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Offline ShadowFox89

Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #100 on: January 19, 2012, 09:19:33 AM »
 It's a minor thing. Hobbies are there to keep your character from snapping and going insane, which Ethnia will already have a problem with on account of her nightmares and short temper.

Offline Aoife

Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #101 on: January 19, 2012, 09:32:10 AM »
Karaoke is a perfectly valid Hobby :D

As for my character, they basically are a crazy Ashcroft family offshoot with a bit too much time fiddling with the inner workings of D-Engines and associated technologies.  I may have been at work Engineering some new surprises...

muahahahahaha

Offline ChaoticSky

Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #102 on: January 19, 2012, 09:52:00 AM »
It is!

In Keys case she likes dancing, probably did it erotically because it was easy money and its alot easier than getting a job on broadway or something more artsy, but shes not especially attached to that style any more than any other. In a ideal world, she would have been a dancer, but as is, she feels its ridiculous to pursue such a profession when theres a war on for our bloody survival, and it utterly blanks her that anyone would think differently.
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Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #103 on: January 19, 2012, 10:47:23 AM »
 I think Ethnia will have always been trained to be a soldier. Fighting is the only thing she knows, though outside of the cockpit she would be rather quiet and shy.

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Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #104 on: January 19, 2012, 04:08:28 PM »
Well, in terms of 'fast mechs' I've got a couple of choices.  The Auphan is a recon Engel capable of speeds to catch the fastest flying Migou mech (the Dragonfly, only 1 mecha is faster, and that's on the ground), and of course, beating the shit out of it.  If I'm going to be driving an Engel, the Auphan would be it.

On the other hand, being a mecha pilot means I'd get to drive all the Nazzadi mecha, and probably a few Sword-class ones, as well.  And the Nazzadi interceptor is the fastest armor out there, period.

EDIT:  Advice, please?

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Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #105 on: January 19, 2012, 04:41:10 PM »
  Hard to go wrong with fast response. 

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Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #106 on: January 19, 2012, 04:42:17 PM »
Indeed.  Speed is going to be key, I think.  Muse, you said Sean's Kakarembo was a stealth mech.  You decided which one, yet?

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Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #107 on: January 19, 2012, 04:50:56 PM »
Well, in terms of 'fast mechs' I've got a couple of choices.  The Auphan is a recon Engel capable of speeds to catch the fastest flying Migou mech (the Dragonfly, only 1 mecha is faster, and that's on the ground), and of course, beating the shit out of it.  If I'm going to be driving an Engel, the Auphan would be it.

On the other hand, being a mecha pilot means I'd get to drive all the Nazzadi mecha, and probably a few Sword-class ones, as well.  And the Nazzadi interceptor is the fastest armor out there, period.

EDIT:  Advice, please?
the way it looks to me;
Auphan: Power, Armour
Brushfire: Speed, Regen

the Auphan is undoubtedly the harder hitter of the two, while the Brushfire is faster, the Auphan has more armour and integrity, while the Brushfire regens faster (3, auphan has 2). Additionally, the Auphan is better kitted for close combat, mandibles with acid are nothing to laugh at, and the fog could help keep enemy fire off its back while it chews on some migou. While the Brushfire has superior utility, with its manipulator arms, escape pod, grave bombs and lightning gun

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Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #108 on: January 19, 2012, 04:53:17 PM »
There's one piece of info missing from your analysis.  Being a mech pilot (and thus a Brushfire preference) means that I can drive any of the mecha aboard the Victory.  If we need speed, then I can use the Brushfire.  On the other hand, if we're expecting heavy resistance, but not much in the way of speed, then I can pick a Blizzard or a Claymore.

If I go with the Auphan, though, that's basically the only thing I get to drive, due to how Engels work.

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Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #109 on: January 19, 2012, 05:07:18 PM »
There's one piece of info missing from your analysis.  Being a mech pilot (and thus a Brushfire preference) means that I can drive any of the mecha aboard the Victory.  If we need speed, then I can use the Brushfire.  On the other hand, if we're expecting heavy resistance, but not much in the way of speed, then I can pick a Blizzard or a Claymore.

If I go with the Auphan, though, that's basically the only thing I get to drive, due to how Engels work.
True to a point, i dont think they leave spare blizzards laying around, but if you could gets your hands on one sure. So you going mechpilot then?

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Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #110 on: January 19, 2012, 05:14:41 PM »
Rapier and Eclipse are your sugestions? I'll look them up.  Are they in the core book?

Sean's big on stealth with this book. 

The word Kakarembo is the title of a Hide and Seek anime. 

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Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #111 on: January 19, 2012, 05:16:58 PM »
Possibly.  The Auphan has 3 things in its favor as it stands.

1 - Armor.  Yes, the Nazzadi mechs have more regen due to higher DCS.  But the Auphan has, generally speaking, 1 more die worth of armor in both Trauma and Projectile category compared to most Nazzadi mechs.  Even the heaviest Nazzadi armor is 2/2, where the Auphan is 2/3.  And sometimes being able to prevent damage is far more important than being able to fix it.

2 - Sensors.  We don't really have a sensory armor in the group.  Meaning if we run into stuff like Dragonflies or Silverfish, they can wait to ambush us.  And ambush is one of the deadliest things in CTech, as I've found out from running the game in real life, since your defense roll is automatically 0.

