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helbent4
 GM, 2781 posts
 aka Tony
Sat 4 May 2019
at 07:45
Re: Change of Mission
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 655):

Yeah, this game when it gets going is still not going to do more than a couple posts a week from me! I'll do what I can to get characters updated this weekend, but it's my daughter's birthday party tomorrow and lots of logistics are needed for the party. (Her actual birthday was the 1st, or "Mayday", aka "Traveller Day".

And groovy is totally still a thing! For Ash, I guess.

Tony
Percival Theodore McFarlane
 player, 4 posts
Sat 4 May 2019
at 11:12
Re: Change of Mission
Her birthday was the same as mine! Happy Birthday!, How old is she?
helbent4
 GM, 2782 posts
 aka Tony
Sat 4 May 2019
at 17:20
Re: Change of Mission
In reply to Percival Theodore McFarlane (msg # 659):

She turned 4! Sorry, I meant to say her actual birthday was Wednesday 01 May, aka "May Day" or "Traveller Day". She likes PJ Masks (cartoons/figures) astronauts and Hot Wheels cars!

Tony

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:12, Sat 04 May 2019.

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 252 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Sat 4 May 2019
at 20:47
Re: Change of Mission
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 660):

Hope she has a great day and it not to taxing for you and your wife.


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Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1704 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Fri 10 May 2019
at 14:12
Re: Change of Mission
Geeeze!  She sounds adorable!

My daughter likes Bulldogs and Vodka...
helbent4
 GM, 2783 posts
 aka Tony
Wed 15 May 2019
at 08:46
Re: Change of Mission
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 662):

My daughter is a little young for the latter, I'm afraid. But she does like dogs!

The party was a smash, really large (so I'm told). Over 40 kids and parents showed up, the weather was nice and we were in a gated area so no fear of kids running off. There were family friends, her friends, school friends and even a friend she made through an autism spectrum disorder program she volunteers at (well, we volunteer her for it).

Anyways, the characters I was working on (finishing up with Chris, full builds for Keith and Percival) are done! All previous characters can have 2 months of training (1 point per month) on almost any skill (the main base at UBC enclave is at a university, after all). PM me you choices, and you need to make a COG check to succeed in learning. Attribute checks are 2d20, take the lowest, and you have to roll under or equal the attribute in question, in this case Cognition.

After that I'll do some checks for team cohesion and integration as Taras has left the team and Percival is joining.

Thanks,

Tony
Keith Michael Tremblay
 player, 228 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Wed 15 May 2019
at 13:21
Re: Change of Mission
Apologies, I haven't been paying that much attention but, we have to convert?
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1705 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Wed 15 May 2019
at 15:26
Re: Change of Mission
Keith Michael Tremblay:
Apologies, I haven't been paying that much attention but, we have to convert?



We've been on t2k13 for years now?
Keith Michael Tremblay
 player, 229 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Wed 15 May 2019
at 16:16
Re: Change of Mission
Kelsey Sarah Champlain:
Keith Michael Tremblay:
Apologies, I haven't been paying that much attention but, we have to convert?



We've been on t2k13 for years now?

I haven't played in that long for this game and don't remember.  I thought it was rolled up on V2.2
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1706 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Wed 15 May 2019
at 16:54
Re: Change of Mission
I totally remember your character... but I don't recall the last time you played it, or when we converted.

This is a pretty old game =)  11 years this January?
helbent4
 GM, 2784 posts
 aka Tony
Wed 15 May 2019
at 20:09
Re: Change of Mission
Keith Michael Tremblay:
Apologies, I haven't been paying that much attention but, we have to convert?


Already done for Keith.

We've been using T2013 rules (but not background) for characters and personal combat for a while now. I have also supplemented the rules with the advanced damage table from the Phoenic Command Combat System (PCCS) and used the Phoenix Command Mechanised Combat System (PCMCS) for resolving vehicle combat.

As mentioned, your character has been converted to T2013! He fairly closely matches the T2K 2.2 version, which was the original version.

Tony
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 189 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Wed 15 May 2019
at 20:21
Re: Change of Mission
Phoenix Command?  You hate yourself don't you?
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1707 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Wed 15 May 2019
at 20:24
Re: Change of Mission
Stanley Alistair Abbot:
Phoenix Command?  You hate yourself don't you?


He is a bit masochistic it seems.
Keith Michael Tremblay
 player, 230 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Thu 16 May 2019
at 02:22
Re: Change of Mission
helbent4:
Keith Michael Tremblay:
Apologies, I haven't been paying that much attention but, we have to convert?


Already done for Keith.

