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Project Director
 GM, 8 posts
Thu 28 Apr 2016
at 22:16
Game Rules
Hello team,

This thread is for game rules, house rules, character sheets and so on.

Following is a pre-release of The Morrow Project rules, 4th edition. Character generation was essentially unchanged to the finished edition. No file sharing, please!

https://drive.google.com/file/...NzA/view?usp=sharing]

Tony

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:34, Fri 01 Dec 2017.

Project Director
 GM, 10 posts
Sun 1 May 2016
at 04:15
Team Training and Deployment
Hello team,

Regarding the freeze/deployment date, this game assumes a classic timeline warday of 1989. However, you were told that the balloon wouldn't go up until after 1990, likely in the mid-90's.

Personnel would undergo selection, training and team placement, then initial freezing at a certain date. Teams wouldn't be actually be deployed in their field assignments (placed in their boltholes) until much closer to warday. Instead, they were frozen in mass Project-controlled storage facilities. This would reduce security risks and allow for periodic unfreezing to retrain and familiarise personnel on new equipment. While most weapon systems would remain significantly unchanged from the 60's onwards, critical technologies would be introduced in the 80's such as computers, fusion power, nanotechnology and lasers which would take more than just reading a manual to master.

If your initial freeze date was before 1986, assume you were thawed and given a few weeks (or more) crash course in 1986-87 of updated technical retraining, then re-frozen. As you would be held completely incommunicado or even learn more than the basics of the world situation during your crash course, it's largely a non-factor in your background.

Recruitment and training of the first teams started in 1972 with the tempo being increased in the early-mid 80's. A full 50% of Project teams being deployed between 1987-1989, after the last Project-wide update. The last teams were frozen just before the war in 1989. It's possible some teams didn't even make it to their field assignments/boltholes due to WWIII breaking out unexpectedly ahead of schedule.

Families: where possible, close family (spouse/SO, children) were inducted into the Project. Those without qualification or skills were still frozen but not deployed in the field. Instead, they were stored in secret mass facilities. As married personnel were seen as desirable recruits, this was seen as the only ethical route and further helped ensure Project loyalty and an investment in the Project's mission and goals. (While can't be denied this perhaps also provided the Project with hostages of a sort the only other option would be to let loved ones face likely death on their own during and after the war, which was seen as a serious threat to morale.)

Please use the following table to choose or randomly generate a team initial freeze date:

Roll 1D10:

1    1972-1979
2-4  1980-1986
5-9  1987-1988
10   1989 (pre-November)

Tony

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:00, Sat 03 June 2017.

Project Director
 GM, 43 posts
Tue 10 May 2016
at 03:39
Team Training and Deployment
4th Edition Character sheet in .pdf form:

https://drive.google.com/file/...Y2M/view?usp=sharing

4th Edition excel spreadsheet:

https://drive.google.com/open?...I0pi9T1MzYXQ1RXN6OGs

Tony

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:19, Tue 10 May 2016.

Project Director
 GM, 46 posts
Tue 10 May 2016
at 09:19
Team Training and Deployment
Basic/Advanced/Complex skills available for local recruits

The following skills are available for each cultural group based on history and the retention of some advanced knowledges. Other knowledges (especially technical ones) will not be available at all or capped at 5 TPs. All Basic Skills may be learned without restriction, these are just the ones these cultures are known for. Complex Skills may not be learned unless on the following list. There are usually exceptions and rare trained people in each group; the Viets have trained boat mechanics, some Rebels might know Communications, Soviets have preserved some advanced medical skills used by their few doctors.

Viets

Basic Skills

Observe
Navigate
Stealth

Advanced Skills

Firearms (Rifle)
Hunt
Maintenance
Pilot Watercraft
Swim
Tactics

Complex Skills

Culture (American)
Language (English)

Soviets

Basic Skills

Brawl
Scrounge
Stealth

Advanced Skills

Agriculture
Archery
Firearms (Rifle)
Special Weapons
Survival
Tactics
Thrown Weapon (throwing sharpened e-tool/axe)

Complex Skills

Explosives
Martial Arts (Systema)

Bikers

Basic Skills

Brawl
Bargain
Navigate
Scrounge

Advanced Skills

Commerce
Firearms (Shotgun)
Maintenance (Auto)
Melee Weapon
Ride (Motorcycle)
Thrown Weapon

Complex Skills

Chemistry

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Project Director
 GM, 49 posts
Wed 11 May 2016
at 04:48
Character Sheet


Name:
Branch:
Team / Role:
Assignment:
Team Freeze Date (if applicable):



Age / Gender:
Blood Type:


Hair Color:
Ethnicity:
Eye Color:
Handed: L / R
Mass:
Weight kg
Height         cm



Wounds/Flaws:
Description/Distinguishing Marks:



