Hey guys, I wanted to make a quick post today regarding our coming White Hacking Device, as it seems there’s still some confusion about why our oversized hacking device is now useful.
Read the fine print!
The White Hacking Device effectively grants Sixth Sense Level 2 throughout our enemy’s Hacking network. This is stellar –especially considering the price for the White Hacking device did not jump up, yet also dropped by -0.5 SWC.
The provision is more generous than you might imagine: Say you have a White Kamael, who is near an enemy’s Pitcher. Nomads’ turn. A Wildcat Fireteam swings around the corner, with the Wildcat Hacker and his Combi + Flamethrower bearing down on you. This would normally play out poorly, but the White Hacking Device changes this: If the Wildcat Hacker is within 8 inches, you get that fine print Sixth Sense stuff. But even if the Wildcat Hacker isn’t within 8 inches, you still would get that fine print Sixth Sense stuff, because of the nearby Pitcher (Repeater). So, your White Kamael can delay her ARO until after the Nomads player declares both skills of his order, and then you may respond to the Wildcat’s Hack, Combi, or Flamethrower as appropriate.
Or, say you are fighting PanOceania this time, and your White Kamael is on the other side of a wall, where an enemy Fugazi purrs. Again it’s our enemy’s turn. 16 inches away, a TO Camo marker moves in Line of Fire of your White Kamael. You delay, as normal, against the Camo marker. The Camo Marker reveal to be a Swiss Guard Hacker, and he fires his MULTI Rifle at your White Kamael. It’s still up to you how you want to suffer that ARO, but you won’t be suffering Surprise Shot, in any case, because the Fugazi’s Repeater is providing you with access to the Swiss Guard’s Hacking Area to respond to.
This evening, Dasaan is finally (belatedly) entering into the Flamestrike campaign, so we should have a voluptuous battle report up sometime soon. The new Tohaa “How To” and “101” category of articles did not quite get finished for this week, but, as you have probably seen from the banner, I am wrapping up the graphics:
Anyone will be welcome to reuse or repurpose the images, and if you guys like, I could create a library of the .png or .xcf downloads for your own use. In the meantime: