Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby baithammer » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:30 pm

Pump actions work better with cylinder feeds, semi-autos benefit more from box mags.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:56 pm

It's a compromise between reliability, capacity and speed of reloading.

You could double up the tubes, and/or extend them, but that makes the weapon unwieldy and much more heavier.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby baithammer » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:19 am

Tubes extensions don't add that much weight, until you reach multiple tube configurations.

Its also more awkward to use a pump with box mag in the middle of everything, semi doesn't have a problem with it.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:27 pm

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Presumably could double the thickness and load a ten millimetre snub round.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby RogerMc » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:07 pm

With RAW there really is no reason to not use a automatics and semi-automatics even though we all know that revolvers and pump action are meant to be significantly more reliable.

What about a fumble roll? - roll a natural 2 with any firearm and you need to test gun combat - failure means it jams for a number of rounds equal to the negative effect (assuming that you are given leisure to spend that time unjamming it):

Archaic black powder weapon test is Formidable 12+
Auto weapon firing fully auto test is Difficult 10+
Auto weapon firing burst test is Standard 8+
Auto or semi-auto weapon firing single shots test is Routine 6+
Revolver, pump or bolt action test is Easy 4+
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:53 am

One thing a revolver permits is mix and match ammunition, and an electronic one gets the cylinder to rotate to the bullet you want; I think Logan's Run made me think about that.

Dredd's pistol has two separate magazines. I cam't recall if they are compartmentalized.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby RogerMc » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:36 am

Which should be available if you get a revolver built at TL 9 rather than TL4?

And if you have a neural comm and the intelligent weapon add on you can tell it what ammo to load by thought alone and it spins the barrel in microseconds.

Isn't the MGT2 CSC a bit lacking in ammo types though?

None of the tranq and gas rounds which in CT you could load up a snub pistol with.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby RogerMc » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:42 am

And rather than PCs automatically going for ACR's and static axes as giving best bang for the Cr1000 and TL12 weapon benefit limit why not give them a budget to customise any eligible weapon and allow any add-ons they dream up that sound feasible and within the cost and TL parameters?
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby RogerMc » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:48 am

Incidentally the book Revelation Space by Alistair Reynolds has the coolest ship's locker - it is basically a cupboard with an intelligent interface, a database of every weapon known to man and a 3D printer that will knock out the weapon you choose in a few minutes...
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:39 pm

Add robotic arms and you can have it assembled as well.

ACR would by it's descriptor be considered a combat firearm.

By the interstellar age, a semi automatic carbine wouldn't be considered a threat to the military, or possibly law enforcement.

Armour piercing ammunition or that designed to cause maximum internal damage would be a gray area.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby RogerMc » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:51 pm

There's battlefield threat level and then there is general security threats to personnel who don't stomp around in full combat armour or battledress all day every day...

And the absence of a hit location system elides that probably not even TL15 police tac squads will be wearing full body armour and TL4 shotgun pellets can make a real mess of your unprotected legs or face.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby RogerMc » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:57 pm

Just checked my copy of Revelation Space and mis-remembered - the Warchive does have a database of every weapon available and can nano-fabricate any item you want but also has a very large room warehousing thousands of ready-made weapons.
as well as an annoyingly obsequious robot shop assistant.

Excellent books BTW...
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:38 am

Weapons are delivery systems.

Edged,blunt and energy weapons are easily recharged, relatively speaking.

Making bullets probably occupies most of a three dee printer's time; though prior to an expected firefight, you might want to accumulate a couple of rounds.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:11 pm

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:42 pm

The Truth About Electric Planes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CS3isCH4bk

How many people will spend a quarter of a million schmuckers on an air/raft?

Also, the mechanic won't need a degree in quantum mechanics.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:41 pm

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:19 am

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Linwood » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:44 am

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Just add water....
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

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