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Old 10-22-2009, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default Force shields and armor divisors

I seem to know that armor divisors do not apply to force shields, but I can't actually find the rule that says this. Where is it? I especially want to relate this to GURPS Spaceships.

And is there anything that describes force shields that are affected by armor divisors? That seems familiar too, somehow.

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Old 10-22-2009, 06:35 PM   #2
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DR is DR. There are hardened and non-hardened force fields, but there's nothing intrinsic that gives force fields immunity to armor divisors.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:37 PM   #3
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By default, force screens lack any sort of hardening. Spaceships p.32 notes that you can add hardening at a cost of +50%, although there is no mention of multiple levels (I'd say +50%/level would be appropriate). Force shields (which are two-dimensional, used either as a proper shield or as portable cover) are by default hardened. They also appear to lack the semi-ablative property of force screens.
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:03 AM   #4
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I believe Force Screens from Ultratech have 1 level, but it only seems to work against Disintegrators.
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:42 AM   #5
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I believe Force Screens from Ultratech have 1 level, but it only seems to work against Disintegrators.
Looking back through UT, it turns out there are two Cosmic Armor Divisor weapons that force screens can defend against - graviton beams (at 1/100 DR) and disintegrators (at 1/10 DR). Aside from these two, however, force screens lack any innate Hardening (and the effect is probably more an attribute of the weapons than the screens).
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:16 PM   #6
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I seem to know that armor divisors do not apply to force shields, but I can't actually find the rule that says this.
You're probably not looking at an old 3e ed of Ultratech (or maybe Space). That's why you're not finding it.

It's not the rule in 4e unless you house rule it so.
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:25 PM   #7
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You're probably not looking at an old 3e ed of Ultratech (or maybe Space). That's why you're not finding it.
Hmm, that may be what I was remembering.

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It's not the rule in 4e unless you house rule it so.
Actually, it works much better for me the official way!
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