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Since I now have a proper sourcebook, what should we do?

Keep going with FTL, we're barely into it yet!
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Add some of the mechanics of RT to FTL, and keep going that way!
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Drop FTL, and play some RT!
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I don't care and regret signing up for this!
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Since you apparently have all our collective sourcebooks, let's run something completely different!
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Re: Faster Than Light (Interest, Lore, and Sign Up Thread)
« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2016, 07:32:51 pm »
I like the rapier class frigate, it's quaint.
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Re: Faster Than Light (Interest, Lore, and Sign Up Thread)
« Reply #46 on: September 19, 2016, 08:09:48 pm »
We'll give Lork a go, but if he decides it's not for him, I have three or four designs to choose from.
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Re: Faster Than Light (Interest, Lore, and Sign Up Thread)
« Reply #47 on: September 20, 2016, 03:53:26 am »
"The Iliad"

Ares-Class Light Cruiser

Dimensions: 4.5 km long, 0.5 km abeam
Mass: 20 megatonnes
Crew: 56,000

Speed: 7
Maneuverability: +15
Detection: +20
Hull Integrity: 60
Armour: 19
Turrets: 1
Space: 60
Points: 55
Weapons: Prow 1, Port 1, Starboard 1
Power: 60

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Crew Quarters:
A holdover from the ship's exploration career. They offer if only the slightest amount of privacy once could find on a ship this size. (Power: 2, Space: 4)

Scanning arrays: Class 6 Basic Scanners
Simple, basic scanners. These are an external part and use no power. (Power: 3)

Captain's Private Study
Located in a secluded part of the ship is a moderately sized room that only the captain has access to. This is where the last Captain kept his physical star-charts, trophies, and other interesting items he found while on his travels. Of course this place hasn't been cleaned or searched in such a long time that anything could be in here.

Life support: United Industries MKII
Built to be reliable and it even adds a pleasant smell to boot! +1 to Crew Moral (Power: 5, Space: 2)

Sub-Light Drives: Class IIV Plasma
Provides 80 power (Space: 10, Points 5)

Warp Drive: Rastov Mass Drive MK2
Provided sufficient mass modification to allow the ship to move at warp speeds (Space: 10, Power: 10)

Shields arrays: Single Rastov Array
Provides a layer of shielding (Power: 5, Space: 1)

Large Farm Land
Due to the nature of deep-space exploration and travel, the ship may require the ability to become self reliant indefinitely. In the center of the ship is a large, artificial piece of farmland that can do just that. However it takes quite a bit of power and space to maintain. (20 space, 15 power)

Bridge: Advanced Navigation Bridge
A very old, very high-tech command center. Features holographic displays, real time ship status reports, video monitoring, and many other uncommon elements. It adds +10 to all Navigation Checks. (Power: 2, Space:1, Points :2)

Weapons:
Laser Battery

While projectiles are typically the mainstay of most UTA combat ships, energy weapons are increasingly common. While burning holes in a ship with intense heat is generally not as damaging as throwing a high explosive chunk of metal the size of a house into it, laser weapons do have the advantage of ignoring shields and having greater range.

Strength: 4
Damage: 1d10+1
Dam. Type: Energy
Critical: 6
Firing arc: Based on mount type
Range: 9
Mount Type: Any
Space: 4
Power: 6
Points: 1

Macrocannon Broadside

Large ships, rather than mounting a dozen cannons, will often mount upwards of 25 in a broadside configuration.

Strength: 6
Damage: 1d10+3
Dam. Type: Physical
Critical: 4
Firing arc: Left
Range: 6
Mount Type: Port
Space: 5
Power: 4
Points: 1

Macrocannon Broadside

Large ships, rather than mounting a dozen cannons, will often mount upwards of 25 in a broadside configuration.

Strength: 6
Damage: 1d10+3
Dam. Type: Physical
Critical: 4
Firing arc: Right
Range: 6
Mount Type:Starboard
Space: 5
Power: 4
Points: 1



« Last Edit: September 20, 2016, 12:38:25 pm by Lorknis »
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Re: Faster Than Light (Interest, Lore, and Sign Up Thread)
« Reply #48 on: September 20, 2016, 12:12:44 pm »
Right on, that looks good. As I mentioned in the IRC last night though, your forward armament has no chance of hurting things as it can only score one hit. Since you have power left to spare, but are at -3 space, I'd maybe suggest dropping two torpedo tubes in there instead, or seeing if you can make due without a forward armament and adding a second shield.

If everyone else likes it, we're good to go on that. If you want your own special rooms, now's the time to speak up.

Updates will otherwise happen at least once a day, provided at least one person posts.
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Re: Faster Than Light (Interest, Lore, and Sign Up Thread)
« Reply #49 on: September 20, 2016, 12:34:53 pm »
Right right, Papi. I'm about to fix it now.

Also I better post in the IC before I forget.
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Re: Faster Than Light (Interest, Lore, and Sign Up Thread)
« Reply #50 on: September 20, 2016, 02:19:06 pm »
Still over in space, but I'll take it. Space combat will likely end up being a bit brutal so having a little extra firepower won't matter much. I'll wait a bit to see if anyone wants to introduce themselves in the IC, and then we're off.
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Re: Faster Than Light (Interest, Lore, and Sign Up Thread)
« Reply #51 on: September 20, 2016, 02:55:30 pm »
Glad you're not breaking my balls over a single point of space. Anyways I'm posting my introductory post now.

