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Is Santa's sleigh too weak?

 
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wedge_hammersteel
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:52 pm    Post subject: Is Santa's sleigh too weak? Reply with quote

Our group had a Santa battle last night. I, as Santa, went up against 2 Orion Light Raiders (I hope I recall that correctly).

Santa is 150 BPV so the opponent criteria was about 75 BPV for both Orions. Malleman and Hod K'el chose all phaser 1s for option mounts.

Both Orions basically stayed together, concentrating their fire on a single shield. I tried to keep a fresh shield at them.

Santa's 360 degree photons helped as both Orions were aiming at Santa's rear shield. It eventually came down. Santa's was trying to reach Earth to deliver his toys.

In the end, Santa scored some internals on Orion #1 and almost destroyed Orion # 2 before becoming a fireball himself.

Two points of discussion:

Santa's Sleigh had 4 frame boxes, 150 BPV and Damage Control of 6. I think the frame boxes should have been set to 6 to make the Sleigh tougher and more in line with the BPV and Damage Control Rating.

Why were Santa's main weapons set as Photons? Is it becase Santa = Earth = Federation = Photons? I would like to try three option mounts. You never know what kind of goodies Santa has in his sack. I would like to try Santa with 3 disruptors.

A final note: I dont think the PDF card for Santa's Sleigh should be listed under the category for Monsters. It should be moved to the General Category. Very Happy

Anyone else do a battle with Santa's Sleigh?
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Kang
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well to be fair, in the Master Ship Chart, he's under 'Monsters and Heroes'. Which category you should put him in probably depends on your point of view Smile
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Hod K'el
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And that will teach that fat Human to fool with our cartel! Giving toys away when you can sell them at inflated prices! What kind of idiot is he? Has he never heard the saying, 'There is profit in peace'? Has he not heard of profit margin? And he tried to undercut Orions on top of all that!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Santa will try again next year. He is swapping some toys to the Klingons for some Disruptors.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Santa should have taken those Orions off the naughty list... permanently. Then done his deliveries.
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Kang
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wedge_hammersteel wrote:
Santa will try again next year. He is swapping some toys to the Klingons for some Disruptors.

I take it that means his escape pod has been picked up already?
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USS Enterprise
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why in the world is there a santa vessel Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because it was fun, released at X-mas time, and SVC has a sense of humor.
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Hod K'el
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

USS Enterprise wrote:
Why in the world is there a santa vessel Shocked


A better question would be...why not? It would explain how he gets those toys to all the boys and girls...think orbit and transport.

And with Santa's toy shoppe at the North Pole, it explains why we are not the ones causing global warming!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made a scenario for him once. I'll try to find it...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should replace those photons with Mistletoe Launchers.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would Mistletoe Launchers fired between adjacent ships cause one of them to tractor the other??? Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys are CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rolling Eyes

But, well, why not I guess.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked THEY KILLED SANTA? Shocked

Guess that explains why I didn't receive my lump of coal last year. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The demise of legendary figures often evokes strong responses in those that love them.

For example, my wife is a Scot but doesn't usually talk with too strong a Scottish accent. Some years ago now we were watching an episode of the Gerry Anderson series 'Stingray' with my sons, who were only young then (both grown up and married now).

In this particluar episode, for whatever arcane reason, the super-submarine 'Stingray' had been taken to Loch Ness in Scotland, where - again for whatever reason - it was attacked by the Loch Ness Monster. Gung-ho Troy Tempest, the captain of the Stingray, promptly torpedoed the sucker.

My wife's indignant response, in the strongest possible Scottish accent, was 'Nooooo! Ye cannae kill Nessie!'

O' course, we all fell about laughing Laughing

Actually, turns out it was only a robot, but I can still hear her saying that phrase.....
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