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MgT 2e Missile Damage

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 1:40 am
by edpovi
I just noticed a difference in the rules for Missile Damage

on page 162 about "Impact" the last part of the section reads...
... (the Effect cannot exceed the number of missiles in the salvo).
However, reading the PDF version, this text is missing!

Based on the PDF reading of that section, it is possible for a hit from a missile salvo of one to do: (4D - armor) x 5 damage. [roll 8+ with DM +1 for number of Missiles => 12 +1 = 13 - 8 = Effect 5]
Was this intended errata?

My gut reaction is that the limit in the printed book seems logical.

Re: MgT 2e Missile Damage

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:28 am
by arcador
In my .pdf the text exists.

Where did you get yours?

As regarding the gameplay - limiting effect to the number of missiles is a good mechanic (already tested several times).

Missiles, unlike MgT1, are a viable strategy now (but expensive).

Re: MgT 2e Missile Damage

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:00 am
by ShawnDriscoll
edpovi wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 1:40 am
I just noticed a difference in the rules for Missile Damage

on page 162 about "Impact" the last part of the section reads...
... (the Effect cannot exceed the number of missiles in the salvo).
However, reading the PDF version, this text is missing!

Based on the PDF reading of that section, it is possible for a hit from a missile salvo of one to do: (4D - armor) x 5 damage. [roll 8+ with DM +1 for number of Missiles => 12 +1 = 13 - 8 = Effect 5]
Was this intended errata?

My gut reaction is that the limit in the printed book seems logical.
Sounds like the PDF rules are from the 2e playtest. Maybe you can get an updated PDF of the rules from where you bought them?

Re: MgT 2e Missile Damage

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:28 pm
by AnotherDilbert
My Drivethru library contains three core book pdfs. Two with the limitation, one without.

Don't use the "Traveller_Core_Rulebook_erratajun2016_Ebook.pdf"?

Re: MgT 2e Missile Damage

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:50 am
by bluekieran
AnotherDilbert wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:28 pm
My Drivethru library contains three core book pdfs. Two with the limitation, one without.

Don't use the "Traveller_Core_Rulebook_erratajun2016_Ebook.pdf"?
That's the only one I can download from Drivethru, bar the B&W printer-friendly version...

Re: MgT 2e Missile Damage

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:15 am
by AnotherDilbert
I see:
Traveller_Core_Rulebook_BW_PRINTFRIENDLY.pdf
Traveller_Core_eBook.pdf
Traveller_Core_Rulebook_erratajun2016_Ebook.pdf


I generally use the print friendly version, it's easier to read and much faster on tablets etc.

The "Traveller_Core_Rulebook_erratajun2016_Ebook.pdf" version seems dodgy.

Re: MgT 2e Missile Damage

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:25 am
by h1ro
My DTRPG has the same as AnotherDilbert and I too use the print friendly version as it's far quicker to turn a page using Preview on my (mid 2012) MacBook Pro.

Re: MgT 2e Missile Damage

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:56 pm
by bluekieran
AnotherDilbert wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:15 am
I see:
Traveller_Core_Rulebook_BW_PRINTFRIENDLY.pdf
Traveller_Core_eBook.pdf
Traveller_Core_Rulebook_erratajun2016_Ebook.pdf
I see Traveller_Core_Ebook.pdf, but when I download from that I get the erratajun2016 file.

I may try downloading the B&W anyhow as I do use tablets somewhat.

Re: MgT 2e Missile Damage

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:10 pm
by AnotherDilbert
bluekieran wrote: I see Traveller_Core_Ebook.pdf, but when I download from that I get the erratajun2016 file.
Wierd, I tried downloading "Traveller_Core_eBook.pdf" just now and I get the right file. Have you tried downloading all the files at the same time?

bluekieran wrote: I may try downloading the B&W anyhow as I do use tablets somewhat.
It is plain black text on plain white background, much better to read. I like it.