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Forum: Roleplaying in General Yesterday, 09:43 AM
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Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: Memorable Quotes.

(near the end of a chargen session)

"When the Holy Champion meets the shady end of the table will he even be able to figure out what they do for a living?"

"Could you give us a copy of your fee...
Forum: GURPS 09-22-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: [Spaceships] Proposal for building missiles as spaceships

Are you trying to reduice missile performance by adding uneccessary components? :)

5.6 to 20 miles per second makes the missiles themselves more formidable than any chemical explosive warhead and...
Forum: GURPS 09-22-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: Wisdom spell and IQ rolls for powers

This is not supported by my review of my copy of Magic 1e, 1st printing from 1989. Its clear that Wisdom benefits Skills but _not_ Spells and that the subjects IQ can not be raised higher than the...
Forum: GURPS 09-22-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: Wisdom spell and IQ rolls for powers

Wisdom can't give the _caster_ a higher IQ in any way. You can't make yourself smarter and you can only increase others up to your own IQ.

The Alchemical potion from Magic (also Wisdom) can make...
Forum: GURPS 09-22-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,363
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: Help stat Queen Elizabeth of England.

The Queen has inherited a fantastic gun collection and it might be more diverse than some would imagine. During WWII the US was pleased to present to her father a Garand and an M1 carbine which i am...
Forum: GURPS 09-22-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 157,398
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: Catalog of the Weird Parallels

Infinity has much easier places to do that sort of thing. For example, go to Shanhai Spaceport on Lucifer-5 and hire some swaggering fellow in a leather jacket tot ake you anywhere in the soalr...
Forum: GURPS 09-21-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 157,398
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: Catalog of the Weird Parallels

Homeline'/s space capability may or may not have been much beyond ours in their 2018 but in 2026 they harvest Earth-grazing asteroids (Homeline TL box p.23).The odds of us duplicating that in 8...
Forum: GURPS 09-21-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 157,398
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: Catalog of the Weird Parallels

That's not even a roman a clef yet. Myths need more widely known sources than this morning's press releases.
Forum: GURPS 09-21-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 157,398
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: Catalog of the Weird Parallels

....Some people were unable to tell what myth it was parallelling. You could ahve at least given it a name.
Forum: GURPS 09-19-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: standard mafig for DF help

It matches my experience about 95% of the time. That's because in oimportant encounters important monsters or level bosses have saving throws that are high enough they only fail when they roll a 1 on...
Forum: GURPS 09-18-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 157,398
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: Catalog of the Weird Parallels

For an 80 year old to become a 7 year old (at least 2 7 year olds) would require multiple and improbable steps. The average person would fission only about every 25 years.
Forum: GURPS 09-17-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: Body Armor level DR

I just now checked Campaigns and HT to be sure and I didn't see any result that would do the job.

Neither "DR protects at 50%" nor triple damage will get a pistol round rated for 1D P- though what...
Forum: GURPS 09-17-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: Body Armor level DR

Uh huh. I know of an incident c. 1990 where a SWAT team member in a full assault vest was killed by a single hit from a .25 ACP. It went in the arm hole and right to the heart. Gurps doesn't really...
Forum: GURPS 09-16-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,745
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: Modern Monster Hunting Guns [XM500, MICOR Leader 50, etc.]

A flamethrower that works with unthickened fuel would work with holy water too. :)

Eh, the vampires probably wouldn't let you get within range with a regular flamethrower though that's who the...
Forum: GURPS 09-16-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: standard mafig for DF help

Or 2D+2 with a broadsword and gets a +2 DB from his Medium Shield. The sword and shield guy probably beats the greatsword user in a one-on-one fight just on the basis of that DB. That +2 DB would...
Forum: GURPS 09-16-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 835
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: Anti-Drone defenses?

If 1 drone can get a kill it'll be because you're injecting botulin toxin or soemthing like that. Then you can get that 1 hit with a stealth attack and need so swarm. The swarm would actualy make you...
Forum: GURPS 09-15-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 708
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: Fast forward cyberpunk action game

Speed/Dodge-boosting cyberware. You can get 4 pts from stuff in Bio-tech and 2 pts (after errata) from UT(w/FP expenditure). Close faster and evade the gunshots.
Forum: GURPS 09-15-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,745
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: Modern Monster Hunting Guns [XM500, MICOR Leader 50, etc.]

In the world of shotguns with detachable box magazines this is relatively new....

http://www.mossberg.com/category/series/590m-mag-fed/

I do think the 20 round double column magazine looks like...
Forum: GURPS 09-15-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,650
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: Kindly Necromancers

Temporarily raising the dead (people who could do this were called "animators" and were technically not "necromancers") was a going commercial business. Legal disputes and sentimental requests were...
Forum: GURPS 09-15-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 835
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: Anti-Drone defenses?

Huh, I've never read that one. I see it's a hardcover from 1975 and that might be why. They want $65 for it too and I'm not going to read it now either. :)
Forum: GURPS 09-14-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 835
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: Anti-Drone defenses?

It would probably be more effective to plant the charge directly agaisnt the skull next to the brainstem. That's the part you want to hit. A shaped charge jet so small miight not reach all the way...
Forum: GURPS 09-14-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 835
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: Anti-Drone defenses?

No, Campaigns covers simple explosive calculations. You do need to convert from metric though.

3 grams appears to be0.0066 lbs and multiply that by the REF of 1.4 for C4.. You take the square root...
Forum: Traveller 09-13-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: Alternative GURPS TRAVELLER (or path not taken)

Charged particle "beams" in vacuum would end up being cones rather than beams as the like charges repelled each other and the beam dispersed rapidly.

The non-canon technobabble that would make...
Forum: Traveller 09-12-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: Alternative GURPS TRAVELLER (or path not taken)

That's probably just a normal bell curve for particle absorption in a medium of (relatively)uniform density. If you put a dense outer layer (like armor) before the soft inside you'd see...
Forum: GURPS 09-11-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By Fred Brackin
Re: What to name this Perk?

That's how it works with the "Cloaked" Perk. It never handicaps you and never gives your enemies something to use agaisnt you.
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