Core Abilities

AbilityScoreTask Base(Cost)
STR   
CON   
DEX   
AWA   
EXP   
REA   
FOC   

Total Points:
Training Points:
Experience:



Traits
Volatility:
Extroversion:
Compassion:
Discipline:
Curiosity:



Pace:
Endurance Points:
Base Actions:



Encumbrancekg
Light 
Medium 
Heav 
Extreme 
Maximal 
Max Lift 



Throwingkg.
2-Handed 
1-Handed 



Structure Points 
Blood Points 




Basic Skills         Task Base  Skill  Specialty      Total

Acrobatics           DEX
Athletics            DEX
Bargain              EXP
Brawl                STR
Climb                STR
Culture (own)!       REA
Language (own)!      EXP
Navigate             AWA
Observe              AWA
Persuade             EXP
Scrounge             FOC
Stealth              DEX


Advanced Skills      Task Base  Skill  Specialty

Agriculture          REA
Animal Handling      FOC
Archery              AWA
Artisan!             FOC
Communications       EXP
Commerce             REA
Computer Technology  AWA
Construction         STR
Create!              EXP
Divination           FOC
Drive                DEX
Firearms             AWA
Emergency Procedures FOC
First Aid            REA
Gunnery              AWA
Hunt                 AWA
Instruct             EXP
Leadership           EXP
Legal Procedures     REA
Maintenance          FOC
Meditation           FOC
Melee Weapon         STR
Operate Equipment    DEX
Parachuting          DEX
Performance!         EXP
Pilot Watercraft     DEX
Research             FOC
Ride                 DEX
Sensor Operations    AWA
Sport                STR
Special Weapon       AWA
Survival             AWA
Swim                 DEX
Tactics              REA
Thrown Weapon        STR


Complex Skills       Task Base  Skill  Specialty      Total

Archeology           REA
Artillery            AWA
Astronomy            REA
Biology              REA
Chemistry            REA
Culture (other)!     REA
Dentistry            REA
Electronics          FOC
Engineering          REA
Explosives           DEX
Forensics            REA
Geography            REA
Geology              REA
History              REA
Journalism           EXP
Language (other)!    EXP
Law                  REA
Literature           REA
Martial Arts!        DEX
Mathematics          REA
Medicine             REA
Nursing              EXP
Philosophy           REA
Physics              REA
Pilot Aircraft       AWA
Programming          REA
Psychology           REA
Surgery              DEX
Theology             REA
Veterinary Medicine  REA

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Project Director
 GM, 57 posts
Fri 13 May 2016
at 18:57
Character Sheet
Note: You can preserve the "table" effect by quoting this, then remove the quote tags.


SPs/BPs:

D100LocationAV SPs Wounds
01-06Head  None
07-08Neck  None
09-10Right Shoulder  None
11-13Right Upper Arm  None
14Right Elbow  None
15-17Right Forearm  None
18Right Wrist  None
19-20Right Hand  None
21-22Left Shoulder  None
23-25Left Upper Arm  None
26Left Elbow  None
27-29Left Forearm  None
30Left Wrist  None
31-32Left hand  None
33-39Upper Left Torso  None
40-47Upper Right Torso  None
48-55Torso  None
56-62Abdomen  None
63-64Groin  None
65-66Right Hip  None
67-72Right Thigh  None
73Right Knee  None
74-78Right Calf  None
79Right Ankle  None
80-82Right Foot  None
83-84Left Hip  None
85-90left Thigh  None
91Left Knee  None
92-96Left Calf  None
97Left Ankle  None
98-00Left Foot  None


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Project Director
 GM, 100 posts
 Papa-2
Thu 19 May 2016
at 20:39
Difficulties
Skill Difficulties

DIFFICULTY LEVELPENALTY/BONUS
Simple+40%
Routine+20%
Challenging+0%
Difficult-20%
Very Difficult-40%

Project Director
 GM, 164 posts
 Papa-2
Thu 26 May 2016
at 08:21
Travel Times
TIME & TRAVEL MOVEMENT

TIME
When playing, real time is condensed or expanded to fit the needs
of the moment. To condense the time during the course of travelling
or any long period of relative inactivity for the PCs, the Game Turn
(GT) is used. It represents 10 minutes of real time.

TRAVEL MOVEMENT
The amount of distance covered is dependent on the moving
object's speed and length of time it travels. The rate of travel
varies depending on the terrain being covered. In the case of
vehicular travel, tracked vehicles must cruise at a slower rate than
wheeled vehicles, to prevent excessive wear on the tracks.

The following tables are used in determining the distance a PC
can travel in a given situation. These tables are broken into the
following categories;

Normal: This is a walk with only normal alertness and care in
travelling.

Double Time: A quick march, almost a jog but not quite.

