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Stallion12

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Re: Just getting into it.
« Reply #180 on: 14 March 2017, 22:37:02 »
I just felt the role was to easy, to bypass that, I allowed him to pick up one of their come and listen in. It satisfied him, but I don't know how to set it up

monbvol

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Re: Just getting into it.
« Reply #181 on: 14 March 2017, 23:25:20 »
The main issue is a civilian communicator probably would need a Technician/Electronics roll to be turned into a reasonably functional jammer* then the next hurdle would be that it wouldn't have the transmission power or frequency range to be super useful against military gear.  Maybe let him cause some havoc with their communications in a limited area for a limited time but you probably made the most sensible judgement already it sounds like.

Jamming range probably should be about the same as their regular communication range.

*Yeah you probably skip that by just getting a bunch and putting the microphone next to a speaker and crank both to max and it would kind of work.

Stallion12

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Re: Just getting into it.
« Reply #182 on: 15 March 2017, 17:29:48 »
Well I'm going to reboot soon. What equipment should I tell anyone wanting to jam communications to take?

monbvol

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Re: Just getting into it.
« Reply #183 on: 15 March 2017, 20:05:48 »
Well that is an interesting question as there does seem to be a lack of actual dedicated jamming gear.

So you've got the quick and dirty option I outlined already or ECM suits of varying types.

Stallion12

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Re: Just getting into it.
« Reply #184 on: 15 March 2017, 20:26:03 »
I'll mention  your option, I saw the ecm suites, but aren't they mech sized?

monbvol

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Re: Just getting into it.
« Reply #185 on: 15 March 2017, 21:26:17 »
There are Battlearmor versions but for the most part yeah.

I have to admit it may be possible I'm not remembering some other options though.

PurpleDragon

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Re: Just getting into it.
« Reply #186 on: 15 March 2017, 21:34:50 »
I thought there was a "Black Box" jammer device listed in the Intelligence Operatives book.  Yeah, it's 3rd ed, but it is supposed to be able to be brought forward. 
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Stallion12

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Re: Just getting into it.
« Reply #187 on: 16 March 2017, 16:36:08 »
That sounds like it could work, what page is it on?

PurpleDragon

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Re: Just getting into it.
« Reply #188 on: 16 March 2017, 18:55:33 »
Sorry, it's in the Losttech source book I was thinking about the white noise generator (p 107). 
give a man a fire, keep him warm for a night. 
Set him on fire, keep him warm for the rest of his life!

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Stallion12

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Re: Just getting into it.
« Reply #189 on: 18 June 2017, 22:48:17 »
So looking at the equipment, comstar gloves are the same as other gloves but a different availabilty, is there a fluff reason for that?

Maelwys

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Re: Just getting into it.
« Reply #190 on: 19 June 2017, 07:25:51 »
Might have been force of habit or something. "All the other ComStar stuff is E tech, so why not their gloves too!" Their boots are the same way I think.

And trying to compare certain equipment across the board can be...problematic

 

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