Join me, my fellow space Hedonists!
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Re: Faster Than Light (Interest, Lore, and Sign Up Thread)
« Reply #52 on: September 20, 2016, 03:46:28 pm »
Glad you're not breaking my balls over a single point of space. Anyways I'm posting my introductory post now.

I did a few practice rolls last night, and concluded a single broadside from a ship like yours has the potential to wreck anything smaller than you instantly with a bit of luck. With that in mind, a few extra lasers on a different arc won't matter much. Depending on how this all goes, the Illiad might be eligable for a mid-game armour upgrade as well.
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Re: Faster Than Light (Interest, Lore, and Sign Up Thread)
« Reply #53 on: September 20, 2016, 03:50:07 pm »
I sure do love armor, Senpai. I keeps all my squishy bits intact.
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Re: Faster Than Light (Interest, Lore, and Sign Up Thread)
« Reply #54 on: September 20, 2016, 05:52:41 pm »
I'm gonna make some edits to Locke's sheet, random flavor stuff and such, then I'll post later tonight. Got band right now.
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Re: Faster Than Light (Interest, Lore, and Sign Up Thread)
« Reply #55 on: September 21, 2016, 12:22:35 am »
And did just that. A cowboy hat, a filter mask, and two suitcases of morally ambiguous stuff. Plus spaced the items out to make it more readable.
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Re: Faster Than Light (Interest, Lore, and Sign Up Thread)
« Reply #56 on: September 21, 2016, 12:40:45 pm »
Alright, sorry for the lack of update again. I picked like the worst weekend/week to get this going. Spent most of last night running around after one of my wife's friends who'd had too many ativans and too much to drink. It ended in cops and her and her husband having a pretty interesting yelling match. There's probably an "I need a drink" story in there someplace, but none of it is really my problem, so I just get the fun of watching. It did eat up the night however, so no update!

I will remedy that today, as I have little to do at work and have made it clear I need a night at home. Should have at least one in the afternoon after my lackey goes home, and at least another tonight.
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Re: Faster Than Light (Interest, Lore, and Sign Up Thread)
« Reply #57 on: September 21, 2016, 08:01:28 pm »
Alright, I'm playing around with a galactic map right now. I'm not 100% sure you guys are gonna get one, since it's not really that necessary beyond flavor, but it might be kinda neat to know where you are. Right now, this is the most likely canidate. I think I've given you enough stars to not get bored.





I have a second setup too, which has some convenience features for me and about 25,000 less stars (not that you're gonna run out either way), but I dunno. Descriptions of where you are might offer more freedom than this. Hmm hmm hmm.
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Re: Faster Than Light (Interest, Lore, and Sign Up Thread)
« Reply #58 on: September 21, 2016, 08:46:53 pm »
I'd rather a military star chart that looks similar to this.



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Re: Faster Than Light (Interest, Lore, and Sign Up Thread)
« Reply #59 on: September 22, 2016, 11:31:29 am »
Name: Camille Viau
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Role: Chief of Security
Skills: Close-Quarters Combat, Marksmanship, Leadership, Paperwork
Backstory: Camille was born under the owners of CorpGen Automatics, a weapons manufacturing company, unfortunately bankrupt as of now, set up in a station orbiting Tau Unity XVI.   Camille, having grown up operating weaponry, felt like the only job she could do was being a merc.  Signing up to Black December at 20, she showed exceptional leadership skills, being promoted to a squad leader at 23.

   
STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION.   ALSO REALLY BAD DON'T READ IT.Equipment:
Weaponry
- Armatus Arms LSR-30
Laser-based burst fire carbine, 200 shots per battery, heat sink needs to be completely replaced after around three batteries.
- 2017 Colt Legend
Ballistic style AR, 30 round magazine, modified to have a shorter barrel and stock.
- Mattear .44
A reliable classic, a .44 magnum that chambers 7 bullets.    More to go over the mantle place than to be used in combat.   Customised with engravings and a wooden grip.

Armour
- ATX Mk. 260 Ballistic Vest
Relatively effective ballistic vest, outfitted with ceramic plates and a interwoven flexisteel coating.  (Please note I don't actually know armour stuff please don't kill me)
-Mk. 4 'Raptara' Helmet
Literally just the generic grunt helmet.

Civvie clothes
- Olive Cargo Pants
- Two-Tone Tee
- Standard-Issue Combat Boots

Other stuff: Camille owns a beat-up set of OSH-4 flight-enabled power armour with the logo of the WildWolf pirate group emblazoned on the breast.

Stats:

Melee Skill: 30 (How good you can swing a sword or a chair)
Ballistic Skill: 40 (How good you can shoot, or throw things)
Strength: 30(How strong you are.)
Toughness: 40 (How well you ignore pain, poison, etc. etc. Also slightly affects hitpoints, though I will intentionally not touch on how damage works too much unless you guys insist.)
Agility: 35 (How quick you are, as well as how good your reflexes are)
Intelligence: 40 (How smart you are, how much random trivia you know, reasoning skills, etc. etc.)
Perception: 35 (How well you perceive things around you, like dildos that have been left out, blips on sensors, ambushes)
Willpower: 50 (How well you resist mind altering effects, and fear. Space can be a terrifying place, what with all the unknowns and shit)
Charm : 25 (How well you get along with other people)

Sorry for the unfinished sheet, just posting it while I still have access to a computer.
Probably be finished tomorrow.

 

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