Carbon 2185 | A Cyberpunk RPG

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    1. Dragon Turtle Games 6-time creator on

      We had intended to also cover Hit Points in this update, but it got too long! They will come tomorrow!

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      daquack on

      So close to they way we adapted our game but slightly less crunchy

    3. Miguel Warlock Patreon

      @Webmaster (Creator) Spray attack is more in line with your description of a blind attack with cover an burst or full auto attack is more in line to your Spray attack area of effect.

      Is there any aim shot or sniper like attack?

    4. Dragon Turtle Games 6-time creator on

      @Miguel We tested several versions of an aimed shot, and we just couldn't find a way to make it work with bounded accuracy without making firearms too deadly and unbalanced. We're very happy with the way gun combat flows at the moment, but it is something we are still considering. There is still some time before we enter our final playtest, so it could still potentially make it into the final game

    5. Miguel Warlock Patreon

      @Creator I commented about aimshot in the general comment area. Is more bias to the to hit side than the damage side. You could restrict it to a specific class like the ranger or fighter equivalent. I use it with an HB archetype and is not OP as I explained you sacrifice your movement too. Give it a try.

    6. Miguel Warlock Patreon

      Aim shot is not compatible with autofire, sprays since recoil with mess it up.

    7. Miguel Warlock Patreon

      And you can have an aimshot with a shotgun with slugs but range is limited.

    8. Dragon Turtle Games 6-time creator on

      @Miguel Send us a message with all the details and we'll test it out as an Enforcer Subclass feature!

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      daquack on

      Re reading this armor has two benefits. The first is armor class boost means your harder to hit. Then a dr reduction or damage soak as well.

      Is that really needed as overcoming the armor class is the equivalent of finding a chink in the armor and overcoming the dex based dodging.

      Unless you include hit locations and determine if the armor covers that location or not it seems to be a bit off

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      daquack on

      Finding a *c h I n k* or gap in the armor. No insult intended

    11. Dragon Turtle Games 6-time creator on

      @daquack You're right, armor serves two very important purposes!
      Not everyone has armor, and those that don't, die very quickly when they're shot!
      From a purely mechanical standpoint, the AC is so that all our maths and the chances of being hit are nice and balanced, and the damage reduction is to allow us to make guns more lethal to regular, unarmored people without killing player characters or enemies in one hit.

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      daquack on

      Time to stock on armor piercing ammo then

      Interesting that ya doing think being easier to hit is penalty enough. Will have to wait to play a few combat scenes to figure it out

      How are the stealth mechanics? Most of the shadowrun I’ve run has been more about planning and sneaking and breaking into things than pure combat. Mostly because in shadowrun grenades indoors leads to red paste scenarios

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      daquack on

      Or chunky salsa

    14. Netobvious

      Very nice and follows the style of Starfinder combat. However, the run by the Cyberpunk against the Street Rat would to me provoke an attack of opportunity during that run into the open ground. Fortunately, the Street Rat already took a shooting action, so this could be him reloading, so unable to take that attack of opportunity.
      Still a nice combat system so far. :-)

    15. TaisonMor

      Would an aimed shot skill work by just giving advantage? Perhaps at the cost of giving advantage to anyone attacking you since you are taking the time to hold still and focus your shot?

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      daquack on

      I would say give up movement to aim. Single fire only gain advantage. Use a scope removes disadvantage for long ranges

      Sure it makes guns more dangerous. But it also makes the characters think more. The great thing about 5th ed is its simplicity. Things like adding dr and stuff just slow the game down.

      Want to lower damage potential? Allow dodge rolls against shots as long as player isn’t surprised.

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      daquack on

      Other option could be aim allows double proficiency bonus. But advantage is easier

    18. Phergus on

      So, if I understand correctly, the two "styles" would both use the same amount of ammunition it's just that in standard firing style all rounds would hit (or not) the target and in spray style any target in the cone might get hit by 1 of the rounds. Would there be a max number of targets that could be hit in spray style?

      And please don't use "style" in the rules. It conjures up images of idiots holding pistols sideways. Perhaps use "mode" instead?

    19. Lukas Buergi

      My thoughts about aiming would be to allow none or only very slight movement and only doing it on single attacks. Then giving an advantage on the hit roll. It seems enough to me.
      Using a scope would enable you to make attacks at long range without disadvantage. But give you a disadvantage on very short range (since there's no point-blank range in 5e anymore, I'm not sure how to handle this). I've tried using a scope at only a few metres and it becomes a lot slower than with classic sights on that short a distance.
      Definitely in favour of "firing mode" instead of "firing style"! Also I would propose for at least some automatic weapons, especially rifles, having a single fire mode as well.

