Actually, as I remember from that thread, that particular outcome came from completely misinterpreting and misusing the rules, and as such was not a problem with the rules themselves.At least one person on here tried to use Dark Heresy's ranged combat system to represent a pistol duel, resulting in two characters standing stock still twenty paces apart missing a dozen shots at each other.
Well, not infinite, because you'd need an infinite number of people.In Pathfinder, every person in a grapple can move the entire grapple 5 feet per round. There is no limit to how many people can be in a grapple. And every one of them gets a turn.
Wait, no, I got that wrong. It's around 14 billion for lightspeed. But hey, the Earth's current population is nearly half that, so we could manage around 0.5c. And once we get out into space, that ought to be acceleration, not velocity.But if I'm working the math out right (Pathfinder rounds are six seconds long, right?) you'd need to coordinate around 14 million people to hit the speed of light.
Indeed. Even if both participants had the minimum possible Weapon Skill for a starting character, no applicable bonuses (unlikely with stationary targets), and were untrained with their weapons (is there actually a career that doesn't start with pistol training?), the odds of missing a dozen shots in a row are still somewhere south of 50%.Actually, as I remember from that thread, that particular outcome came from completely misinterpreting and misusing the rules, and as such was not a problem with the rules themselves.
ROFLMAOA few of the Critical Injuries result in Dark Heresy result in the target catching fire or exploding. This would be fine, except that if the target is carrying any ammunition then it also explodes... causing 1D10 + 5 damage to anyone within a few metres.
Some friends tried to argue that they could tie a single bullet to a chicken, throw the chicken at the enemy and then shoot the chicken. The chicken's poor toughness and wounds would almost guarantee a severe (explody) critical, thereby causing more damage than a single shot would...