I have a few questions for the ADQ&A Staff:
- How do you figure the damage for a car stopped in a flame cloud? Also, how do you figure the damage for a car going through several flame clouds? It seems to me that in reality, a car going 100 mph would take less damage than one going 10 mph.
- Can you use High-Temperature Flamethrower Fuel for Flaming Oil ammo? (for Oil Guns)?
- Since regular body armor doesn't protect from falls and collisions, will it be salvageable after a person falls?
- What do you do for control rolls when a car is traveling faster than 300 mph?
- When you fire a flare into the air, how do you figure targeting modifiers? What happens when you miss? How long does the light of a Starshell Launcher last, and at what radius?
- Imagine there is a Laser-Reactive web on the right side of a vehicle, and that side is hit with a laser which is guiding some rockets. If that side has a right front corner-mounted smoke- screen linked to the web, will the smokescreen block the laser so the rockets have no chance of hitting?
- If a WGM is fired on turn 1, for instance, and it reaches its destination in the middle of turn 2, can the person who was controlling the WGM fire another weapon before turn 2 ends? Are the distance modifiers figured for a WGM based on the distance it actually travels, or the distance between target and firer when the WGM is fired? What about sighting penalties (smoke, paint, etc.)?
- By the way, this is a brand new printer ribbon!
Chad Trujillo, Oak Park, IL
- Damage it once the first time it enters the cloud, and once at the beginning of the next turn (if the cloud is still burning). Damage it the instant it enters each flame cloud.
- I guess so, but I wouldn't want to clean it Out
- The Control Table in Dueltrack follows a fairly normal progression once you get above 225 mph. Simply extend the table as far as you need to.
- You don't, you can't, 5 seconds, and 20".
- No. The distance it actually travels. Visibility modifiers apply normally
- Glad to see it!
- Carbon-Aluminum Frames: Is the cost of chassis and suspension improvements based on the regular body type, or the cost of the expensive CA type?
- Assault Rifles: Can they use AP and AV ammo? How many GEs are spare clips?
- Does a vehicle equipped with an IR sighting system suffer any penalties for firing through smoke, paint or chaff? How about hand weapons aimed with an IR laser scope?
- Solar Panels: Can any vehicle mount one? Can some vehicles mount more than one, and if so, are the effects cumulative? Could you mount one on a trailer that you were towing?
- Why can't small ten-wheelers use car gas engines (ADQ&A 6/1)? In Duellrack (p.3), it says, "any size engine may be placed in any type of vehicle." It shouldn't unbalance play; referees are supposed to make gas engines rare with a capital "R," and any car engine big enough to move a ten-wheeler is sufficiently expensive, and it'd only be small ten-wheelers. So why not?
- What is the HC of a subcompact with a light suspension? An OR suspension?
Phil Radley, England
- The cost of the CA frame.
- Yes, 1/2 GE.
- Smoke, paint: Yes, it suffers the normal penalties. An IR laser targeting scope is worthless - you can't see where the beam falls.
- Yes. You can mount one solar panel for every turret position on a vehicle. The effects are cumulative. Yes.
- That's what oversized gas engines are for.
- A subcompact with light suspension has HC 2, one with OR suspension has HC 3.
- Can a vehicle's primary power plant be mounted in cargo space?
- Can a power plant be mounted partly in cargo space (for example, could a van mount a super power plant with 4 spaces in cargo and two in the main part of the vehicle)?
- Can an X-Ray laser use high-intensity optics, and, if so, at what cost?
- Is it legal to disqualify duellists for being rules lawyer jerks (like the one who made all these questions necessary, for instance)?
Ben Pierce, WashingtonviIIe, NY
- Absolutely not
- Sure, at the same costs as regular lasers.
- Of course. In fact, I heartily recommend iL If you don't like being that grossly unfair, there are other ways to deal with the scum:
- Every time he brings up an argument that really gets under the referee's skin, alter the victory conditions so that taking him Out becomes more attractive; i.e., + 1 point for anything done to him, cash bonuses (I recommend starting with $500 and doubling it as needed) or even skill bonuses for the one who gets the kill.
