2300AD PGMPs

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corsair1973
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2300AD PGMPs

Postby corsair1973 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:31 am

What happened to the blast radius on plasma weapons?

For example, in the GDW version the Mk 2-A2 PGMP has a "DP value: As tamped explosion (EP=4)". Meaning increments of 5m may inflict lessening degrees of concussion damage beyond the initial contact damage.

Whereas the Mongoose version just lists damage as 14d6 for the Mk 2-A2 PGMP, but no blast radius even though the text description of the weapon is a copy from GDW stating: "The impact of the plasma bolt can cause considerable concussion and fragmentation effects." But only the GDW rules allow for this.

Both methods inflict a lot of damage, but the GDW version seems to make more sense in that any object near the impact point of the plasma bolt could also take damage.

Is there anything in CSC to cover this?
Reynard
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Re: 2300AD PGMPs

Postby Reynard » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:52 pm

I checked and they just list range, damage and weight by tech level with the Destructive feature for damage. Mongoose keeping it simple.

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