Heavy Ordnance
 A Reflex Roleplaying Game
 by Christopher Blankley
 In the fourth grade, Mrs. Watkins gave me a D in Mathematics.
 I was not a happy camper.
 Now she's a blood thirsty demon from the seventh plane of hell,
 And I have a Mini gun with 2000 rounds of HESH ammo.
 Mrs. Watkins,
 Class is back in session.
 Legal Notice:  Heavy Ordnance and the Reflex System are (c) copyright
 Christopher Blankley and Reflex Systems.  Unauthorized repoduction for
 profit is prohibited.
 Section I:  Character Creation
 I.I  Prelude
 	You had always known that School was hell, but now-a-days your
 sure of it.  A runaway nuclear reaction in the cafeteria meat loaf had
 blasted portions of your Elementary School into the nether regions of
 hell; and all of your teachers have been possessed by brain hungry
 demons.  Now there's just you, the stockpile of armaments from the local
 National Guard base, and two years of DOOM experience between the safety
 of home, and eternal oblivion.  Good thing your mother packed you a
 lunch, your going to need it.
 I.II  Introduction
 			"I do if for the kicks, baby."
 						-Biker Chick, Wild Rebels
 	Welcome to Heavy Ordnance, the second Roleplaying Game to use the
 Reflex Roleplaying System.
 	Heavy Ordnance is a satirical Roleplaying Game where the players
 play prepubescent school children with large military surplus weaponry.
 A nasty accident, involving some weapons grade plutonium and the
 cafeteria meat loaf, has blasted portions of your hometown into the many
 levels of hell; and all citizens the elder side of puberty have been
 turned into brain sucking monsters.  Luckily, your Elementary School was
 built next door to the local National Guard base, and yourself, and the
 rest of your fifth grade class, have armed themselves.  Now all you have
 to do is figure out which end of the bazooka is the business end, before
 the Principle smashes down the door and snacks on your entrails.
 I.III  The System
 (The below discussion assumes that the reader has a basic understanding
 of Roleplaying theory:  Players, Characters, GM, dice, etc.  If you have
 never played a Roleplaying Game before... Go find somebody who has, and
 ask them!)
 	Heavy Ordnance uses the Reflex Roleplaying System, a system
 designed to be easily adapted to any type of game you wish to run.  The
 rules here explain the system in terms of Heavy Ordnance setting.  To
 use it in terms of another campaign setting may require a few
 I.IV  Character Creation
 	"Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard, grow big,
 						wear glasses if you need 'em"
 								- the Webb Wilder Credo
 	Like all Roleplaying Games, all the players must have a Character.
 Character creation in the Reflex system is very similar to that of many
 other Roleplaying Games.
 	Take a look at the Character sheet that comes with this game.  You
 can see that it is divided into two main sections:  Attributes and
 	Although the values in these two sections are determined in
 different manners, they are recorded in very much the same fashion.  On
 both sides of each skill and attribute there is a blank.  The blank of
 the left is for recording the point value of that skill or attribute.
 (called from here on pips) This is on a scale from 0 to 150, and relates
 the incremental value of the skill or attribute.  This is the value that
 will be changed through the gaining of experience and the advancement of
 the character.  This value is hardly ever used in game play.
 	The blank on the right is the dice value of the skill or
 attribute, and relates the number of dice that skill or attribute can
 donate to a dice pool.  The dice value of a skill or attribute is
 determined from the pip value of the skill or attribute according to the
 chart below.  The dice value is only changed through the increase or
 decrease of pips, it can never be changed on its own.
    Pips		    Dice
   0 to 9			0d
  10 to 29		1d
  30 to 59		2d
  60 to 99		3d
 100 to 149		4d
 150 up			5d
 I.V  Age
 	The first thing you have to do when creating a Heavy Ordnance
 character, is to determine his age.  This is important since none of the
 characters will be over 13.  You are free to choose what ever age you
 wish.  Its good to be older, 'cause your bigger, and you can pick on
 character's who are smaller than you.  But remember:  The older your
 character is, the closer to puberty he is; and the close to puberty one
 is, the close to being a brain sucking demon one is.  If you plan to use
 a character for very long, A nice comfortable single digit age may be
 more your style.
 I.VI  Determining Attributes
 			"Well, aren't you a big fella!"
 						-Mr. Mental, The Tick.
 	There are nine attributes in the Reflex System (Well Being,
 Strength, Agility, Perception, Endurance, Dexterity, Wits, Willpower, &
 IQ.), divided into three categories (Physical, Mental, & Averaged).
 Only in two of these areas are pip values actually rolled (Physical &
 Mental), in the third (Averaged) the value for an attribute is
 calculated as an average of attributes in the other two areas. (Strength
 averaged with Willpower equals Endurance, etc.)
 	Physical			Averaged			Mental
  	Well Being		    	Perception			 Wits
 	Strength			Endurance		         Willpower
 	 Agility				Dexterity			  IQ
 	For all the attributes in the Physical and Mental groups roll
 2d100 and divide it by two.  This is the pip value for that attribute.
 Round all values up.
 	To determine the pip value for Perception, average the pip values
 for Well Being, and Wits.  For Endurance, average the values for
 Strength and Willpower.  For Dexterity, Agility and IQ.
 	(We'll follow the creation of the character of Jeff (Sniffles)
 Smith for an example of the Character Creation system.  We must start
 with some concept of the character we wish to create, I decide that
 Sniffles is a 5th grader (11 year old), and an avid Dungeon & Dragons
 player (nerd).  He has taken up arms, with his fellow students, against
 the forces of evil.  He hopes to find some use for his chemistry
 knowledge he has amassed on his own with his chemistry set.  Hmmm...
 	To start I roll up his attributes.  For Well Being I rolled 38 and
 20 which averages to 29.  For Wits I rolled a 73 and a 27 which averages
 to 50.  With these two terms I determine his Perception to be 40
 (29+50/2=40).  I roll a 17 and a 23 for Strength, which gives me a 20.
 I roll a 48 and a 32 for Willpower, which gives me 40.  That makes
 Endurance 30 (20+40/2=30).  I get a 69 ([64+73]/2) for his agility, a 66
 ([63+69]/2) for his IQ, which would makes his Dexterity 68.)
 	Next we must determine the Dice value for each of the attributes
 according to the chart above.
 	(Sniffles has 29 pips in Well Being which gives him 1 dice (hence
 the name sniffles, I would guess).  He has 20 pips in Strength which
 gives him 1 dice there also.  His 69 in Agility gives him 3d there, and
 his 40 in Perception gives him 2d there.  30 in Endurance equals 2d
 (just), and 68 in Dexterity equals 3d.   50 in Wits gives 2d there, and
 40 in Willpower gives 2d also.  Finally his 66 in IQ gives his 3d.
 	All in all, Sniffles is an interesting character:  Not strong or
 fit (classic nerd), but intelligent and quick.  Sniffle should make for
 some interesting roleplaying.)
 	This is the extent of determining your character's attributes.
 For a full description of each Attribute see Appendix A.
 I.VII  Determining Skills
 		Because to the intensive study methods employed by the
 American School system, characters in Heavy Ordnance are amazingly
 skilled for their age.  (You there, stop laughing, this is serious!).
 Each character has 200 pips to allocate through their skills as they see
 fit..  No one skill can have more than 100 pips at creation, but apart
 from this rule, there are no restrictions on how the player can allocate
 his skill pips.  How can an 8 year old learn Heavy Weapons skill?
 (click-ching) Smile when you ask that Pilgrim!
 	Then determine the dice equivalent for each skill that you
 allocated pips in (using the chart above.)
 	For a full description of the skills see Appendix B.
 	(Back to Sniffles Smith.  He has 200 pips to allocate through his
 skills.  Realizing their importance to weapons to a game like Heavy
 Ordnance, Sniffles puts 30 pips in both rifle and pistol.  He puts 10
 pips in Heavy Weapons, just to make sure he doesn't blow his own head
 off during the game.  He puts 30 pips in chemistry (remember the
 chemistry set?), which leaves him with 100 pips.  Looking over the
 character sheet, he decide to put 30 pips in Explosives, 10 pips in
 Drive, 10 pips Research, 30 pips in Dodge/Dive, 10 pips in to Hand to
 Hand, and 10 pips in Computer Operations.  Hey, you never know!)
 I.VIII  Sub-Skills
 	(Note: This section is optional)
 	You will see that there are 8 skills on the character sheet that
 are starred.  These skills differ from the other skills in that they
 have sub-skills within them.  Sub-skills are used when the main skill is
 to broad to allow effective use of the skill in a specific area; but
 knowledge of the main skill in a different area can be used in the new
 	For example:  Say a person who can speak French encounters a
 Spanish speaker.  Although he won't be able to understand the Spanish
 speaker, he will be able to pick up general grammar and meaning through
 the knowledge of his French.
 	A character divides the pips he has in the particular skill into
 the various sub-skills.  i.e. a character with 2d in Linguistics can
 divide that 30 pips into various languages.  For every 10 pips a
 character has in a specific sub-skill one level of difficulty is removed
 from the roll he is trying to make.
 	Back to the French speaker above.  Say he has 30 pips in his sub-
 skill French.  In his conversation with the Spanish speaker the
 difficulty would be at 9.  But if he was trying to converse with a
 another French speaker the difficulty would be reduced to 6.
