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From:     Orion <van891@??????.edu>
Date:     Mon, 25 Sep 1995 20:15:56 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:  Re: Psi in Space

On Tue, 26 Sep 1995, Thomas O. Magann Jr. wrote:

> >    I based this on the fundamental difference between wood (or stone, or
> >ceramic) and flesh.  I just don't believe such an attack would have as
> >much of an effect on ships as it would a person.
> >    For example, find a suitable volunteer, and slam your fist into his
> >or her face with all the force you can muster.  Now, do the same to a
> >well constructed three inch thick wooden wall.  You will probably do a
> >lot of damage to the person's face, but virtually nothing to the wall.
>
> The rules already take this into account with punching damage (only 1/4 of
> which is real)

    Yeah, but that wasn't my point.  My point is that I see an attack of
such nature as less effective against a solid barrier such as a wooden
hull.  As it stands, four such attacks stand a good chance of destroying
a four ton Wreckboat, which is silly.
    When the author wrote the description for Project Force, he had flesh
in mind.  And in this case, I don't believe flesh and wood will respond
in the same way.  So, I gave the hull a bonus to it's AR, which is used
to calculate damage from the attack (1d6+AC).


               Leroy Van Camp III      van891@??????.edu
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Psi in Space    Orion    26 Sep 1995 00:57:08
Re: Psi in Space    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    26 Sep 1995 01:12:52
Re: Psi in Space    Orion    26 Sep 1995 02:13:04
Re: Psi in Space    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    26 Sep 1995 02:38:25
Re: Psi in Space    Orion    26 Sep 1995 03:15:56
Re: Psi in Space    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    26 Sep 1995 03:22:56
Re: Psi in Space    Ken Lipka    26 Sep 1995 11:47:37
Re: Psi in Space    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    26 Sep 1995 11:59:49
Re: Psi in Space    Orion    26 Sep 1995 12:26:52
Re: Psi in Space    Ken Lipka    26 Sep 1995 14:14:30
Re: Psi in Space    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    26 Sep 1995 16:58:40
Psi in Space    Ken Lipka    26 Sep 1995 18:25:20

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