Question by Mihity (GGG).
quote (GGG to Dr. Kromm) -----
Hello, Dr. Thank you for previous answer. I surprised to that
the mail returned after only an hour!
Today, I have questions about GURPS MECHA.
In Giant Force Swords, page 110, says "doubling the weight and...
adds...+2d(5) imp. damage and +4d(5) cut. damage.". I can't
understand this damage incleasing formula much. Is this inclease
armor divisor? Or is this mean that armor divisor is remain as "5"?
For example, if I make a Giant Force Sword that have twice weight
and cost, this damege is 4d(10) imp. and 8d(10) cut.? or divisor is
Laser is impaling type attack. And Mecha weapon table also says
it's true. Is this impaling bonus apply to mecha and robots?
quote (Dr. Kromm to GGG) -----
On 19 Dec 98 at 23:06, GGG wrote:
> In Giant Force Swords, page 110, says "doubling the weight and...
> adds...+2d(5) imp. damage and +4d(5) cut. damage.". I can't
> understand this damage incleasing formula much.
The damage divisor is explicitly mentioned in order to make it clear
that the added damage for big swords also gets the divisor. If you add
+2d(5) to 4d(5), you get 6d(5). If we had just said "+2d," it would
suggest that damage becomes 4d(5)+2d, which would be incorrect.
> Laser is impaling type attack. And Mecha weapon table also says it's
> true. Is this impaling bonus apply to mecha and robots?
Impaling damage is doubled after DR to reflect the shock and blood loss
caused by a deep wound inflicted on a living being. Impaling damage is
NOT doubled for normal, mechanical mecha and robots; exotic "machines"
made of living tissue *would* take extra damage, however.
Giant Force Sword #2