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Trooper Specializations

  • [3:16] Abbatoir
  • Tue, May 17, 2011
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  • This hack brought to you by The Hand. Specializations will be allowed in Abbatoir until I decide they are jacking up my sessions (i.e. keeping troopers alive). :) Specializations Specialties are specific occupations held by a trooper. Any Trooper can choose to use a successful development roll to train in...

    Planet Rembrandt

  • [3:16] Abbatoir
  • Sat, May 07, 2011
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  • Shot opens on the planet Terra, pulling back as a flag bearing a winged skull fades into the background. "The Terran Expeditionary Force keeps this planet safe from the threats of the universe!" Several mug-shots of horrific looking alien species flash across the screen. "The Cairntu! The Conzu! The Freemen!...

    Planet Cezanne

  • [3:16] Abbatoir
  • Sat, Apr 16, 2011
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  • Brigadier Officers Banquet Brigadier Whitherspoon welcomes his officers to the 87th annual officers banquet aboard the Cosmic Nomad, and hopes you enjoy these rare and dangerous delicacies plucked from the surface of Planet Cezanne. The entrees on the menu have been collected from the planet by the troopers of the 16th Brigade...

    Saboteur to Grenadier

  • [3:16] Abbatoir
  • Sat, Apr 09, 2011
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  •   Following last nights session, I officially move to change Trooper Harps reputation to "The Blind Grenadier".    

    Planet Klimt

  • [3:16] Abbatoir
  • Sat, Apr 09, 2011
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  • Lt. Colonel Winterbright Operations on Planet Klimt initiated as planned. The Terran forces descended en-masse to the surface and advanced towards the estimated capital of the dominant native civilization. The 3:14 held the bulk of the center and conducted the primary offensive objectives, while the 3:16 was divided to cover...

    3:16 an Infrno favorite!

  • [3:16] Abbatoir
  • Wed, Apr 06, 2011
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  • Infrno has given 3:16 and Abbatoir a shout-out in the #10 newsletter, so thanks for that. They consider 3:16 a great system for Infrno due to it's ease of setup, learning, prep, and play. It's also one of the few existing games that successfully supports pickup games on the fly...

    Planet Caravaggio

  • [3:16] Abbatoir
  • Sat, Apr 02, 2011
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  • While schooling one of the other Troopers in his squad, a Trooper Nessy, Cpl Klondike was taken aside by Cpt. Armstrong and instructed to assemble a squad of six, and report for briefing. The corporal fumbled with this for a bit, having little command experience out of combat, but finally...

    Planet Picasso

  • [3:16] Abbatoir
  • Mon, Mar 07, 2011
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  • Captain Armstrong issued urgent orders to Sgt. Bell's squad: Drop to Picasso with a small team of technicians and help them locate a smart bomb deployed to the planet that failed to detonate and glass the continent. The squad formed up and jockeyed a drop-ship to the surface of Picasso,...

    Planet Holbein - The Cairntu

  • [3:16] Abbatoir
  • Mon, Feb 21, 2011
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  • Sgt. BellCpl. KlondikeTpr. Storm While in the armory, dressing down Trooper Storm for neglecting his maintenance duties, Sgt. Bell receives a summons from Cpt. Armstrong to report to the briefing room where he receives his orders. "A prisoner was taken by a forward observation post on Planet Holbien and interrogated....

    Duty

  • [3:16] Abbatoir
  • Mon, Feb 14, 2011
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  • Although the sources of off-duty distractions are limited, a Troopers life is heavily punctuated by one thing: killing. Squads are mustered, briefed, and equipped. Then after a short ride on a drop ship or in a pod, the shooting starts...usually. The average Trooper has only one standing order. "Kill as...

    Down-time on the Nomad

  • [3:16] Abbatoir
  • Fri, Feb 11, 2011
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  • Travelling the galaxy with the Expeditionary Force hasn't lived up to the promises made in the brochure; at least not for a Trooper. A cramped cabin containing a bunk-bed (which doubles as a cryo-bed for longer travel intervals) and a shared writing desk plays stand-in for the hammock on the...

    Player Quick Start Rules

  • [3:16] Abbatoir
  • Fri, Feb 11, 2011
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  • *Sorry, I realized this morning that this got posted to my personal blog, not the game blog.*   Player Quick Start Rules I've been asked to point to some quick-start rules for 3:16.  On a quick search I didn't find any published, but 3:16 is pretty quick-start on its own,...

    The Cosmic Nomad

  • [3:16] Abbatoir
  • Fri, Feb 11, 2011
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  • The Infiltrator class Cosmic Nomad, a massive cigar shaped battleship, slips through the darkness towards distant planets, it's Covenant Drive punctuating the void like a star. Two drum shaped modules mounted on the rear port and starboard flanks house the communication and sensor arrays, and amidships a belt of capsules, like a...