Battle Dress Upgrades

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Battle Dress Upgrades

Postby bklokis » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:04 pm

In the CSC the description for Battle Dress weapons mounts says:

"Integrated Weapon Mount: For convenience, and to ensure a Traveller is never without a weapon yet keeps his hands free, battle dress can be constructed with weapons integrated into its structure, usually on the back of the arms or on the shoulders. The cost of this modification is in addition to the cost of the actual weapons fitted."

I understand the mechanics for using multiple mounted weapons, however, I don't see anything in the text about whether the Traveller (who is using these weapon mounts to "keep his hands free") can also use a hand-held weapon in addition to the mounted weapons. If so, would this be linked with the other weapons (seems like not)? Or would they only be able to attack with either the weapon in hand or the mounted weapons?

Maybe I missed the clarifying text somewhere, but any input would be appreciated.
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Re: Battle Dress Upgrades

Postby AnotherDilbert » Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:03 pm

Hand-held weapons would be a separate mount, unless perhaps the integrated weapons are slaved to the hand-held weapon.

Otherwise see Dual Weapons, Core p75.
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Re: Battle Dress Upgrades

Postby Linwood » Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:33 pm

One example of this might be a small integrated tac missile launcher that uses a target designator on the wearer’s handheld weapon.
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Re: Battle Dress Upgrades

Postby bklokis » Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:39 pm

AnotherDilbert wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:03 pm
Hand-held weapons would be a separate mount, unless perhaps the integrated weapons are slaved to the hand-held weapon.

Otherwise see Dual Weapons, Core p75.
Thanks!

And just to complicate it, the Battle Dress mounts are automated so let's say that the character is already dual wielding...Battle Dress w/ weapons mount, and two handheld pistols...would the dual-wielding penalty just increase to DM-3 per attack roll for Triple-wielding?
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Re: Battle Dress Upgrades

Postby AnotherDilbert » Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:46 pm

I would use Multiple Tasks, Core p59, as a guideline and say DM-2 for each extra task (on all tasks).
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Re: Battle Dress Upgrades

Postby Condottiere » Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:13 pm

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