ValhallaGH wrote:pkitty wrote:So the real question here is "does the Boom Gun count as a rail gun for those rules?" To be safe, I've asked Clint what the intent was.
Yep, I noticed that. But being in the official answers forum, I couldn't comment. Then you made it relevant here.
I understand wanting to wait for him. I was the same way about the super powers required to be "space proof" in the second edition of the Super Powers Companion.pkitty wrote:I looked for more details in the core SW book as to whether an attack could be rapid-fire and area effect.
It is rare, because there are only a handful of grenade machine guns in the world. But there is precedent in the core rules, the 37mm AT Gun and 40mm Cannon have RoF 3 and 4 respectively, and place medium burst templates when using high explosive rounds. There's also the 20MGW laser, but let's ignore that. In the Hell on Earth: Reloaded setting there is a RoF 2 weapon using burst templates (40mm grenades; essentially the Mk 19 I linked above). Weird War 2 has a couple as well.
Not common, but it does exist.
For visualization, I just remember firing a burst of four to eight rounds from the Mk 19. Fun times (generally).pkitty wrote: I really do appreciate the feedback on them; I may not always agree with it, but I do always take it seriously and consider what may need to change.
In my opinion, the best attitude to take when on a gaming forum.Damien Magecraft wrote:Just a quick note about the boomgun.
While it does fire 200 1inch long flechettes those flechettes are projected from one shell (200 flechettes stacked in four rows of 50 inside a 7inch long shell). Making it an outlier (a sort of rail shotgun) in the railgun department.
Good to know, thank you. I was wondering about that, but don't own any of the books where the round is described in detail.
There's precedent for a high ROF weapon with AOE in the Player's guide iteself. Page 89 explains that all grenade launchers fire the same grenades as thrown. On page 93 The WI-GL20 Automatic Grenade Launcher has ROF 3 and Frag Grenades have Large Burst Template.