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Offline Chuck1372

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Building robots in GASLIGHT
« on: August 06, 2018, 01:45:47 AM »
Hi

How do folks go about using robots and the like for GASLIGHT?  I have some steam golems from Mageknight that I want to make into units.  Regular units dont get a save but I think the robots would be a little more resistant to gunfire.  I was just going to give them a save anyway along with a sustain roll for the unit in order to activate.

Id like to hear some other peoples ideas.

Thanks

Chuck

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Re: Building robots in GASLIGHT
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2018, 06:30:02 PM »
Are you using any other special rules?

I'd tend to think of them along the lines of conveyance/vehicles, with appropriate requirements of 'start' and 'sustains', as I question the reliability of any mechanical devices of such complexity.

I've gone blank on any mechanisms for personal armor; been awhile since my group resorted to the book, and we all joke about our 'modifications.'

YMMV.

Doug

Offline Chuck1372

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Re: Building robots in GASLIGHT
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2018, 09:26:54 PM »
The ones I have are man sized and will be organized into teh normal ten man groups.

I havent used any special rules yet.  Ive only played the game a handful of times.

Chuck

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Re: Building robots in GASLIGHT
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 09:09:53 PM »
The ones I have are man sized and will be organized into teh normal ten man groups.

Man-sized or not, they are mechanical devices; if I were an opponent, and you treat them as 'non-men' men, extras with saves, I'd have reservations, but that is what I indicated with YMMV.

Make them as magical as you wish.

Doug

Offline Chuck1372

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Re: Building robots in GASLIGHT
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 01:06:24 PM »
I figure Id give the whole unit a sustain roll along with a save of six. There will be a unit or battle group leader to keep them running. Id use the rule that unless a unit is equipped with dedicated anti armor weapons then there is a -9 SRM. That should give the effect Im looking for.


My plan is to run a large multiplayer game at a bi monthly game night.  Im going to have a good variety of special stuff on the table so the robots will hardly be invulnerable.

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Re: Building robots in GASLIGHT
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 04:48:31 PM »
Can't argue with that.

Share more when you can!  ;)

Doug

Offline Chuck1372

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Re: Building robots in GASLIGHT
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2018, 04:34:40 AM »
Will do.  Im still getting stuff painted and whatnot.  Im hoping to run something at one of our weekly game nights in a month or two.

I,ll post a write up when I do.

Chuck