3 - Engels, because of Regeneration, have only half the repair time of a standard armor.

Muse:  No, the Rapier and the Eclipse are the only mecha with a Stealth system that allows them to be hidden.  And yes, they're in the core book.

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Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #112 on: January 19, 2012, 05:29:29 PM »
I'm kind of leaning towards the eclipse for it's blend of speed and stealth.  It looks like the rapier has slightly better sensors. 

Can anyone give me a quick primer? 

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Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #113 on: January 19, 2012, 05:41:12 PM »
Okay.  Here's how the Eclipse and the Rapier stack up against each other.

Eclipse: Better speeds, on both the ground and the air.  The Lightning Gun the Eclipse carries is capable of hitting all targets within a 25 yd radius of wherever you fire it, meaning it's an excellent weapon for taking out groups, whereas the Rapier's Laser Cannon can only fire on 1 target per shot.  The Eclipse's Hyperedge Claws/Acid Drip combo also do better damage than the Rapier's Hyperedge Spurs at close range.  And actually the Eclipse has a just as many sensors as the Rapier does, though it's Targeting is 1 point less than the Rapier.

Rapier: The Rapier has better stat adjustments to the pilot's characteristics than the Eclipse - boosting Agility by 2 and Perception by 1.  The Rapier is also more durable than the Eclipse, its Integrity 10 (compared to Eclipse's Integrity 5) allowing it to take twice as much damage before it expires.  And while the Rapier's Laser Cannon doesn't do as much damage as the Eclipse's Lightning Gun, the Laser Cannon holds on longer, having a higher Failure Code - it fails at Critical Damage, whereas the Lightning Gun fails at Medium.

The real question is what you want to do with your mecha.  Eclipse is excellent for making hit-and-run attacks, using the Lightning Gun to damage multiple opponents, and then run away so it can set up another ambush.  The Rapier, on the other hand, might be able to last in a battle where the Eclipse can't.

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Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #114 on: January 19, 2012, 05:45:04 PM »
Should also add, dont feel this is the end-of for you, being a mech pilot, your a just a person in a cockpit, if you choose one and decide later on you want to do the other instead, you could probably get yourself permanently switched over with alittle good RPing. Only Engle pilots like me are stuck with our choice. So which pick whichever seems best, and wait untill you get a feel for it before worrying.

I spent hours debating between the Seraphim and the Chashmal specifically because i cant change later.
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Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #115 on: January 19, 2012, 05:46:44 PM »
Which is precisely why the game designers made the Engels as awesome as possible, to cover up for the fact that Mech Pilots get variety and Engel drivers don't.

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Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #116 on: January 19, 2012, 05:50:59 PM »
Smiles. 

Kakarembo must clearly be an Eclipse then.  :) 

Hide and seek.  Tag, you 4 are it...  If you survived the lightning damage, that is. 

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Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #117 on: January 19, 2012, 05:53:06 PM »
Oh I'm sure it does, atleased as a supporting skill, though one could probably make the case that singing from a script alone or with a few friends in a small room is radically different from singing your own songs to a real audience on a stage, in either case i was just kidding. Unless Ben has a devious plan, were probably the only ones youll ever end up singing for anyway. Dont change her on my account!

Macross 7 is awesome

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Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #118 on: January 19, 2012, 05:55:59 PM »
  By the by, folks.  I've got two people lined up for my hypothetical Eldritch Society game.  Anyone in here interested?

  Especially Ben.  I try to give my GMs first choice at my own games. 

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Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #119 on: January 19, 2012, 05:58:07 PM »
Smiles. 

Kakarembo must clearly be an Eclipse then.  :) 

Hide and seek.  Tag, you 4 are it...  If you survived the lightning damage, that is.

Just be warned.  The Lighting Gun has a fairly short range for a projectile weapon, and because you're a size Small mecha, it doesn't do that much damage.  You'll be relying on your Stealth System to get the drop on the enemy a lot for anything more than piddling damage.

To compensate for this lack of damage potential, you'll want to carry a handheld Charge Beam, which can really dish out the punishment, stealth or no.

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« Reply #120 on: January 19, 2012, 05:59:15 PM »
Macross 7 is awesome
if you make Migou weak to music, my character is going to kill herself.


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Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #121 on: January 19, 2012, 06:00:23 PM »
  By the by, folks.  I've got two people lined up for my hypothetical Eldritch Society game.  Anyone in here interested?

  Especially Ben.  I try to give my GMs first choice at my own games.
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Is this the same hypothetical Eldritch Society game that I was in, off E?

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Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #122 on: January 19, 2012, 06:02:01 PM »
  By the by, folks.  I've got two people lined up for my hypothetical Eldritch Society game.  Anyone in here interested?

  Especially Ben.  I try to give my GMs first choice at my own games.

 I would be down for that.

Offline Aoife

Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #123 on: January 19, 2012, 06:06:15 PM »
Oooo.... Yes for sure.  Eldritch society sounds amazing!


As for us Mech Pilots, remember that your Pilot skill level determine show many vehicles you can actually pilot.  If you're a Student, you can only choose one vehicle class.  At Master you can alternate between 5.  Just remember that, and you'll be fine ;)

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Re: CthulhuTECH: EVA and HPL s'mored in awesomesauce
« Reply #124 on: January 19, 2012, 06:06:49 PM »
I might also be interested, would need more details though.