Lightsabers (or Beamsabers) UPDATE 1/5/2008

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Postby Blitzen » Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:41 pm

Sorry, I spelled <a href="http://www.wordwebonline.com/en/VAPOURISED">vapourises</A> wrong. I always stick a zed in there to make it look cooler, but alas, it is the American way.
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Postby Bonn-o-Tron » Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:46 pm

Damn spellcheck on this forum always tries to make my Canadian spelling into American.
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Postby pesgores » Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:14 am

It is updated. New version on the first post.
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Postby IVhorseman » Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:40 am

I wouldn't suggest rolling twice for deflection. it basically makes no reason for anyone NOT to reflect the shot back at the shooter. instead, try this:

to just randomly deflect, simply use a skill roll and check if it's higher than the attacker's. if it is, the shot bounces off in some random direction.

to awesomely deflect, roll skill and subtract the lightsaber's UR from the skill. if it's STILL higher, the guy gets a face full of blaster.
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Postby pesgores » Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:43 am

IVhorseman wrote:I wouldn't suggest rolling twice for deflection. it basically makes no reason for anyone NOT to reflect the shot back at the shooter. instead, try this:

to just randomly deflect, simply use a skill roll and check if it's higher than the attacker's. if it is, the shot bounces off in some random direction.

to awesomely deflect, roll skill and subtract the lightsaber's UR from the skill. if it's STILL higher, the guy gets a face full of blaster.


Well i tested and it came out good, din't took too much time.
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Postby IVhorseman » Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:46 am

i'm sure it didn't, but that doesn't mean you're done.

trying to bounce a shot back at a target is MUCH harder* than just bouncing a shot away from yourself, and this reflects that

*i can speak from personal experience.
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Postby pesgores » Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:15 pm

In case you haven't saw the Star Wars films (especially the PT), deflecting shots needs ability. Deflecting it back to someone needs even more ability. That's why you must roll 2 times.

And i can speak from personal experience too, i played this. Unless you're not talking about Brikwars experience...
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Postby Rayhawk » Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:15 pm

I can't be bothered to check if this was in the 2001 rules, but the way we've played it is that lightsabers were great for deflecting energy weapons like blaster fire and other lightsabers, but if you tried to parry anything else it led to unfortunate results.

For instance, if you parry a broadsword with a lightsaber, the lightsaber cuts right through the blade - leaving the attacker with a broken sword, but the broken-off end of the blade keeps right on going to hit the guy with the lightsaber. As the jedi saying goes, "d'oh!" 9mm rounds would probably be just as bad, even if they're instantly vapourised, that's still a 9mm bullet's mass of explosively expanding superheated plasma hurtling at your wannabe jedi at bulletastic speed.

I like the idea of repurposing the parry and riposte rules to apply to lightsabers and blaster fire, that solves everything nice and neat.
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Postby pesgores » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:17 pm

Reupdated. Now i introduced the Levels.

BTW, if you don't like it, don't use it. This is a GOOD way to do it, and as hard as it seems, it is pretty decent. I TESTED!
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Postby Bennanteno » Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:09 pm

I like the 98 rules because they have little pictures and lots of unit types.

But all the numbers scare me, so I'll stick with the 05 rules.
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Postby pesgores » Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:52 am

Ok, so anybody else playtested it, besides me?
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Postby pesgores » Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:08 pm

Playtesters beside me???
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Postby pesgores » Thu May 01, 2008 8:49 am

ANOTHER Update. Force Resisting.

I want PLAYTESTERS!!!

I tested it. You try it and tell me if you like.

I just want to KNOW IT!!!
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Postby Tzan » Thu May 01, 2008 11:28 am

pesgores wrote:ANOTHER Update. Force Resisting.




It works! I successfully RESISTED you FORCEing me to be your playtester.
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Postby pesgores » Thu May 01, 2008 2:24 pm

Tzan wrote:
pesgores wrote:ANOTHER Update. Force Resisting.




It works! I successfully RESISTED you FORCEing me to be your playtester.


Me: 9
You: 10

Oh, well, let's wait for my next turn.
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