 I.IX Determining Exceptional & Detrimental Abilities.
 		"So Tick, can you destroy the earth with your super powers?"
 		"E-Gad!  I hope not!  That's where I keep all my stuff!"
 							-Tick & Interviewer, The Tick.
 	At the bottom of the character sheet you can see a section called
 Exceptional & Detrimental Abilities.  To determine these there are no
 dice to roll or charts to pick from.  This is the player's opportunity
 to round his character off as he wishes.  The player determines what
 Exceptional and Detrimental Abilities and the GM assigns a dice value to
 that choice.  This is easy enough with things like Exception Sight, Hard
 of Hearing, Lightning Reflexes; but it isn't so easy with things such as
 Luck, or Blindness.  If the GM and the Player can't come to some
 conclusion, the GM's word is final.
 	There are only two rules you must follow:  1) For every die of
 Exceptional Abilities you must take a die of Detrimental Abilities.  2)
 You can have no more than 3d of Exceptional Abilities.
 	When creating your character for Heavy Ordnance, remember that the
 game is supposed to be satirical.  If your exceptional, and detrimental
 abilities are totally off the wall, all the better.  Be creative, be
 funny, be weird.
 	GM's Note:  I'm sure you can see that possibility for abuse here
 is very high.  It is up to you to keep the players in line.  This should
 be fine in your game but if players are bringing in characters from
 someone else's game it may cause problems.  You are fully justified in
 allowing the character in you game and disallowing just its Exceptional
 & Detrimental Abilities.  Its your game after all.
 	(Hmm...  What kind of Abilities would Sniffles have?  Lets see...
 	For his exceptional ability I decide to give him Alchemy at 2d.  I
 guess he learned more than anyone could have guessed with his chemistry
 	For his detrimental ability I will give him 1d in sneezing (always
 at an inopportune moment), 1d in short sighted (glasses), and 1d in
 permanent wedgie (ouch).)
 I.X  Determining Hero Points.
 	These points are used by a player's character to do exceptional
 things.  They will be explained later in Section II.XIV Hero Points.
 For now all you need to know is all character get 1d3 points.
 	(For Sniffles I roll 2 Hero Points.  Good , he's going to come in
 I.XI  Determining Morality, Method, & Drive.
 				"Bite me!  It's fun."
 					- Crow T. Robot, Mystery Science Theater
 	As you can see from the character sheet each of these three stats
 has two options.  For Morality, either charitable or selfish; for
 Method, either conformist or rebel; and for Drive, either pacifist or
 militant.  A player must choose one option for each stat.
 	An essay could be written one each one of these choices and its
 relevance to a character, but for our part we only have to think of them
 as a leaning.  Theses are not dogma that the character follows, only the
 way they go about there business.
 	Their effect on the game is to determine when a character regains
 Hero Points.
 	(Sniffles is fleshed out enough so that these choices are pretty
 easy.  For Morality Sniffles is most defiantly Charitable.  (Would you
 like a jelly bean (sniff).  They're kind of warm, they've been in my
 pocket (sniff).)   For Method Sniffles is a Conformist.  (Well, when
 there was any type of authority around.)  And for Drive Sniffles is a
 pacifist.  (Even though he used a 12-gauge to smear his P.E. teacher
 across the gym.))
 I.XII  Determining Name, Height, Weight, & Hit Chart.
 		"Who the hell are you?"
 		"Name's Ash.  (click click) Housewares."
 						-Ash & the Evil Hag, Army of
 	These are the final stats on the character sheet.
 	Name is obviously the name of the character (not yours).
 	Height and Weight are for you to choose.  You may want to take
 into account your character's Well Being and Strength Scores, although
 there are no hard and fast rules.  	
 	The hit chart, in the bottom right of the character sheet, will be
 fully explained later in Section II.XII   Damage.  For now, all you have
 to do is put the number of dice you have in Well Being in each of the
 hit boxes.
 	(Just these last touches, and Sniffles Smith will be done.
 	Name we already know:  Jeff (Sniffles) Smith.
 	Height and Weight can be derived from the character sheet quite
 easily:  Sniffles is a wimp, so I figure he's about 5'2" and 90 pounds.
 When the wind blows, Sniffles is picked up off the ground.)
 	Here is Sniffles' completed character:
 Name:  Jeff (Sniffles) Smith			Method:    Conformist/ Rebel
 Height:  5'2"		Weight:  90 lbs	Motive:    Charitable/Selfish
 Age:  11					Drive: 	      Pacifist/Militant
 Hero Points:  2
 29_ Well Being
 20_ Strength	1d_
 69_  Agility	3d_
 40_  Perception
 30_  Endurance
 68_  Dexterity
 50_   Wits	2d_
 40_ Willpower
 66_    IQ	3d_
 ___ Acting	___
 ___ Bureaucracy
 ___ Biology	___
 ___ Carpentry	___
 30_ Chemistry	___
 ___ Climb	___
 10_ Computer Op___
 ___ Computer Prg___
 ___ Deception	___
 30_ Dodge/Dive
 10_ Drive	___
 ___ Electronics
 ___ Etiquette*
 30_ Explosives
 ___ Finance	___
 ___ First Aid	___
 ___ Gambling	___
 ___ Gymnastics
 10_ Hand to Hand___
 ___ History*	___
 ___ Hvy. Mach.
 10_ Hvy. Weapns
 ___ Intimidation
 ___ Law	___
 ___ Leadership
 ___ Linguistics*
 ___ Lockpick	___
 ___ Mathematics
 ___ Mechanics	___
 ___ Melee	___
 ___ Observation
 ___ Philosophy
 ___ Photography
 ___ Physics	___
 ___ Pilot	___
 30_ Pistol	___
 ___ Play Inst*
 10_ Research	___
 ___ Ride Cycle
 30_ Rifle	___
 ___ Running	___
 ___ Sail	___
 ___ Smithy	___
 ___ Social Sci.
 ___ Streetwise
 ___ Stealth	___
 ___ Survival*	___
 ___ Swim	___
 ___ Track	___
 ___ Throw	___
 ___ Writing	___
 Exception & Detrimental Abilities	_____________________	
 Alchemy____   2d_   Sneezing____   1d_	_____________________
 ___________   ___   Short Sighted_  1d_	_____________________
 ___________   ___   Wedgie______ 1d_    	____________________
 Section II:  The System
 II.I The Rules of Play
 			"Did someone say, games?"
 						-Q, STNG.
 	Well, since your probably thoroughly confused by the character
 creation system I'll try an clarify matters by explaining the mechanics
 of the Reflex system.
 	The most important part of the Reflex System, is the method used
 to roll dice.  It's quite simple:
 	Your attributes and your skills have certain dice scores.  Every
 action is the combination of an attribute and a skill.  (Say you were
 driving a car.  Any action taken while doing so would be a combination
 of your Driving skill, and your Dexterity.)
 	Add the dice scores for the applicable attribute and skill
 together, and take a number of ten sided dice equal to the sum. (If you
 had 2d in Dex and 3d in drive, you would have a dice pool of 5 ten sided
 	This is your dice pool, and it is rolled against a difficulty (a
 number from 2 to 10, usually 6).  Each dice that rolls the difficulty or
 higher counts as a success.   i.e. If the difficulty was 6, every die
 that rolled 6 or greater would count as a success.
 	The number of successes you roll represents the measure to which
 you have succeeded.  One success equals marginal, Two successes equals
 average, Three successes good, etc.
 	As you can see, you will need an aweful lot of ten sided dice to
 play the Reflex System.  Sorry, but that's the way the cookie crumbles
 	(Okay, Sniffles is back to demonstrate the Reflex System for you.
 Kleenex firmly in hand, He is ready to do his duty for God and
 Roleplaying System!
 	Oh dear, it seems that Sniffles has gotten himself into a bit of a
 pickle.  Seems that he's left his M-16 back at the library while he was
 reading up on the proper use of ethyl alcohol in carbonic reactions
 (hick).  Now there are 2 demons charging down the street towards him.
 Fortunately, there is a Geo Metro parked just a few feet away from
 Sniffles, and the keys are in the ignition.
 	Firing the mighty steed to life, Sniffles shifts the machine into
 drive.  The demons are only a few yards behind him as he pulls the car
 out into the road.  Snapping and drooling at his rear fender.
 	At the blazing speed of 25 mph, Sniffles brings the car around a
 blind curve.  Only about a quarter of a mile from the library...  Oh no!
 There's a overturned tanker semi blocking the road.  Its cargo of
 gasoline has spilled out into the street.  Sniffles is doomed!  But
 wait, isn't there just enough room for the Metro to slip past the
 tanker?  Yes, Sniffles punches it.
 	It is going to require a Drive-Dexterity roll on Sniffles part to
 make in through the gap.  Sniffles has 1d in drive and 3d in Dexterity.
 4 dice in total in Sniffles dice pool.  The difficulty for this action,
 in general, would be 6, but since sniffles has trouble seeing over the
 dashboard, I'm going to raise it to seven.  Sniffles takes up his dice
 and rolls:  2, 7, 3, 8.  Two successes (the 7 and the 8).  Bully.
