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by docrailgun
Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mongoose Traveller Stats Are Too Powerful
Replies: 223
Views: 41356

Re: Experts are Made, Not Born.

I respectfully have to disagree. Einstein may well have had a high Physics skill, but it was his creativity and a different way of looking at the world that made him a brilliant mind. He was in fact "brilliant" (as in being intelligent and being able to extrapolate new ideas from existing data), rat...
by docrailgun
Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mongoose Traveller Stats Are Too Powerful
Replies: 223
Views: 41356

Certainly all these are good ideas. I think what others have been suggesting (and I'm suggesting here) is that there's no need to make them. The scenario you're suggesting is an extreme example caused by a pc gaining too high of a stat... who has EDU 15 in any Traveller game? In a "Classic" mode gam...
by docrailgun
Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mongoose Traveller Stats Are Too Powerful
Replies: 223
Views: 41356

I would just like to weigh in here. I don't have a huge amount of rules input to add here, other than to suggest that there's not really a good way to model what Supplement Four wants (or even match Classic Traveler's flavor of 'mostly average guys tramping around the galaxy in their Far Trader') wi...
by docrailgun
Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Looking at Battlefield Evolution.
Replies: 65
Views: 14328

Tangent: Central and South-American illegals would stop crossing the border if people stopped giving them jobs. Most of the people wanting cheap labor aren't the "evil commie liberals". After all, we don't own businesses, do we? We just like to sit around and find ways to hate America, right? Second...
by docrailgun
Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:28 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: PLA might be coming into their own.
Replies: 24
Views: 5095

But, you are saying that, if you read what you wrote in the first paragraph. No, I think the problem is that you (and the rest of us) don't understand how MGP has determined the point costs of various units. This is (and was) true of 40K... the same sorts of units don't have the same costs across fa...
by docrailgun
Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Steampunk Mars from Adamant
Replies: 2
Views: 1893

Re: Steampunk Mars from Adamant

The new GURPS (is it still "new"?) is quite good. "Martial Arts" will be out soon, and will really make GURPS 4e combat interesting.
Jeffreywns wrote:Sad to say goodbye to Gurps but I wasnt going to convert to the new edition anyway.
by docrailgun
Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:00 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: S&P 46...
Replies: 88
Views: 18399

No, it's just that there is no pleasing some people. I see this with every new game that comes out... someone has to step in to "save the game" because if only the idiot game designers would listen to The Game's Savior (TM) everything would be great and the company would sell billions of dollars wor...
by docrailgun
Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Any sense how the game is doing commercially?
Replies: 34
Views: 8825

But, what about the people (like me) who can paint, but simply don't have the time to do so? Isn't this game (and the minis) perfect? What about younger gamers who would be laughed out of the game store if they tried to play 40K where they've slapped on some paint to be able to get some figures on t...
by docrailgun
Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: LOS and Fire Zone Question
Replies: 30
Views: 6548

Unfortunately, that's not true. A model can only damage a unit it can see, unless it is firing a weapon that causes damage in a burst. It's certainly easier to do things your way, but it's not supported by the rules. I'm going to give you the quick and dirty answer. This is the way it should be done...
by docrailgun
Wed May 30, 2007 4:45 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: What happens after Wave 5?
Replies: 92
Views: 16545

I'd love to hear the designers' thoughts here... but it's possible that in the near-future of BEvo the US Army is still trying to find a way to be functional after being broken by the lack of training/rearming cycles and constant deployment in Iraq. There may not be any money to replace the Army's b...
by docrailgun
Sun May 27, 2007 5:55 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: Questions

The standard rules (the rule sheet available on this site, or in each figure box) has all models in the unit shooting at the same fire zone. Then, the highest result is allocated to the nearest unit in the fire zone to the firing unit. The advanced rulebook has an option to allow units to split thei...
by docrailgun
Tue May 22, 2007 3:44 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Referance Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1263

Re: Referance Help

Aren't they pretty much like houses everywhere else in the world? Anyone know where I can find pictures and dimensions for Chinese houses? I'm just starting on building my own terrain and I want to make a Chinese village for my figures to fight over. I spent a few hours digging through google, but I...
by docrailgun
Sat May 19, 2007 1:59 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Hey Mongoose?!? How about a bonus for the faithful..?
Replies: 17
Views: 3840

I have so far:
USMC - 2 M1A2s, 2 boxes of Shadows, 1 FOrce Recon box, 3 Infantry boxes
PLA - 4 Infantry boxes, 2 Type 99s, an IFV, and a FAV
Euros - 5 Warriors, 4 infantry squads, 1 Challenger, and a SAS squad
Of course, those are just the MGP units.
by docrailgun
Fri May 11, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Line of sight - damage allocation questions
Replies: 16
Views: 3769

It does matter if a particular weapon has LOS. THe shooting rules specifically say that they do "...attack any enemy that it candraw a Line of Sight to and is within range (to the center of the FZ)." It seems to me that the ethos of B:Evo is to have a simple, fast and easy to use system. Because of ...
by docrailgun
Fri May 11, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Confusion over cover
Replies: 16
Views: 3900

This isn't what the rules say, though. The basic rules say: "Every model with a weapon can use it to attack any enemy that it can draw Line of Sight to and is within range. Range is always measured to the center of the Fire Zone" p. 16 of the advanced rulebook says: "Every model with a weapon can us...
by docrailgun
Wed May 09, 2007 4:17 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Couple of rules questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

Re: Couple of rules questions.

Anyone that wants to lose the game by putting their infantry in the way of a main tank gun (even as "armor" for a transport) is welcome to do so. It could be argued that sending marines out as abblative armour for shadows is also slightly against the spirit of the game..... It would also get any USM...
by docrailgun
Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:12 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: BF:EVO Scale??
Replies: 17
Views: 2889

My Dragon 1:72 Leopard IIs are just slightly smaller in every dimension than the Corgi 1:64 M1A2s I have... which are in turn very close to the MGP tanks. its 1:65 corgi do 1:64 as a scale and dragon/easy modles do 1:72, but acording to guy nin modle shop whos big into his military stuff, the dragon...
by docrailgun
Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Readying MGs
Replies: 20
Views: 4548

Unfortunately, I think changing this rule is likely to increase the already considerable advantage of factions with lots of MGs (Marines, Brits). Keep in mind that the 3rd wave units include a Marine squad that can field 3-4 SAWs. WHy field anything else if the Force Recon units are "Squad" rather t...
by docrailgun
Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:55 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: A couple of BF EVO questions (NEW Qs 28th Mar 1749 UTC)
Replies: 161
Views: 38855

I think there's way too much "we need to fix this" going on here anyway... at some point there has to be a firm set of rules if there are going to be a tournament scene. The rules we have really are fine the way they are... but IMHo there're too many people trying to apply "we've done this for years...
by docrailgun
Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Hummers AWOL
Replies: 33
Views: 6205

Check Wal-Mart. They have some 1/48 Humvees, two for $10.