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Old 06-06-2009, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Benjamin
So as a GM you could easily justify saving a desired target by saying the nuclear weapon targeting the location missed, got messed up by EMP, got shot down by an early Star Wars system, was a dud, only fissed but didn't fuse, hit a goose at launch, was made by the cheapest bidder, fried by a solar flare, incorrect targeting information made it hit Lake Titicaca instead or any number of things.
I did that when I was running a campaign -- I wanted Kennedy Space Center to survive, so the bombs destined for it (three, IIRC), hit well off the coast instead, though a small wave washed over the entire Space Center. The warhead destined for Kaneohe MCAS also missed by a country mile (I spent my teenage years there, and have a lot of fond memories).
My reality check bounced,

Entirely too much T2K stuff here:
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