 Sniffles whips the Geo through the tiny gap between the tanker and its
 	This is the basis for dice rolling in the entire Reflex System,
 with one important difference:
 	One die in every dice pool should be marked apart from the rest
 (this is one of the original dice pool, not an extra).  This is the
 Fortune Die.
 	Though the Fortune Die is treated just like any other dice for the
 purpose of success, it has a special use when it rolls a ten or a one.
 A roll of ten means that good luck has befallen your character.  A roll
 of one means exactly the opposite.
 	If a ten comes up on the Fortune Die, roll it again.  If a success
 is rolled (does not have to be a ten), then add that success to your
 total number of successes, add one to the difficulty, and roll again.
 If this comes up a success, add another success, add another one to the
 difficulty, and roll.  Keep doing this until you roll a failure.
 	If a one comes up on the Fortune Die, do the inverse of the above.
 Re-roll the die.  If it is a failure, subtract one success from your
 total successes, subtract one from the difficulty, and roll again.  etc.
 If your total number of successes ever becomes negative, then something
 terrible happens.  Exactly what is up to the GM, but you can count on it
 not being good.
 	(The two demons behind sniffles come barreling around the corner,
 sprinting after the Geo Metro, claws snapping at the air.  They round
 the corner just in time to spot Sniffles successful attempt to clear the
 tanker; unaware of what substance they are running on...
 	I decide that the demons must make an Observation-Perception roll
 versus 7 to realize what substance they are running on.  The first demon
 have 3d in Perception, but nothing in Observation, leaving them with 3
 dice in his dice pool.  The demon marks one of his dice as his Fortune
 Die (The first one he rolls), and rolls.  He gets a 1, a 6, and a 9.
 Normally that would be one success, but the one on his Fortune die means
 something bad has happened to him. He rolls his Fortune Die again and
 gets a 3.  A failure, this means that he must subtract one from his
 total number of successes.  Leaving him with zero.  He subtracts one
 from his difficulty, lowering it to 6, and rolls his Fortune Die again.
 This time he rolls a 6, a success, meaning he need not roll again.  The
 demon is left with zero successes, and therefore fails.  What's that
 sell...  Smells kind of...  fruity...
 	Sniffles slams on the brakes 20 yards from the demons.  Jumping
 out of the car, he digs into his pocket for his lighter.   Flicking the
 lighter to life, he pauses to form a witty remark...
 	(In his best Arnold)
 	"How vould you like your ribs?"  Tossing the lighter into the pool
 of gasoline, a look of horror crosses the foolish demon's face.
 	The Demon has only a millisecond to act. I decide that the demon
 has to make a Dodge/Dive-Agility roll, versus 9, to get out of the gas
 before to goes up..  This time the demon is a little better off.  He has
 3d in Dodge/Dive and 3d in Agility, giving him a dice pool of 6 dice.
 He marks his first die as his Fortune Die and rolls.  He rolls a 10, an
 8, two 1's, a 10, and a 4.  Normally that would be two successes, but he
 rolled a 10 on his Fortune Die.  Things will swing even more into his
 favor.  He rolls the Fortune Die again and get a 9.  That's a success,
 and he adds it to his total.  He raises his difficulty to 10, and rolls
 again.  This time he gets a 1, a failure, which means that he cannot
 roll again.  It does not mean, however, that he was to start rolling for
 negative successes.  Looks like the demon jumps unharmed from the
 gasoline as it is engulfed in flames...  Hopefully he will be as lucky
 when the whole tanker goes up.)
 	There is one last characteristic of dice pools that must be
 mentioned:  All dice in a dice pool do not have to be used toward the
 same action.  Dice pools can be split into multiple actions.  i.e.
 shooting twice in a round, catching a grenade and throwing it, patting
 your head and rubbing your stomach, etc.  If the actions you wish to
 take are dissimilar, then you take the smallest dice pool of the bunch
 and split that up between the actions.  Only one Fortune Die is rolled,
 no matter how many actions are taken.  The player may decide to with
 action successes are added or subtracted.
 	(Okay, say that Sniffles had had a gun and wanted to shoot at the
 demons AND try to make it through the tanker.  Even though sniffles
 would have 5 dice in his shooting dice pool, he would split up his
 driving pool of 4d, because it is smaller.  He could have put one die to
 shooting, and 3 dice to driving, or the other way round.  Or two dice in
 both.  It would have been up to Sniffles.)
 II.II  Extended and Opposed Actions.
 	Extended and opposed actions are rolled in exactly the same manner
 as the above rolls, however, the successes that are handled differently.
 	An extended action is an action that takes many rolls over time.
 Such as fixing a car or pushing a rock up a hill.  In extended actions
 the successes from many different rolls are added together in hopes of
 reaching a total set by the GM.  As in the example of the car, maybe it
 requires 20 successes to get the car running again.  The repairman would
 roll Mechanics-IQ versus 6 every round he is fixing the car until he
 reaches a total of twenty.  In the example of pushing the rock up a
 hill, maybe it requires 15 successes on strength rolls versus 4 to get
 it up there.  When 15 successes is reached the rock is at the top of the
 	In extended actions teams can work together on an action.  Three
 people can make Mechanic-IQ rolls, each adding his successes to the
 total.  They would reach the goal of 20 much quicker.  The old adage:
 "Too many cooks spoil the broth" may come into play, but that's up to
 the GM to decide.
 	An opposed action is an action in which two people are doing an
 extended action against each other.  An example would be arm wrestling,
 or tug of war.  In this case success are tallied as in extended action,
 but one person's success are subtracted from the other person's.
 Whenever one person's successes equals the target number plus the
 opponents successes they have won the action.  Again, teams may work
 	Some opposed actions only require one character to beat the other
 character's successes for that round.  These are called one round
 opposed actions and do not require a success goal to be set.
 	(Sniffles awakes to find himself laying 50 feet away from the
 remains of his Geo Metro, smoldering quietly.  Oops.  Maybe lighting
 that gasoline hadn't been such a bright idea after all.  Well, at least
 he had killed those two demons, and it didn't look like he was hurt too
 	Sniffles spots the two demons edging carefully around the burning
 remains of the gas tanker.  Oh boy...  Sniffles scans his surroundings,
 and spots a nearby fence.  If he can climb that, its only a short jog to
 the library and his automatic weapon.
 	It will be an extended action for Sniffles to climb over the chain
 link fence.  It is a rather high fence, and sniffles is rather short, so
 I decide it will take 8 successes for Sniffles to clear the fence. The
 difficulty will be 6.  Sniffles has 3d in Agility, but zip in Climbing.
 Well, 3 dice is better than nothing.  Running up to the fence, Sniffles
 start to climb.
 	First round sniffles rolls a 2 (Fortune Die), 9, and a 1.  One
 success, its a start.
 	Second round:  8, 10, 7.  Three more.  Total of 4.  Cool.  But it
 looks like those demons are breaking to a sprint.  They're getting
 	Third round:  1 (No!), 9, and 4.  One success, but a 1 on the
 fortune die!  Sniffles re-rolls it and get a 7.  Wow, that was close...
 Sniffles slips a little, but doesn't loose any ground.  Total of 5
 	Fourth round:  2, 4, 5.  Nothing!  Argh, they're almost here!
 	Fifth round:  4, 1, 9.  One more success.  6.  Help!  One of the
 demons make a jump for Sniffles, and takes a large chunk out of the
 	Sixth round:  3, 9, 9.  Yes!  8 successes, on the nose.  Sniffles
 makes it over the fence, and sprints for his life.  Run, run, run.)
 II.III  The Round.
 	As you can see from the above examples the Reflex System divides
 its game into rounds.  Much like any other Roleplaying Game or, for that
 matter, Game in general.  The round is variable in length, and
 represents the amount of time it takes a character to make one action
 (barring the division of the dice pool).  The smallest amount of time it
 can represent is 3 to 4 seconds.  This being in combat.  It can be as
 long as hours (for car repair), days (for an experiment), or years
 (producing a new computer system).  The GM should keep track of how long
 a round is for the purpose of the action being made.
 II.IV  Experience.
 		"Conjugate!  But I've never even kissed a girl!"
 							-Yacko, Animaniacs.
 	When ever three successes or more are rolled in a single dice
 pool, experience is gained.  One pip is gained in what ever skill was
 used for that dice pool.  i.e.  If a character got three successes in a
 Dexterity-Drive, he would increase his Drive skill by one pip.  The
 three success must be rolled in the same round, experience is NOT given
 for every three successes in an extended action.
 	Characters can also be advanced through the expenditure of Hero
 Points, but this will be detailed later in Section II.XIV   Hero Points.
 II.V  Combat.
 						-Battle Cry of the Tick, The Tick.
 	In any Roleplaying Game the area that requires the most detailed
 rules is always the Combat system.  Even if combat take up a small part
 in the actual game, a complete combat system is still needed.  This fact
 probably dates back to the origins of Roleplaying Games: in the War
 Games that boys play.  The main problem with playing War is in the fact
 that if a person gets shot, they have no real compulsion to die.  Hence
 the argument: "Bang!  Your Dead!  No I'm not!  Yes you are!  You Missed!
 How could I, I'm standing right behind you!  Well you hit my bullet
 proof vest then!  What vest, I thought we said no vests!
 But...(pause)...Bang! Your Dead!"  and so on.  The purpose of a combat
 system in a Roleplaying Game is to avoid this, and tell everybody, once
 and for all, who is dead.
