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Opiyel wrote:1. It mentioned that ranged weapons have force stats for parrying, but I didn't see any in the listed guns in equipment. What would the force be for the different lasers and such?
2. So in one area, it mentioned that you can use your combat style for parrying any attack, but later on under Ranged Combat, it says that you have to use Evade for dodging ranged attacks. We are unsure which one it is to use.
Clarence Redd wrote:Good to hear you enjoy the game so far Opiyel. About your questions:
1. In Mythras Imperative energy weapons do not have a force value. In the (probably rare) cases you want to use shields against these weapons, assign Armor Points to the shield and reduce damage as for armor.
2. Sorry for the confusion. In the real world, both parrying and evading energy weapons is of course impossible. In "mythic sci-fi" on the other hand, evading them is a common trope. So, the rules allow evade. (How can this be explained? Well, non-heroes tend to be sloppy shooters and they often fire without taking any aim. One shot is perhaps even three shots, each one a bit closer to the actual target - when the first near-hit strikes, the hero ducks/evades to avoid the next beam). To parry, you will need psionics though, as it requires even more precision/speed than just getting out of the way.
I hope that helps. Let me know how your game develops!
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