Re: [Epic] Titan Legions

From: john <beckjoh1_at_...>
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 1997 12:57:28 -0800

Tony Christney wrote:
> >In message "[Epic] Titan Legions", you write:
> >
> >> [snip]
> >>
> >> Oh, and I almost forgot, there is now an almost universally despised and
> >> very poorly thought out psychic phase before first fire. This is the first
> >> thing that the people I game with agreed to completely ignore. It just
> >> causes way too many arguments.
> >>
> >
> >I'd have to disagree with you here, Tony. I really don't think the psychic
> >phase is all that bad, and I certainly don't think it is almost universally
> >despised. From what I've seen on this list, the opinion is more or less split
> >50/50 on whether it's a good thing to have. What the real problem with the
> >psychic phase is is not that it exists, but that the interaction of psychic
> >and warp-based powers with the rest of the system is neither consistent nor
> >in many cases clear. I suspect that if these problems with clarity and
> >consistency were resolved, no-one would have any problems with having a psychic
> >phase. In my opinion, a better approach than ignoring the psychic phase
> >completely would be to make a standard set of rules (probably based off of
> >Allen's Q&As) that applies to all psychic powers, and another that applies
> >to all warp-based powers/weapons that don't originate from some sort of psyker.
> >
> >Cameron Bentsen, Ottawa.
> This maybe true, but rather than have tons of house rules, we just decided
> to scrap it. I mean, is it really that necessary? TIMO, the system worked
> fine without it. After some heated arguments that seemed to come up as soon
> as we tried using the psychic phase, we just decided it wasn't worth the
> hassle, and agreed to scrap it. Maybe we were impatient, but we have had
> many fun games without it, very few with it.
> Tony Christney
> acc_at_...

In our games here we have never had any problems with the psychic
phase. I don't think that we are doing it wrong, so I don't really see
the problem. Of course we didn't play epic until TL's came out so we
didn't know anything else.

Received on Sun Jan 19 1997 - 20:57:28 UTC

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