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RE: [FT] Evasion

From: John Crimmins <johncrim@v...>
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998 07:59:30 -0500
Subject: RE: [FT] Evasion

At 09:39 AM 11/18/98 -0000, you wrote:
>This is like SFB Erratic Maneuvering.
>Three thrust seems OK as a number and makes it impossible for
>lumbering hulks to EM. An E in the movement orders, simple good.
>Exceptions for area effect weapons OK.
>I'm not so comfortable with the +one -one bit on ioming and outgoing
>Is the reduction on the to hit number or the damage? Give an example.
>will lead to too much exception accounting, even if it is simple maths.

I think that the mechanism is pretty simple, but my descriptive skills
leave much to be desired.  What I meant works is this:
     The attacker fires a class three beam battery at an evading ship.
     The die rolls are 4, 6, and 3.
     Because the target is evading, each die is reduced by one--making
rolls effectively 3, 5, and 2.	And the target suffers one point of

That's it.  Trust me, I don't want to add paperwork to this process

John X Crimmins
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They control information.  Don't ever piss one off."
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