Posted by: Draza
But you thread is mainly play-testing rules, so giving every piece of information is not really necessary.
True, I don't need to know what color his tank was or anything like that. When I ask for data I need hard numbers so we can see what happened.
Here is an example of what I don't want as a report: (what is sad is that this is a real report)"Um, I used the vypers and they like totaly rocked with the rending cannons. I shot a bunch of stuff up and I think they made me win the game. Rending is too powerfull."Instead how about this:
Two double cannon vypers come up over the woods and unleash a volley of fire at a tactical sqaud. I score 7 hits and 2 of them are rending.I wound 6 of them and a total of 5 marines die. We can see by this the player had slightly above average rolls and the defender had below average rolls. Only 2 of the 5 killed were due to rending. Statistically speaking there should be 2 rending results in 12 shots on average and we see this plays out in this case.
Another example of what I don't want:"The BS upgrade on the falcon was completely overpowering. I hardly missed with it at all."
If he had kept a record of the important data we would have learned this: The falcon rolled a d3 getting 3 shots for the pulse laser and also had a starcannon and shuriken cannon. All weaponry fired at the terminator sqaud. Pules laser and starcannon each hit 3 times and the shuriken cannon hit 2 times (no rending). All to hit rolls were 4+ or better except for a single shuriken cannon hit that was a 3'. We now find that 7 out of 8 hits would have happened regardless of the BS upgrade.
This is the type of data I'm after.