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Pirates of the Aturi Cluster (PLAYTEST. Mynock Squadron- NEEDLES)

DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
edited April 2016 in Critical Failures
So this is going to be a playtest of Heroes of the Aturi Cluster, a Rebel Co-op X-wing Miniatures campaign, using Scum and Villainy.

Is this balanced? Probably not! Will this go well? Who knows!

Looking for up to 6 Squad members. People not in Bantha Squadron will get dibs for this playthrough, but as long as there's room they're welcome to play both.
@timspork's ghost @Farangu any interest?

The starting ships in Heroes is X-Wing or Y-Wing. For this we'll try making available the Z-95 with 6xp, M3-A Heavy Scyk (they get the title for free) with 7 XP, and Y-Wing with 8 XP. When you get to Pilot Skill 4 it opens up the option to switch to the Kihraxz Fighter, HWK-290, or StarViper

Z-95 Headhunter2atk/2def/2hull/2shld 6XP
Starting slots:
Missile
Illicit
Modification
3 EPT
4 Modification
5 EPT
6 Modification
7 EPT
8 Modification
9 EPT

Y-Wing 2atk/1def/5hull/3shield 8XP
Starting slots:
Salvaged Astromech
Turret (BTL-A4 Title)
Torpedo/Bomb
Torpedo/Bomb
Modification
3 EPT
4 Modification
5 EPT
6 Modification
7 EPT
8 Modification
9 EPT


M-3A Heavy Scyk 2atk/3def/2hull/1shld 7XP
Starting Slots:
EPT
Missile/Torpedo/Cannon
Modification
3 EPT
4 Modification
5 EPT
6 Modification
7 EPT
8 Modification
9 EPT

Here's the link to the PS4 ships and Pirate Talents

Mynock Squadron: ROSTER HERE



Backups for now:
@Albino Bunny
@see317
@MegaMek
@timspork's ghost

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"Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are smarter than one man. How's that again? I missed something" Lazarus Long

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  • Albino BunnyAlbino Bunny Quantronic Dreamgirl Registered User regular
    I uh, do rather like scum. Though other than the star viper the small ship selection is a bit limited. Be interesting to see how this works out.

  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    From reading the other one you guys are doing, this sounds awesome. However, I haven't actually had the money to buy in, so I have no idea how this game works. Other than explosions.

    "The shore does not dream of you." - Blind poet Gallan.
  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    I am interested!

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    @Brody @Uriel That's not a big deal to me. I like to think of these as learning experiences. Since it's being done as a group there's plenty of opportunity to discuss strategy

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    "Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are smarter than one man. How's that again? I missed something" Lazarus Long

  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    Perfect. Your other thread excited me, but for some reason I thought you guys were playing over Vassal, which I wouldn't have time for, but I can definitely make a showing on the forums frequently.

    "The shore does not dream of you." - Blind poet Gallan.
  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    It's on Vassal that I'm doing all the movement and rolls, but the players are just posting their desired moves/actions/targets on the forum. I shudder to think of the effort to get 7 people on Vassal at the same time.

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    "Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are smarter than one man. How's that again? I missed something" Lazarus Long

    Elvenshae
  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    I wouldn't mind giving this a go

    ElvenshaeFuselage
  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    @crimsoncoyote @admanb @Brody go ahead and select your starting ships and spend your starting xp

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    "Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are smarter than one man. How's that again? I missed something" Lazarus Long

  • DaypigeonDaypigeon Registered User regular
    I'd definitely be interested in this

    drugged-out Headhunter pilots don't get enough actual play

  • SokpuppetSokpuppet You only yoyo once Registered User regular
    I'm interested too!

  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    I'd like the fly an M-3A but I honestly have no idea how the system works.

    "The shore does not dream of you." - Blind poet Gallan.
  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    I'll take the Syck because I am not smart.

    I'm kind of thinking of just taking Predator but I'm willing to accept the possibility that that's stupid. However I've never played Aturi so I don't know. Thoughts?

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    @Brody if you go here this is a builder that has all the squad points mentioned next to the upgrades. When it asks you to select a faction click Scum, then select Serissu under the M3-A Interceptor list of pilots. You get to select the Heavy fighter Title automatically and then choose whether to take a Missile, Torpedo, or Cannon slot (I'll let your squadmates give their opinions on which to take). You don't HAVE to fill one of those slots, if you'd rather spend the points elsewhere

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    "Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are smarter than one man. How's that again? I missed something" Lazarus Long

  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    admanb wrote: »
    I'll take the Syck because I am not smart.

    I'm kind of thinking of just taking Predator but I'm willing to accept the possibility that that's stupid. However I've never played Aturi so I don't know. Thoughts?

    DO IT.

    Though I think you should maybe grab a Mangler cannon or something at least.

  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    Actually thinking about it, we can grab some ion and flechette cannons and possibly do some crazy lockdowns

  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Hmm... that's a good point. Those two dice are pretty poor and auto-crits against TIEs is strong. Maybe instead just do Mangler Cannon + Stealth Device?

