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RE: [FT] WotW 2: EMP Weapons

From: "Robertson, Brendan" <Brendan.Robertson@d...>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 10:31:06 +1100
Subject: RE: [FT] WotW 2: EMP Weapons

Just had another thought.
Dean's "Ion Cannon"  weapon is StarWars inspired, so what about the
Hits force thresholds against only the screens/vapour shrouds.	If there
no active screens, then a core systems threshold against the bridge is
if the bridge goes down, it looses the opportunity to fire this turn,
autorepairs at the end of turn.  In simultaneous firing, Ion cannon are
considered "faster" than normal shooting so resolve as above only for
bridge hits (screens are still considered active for the remainder of
turn they went down).

Neath Southern Skies -
[MKW2] Admiral Peter Rollins - Task Force Zulu-Beta
[Firestorm] Battletech PBeM GM

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles Taylor []
> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2001 6:13 AM
> Well, if we deside to limit non-shipwide threshold checks to 'Needle'
> class weapons (where the threshold check is replaced by a 'To hit'
> roll), then we just need to come up with a way to balance shipwide
> threshold inducing weapons, we could probably cut the list down to a
> standard systems:
> 'EMB Beams' aka Ion Cannon - these use a beam battery-like mechanic,
> possibly using 'virtual damage' (my vote) or basing the thresholds
> by the number of hits scored. They affect 1 target ship per use.
> 'EMP Bolt' aka ION torpedo - use the pulse torpedo mechanic to
> if it hits.
> 'EMP Missiles' either big MT types or salvos.
> We _could_ consider area effect EMP weapons (based on plasma bolt or
> wave gun or even WEF mechanics) - but these are going to be very
> and hence, very big and expensive, and unlikely to see general use.

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