 	The Combat in the Reflex System attempts to be a moderation of
 reality and ease of use.  Hopefully you will find its mechanics easy,
 but believable enough to represent what you wish it to represent.
 II.VI  Initiative
 			"Not in the face!  Not in the face!"
 						-Battle Cry of Arthur, The Tick.
 	At the start of every combat round every one must declare what
 they are doing. (Those of you who are experienced Roleplayers know that
 many systems require you to do this, and- of course -none of us ever do.
 But in the Reflex system this declaration is of utmost importance.)
 Once they have determined what action they are taking, all the players
 gather together the appropriate dice pool.  Dice pools in Combat are
 calculated in the same way as any other roll (Attribute + Skill).
 	Once everyone knows what they are doing (and the GM knows what the
 NPC's are doing) then initiative must be determined.  In the Reflex
 System Initiative is determined by the bidding of one's dice pool.  i.e.
 "I bid one dice to go first.  I bid two dice.  I see your two and raise
 you one (bid at three).  Okay you get to go first."  The dice that are
 bid are taken out of the bidder's dice pool and placed in the center of
 the table (or other neutral place).  All the dice bid are collected.
 Even if you didn't win the bid the dice you bid are collected.  These
 dice that are removed should not be forgotten, because they become the
 hero pool and their use will be described latter in Section II.XIV
 Hero Points.  If no one bids any dice then the person with the largest
 dice pool has initiative, then the next largest, then the next largest,
 	(Lets say on the last round of Sniffles' attempt to clear the
 fence, one of the demons wanted to attack him.  If Sniffles can go
 first, he might be able to get his two successes, and clear the fence,
 so initiative is very important in this situation.
 	The demon is at a distinct advantage in this situation, he a 6
 dice in his dice pool, to Sniffles' 3.  Unless Sniffles bids for the
 initiative, he's in deep doodoo.
 	Sniffles decides to bid 1 dice for initiative (leaving him with
 2).  The demon counters with 2 (leaving him 4).  Sniffles could bid
 three dice, but that would leave him with no dice to roll.  Oh dear, it
 looks like Sniffles is in trouble...)
 	As you can see, the person with the biggest dice pool is at a
 major advantage.  This is, as it should be, implying that the person who
 is better at what he is doing can do it quicker.  But there is a
 reprieve for those with terminally low dice pools:  Difficulty levels
 can be exchanged for dice.  In other words you can get more dice to bid
 with by making your action harder to do.  This represents rushing
 through an action, shooting blindly, or throwing a wild punch. You may
 go first, but you have a greater chance of failing.  Which, in a case of
 life and death, may be worth the risk.  Difficulty levels can be
 exchanged for dice according to the chart below.
 + to Diff. Level			Total Dice Gained
         2					   1d
         3					   2d
         4					   3d
         5					   4d
 	Say you are at difficulty level 5 and need more dice.  Rolling
 against a difficulty level of 7 would get you 1 dice. Difficulty level
 of 8 would get you 2 dice.  Level 9 would get you 3 dice.  Level 10, 4
 	(Sniffles only hope is to exchange his difficulty for dice.
 Fortunately he is only at difficulty 6, where the demon is at difficulty
 8.  Sniffles boosts his difficulty up to 9, and get two more dice.  He
 bids them for initiative, and the demon lets him go.  Sniffles has two
 dice against difficulty 9.  Can he make it...
 	He rolls a 10 and a 7.  One success, but a 10 on his fortune die.
 He rolls it again and get another 10.  He raises the difficulty to 10,
 and rolls it again.  A 9.  Damn.  However, Sniffles has been very, very
 lucky.  He makes it clear over the fence, and the demon is left to
 contemplate its mistake.)
 II.VII  Ranged Combat
 	Combat is divided into two main sections:  Ranged and Hand to
 Hand.  Ranged combat, covered here, effects characters blasting at each
 other with guns, lasers, bows and arrows, rocks, what have you.  Hand to
 Hand Combat, covered in the Section II.X, effects fist fights and
 marital arts.  Combat is an action like any other described in Section
 II.I.  The effect is what is described in these sections.
 	Once you have gone through dice pools, initiative, and rolling,
 you should come out of it with number of successes.  This number of
 successes effects the location of the hit upon your target and the
 damage done.
 	First you must roll a 10 sided dice and compare the result to the
 hit location chart:
 Roll		Area Hit
  0		  Head  (Double Damage)
 1-3		  Torso
 4-5		Abdomen
  6		Right Arm
  7		Left Arm
  8		Right Leg
  9		Left Leg
   This will tell you where your shot has landed.  Then compare the
 number of successes you received with the chart below:
 Success		Result
    1			  -
    2			Normal
    3			1 Bump
    4			2 Bump
    5			3 Bump
 	Normal means just that.
 	A 1 Bump result means that you can move the hits area one
 location.  Legs can be bumped to abdomen; abdomen to torso or legs; arms
 to torso; torso to arms, abdomen, head; head to torso.  Legs cannot be
 bumped to torso, or arms to legs, etc., on one bump.
 	A 2 Bump means you may bump the hit two areas.
 	A 3 Bump means you may bump the hit three areas.
 	Damage is determined by the caliber of the weapon in question (see
 chart below).  Roll the indicated sized dice and add the number of
 successes you received on your hit.  For each bump that you take
 subtract two points from your damage total.  Subtract this result from
 hit points in the hit location that was hit.  See Section II.XII Damage
 for the effect of this damage.
 Note:  If the range is within Point Blank Range (Point Blank is
 determined as your dice pool in yards) then damage is doubled.
 Pistol Damage
 Caliber			Damage
 .22			1d4
 .38-9mm		1d6
 .45-10mm		1d8
 Rifle Damage
 Caliber			Damage
 .223-7.72mm		1d8
 .50-10mm		1d10
 12 guage	  	2d6
 	Though most explosive devices are beyond the scope of this rule
 system (if a bomb goes off, and your beside it, you're dead), a few
 explosive devices will be tossed around by the players.  Explosives have
 a damage stat and radius stat.  i.e. a hand grenade has (4d6,2).  This
 means that grenade does 4d6 damage within a a 2 yard radius.  At every
 multiple of the radius, the hand grenade will do one dice less damage.
 i.e. 3d6 from 2 to 4 yards, 2d6 from 4 to 6 yards, and 1d6 from 6 to 8
 yards.  Beyond 8 yards the grenade would do no damage.  Damage from
 explosives are assumed to be take just to the torso, although the injury
 is actually spread evenly over the body.
 	Of course, a character's best chance when being shot at is not to
 be where the gun is shooting.  This can only be achieved if the target
 wins the initiative and rolls an Agility-Gymnastics/Running roll.
 Succeeding in this isn't quite enough though.  This is only an opposed
 roll against the shooter's attack roll.  The dodger must get equal to,
 or more successes than the shooter, or he will still get hit.
 II.VIII  Automatic Fire
 			"This sucks, lets go kill something."
 			"Ha, yeah.  Killing is cool."
 						-Bevis & Butthead, Bevis & Butthead.
 	Automatic fire is dealt with a little differently than normal
 range combat.  Determine how many rounds will fire in that round, then
 role to hit for the first shot only.  If that shot hits, even with only
 one success, roll one dice for every other bullet that was fired against
 the same difficulty as the first shot. The hits in this second group of
 rolls cannot be bumped, they hit where the chart says they do.  Their
 damage is not modified by the number of successes from the shot.  If the
 first shot misses still roll the dice for the  other bullets, but with a
 difficulty of 2 higher.
 	Spraying an area with an automatic weapon is dealt with
 differently.  Collect a number of dice equal to number of rounds that
 you are firing then subtract a dice for every ten degrees of your spray
 arc.  Roll these dice as you dice pool against a difficulty of two
 higher than normal.  Success are divided evenly amongst the targets.
 (Note:  Suppresive fire does not use your skill-attribute dice pool,
 although these are still the dice you bid with.  One dice must remain in
 your dice pool at the end of bidding.)
 II.IX  Cover and Body Armor
 	Cover and body armor act in the same fashion in the Reflex system.
 Both absorb damage to certain hit locations.  Say a man is standing
 behind a half stone wall that provides 10 points of cover, any shot that
 hit his legs would have to get through the stone wall before they start
 damaging his legs.  Also, a man wearing a bullet proof vest that
 provides 5 points of protection to the torso and abdomen would have to
 sustain 6 points of damage before he took a point of damage.  7 points
 would do 2 points of damage, 8 points 3, etc.  Of course if the shot
 hits in a location that does not have any cover or armor then damage is
 at full.
 	(Sniffles sprints down the alleyway, across the mail street, and
 into the library.  Behind him he can hear the demons making short work
 of the chain link fence with their claws.  Only a matter of seconds now
 before they'll be on him.
 	Sprinting across the library, Sniffles comes to his favorite
 reading spot.  Looking under the table he spots his M-16.  Picking it
 up, he pulls the slide back, and removes the safety.
 	"Let's get Literary."  He says as he lowers the barrel.
 	The main doors of the library burst open as the demons scan the
 book shelves.  From a stack of American Classics, Sniffles opens fire.
 10 rounds, full auto, at the first demon.
