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Re: [GZG] Full Sail Rules

From: Jerry Han <jhan@w...>
Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2007 23:38:56 -0400
Subject: Re: [GZG] Full Sail Rules

Allan Goodall wrote:
> I've tried a number of options to get the damage at least
> semi-realistic. The way you've done cannons gives me an idea. Linear
> beam damage from FT isn't realistic for naval guns. I like the idea of
> fixed range bands and a variable number of dice per range band per gun
> size. That's the part I'm missing from the game. It shouldn't take
> long to retrofit that into my rules and release a playtest version.

Like all good ideas, I stole it from somewhere else.  (8-)  In this
Renegade Legion: Leviathan which had tables that represented energy
attenuation over distance.  Which I'm sure, stole it from some other

To me, it's always been a simple way to add tactical flexibility,
adding complicated rules, and would work as a generic mechanic: weapons
rated by range and damage, both being determined semi-arbitrarily by the
designer. Works great for generic designs: 6/0/0/0 are your close range
cutters and 2/2/2/2 represents your long range sniping laser -- but I'll
damned if I know how to points balance it well.  (Which is one of the
why there's no ship construction system in the Full Sail rules; that was
of the things I was hoping to get to this year, once I figured out how
rate cannon.)

Jerry Han - - - TBFTGOGGI
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