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Offline Aurelius 12

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Blast weapons
« on: February 15, 2011, 12:16:08 PM »
Afternoon all.

Quick question about the Area of a blast weapon. The LRB says that 'the area is the distance from the aiming point that the grenade's blast extends'. I presume by this that the area is actually the radius, rather than the diameter of the explosion? That's how I've always played it, but now I re-read the book it doesn't seem as explicit as I first thought.

Any help would be much appreciated!
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Re: Blast weapons
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 12:26:13 PM »
That's fairly explicitly radius, as it talks about how far it extends from the aiming point (although "aiming point" is slightly bad wording, as a grenade does not necessarily hit where it was aimed), ruling out a diameter measurement - which would be worded more like "number of yards across".
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Re: Blast weapons
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 09:00:26 PM »
Thanks for that. Yeah I just thought I'd read something which used the phrase 'blast radius' explicitly. Still, glad I'd read it properly!
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