 	Sniffles has 3d in Dexterity, and 2d in Rifle, giving him 5 dice
 to roll with.  The demon is a sitting duck, so the difficulty is 5.  (No
 initiative needs to be determined, because the demon is surprised.)
 	Sniffles rolls for the first bullet. 9, 6, 4, 5, 9.  4 successes
 (a pip to rifle!).  Sniffles rolls on the hit chart, gets a 5, and sees
 that the bullet hit the demon in the belly.  He could bump the shot up
 two locations, but decides not to.
 	He rolls for damage (1d8) and get a 5.  adding the 4 successes
 gives a damage of 9.  The skin of the demons is so tough that it acts
 like 2 points of body armor to all hit locations.  However, Sniffles'
 bullet still does 7 points of damage to the demon's belly.
 	The next nine bullets follow, and since Sniffles hit with the
 first, the difficulty is still 5.  He gets a 6, 3, 9, 2, 6, 10, 6, 3, 9.
 6 more bullets hit.  They hit 3 to the chest, 1 to the belly, 1 to the
 left leg, and one to the right leg.  Doing 8 points to the chest, 6 more
 to the belly for a total of 13, 4 to the right leg, and zip to the left
 	Ouch...  That demon won't be bothering Sniffles again.)
 II.X  Hand to Hand Combat
 	Hand To Hand Combat involves fist fights and other bare handed
 struggles.  The skill governing Hand to Hand Combat is Hand to Hand.
 This type of combat is treated in almost the same manner as range
 combat, except for a few important differences.
 	Determine dice pools, difficulty, and initiative for the
 combatants as normal.  The remaining dice in the dice pool can either be
 rolled as normal or they can be spent to raise the opponents difficulty
 (representing blocking and dodging).  This is done on a one to one
 basis.  i.e.  I have three dice remaining in my dice pool and my
 opponents difficulty is a 6.  I could spend a dice and raise his
 difficulty to 7, or two dice and raise it 8.  Leaving me two dice or one
 dice to roll for my retaliation strike respectively.
 	Dice are then rolled against the difficulty as normal.  The number
 of success that are scored are the number of damage points done.
 	(The other demon starts across the library floor.  Sniffles brings
 the demon into his sights and smiles.  He fires:  5d vs. 6:  1, 7, 4, 4,
 9.  two successes, but a 1 on the Fortune Die.  He rolls it again:  2.
 Oh no, down to one success.  Lower the difficulty to five and roll
 again:  4!  zero success.  difficulty of 4:  1!  negative 1 successes
 Arrrrhhh!  difficulty of 3:  5.  That's the end of that.  But negative
 successes!  I determine that Sniffles' gun jams.
 	Oh boy.
 	The demon clears the great American classics, and pears evily down
 at Sniffles.  Initiative time:
 	Sniffles has 2 dice in his hand to hand pool (Str-Hand to Hand).
 The Demon has 7.  The difficulty is 6.  Remember: the demon's skin
 counts has two points of armor.  Sniffles bids one to go first.  The
 demon, feeling generous, lets him.
 	With one die, Sniffles takes a punch at the demon.  The demon
 decides to put three dice into raising Sniffles' difficulty to 9.
 Sniffles rolls, and get a 3.  Sniffles' punch doesn't even make the
 demon's skin ripple.
 	The demon (which has 4 dice left) decides to play with Sniffles.
 He decides to see how far he can throw Sniffles.  With a 9, 10, 5, and a
 1 (two successes) he pitches Sniffles into the Russian Literature
 section.  Sniffles comes around just in time to seen a copy of Doctor
 Zhivago smack him in the head.)
 II.XI  Melee Weapons.
 	Melee Weapons include everything from Broadswords to broken
 bottles.  Anything that is used to do damage.
 	Melee Combat is treated just as Hand to Hand Combat, with an
 offensive and defensive dice pools.  Difficulty level of these dice
 pools is then determined by the weapon, and a damage modifier is added
 to the number of successes received.  See the equipment list for these
 values for particular weapons.
 	(Seeing the demon approach him, Sniffles does the only thing he
 can think of:  He picks up the copy of Doctor Zhivago, and throws it at
 the demon.  Doctor Zhivago is an improvised weapon, and has a +1 damage,
 Difficulty 6.  Sniffles has zip in Melee skill, but 3 dice in Dexterity.
 He rolls 3 dice against 6.  He get a 9, a 6, and a 7.  Three successes
 (a pip in Melee, for a grand total of 1!).  Plus 1 for the book gives
 him 4 points of damage.  Minus the demon's 2 points of armor means that
 Sniffles did 2 points of damage to the demon.  The book whacks the demon
 square in the forehead, sending him staggering back stunned.  Love them
 II.XII  Damage
 			"Oooo!  That's going to scar!"
 						-Iargo, Aladdin.
 	Speaking of hits to the head, a discussion on taking damage in the
 Reflex system is long overdue.  As stated before, a character has a
 number of hit points in each of the hit locations equal to his Well
 Being dice.  This is not, however,  the maximum amount of damage a
 character can take in that location.  Multiples of the hit point score
 relate the effect of the amount of damage taken.  Refer to the chart
 	Multiple of Hit Points		Effect			Medic Diff
 		 0 to x0.9		Scratched			-
 		x1 to x1.9		Flesh Wound			-
 		x2 to x3.9		Injured				6
 		x4 to x6.9		Seriously Injured		7
 		x7 to x9.9		Critical Injury			8
 		x10 up			Area Destroyed		9
 	i.e. If you have 2 dice in Well Being, 0 or 1 point of damage
 would mean that you are scratched.  2 or 3 points of damage would mean
 that you have suffered a flesh wound.  4 to 7 would represent an injury.
 8 to 13 a serious wound.  14 to 19 a critical hit. 20 or above would
 mean the area is destroyed.
 	So what does it mean to be Injured?  Or Critical? Or Seriously
 wounded?  Quite a bit, to both the character and the player:
 	A Scratch has no effect on the character's performance. Though for
 the round after taking the hit the character can do nothing but defend
 and tend to his wound.
 	A Flesh Wound subtracts a dice from any dice pool rolled which
 requires the use of that body location (the head is considered to be
 used in all actions, the body in any physical one), until medical
 attention is received.  The character will not be able to take any other
 action other than defend for two rounds after taking the hit.
 	Note:  Any hits of Flesh Wound level or above that are inflicted
 to the head require the injured character to make a Well Being roll
 versus 5.  If failed, the character falls unconscious.
 	A Injury halves any dice pool rolled which requires the use of
 that body location.  The character will be out of commission for three
 rounds after the hit, only able to defend.
 	A Seriously wounded character has all of his dice pools halved
 until he receives medical attention.  Not that he will be doing much
 anyway.  A character with a serious wound will begin to go into shock
 and must make Well Being rolls versus 6 or become unconscious.  He will
 take one damage point for every twenty rounds that he does not receive
 medical attention, until he finally reaches x10 his hit points.  If the
 wound was to the body or head, the character dies.  If the wound was to
 the arms or leg, they will have twenty rounds before they expire.
 	If a character takes a Critical wound to the chest body or head he
 must roll Well Being versus 6 as soon as he takes the hit or he will
 fall unconscious and begin to die.  If medical attention is not received
 immediately the character will pass away in twenty rounds.  If the would
 is to the arm or leg the character still has to make the roll as above,
 but if they fail they will take 1 damage point for every five rounds
 they do not receive medical attention.  If the character makes his Well
 Being roll he will take one damage point for every ten rounds that he
 does not receive medical attention.  When the character reaches x10 his
 hit points he may die as above.
 	If a character receives a destroyed area to the head or body, they
 will die instantly (obviously).  If the hit is to the arm or leg, they
 will have twenty rounds before they go.
 II.XIII  Medical Attention & Healing.
 	If a character with medical skill makes a IQ-Medical roll versus
 the Medic Difficulty listed on the chart the injured character is
 considered stabilized.  This means  that the injured character stops
 taking any damage from blood loss, and will no long laps in to
 unconsciousness.  The GM should determine if there are any more rolls
 required to keep the injured character stable.  If not, the character
 begins the long road to recovery.
 	The recovery of hit points is dependent on the type of injury.  A
 Scratch will heal at a rate of one point a day.  A Flesh wound at two
 points per week.  An Injury at a rate of one point every week.  A
 Serious Injury at two points a month.  A Critical Wound at one point
 every month.  And a destroyed part will never heal.
 	Theses healing rates are for a character in perfect conditions:
 Plenty of medical attention, good medicine, a good doctor.  If any of
 the factors in the character's recovery are less than perfect, the rate
 of healing may vary.  It is up to the GM to decide what modifier should
 be applied, but if a character is trying to get better while laying in a
 muddy ditch he shouldn't be at all successful.
 	(Now we know what the different damage levels mean, we can see
 what effect Sniffles had had on the demons.  The one he shot with his M-
 16 took 13 points of damage to his abdomen.  Demons have a Well Being of
 4d, so this wound would be (according to the chart above) an injury
 (injury level is from 8 to 16).  The 8 point hit to the chest would also
 have been an injury, and the 4 points to the right leg would have been a
 flesh wound.  The demon isn't dead, but he won't be bothering Sniffles
 	The demon who had the sudden encounter with the works of Boris
 Pasternak, took two points of damage.  For a demon, that's a scratch.
 The only effect it has on the demon is to stun it for a round.)
