Boarding actions

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Boarding actions

Postby JNJ » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:16 am

Hi to all,

I see in Core Rulebook p. 163 :

"High Guard includes detailed rules for conducting
boarding actions on the Personal scale, allowing you
to play through a blow-by-blow scenario that sees the
Travellers taking over an enemy ship or desperately
trying to repel boarders."

In High Guard introduction, I see :

"High Guard also presents new approaches to handle
spacecraft operations, from engaging in vicious boarding
actions to spacecraft security..."

In High Guard, External systems p.43, I see a "breaching tube" and a "Forced Linkage apparatus" used for boarding actions. But that is all.

Is that all ? Or did I miss something ?

Thanks,
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Re: Boarding actions

Postby Old School » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:18 pm

I don't think there is anything else, and don't know what the core Rulebook note that you quote was supposed to refer to.

I'm not sure what else needs to be included, either. Conducting boarding actions on a personal scale simply means using the personal combat rules.
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Re: Boarding actions

Postby AndrewW » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:57 pm

The original idea was to include a chapter on boarding actions. But it was decided that would be better for a separate product.
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Re: Boarding actions

Postby JNJ » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:31 pm

AndrewW wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:57 pm
The original idea was to include a chapter on boarding actions. But it was decided that would be better for a separate product.
Thanks Andrew...Traveller companion maybe ... as it appears some space is remaining ? ;-)
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Re: Boarding actions

Postby Old School » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:51 pm

Perhaps the upcoming naval campaigns?
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Re: Boarding actions

Postby JNJ » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:57 pm

Old School wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:51 pm
Perhaps the upcoming naval campaigns?
Excellent idea ! Would go perfectly well together.
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Re: Boarding actions

Postby BigDogsRunning » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:31 am

Are there not additional rules for boarding in the Drinax books?
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Re: Boarding actions

Postby Old School » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:40 am

Dont remember seeing any, no. There is some expanded material on pirating, negotiating surrender, etc. most of this is very close or identical to what is in the Scoundrel career book.
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Re: Boarding actions

Postby paltrysum » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:43 pm

The stuff in the Drinax books is more about how you can successfully maneuver your ship to pirate another, advice about avoiding escorts or military craft, how fast you should steal their stuff and get on your merry way, etc. Not much on the actual boarding activities though it would have been an excellent spot for it.
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Re: Boarding actions

Postby BigDogsRunning » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:46 am

paltrysum wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:43 pm
The stuff in the Drinax books is more about how you can successfully maneuver your ship to pirate another, advice about avoiding escorts or military craft, how fast you should steal their stuff and get on your merry way, etc. Not much on the actual boarding activities though it would have been an excellent spot for it.
Well, I guess I would have known that, if I'd been able to read that material. But I'm playing in a Pirates of Drinax campaign, so I can't read any of it yet. :P

That does seem like it would have been a great place for some boarding action guidelines. :D
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Re: Boarding actions

Postby Old School » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:43 pm

Same material is in the scoundrel book from the first edition.

I think it would be fair for your referee to provide those pages to you, or at least some of the material- only fair thst you know the rules for dice rolls he is applying.

I’m still curious as to what folks are looking for here. Boardng actions can be resolved through the expedited rules in the core rule book, or through the combat rules in the same. I don’t know what else would be needed.
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Re: Boarding actions

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:39 am

So do space pirates swing from a rope when they go through a cutting airlock?
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Re: Boarding actions

Postby NOLATrav » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:32 pm

Tom Kalbfus wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:39 am
So do space pirates swing from a rope when they go through a cutting airlock?
Those of Space Pirate Harlock do!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RvuulrGKnHI
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Re: Boarding actions

Postby Condottiere » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:46 am

Image

There's the option to harpoon the other ship, and zip wiring across.

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