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Message no. 1
From: Jeremiah Stevens <jeremiah@********.EDU>
Subject: Re: Vehicles and Stun Damage (Was: Armor)
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 1997 13:26:00 -0500
On Sat, 6 Dec 1997, David Buehrer wrote:

> Simon.M wrote:
> /
> / >Think about it: hitting a motorcycle, or
> / >better yet, one of those low-Body drones, with a baseball bat >won't damage
> / >it, if you rule that vehicles don't take damage from Stun >weapons.
> /
> / A baceball bat does stun?????????
> /
> / Darn, when i got hit i was sure i was more than stunned!
> I agree with Simon. A better example would be a person using their
> fist (stun damage). And that shouldn't affect a vehicle, even a low
> body drone (though it might suffer from knockdown). Ditto for stun
> battons and tasers (and the like). Stun is temporary damage, and I
> don't see how you can stun a vehicle. And since stun does not equal
> physical damage it shouldn't physically damage a vehicle/object.

The only exception to this would be small, light vehicles with lots of
complex equipment. A strong blow could throw gyroscopes and sonsors out of
alingment. While not damaging it permanently, it would be disoriented,
like a stunned person. Electrical damage could also produce stun-like
effects in vehicles.

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