 II.XIV  Hero Points.
 			"Do you expect me to talk?"
 			"No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!"
 							-Bond & Goldfinger,
 	There is one last subject that must be discussed before the rules
 of the Reflex System  are anywhere near complete:  Hero Points, and
 their use.
 	The Hero Point reflects the fact that the characters are special,
 more than just any old so and so.  The Hero Point is what allows the
 character to get out of scrapes when most mortals would be cattle
 fodder.  Players will come to rely very heavily on Hero Points, if they
 know what's good for them.
 	Using Hero Points
 	Every character starts out with 1d3 Hero Points.  A Hero Point can
 be spent at anytime during the round to allow the player to collect all
 the dice that have been bid for initiative in that round (called the
 hero pool).  i.e. If a player bid 1 dice for initiative and is countered
 with a bid of 2 dice, there would be three dice in the hero pool.  If no
 dice have been bid for that round, then a hero point cannot be spent.
 	These hero dice are added to the players dice pool for that round,
 and are rolled just like any other dice.  But Hero dice can also be
 spent in a fashion that no other dice can be spent:  Direct dodge in
 Range Combat.  Hero dice, and only Hero dice, can be rolled against the
 attacker's attack roll, even if the character has lost the initiative.
 Difficulty is the same as the shooter's.
 	This is an effective way to save yourself from death if all else
 	(If we had known about hero points when Sniffles was trying to
 climb over the fence, things would have been much easier of Sniffles.
 The demon has bid two dice, and Sniffles had bid 3.  That's five dice in
 the hero pool.  Sniffles could have spent a hero point and collected all
 those dice, and used them to get him over the fence.  Fortunately, he
 was lucky, and didn't need it.)
 	Hero points can also be spent on character improvement.  At
 anytime, a player my spend a hero point and gain 1d6 pips that he may
 allocate through any of his character's skills or attributes.
 	(Sniffles has 29 in Well Being.  That one point away from 2d.  He
 could spend  a hero point and get 1d6 pips in Well Being, probably
 putting him way over 2d.)
 	Gaining Hero Points
 	As you can see, apart from the three success rule, Hero Points are
 the only way to improved your character.  This being so, Hero Points are
 what your character gains when he gains experience.  Hero Points are
 awarded to the players on the basis of the quality of their play.  The
 below chart should act as a guideline for GM's:
 Awarding Hero Points
 	1 pt.	-	Per game session for playing according to the
 character's 					Method/Motive/Drive.
 	1 pt.	-	Per adventure for achieving the mission objective.
 	1 pt.	-	Per adventure for defeating the antagonist (if not the
 mission 					objective).
 	1 pt.	-	Per adventure for exceptional Roleplaying.
 Section III:  The World of Heavy Ordnance
 Note on Setting:  Heavy Ordnance is a game of satire.  The idea is for a
 group of people who went (or go) to the same school, to base their Heavy
 Ordnance game around that school, and those teachers.  Of course, if you
 are all adults and from different spots on the globe, then your not
 going to have much of a common reference.  Heavy Ordnance can be still
 played however, just with a little less cutting wit.  So in a effort to
 give everyone a common reference, let me propose:  Hometown Elementary
 School.  A school in everyone's hometown.  We've all been there, we can
 all see it in the back of our mind.  All discussions in this text will
 refer to Hometown Elementary.  If you wish to run this game in reference
 to a particular school in your past, all the better.
 Note on age:  I have written Heavy Ordnance with respect to Elementary
 age kids.  I did this more out of my own personal sense of humor than 
 any real artistic need.  If you wish to move the game to a Junior High,
 Senior High, or College level, that's fine.  You'll have to do some
 explaining of why the players haven't had their brains munched, but I'm
 sure you can come up with something.
 III.I  Big Slobbering Nasties from the Other Side of Creation
 (Report by C.B. Peewadle of Hometown Elementary School, to all the
 nations of the world.)
 To: 	All the leaders of the Free World.
 From:	All those fighting the combined forces of evil.
 	Some kind of inter-dimensional phenomena triggered by a small
 nuclear explosion has occurred in Hometown.  Large portions of our town
 have been overlapped by the inter-dimensional space commonly referred to
 as Hell.  All citizens of the town over the age of 13 have been
 possessed by evil brain-eating demons.  The remaining populace has armed
 itself, but our numbers are few.  We are in desperate need of
 reinforcements and weapons.  To whoever receives this message, please
 send help quickly!
 	My friends, and myself were in class when the accident happened.
 There was a bright flash, as the cafeteria building was engulfed in a
 mushroom cloud.  While this occurrence is neither unusual at our school,
 or worrisome; the sight of our teacher, Mr.. Rank, sprouting claws and
 fangs, was.  We were fortunate enough to be able to bludgeon Mr. Rank
 into unconsciousness with a National Geographic Globe before he was able
 to crack open our skulls, and dine on our gray matter.  Many other
 students  were not so lucky, falling pray to their various instructors.
 	My class, and myself escaped the school via the playground, and
 took shelter in the wood that lay behind the school's property.  We were
 very fortunate to find the National Guard base (that was next door)
 entirely abandoned.  The soldiers probably out on the town looking for
 brains to eat.  We armed ourselves, and quickly mounted an assault on
 our school building.  While this first assault met with limited success
 (and heavy casualties), further expeditions have resulted in better
 	We have been unable to determine the source of the demons, or why
 they have only possessed the adult community.  No one has an idea of how
 our town can be returned to normal, and we have resigned ourselves to
 simply exterminating the possessed people.  Once again, please send all
 the help that you can.  We are in dire need of assistance.
 III.II  The First Game of Heavy Ordnance, and Beyond.
 	The first few games of any Heavy Ordnance campaign that you play
 will probably go the same way:  After everyone have made a character,
 and familiarized themselves with the rules, The game will begin with the
 players all sitting in class.  There is a bright flash, and an explosion
 from the direction of the cafeteria building, and all the students will
 rush to the window.  While all the students are staring at the mushroom
 cloud, the teacher, (enter name here), will begin to transform.  The GM
 will give the players a graphic description of the teacher's newly
 possessed form, and the teacher will start munching on the nearest NPC
 student.  This is where play will begin, with the players having to
 subdue their teacher with only the classroom as a weapon.
 	After this is achieved, one way or another, the players will make
 their escape.  After a little roleplaying, they will discover that the
 National Guard base, that was conveniently built next to the Elementary
 School, is strangely uninhabited.  The players will arm themselves, and
 reenter their school building.  From here on all games will diverge, as
 the players deploy their heavy ordnance, and generally blast big holes
 in school.  Oh, what fun and mayhem the players will have!
 	The rest of the game will, of course, be up to the GM.  As he
 throws one interesting possessed teacher at the players after another.
 Either the players will clean out the school, or die trying.  But what
 then?  What will the players do next as they stand above the rubble of
 their old school, victory beaming across their faces?  They have a whole
 town to clean out, all they've done is made themselves a base of
 operations;  and the rest of the town will be more densely populated
 with brain-sucking demons (after all, there are not a lot of adults at
 an Elementary School).  The players will have to build a strategy.  A
 game of Heavy Ordnance could go on for ever and ever and ever...
 	Of course, a game of Heavy Ordnance gets old pretty quick.  After
 you've blown up your third Assistant Principle with a LAW rocket, the
 thrill subsides.  The GM of a Heavy Ordnance game must be sensitive to
 this, and know when his players are tired of just plain killing.
 Believe it or not, but there is the opportunity for some kind of plot in
 Heavy Ordnance.  Its not all blood and guns (yeah, sure, right,
 whatever...).   Here's a quick over view of the setting, and some plot
 ideas.  You'll have do some work, but a game of Heavy Ordnance could be
 quite enriching. (chuckle)
 III.III   The Whole Sorta General Mishmash... Thing.
 		"I'm pretty cool, but I can't change the future."
 						- Butthead, Bevis and Butthead.
 	Contrary to the players first impressions (or second impressions
 for that matter), Hometown has not fallen into the depths hell.  This is
 not something that you should tell the players right off.  In fact, this
 isn't something that you should tell the players at all.  Let them
 believe that their teachers have been possessed by the forces of Satan,
 not that they can really tell the difference.
 	Yes, Hometown has not become inter-dimensionally meshed with the
 nether world, and the creatures that are possessing the adult population
 of the town are not demons in the strictest sense of the term.  What has
 actually happen is far more interesting, and far harder to deal with.
 Let me explain:
 	The nuclear accident in the cafeteria not only ripped a hole in
 space, but also in time.  In fact, the rip spread so far that it
 expanded passed the history of mankind.  While this had no effect in the
 past (dinosaurs can't quite rap their heads around temporal mechanics),
 it had grave implications in the future.
 	In the distant future, mankind has suffered through a terrible
 nuclear/biogenic war.  Virtually all of mankind had been obliterated,
 and the survivors of the war found that they had to adapt to a world
 very different from the one they had lived in before.  New environmental
 forces came to bare on the human race, and a evolutionary race for
 dominance began.  The eventual victor in this race was a creature
 perfectly suited to a world left by a nuclear/biogenic war, something
 that you or I could only describe as a demon.
