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#1 Aleksei



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Posted 25 June 2010 - 12:08 AM


First of all, im spanish and, unfortunately, mi writtin english is too bad but i try to do my best.

I'm going to direct Final Sanction for 6 player, using the aditional characteres but i dont knwo how to modify the characteristics, magnitude and other stats for the adventure.

For example, for the four basic PC's the standard magnitude for the rebels horde are 40... For 6 PC must be 60?
Similar happens to the genestealers to me.

Any idea?


Thanks in advance, and again, sorry for my bad writting english.


#2 KjetilKverndokken



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Posted 25 June 2010 - 01:23 AM

 I would rather have more hordes instead of increasing them, as its more damage and more targets, instead of giving the few ones more hitpoints. 

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 02:58 AM

Actually, adding magnitude to a Horde gives it more attacks.  They get 1 ranged attacked for every 10 magnitude.

It depends on the situation.  Sometimes I increased the magnitude of the listed Horde (like if it was a TP one, or the siege guns, etc).  To 50 or 60.  Otherwise, I'd say turn a single 40 horde into two 30 hordes or something similar.

As for Genestealers, I'd leave them as is.  Just make sure you have them play smart and gang up on PCs that get a bit separated from the others.

#4 talsine



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Posted 25 June 2010 - 09:06 AM

I ran it for 6 people my first time through with no adjustments and, while it wasn't a cake walk, I wish i had increase the difficulty a bit. multiple hordes is certainly better than 1 larger one, not just because it gives the group a choice of things to shoot at, but also becuse they have to worry about focus fire vs spreading out to try and suppress/break multiple groups. gives them more tactical decisions which, at least in horde combats, there aren't all that many of.

#5 N0-1_H3r3


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Posted 25 June 2010 - 01:07 PM

One trick I tried, to spice things up during one of the later fights, was to give a few Hordes "special weapons" - essentially allowing them to swap out one of their normal ranged attacks (so long as they've got 2 or more) for another kind of weapon (missile launchers with Krak missiles, in this case, using stats taken from The Inquisitor's Handbook, to help them break down and overcome fortifications) which didn't benefit from the normal horde damage bonus (because there's not enough of those weapons to gain the extra damage). Made the Hordes a little more diverse in their abilities, and helped keep the players on their toes, even with 6 players.

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#6 Aleksei



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Posted 27 June 2010 - 08:45 PM


Thanks for the info. I like the idea from N0-1_H3r3 to give the hordes special weapons.

I hope to tell you something else in a few days.


Agains thanks and excuse my for my  "Deamonic" english version.



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