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by rennarda
Mon 12 Apr 2021, 16:49
Forum: General
Topic: druid animal form
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: druid animal form

Well as part of the druid character's background, she had a mentor / trainer 'back home' that she could return to (even easier when you can turn into a bird and fly there). But even at the extra costs of learning without a trainer, the PC was gathering XP fast enough that she could afford to brute f...
by rennarda
Tue 23 Mar 2021, 16:13
Forum: General
Topic: druid animal form
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: druid animal form

To any GMs reading this: although the rules don't explicitly say anything about what happens to carried gear, I would strongly advise that it gets left behind, at least at the default power level. Perhaps the druid can invest some more willpower (and risk rolling more dice) to be able to have their ...
by rennarda
Mon 01 Feb 2021, 11:29
Forum: GM Only
Topic: A Wicked Secret
Replies: 15
Views: 2137

Re: A Wicked Secret

We just played session 2 of this mystery yesterday. I only have a single PC - a very wealthy young Occultist - so we tend to rip through adventures quickly as there's fewer rolls and no arguments or discussions between players. I was very amused by how completely the player swallowed the false lead ...
by rennarda
Fri 29 Jan 2021, 13:34
Forum: General
Topic: Artificial Gravity in Alien RPG
Replies: 6
Views: 916

Re: Artificial Gravity in Alien RPG

The semiotics (the icons that you see on doorways on the Nostromo) had icons for areas with artificial gravity. There's nothing to say that isn't spin gravity or something, but based on the design of the Nostromo and the Sullaco you can clearly see that the ships are laid out like a sea-going ship, ...
by rennarda
Fri 29 Jan 2021, 13:28
Forum: General
Topic: ALIEN: The Movie : The RPG
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Re: ALIEN: The Movie : The RPG

That was brilliant! It does seem to point out the way armour works in the game is a bit flawed though. They never discovered Ash was a robot, and I loved the fact Dallas conspired with him.
by rennarda
Fri 18 Dec 2020, 11:30
Forum: General
Topic: Ammo Dice...why?
Replies: 382
Views: 21465

Re: Ammo Dice...why?

The ammo use rules are very confusing, but clearly if you have 6 bullets you can't achieve a hit (6 bullets used) and a mishap (1 bullet used) - you have to remove dice to get the total under the available ammo. I'm not sure which one you'd remove here, but I suspect you have to remove the hit. In t...
by rennarda
Wed 09 Dec 2020, 14:02
Forum: General
Topic: To Aim or Not
Replies: 15
Views: 965

Re: To Aim or Not

Also there's no relationship to Ammo dice. Adding Ammo dice to an attack means you fired more shots, which presumably took you longer! Should adding Ammo dice mean you lose your quick action too? This might only be a fair trade off if ammo dice are more effective though.
by rennarda
Mon 07 Dec 2020, 14:18
Forum: General
Topic: Ammo Dice...why?
Replies: 382
Views: 21465

Re: Ammo Dice...why?

I still would like to see ammo dice use the same code as skill dice ... The physical side effect of this would be that ammo dice sets would need to contain several types of dice of course. Maybe up to four of each. But that can be solved by adjusting the price; a total of 16 dice shouldn't be too e...
by rennarda
Mon 07 Dec 2020, 12:54
Forum: General
Topic: Ammo Dice...why?
Replies: 382
Views: 21465

Re: Ammo Dice...why?

I think if you add ammo dice one at a time, similar to the way Coriolis does it, it suddenly makes a lot more sense. You make your base attack, but then you can freely add ammo dice one at a time to your attack, up to your RoF. Each dice rolled either shows additional ammo used, a bonus hit, or an e...
by rennarda
Fri 04 Dec 2020, 13:15
Forum: General
Topic: Ammo Dice...why?
Replies: 382
Views: 21465

Re: Ammo Dice...why?

Another interesting effect I have big problems with is that you can't fire a burst of two or three shots and still be able to hit your target with two bullets. In fact, assuming I read the rules right, you must spend a minimum of six shots to be able to hit anything with two bullets! This is why I ...