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Author Topic: Mech Combat RtD  (Read 810 times)


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Mech Combat RtD
« on: April 29, 2012, 09:16:37 pm »

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Each turn, you can do one of three actions.
6: Blocks all attacks, against an attack of 6, it blocks and causes a standoff. If unopposed, event.
5: Does not work against attacks of 6. Fair chance of event.
4: Does not work against 5-6. Small chance of event.
3: Does not work against 4-6
2: Slight failure. This can do anything from causing no movement the next turn to randomly activating mech parts.
1: Total Failure. Causes horrible effects like your mech falling over, completely frying your system, or extreme spontaneous combustion.

Attack (Close)
6: Moves before everything else. Does the most damage. Can cause an event. Standoffs with other attacks.
5: Blocks any attack 4 or below before it hits. Does a good amount of damage. Fair chance of event.
4: Blocks attacks of 3 and retaliates against them. Regular attack otherwise. If no attacks hit, there's a fair chance of an event.
3: The weakest attack.
2: Slight Failure: Anywhere from a miss to getting your blade lodged in the enemy.
1: Total Failure: Anywhere from the blade breaking to being torn from your hand and smashed through your face.

Attack (Ranged)
6:Avoids all attacks, standoffs with other 6 attacks.
5:Blocks any attack 4 or below. Good damage and event chance.
4:Blocks attacks of 3. If no attacks hit you, there's a fair event chance.
3: Weak attack.
2: Slight failure: Such as a magazine running dry or a miss.
1: Total Failure: Like a gun jamming or backfiring.

There is no rock-paper-scissors system for this.

Events affect the flow of battle. They can be... fun. They happen randomly and by player rolls.

Stats are determined by die roll.
Initiative: Rolls are added to this number for turn ordering. Rolling a 1 for this stat is 0.5, 2 = 1, 3 = 1.5, etc.
Attack: Gives your mech it's average offensive power.
Defense: Gives your mech it's average defensive power. Note:
An attack of 6 vs a defense of 1 does a ton of damage. It's surviveable... for maybe one turn.
An attack of 1 vs an attack of 6 is like a mosquito to a human.

Lastly, there's Health. This is the average amount of damage you can take.

Weapon rolls are done in:
Ranged, which affects ranged weapons:
6: Boosted damage and a chance for +1 to rolls.
5: Boosted damage and a small event chance.
4: Boosted damage.
3: None.
2: Less damage.
1: Constant -1 to rolls

Melee, which is the exact same but for close weapons.

So, as an example mech:

Urist McExample
A mech made from polygons and axis data. It's incomplete.

Initiative: ...a fast reaction time (5)
Attack: underequipped mech (3)
Defense: ...a well armored mech (4)
Health: ...a very fragile mech (1)
Ranged: unstable mech(2)
Melee: ...a true warrior (6)

This fights the enemy GobboMech!
Init: 4
Attk: 6
Defn: 1
Hlth: 3
Rngd: 5
Mlee: 2

The GobboMech rolls a (4) Ranged attack!
The Examplifier rolls a (5) Close attack!

The Examplifier blocks the Gobbomech's attack!
The Examplifier strikes the Gobbomech!  It seems to be effective, ripping away a chunk of armor!

Event! The field is affected by a strong gust, blowing up a windstorm! Attacks get -1 roll!

The Examplifier rolls a (3) evade!
The Gobbomech rolls a (3) Ranged attack!
The Ranged attack is hindered by the dust! (-1)
The attack has failed due to the saftey being on.

The dust has cleared.

... That's an example of battle, and an event.
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