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Colony Ship RPG - Gadgets & Grenades

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by RPGWatch, May 17, 2017.

  1. RPGWatch

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    [​IMG]In a new update for the Colony Ship RPG, the use of gadgets and grenades is discussed.

    As mentioned in the previous updates, the gadgets and grenades will be used extensively, so let's take an early look to gather feedback and suggestions.

    Originally we planned to go with 10-12 gadgets but after some considerations we turned some gadgets into grenades and stimulants (i.e. turned them into 'while supplies last' items), so here are the semi-final categories: Gadgets aka upgradeable Earth-made tactical devices
    • Earth-made (i.e. high tech) grenades
    • Ship-made (i.e. low tech) grenades
    • Earth-made combat stimulants

    Energy Shield - generates a shield acting as cover (this way you don't need to look for cover but can create it yourself); the shield absorbs X damage per attack until depleted, so the stats are:
    - damage absorbed
    - shield's HP
    - recharge rate

    Reality Distortion Field - deflects projectiles, making much harder to hit you (i.e. THC penalty)
    - THC penalty
    - chance to deflect projectiles
    - duration (number of turns)

    Hologram Projector aka DnD Simulacrum aka that thing Arnold used in Total Recall - creates a copy of your character, drawing enemy's fire. Since even today we have small plasma holograms you can interact with, it's safe to assume that in the future this tech will be a lot more advanced so...
    - # of copies
    - THC penalty against the copies (distortion field around them)
    - copies' HP

    Cloaking Field - makes you very hard to detect
    - chance that a guard won't see you if you're in his line of sight
    - defense against electronic detection systems (rank-based)
    - duration

    Basically, the bunker (energy shield), commando (disruption field; for characters who have strong offensive (high rate of fire, high crits, etc) as when the effect wears off if you're still surrounded by enemies, you're dead), confusion (hologram projector, works best with grenades), ninja-assassin.

    Only one gadget can be active at a time but you can activate a different gadget at any time. Keep in mind that activating a gadget will drain its power cell and you'll have to recharge it which is costly, so you won't be able to use all gadgets in every single fight. You will be able to upgrade your gadgets by acquiring higher quality power cells, emitters, pulsers, disruptors, reflectors, etc.​
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