Searching: Taking time to look carefully through the surrounding
area.

Movement Under Cover: Taking advantage of all possible cover while
moving and trying not to be seen.

There is no maximum rated listed for vehicular travel as these are
determined by the specific vehicle type. The listings run much the
same as for foot travel with the following different movements rates;
Blackout: Driving at night using vision devices and having all
visible light turned off.

Cover and Movement: This is moving from one covered position to
another keeping a close watch on all activity in an area.

The tables list two numbers for most categories. These refer to
movement by Day/ Night.

FOOT MOVEMENT RATES IN METERS PER GAME TURN (10 Minutes)

 RoadsCross CountrySwamps or MountainsWater
Normal800/534400/267200/134270
Double Time1600/1068800/534400/267405
Searching Movement400/267200/134100/67n/a
Under Cover200/134100/6750/34n/a
Running2400/16021600/1068n/an/a
VEHICULAR MOVEMENT RATES IN METERS PER GAME TURN (10 Minutes) Wheeled Cross Swamps or Roads Trails Country Mountains Water Normal 4000/4000 3000/3000 1200/800 600/400 500 Blackout 1600 1200 800 400 n/a Searching 2000/2000 1500/750 1000/1000 500/500 n/a Cover and Movement 1000/1000 750/750 500/500 250/250 n/a Tracked Normal 2400/2400 1800/1800 1600/800 800/400 500 Blackout 1600 1200 800 400 n/a Searching 1600/1600 1200/1200 800/800 400/400 n/a Cover and Movement 1000/1000 750/750 500/500 250/250 n/a

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Project Director
 GM, 267 posts
 Papa-2
Sat 18 Jun 2016
at 01:39
Travel Times
ACTIONS
DEXACTIONS
0-4(may require a DEX task check to take an action)
5-101
11-162
17-243
25-304
31-355
36-406

EXAMPLE: Susan has a DEX of 21, and gets 3 Actions.

CONSOLIDATED ACTION TABLE
TASKACTIONS
Walk (PACE x 1)1
March (PACE x 2)2
Run (PACE x 3)3
Sprint (x 3 + Athletics DoS)3
Draw weapon/equipment1 per piece
Melee attack1
Melee defense/Dodge1
Duck for cover (within 1 meter)1
Dive for cover (within PACE meters)2
Snap shot1
Aim Weapon (negates snap-shot penalty)1
Single Shot1
Short burst (3-rounds)2
Medium burst/Full Autofire (4-10 rounds)3
Full-auto fire 11+ rounds)3
Reload weapon (box magazine/clip feed)1
Holster or sheath weapon1
Prepare explosive charge (set timer)1
Arm weapon (pull pin on grenade)1
Throw weapon1
Prepare disposable weapon/bow for firing2
Reload break-open/slide open grenade launcher2
Assemble weapon (scope, silencer etc.)2 per piece
Clear action (work action, clear jam)2
Unpack weapon or ammo from case/crate3
Aim or re-aim mortar3
Load revolver or belt-fed weapon3
Reload missile launcher (TOW/ Dragon)6
Reload crossbow6
Issue Verbal Command (E.g. “Stop!”)1
Open or close hatch or door2
Put on protective mask (gas mask)3
Don or remove protective suit30

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Project Director
 GM, 275 posts
 Papa-2
Sun 19 Jun 2016
at 04:11
Travel Times
SAMPLE AUTO-FIRE RATES

Short Burst: 2-3 rounds
Medium Burst: 4-10 rounds
Long burst: 11+ rounds

WEAPON                     MAGAZINE        CYCLIC RATE         MAX FIRE RATE/CT

SMG/ASSAULT  RIFLE
Ingram M10                   32 box           1100               32
Uzi                          32 box            600               32
Stoner M23 carbine           30 box        750-800               30
Stoner M22 rifle             30 box        750-900               30
M16A1                        30 box        650-750               30

MACHINE GUNS
Stoner MG Mk23/M207       150 belt        700-1000               60
M60                   100/200 belt             550               33
M240/FN MAG           100/200 belt    650-750, 950-1000      45, 60
M2HB .50 cal.             105 belt         450-600               36

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:26, Sun 19 June 2016.

Project Director
 GM, 433 posts
 Papa-2
Sat 25 Mar 2017
at 19:08
Travel Times
Encumbrance Rules

Good news! There's a House rule: we are using a form of the 3rd ed. Encumbrance rules to avoid the BS of 4th edition.

TMP 3rd ed. pg 33-34: Multiply STR by 3.5kg, then divide by 2 (or else multiply STR by 1.75kg).

This is the Maximum Basic Load weight which may be carried without penalty.

Every additional full 3.5kg is -2 DEX (not Action). If DEX reaches you may take only 1 Action per turn (DEX cannot go negative).

Tony