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Author Topic: An Expanse / Five Parsecs from Home/Enderain Pan-Galactic Fusion - 28mm  (Read 10332 times)

Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: An Expanse / Five Parsecs from Home Pan-Galactic Fusion - 28mm
« Reply #120 on: September 27, 2022, 08:11:30 AM »
Great work mate! 👍
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Re: An Expanse / Five Parsecs from Home Pan-Galactic Fusion - 28mm
« Reply #121 on: September 27, 2022, 12:22:39 PM »
This thread is just so ridiculously cool. Very much looking forward to Bat Reps.

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Re: An Expanse / Five Parsecs from Home Pan-Galactic Fusion - 28mm
« Reply #122 on: September 28, 2022, 04:22:17 PM »

I'd like to pick a few brains here. As I've mentioned up thread I'm looking to create fairly high fidelity spaceship boarding actions. Outside of combat actions I see the main element being task checks and I've not yet found a set of rules that really covers these well, so I am working on my building my own.

A simple example being the hacking(opening) of a locked door within a spacecraft. While I can introduce all kinds of variables to the various types of doors my first question is
   - for a character with the required skill and basic equipment and two actions per player turn how long should it take to get the door open ?

Using some basic numbers I've jotted down for 2dr6 (2-4 fail, 5-8 no result, 9-12 pass)

20 rolls of a 2d6 saw two fails (this creates an event and door remains locked) five x pass (door opens) and 13x no result (door remains locked but allows further attempts when actions allow).
If a +1 modifier is applied seven of the no results would have become passes.

Seems ok to me, but I'd welcome thoughts. ?

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Re: An Expanse / Five Parsecs from Home Pan-Galactic Fusion - 28mm
« Reply #123 on: September 28, 2022, 04:55:10 PM »
Just for the sake of keeping the game moving I would be in favour of the +1 modifier. 13 vs 5 seems like a fairly large disparity unless the whole point is that the crew has to be lucky to open the doors. Even so, 12 vs 7 would be acceptable.

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Re: An Expanse / Five Parsecs from Home Pan-Galactic Fusion - 28mm
« Reply #124 on: September 28, 2022, 05:17:23 PM »
If they have two actions per turn you could give them a cumulative +1 each action they don't succeed. Symbolises slowing working through the defences of the lock or through the preparatory phases of another task - searching a data cube for instance.
If they score a fail, hit them with a -1 or -2 penalty. Doesn't mean they are totally stymied, just that they now know it is probably going to take longer.

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Re: An Expanse / Five Parsecs from Home Pan-Galactic Fusion - 28mm
« Reply #125 on: September 28, 2022, 07:09:22 PM »

Cheers Gents - they are both good calls.

Just for the sake of keeping the game moving I would be in favour of the +1 modifier. 13 vs 5 seems like a fairly large disparity unless the whole point is that the crew has to be lucky to open the doors. Even so, 12 vs 7 would be acceptable.

My intention with the modifiers is to have a maximum of +2 available
   one as a character trait/skill
   the other as kit based. (have the hacker pad you get the +1)

This reduces the chances for a fail to 3% for a skilled hacker with the right kit. Still a possibility albeit very low. With no positive modifiers the fail chance is 17%.

I can the load differing types of doors with +/- modifiers as required. Security vault gets more negative modifiers than a locked cabin door.

If a fail occurs while there is no restriction on further attempts an "event" occurs. This being along the lines of all doors lock, an alarm goes off, a patrol moves to investigate the door etc.

If they have two actions per turn you could give them a cumulative +1 each action they don't succeed. Symbolises slowing working through the defences of the lock or through the preparatory phases of another task - searching a data cube for instance.
If they score a fail, hit them with a -1 or -2 penalty. Doesn't mean they are totally stymied, just that they now know it is probably going to take longer.

I like this but will maybe add the +1 cumulative each turn rather than each action, as otherwise it gets too easy to quickly - I'll need to test.

The fail penalty is also a great idea.

More thoughts welcome

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Re: An Expanse / Five Parsecs from Home Pan-Galactic Fusion - 28mm
« Reply #126 on: October 01, 2022, 09:12:12 AM »
First two of the UNMC crew - tried to follow the concept art as best I could - think it works and they do look very different from Martian Light Armoured figures.





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Re: An Expanse / Five Parsecs from Home Pan-Galactic Fusion - 28mm
« Reply #127 on: October 01, 2022, 10:10:24 AM »
brilliant.

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Re: An Expanse / Five Parsecs from Home Pan-Galactic Fusion - 28mm
« Reply #128 on: October 01, 2022, 02:48:37 PM »
Those look great! The blue and black colour scheme works quite well.

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Re: An Expanse / Five Parsecs from Home Pan-Galactic Fusion - 28mm
« Reply #129 on: October 01, 2022, 03:14:09 PM »
Looking good! 👍

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Re: An Expanse / Five Parsecs from Home Pan-Galactic Fusion - 28mm
« Reply #130 on: October 01, 2022, 05:55:44 PM »
Sexy! No mistaking this (blueberry/Smurf) for a Martian. Hard to believe the same figures were used.
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Re: An Expanse / Five Parsecs from Home Pan-Galactic Fusion - 28mm
« Reply #131 on: October 01, 2022, 06:01:59 PM »
I've always liked grey/blue armour (not even a Space Wolves player!) and you have done it beautifully.

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Re: An Expanse / Five Parsecs from Home Pan-Galactic Fusion - 28mm
« Reply #132 on: October 01, 2022, 11:07:19 PM »
Loving this project Pete.

Edit **never mind, I went back through the thread to enjoy your pics again and saw the book that you got which I shall now order!**

What concept art are you referring to?
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Re: An Expanse / Five Parsecs from Home Pan-Galactic Fusion - 28mm
« Reply #133 on: October 02, 2022, 11:11:02 AM »
Just catching up on these and the visors are absolutely superb! Now I'm wondering if I have a brush small enough to replicate that on a 6mm figure...
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Offline PeteW

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Re: An Expanse / Five Parsecs from Home Pan-Galactic Fusion - 28mm
« Reply #134 on: October 02, 2022, 12:06:36 PM »
Just catching up on these and the visors are absolutely superb! Now I'm wondering if I have a brush small enough to replicate that on a 6mm figure...

 lol - I look forward to seeing the results

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