[Pirates of Drinax: Treasure Ship] Marine battledress question

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[Pirates of Drinax: Treasure Ship] Marine battledress question

Postby paltrysum » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:16 pm

I'm currently running "Treasure Ship" and I have a question that might have come up in one or more of your campaigns. The players want to either prevent the marines from getting to their battledress and as a stretch goal, might want to obtain one or more suits of the battledress. In your game, is marine battledress biometrically secured? Can someone just throw on a suit and it's operational? Or do you envision security countermeasures would prevent it or make it difficult?
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Re: [Pirates of Drinax: Treasure Ship] Marine battledress question

Postby steve98052 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:33 pm

I would rule that Battle Dress is highly tailored, to the extent that significant changes in a person's physical fitness will necessitate a trip to the shop for a re-tailoring.
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Re: [Pirates of Drinax: Treasure Ship] Marine battledress question

Postby MonkeyX » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:41 pm

I could see it definitely being tailored to fit giving a penalty until it’s modified. As a side note my players disabled the armory and marine quarters doors so they were held captive until the pumped knock out gas’s through the air supply. They wanted to avoid a lot of battledressed marines too b
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Re: [Pirates of Drinax: Treasure Ship] Marine battledress question

Postby Old School » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:47 pm

Hard to justify that something powered, computerized, worth several hundred thousand credits, and extremely destructive wouldn't have a high level of security to prevent a lucky thief from powering it up.

Unless they get themselves assigned as marines - which I would consider far less likely than being a temporary engineer or deckhand for a couple of months -- disabling the marines and/or their battledress to even the odds is the way to go.
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Re: [Pirates of Drinax: Treasure Ship] Marine battledress question

Postby paltrysum » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:10 pm

MonkeyX wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:41 pm
I could see it definitely being tailored to fit giving a penalty until it’s modified. As a side note my players disabled the armory and marine quarters doors so they were held captive until the pumped knock out gas’s through the air supply. They wanted to avoid a lot of battledressed marines too b
My guys tried this, too, but they tried to sneak the gas, explosives, and other supplies aboard on a stealthed drone which was spotted and destroyed by a marine guard wielding a PGMP-12. Several of the players secured a contract in engineering, and are already aboard. Fortunately for them, the Martin II crew assumed that it was someone else who was responsible for the drone, possibly the Fafnir, which was in port and has a shady reputation.

They did a nice job scoping the place out, but without their gear and the Martin II making for Acrid now, the players have their task cut out for them!
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