Size might not be a bad addition. Started with the older style and added unit it had the information I needed. You're right, it can normally be figured out, if not by hits, then by size traits (Large and Small DMs).Loving this book!
Just getting detailed stats for tons and tons of robots was great, adding rules to build our own makes it even better!
Loved getting stats and pictures for repair, probe and mining drones - surprised to see how humanoid the repair drones are! I’ve always pictured them as some form of floating spider thingies. No complaints though, being humanoid makes sense when they’re supposed to move in human-adapted environments, using human tools and consoles…
Is there a reason for omitting chassis size on the stat sheets? Currently for accurate sizing, one needs to look at number of hits and small/large traits and work backwards from there. Granted, it’s no that often necessary to know exactly, but for describing them or figuring out how many can fit within a certain compartment or so, size is helpful.
P.22 tactical speed enhancement: How come it can’t be combined with vehicle speed movement?
P.250 “The satellite is delivered via standard missile bus, which can deliver four EyeSpy units.” Yet the missile only has carrying capacity for one 2 slot robot, and one Eyespy appears to be size 2?
The thinking on tactical vs. vehicle is that they're entirely different drive systems. and you can also enhance the vehicle speed (second sentence of second paragraph of page 23 - it sort of mirrors the Vehicle Handbook language).
On the Eyespy: Yes, it is size 2. If its a warhead replacement, you can only fit one, if it's a just a missile chassis (the thruster part) then you can fit two (bottom of first column page 100). I don't know how I got four - it would work if you shoved four in a missile launcher with no missile system attached but then you would have no propulsion.... ah wait - blame the editor (sorry, no, I really like the editor, but reading my brain is hard). I wrote:
"The satellite is delivered via a standard missile bus. A single torpedo can deliver four EyeSpy units." And I meant it. The intent is for a missile to deliver one and a torpedo to deliver four.