Ranged Rivals

Nerf Rival Zeus

Combat flows better if you don’t need to do a lot of maths in the middle of a fight and there’s no confusion about whether attacks were aimed at you or not. This is particularly an issue in ranged combat. If you have to rely on shouting at someone else to make something happen, it’s going to get lost in the noise.

My thoughts on fixing that is to change how ranged combat works. Nerf have released a new range of weapons[1]the Nerf RIVAL range designed to provide a high-impact shot with minimal consequences, and they’re currently at the centre of my revised ranged combat strategy.

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1.the Nerf RIVAL range

Combat Calls

The content poll showed a definite bias towards culture information, but it’s not ready yet and I’ve had a busy week so what I can provide is something from one of the other high-vote sections: rules.

As I said in the content poll post, there won’t be anything definitive about rules in this or anything else in this series until we have concrete rules we’re happy to release. That said, here are our thoughts on combat calls.

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Content Poll

There are currently another eight posts in progress and the plan is to release at least one a week as we develop the setting and system.

I’d like some indication of what people want to see first so I’ve put together a poll on the website. I’m not going to guarantee that we’ll use it as an absolute guide, and I can say right now that selecting the rules option won’t get detailed system documents produced for you.

But I’d like to know what you would like to see.

What content would you like to see more of?

  • Culture (27%, 7 Votes)
  • Rules (23%, 6 Votes)
  • Look and Feel (23%, 6 Votes)
  • Technology (12%, 3 Votes)
  • History (12%, 3 Votes)
  • Something else (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 18

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Hyperspace: how it works (more or less)

“But the stars that marked our starting fall away.
We must go deeper into greater pain,
for it is not permitted that we stay.”

Those who have glimpsed the sub-space realm known as “hyperspace” for themselves have not taken the experience well. The earliest experimenters with the technology peered through portholes to see for themselves what the external cameras only revealed as a kaleidoscopic blur, and for their curiosity were afflicted with madness.

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