Is there a demolitions skill?

LexAmissa
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Is there a demolitions skill?

Postby LexAmissa » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:11 pm

I was playing one of the Delphi missions where the characters have access to dynamite, det cord, and blasting caps. But I wasn't able to find a demolitions skill. Is there some kind of a skill check to use explosives?

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Spatula
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Re: Is there a demolitions skill?

Postby Spatula » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:17 pm

Explosives are in the Heavy Weapons table in the Gear chapter, so presumably they use that skill. I would probably use Heavy Weapons/Mind instead of /Dexterity for those kinds of weapons, though that isn't stated anywhere in the rules I don't think.

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Re: Is there a demolitions skill?

Postby TorgHacker » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:42 pm

LexAmissa wrote:I was playing one of the Delphi missions where the characters have access to dynamite, det cord, and blasting caps. But I wasn't able to find a demolitions skill. Is there some kind of a skill check to use explosives?


Only if it's important.

But no, there's no direct demolitions skill. Heavy weapons or science usually suffice.
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Re: Is there a demolitions skill?

Postby Greymarch2000 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:03 am

I believe there has been a profession: demolitionist referenced in one of the adventures somewhere but I don't recall where atm.

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Re: Is there a demolitions skill?

Postby Savioronedge » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:09 am

For placed, set, and triggered explosives, either by trap, time delay, or remote detonation, I strongly suggest Science...or a relevant Profession.

Thrown explosives with contact, proximity, or preset time fuses (ie. grenades) use Missile Weapons.

Fired, launched, or machine flung explosives ("Light the fuse and release the trigger on the trebuchet!") use Heavy Weapons.

Of course, just because I have used all three types in real life should not influence your choices...the rule of cool should SHINE with explosives in TORG.

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Re: Is there a demolitions skill?

Postby jhosmer1 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:15 am

Storm Knights usually have trouble keeping things from exploding, not the other way around. ;)

Of course, for stopping a bomb from going off, we would use a dramatic skill resolution.

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Re: Is there a demolitions skill?

Postby QuarrelBlue » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:28 am

Wasn't there a profession (demolitions) skill on Gears-Explosives section of Core Rulebook?
(I'm personally trying to create a Cyberpapal Resistance Demolition Expert Archetype, but this complex skill requirement makes it difficult...Practically this Archetype needs THREE "tag skills"... Heavy Weapons, Science, and profession (demolitions)!)

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Re: Is there a demolitions skill?

Postby jhosmer1 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:37 am

QuarrelBlue wrote:Wasn't there a profession (demolitions) skill on Gears-Explosives section of Core Rulebook?
(I'm personally trying to create a Cyberpapal Resistance Demolition Expert Archetype, but this complex skill requirement makes it difficult...Practically this Archetype needs THREE "tag skills"... Heavy Weapons, Science, and profession (demolitions)!)


If you want the character to be a combat type, Heavy Weapons would be the tag skill. If they are a support type,Science would be. You don't need profession (demolitions), per Deanna.

TorgHacker wrote:But no, there's no direct demolitions skill. Heavy weapons or science usually suffice.

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Re: Is there a demolitions skill?

Postby QuarrelBlue » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:23 pm

TorgHacker wrote:But no, there's no direct demolitions skill. Heavy weapons or science usually suffice.

I happened to see the Core Rulebook and unfortunately found EXPLOSIVES section calling for demolitions skill twice.

Torg Eternity Core Rulebook Page 166 wrote:Land Mine:
It takes a few minutes and a profession (demolitions) test to plant a device.

Dynamite:
Anyone can throw a stick of dynamite, but setting it up for maximum effect is a use of the profession (demolitions) skill.

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Re: Is there a demolitions skill?

Postby TorgHacker » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:25 pm

Disregard it then. We'll errata it to heavy weapons.
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