Tim Statler wrote:
I hate ratfolk so I'd already decided in my world they were space hamsters :D
Embrace the cycle, we're attractive AND shiny!
I just want to say i'm very happy with the way this class sounds. will probably be mainlining it for the first few campaigns. :D
Reminds me a lot of the sword sages in tome of battle/jedi.
Hey Owen, at least one other person has asked but.... do solarians get to chuck energy as a ranged attack? you know, special beam cannons, miniature black holes, great balls of plasma? Basically can he go all space wizard as well as beatstick to compensate for lack of ranged weapons?
Garrett Guillotte wrote:
well played folks, well played.
So .... back to hacking, i'm in favor of the "one computer skill" and would love any other teasers in relation to such.
also i'm sure somebody is going to ask.... can androids be hacked? cyber arms? etc? are hackers in starfinder going to be as annoying as the random rogue stealing your gear in pathfinder?
I agree, when i'm dm i tell my players they don't need to roll if they can't fail. I'm just saying we have no idea yet what other actions may be involved, if it does turn out a simple roll will do it i completely agree with you that rule would be pointless.
The recoil is being recoiled and therefore adding 2x momentum to the object. :D
Yes, i can't fail the basic roll. But i'm getting a reward for being a master hacker with not having to repeatedly roll. also different actions likely have different dc's and who knows what modifiers are in play between rolls.
so accessing the computer on my super roll saves me from having to "disable the turret system" at a dc 20 "turn the pc into a remotely detonated bomb" on a dc 25 and such.
Maybe the computer has counter-measures to any roll under a 25?
Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:
not to mention fuzzing the AI targeting assist/rupturing magnetic containment/glitter-bombing the air to refract lasers/de-ionizing the area/etc :D
none of those would affect a good ol iron sighted slug thrower.
the dc is 10, i have bonuses worth +15, i roll a 15 = i don't have to roll anymore to do so something.
i roll a 14 = i have to make a probably simple roll with a slight chance of oops for everything.
doesn't seem stupid to me nor did i roll a 1 to make it work.
Firstly I agree with the "one computers skill" because honestly... every programming language/hacking method/encryption/networking/etc is just a deeper facet of knowing "how to use a computer"
Secondly i hope we can avoid the old shadowrun "rigger is the computer the rest of the party waits for him to finish his solo". I'm assuming this will be closer to rogue disabling the trap rolls.
My first campaign in a new system is always straight from the books. After that i tend to house rule/flavor campaign it depending on the player requests i get.
Most recently is a pathfinder game that the players demanded an indiana jones style game in a desert.
The inner sea became the inner-sands and there are now sandships traveling through-out. Nobody knows exactly what happend other than about 100 years ago the inner sea raised and evaporated. Come to find out all sorts of numeria-style water domes with tech are now open season.
Ok, I understand that, if you don't have a local group that could make things a huge pain if the default scenario isn't to your liking.
I'm still baffled by your hatred of simply houseruling things you want to be different? Why does it have to explicitly be written as an optional rule?
I'm curious because as a gm i've house ruled many many different rpgs and even certain rules to fit certain types of campaigns. It's really not a huge problem.
Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:
OOOOO the plot thickens!
Personally i keep coming back to starfinder is more star wars (space fantasy) than a realistic space simulator. gee whiz tech just works with no explanation of how and follows rules never explained by science.
There is a reason cyber isn't worth harvesting and everybody knows that even if nobody knows what the exact reason is.
everybody knows blasters shoot red and blue bolts of slow light and not beams but nobody knows why.
It's not worth the brain sweat for more than a toss-off answer such as the part is dna linked. If for some reason it is a huge deal to your players a house rule off the cuff should work.
FOR THE GREATER RAILGUN!