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Daryk

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The Auto-Rifle Plus (AR+)
« on: 10 September 2017, 13:57:54 »
Looking over the customization rules in the ATOW Companion gave me an idea for a slightly improved (but still relatively cheap) auto rifle.  Basically, I added the Extended Capacity modifier, and threw Recoil Compensation on top.  Overall stats become:
AR+
Equipment Rating: C/A-A-A/D
Armor Piercing/Base Damage: 4B/4B
Range: 30/75/170/415 meters
Shots: 45
Cost/Reload: 250/3
Affiliation: -
Mass/Reload: 4.5kg/720g
Notes: Burst: 15; Recoil Compensation built in (0 recoil)
TW Damage: 0.52 (1/2/3 range)

Tacking on a compact 4-shot grenade launcher yields the AR++:
AR++
Equipment Rating: C/B-C-B/D
Armor Piercing/Base Damage: 4B/4B or by ordnance type
Range: 30/75/170/415 meters
Shots: 45/4
Cost/Reload: 600/3 and by ordnance type
Affiliation: -
Mass/Reload: 8.5kg/720g+800g
Notes: Burst: 15; Recoil Compensation built in (0 recoil)
TW Damage: 1.01 (1/2/3 range)

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Re: The Auto-Rifle Plus (AR+)
« Reply #1 on: 10 September 2017, 21:01:55 »
I like it
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Re: The Auto-Rifle Plus (AR+)
« Reply #2 on: 10 September 2017, 21:24:02 »
Thanks!  I've been contemplating this one for a while.  I set it up to mesh with a proposed change to how TW damage is calculated.

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Re: The Auto-Rifle Plus (AR+)
« Reply #3 on: 05 September 2018, 00:15:39 »
Very cool! Thanks for the link!
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Re: The Auto-Rifle Plus (AR+)
« Reply #4 on: 05 September 2018, 04:31:48 »
You're very welcome!

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Re: The Auto-Rifle Plus (AR+)
« Reply #5 on: 11 April 2020, 11:41:04 »
Something that may be of interest to those who liked this idea: https://arsof-history.org/articles/19_aug_form_follows_function_page_1.html