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RE: [FT] Wave Gun (was: OU & IC & FB3)

From: "Dean Gundberg" <Dean.Gundberg@n...>
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 11:00:12 -0600
Subject: RE: [FT] Wave Gun (was: OU & IC & FB3)

Indy wrote:
> In season 2's "The Long, Twilight Struggle" there MAY be a scene in
> two Narn cruisers are hit by one beam sweep - but not all ships in the
> area,
> which is what would/should happen if you use the Wavegun idea for the
> Shadow weapon. So from that I can see an arguement for a sweeping beam
> covering an area. But it was a one-time thing for the Shadows (okay,
> a one-time thing for Epislon 3's Great Machine in season 1), and I
> it was more for dramatic effect and to illsutrate how *much* more
> some tech is compared to the level of most of the races around at that
> time.
> Bearing this in mind, I would be hesitant to introduce an area effect
> Shadow weaponry (just make the damage hideously huge :-). I'd probably
> instead 2 beam shots to simulate one beam sweep.

I think I remember somewhere in a EFSB conversion for Shadows (or maybe
was B5 Wars)that they used the Heavy Beam weapon mechanic but with a
charge, and you could fire that one beam at multiple targets, but it
you 1 die of damage to skip from the 1st to 2nd target, 2 dice from the
to 3rd, etc.  Those dice are then lost as they represent the beams
continuous fire between the targets.  All targets must be in the same

Dean Gundberg

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