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Space Ship stuff

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:32 pm
by DoctorWho
How do scanners work? I was looking around, is it just a Computer Use roll against a pre-set difficulty for range?

Is there an opposed roll for attempting to fly stealthy? Like Pilot(Space), or is there a way to jamm sensors to not get noticed?

If I named a skill wrong, that's 'cause my core rulebook is currently half a state away right now, apologies.

Re: Space Ship stuff

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:37 am
by ShadoWarrior
Unlike with Saga Edition, FFG has abstracted sensor mechanics. While this gives GMs a great deal of flexibility it also lacks any sort of guidance and it's a gaping hole in the system. Enough of my ranting. For ships, you are correct that it is a Computers skill check, with the GM left to assign whatever difficulty they think is appropriate. And, IIRC, stealth applies a modifier to the dice pool.

Below are links to two threads on FFG discussing this topic: ... f-sensors/ ... emy-ships/

As you may know, I've got my own house rules for sensors. The FFG system expects GMs to treat the subject narratively. But, sometimes, players really need something a tad more detailed and structured.

Re: Space Ship stuff

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:44 pm
by DoctorWho
Yeah, I was planning on using your house rules, but I wanted to check that I wasn't just crazy and missing the section in the book on it.