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HV5 High Versatility Energy Pistol

Large for a pistol, but not quite a carbine, the HV5 has a dynamic power core and fast cycling capacitor allowing the operator to switch between rapidfire at low power output, discharge the entire core in one shot, or something in between.

GC 500 New
Short Range: 6" per d6 rolled | Long: 120"
Damage Settings:
^ 01 Shot at 5d6
^ 03 Shots 4d6
^ 10 Shots 3d6
^ 35 Rapid Shots 2d6
^ 123 Rapid at 1d6

Rapidfire is semiautomatic, and cannot exceed (Experience Level) number of shots, rolling separately for each shot; Warriors count as (2xEL) for purposes of rapidfire with this weapon.

...No more than 172 shots may be fired regardless of die combinations before the power core must be replaced or recharged (GC 5). A fully charged HV5 power core has a 4d6 explosive radius of 3" if intentionally or accidentally damaged 5 or more HP; Saving Throw for half damage.
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I've seen the Basic D&D/EC conversion, and I tweaked it a tad for converting abilities from the d20 OGL to Encounter Critical.

Adaptation = STR+CON+DEX÷3
Dexterity = DEX
ESP = WIS
Intellect = INT
Leadership = CHA
Luck = Add all Ability Scores÷6
Magic Power = INT+WIS+CHA÷3
Robot Nature = CON
Strength = STR
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Thanks. I've thought about it and will post it so that we can keep the comments connected to the OPs of each.
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Legion McRae

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Hi All,
I have the hc of EC from Cumberland. Unfortunately it's binding is going to go sort of anytime.

Is there a pdf of it anywhere?
I've searched around but can't find one.
Thanks,
L
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Terrific! Thanks much +Bryan Wagner!
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Guy Hoyle
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All the maps by S. John Ross, which I have ordered from Redbubble.com:
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Guy Hoyle
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S. John's shop on Redbubble is now open! Posters, apparel, housewares, etc., all festooned with the artwork of the master of adventure. I ordered three posters, including a huge, orange-hued one of the Mighty Land of Vanth. I just ordered it yesterday and it's already been printed and is shipping now. Can't wait!
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Thanks for the link, Dan! 
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tim stephens

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Between the release of the new Star Wars film and a few other recent developments, I've developed a hankering to run an EC game. No one in my area likes EC, and my schedule is crazy so I'd run a play by post here on G+.

And I'd like to set it in a pre 1980 Star Wars setting, which is tailor made for EC.

Of course I didn't come up with the idea; Jeff Rients did, five (!) years ago. Here look at these links concerning the campaign and character creation. Go on, I'll wait.

http://jrients.blogspot.com/2010/10/ec-campaign-draft-handout.html?m=1

http://jrients.blogspot.com/2010/10/sometimes-players-need-help.html?m=1

Great huh? So if you're interested chime in. I know it's the holidays and such so I'll hang around with an idea to start in 2016.



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Thanks Jeff! It's funny to see I was very simpatico with you in regards to non human racial adjustments.
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Scott Lorch

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Is it just me or is EC the RPG equivalent to a cult movie?

I mean that in a true (scientific) sense of the word. It is relatively obscure, it is offbeat, it has a small following. It is not an RPG that apes (planetary or otherwise) the idea of cult movies but rather it evokes that same wild sincerity that cult movies come from in the first place.

That's the impression I get but what do you guys think? 
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"Encounter Critical" is the Zardoz of role playing games.
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Kyrinn S. Eis originally shared:
 
#encountercritical  

Oh, my!
Working on Phasic Cannon and later iterations of the same technology.  I'm trying for a Trek tech feel, and so far it is going well, including Shields and Power consumption.  As long as there is enough power, these craft are capable of awesome battles.

This is more along the lines of TSR's Knight Hawks level of maths but capable of FASA Trek level diversity of tech and tricks, rather than Star Fleet Battles (although I have been perusing my SFB library for inspiration).

