Post by bigjackbrass on Jul 3, 2014 15:12:16 GMT -5
A few weeks ago I finally got around to picking up a copy of Kevin Dockery's The Armory Volume 1 (which I think we can safely say now is the only volume we're ever going to see), a firearms catalogue with MSPE stats. It's only taken me the better part of thirty years. To be honest I'm not particularly bothered about different firearms - a gun's a gun as far as I'm concerned and I think that many games try to differentiate too greatly between them - but there are interesting bits and pieces in here, things that might make for quirky and intriguing scenario elements. The strange, silenced Welrod pistol, for instance, is a fairly useless general purpose firearm but that wasn't the point: it's designed for a quick and quiet kill, an assassination weapon not an action movie handgun. Or the Liberator, an exceptionally cheap and (by all accounts) awful pistol designed for the express purpose of killing an enemy soldier so that you can steal his gun instead.
The book dates from 1983, so of course it can't include anything more modern, but it surely includes plenty to satisfy most gamers. Do any other MSPE players have this book and use it? Any thoughts?
Post by chairmanaeon on Jul 9, 2014 11:30:19 GMT -5
Had a copy and abused it all through the '80s and early '90s when it started showing it's age. Used it far beyond MSPE because it catalogued some much stuff from WW1 to the '80s. Not sure what happened to my copy. Ironically I never owned MSPE, my friend did. It was our goto game into the '90s for modern games regardless of genre.
PS: The game stats were tweaked from the formulas for making your own damage based on muzzle velocity and bullet weight.