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#1 fjw70

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:46 AM

I see adversaries in the beginners game have a stat called defense (usually 0). What is it? The only defense pointed too in the index is for vehicles. Does it work the same for adversaries. 



#2 Yoshiyahu

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:02 AM

I think the answer might be found in the Beta rulebook. Under DEFENSE on page 134, it says the following:

"Defense, or more specifically, defense rating, is one of the factors determining how difficult it is to land a successful attack during combat. Defense ratings represent the abilities of armor or other defensive systems to deflect attacks entirely, or absorb or lessen incoming blows."

In mechanical terms, it ranslates to one setback die for every point of "defense." As you mentioned, there's a similar passage in the Beginner Game rulebook regarding defense rating for ships. (Page 38) Perhaps the analogous passage for characters and adversaries was omitted by mistake.


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#3 fjw70

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:13 AM

Thanks for the response.  I see defense listed under armor properties now.






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