We've been using T2013 rules (but not background) for characters and personal combat for a while now. I have also supplemented the rules with the advanced damage table from the Phoenic Command Combat System (PCCS) and used the Phoenix Command Mechanised Combat System (PCMCS) for resolving vehicle combat.

As mentioned, your character has been converted to T2013! He fairly closely matches the T2K 2.2 version, which was the original version.

Tony

Well, that makes my day not having to do that.  I'll just try to play the character, just feed me the rules as they need be applied.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1708 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Thu 16 May 2019
at 02:37
Re: Change of Mission
In reply to Keith Michael Tremblay (msg # 671):

Perfect.  Saying "Kelsey is Awesome" 3 times in IC is necessary before making a role.  Page 127.
helbent4
 GM, 2785 posts
 aka Tony
Thu 16 May 2019
at 04:10
Re: Change of Mission
Kelsey Sarah Champlain:
Stanley Alistair Abbot:
Phoenix Command?  You hate yourself don't you?


He is a bit masochistic it seems.


Yes and yes, of course!

PCCS and PCMCS are not too bad if you are not doing it face-to-face. When you have the time they give excellent system-neutral results. But you need the time and be willing to look up a few charts. T2013's vehicle combat system is broken (it was incorrectly ported over from T2K2.2) so I needed something to run the tank duel between the T-54 and the AVGP Cougar/Carl Gustav! Although I suppose I can always use the T2K2.2 system instead.

Skills checks are made by rolling 1 or more d20s (depending on your skill rating), taking the lowest result, and comparing the results to a paired Attribute (which is your TN). Matching or getting under means success and the lower you roll under the better your Margin of Success. If you roll successes with the additional d20s you get an even greater MoS.

For example, Keith is rated as an Expert (4d20L) in Longarm skill and the paired Attribute is Coordination (COR). To hit with ranged Longarm attacks he rolls 4d20, taking the lowest result and compares that to his COR of 10. The lower you roll the better and each additional die that would have made it adds to the success.

Tony
Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald
 player, 496 posts
 1/RMR - DRI
 Rifleman
Thu 16 May 2019
at 09:55
Re: Change of Mission
Thank you for doing Chris.

Phoenix Command is for those who really want to smell the cordite. Very gritty and realistic, but lots of charts and tables. You either need a near-photographic memory or lots of time to utilise it to the full. Face-to-face it slows a brawl down to a snailspace, but probably works a bit better in a play-by-post game.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1709 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Thu 16 May 2019
at 13:12
Re: Change of Mission
helbent4:
For example, Keith is rated as an Expert (4d20L) in Longarm skill and the paired Attribute is Coordination (COR). To hit with ranged Longarm attacks he rolls 4d20, taking the lowest result and compares that to his COR of 10. The lower you roll the better and each additional die that would have made it adds to the success.

Tony



MMmmmm glad we have someone with that skill level (Other than Kel)  =P
Percival Theodore McFarlane
 player, 5 posts
Thu 16 May 2019
at 13:23
Re: Change of Mission
I WAS an expert with rifle, pistol and grenade in real life back in the day. I was good! My roommate was a sniper! I don't think Tony gave Percy that high a level though.

This message was last edited by the player at 13:24, Thu 16 May 2019.

Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald
 player, 497 posts
 1/RMR - DRI
 Rifleman
Thu 16 May 2019
at 15:12
Re: Change of Mission
Chris is also rated Expert with a longarm and is a sniper. Actually it's his best skill :)
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1710 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Thu 16 May 2019
at 18:18
Re: Change of Mission
That's fantastic.

I got the impression Kel was one of the only ones rated Expert when we last played.  She's well on the way to "OMFG" now.
helbent4
 GM, 2786 posts
 aka Tony
Tue 21 May 2019
at 04:23
Re: Change of Mission
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 678):

Chris did make it, and he trained under Master Sniper McRae. Getting to 16 is possible in the normal course of your career. Getting to Master (32+ skill points) is practically a career all in itself!

Thanks,

Tony
helbent4
 GM, 2787 posts
 aka Tony
Thu 30 May 2019
at 08:22
Re: Change of Mission
Hi,

I am still in the "mulling it over" phase of the restart. I need to go back and review past posts, see if I can pick up the threads.

Thanks,

Tony
helbent4
 GM, 2788 posts
 aka Tony
Mon 1 Jul 2019
at 09:06
Re: Change of Mission
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 680):

Happy Canada Day!



At Lee's (Kelsey's) suggestion I watched "Hyena Road" on Netflix, about the Canadian army in Afghanistan. A good movie, well worth a view.

Thanks,

Tony
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1711 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Mon 1 Jul 2019
at 12:26
Re: Change of Mission
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 681):

Happy Canada Day!

Hyena Road was fun!  Not perfect, but fun.

Made me kinda pumped up to play.