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Icarus

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« on: <05-21-11/2100:21> »
My friend was describing in the new COD game there's a shotgun that apparently sets your 'victims' on fire. I was curious if such a thing was available in Shadowrun for his character. And if not, any suggestions for a house ruled version?

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« Reply #1 on: <05-21-11/2103:51> »
Honestly that sounds more like Borderlands to me, where weapons can have 'elemental' effects, such as explosions, fire, shock, and corrosion.

And yes, you can get shotguns that set people on fire.

If there is a CoD game with that, it only furthers my dislike for the series.

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« Reply #2 on: <05-21-11/2105:02> »
Uh, you can use flare rounds in your shotgun.  They're not that great, because they're, you know, flares, but there is a chance to set your target on fire.

Or, you can go crazy like I did and get an underbarrel flamethrower for your shotgun.
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« Reply #3 on: <05-21-11/2135:08> »
They're called "Dragonsbreath" Shotgun shells, and exist IRL indeed.  Not sure if they were around in Vietnam, and Black Ops was really, REALLY bad for accuracy of weapons.

I do know that they, apparently, won't work with Semi-Auto Shotguns.  Pull out your Pumps, people.  :P
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« Reply #4 on: <05-21-11/2148:14> »
Forgot about those.  Supposed to be a good way to ruin a gun.
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« Reply #5 on: <05-21-11/2152:13> »
Forgot about those.  Supposed to be a good way to ruin a gun.
Great against certain types of Vampires using Double-Barreled Shotguns.

Or so a Dresden Files character puts it.  :P
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« Reply #6 on: <05-21-11/2206:30> »
Uh, you can use flare rounds in your shotgun.  They're not that great, because they're, you know, flares, but there is a chance to set your target on fire.

Or, you can go crazy like I did and get an underbarrel flamethrower for your shotgun.


I like the sounds of a flamethrower.

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« Reply #7 on: <05-21-11/2207:59> »
Assault Rifle With a Masterkey System With and Underbelly Flamerthrower.  :P
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« Reply #8 on: <05-21-11/2228:05> »
My friend was describing in the new COD game there's a shotgun that apparently sets your 'victims' on fire. I was curious if such a thing was available in Shadowrun for his character. And if not, any suggestions for a house ruled version?
From my Weapons&Equipment text file:
Dragonsbreath rounds
These shells use low-explosive propellant charges to expel burning powdered zirconium out of the barrel, basically turning the shotgun into flamethrower.
When using these shells use tazer ranges.
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« Reply #9 on: <05-22-11/0020:25> »
We had these rounds in Cannon Companion back in the SR3 days. Did they not make it into Arsenal?

EDIT: Yep, Big D's Temper rounds, page 39 of Cannon Companion. Weird that they didn't make into the newer book.
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« Reply #10 on: <05-22-11/0048:42> »
Just stick with things that don't ruin your weapons and actually are cooler and scarier than dragons breath...

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« Reply #11 on: <05-22-11/0104:16> »
Hey, isn't there a backpack mortar system?  Or was that an AA missile launcher?  Because there's always White Phosphorus shells.  Or WP grenades.
Actually...can you load Willy Pete into shotgun shells?  Capsule rounds, or Silver bullets.

Capsule rounds filled with napalm.  Like a paintball gun full of holy water if you're fighting vampires.

Actually, on the high tech side, you could load your capsules with Surtr nanomachines.
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« Reply #12 on: <05-22-11/0121:36> »
Or, you know, steel shot or steel-jacketed lead.  If it ain't broke...  :P
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« Reply #13 on: <05-22-11/0724:28> »
...you aren't trying hard enough.
That'll hardly set someone on fire.
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« Reply #14 on: <05-22-11/0731:32> »
I guess some kind of phosphor or napalm round may work for short range options.
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