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Post Compendium 2e Rules Changes

When I got the Compendium 2e, I didn’t expect to ever need another revision to the rules again.  It turns out, though, that there’s quite a few good ideas that came later on.  Here are a few of the major rules changes that occured after Compendium 2e:

In ADQ 9/1, new AADA regulations required all competing vehicles to be able to travel 150 miles at their cruising speed.  Reflex rolls began to be set at 4 for all competitors.  (This of course made Driver skill much more important– level one and two each would increase the HC of the car by 1 automatically!)  Also, ADQ&A notes that anti-vehicular ammo (and various other odd “old school” equipment) ceased to exist.

ADQ 9/3 printed rules to fix the out-of-control oil gun action.  It no longer received the +4 bonus for targeting the ground and it made a smaller counter.

ADQ 10/1 printed the much needed rules from Uncle Albert’s Catalogue from Hell to fix Ramplates and Jump Jets.

Finally, ADQ 10/2 printed a new AADA ruling that measuring distances would be counted as a firing action.  (As a side note, this issue also featured a Backfire by David Searle that proposed a new system for creating a gas engine of any size, though I doubt they ever became official.)

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2 responses to “Post Compendium 2e Rules Changes

  1. Kizan November 6, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    Did the updates from ADQ make it into the 1996 release of the compendium released in the Deluxe Box set?

    Kizan

  2. jeffro November 9, 2007 at 9:02 pm

    I don’t know that one, sorry.

    From what I saw of it, it looked to use the dorky 5th edition style logo and all-new art– better than Tanks but not as kool as Speed, though. I didn’t know they were releasing Compendiums that late…

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