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#1 Mushkilla

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:53 AM

1) Luminen capacitors: they let you charge things by making a toughness test, no where does it say you suffer fatigue if you fail said toughness test. Is that deliberate or is it an accidental omission? As it stands you can keep trying to charge things, until you pass the test with risk of fatigue.

2) Manipulator mechadendrite: It gives you +20 to strength tests, so you could use it in a grapple, is it reasonable to say that if you initiate the grapple with the manipulator you don't get the -20 penalty for being unarmed and trying to grapple someone with a weapon (seeing as you grappling them with a big claw)? What about the unarmed damage in a grapple, could you use the 1d10+2 to represent trying to crush your opponent with the claw?

3) Interface Ports: "The Guardsman now has a mechanical port implanted in his body, commonly in the rear of the neck, which can be connected to machines via a data cable. This allows the user faster and smoother access to the valuable information within and grants a +10 bonus to Common Lore, Inquiry, or Tech-Use Tests whilst connected to a relevant mechanism or data spool."

Say your techpriest is trying to build something with tech-use, he has a data slate with a bunch of releavent schematics on it. If he uses the interface port to connect to the slate to have "smoother faster access" to the schematics would he get a +10 to the tech-use test for whatever he is trying to build (as long as he has the needed information of the data slate)?

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#2 Kiton

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:32 AM

1] It appears to be the case. The internal reservoirs imply fatigue through charging, but this is not in the rules for either OW or BC.

Given they can power weapon implants and even expend enough energy to fly or discharge area ion blasts a few meters away, its safe to assume the coils involve a small reactor.

You can run low for a bit, but its just fatigue, and few things recover or avoid fatigue as easily as a techpriest given the proper talents or implants anyways. Taking a whole minute to feed a lasgun's charge-pack is probably easier on you than firing sixty shots in a few seconds would anyways. 'course that leaves the issue of a Lascannon, but they decided to make the test harder rather than take longer to pull off.

 

2] The manipulator is almost certainly a weapon suited to grappling. Actually Judgement had arms completely designed for this, that could arguably maybe even put a marine in a lock.

 

3] I'd be inclined to say no. He'd get the bonus for making the design, finding flaws in it or ascertaining its the right set of prints, but I don't think that specific connection will help you make your tractor better[using your improved plans might though, you soulless omnissiah-hating heretic] compared to just having it on your slate.

However, once assembly is under way, connecting TO the thing you're crafting, if/once its possible, will certainly give you that bonus, as you can handle diagnostics as you build.

Why does your Tech-Priest have an interface port instead of an Impulse Unit anyways?



#3 Mushkilla

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:24 AM

Kiton said:

Why does your Tech-Priest have an interface port instead of an Impulse Unit anyways?

As far as I read it, MIU is for plugging into machines that have MIU interfaces. Interface ports are for connecting to data banks to mine useful information to assist you in your current task.






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