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Old 02-15-2020, 04:46 PM   #2
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Default Re: [High-Tech][Ultra-Tech] Ultra-Tech style write-ups of TL5-8 ammo

Originally Posted by Michael Thayne View Post
Subsonic Ammunition

Existing rules are okay I guess but if you want a simpler rule using -1 to damage regardless of gun type would make sense. Not sure if that should be worth a -1 or -2 penalty to hearing rolls. Other aspects would be unchanged.
As almost none of the ammo in UT will be subsonic, and the rifle calibre rounds will (aside from the payload rifle) be very supersonic, all reducing the damage of the rifle rounds by -1/die would do is give them less damage and range. It wouldn't reduce their report usefully.
Hollow-Point (HP)

Largely unchanged. If you care about consistency with Ultra-Tech you might ignore the "targets with DR 0 get DR 1 instead" rule, or declare that that rule applies to TL9 hollow-points too. Or you could decide that's a perk of using ultra-tech ammo.
Or you could stick with the RAW - when you look up an armour penetration modifier of (0.5), you end up at B110, and it explains how it works. Why would UT's hollow points, etc., work differently?
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