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Re: [OFFICIAL] Missile Ideas

From: "<Mark Andrew Siefert>" <cthulhu@c...>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 11:59:14 -0500
Subject: Re: [OFFICIAL] Missile Ideas

On Tue, 1 Apr 1997, Mikko Kurki-Suonio wrote:

> Simpler. I like it. But it has too many rolls... I really like
> beam resolution. 
	How about we use *DAF as screens (you have to set them to screen

with your orders.)
	I don't know.  Beams must be have a direct line of sight to a 
target in order to work.  Missiles are a little more flexiable.  Jon's 
rules recognize the fact that missiles are more manuverable than a
of sub-atomic particles.

> How about simply handling the missiles as long-range submunition
> I.e. the missile flies where it flies, and shoots a single subpack
> there. I think you could even make it immune to PD to speed play.

	Immune to *DAFs?   You mean no matter how hard I try to shoot 
down an incoming missile I'm still missile bait?  That doesn't make the 
current situation better.  It kinda puts us back at square one.

> I think the current point cost/mass works: A missile is equal to two 
> subpacks, so you basically have a choice of doing safe long-range 
> attacks, or doubling your firepower but risking your hide in the

	How about spend more mass and/or points cost to purchase extra 
missile ammo?

> Average damage from a close-range hit would drop to 2 points, but it 
> would be far easier to hit with small salvoes.
	Why?  A warhead strength is usually "fixed" no matter how far 
away a target is.  Beam weapon damage potential is dependent on the 
range, how much energy to pump into the weapon, and other factors.

> Needles would roll normally, but count only 6's as needle hits. > EMPs
would cause 5,6/6/nothing at 6"/12"/18". (That might be too powerful)
	ARRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH....I've always hated these specialty 
missiles.  EMP missiles I can buy, but neddle missiles?
> > JUMP TORPEDOES: BIG, expensive missiles that either have their own
> Very nice idea. Just keep the cost high enough. High cost is
> because it can do something no other weapon system can.

	No arguments here.

Mark A. Siefert

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