View Poll Results: Which of these is the best Ranged Weapon?

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  • Blasters

    24 38.10%
  • Bowcasters

    3 4.76%
  • Chemical-Propellant Slugthrowers (guns)

    6 9.52%
  • Disruptors

    1 1.59%
  • Flamethrowers

    3 4.76%
  • Flechette Launchers

    4 6.35%
  • Grenade Launchers

    0 0%
  • Railguns

    7 11.11%
  • Rocket Launchers

    1 1.59%
  • Sonic Weapons

    1 1.59%
  • Other (please specify)

    13 20.63%
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Thread: Best Ranged Weapons

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    Default Best Ranged Weapons

    Of the above choices, which one do you consider the best?

    Please restrict your "Other" replies to man-portable weaponry.
    Last edited by Kayle Skolaris; 18 November 2001 at 07:00 PM.
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    Best in what way? If its best weapon for a wookie... I'd say bowcaster... Against big vehicles like AT-STs and AT-ATs.. I'd say rocket launcher... But if its just general over all usefullness in combat situations most sentients would find themselves in, I'd have to go with a Blaster of somekind...
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    Best in your personal opinion...
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    well, blasters are more versitile and come in many different shapes and sizes. in my opinion they are the best overall weapon, with the others being more specialized.
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    I mostly agree with you with two exceptions. ChemPro Slugthrowers are easily more versatile than blasters (can be silenced and flash suppressed) and Sonic weapons have the potential to be nearly as versatile as a blaster. The one area where a blaster prevails over a sonic weapon is in a vacuum.
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    That having been said, I still like the flechette launcher best! 5D Speeder Scale in a multi-shot man-portable package!
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    Ya know what... I wish I could go back and change my vote to other... Death Star II superlaser...
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    I would go with a slugthrower. Even though in Star Wars, everything is more protected against physical attacks, just having an exploding bullet, acid-filled bullet, or just the plane old bio-chemical bullet just makes you wonder why people don't use them more often.
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    well, since i haven't really looked at much of what WEG put out i don't know much about the different slugthrowers so i don't all the different slugthrowers so i was just going on what i know maybe i need to read more WEG stuff.
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    True, blasters do more damage than slugthrowers. And they are used a bit more widely than slugthrowers. But the versatility of the slugthrower is much better. Like Kayle said, they can be supressed in several ways (sound, sight, etc) and work even in space. Plus, they different types of bullets out there, and the types of chemicals used to propell them is wide and vary.
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    Other: Far Sight XR-20 from Perfect Dark.


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    Mmmmm... Farsight... Campers bestest friend...
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    I chose "other". GM created weapons are best. I once created an "organic" weapon that used biologically created concentrated acid as a projectile. If it hit a soft target, it penetrated and then began to eat away at the insides of the target. If it hit a hard target, it would be stopped, but then the acid would kick in and possibly eat through the armor and into the target beyond. The acid would lose it's dangerous concentration the more it ate through, so that it didn't eat through the target, the floor, the ships hull and thus cause problems.

    So my choice is for GM created weapons being best.
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    Its all aobut using the Force to hurl a handful of pebbles at a squad of advancing Stormtroopers.
    i was more like uncle luke: a human weapon, point me at the bad guys and turn me loose. i knock ‘em down and everybody cheers. - Anakin Solo Hallucination

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    Originally posted by FrobiWanKenobi
    Its all aobut using the Force to hurl a handful of pebbles at a squad of advancing Stormtroopers.
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    My sole regret, as I initiate the scuttling sequence that will send my fusion pile critical, is that I will not be present in .03 seconds. I would like to watch as the Enemy try to vent an omnidirectional thermonuclear explosion into their research facility. - Bolo Unit Maldon, Mk. XXX Continental Seige Unit of the 3rd Battalion, Dinochrome Brigade.

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