  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    So after looking at the other thread, I see where I missed XP = Squad point cost.

    So marksmanship and engine upgrades would use the available experience?

    "The shore does not dream of you." - Blind poet Gallan.
    crimsoncoyote
  • Albino BunnyAlbino Bunny Quantronic Dreamgirl Registered User regular
    If there's spare squad slots here I'll play here or in both games based on how big people want the squads to be and if Damoons okay with me being in both.

  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Pilot Skills are actually 2xSquad Point Cost.

  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Actually, if no one else wants to play a Y-Wing I'll switch to that. I feel like we should have at least one source of consistent damage.

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    http://dockingbay416.com/campaign/ This is the link to the main Heroes Download so you can look through the campaign book and see all the rule changes

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    "Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are smarter than one man. How's that again? I missed something" Lazarus Long

  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    The campaign book said something about only being able to take mods and upgrades when starting. So that seems to preclude EPTs

  • SokpuppetSokpuppet You only yoyo once Registered User regular
    edited January 2016
    Our starting pilot skill is 4?

    The campaign book said something about only being able to take mods and upgrades when starting. So that seems to preclude EPTs

    EPTs are upgrades :-P
    Special pilot abilities are not.

    Sokpuppet on
    crimsoncoyote
  • DaypigeonDaypigeon Registered User regular
    i'm having some problems finding this in the rules - so we start at pilot skill 1, right? I see the rules for leveling up, but not what you start at.

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    You'll start at Pilot Skill 2 (So that you're better than the Imps) Also, as the leader of the X-Wing Minis League I use my GM power to bestow the title of Mynock Leader on @crimsoncoyote which means you automatically get the title of Squad Leader. For the purposes of this game you can use it on equal PS allies

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    "Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are smarter than one man. How's that again? I missed something" Lazarus Long

    Sokpuppet
  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    You start at two. Most ships don't get an EPT slot until PS3, but you can see in the chart in the OP that the Syck gets one to start with.

    Sokpuppet
  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Yeah, I'm giving Scyk an EPT and Heavy upgrade off the bat to help combat its squishiness

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    "Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are smarter than one man. How's that again? I missed something" Lazarus Long

    crimsoncoyote
  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    Sokpuppet wrote: »
    Our starting pilot skill is 4?

    The campaign book said something about only being able to take mods and upgrades when starting. So that seems to preclude EPTs

    EPTs are upgrades :-P
    Special pilot abilities are not.

    Right, duh. Silly me.
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    You'll start at Pilot Skill 2 (So that you're better than the Imps) Also, as the leader of the X-Wing Minis League I use my GM power to bestow the title of Mynock Leader on @crimsoncoyote which means you automatically get the title of Squad Leader. For the purposes of this game you can use it on equal PS allies

    :snap: Thanks!

  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    In that case, I'm thinking shield upgrades, and proton rockets. Or engine upgrades. Why are there so many options.

    "The shore does not dream of you." - Blind poet Gallan.
    crimsoncoyote
  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Brody wrote: »
    In that case, I'm thinking shield upgrades, and proton rockets. Or engine upgrades. Why are there so many options.

    $$$

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    "Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are smarter than one man. How's that again? I missed something" Lazarus Long

  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    If I read this right, the Heavy upgrade merely offers us the chance to buy a secondary weapon, we still have to pay for the "ammo," right?

    "The shore does not dream of you." - Blind poet Gallan.
  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    Why do you tempt me so, moon

    hnnnnnng

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    And only one spot left....

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    "Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are smarter than one man. How's that again? I missed something" Lazarus Long

  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Brody wrote: »
    If I read this right, the Heavy upgrade merely offers us the chance to buy a secondary weapon, we still have to pay for the "ammo," right?

    Correct. The upgrade gives you the loadout slot, but you still have to pay for anything you put in the slot.

    Worth noting that torpedos and missiles are limited use, but they recharge for each mission.

    crimsoncoyote
  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    Here's what I'm thinking:

    M3-A Heavy Scyk Interceptor
    - Squad Leader (0)
    - Mangler Cannon (4)
    - Experimental Interface (3)

    Any thoughts?

  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    Do cannons count as Action: abilities? Or does the focus/target lock/etc count for Experimental Interface? Either way, if I feel like stress is a pretty stiff penalty. I have also never played, so, pound of salt and the like.

    "The shore does not dream of you." - Blind poet Gallan.
  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    @Brody No the cannons are Attack actions, so you don't have to target lock or focus in order to use them like you do with missiles and torpedos

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  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    edited January 2016
    M3-A Heavy Scyk Interceptor
    - Shield Upgrade (4)
    - Proton Rockets (3)

    Provided this isn't a terrible idea.

    Brody on
    "The shore does not dream of you." - Blind poet Gallan.
  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    @crimsoncoyote Your pirate subordinates are trying to usurp you already! Only one Squad Leader is allowed, @Brody , and that's crimson :P

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    "Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are smarter than one man. How's that again? I missed something" Lazarus Long

  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    Sorry, I thought we were pirates.

    "The shore does not dream of you." - Blind poet Gallan.
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