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T-Willard:
Minor pet peeve of mine, especially with starships, is the damage.

Please, I'd be better off shooting 15th level 1/2Orc barbarians at enemy starships than anything else.

I've heard everything from: "To make it fair" to "It was just decided that way."

Seriously, take a good look at the damages. You'd be better off bolting 10th level wizards to your hull.

I've got a few more complaints about Starship combat, but I'm feeling a bit tossed.

What's your opinion on ranges that should be measured in light seconds, and damages that make it impossible to kill a 15th level barbarian?

Dacke:
My opinion is that d20 is probably not the best system for sci-fi gaming. I'd rather use Alternity, where if you hit an Ordinary-scale target (like a person) with Amazing-scale weaponry (small spaceships - think X-wings or Millenium Falcon), at the very least they will be taking Mortal damage, and that's for relatively poor weaponry getting in pretty bad hits.

Bagpuss:
Please specify which system you are talking about, before you start your rant.

Cyclotron:

--- Quote from: T-Willard ---I've got a few more complaints about Starship combat, but I'm feeling a bit tossed.

What's your opinion on ranges that should be measured in light seconds, and damages that make it impossible to kill a 15th level barbarian?
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Play Spycraft 2.0, where a single salvo of 8d10 (explosive, AP 25) HE artillery shells has a decent chance of disabling or destroying a cruiser or a battleship, even with its hefty +30 damage save.

Then pick the Farthest Star Spycraft .pdf suppliment that's coming out later this spring that will introduce rules for sci-fi settings, including Chase rules for space that feature ranges in light-seconds, speeds in fractions of light speed, and rounds that take minutes or more.

Ottomsoh the Elderly:

--- Quote from: Bagpuss ---Please specify which system you are talking about, before you start your rant.
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With the mixing together of orcs, wizards, and starships, I'd say d20 D&D in the Dragonstar setting, but I think it's actually d20 Modern in a sci-fi game.

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