[Traveller 2e] Psionics and range band confusion

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[Traveller 2e] Psionics and range band confusion

Postby Gruffty the Hiver » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:50 am

I am confused about which range band table in the 2e core rulebook I should use for psionic abilities.

The following paragraph is on page 197 (print)/198 (PDF) of the 2e core rulebook:
MGT 2e CRB page 197/198 wrote:Most abilities can be used at a distance and have a Reach characteristic. This is the distance (using the Range Bands on page 73) at which the ability can normally be used.
There is a Psionic Range Bands table at the top of the right hand column of page 197/198, but this is not referenced anywhere in the Psionics chapter.

Page 73/74 is in the combat chapter of the 2e CRB and the right hand column of that page describes Short, Long and Extreme ranges for weapons only - there's nothing about range bands.

There is an encounters range band table on page 79/80 but this does not fit with the weapon ranges on page 73/74 or with the Psionic Range Bands table on page 197/80.

I obviously can't use the weapon ranges described on page 73/74 for psionic talents, so should I be using the encounter ranges shown on page 79/80, or the Psionic Range Bands table on page 197/198?
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Re: [Traveller 2e] Psionics and range band confusion

Postby MonkeyX » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:49 pm

Our Psi character uses the one in the psionics section (197).
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Re: [Traveller 2e] Psionics and range band confusion

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:02 pm

Good catch, finding that page 73 reference bug. Each type of encounter has its own Range Band chart (with different scales). The chart on 73 is not even a Range Band chart. Just an example of weapon ranges.
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Re: [Traveller 2e] Psionics and range band confusion

Postby SSWarlock » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:06 pm

And my PDFs have now been updated with this errata. Good catch indeed.
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Re: [Traveller 2e] Psionics and range band confusion

Postby Gruffty the Hiver » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:56 pm

So no official reply from Mongoose on this issue, then?

I still don't know whether to use the encounter range band distances or the psionic range band distances - which do I use?
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Re: [Traveller 2e] Psionics and range band confusion

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:12 am

Gruffty the Hiver wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:56 pm
So no official reply from Mongoose on this issue, then?

I still don't know whether to use the encounter range band distances or the psionic range band distances - which do I use?
I would use the one shown on the same page, if I was planning to use any psionic abilities.
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Re: [Traveller 2e] Psionics and range band confusion

Postby msprange » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:29 am

Psionic abilities indeed use the psionic range bands.
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Re: [Traveller 2e] Psionics and range band confusion

Postby Gruffty the Hiver » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:29 am

msprange wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:29 am
Psionic abilities indeed use the psionic range bands.
Thanks for that Matt.

Whilst we're on the subject of psionics, in MGT 1e the damage from a psionic Assault is applied as follows:
MGT 1e CRB page no. 154 wrote:Unlike normal damage, assault damage is applied to Psionic Strength (if the victim has it), then Intelligence, then Endurance.
However, in MGT 2e it is unclear as to how damage from a psionic Assault is applied:
MGT 2e CRB page no. 199 wrote:An unshielded mind, when assaulted telepathically, is rendered unconscious immediately, and the Traveller suffers Effect x 3 damage.
There's no follow up text describing how or where to apply that damage, so how should we do this?

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