Back to the main page

Mailing List Logs for ShadowRN

From: Quicksilver <qwksilvr@*****.COM>
Subject: Re: Fixed-Fire Cannon combos?
Date: Sat, 4 Apr 1998 11:40:41 -0600
At 11:38 AM 4/4/98 -0800, you wrote:
>First, "silent" damage only matters on shadowruns; so let's imagine he's
>hunting Hellhounds on a Critter Hunt.
>In this case, the only damage that's silenced is the bow. Turbo deals
>six damage from the bow alone, which is enough to crush the 'hound, so
>he doesn't need to activate the cannons.
>If it's on, say, Up and Over, then the 'hound is an 8/8, and Turbo needs
>to activate the cannons. The miniguns, though, aren't keyed as silenced
>themselves, so the alarm goes off.
>> B) Same Turbo. He's heard rumors that there are some wimpy
little deckers
>> and mages holed up in a Safehouse nearby so he takes a detour through the
>> Z-Zone and busts them up. He's out of arrows so he pulls his trusty Uzi III
>> loaded w/ Flechettes and proceeds to chew them up with (5+3d6)x2 points of
>> damage (assuming they have no armor).
>Only damage inflicting by the Uzi would be doubled: (5+1d6)x2 + (2d6).
>There's no way to deploy Ammo on the Cannons, sadly.

First off. I agree with you, this is how it *should* work, but...
According to the rules, I believe you may be wrong.

The Cannons are not 'miniguns', they aren't even classified as Weapons
(according to the rules/keywords).
Hmmmm, Ok, I'll concede the Silenced ruling. However, if the Harley were
somehow silenced, the Cannons would be as well. ;)
Flechette Rounds (Unarmored targets struck by Flechetter Rounds take
double damage) - the way I've understood it, everything the runner does is
doubled. The cannons are not a weapon and rule-wise don't even use ammo.
They simply add to the attack value. If it worked the way you imply, why
would you double the attack value of the Harley itself, but not the
accesories mounted on it?
The key problem seems to lie in the fact that the Fixed-Fire Cannons are
Accessories, not Weapons.

Arguing just so I can get this all clear in my head ;) Hg

Warning: This message contains my opinions.
I've been wrong before....
....I'll be wrong again.


These messages were posted a long time ago on a mailing list far, far away. The copyright to their contents probably lies with the original authors of the individual messages, but since they were published in an electronic forum that anyone could subscribe to, and the logs were available to subscribers and most likely non-subscribers as well, it's felt that re-publishing them here is a kind of public service.