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WC7

Post by kglaze » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:09 am

Hi - I'm new on the forums and just wanted say that I have really enjoyed all the new MA 1e products you guys have been putting out.

I have a question about some of the weapons listed in the Warden Armory sourcebook. Weapons such as the Bio-Heavy types, Gamma, Kinetic and others are listed as having a WC7 which in the weapon class charts is listed as Sonic Metal Disruptor Pistol. The Hit or Miss Chart shows WC7 as having "No Effect" on AC8 - AC4. I was wondering if this was error? I've always assumed WC7 type weapons would only effect metal armors and the weapon types I listed don't seem to be specific to metal armor the way the Sonic Disruptor is.

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Re: WC7

Post by finarvyn » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:46 am

That's the problem sometimes with the MA weapon class system (as compared with weapons in most other RPGs) -- any new weapon has to be associated with an existing WC or you have to rebulid the combat table with a new column for the weapon.

I often don't stress the intent of the WC but just grab the number on the chart and go with it, but if you come up with a "fix" to the table why not post it here. Maybe we can give it a shakedown and see how it works in play! :D
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Re: WC7

Post by kglaze » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:01 am

Thanks for the reply! I changed them over to WCs that worked for me, either 4,5 or 6 depending on the weapon description. I like to keep 7, 8 or 9 specific to disruptors or vibro weapons.

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Re: WC7

Post by finarvyn » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:01 pm

Good choice. I think one strength of the really "old school" games, such as Metamorphosis Alpha, is the spirit of tweaking things as you like them and not feeling tied to the rules as much as what you might find in newer RPGs. This foils rules lawyers and makes the game play the way you like it.

Win-win. :D
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