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Old 06-06-2020, 11:18 PM   #1
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Default Misdirected Jump Table - limited directions?

Just noticed on the Misdirected Jump Table, GT p 120.

Code:
Roll Deviation         Distance
2     0 degrees           1d/2
3    30 deg. Starboard    1d
4    30 deg. Port         1d
5    30 deg. Starboard    2d
6    30 deg. Port         2d  
7    60 deg. Starboard    3d
8   180 degrees           3d
9    60 deg. Port         4d
10   60 deg. Port         4d
11   30 deg. Starboard    5d
12   60 deg. Starboard    5d
Roll 2d twice, once for each column
Is this an errata, or is there some reason that misjumps can't go at 90 or 120 degrees port or starboard?

I checked the errata listings and the ebook version, no changes.
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Old 06-07-2020, 06:12 AM   #2
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Default Re: Misdirected Jump Table - limited directions?

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Just noticed on the Misdirected Jump Table, GT p 120.

Code:
Roll Deviation         Distance
2     0 degrees           1d/2
3    30 deg. Starboard    1d
4    30 deg. Port         1d
5    30 deg. Starboard    2d
6    30 deg. Port         2d  
7    60 deg. Starboard    3d
8   180 degrees           3d
9    60 deg. Port         4d
10   60 deg. Port         4d
11   30 deg. Starboard    5d
12   60 deg. Starboard    5d
Roll 2d twice, once for each column
Is this an errata, or is there some reason that misjumps can't go at 90 or 120 degrees port or starboard?

I checked the errata listings and the ebook version, no changes.
I would guess the 6 option are the 6 side of the subsector map hex. (cf the map on p122).

0 is front hex
180 is rear hex
30 is front side hex
60 is rear side hex

But it contradict the text "The deviation is away from the intended direction of the jump."

In GDW, it was 1d6 (one of the six directions possible on the hex grid).

Also, the table seem oddly unbalanced... it would be interesting to map the odds and average deviation results.

edit : here is the probability table, and it is not as unbalanced at it appeared at first glance :


0 2,8 %
30p 22,2 %
30s 22,3 %

180 13,9 %
60p 19,4 %
60s 19,5 %

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