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Re: [FT] Railguns

From: Los <los@c...>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 18:17:19 -0500
Subject: Re: [FT] Railguns

Wasserman, Kurt wrote:

> Some opinions on RailGuns etc...
> Rerolls:
> Adler Tag was played with rerolls allowed.  In play, they did not turn
> battle nor did they seem overwhelming.  The added chance of getting a
> deep gouge into a ship is sweet but only happened once or twice.  I
had one
> railgun reroll 3 times.  Los had one massive shot on his beam weapon
> tore a ship in two.  Very Cool.  Other than that, the rerolls were not
> earthshaking.  How can one logically justify the reroll on a beam
weapon and
> not on a railgun.  A reroll represents particularly nasty and lucky
> Seeing it in play in a massive battle did not convince me that it was
a bad
> idea. (Los, Correct me if I am wrong...)

Hey, what's good for the goose is good for the gander...Actually it
makes sense
to allow rerolls though those rerolls are pretty hellacious with a type
getting automatically 2 pts damage! But I think they should be allowed.
the RG fires a single projectile or a stream a lucky shot is a lucky

> RailGun Arcs:
> I have a hard time justifying anything other than a Railgun-1 having
> anything more than 1 firing arc.  As a Kra'Vak player, I would LOVE to
> 180 or 360 degree weapons but it doesn't make sense.	Having to
> your ship tightly to get a shot is enough of a disadvantage.	If it
> broke, don't fix it.

I agree anything alrger than Type 1 should be fixed. It adds flavor.


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