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by Vader
Tue 15 Dec 2020, 13:21
Forum: General
Topic: [ALPHA] THE WORLD AT WAR comments/feedback
Replies: 117
Views: 5701

Re: [ALPHA] THE WORLD AT WAR comments/feedback

Rule questions are easier to answer for FL than others here (on their own forum) because they are the ones writing them and also are easier to talk about since they mostly are about balancing. The setting material is as you say, for the most part not written by FL and almost none of the writers are...
by Vader
Tue 15 Dec 2020, 13:16
Forum: General
Topic: Ammo Dice...why?
Replies: 342
Views: 14962

Re: Ammo Dice...why?

"Original M16's were notoriously unreliable once fouled" No, the powder specification was changed from the approved version without telling the designers so the appropriate modifications could be made. Actually, the statement is correct. With the out-of-spec powder, the original M16's were unreliab...
by Vader
Tue 15 Dec 2020, 12:20
Forum: General
Topic: [ALPHA] THE WORLD AT WAR comments/feedback
Replies: 117
Views: 5701

Re: [ALPHA] THE WORLD AT WAR comments/feedback

Put the game in gamers' hands and let them figure out what happens next. Give them tools, not 'series.' Give them mysteries, not 'canon.' Give inspiration. Help gamers create. The idea certainly has a certain attractiveness. However, as we all know it's not going to happen; that there will be a "ca...
by Vader
Mon 14 Dec 2020, 16:21
Forum: General
Topic: [ALPHA] "so i am missing x vehicle/gear/weapon"
Replies: 59
Views: 2762

Re: [ALPHA] "so i am missing x vehicle/gear/weapon"

Then there's illumination rounds for mortars, artillery and even for the Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle.

Glöm inte Lyran.
by Vader
Mon 14 Dec 2020, 14:31
Forum: General
Topic: [ALPHA] The Other Side: some thoughts on how to portray the Soviet army
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: [ALPHA] The Other Side: some thoughts on how to portray the Soviet army

Looking at it from the other side, then... "VDV — Greetings From the Sky!"

Post-soviet VDV, to be sure, but the differences don't strike me as all that marked...

BTW, that's his own uniform, and rank insignia. And medals.


[EDIT: I think this may be better resolution]
by Vader
Sat 12 Dec 2020, 17:57
Forum: General
Topic: Ammo Dice...why?
Replies: 342
Views: 14962

Re: Ammo Dice...why?

Except that you'd throw suppression out the window. You point out something important. How come that as soon as fire hits a target — any target — it suddenly doesn't cause suppression? That assertion is incorrect. Getting hit causes a CUF check and damage. (Page P64, LC) Getting suppressed just cau...
by Vader
Sat 12 Dec 2020, 00:14
Forum: General
Topic: Ammo Dice...why?
Replies: 342
Views: 14962

Re: Ammo Dice...why?

You point out something important. How come that as soon as automatic fire hits a target — any target — it suddenly doesn't cause suppression? At this point I think you need to read the rules again. A hit causes suppression regardless of ammo dice. Ammo dice can cause suppression in the absence of ...
by Vader
Sat 12 Dec 2020, 00:05
Forum: General
Topic: Ammo Dice...why?
Replies: 342
Views: 14962

Re: Ammo Dice...why?

Except that you'd throw suppression out the window. You point out something important. How come that as soon as fire hits a target — any target — it suddenly doesn't cause suppression? I have a bit of a problem with that. I'd actually be inclined to consider allowing the [ammo success] results to a...
by Vader
Fri 11 Dec 2020, 23:40
Forum: General
Topic: Ammo Dice...why?
Replies: 342
Views: 14962

Re: Ammo Dice...why?

The former. In fact, as currently written, ammo dice hits are completely independent of hits on the base dice and there's no way to use them as additional successes. This particular point has been a lot of the debate in here. So say you rolled an attack with [success, success, success] and [ammo su...
by Vader
Fri 11 Dec 2020, 23:28
Forum: General
Topic: Ammo Dice...why?
Replies: 342
Views: 14962

Re: Ammo Dice...why?

"Original M16's were notoriously unreliable once fouled" No, the powder specification was changed from the approved version without telling the designers so the appropriate modifications could be made. Actually, the statement is correct. With the out-of-spec powder, the original M16's were unreliab...
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