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Re: [FT] Weapons Cost for firing every other turn

From: Chip Dunning <chip.dunning@f...>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 22:28:23 -0400
Subject: Re: [FT] Weapons Cost for firing every other turn

Again. Unnecessarily rigid.

Turret is rotated so that the main weapon in the turret is firing at a 
single target. Secondary weapon within that turret can lock on to 
another, but maybe only within the same arc that the turret is current 

When matched guns are found in most modern surface warships can elevate 
independently. Given FTs hand-waving away the 3D aspect of space combat 
in favor of something more simple, ships can easily only be on multiple 
planes of each other (so they can fire through friendly models and the 
	Thus targeting two opponents with different weapons might be a
matter of elevating the second weapon an extra degree or two.

Again this is all within the fungible definition of a "turn" in FT. 
Within that turn everyone is actually still moving - again we only 
conform firing to the end of this "turn" to make the game easy.

We can probably table this discussion since we are not reaching any type

of middle ground and instead stand apart churning the same ground. My 
view of FT is that it provides a set of basic rulebooks that do not set 
out to tell you how anything is actually done, only what effect they 
have on the game world.
	So, I like all variant rules to approach from this same mindset
- like 
the HERO RPG of which I am also a fan. It is obvious that your view of 
FT is different. Equally valid its just that given our two different 
views it is unlikely that we will find middle ground.

I have offered my opinion on this subject and I gave what I hoped was a 
full explanation of why I held that opinion in relation to FT.

Case Closed.


Oerjan Ariander wrote:
> Chip wrote:
>> Yes, but when designing up a rules base addition why limit something 
>> to what invariably is used now.
> Because the reason why it is nearly invariably used now is the
> limitation caused by putting two weapons in the same turret.
> In order to allow the two weapons to shoot at different targets at the

> same time, they need to be able to both elevate *and rotate* 
> independently. In order to achieve that, you have to buy complete sets

> of rotation and elevation gear for both of them - ie., you don't get
> rebate for the smaller weapon, so in game terms you are in effect 
> putting the two weapons in *separate* turrets rather than in a single
> Regards,
> Oerjan
> "Life is like a sewer.
>  What you get out of it, depends on what you put into it."
> -Hen3ry

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