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Wyatt
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Crew question

Post by Wyatt » Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:35 am

I just got the Dragonmech core book and I have to say I love the hell out of it. However I'm running into some confusion with Crew requirements for Mechs. If it has a Crew Requirement of 1, does this mean 1 person other than the pilot? Or just one person (the pilot) in general? I apologize if it's a dumb question.

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Post by walrusjester » Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:54 am

Not a dumb question at all. The crew requirement includes the pilot, so a mech with a crew requirement of 1 means that all it needs is its pilot. Of course, if that pilot plans on being in much combat, they might want to consider feats like Mechidextrous...
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Post by Wyatt » Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:22 am

Alright, thank you.

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Post by Laughingcarp » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:08 pm

So does that requirement include gunners? Can the preset crew man the weapons, or are more people necessary for weapons to be used?
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Post by Raptor » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:25 pm

Crew requirements are basically maintenance, except in man powered mechs. During combat, crew members (except on man-powered) can take any normal actions, such as piloting and gun crews. You simply have to make the crew requirement to keep the mech running on a day to day basis. A single pilot might run a colossal+ mech for a short period without crew, but would have breakdowns after a few hours.

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