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ATOW: Area-Effect (Blast) Weapons
« on: 07 September 2023, 07:09:25 »
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Area-Effect (Blast) Weapons
Area-effect weapons (also known as blast weapons) are a special class of weapon that includes rocket launchers, grenades and mortars. These weapons—identifed by an “A” in their Base Damage (BD) codes—deliver their damage by spreading it out over a wider area than standard ranged weaponry. The attack roll for these weapons refects where the center of the blast will occur, and may be directed against a character or a target area (the latter is considered an immobile target, with no size modifer). Because of the area-effect weapon’s wider “footprint,” it receives a +2 attack roll modifer when resolving fre.

Does this mean I can just target a hex with my direct fire grenade launcher at +6 to hit? +2 for AE and +4 for Immobile target?

Seems way overpowered and could use errata.
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Re: ATOW: Area-Effect (Blast) Weapons
« Reply #1 on: 20 September 2023, 03:06:17 »
Almost two-weeks. I guess this is where questions go to die?
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Re: ATOW: Area-Effect (Blast) Weapons
« Reply #2 on: 20 September 2023, 07:08:25 »
No, this is where unpaid volunteers answer questions, and where the rules expect people to bump every month, not every 2 weeks. Other clues that questions don't just 'die' here is the fact that there's answered threads.

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,22485.0.html
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Re: ATOW: Area-Effect (Blast) Weapons
« Reply #3 on: 20 September 2023, 08:51:39 »
No, this is where unpaid volunteers answer questions, and where the rules expect people to bump every month, not every 2 weeks. Other clues that questions don't just 'die' here is the fact that there's answered threads.

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,22485.0.html

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Re: ATOW: Area-Effect (Blast) Weapons
« Reply #4 on: 20 September 2023, 09:29:46 »
Yep, will try to get you an answer without making you wait another month.
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Re: ATOW: Area-Effect (Blast) Weapons
« Reply #5 on: 20 September 2023, 09:58:30 »
Yep, will try to get you an answer without making you wait another month.

It's much appreciated. If anything, I hope to point out to the developers something that is possibly broken and could use errata.
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Re: ATOW: Area-Effect (Blast) Weapons
« Reply #6 on: 19 October 2023, 13:39:57 »
Just checking back in.
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Re: ATOW: Area-Effect (Blast) Weapons
« Reply #7 on: 22 November 2023, 22:57:50 »
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Re: ATOW: Area-Effect (Blast) Weapons
« Reply #8 on: 17 December 2023, 17:05:47 »
Just checking back in as I originally asked the question in September.

Should I be trying to get my answer somewhere else?

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Re: ATOW: Area-Effect (Blast) Weapons
« Reply #9 on: 15 January 2024, 12:38:47 »
2024 check in.

Is there somewhere else I should be asking this question?
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Re: ATOW: Area-Effect (Blast) Weapons
« Reply #10 on: 06 February 2024, 14:20:46 »
Another 2024 check in...

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