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Jet Black
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 4:58 am    Post subject: Question about jet / rocket packs Reply with quote

We're playing Star Wars D6 for years, but somehow, this problem never came up before...

So, jet packs or rocket packs - they're described as having a certain (limited) amount of charges, and it is noted how far one can go with one charge. However, I don't know how using a jet / rocket pack affects the Move rate in combat. Is it one charge per round? Isn't that awfully fast? What do you say?

Thanks in advance for your opinions!
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say that you can use 1 charge in a round; while it's very fast compared to walking, I don't think it's terribly fast compared to speeders or other vehicles... and isn't that the point of a jet pack?
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't the closest thing we we see when boba uses his in rotj, it didn't seem super fast, but yes fast enough.

On that note, which is changed in the canon through rebels, jet pack or rocket packs? because there it was a sustained flight device with good speed and maneuver, though ezra did struggle learning it
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mamatried wrote:
On that note, which is changed in the canon through rebels, jet pack or rocket packs? because there it was a sustained flight device with good speed and maneuver, though ezra did struggle learning it


I'd say that jet packs are better suited to continous operation - it's even mentioned in the description of the device. I do like the tactical applications of rocket packs, however.
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Question about jet / rocket packs Reply with quote

Jet Black wrote:
We're playing Star Wars D6 for years, but somehow, this problem never came up before...

So, jet packs or rocket packs - they're described as having a certain (limited) amount of charges, and it is noted how far one can go with one charge. However, I don't know how using a jet / rocket pack affects the Move rate in combat. Is it one charge per round? Isn't that awfully fast? What do you say?

Thanks in advance for your opinions!


Using a jet pack is one charge per move action you wish, so theoretically one COULD use up 4 charges a round going all out.. And yes it IS awefully fast
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Wajeb Deb Kaadeb
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In 1E, the Jet Packs don't move any faster than Walking or Running. It's just another form of movement.

In 2E, the description of the pack tells you how far it can move. For example, the rocket pack in the 2E core rule book has 12 charges, and each charge can move the character up to 70 meters vertically or 160 meters horizontally.

Think of a "charge" as a "use". Use one charge per use of the pack per round.

So, it can fly horizontally for 12 x 160 m. = 1920 meters in 12 combat rounds (which is one minute of continuous use) before running out of fuel.
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