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Old 01-07-2019, 06:37 PM   #11
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Does not mention arrow slits, which would be better cover than any of the listings - maybe -8 DX? - but have limited firing arcs.
-6 for concealment plus -2 for two stories up = -8
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My suspicion (and I may be completely wrong) is that Orcslayer started life as a TFT module.
Given that Orcslayer is set in Caithness (the GURPS Fantasy setting) and was published in 2005 (2 years after the closing of Metagaming), that's not very likely.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:37 PM   #13
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Given that Orcslayer is set in Caithness (the GURPS Fantasy setting) and was published in 2005 (2 years after the closing of Metagaming), that's not very likely.
It was published in 1986
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:43 PM   #14
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It was published in 1986
Sorry, typo. 1985 (1986 was a later printing).
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Old 01-08-2019, 01:03 AM   #15
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-6 for concealment plus -2 for two stories up = -8
Arrow slits (should) give better cover than anything described in the list in TFT, even without a height advantage.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:30 AM   #16
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Arrow slits (should) give better cover than anything described in the list in TFT, even without a height advantage.
Arrow slits were never put at ground level for good reason.
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:31 PM   #17
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Arrow slits were never put at ground level for good reason.
Not to nitpick (as in, I'm nitpicking), but reporting here from the land subjugated and ring-fenced by Edward Longshanks' castles, see pictures of Beaumaris castle.

It might be an exception due to moat. Or what do I know maybe these are not arrow slits per se.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:15 PM   #18
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Arrow slits were never put at ground level for good reason.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:20 PM   #19
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Given that Orcslayer is set in Caithness (the GURPS Fantasy setting) and was published in 2005 (2 years after the closing of Metagaming), that's not very likely.
Harkwood, which was also set in Caithness, was originally published in Space Gamer 63 in 1983. While it was not specifically a TFT adventure, notes for converting it to TFT were included. So it is at least possible Orcslayer was originally conceived as a TFT adventure even if it were never published as such.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:36 PM   #20
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A 1980 ad for Martian Metals' Ogre miniatures line lists a "forthcoming" cruise missile crawler. Cruise missiles didn't appear in Ogre until Shockwave, which was published by SJ Games several years after Metagaming folded. It is perfectly possible that Orcslayer could've originally meant for TFT, but was updated for GURPS after the advent of that system.
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