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Old 12-06-2017, 11:27 AM   #11
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Yeah, I didn't want to say anything. Boats, blimps, skateboards, ice-skates, pogo-sticks ... hippity hops ... all kind of side shows next to the core game.
Honestly, even Boat Wars is gimmicky. Other than the fact that they maneuver differently, you're basically still just playing Car Wars, only typically without any barriers to weapons fire, so it's actually worse.

Hovercraft actually do something different, so that's cool.
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:07 PM   #12
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Yeah, I didn't want to say anything. Boats, blimps, skateboards, ice-skates, pogo-sticks ... hippity hops ... all kind of side shows next to the core game.
I don't know -- the places I've lived, river and air power were pretty darned important....
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:06 PM   #13
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Just because something is important, it doesn't mean it has to be available to the players or a threat to them.

Too often we give players the keys to the kingdom and they just burn it to the ground ;)
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:10 PM   #14
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Honestly, even Boat Wars is gimmicky. Other than the fact that they maneuver differently, you're basically still just playing Car Wars, only typically without any barriers to weapons fire, so it's actually worse.

Hovercraft actually do something different, so that's cool.
I wonder what the DMs are for firing from a hippity hop. >:)
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:30 PM   #15
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I wonder what the DMs are for firing from a hippity hop. >:)
Doesn't matter -- what matters is the rule about how surface-running torpedoes can still hit Underbody armor; every boat event I ever was in, people just loaded up on Homing Torps and U armor.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:11 PM   #16
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... but if you were on a hippity-hop a torp probably wouldn't be able to track ya >:)
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:31 PM   #17
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the air rules are actually quite useful for setting building and roleplaying use.

The boat rules are most useful for Roleplay and Setting Building, rather than as a tactical game on their own...

I will say that Aeroduel is different enough to be quite amusing, and close enough to interoperate.
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Old 12-08-2017, 02:43 PM   #18
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... but if you were on a hippity-hop a torp probably wouldn't be able to track ya >:)
Proximity Fuses -- damage is lower, but "close" counts. :)

(Mixed emotions about _BW_ not accounting for "water-hammer effect"....)
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Old 12-08-2017, 02:57 PM   #19
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Proximity Fuses -- damage is lower, but "close" counts. :)

(Mixed emotions about _BW_ not accounting for "water-hammer effect"....)
Dang. I'm guessing that defeats the rubber ducky inner tube defense.
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:13 PM   #20
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Boat Wars ... eat your heart out;

https://youtu.be/UMTugVC9OkY
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