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Henrik Schmidt
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I'd like to read some fluff descriptions of abilities and equipment.

How is a taunter drone working ?
Why is the flashbang returning overseers adrenaline ?
How do lab samples work ?

There is more.
 
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All of the Ghin creatures have a degree of psychic ability. The taunter drone produces a combination of annoyance/distraction that likely incorporates many different things such as the psychotronic tech the countermeasures specialist's suit uses and simple pheromones.

The flashbang is simply my attempt to create a stun like effect. it disturbs the overseer's plan by stealing his adrenaline.

The lab samples are a nod to LEVEL 7 [ESCAPE]. In that game we explain that the aliens are attracted to the humans based on their fear. So the lab samples are test tubes filled with adrenaline filled blood, or something similar. This concept was the inspiration for the entire adrenaline system in this game, and influenced other things like the taunter drone concept.

I like to leave a lot of these kinds of things to the player's imaginations. For example, I picture the hobbler drone as a high tech bear trap/RC car combo, but you can think of it as whatever you want.
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Thanks for your quick replay, Will. I'd like to read some more fluff as it helps for immersion. Of course I can imagine it myself but not all players can and like to do.

I think the flashbang is a bit too abstract in its effect. The overseer can still activate the 'stunned' minions as normal. Why not simply just disallow activation for minions in the aura or reduce their effectivness ?

Whatever, I voted this game 9 by reading the rules and missions and hope it will hold up to this. Looking forward to the announced FAQ being released before our first game.
 
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There is some text about the commandos at the back page of the mission book. The heavy guy has two majors with suma cum laude but only an intelligence trait of 2 ? Come on, this is unfluffy !
 
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What are vent rat drones ? Rat like drones crawling into vents so there are less clones which can exit alive ?
 
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