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> Trollbows on Trollerblades., or, how fast do trolls go on inline skates?
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post Mar 2 2011, 07:58 AM
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My bow loving troll power gamer has found roller skates. According to the book they give him 1.5 running speed. That means that he clocks in at 52.5 meters a turn. My question is does that make him capable to chase down cars? Obviously not full speed cars, but what is the unit difference between car speed and foot speed? What units are vehicle speeds in? I'm guessing meters per second, but those seem really high in some cases. I might be blind, but I can't find them in the book.
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post Mar 2 2011, 08:21 AM
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They're in meters per turn (3 sec).

Just wait 'til he convinces someone to use the Movement power on him. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cool.gif)
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post Mar 2 2011, 09:22 AM
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Ok, so everything's in the same units. Chase turns are 1 minute and that helped confuse me. I wasn't quite sure. The player rollerblades constantly outside of character, I'm planning on making him take skills for it if he wants to pull something too crazy.
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post Mar 2 2011, 09:53 AM
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Or wait until someone brings a Surged Centaur with Celerity, Satyr Legs and skimmer disks (yes I know it's absurd) and outruns the cars.
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post Mar 2 2011, 10:09 AM
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QUOTE (Blade @ Mar 2 2011, 05:53 PM) *
Or wait until someone brings a Surged Centaur with Celerity, Satyr Legs and skimmer disks (yes I know it's absurd) and outruns the cars.

It doesn't say a centaur CAN'T have Satyr Legs (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Mar 2 2011, 10:24 AM
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QUOTE (phlapjack77 @ Mar 2 2011, 02:09 AM) *
It doesn't say a centaur CAN'T have Satyr Legs (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)


Dear goodness, this is scary as hell.
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post Mar 2 2011, 10:25 AM
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QUOTE (Blade @ Mar 2 2011, 10:53 AM) *
Or wait until someone brings a Surged Centaur with Celerity, Satyr Legs and skimmer disks (yes I know it's absurd) and outruns the cars.

uhm, do you know binky? ^^
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post Mar 2 2011, 03:27 PM
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QUOTE (Blade @ Mar 2 2011, 04:53 AM) *
Or wait until someone brings a Surged Centaur with Celerity, Satyr Legs and skimmer disks (yes I know it's absurd) and outruns the cars.


You forgot "with the movement power", now they outrun sound (several times over with a high force spirit), and can perform charges from outside the max range of most firearms.
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post Mar 2 2011, 06:35 PM
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The inline speed skating record, according to the always accurate Wikipedia, is over 12.7 meters a second, or 38 meters in a turn. Not bad, for a human.

A Troll with Celerity would have a running rate of 52(rounded down.) Adding skates or Satyr Legs(Not both. I don't think skates work like that.) would increase that rate to 78/meters per turn. Slower than a Honda Spirit, but faster than a Dodge Scoot.

Adding the Movement power would mean he probably couldn't maneuver fast enough to get out of the way of that wall he's about to run into. You're welcome, YouTube!
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post Mar 2 2011, 06:44 PM
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A skateboard with a lawnmower engine is faster than a Dodge Scoot.
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post Mar 2 2011, 06:48 PM
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If you want to know what it feels like, play City of Heroes with superspeed.
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post Mar 2 2011, 06:54 PM
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Now I'm thinking of a Trollbow doing a Rick Roll Drive-By on Trollerblades.
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post Mar 2 2011, 07:07 PM
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QUOTE (CanRay @ Mar 2 2011, 10:54 AM) *
Now I'm thinking of a Trollbow doing a Rick Roll Drive-By on Trollerblades.


Tollolololololololol
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post Mar 2 2011, 07:07 PM
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QUOTE (Blade @ Mar 2 2011, 05:53 AM) *
skimmer disks

forgot what book page those are on.
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post Mar 2 2011, 07:11 PM
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QUOTE (Fortinbras @ Mar 2 2011, 02:35 PM) *
(Not both. I don't think skates work like that.)

The way we understand that is if you want to use both you are adding the same half value twice, and there is no mechanical reason for them not to stack. They are, as it were, different types of bonuses. One is a leg bonus and the other is a gear bonus.
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post Mar 2 2011, 07:31 PM
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I see how having raptor legs makes you run faster and I see how having roller skates makes you go faster, but I don't think you would go any faster on roller skates if you had raptor legs.
The way I understand inline skating, I don't even know if you could skate properly with raptor legs.
We could always glue some Roller Blades to an ostrich and find out.

Also, is that the royal "we"?
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post Mar 2 2011, 07:36 PM
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QUOTE (Fortinbras @ Mar 2 2011, 03:31 PM) *
Also, is that the royal "we"?

"Is she really a princess?" "No, but do you want to tell her differently?"
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post Mar 2 2011, 07:57 PM
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QUOTE (Kronk2 @ Mar 2 2011, 08:07 PM) *
forgot what book page those are on.

Augmentation page 47.
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post Mar 2 2011, 09:04 PM
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QUOTE (Fortinbras @ Mar 2 2011, 02:31 PM) *
I see how having raptor legs makes you run faster and I see how having roller skates makes you go faster, but I don't think you would go any faster on roller skates if you had raptor legs.

Common sense doesn't matter once gamers set out to push something to the limits, or past them.
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post Mar 2 2011, 09:21 PM
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Common sense isn't that common.
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post Mar 2 2011, 09:26 PM
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QUOTE (CanRay @ Mar 2 2011, 04:21 PM) *
Common sense isn't that common.


That's why I refer to it as "Uncommon Sense" now.
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Okay, I found skimmer disks. Assuming your GM allows for cyberware replacement feet and the SURGE Satyr legs enhancement, your Troll is going 105 meters a turn. Since you can't add roller blades to skimmer disks, that's your tops before Movement. At that speed, your Troll is faster than a pick-up, but slower than a Sedan.
Pretty fast for a metahuman, but he's paid heavily for it in nuyen, Essence and Karma. Not to mention the fact that this is the future. Having some people run around with crazy super human powers is par for the course.
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post Mar 2 2011, 09:38 PM
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QUOTE (ggodo @ Mar 2 2011, 02:58 AM) *
My bow loving troll power gamer has found roller skates. According to the book they give him 1.5 running speed. That means that he clocks in at 52.5 meters a turn. My question is does that make him capable to chase down cars? Obviously not full speed cars, but what is the unit difference between car speed and foot speed? What units are vehicle speeds in? I'm guessing meters per second, but those seem really high in some cases. I might be blind, but I can't find them in the book.

Get him Raptorlegs and 16 Dice in Running(Specialised on CyberBlades)
and you'll have a Basespeed of 70 with aprox 5 Successes that'll be80M/T = 96 Km/h (IMG:style_emoticons/default/grinbig.gif)

He who dances with nearly 100 Km/h
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post Mar 2 2011, 10:01 PM
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QUOTE (Draco18s @ Mar 2 2011, 05:26 PM) *
That's why I refer to it as "Uncommon Sense" now.

"Quiet. My common sense is tingling." - Deadpool
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post Mar 2 2011, 11:22 PM
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QUOTE (Medicineman @ Mar 2 2011, 01:38 PM) *
Get him Raptorlegs and 16 Dice in Running(Specialised on CyberBlades)
and you'll have a Basespeed of 70 with aprox 5 Successes that'll be80M/T = 96 Km/h (IMG:style_emoticons/default/grinbig.gif)

He who dances with nearly 100 Km/h
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I'm so glad my Trollbow doesn't read Dumpshock.
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