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Old 07-14-2020, 12:01 PM   #1
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Default Effect of weather (rain, snow, etc) vs Smoke?

Sorry, looked all over, found nothing about this, even in FAQ's. If a smoke cloud is created during weather, do things like rain/snow reduce its area, or TOE?
Wondering. Ty, scott
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Old 07-14-2020, 02:29 PM   #2
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Default Re: Effect of weather (rain, snow, etc) vs Smoke?

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If a smoke cloud is created during weather, do things like rain/snow reduce its area, or TOE?
I don't recall there ever being an Official Ruling on that. My old group's ruling was "only the worst penalty applies" -- that is: If smoke is providing a -2 TH, and something else is providing -2 or better, then it's -2; if the something-else is -3 or worse, then it's -3 or worse.
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Old 07-15-2020, 10:38 AM   #3
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Default Re: Effect of weather (rain, snow, etc) vs Smoke?

I'm assuming the is a Classic question.

(Mods should move this thread to the Old Editions forum probably.)

Keep the game's time scale in mind. I suspect that rain/snow isn't going to dissipate a smoke cloud too much in a minute, much less the time for paint to dissipate.

We applied weather as a separate category for worst modifier than the cloud dropped weapons category, as it was a general effect that applied to the entire battlefield, rather than just the area of the dropped weapon. So the penalties stacked, just like if you fired through a longer distance of smoke (or multiple smoke clouds).
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Old 07-15-2020, 11:06 AM   #4
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Default Re: Effect of weather (rain, snow, etc) vs Smoke?

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Keep the game's time scale in mind. I suspect that rain/snow isn't going to dissipate a smoke cloud too much in a minute, much less the time for paint to dissipate.
Depends how heavy the rain is. Any smoke cloud that lasts a minute in the first place is doing so because it's a burning object that is continually expelling smoke, and the rain might just extinguish it. Other than that, raindrops do capture and settle smoke particles, but they'll have to actually come in contact with a smoke particle to do so, and that's not that likely unless visibility is very poor (at visibility 'zero', which is 100m or less, the average time for a smoke particle to remain in the air before being hit by a raindrop is on the order of 4 seconds).
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Old 07-15-2020, 12:08 PM   #5
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Default Re: Effect of weather (rain, snow, etc) vs Smoke?

K, so if i follow correctly, weather has no effect on the effects of smoke, etc.
thnx.
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Old 07-15-2020, 12:55 PM   #6
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Default Re: Effect of weather (rain, snow, etc) vs Smoke?

It's not in any of the rules but it makes sense to me. If someone wanted to houserule cutting the duration in half during a rainstorm I'd say okay

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K, so if i follow correctly, weather has no effect on the effects of smoke, etc.
thnx.
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