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Author Topic: Request for Comments: Combat System  (Read 244 times)


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Request for Comments: Combat System
« on: July 11, 2021, 01:38:17 PM »

I'm looking for some feedback on some experimental combat rules for ballistic weapons. This is for the VSF 'Hive, Queen, and Country' setting / rule set.

The linked document (PDF format) explains the rules and how they were developed. The actual rules are only about 4 pages (pages 2-6) with examples. The bulk of the document is the sources and data used to come up with the modifiers.

The basic form of the rules is standard (roll to-hit, roll to-damage) and uses an 'opposed roll' system to get the right statistical distribution. I gathered data from a number of sources, particularly US DOD Project SALVO documents, to calibrate.

Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated! We're starting work on a book of 'space equipment', which this will probably be a part of.

Combat Rules (PDF)

Some more info on the setting:

Setting (PDF)
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