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    Big Bang: The Illustrated RPG Guide to Firearms Special Edition $25.00
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    Big Bang: The Illustrated RPG Guide to Firearms Special Edition
    Publisher: Alternate Realities Publications
    by Todd F. [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 04/05/2005 00:00:00

    Great reference book for any modern Modern campaign.<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: The real life "stats" on the weapons.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: The ranges are kinda wacky for gameplay. But with a lil "tweaking" with GT it is all good.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



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    47%. That's the "tweak". The ranges in all the books of the series are based on real life, so it is the D20M core rules ranges that are wacky, not the Big Bang ranges. What this means is every weapon listed, excluding hand grenades, needs its range multiplied by 0.47 to determine an "accurate" range that fits into the sort of ranges provided for weapons in the D20 Modern Core Rules.
    Big Bang: The Illustrated RPG Guide to Firearms Special Edition
    Publisher: Alternate Realities Publications
    by Peter P. [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 08/26/2003 00:00:00

    A very good addition to the D20 system for all those GMs looking for a more realistic approach to D20 firearm combet. I'm not completely thrilled with the D20 firearm combat system but this product helped make it more palatable for me.



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    Big Bang: The Illustrated RPG Guide to Firearms Special Edition
    Publisher: Alternate Realities Publications
    by Chet C. [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 08/14/2003 00:00:00

    Like the ad copy says, this gives real world and gaming information on weapons -- not just guns -- used and being used during the war in Iraq. As with all Big Bang products, one of the best features is a short history of the particular weapons. In this case, this includes biological weapons - one of the best short pieces I've read on the subject. (Wish some of our briefings during Desert Shield/Storm had been this short and to-the-point.) And you might find the paragraph on "Ghost" Munitions most informative -- particularly if you're a gamesmaster seeking some diabolical ideas.

    As before, the photos are much appreciated. A few are grainier than we've come to expect from this series. And the first edition covers only real world data, D20 stats, and CyberThriller (as yet unreleased) stats. The updated edition is supposed to have Fudge stats and more weapons information. It's something to look forward to.



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    Big Bang: The Illustrated RPG Guide to Firearms Special Edition
    Publisher: Alternate Realities Publications
    by Kevin O. [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 08/06/2003 00:00:00

    What follows is the comment I left regarding the first book of this series, Volume 1 :-

    "I like this product because it presents game stats as a seperate item to the main body of info and with each weapon having its own page (i.e. you don't have two weapons sharing one page), you only have to print out the stuff you want. This also makes updating a hell of a lot easier as the author doesn't need to reformat the entire book and the user doesn't have to print out pages featuring weapons they have previously printed out. The author has also been quite happy to include good, clear pics to show what the weapon looks like.

    Also, having spent some time in the army, I get irate at game books that don't bother to research the facts. I figure that if I can go and buy a book from the local bookshop that gives me plenty of factual info, why the hell can't a company producing support products for their rpgs get the same info. Maybe I'm too picky but if I've spent money on an rpg product that ends up being less professional than what I could do myself, then I've wasted my cash. I did NOT have any such complaint with this series, in fact, I look forward to other titles in this series and only hope the author can get the time to put out more of them soon!"

    Too all of that I would like to add for this product:- At last, one book that gives me the biggest compilation of RPG-7 ammunition, 40mm low velocity ammunition (for M79, HK69, M203 etc type launchers) I have seen for a long time and some seriously thoughtful game rules for chemical weapons (because my opinion on the rules applied by D20 Modern to chemical weapons is for the authors of D20 Modern to get gassed and see what REALLY happens)



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    Big Bang: The Illustrated RPG Guide to Firearms Special Edition
    Publisher: Alternate Realities Publications
    by Kris S. [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 08/03/2003 00:00:00

    Very informative and a excellent resource for any modern game. I found the WMD Chemical Weapons useful for my terrorist game.



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