 	These `demons' were a totally new form of life.  They existed
 without a body, possessing other life forms to pursue their goals.  They
 did not reproduce, but consumed the genetic data of other life forms and
 applied it to their own.  Once one host died, the demon took the genetic
 data that it had consumed with that host, and moved to another.  This
 next host would transform into a copy of the former host, and go about
 stealing more genetic data.  Once this host died, the cycle would
 continue.  And continue, and continue.
 	This combination of predator/parasite was perfectly matched to the
 hostle environment of the war torn world, and the demons made short work
 of the remaining human population (who had reverted to hunting and
 gathering).  But once they had consum all of the remaining life on
 earth, they found themselves without hosts.  They became trapped in
 their transfer states of nothingness, unable to continue their vile
 mission of destruction.  For centuries they remained this way, floating.
 That is, until the tear in space/time.
 	Apart from being blood thirsty murderers, the demons were also
 highly intelligent.  They realized that this space/time fissure was
 their opportunity to find an unlimited source of new hosts.  All of time
 was within their grasp, and all they had to do was enter the rip in
 time.   As they went through, they found that they could only travel to
 the nexus of the fissure (Hometown USA) but this was enough for
 starters:  Thousands of victims, all within a small area.
 	They set the brighter members of their numbers onto the task of
 navigating the time rift to any place in space and time, while the rest
 began to feast.  They quickly either possessed or dispatched most of the
 adult population of Hometown, but for some reason, unknown to any of the
 demons, they're unable to possess any of the pre-adolescents in the
 town.  They were able to destroy most of the individuals in the early
 hours of the invasion, but some grouped together and formed a
 resistance.  While this is little more than and annoyance to the demons,
 it is worrisome that they are unable to use their powers on a section of
 the population.  But after they have learned to navigate the temporal
 rift, they plan to look into it thoroughly.  That you can be sure of.
 II.IV  Big Guns!  Big @&%$'ing Guns!
 	So what does this temporal rift mean for the players?  And what
 about these `demons'.  Well, basically it means that the players have
 two roads they can follow when they finally get around to wanting to get
 rid of the invasion (if they ever get around to it).  They can either
 try and plug the space/time fissure, or they can find out what makes
 them immune to the demons possession.  Neither will assure them victory
 over the demons (after all, if you close the rift won't the demons still
 be in our time), but it will give the players something to do other than
 blast the crap out of innocent walls.
 	I won't even pretend to suggest how the players will achieve
 either of the above, but I will say that it better not be easy.
 Something like closing the time rift should be the culmination of an
 entire campaign.  Don't let the players have anything for free.  After
 all, the whole town is out to eat their brains...
 	And just in case you missed it:  When the players blast one of the
 possessed adults, they are not destroying the demon.  The demon can
 simply move to another host if the one he is in dies.  Even though big
 guns are pretty much the corner stone of the game, they aren't going to
 do they players any good in the long run.  Eventually one of the demons
 will take the players by surprise, or sneak though overlapping arcs of
 fire.  Eventually they will have to do something else other than shoot,
 even if its just rolling over dead.
 III.V  So What Do You Want To Do?  I Don't Know, What Do You...
 		"The only solution to a zany scheme, is an even zanier
 		"Why does it have to be Zany?"
 					-Homer & The Nerds, The Simpsons.
 	Of course, a torrent of roleplaying ideas has washed over you
 while you've been reading this.  All you have to do is sit down with
 your players and let it all go...right?  Well, if this isn't true,
 here's a few ideas that your welcome to build off:
 	What if these demons can possess other things beside humans (No,
 not a dog you idiot.  Watch out!  That poodle's got six inch fangs!)?
 Maybe one of the demons has taken control of a computer, and found it
 advantageous for its purposes.  Maybe its become some kind of super
 brain killing machine that can control other machines over a distance
 (Maximum Overdrive anyone?).  Yeah, and maybe its learned how to make
 organic computers that it can be implanted into people's brains and it
 takes control of the one...  Well, you get the idea.
 	What if the demons have learned how to bring thing through the
 temporal rift?  What if, during their early experiments, they bring
 dinosaurs through into the city.  If nothing else, it would be
 interesting for the players to shoot at something different for awhile.
 This might be a good way for the players to learn that they are dealing
 with a time/space rift, and not simply an incursion of Satan.  Maybe the
 demons bring through some marauding Pirates, or some space age killer
 droid.  The possibilities are endless.
 	What if the army figures out what's going on and sends in a task
 force?  You know, tanks, helicopters, marines, etc.  Of course, all the
 soldiers would become possessed by the demons, but wouldn't it be fun to
 have the players fighting heavily armed bad guys for awhile?  Maybe the
 players can get their hands on some of the cool hardware. (Picture it:
 11 year olds in a Commanche...   "Don't worry man, I've been playing
 Maximum Overkill since it came out!")
 	There are probably an infinite number of clever plots you could
 create around the temporal rift.  For instance:  Why was the National
 Guard base built next door to an Elementary School?  Maybe one of the
 players goes back in time and convinces the National Guard to build it
 there, knowing its future usefulness.  Maybe the players will go back in
 time to try and stop the nuclear explosion in the cafeteria, only to
 learn that it was caused by a time traveling demon.  Things could get
 very complicated, and great fun.  Don't over do it though.  The point
 where one of the players turns out to be the other gun man at the grassy
 knoll, things have gone a little too far.
 	One thing to keep in mind when creating plots for Heavy Ordnance
 is that it is, all in all, a game of satire.  If you can use the game to
 take a poke at some one or some institution, go for it.  Though if you
 can't work it in, don't feel too bad.  There should be plenty going on
 to keep your players busy.
 	One fault of Heavy Ordnance is that there is very little
 opportunity for any kind of actual Roleplaying.  Virtually all
 characters that the players encounter (other than the other players)
 will be out to eat their brains.  If you're like me, this will probably
 come as a great relief; but if you are an actual Roleplayer, this might
 not be the game for you.  If your clever, you could probably whip
 something up, but don't count on it.  There's very little roleplaying
 involved in a demon ripping off your head and drooling down your neck.
 III.VI  Physic Demonic
 			"Okay, who brought the dog?"
 						-Vince, Ghostbusters.
 	What does a demon look like?  How tall are they?  Do they have
 arms?  Faces?  Well, when it comes to the physical appearance of demons,
 there are no hard and fast rules.  Demons, by their very nature, modify
 their physical appearance every time they jump into a new body.
 Characteristics of the old human will always show through after then
 transformation.  The extent of mutation also varies per case.  Some
 demons become almost totally bestial when they transform, other might
 almost pass for human on a rough day.
 	Stats, however, can be generalized.  Although most demons will
 have specific skills of their own (remember demons are very intelligent
 creatures), some skills are common to all.  Below is the stats for the
 'average' demon:
 Average Demon
 	Well:  4d		Per:   3d		Wits:  1d
 	Str:     4d		End:  4d		Will:  4d
 	Agl:    3d		Dex:  3d		IQ:     3d
 	Dodge/Dive 3d, Hand to Hand 3d, Track 3d, various skills left over
 from human days.
 Note:  Demon skin is very tough and acts as 2 points of armor against
 	Most demons have claws, these are a diff 5, +5 damage weapon.
 Section IV:  Sample Adventure.  Stupid is as Stupid Does...
 				"Ooo, floor pie!"
 						-Homer, The Simpsons.
 	Stupid is as Stupid Does... is an short, low level adventure for
 the Heavy Ordnance Roleplaying Game.  This adventure will serve as a
 good break for a Heavy Ordnance group that has shot one to many demons
 for it to be fun anymore.   Of course, the players will have to shoot
 plenty of demons in Stupid is as Stupid Does..., but hopefully they will
 have a reason for do it.
 IV.I  The Story So Far...
 	The meat loaf has hit the fan.  The world has ended, at least in
 the vicinity of Hometown USA, and the players are among the few people
 still to be in their right mind.  The players have guns, big ones, and
 have used them to clear out their school of everyone of the demonic
 persuasion.  Hometown Elementary has become an island in a sea of
 destruction.  A haven for anyone who is still human.  But this is not
 enough; the hordes of evil are pounding in the doors.  The players must
 take the battle to the enemy, or drown under the tide of destruction.
 	Reports from children that have managed to make it all the way
 from downtown Hometown indicate that demonic activity is far greater
 there.  The leaders of the Hometown Liberation Front and Bake Sale
 Society (HLFBSS) has decided that an expeditionary force must be sent
 downtown to evaluate the threat, and create as much havoc as possible.
 As always, the players have been nominated for the job.
 	The players, dubbed the Downtown Expeditionary Force (DEF), are to
 take the newly equipped Urban Assault Vehicle (UAV) downtown, scope out
 the demonic forces there, and return with as few casualties as possible.
 If the players succeed, there will be medals and danishes all round.  If
 they fail, this will look grave for the noble HLFBSS.
 IV.II  The Briefing.
 	A few days before the actually expedition, all the member of the
 DEF (the players) are collected in Hometown Elementary's Gym to receive
 their briefing from Colonel Chalky While.  The Colonel is of the ripe
 old age of 13, and commands the respect of everyone at Hometown
 Elementary.  Once everyone has seated themselves quietly upon the
 bleachers, the Colonel steps up onto the platform beside the school
 	"My fellow humans,"  He begins.  The band suddenly erupts in a few
 rousing seconds of Tequila before the Colonel waves them to be quiet.