- Activate a hidden beacon in his vehicle. Preferably one that transmits his location and speed to everyone else's computers, giving them a + 1 to hit the offender. If he points out that the above rule doesn't apply to people without computers, slap a + 2 on him.
- Continue with the duel and don't let him know that you hate him. Next time you play and he weasels his way into the game, collect up everybody's vehicles and pass them to everyone else, giving the weakest design to him, and his design to another player (if possible, the one who hates him the most).
- Don't let him play until he wises up.
Can an RGM's targeting radar be used to illuminate a target without firing the missile? This would be useful to check for jamming, radarproof armor or chaff dispensors linked to a radar detector.
Ian j. Brotzman, England
- What is a helicopter's electronics bay, and what happens when it is hit?
- Under Superconductors in Uncle Albert's 2038 Catalog Update, it states that either power factors or maximum load can be increased by 10%. Is the bit about being able to increase max. load correct?
- Can a zero-space turret be targeted?
- Can a bazooka use a laser targeting scope?
- Does Impact Armor come in midnight blue?
Andrew Fraser, Inverness, Scotland
- The electronics bay is located immediately behind the power plant (if a helicopter has one at all), and is considered to house the electronic components that take up space (cyberlinks, long-distance radar, sound enhancement, etc.). When it is hit, one component within the electronics bay takes damage, and the rest passes through to the next component in line.
- The increase benefits both power factors and maximum load. The max. load note is for oversized vehicles.
- Sure, just like any turret
- Depends on where you get it
- Say that a car has four bumper riggers (mounted L, R, F, B) linked to a turret, and a car hits the trigger. Does the turret fire in the direction that the weapon last fired, or does the weapon fire in the direction of the bumper trigger that was triggered?
- In UncIe Al's 2036 Catalog Update, it states that antipersonnel ammo doubles damage to pedestrians. What does it do to other targets?
- Is the logic unit for LR webs in Combat Showcase still official?
- Is it possible to link a VMG in a turret to one in the front with a smart link, and put a cyberlink connected to the turret? Can you fire both with the +3 bonus?
- You have stated that submitted arenas must fit on a single 21" x 32" Car Wars map sheet. I have designed an arena that I would like to submit. One problem, though. It will fit on a Car Wars map - with a little cut here, some tape there. . . will that work?
Brian Futrell, Zebulon, North Carolina
- It will fire in the direction it was last pointed.
- Normal damage.
- Sounds interesting. . . I'd have to see it to make sure, so send it in.
A lot of people, everywhere
- How do these #l%@?! tire options work, anyway?
- How do these #l%@?! body modifications work, anyway?
Sorry, my fault Here's the order of modifications:
Kind of like doing your taxes, but more fun.
- Take a tire (std. HD, PR, or solid).
Thus, we could take a solid tire ($500, 75 lbs., 12 DP), steelbelt it ($750, 112.5 lbs., 16 DP), make it Radial ($1,875, 135 lbs., 15 DP), and fireproof it ($3,750, 135 lbs., 15 DP). Expensive, but worth every penny In case you're interested, a set of four of these will set you back $15,000 and weigh 540 lbs.
- Steel-belt it, if desired (+50% cost, +50% weight, +34% DP).
- Add Radial (+150% cost, 20% weight, -1 DP) or Off-Road (+20% cost, + 5 lbs. weight, no DP change) modifications.
- Fireproof it (+100% cost).
- Put it on a cycle (-50% weight).
- Here's how to get your custom body put together:
- Get a vehicle body
- Make it a carbon-aluminum frame, if desired (+300% cost, -50% weight).
- Take your favorite chassis and suspension mods based on the price found in 2.
- Streamline it (+50% cost, -10% spaces, rounded up), based again on the price in 2.
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