    20. Miguel Warlock Patreon

      @Creator You got PM somewhere with the details. I renamed the HB subclass and detailed the features of the archetype as we are using it. In total disclosure I am running a lvl 10 character. Aimed Shot is explained. Hope it helps.

    21. Miguel Warlock Patreon

      Automatic Rifles and SMG should have selectable fire modes indeed. HMG and LMG auto only.

    22. Lukas Buergi

      I would agree with Miguel there about the firing modes. Though I could see there being an SMG with only auto mode, even if it is by modification.

      And I can guess we can safely say that people are passionate about their guns. But then truth be told, they are usually just passionate in general about the armament of their characters. ;)

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      Matthew Jorgenson on

      Will the game be counting bullets or is amount of ammo tracked by a more streamlined nebulous mechanic?

    24. Dragon Turtle Games 6-time creator on

      Phergus summed up the thinking behind the damage output, and the reason they're refereed to as styles in this update. Please be aware that certain terminology may change during production as we are still to go through several editorial revisions. There will be a maximum number of targets in each cone.
      We are planning on some auto only guns, don't worry about that.
      @Matthew yeah we track bullets, and not all bullets fit all guns. Money management plays a large part in the game RAW
      @Lukas People are super passionate about Carbon, and we love that! We're even more excited than you guys!

    25. Miguel Warlock Patreon

      And we are skipping melee. I guess that it is 5e plug and play.

    26. Miguel Warlock Patreon

      I guess that @Mathew is referring to the consumable's dice mechanics in some OSR games.

    27. Dragon Turtle Games 6-time creator on

      We use very much the same melee rules as 5e with some minor changes. We'll reveal a list of melee weapons during the campaign.
      Some subclasses are melee focused such as the Enforcer Blademaster

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      daquack on

      I fully expect to see mono Blade options for the stealth ninja of death as a playable option although in all of the shadowrun games I’ve run or played in since I started in the 90’s I’ve never once had a blade oriented player in the group.

      Sure they might carry knives or swords but to often defaulted to using silenced weapons instead.

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      Matthew Jorgenson on

      @Miguel kind of. I was thinking more about other games approaches to firearm ammunition. Some use a simple “crit fail means gun’s out of ammo and you have to reload.” IIRC Infinity RPG uses a “reload” mechanic in that you carry some # of reloads (clips) and you use those to power certain functions or boosted capabilities. Or was that Eaper Genesis’s rule...??? 🤔

    30. Miguel Warlock Patreon

      @matthew I player a ranger for several years so I am ready to count ammo. The problem could be in autofire mode but if you are clear about how many times you can use autofire per clip(or belt) everything is ok.

    31. Lukas Buergi

      Infinity's rule is as follows: Some weapons have special rules which mean that every shot will use up one of the reloads carried. But for most weapons, you never actually need to reload. They do however have another attribute called Burst. Using burst mode allows you to spend reloads up to the burst attribute (usually that will be 1 or 2). Each reload you use that way gives you an extra die on your hit check and increases base damage by one.
      The "no running out of ammo unless you crit" is a rule used in Edge of the Empire, for example. Though the GM may decide to use any despair or the respective amount of threat rolls on the dice for other things instead.

      As for autofire and amount of bullets used: As I mentioned prior, if it's supposed to cover an area of any size clearly bigger than a human body, you'll pretty much need a full magazin (and it's magazin, not clip, no matter what the SR rules say ;) ) to reasonably do so.

    32. Netobvious

      @LucasBuergi, the very first 2d20 game, Mutant Chronicles, uses that same reloads expenditure mechanic. It was designed by Jay Little, who also designed the Star Wars Edge of the Empire game system.

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      Brian Tait on

      Heres my take on aimed shot: Using a bonus action you may gain the benefit of one sighting device. You may not move more than half your movement.

      Some sample sighting devices:
      Standard Ranged Scope: Shots from long range are not at disadvantage.

      Night Vision Scope: may fire in darkness without disadvantage

      Movement Detection: Enemy target cannot use the hide action against you, unless they have total cover. one concern is the standard 5e phb/dmg rules work well for a one off they have enough interest for a full time campaign...ot seems like even fighter melee may be more interesting than firearm combat.