to go after the AWOLs, and any deviation from those orders will have to...
by sathyr
Wed 15 Jul 2020, 10:22
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Destroyer of worlds Ruth Anne Dante
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Destroyer of worlds Ruth Anne Dante

I spoke to one of the play testers about this exact same thing. I had the same idea about the extra health belonging to the burster but Fragpuss is correct. I was informed that originally she had the Tough talent and it had been swapped out. The 7 is an oversight and should be 5. EFEKT Dave said in...
by sathyr
Wed 15 Jul 2020, 10:07
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Hope's Last Day: does the traitor mechanic work?
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Hope's Last Day: does the traitor mechanic work?

The module's designed to be short and brutal, so it's very unforgiving and there's not a lot of time for foreshadowing and nuance. I don't think Singleton betraying the party at the last minute should be considered a failure state, it's part of the drama, and I don't think it's robbing the players a...
by sathyr
Mon 13 Apr 2020, 01:54
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Blocking
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: Blocking

Weapons should break when its appropriate for them to break. Headbites can punch through steel so blocking a headbite can potentially break any weapon. I would say 50/50 chance the weapon breaks. Although if a player blocks a headbite with a complex weapon like a pulse rifle and it breaks I would d...
by sathyr
Sat 11 Apr 2020, 08:10
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Blocking
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: Blocking

Consider that a block is not just a matter of using something like a shield, taking the full brunt of the attack... but a tool with which to knock the offending appendage off-course. Generally speaking you're redirecting an attack so that it misses or only causes superficial damage. With that in min...
by sathyr
Mon 23 Mar 2020, 22:23
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Chariot of the Gods Characters
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: Chariot of the Gods Characters

I think you've misunderstood. They do use the same rules. When you're creating a character from scratch for Campaign play, you choose one talent from your Career to start with. You can only learn more talents (Career or General) as you gain and spend XP. You do not start with two talents.