"Our sensors detect nothing Captain" (SPOILERS)


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Scarab Sages

Just need some clarification why the Hippocampus' sensors don't detect life signs on The Acreon? The path doesn't explain why they don't work.

I can understand why the "aliens" might be undetectable, alien physiology, but what about the "scavengers"?


I don't think there are rules ever allowing ship sensors to detect life signs. It's not on the scan ship list of info you can get.


That would be a good reason, if sensors don't detect living creatures.

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The Drift Rock interferes with sensor readings (as mentioned on page 30), and the inability of sensors "to get a good reading" on the Acreon was meant to reflect that fact.

Scarab Sages

Robert G. McCreary wrote:
The Drift Rock interferes with sensor readings (as mentioned on page 30), and the inability of sensors "to get a good reading" on the Acreon was meant to reflect that fact.

So can ship sensors detect life signs or not?

Would it be advisable to tell the PCs "something is affecting your sensors" when they scan the Acreon?


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Reebo Kesh wrote:
Robert G. McCreary wrote:
The Drift Rock interferes with sensor readings (as mentioned on page 30), and the inability of sensors "to get a good reading" on the Acreon was meant to reflect that fact.

So can ship sensors detect life signs or not?

On page 325, under scanning, the first item listed that sensors are capable of is "basic information," including "living crew complement."

Scarab Sages

Joseph Wilson wrote:
Reebo Kesh wrote:
Robert G. McCreary wrote:
The Drift Rock interferes with sensor readings (as mentioned on page 30), and the inability of sensors "to get a good reading" on the Acreon was meant to reflect that fact.

So can ship sensors detect life signs or not?

On page 325, under scanning, the first item listed that sensors are capable of is "basic information," including "living crew complement."

Thanks for that!

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Actually, that "living crew complement" line let me make a joke about Eoxian Ships and their "zero living crew complement".


Technomancer stowaways with Nondetection up FTW.

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