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by Vader
Mon 07 Dec 2020, 14:56
Forum: General
Topic: Ammo Dice...why?
Replies: 313
Views: 8897

Re: Ammo Dice...why?

Perhaps one should consider the following procedure, as an evolution on Pskott's idea: 1 on all Base Dice and at least two Ammunition Dice = potential mishap. Roll over X with weapon's RR to avoid. If mishap: Roll over X with weapon's RR to avoid dropped RR. Thus weapon degradation would become much...
by Vader
Mon 07 Dec 2020, 11:31
Forum: General
Topic: Counterfactual history?
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Counterfactual history?

Played around a little with what might have happened pre-1993 to enable the war in 1997 to happen in terms of smaller nudges in the historical processes rather than large sweeping cataclysmic events here . But other than that, or speculating about major shifts in historical events ... no, I don't th...
by Vader
Mon 07 Dec 2020, 11:17
Forum: General
Topic: Ammo Dice...why?
Replies: 313
Views: 8897

Re: Ammo Dice...why?

Let me just jot down a few loose ideas: Single shots : use system as normal; a hit is a hit; one round is spent. Suppression effect applies to target and targets in its vicinity. Short targeted bursts : apply +1 to roll; use Ammo Die for rounds spent, halve result. Ammo Die success means second roun...
by Vader
Mon 07 Dec 2020, 10:43
Forum: General
Topic: Ammo Dice...why?
Replies: 313
Views: 8897

Re: Ammo Dice...why?

Ammo dice today: - If rolled a six, add a target 1. Problem with this is, like many others have pointed out, that the only possible way to hit more than one target during your round is to roll a "6" You point out an interesting aspect of this. What the rule says is "if rolled a six, add a hit ; on ...
by Vader
Mon 07 Dec 2020, 10:19
Forum: General
Topic: [ALPHA] The UK in 4E is still a bit... problematic
Replies: 94
Views: 2806

Re: [ALPHA] The UK in 4E is still a bit... problematic

One possible replacement for the naval invasion is to ramp up the level of KGB infiltration into UK protest groups, unions and fringe political parties to the level where they become a genuine 5th column. These local forces could seize airports or ports in the aftermath of the nuclear attacks allow...
by Vader
Mon 07 Dec 2020, 10:11
Forum: General
Topic: Ammo Dice...why?
Replies: 313
Views: 8897

Re: Ammo Dice...why?

You're still thinking about it in terms of individual bullets hitting or not hitting, as literally described by the dice. I can't argue with that — you're entirely correct; I do. And I'm not even arguing that there might not be alternative, and possibly even more appropriate, ways of thinking about...
by Vader
Sun 06 Dec 2020, 19:20
Forum: General
Topic: [ALPHA] The UK in 4E is still a bit... problematic
Replies: 94
Views: 2806

Re: [ALPHA] The UK in 4E is still a bit... problematic

The UK doesn't use nuclear plants Um...? :shock: Apart from Calder Hall and Sizewell and Trawsfynydd and what? half a dozen? other power stations running during the 90’s, then... On ships, Vader, Follow the advice in your signature :lol: Fair score, aramis ! Only, I did, actually — but I got the co...
by Vader
Sun 06 Dec 2020, 19:09
Forum: General
Topic: Ammo Dice...why?
Replies: 313
Views: 8897

Re: Ammo Dice...why?

No, it still really does not. Stop thinking about it as shots, in any kind of order, and start thinking in terms of "here are the attacks I made in a 5-10 second period." That could be a couple shots, it could be a lot of shots, it could be a full auto Rambo rampage, it could be a snapshot here and...
by Vader
Sun 06 Dec 2020, 03:32
Forum: General
Topic: Ammo Dice...why?
Replies: 313
Views: 8897

Re: Ammo Dice...why?

But there's nothing about the base die that says they are your "first" shot, and that ammo dice come after. Actually, yes there is. Not sequentially perhaps, but logically. If your Base Dice don’t register a success — a hit — then none of the Ammo Dice can, either, completely regardless how many yo...
by Vader
Sat 05 Dec 2020, 20:15
Forum: General
Topic: Ammo Dice...why?
Replies: 313
Views: 8897

Re: Ammo Dice...why?

If the system assumes that you are fluent in reading the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs (where the order in which individual characters are meant to be read is neither sequential, linear, nor unidirectional; but will vary depending sometimes on context, but also e.g. on aesthetics), then I think it wo...