[Central Supply Catalogue]Ammo weight?

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[Central Supply Catalogue]Ammo weight?

Postby Dirk Desiato » Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:05 am

I just got the Central Supply Catalogue and I love it, but I still do not see a listing for how much firearm ammunition weighs. The weights of "High-Capacity Autopistol Magazines" are listed, but not regular mags, nor for rifles, SMGs, or machineguns. The power packs for lasers are there (hooray! :D ) but nothing for slugthrowers. Am I looking in the wrong areas?
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Postby GamerDude » Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:30 am

mmm..... Maybe for game-play purposes this was left out. I think it was the same in the core book.

I'll get out my book and see. In the morning.
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Postby Treebore » Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:54 am

If nothing else you can Google the real world weights of the slug throwers, grenades, and the like.
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Postby Matrix Cypher » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:31 am

I noticed this too. Ive been going through the original Little black books and megatraveller,and some TNE, and some Twilight 2000 stuff and penciling it in the books as I find it.
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Postby G. K. Zhukov » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:29 pm

Matrix Cypher wrote:I noticed this too. Ive been going through the original Little black books and megatraveller,and some TNE, and some Twilight 2000 stuff and penciling it in the books as I find it.
There was a previous thread on the same subject, including a handy solution for those interested:

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/phpBB ... hp?t=40675
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Postby GamerDude » Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:47 pm

thanks for the link. I really wish some of this stuff could be collected into a faq
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Postby Dirk Desiato » Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:01 am

Well, I dug out my "Games 1-6+ The Classic Games" reprint and in "Striker" it has most of the weights or workable equivalents. I do think it a little strange that I had to go to a different (if related) game to get the info.
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Postby GamerDude » Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:33 am

well one think I look at is, how important is encumbrance to the game? I'm one of those people that prefer to enforce encumbrance rules. But that was playing Sword&sorcery RPGs where players try to carry like 350,000 lbs of treasure without any penalties and I get tired of that crap very quickly.

I am very interested in seeing what others come up with (maybe it can be compiled and put on the MGT-Aids elist file section)
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Postby Dirk Desiato » Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:49 am

Not using the encumbrance rules is fine, but I would like some more consistency. I mean, it lists a machine gin ammo box as a weight "plus the weight of the ammo" and then does not list the ammo's weight. (That I could find.)
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Postby GamerDude » Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:55 am

Dirk Desiato wrote:Not using the encumbrance rules is fine, but I would like some more consistency. I mean, it lists a machine gin ammo box as a weight "plus the weight of the ammo" and then does not list the ammo's weight. (That I could find.)
yep, that's a problem. I just double checked the pdf and nope, there is nothing on ammo wt.

I wonder if there is anything in the central equipment catalog?
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