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by PottsBr
Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: "A Call To Arms" ship combat game
Replies: 35
Views: 8923

The ship size debate will long rage as the show itself was inconsistant on this matter. The first issue? Babylon 5 was only three miles long when created, but its size was never stated until it was changed to 5 miles in season 2. As a result, all the ships shown in Season 1 next to the station sudde...
by PottsBr
Wed Jul 14, 2004 7:54 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Houserules?
Replies: 24
Views: 6972

Again, I think it comes down to the way the controls are set up. Going back to my Wing Commander example, the fightsers in question had four guns, for instance two lasers and two mass drivers. The laser were linked, always firing together. The mass drivers were linked, always firing together. The gu...
by PottsBr
Wed Jul 14, 2004 6:30 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Searching for players in Chicagoland
Replies: 0
Views: 585

Searching for players in Chicagoland

I know the searching for players posts have not been very successful, but I'll give it a try anyway :lol: I would like to put together a game in the Chicago area. I am located in the Southwest Suberbs, but the game can be held elsewhere if that is more convenient for the players. If you are interest...
by PottsBr
Wed Jul 14, 2004 6:23 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Web Material for B5
Replies: 21
Views: 6241

Agreed, some of your adventures may be able to be directly lifted into games others are running. Other GMs will be able to take the ideas and create their own adventures from them. Still others can use what happens to flesh out the background of their own games even if they never use them directly.
by PottsBr
Wed Jul 14, 2004 6:18 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Houserules?
Replies: 24
Views: 6972

I would think that the pilot of a Starfury would be a lot more likely to be able to fire multiple weapons at the same time. It would largely depend on how the controls of the fighter were set up of course. We don't have any good information on that. For an example though, in the old Wing Commander g...
by PottsBr
Fri Jul 09, 2004 7:20 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: New Online Char Gen and Website
Replies: 33
Views: 9113

This is probably a much better test. There is no way you could have anticipated, let alone tested, every combination that crazy gamers can come up with :)
by PottsBr
Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:46 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Vehicles in Babylon 5
Replies: 35
Views: 10348

Back on the issue of crew on the Vorlon ships, now that I think about it, the Vorlon cruisers appear to have a large bridge with windows. A pretty good hint that it probably has a crew of some sort aboard (though not conclusive). As for their fighters and such, if the Vorlons have crew on the cruise...
by PottsBr
Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:06 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Houserules?
Replies: 24
Views: 6972

Going to it directly didn't work for me, but if you go to the directory below it, http://www.geocities.com/psychoadept/babylon5 you can then click on the file directly and get into it.
by PottsBr
Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:27 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Vehicles in Babylon 5
Replies: 35
Views: 10348

On the matter of choice... The Vorlons may have taught and influenced, but in the end they left the races to choose their own path. If the races chose a different path, the Vorlons did little to interfere. For this reason, planets like Earth, which was clearly of tremendous interest to the Vorlons, ...
by PottsBr
Thu Jul 08, 2004 6:00 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Vehicles in Babylon 5
Replies: 35
Views: 10348

So the Shadows take living beings and hardwire them into their ships as CPUs to fly them. We are assuming that no Shadows are actually aboard most of the time. What do the Vorlons do? Are their ships so advanced and intelligent that they have no need of pilots? Are Vorlons actually flying them? Are ...
by PottsBr
Wed Jul 07, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: New Online Char Gen and Website
Replies: 33
Views: 9113

The character generator has a lot of promise. I hope it's capabilities will continue to expeand and pull in all the rules from the supplemental books. One problem I ran into was that after the Feat selection I came to the second Skills selection. Suddenly I had 18 more Skill points to spend (which s...
by PottsBr
Tue Jul 06, 2004 7:29 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Drak Stats
Replies: 4
Views: 1671

I would expect them in the Season 5 book, as they were majort players in that season. Maybe even the season 4 book, although they only appeared in one episode.
by PottsBr
Sat Jul 03, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: What are you doing with your game?
Replies: 21
Views: 6214

Don't forget how big space is. The Dilgar use a little used jump route to an unihabited system. They then take their task force and head out to the Oort Cloud and hide in the debris, billions of miles from any planet of interest. Any ship searching the system would find nothing as the Dilgar ships h...
by PottsBr
Tue Jun 29, 2004 3:51 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: What are you doing with your game?
Replies: 21
Views: 6214

as I imagines the league would have made very, Very, VERY careful searches of old Dilgar space for dilgar - any dilgar - to blast into plasma... (remember how hot the blood was in B5 time, almost 30 years later - now imagine how hot it must have been back then, and you can guess that they went thro...
by PottsBr
Fri Jun 25, 2004 5:39 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: What are you doing with your game?
Replies: 21
Views: 6214

Okay, in that case, the plot I'm working on is going to spend a lot of time in Dilgar space, dealing with those Dilgar who escaped the final destruction of their world and have remained hidden. I'm still going through the published material, so I may have to make some changes, but what I am working ...
by PottsBr
Thu Jun 24, 2004 6:44 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: 'Fiery Trial' First Module query
Replies: 29
Views: 7965

That makes sense, though it would be a nightmare to keep track of. They can only shoot in the plane that they rotate in, and only when they rotate into position. You'd have to know the starting point of the station in the combat and how fast it was rotating. B5 rotates at about 60mph, and is about 3...
by PottsBr
Thu Jun 24, 2004 5:37 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: 'Fiery Trial' First Module query
Replies: 29
Views: 7965

I continue to make my way through the Fiery Trial module. The following is just a comment, more than a problem. Who's bright idea was it to put weapons with a facing of boresight on a space station?? Freedom Staion has four of these weapons. The whole point of a boresight weapon is that you point yo...
by PottsBr
Thu Jun 24, 2004 4:43 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: What are you doing with your game?
Replies: 21
Views: 6214

The Fiery Trial takes you through a year of campaign time. Assuming you run some additional adventures in the gapos between, it should take you a long time to get through, giving you some time to figure out where things are going. My own opinion is that you can't really make any long term plans unti...
by PottsBr
Mon Jun 21, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: 'Fiery Trial' First Module query
Replies: 29
Views: 7965

Sinclair must have been overseeing the final year of construction then, because Infection is the one year anniversary of the station going online. They made a big deal over this with the ISN interview of Sinclair and all the oddsmakers expectations of the station lasting that long. I could see the p...
by PottsBr
Mon Jun 21, 2004 5:29 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Houserules?
Replies: 24
Views: 6972

Sounds like a Hero System player :) I don't think the 3d6 vs d20 makes too much difference. All a matter of what you like. It does make the extremes much les likely, and hence the automatic miss/hit. And you have to consider whether a player can "take 18." A 20 on the d20 is a 5% chance. An 18 is mo...