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Deadly Dance - Is this how the mission goes?

Discussion in 'ITS' started by k104agi, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. k104agi

    k104agi Member

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    Hello again, I am preparing for an upcoming tournament in my region.

    This one is about Deadly Dance mission.

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    HACK COMMUNICATIONS
    LABELS Attack.
    REQUIREMENTS
    • Only Specialist Troops can declare this Skill.
    • The Specialist Troop must be in base contact with a Console.

    EFFECTS
    • At the beginning of the second and third Game Round, before the first Player Tactical Phase, each player will take the highest WIP Attribute of his Specialists Troops in base contact with a Console and make a Normal Roll or Face to Face Roll using the WIP Attribute. The winner of the roll will Hack the adversary’s Communications.
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    HACKER BONUS
    Troops possessing the Hacker Special Skill have a MOD of +3 to the WIP Rolls necessary to Hack Communications. In addition, they will be able to make two WIP Rolls each time they spend a Short Skill to Hack Communications.
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    At first, I didn't understand why categories like 'Attack' or 'Short skill' were specified in deadly dance rules above. You get to roll at no one's timing, spending no order, then why Hacker bonus rule says that '...each time they 'spend a short skill''? but I think I get to know what this means?

    1) If you have specialist troops B2B with a console, you have a chance to make 'Hack communications' roll automatically. (You don't need to use this short skill in advance, nor can use this at your active turn by spending an order, anyway.)

    2) If the specialist was an hacker, you get +3 to the roll and make 2 rolls.

    Is what I understood right? How do you play Deadly dance?
    Thanks in advance! :smile:
     
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  2. Mahtamori

    Mahtamori Well-Known Member

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    0) Attack becomes relevant when you get Stunned or otherwise prevented from declaring attacks.

    1 & 2) on reviewing the mission, it seems like you have to spend a Short Skill to participate.
    That is, only specialists that are both in BTB and have spent a short skill will roll. Might be worth asking in the ITS forums, it's more likely to get an answer from @Koni there.
     
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  3. inane.imp

    inane.imp Well-Known Member

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  4. k104agi

    k104agi Member

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    @Mahtamori Thanks for your answer. I've posted same question on facebook, though answers from there support 'just being B2B with console and automatically you gets to roll' side. I think official answer from CB staff would benefit many gamers, and I hope it will come.
     
  5. Mahtamori

    Mahtamori Well-Known Member

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    Indeed, the answers you got on FB are the same as I've been playing it so far, but the language used makes little sense unless you also have to flip the switch.

    I believe in previous editions of ITS missions with similar mechanics, you had to flip the console and then got to FTF using any specialist not in null state, regardless where they were or had been.
     
  6. Arkhos94

    Arkhos94 Well-Known Member

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    I think it's an attack and it said you have to spend a short skill so your camouflaged specialist will decamo upon doing the "hack communication".
     
  7. Mahtamori

    Mahtamori Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but does this apply to all specialists or just the one with highest WIP? If it's a tie, who decides? Typically you can't declare skills unless you're spending an order, does it mean you declare this during an order or do you automatically declare the skill at end of turn? If outside normal order sequence, does it trigger mines? Can CrazyKoalas Boost against it?
     
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  8. Hecaton

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    The answer is probably something like "this mission was never playtested so idk."
     
  9. Dixi

    Dixi New Member

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    May I add another question?

    In this mission, how do you count objective points? Do you need to dominate only your assigned quadrant or both during the game? If only one, do you get your bonus point for dominating it more times than enemy at the end of the game?

    I'm confused here. As I read mission, "Dominate the Assigned Quadrants at the end of each Game Round" looks like you must dominate "the Assigned Quadrants", not "your Assigned Quadrant" so both. And "Dominate more Assigned Quadrants than the adversary at the end of the Game" reads like "at the end", not "by the end" so an instant condition.
     
  10. Marduck

    Marduck Well-Known Member

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    The way the mission is writtend is indeed confusing.

    Honestly I don't know about the necessity to use a short skill or not to hack communication in this scenario. We had the same question in the french forum and decided for the satellite purpose that you won't have to use a short skill. You just need to be a specialist (no a marker) in B2B.

    But if you read the original version of the mission in TAGline it's very clear that it is YOUR assigned quadrant that you have to dominate.