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Old 08-14-2021, 11:08 PM   #11
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Default Re: release triggers / accidental discharge of pull-triggers

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The "release trigger" (your finger lets go to fire) isn't something I can find covered in High Tech. It seems like something relevant to Major Wounds since per B420 if you fail your HT roll and get stunned, "if you were holding anything, you drop it" which would automatically fire a release-trigger rifle.
The closest thing to this that I can recall reading about before this thread (and I may be getting the details very wrong, so Caveat Reader) is a trigger that fires both on pull and on release, to allow you to get a two-round burst in a technically semi-automatic firearm, in the hope that the law will let you go on said technicality.
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Old 08-14-2021, 11:16 PM   #12
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Default Re: release triggers / accidental discharge of pull-triggers

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The "release trigger" (your finger lets go to fire) isn't something I can find covered in High Tech. It seems like something relevant to Major Wounds since per B420 if you fail your HT roll and get stunned, "if you were holding anything, you drop it" which would automatically fire a release-trigger rifle.

I don't know if that's necessarily something which applies to all stuns (ie mental stun from fear, the physical stun from unmodified Affliction) or only from the combination of "Knockdown and Stunning" from major wounds HT rolls.

For traditional rifles (pulling trigger fires) I'm wondering how we cover situations like where someone is hit and instead of dropping anything they're holding they might reflexively (unintentionally) grip it harder and accidentally fire off a round.

Or even if say they don't accidentally pull the trigger, if dropping the gun from a major wound and the gun hitting the ground might somehow set off some guns.

Mostly a consideration for stealth (gun sound) or if ammo limits (maybe you have 1 cartridge left) and safety (accidentally hitting an ally) though I don't know what you'd roll to see who was hit in terms of accidental discharges since there is no original target to miss.
For traditional triggers, the rules for Unsafe weapon and accidental discharge are in High-tech pg 80 (under handling)

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