2017-09-20, 12:08 AM (ISO 8601)
Re: D20 Modern RIFTS-style System Upgrade.
CORE DAMAGE CAPACITY (CDC)
This is the structural or core integrity of a creature or object. Any Creature or Object with 0 CDC and no MDC (see below) capacity is destroyed/deceased. Some creatures/objects may have no CDC and some MDC, these objects are jellies, liquid systems, ethereal or ghost-like and suffer penalties to interactions with the world due to a lack of ability to direct force or even interact with physical objects at all.
MEGA DAMAGE CAPACITY (MDC)
This is hard damage provided by armor, magic or some of form of protection. Most living creatures naturally lack MDC capacity, though most weapons will deal in MDC.
SDC Damage can be upgraded to MDC at 10:1 ratio. MDC cannot be used to substitute for SDC, but very high SDC can absorb MDC damage sources.
VITAL POINTS (VPS)
Vital points represent core physical weaknesses that can be destroyed to eliminate a creature of object. Almost all living things have only 1. If reduced to 0 a creature will be rendered incapacitated and will die in a number of minutes equal to half their CON score unless they receive emergency treatment. Permanent serious injury or disability may apply after recover.
When losing SDC make a Fortitude Saving Throw with a DC of 8+1/2 the SDC damage sustained for each attack (not total in a round etc. but each individual bullet for example). A failure indicates a wound has been lost.
ARMOR ABSORPTION TYPE
Armor of this type will reduce the damage from each incoming source - per hit - by the number indicated.
ARMOR DEFLECTION TYPE
Armor of this type will increase AC - reducing the chance to hit and cause any actual injury. Only powered armors are usually deflection types.
Some Advanced Armour types may utilize both systems.
ENVIRONMENTAL VS NON-ENVIRONMENTAL
Environmental Armor can worn in the vacuum of space or under the ocean (pressure tolerance may vary) and contains it's own method of supplying oxygen (or other gases/nutrients needed by the creature to survive).
Non-environmental armor may contain gas masks or independent oxygen supply, however it does not afford complete protection in extreme environments.
Last edited by Gaiyamato; 2017-09-20 at 01:54 AM.