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Meeko100 August 1st, 2015 02:50 AM

I think the Chamax bugs sound pretty lethal. Flicking through the adventures for Pirates of Drinax, and here they only take damage on 6's for damage. Unless CT is different in this regard, they seem pretty hardy. Then, (again, in MgT) they have a armor value of 3. A hit with one 6 would only do 3 damage.

This may just for MgT, but that seems extrodinarily hard to kill. Add in the acid spit (3d damage, 6's reduce armor by 1) and no wonder just one managed to take over a space station.

rancke August 1st, 2015 04:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Meeko100 (Post 513232)
I think the Chamax bugs sound pretty lethal. Flicking through the adventures for Pirates of Drinax, and here they only take damage on 6's for damage. Unless CT is different in this regard, they seem pretty hardy. Then, (again, in MgT) they have a armor value of 3. A hit with one 6 would only do 3 damage.

What chapter?

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This may just for MgT, but that seems extrodinarily hard to kill. Add in the acid spit (3d damage, 6's reduce armor by 1) and no wonder just one managed to take over a space station.
From memory (which could be wrong), hits below a certain value (12?) are ignored, hits above either does full value or destroy outright (I forget which). If you have access to 4D weapons (like shotguns and hand grenades), you're pretty well off.


Hans

Meeko100 August 1st, 2015 04:13 AM

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Originally Posted by rancke (Post 513240)
What chapter?


From memory (which could be wrong), hits below a certain value (12?) are ignored, hits above either does full value or destroy outright (I forget which). If you have access to 4D weapons (like shotguns and hand grenades), you're pretty well off.


Hans

Its in the first adventure for Pirates of Drinax. There's a space station you go too, hunting down some pirate guy. On board is a marooned Vargr and a Chamax Hunter that the previous station operator thought was a fancy statue. Statue came alive and killed everybody.

If it they are that, then it does raise the question of how the planet was wiped out. Did they run out of ammo? Imagine if Starship Troopers ended like that...

Hyphen August 4th, 2015 09:38 AM

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There was a swamp-dwelling brutish, creature that was held captive in Research Station Gamma, that had the psionic ability to induce feeelings of ease and safety into it's prey... Right before they attack.

And teleportation. Basically, think of The Alien but with teleportation.

Oculus Orbus September 21st, 2015 11:27 AM

There is only one beast whose name alone spreads fear throughout the known galaxy-

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Condottiere September 21st, 2015 12:35 PM

Because it can dance fight?

Oculus Orbus September 21st, 2015 03:36 PM

Only if Natalie Wood is in the water.

robject September 21st, 2015 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by rancke (Post 495578)
(Indeed, it's difficult to imagine how the indigenous population (Chamaxi? Chamaxians? Chamanes? Chames?) could possibly have been wiped out by the bugs. However, I suppose we must accept that they were either singularily inept or singularily unlucky).

It does give an interesting spin on "too few" natives and "too many" bugs. How low does a population have to be before they can be defeated by nature?

They were TL 9. How do they lose to what are essentially giant cockroaches? (yes yes, with concentrated acid for blood, yadda yadda).

flykiller September 21st, 2015 05:21 PM

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There is only one beast whose name alone spreads fear throughout the known galaxy-
where are the laser beams?

shark in an anti-grav suit with waldo jaws and laser beams. "we're gonna need a bigger boat." "you were on the azhanti high lightning?"

Scratches September 21st, 2015 08:37 PM

The "Alien Planet" DVD has a pretty cool jet-powered sky-shark creature called a Skewer.

When you're dealing with intelligent being, like some Travellers occasionally are, the element of surprise is a pretty big factor in how deadly an opponent is. That element could be a swift and stealthy approach, like a Skewer, or the unknown properties something has, like the AHL blobs or RSG psi-beast.

Players like being surprised too.


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