How to handle a unique weapon

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How to handle a unique weapon

Postby JMISBEST » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:15 pm

How would you suggest handling a unique experimental weapon that's part-Psionic that has no effect on foes with no armour but if the target has armour then the heavier their armour the more damage they take?
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Re: How to handle a unique weapon

Postby M J Dougherty » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:39 am

Depends. What does the Coshh sheet say?
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Re: How to handle a unique weapon

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:43 am

The weapon hits a guy behind a 4ft-thick lead wall, but ignores a naked guy standing in front of it?
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Re: How to handle a unique weapon

Postby Moppy » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:22 am

Ignores armor. Does damage equal to the armor factor bypassed. Being in cover will probably increase the damage as well.

The original Warhammer 40K graviton gun worked something like this. Targets were crushed with larger targets taking proportionally more damage. ISTR something like this in a Niven or Pournelle novel as well.
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Re: How to handle a unique weapon

Postby AdrianH » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:08 pm

Moppy wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:22 am
Ignores armor. Does damage equal to the armor factor bypassed. Being in cover will probably increase the damage as well.
I aim the weapon at someone in Australia. What's the damage modifier for someone being under the cover of an entire planet?
The original Warhammer 40K graviton gun worked something like this. Targets were crushed with larger targets taking proportionally more damage.
For the glory of the Empire! I may die but I'm taking you all with me! <Points graviton gun at the ground.> What's the damage modifier if the target is the planet?
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Re: How to handle a unique weapon

Postby Moppy » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:49 pm

AdrianH wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:08 pm
Moppy wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:22 am
Ignores armor. Does damage equal to the armor factor bypassed. Being in cover will probably increase the damage as well.
I aim the weapon at someone in Australia. What's the damage modifier for someone being under the cover of an entire planet?
Maybe it just works locally, so it'll take whatever mass is near the target, and not the intervening planet. How do you shoot it through a planet anyhow? There's probably also a limit on the amount of mass it can affect. It's not the stupidest thing I've seen in Traveller. edit: I wouldnt use it in our game but it fits in the tech tree somewhere above 15, with all the other magic.

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