This is taking Encounter Critical where no Encounter has gone before
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Thanks, +Scott Lorch.
True Scientific Realism is my Rule 0 when it comes to this project, and trying to make fewer typoes ;) than Hank did in the original.
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Jeff Rients

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Cover insert for my new campaign binder.  Art by Caza.   I would've used SJohn fonts but technical admin privilege nonsense made it a pain in the butt.
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Love that artwork!
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tim stephens

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All this Star Wars movie stuff has me thinking again about late 70s Star Wars. What follows, is of course, a no brainer.


http://encritgaz.blogspot.com/2015/08/space-rabbit.html?m=1

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That should be lepine.
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Dedicated to Encounter Critical, the game of True Scientific Realism!
 
Inspired by @Scott Wilson's post.

Here is my Version of the conversion between other games:

EC Attribute...Classic Game Conversions
Leadership....Charisma or APP
Robot Mind...(Str Mod. + 11 – Cha Mod.)
ESP...Wisdom or POW
Magic...(Wis + Int)/2
Luck...(Wis + Dex)/2
Intellect...Intelligence
Dexterity ...Dexterity
Strength...Strength
Adaptation...Constitution

My division of the nine Attribute Scores is done to further depict the setting and its distinctive outlook. With Robot Mind as a subset of Leadership, and both Magic and Luck as subsets of ESP, the ideas of the setting become clearer to everyone and help demonstrate the Vrun viewpoint on phenomena. Furthermore, I treat ADA as sort of Constitution, because I thought one was needed, and Camping and the physical aspect of Consume Alien both fit.
Converting from or to Classic Games, use the CGC column. I have introduced Score Modifiers to speed character generation, but these should also prove useful to those converting between EC and other older games and those based upon them. The old school Chaoticism percentile die system can either use the EC Ability Scores as skills, or simply convert the Attribute Scores and determine the particular Chaoticism rules set d% skills from them.
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Legion McRae

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Riffing off of +Jeff Rients' "You play Conan, I play Gandalf.  We team up to fight Dracula" and +Scott Lorch's "Is it just me or is EC the RPG equivalent to a cult movie?", as modified by Mr. Rients, I propose (as influenced by my comic purchases today):

Encounter Critical is like, "You play Tank Girl, I play Atomic Robo. We team up to fight Thoth-Amon."

GO!
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Too Scientifically Realistic.
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Wow! I haven't seen this game since I was in elementary school! So glad fans have brought it back. I remember playing a Frankenwookie in plate mail with my older brother's Saturday night RPG group. I don't remember any of the rules but I remember the ferocious battles against Phasic Hobbits and Vampiric Slugs. 
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My Frankenborg Crime Boss with Detachable Limbs was kidnapped by Limb Traders, who had been hired by his rivals. We got most of his body back pretty quickly, but it took forever to find his head. (I was trying to communicate with my party using gestures to communicate my location.) It finally turned up in the Bizaar of the Bazarre, in Blackhawk. Our party's Psychic Doxy Vulkin, Span'x,had to seduce the Cave Lizard proprietor so that we could steal it back. It reminded me of the chase scene in the market in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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Guy Hoyle
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Actually, I thought I might need a smaller Vanth poster for gaming purposes. It was the first one to arrive, and it came in yesterday. Shiny!
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It's the metallic photo poster, which explains the reflection. It's not quite Phasic Orange:", but I'm color blind enough to be unable to rxplain exactly what color it is.
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Jeff Rients

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So I guess I've been collecting inspirational EC-related images for a couple of years now.
In the beginning… belief and rituals shaped the first gods from the dreams of man. As the civilizations of man grew, so did the strength and influence of their deities. In return for sacrifice, the gods gifted their followers with mystic might. But the people wanted more than these gifts could ...
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Amazing! Just what I've been looking for!

Thanks, Jeff!
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Jeff Rients

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You know you're doing it right if your party looks like this.
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What's that? You need a PC for...something? Oh! Yeah, OK. Here y'go.
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+Doc Rotwang it was really cool to see. Thanks!
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Hi! Finally joined this community after lurking for a while. I have a blog called Mike's Amazing RPG Fun Pad, It has been irregularly posted on the past year or too but I have a mess of Encounter Critical stuff. Check it out!
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Will Arnold

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I now realize this belongs here.
Will Arnold originally shared:
 
Watching Teen Titans:
Cyborg
Space Princess
Half-demon
Shapeshifter
There's four classes for the RPG I want to play.
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tim stephens

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