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Scorpio 2.4 Hovertank
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manfred's comment on 2009-03-24 08:50 PM
Exactly! Wouldn't it be boring if new versions of weapons were just better than anything else in all respects?

(I'm thinking here more of the metagaming/storytelling balancing and the zero-sum principle. The important thing is, he loaded it with weaknesses and downsides, but made precisely that fun.) Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2009-03-23 11:03 PM
Nice work, Echo. Hovertanks are fun, the gun is hot and dangerous which I approve of. I can see these being used almost like Bic lighters, you toss em out and huzzah for the ones that make it back, but you dont count on any returning.

NCN - Your comment is completely tasteless and crass. Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2009-03-24 08:05 PM
I would hardly call it finely balanced, I would actually consider it dangerously aggressive and reckless in it's design, but that is part of it's charm. Go to Comment
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EchoMirage's comment on 2009-03-24 04:34 AM
You misunderstood the phrase. Any pretense at being an EFFING USELESS SPORTS CAR is blown... You must have been mislead by the word 'blow'. I edited the post, enjoy :) Go to Comment
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EchoMirage's comment on 2009-03-24 07:51 AM
Basically, most systems already impose handling penalties on vehicles going at ridiculous speeds; the Scorpio suffers from more difficult checks when hit, when firing at something outside the front arc as the cannon is swivelled, or when making sharp turns. More cinematically, being skilled with the vehicle allows basic safe operation, while one can make rolls to pull crazy maneuvers, or spend Edge or Luck or similiar points for such activities.

Alternatively, pulling stunts may place strain on the vehicle and a pilot's concentration, with each daring maneuver adding to a score, and forcing skill rolls or rolling for mishaps when a threshold is reached. Go to Comment
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EchoMirage's comment on 2009-03-24 07:53 AM
Updated: Edited to add Venom variant. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2009-03-25 11:27 AM
Yeah, another good one. I can't write these types of subs, so have great respect for them. Another one for my 'tech stuff' gm binder. Go to Comment
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axlerowes's comment on 2009-03-23 08:16 PM
So nothing new here really, but a great write up and an entertaining read. I like the detail you placed into how difficult the stinger/scorpio is to operate.

In game terms how do you bring those difficulties in piloting to the table top? Go to Comment
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axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-17 10:42 PM
I know posting stats is faux pas around here, but for some of the tech game stuff I wouldn't mind seeing some of the stats. Not to replace the post, but in addition to the post. Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2009-03-25 11:08 AM
A great tank with character! This is really well done. Go to Comment
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Nocontrivedname's comment on 2009-03-23 10:22 PM
Hey all,

Wouldn't you be compensating for something by putting a big gun on your tank? I mean this whole post seems to be a dick metaphor, this is a huge ram rod with a wam-bam attitude. No, this whole post is about one guys desire to "give it" to someone quickly and get out of there. You should rename the tank the bachelor.

Great work 5/5

NCN Go to Comment
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Nocontrivedname's comment on 2009-03-23 11:45 PM
"Any pretense at being someone's ego booster is blown when one observes the (in comparison) huge particle projector cannon which is as long as the hovertank itself, mounted on a rotating platform"

hey man he opened the door. Go to Comment
Lady Argent
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Strolen's comment on 2009-04-26 04:20 PM
Congratulations to you for this second place winning submission in Expand-a-30 Quest!! Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2009-03-02 04:13 PM
Very nice expansion Echo, I approve! Go to Comment
Lady Argent
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Cheka Man's comment on 2009-02-26 07:37 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2009-03-01 11:57 AM
I dont't have much to add to this, except that it has the echo flair and is all in all a good submission. Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2009-02-26 07:30 PM
Yes, a very good expansion indeed! The reference to the demon she absorbed is there - but it is not obvious as first. Perhaps in the original reference to Akhazereth the Blade you could elaborate on the fact he was a demon. Demons do not have a monopoly on possession. Go to Comment
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angryscotsman93's comment on 2009-03-01 01:52 AM
Heh heh heh, her mercenary character reminds me of the character Nobby from Discworld. During his career in the armies of the world, generals on either side could tell how the battle was going based on what uniform Nobby was wearing at the time. So, in that sense, she's like Nobby- except with a sense of decency. Go to Comment
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Moonlake's comment on 2009-02-26 06:34 PM
Compliments on the completeness of the expansion.
A bit of a loose end with respect to "the demon she absorbed" part as I see it but doesn't detract from the quality of this piece. In fact, I much prefer the current length. Go to Comment
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Moonlake's comment on 2009-02-26 08:06 PM
Apology to the author for making the unsubstantiated comment on the demon part, I wasn't reading things probably. I thought the sentence read "Akhazareth the Blade (AB) tried to possess the duchy" so thought AB is a person. Didn't realise that until valadaar pointed it out. Go to Comment
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