Can thrown weapons benefit from aiming?

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Can thrown weapons benefit from aiming?

Postby bworth0001 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:57 pm

Does aiming work for thrown weapons? The Core Rules limit aiming to a “ranged attack” (p. 71). So a Traveller may ‘aim’ a thrown dagger but not a thrust from a handheld dagger?
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Re: Can thrown weapons benefit from aiming?

Postby Ursus Maior » Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:40 pm

I'd say 'aiming' in the sense of the rules is taking care to hit a target and I would allow that for thrown weapons. Aiming a dagger thrust would be more like a 'called shot' (well: 'thrust', really), making sure to hit a specific location of the opponent. That was my first impression at least.
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Re: Can thrown weapons benefit from aiming?

Postby AnotherDilbert » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:51 pm

Yes, any ranged attack can benefit from aiming, and thrown weapons are ranged attacks. Exception: Auto fire.
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Re: Can thrown weapons benefit from aiming?

Postby bworth0001 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:02 pm

Thanks for the answers. Yes — that makes sense to me, too. This is a great forum. I appreciate the help.

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