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Game News Colony Ship RPG Update #14: Gadgets & Grenades

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Infinitron, May 12, 2017.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

    Jan 28, 2011
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    Tags: Colony Ship RPG; Iron Tower Studios; Vault Dweller

    In a Colony Ship RPG development update published last year, Vault Dweller briefly described his plans for a class of upgradable tools known as gadgets, that will be able to apply various effects in combat. This month's update goes into further detail about that. Some of the gadgets have been split off, forming a new item hierarchy consisting of gadgets, Earth-made grenades, less sophisticated ship-made grenades, and combat stimulants. I quote:


    Energy Shield - generates a shield acting as cover (this way you don’t need to look for cover but can create it yourself); the shield absorbs X damage per attack until depleted, so the stats are:
    - damage absorbed
    - shield’s HP
    - recharge rate

    Reality Distortion Field – deflects projectiles, making much harder to hit you (i.e. THC penalty)
    - THC penalty
    - chance to deflect projectiles
    - duration (number of turns)

    Hologram Projector aka DnD Simulacrum aka that thing Arnold used in Total Recall – creates a copy of your character, drawing enemy’s fire. Since even today we have small plasma holograms you can interact with, it’s safe to assume that in the future this tech will be a lot more advanced so…
    - # of copies
    - THC penalty against the copies (distortion field around them)
    - copies’ HP

    Cloaking Field – makes you very hard to detect
    - chance that a guard won't see you if you're in his line of sight
    - defense against electronic detection systems (rank-based)
    - duration

    Basically, the bunker (energy shield), commando (disruption field; for characters who have strong offensive (high rate of fire, high crits, etc) as when the effect wears off if you're still surrounded by enemies, you're dead), confusion (hologram projector, works best with grenades), ninja-assassin.

    Only one gadget can be active at a time but you can activate a different gadget at any time. Keep in mind that activating a gadget will drain its power cell and you’ll have to recharge it which is costly, so you won’t be able to use all gadgets in every single fight. You will be able to upgrade your gadgets by acquiring higher quality power cells, emitters, pulsers, disruptors, reflectors, etc.

    Earth-made Grenades (rare; ace up your sleeve type item, save it for when you really need them like that mine fight in AoD):

    - Stasis Field – holds enemies within a certain area, they can’t be harmed while in stasis so it’s a divide & conquer thing.
    - Brainwave Disruptor – affects the mental state of an enemy, check against CON and INT, the effects range from doing nothing to going berserk XCOM style
    - Pulse Grenade - disables all active gadgets in a certain area and does damage to droids

    Ship-made Grenades (common and readily available)

    - Gas grenades (poison damage per turn, negated by gas masks)
    - Flashbang grenades (disorients enemies for 1 turn, PER penalties, negated by combat goggles)
    - Smoke grenades (conceals, THC penalties and reduces range for firearms, great for melee fighters, negated by thermal goggles)

    Combat Stimulants

    - Rapid Cellular Regenerator – restores HP per turn (the only form of healing in combat)
    - Motor Cortex Enhancer – same as AoD’s neurostimulant, extra AP per turn, limited duration
    - Neurotransmitter – similar to AoD’s berserk
    Also included in the update are a few new pieces of concept art and a user interface mockup. Looking good!
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  2. Aenra Guest

    This cannot come out soon enough.

    These guys have real talent and true potential, few do these days. Looking forward to buying multiple copies. Again. And speaking of which, lol
    I propose you shove more Jews into the ovens, speed up the process. 2032 seems so far away.
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  3. Goral Arcane Patron The Real Fanboy

    May 4, 2008
    Concept art looks great, especially the Factory:
    This isn't funny.
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  4. Aenra Guest

    Then don't laugh.
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  5. l3loodAngel Proud INTJ Patron Edgy

    Nov 19, 2010
    Attention whore
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  6. Fenix Cipher Vatnik

    Jul 18, 2015
    Russia atchoum!
    I'm here.
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  7. Lurker King Self-Ejected The Real Fanboy

    Jan 21, 2015
    I don't think that people like this complicated stuff anymore, VD. You should try something else, like geometric shapes.

    Last edited: May 14, 2017
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