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infojunky June 5th, 2019 08:12 PM

Telekinesis propelled Knives
 
So does is mention anywhere how much damage a knife propelled knife would do?

Dolphin in a Robot Suit June 5th, 2019 10:07 PM

Not seeing anything in the LBBs, but the Traveller Book states on page 119 that you can telekinetically throw objects "with a strength generally equivalent to physical throwing" at a double psionic strength point cost. So according to the rules for thrown knives on page 43, such an attack would do 2D damage.

timerover51 June 5th, 2019 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by infojunky (Post 602544)
So does is mention anywhere how much damage a knife propelled knife would do?

If you can throw a knife with telekinesis, it would make more sense to throw a very small, needle-tipped poison dart with a much higher velocity to take down a target. Either that or a small, adhesive-coated grenade to affix itself to the target and then explode.

kilemall June 6th, 2019 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by timerover51 (Post 602551)
If you can throw a knife with telekinesis, it would make more sense to throw a very small, needle-tipped poison dart with a much higher velocity to take down a target. Either that or a small, adhesive-coated grenade to affix itself to the target and then explode.


Teleporting grenades are the certain kill.


Messy. But certain.

infojunky June 6th, 2019 02:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Dolphin in a Robot Suit (Post 602549)
Not seeing anything in the LBBs, but the Traveller Book states on page 119 that you can telekinetically throw objects "with a strength generally equivalent to physical throwing" at a double psionic strength point cost. So according to the rules for thrown knives on page 43, such an attack would do 2D damage.

Well, that doesn't directly answer the question, but I think I can figure something out from there.

ShapeShifter June 6th, 2019 07:06 AM

If one's PC had telekinetic powers, just skip the knives. The best use of it to get rid of unwanted personnel would be to Force-push the target into the airlock and then hit the Big Red Button™. No need for a bucket and mop. :cool:

kilemall June 6th, 2019 12:05 PM

Hmm, or various direct pushes on vital organs.


Or hold down for a coup de grace attack.

ThornPlutonius June 6th, 2019 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by infojunky (Post 602544)
So does is mention anywhere how much damage a knife propelled knife would do?

"Knife propelled knife"?

Never mind. I just re-read the subject. I didn't see it when reading the posts.

whartung June 6th, 2019 05:01 PM

Well apparently TK is strong enough, with fine enough control, to pull pins from grenades, and that's no necessary easy.

Barrel June 6th, 2019 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by kilemall (Post 602562)
Hmm, or various direct pushes on vital organs.


Or hold down for a coup de grace attack.

This. It wouldn't take much pressure on the brain to incapacitate or kill a target.


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