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Re: [FT] Sensors (Option 2)

From: -MWS- <Hauptman@c...>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 13:56:53 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: [FT] Sensors (Option 2)

On Mon, 11 Jan 1999, Denny Graver wrote:
> Revised thought:
> Basic        36"	1d6
> Enhanced     54"	2d6
> Superior     72"	3d6
> would work better on reflection .

One way of merging this proposal with the old ranges is to make the
rolls act even more like beam fire, by allowing them extended range at
expense of detection:

Passive:    range 36"
Basic:	    range 54" [1d6]
Enhanced:   range 54" [2d6], range 72" [1d6]
Superior:   range 54" [3d6], range 72" [2d6], range 90" [1d6]

>>If you rolled for sensors as beam weapons with rerolls added and
>>ECM acts as level-1 (basic), level-2 (enhanced), level-3 (superior)
>>0 hits   No information
>>1 hit    Mass/TMF only and whether Mil or Civilian
>>2 hits   Mass, Drives, Screens,  Structure
>>3 hits   Data on all onboard systems as undamaged
>>4+ hits  As above but all ship details including damage
>>This way the sensor resolution is conducting without any bookkeeping
>>from turn-to-turn.
>Doh! (slaps forehead).  Absolutely correct. Keep it simple, I'm all for

Along with this other KISS suggestion, it should work rather nicely. :)

Mark "Hauptmann" Shurtleff
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