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Energy Torpedoes (from Extremis)

PostPosted: Tue 13 Feb 2018 20:01
by Morpheus
Does anyone know if Energy Torpedoes ever made it into the official rules? I just finished reading through Extremis and it seems like they are a further advancement (in some respects) of the Plasma Gun (Pg), but they definitely aren't Plasma Torpedoes (Pt) based on the description in the book.

The only place I've seen anything on Energy Torpedoes has been on Damon Bradley's site.

http://idahobeef.yolasite.com/starfire2.php

Re: Energy Torpedoes (from Extremis)

PostPosted: Wed 14 Feb 2018 00:21
by Cralis
Morpheus wrote:Does anyone know if Energy Torpedoes ever made it into the official rules? I just finished reading through Extremis and it seems like they are a further advancement (in some respects) of the Plasma Gun (Pg), but they definitely aren't Plasma Torpedoes (Pt) based on the description in the book.

The only place I've seen anything on Energy Torpedoes has been on Damon Bradley's site.

http://idahobeef.yolasite.com/starfire2.php


None of the Steve White/Charles Gannon books have been converted to Classic Starfire (yet), so none of the technologies have been created in the rules (yet).

They are not plasma torpedoes or plasma guns, which don't exist in the Weber/White/Gannon Starfire history. They are a pretty amazing weapons tech with the ability to switch between offensive fire, anti-small craft fire, and point defense fire...

Re: Energy Torpedoes (from Extremis)

PostPosted: Thu 15 Feb 2018 15:15
by aramis
Cralis wrote:
Morpheus wrote:Does anyone know if Energy Torpedoes ever made it into the official rules? I just finished reading through Extremis and it seems like they are a further advancement (in some respects) of the Plasma Gun (Pg), but they definitely aren't Plasma Torpedoes (Pt) based on the description in the book.

The only place I've seen anything on Energy Torpedoes has been on Damon Bradley's site.

http://idahobeef.yolasite.com/starfire2.php


None of the Steve White/Charles Gannon books have been converted to Classic Starfire (yet), so none of the technologies have been created in the rules (yet).

They are not plasma torpedoes or plasma guns, which don't exist in the Weber/White/Gannon Starfire history. They are a pretty amazing weapons tech with the ability to switch between offensive fire, anti-small craft fire, and point defense fire...

Sunds dangerously close to the TL 12 stuff from Nexus, really.

Re: Energy Torpedoes (from Extremis)

PostPosted: Thu 15 Feb 2018 15:26
by Cralis
aramis wrote:Sunds dangerously close to the TL 12 stuff from Nexus, really.


Don't forget that Classic Starfire subscribes to the idea that every couple of tech levels something new comes around to disrupt everything. Steve White and Charles Gannon have done a beautiful job of following the canon and priciples like that. Not just with technology, but in how it affected the entire known universe.

Weber and White apparently mapped out abit of the history and these ground-breaking technologies. There's nothing inherently wrong with it, but it does put on the pressure to keep inventing new stuff to keep it going!

Re: Energy Torpedoes (from Extremis)

PostPosted: Thu 15 Feb 2018 15:57
by Morpheus
aramis wrote:
Cralis wrote:
Morpheus wrote:Does anyone know if Energy Torpedoes ever made it into the official rules? I just finished reading through Extremis and it seems like they are a further advancement (in some respects) of the Plasma Gun (Pg), but they definitely aren't Plasma Torpedoes (Pt) based on the description in the book.

The only place I've seen anything on Energy Torpedoes has been on Damon Bradley's site.

http://idahobeef.yolasite.com/starfire2.php


None of the Steve White/Charles Gannon books have been converted to Classic Starfire (yet), so none of the technologies have been created in the rules (yet).

They are not plasma torpedoes or plasma guns, which don't exist in the Weber/White/Gannon Starfire history. They are a pretty amazing weapons tech with the ability to switch between offensive fire, anti-small craft fire, and point defense fire...

Sunds dangerously close to the TL 12 stuff from Nexus, really.

How do I get my hands on Nexus?

Re: Energy Torpedoes (from Extremis)

PostPosted: Thu 15 Feb 2018 16:51
by Cralis
Morpheus wrote:How do I get my hands on Nexus?


Sometimes you can find one or more of the original magazines on ebay.

Right now they are available as img scans inside the Legacy Package or the Ultimate Starfire Package. We have a project slated for our republication efforts to created them an omnibus-style product to sell through War Game Vault. ETA is unknown right now, but it was an excellent suggestion and we are going to make it happen.

Re: Energy Torpedoes (from Extremis)

PostPosted: Thu 15 Feb 2018 22:20
by Morpheus
Cralis wrote:Sometimes you can find one or more of the original magazines on ebay.

Do you know which issue of Nexus they were in? I found quite a few issues on eBay, and I'd love to have paper originals.

Re: Energy Torpedoes (from Extremis)

PostPosted: Fri 16 Feb 2018 01:08
by Cralis
Morpheus wrote:
Cralis wrote:Sometimes you can find one or more of the original magazines on ebay.

Do you know which issue of Nexus they were in? I found quite a few issues on eBay, and I'd love to have paper originals.


I don't offhand, but I might have some time tomorrow to look through the images and see if I can spot something that resembles what he's talking about.

Re: Energy Torpedoes (from Extremis)

PostPosted: Fri 16 Feb 2018 11:24
by Morpheus
Cralis wrote:
Morpheus wrote:
Cralis wrote:Sometimes you can find one or more of the original magazines on ebay.

Do you know which issue of Nexus they were in? I found quite a few issues on eBay, and I'd love to have paper originals.


I don't offhand, but I might have some time tomorrow to look through the images and see if I can spot something that resembles what he's talking about.

Thanks! No rush but that would be awesome when you get a chance!

Re: Energy Torpedoes (from Extremis)

PostPosted: Fri 16 Feb 2018 14:48
by coldsteel
Cralis wrote:They are not plasma torpedoes or plasma guns, which don't exist in the Weber/White/Gannon Starfire history. They are a pretty amazing weapons tech with the ability to switch between offensive fire, anti-small craft fire, and point defense fire...


Um, Plasma Guns are in the White/Weber verse... The Arachnids...?