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Radar and Radios

Postby Robot Monkey » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:23 pm

Radar

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Any vehicle/creation with an indication of radar, (printed bricks, radar dishes, etc) is treated as if it has a 360-degree view, as apposed to a cone. When it is spotting anything outside of it's regular cone of vision, roll 1d6.

1-2: Failure, target is not spotted.
3-6: Success, target is spotted.

Radar has -1 to spot when it is trying to spot minifigs/creations with stealth as an ability.

Radio communication

Any minifig with a radio backpack/radio piece can communicate with other minifigs/creations with methods of radio communication. (I.E., A minifig with a radio in hand communicates with an artillery team, calling in an artillery strike) Handheld radios have a range of 12", and vehicle/ground-based radios have a range of 24"

---Radio interceptors

5CP

Radio interceptors look like your average radio box, but they can hear the enemy's radio transmissions, giving them a chance to contact their comrades and warn them if they are about to get bombed or something. If the intercept is successful and it is sent to the person in danger, they get half their regular move OR one action in an attempt to save themselves. Radio interceptors have a range of 24".

In order to intercept a communication, roll 1d6.
1-2: Failure, it does not intercept the transmission.
3-6: Success, it does intercept the transmission.

Radio interceptors cannot be carried by minifigs, so they can only be ground-based or vehicle-mounted.

---Radio relays
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Let's say you want your unit to contact another unit outside of its radio's range. This is when radio relays come in. If a relay is within or within 1" of a radio's range, it can bounce a signal 24" to the intended receiver or another relay unit. However, every time a radio communication is relayed, interceptors get +1 to their rolls.


(Alternately, say if you have a futuristic/medieval army, they could be communicators, or drummer boys, telepathy, etc.)

So what do you guys think?
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Postby Silverdream » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:43 pm

I don't see how Radio communication would be useful.

Also drummer boys could be added as a method of communication.
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Postby Robot Monkey » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:44 am

Silverdream wrote:I don't see how Radio communication would be useful.

Also drummer boys could be added as a method of communication.


Well, I think radio communication would be useful because it would allow your army to communicate with each other, as apposed to magically knowing what everyone else is going to do. I think this would add a new level of challenge and strategy to brikwars.
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Postby Silent-sigfig » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:29 pm

Standard Scanner:

(Cs=Construction size, or the size of the scanner in individual parts).

COST: CsX2
Use: CsX2
Range: CsX6
Notes: Scans in an arc. Arc size(in fingercones)is equal to Cs.

A standard scanner scans where it is pointed for any enemy unit, of any type. If it is successfully spotted, a 1d6 bonus is added to the skill roll of any attackers with immediate access to the scanner(for example, if one ships radar picks up an enemy fighter, only that ship receives bonuses.

(examples or a standard scanner include radar, sonar, and motion sensors.)

Specialized scanners work the exact same way, except they only work on one specified type of target. however, they add a 1d10 bonus.

Examples include (metal detectors, searching for waldo, and gaydar.)
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Postby HAL-9001 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:28 am

I have an aversion to over-complication, so I just grant the Tracking (+1 CP) ability to vehicles with Scanners. Operators (and allies) automatically get a warning when a Stealthy unit crosses the Scanner's field of vision (90-degree cone from the Scanner's point of view), and the Operator can spend an Action to Mark any target within 8" (in that zone) for themselves or their allies. Moving the Scanner is like operating a Vehicle -- costs an Action for most minifigs, none for a Pilot.
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Re: Radar and Radios

Postby Legofighter » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:22 pm

Me im using like this: the units/vehicles that have a radio piece can give orders(champion to hero to officier and so)/ send a message/talk to allies/enemies out of sight/out of voice range (let's say 10-30", depending on the environnement(or if you are inside a tank/building/spaceship, you can speak to those outside or on another vehicle

Radar let's any unit that posseses one to see everything(ex: 1 tank against normal troopers) or all the other vehicles that have one(tank vs. tank, plane vs. plane)
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Re: Radar and Radios

Postby Legofighter » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:25 pm

and if you have a radar, SCANNERS DON'T HAVE ANY FUCKING USE! :csi:
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Re: Radar and Radios

Postby Robot Monkey » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:12 pm

Despite the blatant necroposting that just happened, I actually have tested these rules and they work very well.
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Re: Radar and Radios

Postby Gungnir » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:07 am

I like the idea of two units with radios being able to interact with enemy units as if they could see each other. For example, an artillery strike takes a penalty against a target because they don't have line of sight. But if another unit radios them up, they don't take the penalty anymore because they know where the enemy is.
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Re: Radar and Radios

Postby stubby » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:57 am

Gungnir wrote:I like the idea of two units with radios being able to interact with enemy units as if they could see each other. For example, an artillery strike takes a penalty against a target because they don't have line of sight. But if another unit radios them up, they don't take the penalty anymore because they know where the enemy is.

Scouts already perform a pretty similar function; it wouldn't be hard to just rip off their ability.
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Re: Radar and Radios

Postby Robot Monkey » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:06 pm

But this way, anybody with a radio can have that function, but not all the advantages of a full-fledged scout minifig.
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Re: Radar and Radios

Postby Keldoclock » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:14 pm

So tack whatever the scout property is onto the radio, charge the same CP, and it works great! The fact you can swap it around is offset by the fact that the unit has to use one of its hands to hold the radio!
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Re: Radar and Radios

Postby OneEye589 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:15 pm

He's saying rip it off, as give the scout ability to any minifig holding a radio.
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Re: Radar and Radios

Postby Gungnir » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:22 pm

Why not? Weapons got Heroic Egos in the 2010 rulebook.
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Re: Radar and Radios

Postby Robot Monkey » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:32 pm

I dunno, I just don't want people to trade old-fashioned scouts for radio sets. Maybe if someone has a radio backpack on they can get full scout rules.
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