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Forum: GURPS Today, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Icelander
Re: Changing of the Guard

Curtis A. Ford comes from the Enforcement and Removal Operations arm of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He has extensive experience commanding and organising mass deportations and...
Forum: GURPS Today, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Icelander
Changing of the Guard

Special Agent Danny O’Toole looks around for something to drink, but the crowded impromptu operations room seems to have only empties. He sighs and swallows a fistful of painkillers dry, biting down...
Forum: GURPS 01-17-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Icelander
Re: Pictures for NPCs

My long-running fantasy campaign is up to something around a thousand named NPCs after playing since GURPS 4e came out.

Do players remember them all? Probably not, but fortunately, scatter-brained...
Forum: GURPS 01-17-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 16,087
Posted By Icelander
Re: [Modern Firepower] Technothriller gear for secret DHS team in 2017

So you can!

There is something comic about the image of Danny O'Toole, former Irish blue-collar Southie tough and current black suit, black shades, black cars and black operations G-Man, walking...
Forum: GURPS 01-17-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 316
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Posted By Icelander
Undercover bags for concealing weapons

1) Compact SBR concealment

What kind of bag or case that a lady motorcyclist might carry, or stow on her racer somewhere, is at least 21"x12"x3.5"?

As long as it has a compartment of at least...
Forum: GURPS 01-17-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 16,087
Posted By Icelander
Surveillance binoculars

Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x42 (https://www.amazon.ca/Bushnell-Legend-Ultra-Prism-Binocular/dp/B002008RVC): Bulk -1 (Holdout -2); Weight 1.5 lbs.; Cost $200; MinST: 9; Reduce -3 / -7 in range...
Forum: GURPS 01-17-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 16,087
Posted By Icelander
Optics MinST and Tripods

Optics MinST

Like weapons, optics have a minimum ST rating. This is a function of their weight and magnification. For Weight and MinST, see the table on p. 16 of GURPS Low-Tech Companion 2:...
Forum: GURPS 01-16-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 316
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Posted By Icelander
Spotting scopes

Civilian spotting scopes have DR 2, HT 10. Most military models have DR 3, HT 11. Military ones usually come with reticles that allow range estimation using the milrad system, as well as military...
Forum: GURPS 01-16-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 316
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Posted By Icelander
Re: [Modern Firepower] Technothriller gear for secret DHS team in 2017

Plenty of cheaper or older uncoated multi-lens optics have 40% to 50% light transmission (50% to 60% loss). 65% light transmission (35% loss) is very good for uncoated optics, with 75% light...
Forum: GURPS 01-16-2018, 03:26 AM
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Posted By Icelander
Re: [Modern Firepower] Technothriller gear for secret DHS team in 2017

Any thoughts on the effects of modern lens coatings on light transmission?

According to the claims made by manufactorers, anecdotally by users (and from my limited experience), modern top of the...
Forum: GURPS 01-15-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 316
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Posted By Icelander
Re: Compact surveillance binoculars

Yeah, I'd considered that.



Any suggestions on how to tweak the proposed house rules?
Forum: GURPS 01-15-2018, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Icelander
Re: Compact surveillance binoculars

While not wealthy and not really stylish, O'Toole is a highly skilled surveillance technician. So it makes sense that he would be good at picking useful gear for it. And as O'Toole attaches serious...
Forum: GURPS 01-15-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 316
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Posted By Icelander
Compact surveillance binoculars

It looks like at least O'Toole will have personal binoculars, bought with his own money. I've penciled in the Leica Ultravid BCR 8x20 Compact Binoculars...
Forum: GURPS 01-15-2018, 12:23 PM
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Posted By Icelander
Re: Perception Modifiers for Stealth vs. Perception Check

Realistically, although poor visibility helps Stealthy Sue more than Perceptive Pete in such an example, I still think that Stealth should be somewhat harder for a character who can't see. If she can...
Forum: GURPS 01-15-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 316
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Posted By Icelander
Re: [Modern Firepower] Technothriller gear for secret DHS team in 2017

Fair enough, but I doubt they'd pass on surplus MILSPEC 7x50 binoculars (or any used decent quality binoculars) just because the optical coating had degraded enough for low light performance to...
Forum: GURPS 01-15-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 16,087
Posted By Icelander
Re: [Modern Firepower] Technothriller gear for secret DHS team in 2017

Huh.

I certainly didn't expect to see such a rule there. But it is and it should work fine.

In short, optic Bulk penalises scanning, which can be reduced or eliminated by Taking Extra Time....
Forum: GURPS 01-15-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 316
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Posted By Icelander
Re: [Modern Firepower] Technothriller gear for secret DHS team in 2017

I expect Chase Taylor thought long and hard about pawning the Onyx Rain issue smartphone* they gave him, which, trust issues aside, confuses and intimidates him. He didn't have any newfangled...
Forum: GURPS 01-14-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 16,087
Posted By Icelander
Re: [Modern Firepower] Technothriller gear for secret DHS team in 2017

They did go to a sporting goods store. Where they spent more or less all of their discretionary funds. Well, at several stores, as well as with the black market contact in Mexico who sold them guns...
Forum: GURPS 01-14-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 16,087
Posted By Icelander
My thoughts on rules for optics

The simplified RAW is that optics reduce -1 in range Vision penalties per doubling of magnification and with an Aim maneuver, the user can focus on a target and reduce -2 in range Vision penalties...
Forum: GURPS 01-14-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 16,087
Posted By Icelander
Re: [Modern Firepower] Technothriller gear for secret DHS team in 2017

So it would be very difficult to borrow a pair of M22s?

And I imagine that the soldiers at Ft. Bliss weren't all that enthusiastic about giving up commercial models they had to buy with...
Forum: GURPS 01-14-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 16,087
Posted By Icelander
On the subject of binoculars...

Does anyone have a feel for how plentiful issue binoculars are in the modern US military?

Or with the federal agencies under Homeland Security tasked with border control around El Paso?

The...
Forum: GURPS 01-14-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 16,087
Posted By Icelander
Re: [Modern Firepower] Technothriller gear for secret DHS team in 2017

I've more experience with binoculars than riflescopes, which is why I mentioned 10x42. And those are used for bird watching in the twilight. And having them give -1 compared to 8x42 doesn't seem...
Forum: GURPS 01-13-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 16,087
Posted By Icelander
Re: [Modern Firepower] Technothriller gear for secret DHS team in 2017

I like that. It's simple enough and it gives a game mechanical reason for characters to buy the heavier and more expensive scopes with larger ovjective lenses.

I might not give a penalty until the...
Forum: GURPS 01-13-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,087
Posted By Icelander
Re: Custody of federal prisoners convicted at court martial or unfit for trial

It is funny that you should ask this, as the Project Jade Serenity campaign actually opened with Mackenzie Chase Taylor, the PC with a stay at USDB Ft. Leavenworth 2011-2017 in his background, being...
Forum: GURPS 01-13-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 16,087
Posted By Icelander
Late TL8 optics, quality, reticles and aiming time

The GURPS rules for scopes are simple and playable, detailed enough for most games.

It does bother me somewhat that magnification level is almost the only stat that matters for scopes. Well, sure,...
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