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> Monobolo , Mononet ammo ?
post Jul 30 2006, 12:50 PM
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Has there ever been other types of monowire weapons? I love bolas/bolos? And i was also thinking about a weapon like the predator has that shoots web net that tightens?

My mono bolo idea is that its a ball with two or three tips or spikes around the center. You throw it and mechanisms in the ball make it spin and it releases the tips/spikes which are attached to monowire. When you pick the bolo back up you just press a button and it retracts the wire.

My other idea is some kinda net gun. It either shoots out 2 bullets/spears/tips/spikes with a single piece of wire between them or 4 things and a net.

possable? not possable? suggested stats?

Shit i think i would make a character specializing in chucking bolo's if these existed hehe.
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post Jul 31 2006, 01:04 AM
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Officially, there were bola shotgun rounds in Cannon Companion that were described as being attached by monofilament strands... but they only increased power and called for a knockdown test, so it's likely they didn't use that monofilament. There were also net guns written up in the Corporate Security book and Cannon Companion.

Though printed materials aside, I had a GM once who gave my char a couple boxes of bola rounds that used cutting monowire - which came in handy when we had to hole up in an abandoned hotel in Azania after tweaking off a pack of feral sasabonsam. It was more a cutscene rather than a full dice-rolling combat, so the actual damage code wasn't really an issue - but I'd assume either rendering damage as a successful monowhip strike or the "running into monowire" dcode would be appropriate. Maybe even bumping the wound level up to D b/c of how much more force would be behind the hit when the wire wraps around you.

As for regular bolas - I'd imagine you could use a hybrid of the net and bola round rules - standard to-hit and dodge test using Throwing Weapons, and if you win, they have to resist Knockdown. If you used monowire to connect them, a damage-soak test wouldn't be out of line, probably using the "walking" modifier.
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