A typical conversation on my gmail...
(vcntmnd is my roommate Jesse)
vcntmnd: I just found GURPS WWII, and GURPS WWII Weapons Supplement
me: HOLY CRAPOLIES! I AM SO GM-ing the FUCK out of that!
vcntmnd: I'm reading it now, its pretty fuckin awesome
me: please tell me they have simplified dogfighting rules
vcntmnd: lemme look
vcntmnd: I'm seeing a few different versions of dogfighting rules
me: ...wheres the "blow the fucking Nazi's out of the sky" rules?
I think vehicles might have the best quick dogfighting rules
I can easily modify them if you think something is missing
me: yeah, I figured. Is there a skill set to dogfighting, or is it based mostly on "piloting"?
vcntmnd: ooh I just found a gurps wwii special forces supplement
me: HA! lol.
Jesse wants to be an airborne ranger...
vcntmnd: it looks like its detection piloting and gunnery
vcntmnd: it'd be easy to make rules as needed, HT rolls for blackout, or individualized maneuvers
me: sweet. I'd like to see "specilized" manuevers, like harder turns for pilots that can take them, etc. of course with me, theres the whole technical side of certian planes capabilities... ; )
....dont ever dive-bomb in a P-38... just warning you now...
vcntmnd: the ww2 books have prop hp, and wing hp that is lost in too steep of a turn, etc
its just a matter of balancing between style and bookkeeping
me: oh wow... it should be more of a matter of wing-shear... but ok...
me: is G-force taken into account for any of this?
vcntmnd: I only glanced at the rules, was busy reading about the mg42 with its 20 rounds/second
yeah gforce gets as complicated as you want it to
me: ....y'know, most german planes were equiped with those... on the wings and in the turrets... and they were built detachable...
vcntmnd: I got a plan. fly mustang, shoot down german, bail out, steal machine gun, win.
me: ...or... sneak onto german air base. Steal bomber... have 6 mg42's... win...
...OR... kill hitler=win.
build tower, become necromancer, build army of undead, defeat hitler, steal hitlers face, BECOME hitler, win.
...invite Hitler over, get him drunk, and invite over lesbian college girls = WIN!
invite over lesbian college girls, get THEM drunk, quit being such a nerd, win.
me: ....impossible... on both fronts... lets go with the Hitlers Necromantic Face plan.
vcntmnd: yeah.. thats what I was thinking too.
me: Hitlers Necromantic Face... sounds like a Death-Metal Band.
vcntmnd: I've already got a toon all rolled up, a dogfighting, zombie building, face-stealing, tumpet playing ww2, army-band private, named "Clarence"
me: ...is he secretly a cross-dresser? Y'know, when he's stuck across enemy lines?
vcntmnd: he kills enemy soldiers, cross dresses THEM, animates them as zombies, and pimps them out
"Hey, my Nazi-woman-man is cold!" I want my money back!
vcntmnd: it will say that clearly on the sign hung around the zombies neck, along with the prices, since zombies cant speak.
me: ...and they havent invented portable MP3 players yet... having one drag around a gasoline generator and a phonograph would probly be overkill, huh?
vcntmnd: overkills good, it's just not that economically feasible, the gas powered phonographs would be reserved for the best looking zombie-nazi-man-woman-hookers.
me: So all the scrubs just get signage... I see... you have an eye for marketing...
vcntmnd: and once the war is over, the zombies will be unecessary, and will be blend seemlessly with the members of the young republicans
a hidden army, lying in wait.
me: ...I thought that was what young republicans were... wait, is this historical fact?
vcntmnd: did somebody steal my fuckin idea?
vcntmnd: fuckin a, I kicked ass on that casserole
me: ...I'll try some tonight...
...casserole I mean... not zombie-nazi-man-woman-sluts...
Sent at 2:59 PM on Monday