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Message no. 1
From: Jeremy Roberson <ROBERSON@***.EDU>
Subject: Efficiency
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1993 15:37:04 -0700
Overall, Multifuel gets worse mileage than standarad IC. What we need to
do is get a list of fuels, define how efficient they are relative to each other,
to differentiate between a 300cc diesel engine's mileage and a 300cc
engine that runs on gas. Ideally, each fuel type will have its own strengths
and weaknesses; let's look up why so many large vehicles use diesel instead of
normal gas.

Finally, we should set Multifuel at a given rate that is worse than any of the
"one-fuel only" types (monofuel?) but has the advantage of being able to use
anyone of them at a time.

J Roberson
Message no. 2
From: "Jason Carter, Nightstalker" <CARTER@***.EDU>
Subject: Re: Efficiency
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1993 17:02:21 -0700
All considerations taken, I would rather not play games with the God knows how
many fuels there are in the Shadowrun world. I would just assume give them one
effiency value with maybe some optional rules thrown in latter. If people think
this is a bad idea then you should all speak up.
Now back to the question: In RBB do the multifuel engines have better or
worse effiency ratings than the IC engines of the same size?

See Ya in Shadows,
Jason J Carter
The Nightstalker
Message no. 3
From: Jeremy Roberson <ROBERSON@***.EDU>
Subject: Efficiency
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1993 09:57:22 -0700
I don't mean to cover every efficiency in Shadowrun with an assortment of
rules. Just cover the top 4. And it would be easy. The car's engine has
an efficiency that has nothing to do with the fuel involved. But each fuel
has a multiplier. For instance, using gasoline as a base of 1, you coul
give ethanol a rating of three, meaning that if your engine is calibrated
for ethanol it has to use three times the fuel to go the same distance.
It's really not that complicated and would be easy to implement.

J Roberson


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