[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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