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Old 11-06-2009, 04:22 AM   #1
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Are there any rules for stating swarms anywhere? On page 461 of the basic book it talks about the rules of a swarm, but what advantages would that be. I want to have a swarm as an ally so I do actually need the point cost of the swarm.
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Old 11-06-2009, 04:27 AM   #2
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Diffuse (Swarm) for starters. Are you building an Ally ['Group']?
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Old 11-06-2009, 05:17 AM   #3
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I was planing on having just a single ally that was a swarm.
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:01 AM   #4
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UltraTech page 37 has swarmbot stats. As an Ally I'd be surprised if a swarm was worth anywhere near 25% of a PCs cp but I haven't done any maths on it. If your ally were flying microbots capable of chewing through light armour and slowly eating someone to death, 1d corrosive damage, always available but stowed in a handy pod, I'd rate it as 8cp.
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:08 AM   #5
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Thanks, I'll check that out.
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:18 AM   #6
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There are some swarms in the Ultratech book, but I don't see any actual stats for them.
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:34 AM   #7
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You want GURPS Powers, which has the Swarm Enhancement for Injury Tolerance (Diffuse) on p. 53. This would normally be always on automatically. Build the Ally with whatever stats you see fit, then apply Diffuse from the Basic Set and Swarm from Powers.

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Old 11-06-2009, 07:47 AM   #8
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There are some swarms in the Ultratech book, but I don't see any actual stats for them.
P.37 in the box at the bottom of the page. The references to IT:Diffuse are also relevant. Your swarm is going to end up being very vulnerable to area effect and explosion attacks.
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:13 AM   #9
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There are some swarms in the Ultratech book, but I don't see any actual stats for them.
I'm glad you have the book; stats start on page 35, move etc is in the chasis descriptions and ST, HP, IQ etc are in the box Fred pointed out.
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:58 PM   #10
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P.37 in the box at the bottom of the page. The references to IT:Diffuse are also relevant. Your swarm is going to end up being very vulnerable to area effect and explosion attacks.
No more vulnerable than any other character.
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