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(Answered) Clarification: Extremely high gravity
« on: 22 July 2014, 20:30:14 »
On page 237 of A Time of War under the section covering Extreme Gravity, it defines Extremely High Gravity as being over 2.0 G. The book then goes on (on this page, going into the next) to provide additional rules and modifiers for living in such an environment for extended periods (including a month of acclimation, and additional optional modifiers for those who live in the environment for three months or more, and additional modifiers for those not born in the environment).

It has been commonly stated on these boards (though never in an official capacity as far as I know) that this sort of thing would be fatal (usually referring to spacecraft in transit at high acceleration for long periods). However this seems to be the only specific rule to address the matter and runs counter to the common assumption.

So the question is, is the common assumption wrong, and the tolerance of Battletech's humanity for high gravity is actually higher than assumed, and if so, what is the actual maximum gravity they can survive for long periods?
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Re: Clarification: Extremely high gravity
« Reply #1 on: 30 March 2017, 19:30:53 »
So the question is, is the common assumption wrong, and the tolerance of Battletech's humanity for high gravity is actually higher than assumed, and if so, what is the actual maximum gravity they can survive for long periods?

The typical person in BattleTech is a genetically improved version of the standard human. While not a distinct species, this is often referred to as 'Homo Stellaris'.
The rules reflect a typical human, who'd suffer a Handicap Trait if not born in a High G environment.
An unmodified Human would suffer far worse effects, and would likely die (as well as generally being massively more susceptible to disease). There are no rules to cover this at this time.

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