 "Not yet you idiots!"
 	"Sorry,"  First Kazoo replies.  "we thought you were done..."  The
 Colonel looks angrily at the band, then continues his speech.
 	"My fellow humans, It is my great honor to send you forth upon
 this your most glorious of missions."  Once again, the band starts up
 with Tequila.  The Colonel quiets them with and angry look.
 	"Sorry, we thought you were..."  The Kazoo man says softly.  The
 Colonel, trying to look dignified,  returns his attention to the
 	"Though what you are about to do is dangerous.  Though what you
 are about to do will almost certainly get you killed.  Do no look upon
 it as suicide.  No sir.  For what you do, you do for the greater good of
 humanity, and the betterment to all.  So when that evil demon is sucking
 out your brain, you can say to yourself:  Sure, it hurts, but its a good
 kind of hurt."  Tequila erupts once again from the band, this time as if
 they mean to continue.  The Colonel loses his cool, and throws his notes
 at the first Kazoo.
 	"What, what?"  The Kazoo man says as the band grinds to a halt.
 	"Stop!  That!"  The Colonel says as if he is having an embolism.
 The Colonel tries to regain his composure, and turns back to the
 players.  The first seven notes of Tequila burst from the band in rapid
 succession.  The Colonel looks like he's going to feed first Kazoo his
 	"Sorry.  Slipped."  First Kazoo tries to look at something else.
 The Colonel buries his face in his hands.  His will broken.
 	"Oh, just go kick some ass..."  He says to the players, and steps
 off the platform.  The Colonel makes it halfway across the gym before he
 turns around and yells:  "Now you idiots!  You can play now!"  The look
 at each other with surprise and start up playing.
 	The players are played out of the gymnasium with a rousing chorus
 of...  Yes, you guessed it:  Tequila.  Bam dududuu-dududa.
 IV.III  This, this is my BOOM stick!!!
 	Those players who have brought their characters over from a
 different Heavy Ordnance game will already have some equipment; but for
 brand new characters, a trip to the armory will be in order.
 	The Armoror is a little hesitant to give the players any quality
 equipment (not expecting the player to come back), so the stuff below is
 all he will part with:
 2 LAW's.
 5 fragmentation grenades.
 4 M16's. w/ 12 clips
 2 .45 Autos. w/4 clips
 1 Ingram M10 w/5 clips
 3 3 point bullet proof vests (altered to fit a 10 year old).
 	The players will have to pester the Armoror to get any more
 equipment out of him.  Unless the players are very persuasive, the
 Armoror will not budge.
 IV.IV  A visit to the Bus Barn.
 	On the day of the expedition, the players report bright and early
 (at least 10ish) to the Bus Barn behind the school, where the UAV is
 stored.  The UAV, as you might have guessed, is a big yellow school bus
 with a few optional extras.  The windows have been covered with steel
 plates, a hole has been cut in the roof and a M60 has been mounted by
 it, a plate of spikes has been added to the front of the bus, and the
 letters DEF and the HLFBSS emblem (a muffin with a sword through it) has
 been painted on the side.  The players will meet Q-Ball, the HLFBSS
 local technical genius.  He will give them the tour of the UAV, pointing
 out the useful bits, and asks them to please bring the thing back in one
 piece.  The players can load their equipment aboard, and get under way.
 	Players who look around the bus will find a milk crate of molitov
 cocktails under one of the benches.  There are gun slits cut into the
 steel covering the windows that will allow the players to shoot out.
 IV.V  Bye-bye Boys, Have Fun Storming the Castle!
 	As the players drive the UAV out of the Bus Barn and by the front
 of the school, they will see that everyone has come out to wish them on
 their way.  The band is there playing, of course, Tequila, and everyone
 else is weaving happily.  (Any player that can land a stun grenade in
 the band at this point get a hero point on the spot.)  The bookies have
 the players odds of survival at even odds...
 	As the UAV rounds the corner, the happy waving crowd turns in to a
 weepy mourning one.  The bookies move their decimal place on their tally
 boards, and turn the odds of the players survival to 1000 to 1.
 IV.VI  Hi Ho, Hi Ho, its off to war we go...
 	Its a ten minute drive to downtown Hometown, down a twisting badly
 kept road.  The bus is equipped with an 8-track player to help the trip
 go quickly.  Unfortunately, the only cassette on the bus is The Greatest
 Hits of the BeeGees.  So as the players jive on down to When the Lights
 Went Out in Massachusetts  the UAV works it's way down to the downtown.
 	The players are almost halfway to downtown Hometown when they run
 into and obstacle.  As the players round a corner, they see that a tree
 has fallen across the road, blocking their path. Whoever is driving the
 UAV will have to make a quick decision:  Will they try and ram the tree,
 or will they stop the bus.  As you have probably guessed (and hopefully,
 so have the players), this is an ambush.  Sitting in the branches of the
 trees lining the road are four demons, just waiting for the bus to roll
 	If the driver is smart enough to ram the tree, he must make a Dex-
 Drive roll versus 7.  Any successes will mean that the UAV has broken
 through the tree.  The demons will try to drop down upon the moving bus,
 and each demon will have to make a Agil-Gym roll versus 6 plus the
 number of successes the driver got on his drive roll (So if the driver
 got 3 success on his drive roll, the demons would have to roll against
 9).  The stats for the average demon are given above.
 	If the driver stops the bus, the demons will drop down almost
 immediately.  They don't have to make any roll to drop down onto a
 stopped bus.  They will start tearing at the UAV to try and get at the
 players inside.  The UAV doesn't have enough momentum to break through
 the tree from a sitting start, so the players will be sitting ducks
 inside the bus.
 	If the players stopped the bus or not, hopefully they will be able
 to deal with the demons and move on to the next part of the adventure.
 IV.VII  Downtown, Where the Cabs don't stop...
 		"Slow Down!"
 		"Why?  Everybody else is Russian around here!"
 							-Yacko & Rasputin, Animanics.
 	If the players manage to make it through the ambush, the UAV will
 roll onto the streets of downtown Hometown.  The town doesn't seem to be
 the site of the end of the world.  The houses seem in perfect condition.
 The lawns are all mowed, and the streets are free of burning wrecks.  In
 fact, the city seems just like it always did, except for the fact that
 no one is around.
 	Downtown is totally quiet.  Nothing seems to be moving.  No pets,
 no birds, no people.  If it wasn't for the players, the city would be
 dead.  The players can drive around for as long as they want, marveling
 at the peace.  They can even get out and check out the houses if they
 want.  Everything seems normal.  The houses are tidy, and their doors
 are locked.  It seems like everyone has just gotten up and gone on
 vacation.  Everyone, at the same time...
 	Eventually the players will roll the UAV down Main Street.  As
 they pass the city hall they will encounter their first sign of life.
 In the loosest sense of the word:
 	As the players roll down Man Street, a vehicle will make a left
 onto Main from Pine.  The vehicle, which seems to be some futuristic
 sort of tank, will head straight for the UAV.  Coming towards them at
 about 10 mph.  If the players stop and reverse, the tank will speed up
 to try and catch them.  Once the tank gets within twenty yards to the
 UAV it will suddenly stop.
 	At first the players might think that the tank has thrown its
 track, as the tank leans uncomfortably to one side.  But as the tracks
 disappear into tank, and the whole things begins to transform, the
 players may thing twice.
 	The Tank quickly transforms into a giant Robot.  The tank barrel
 mounted on its right forearm. The Tankbot stands up, and levels the
 barrel at the UAV.  Any intelligent player will be pissing themselves at
 this point; but luckily for the players , the Tankbot is having a little
 trouble adjusting to the Midwestern climate, and couldn't hit the broad
 side of a barn.  The shell will explode a good 20 feet away from the
 UAV, incinerating a perfectly innocent park bench.
 	What the players do from here is totally up to them.  The Tankbot
 is unable to hit the UAV with its cannon, but if it can get hold of it,
 it will try and punch the UAV into oblivion.  The players can easily run
 from the Tankbot, but while they're in the UAV they won't be able to
 shake it.  Weapons will have little effect against the Tankbot, and a
 LAW rocket will only knock it on its ass.  Eventually they players will
 have to abandon the UAV and let the Tankbot have its fun with it.  The
 Tankbot will proceed to smash the UAV into a pile of twisted metal, then
 wander off down the streets of downtown.
 	Players may quickly conclude that they are in way over their
 heads, and have more than enough information already to deliver a
 concise report back to the Colonel  (They've got really really BIG
 robots!  What else do you want to know?").  The only question will
 become:  How to get home?
 	If the players don't conclude this, and want to wander around for
 a bit longer, let them go right ahead.  Throw in the occasional demon,
 and bring back Tankbot now and again.  They'll sooner or later run out
 of ammo and want to go home.
 	Getting home, of course, is going to be tough.  There are plenty
 of cars around, but there's one problem:  No gas.  Really, every gas
 tank in every car in town is totally dry.  None of the cars will go.
 The players may think of draining the fuel out of the UAV, but their are
 two problems with this:  1.  The UAV uses diesel.  2.  The players will
 have to siphon the diesel out.  Whatever the players conclude, they are
 going to have to go searching for something.  Be it gas, a truck that
 uses diesel, siphoning equipment, or a ray of hope.
 	One of the players may realize (and feel free to point this out if
 they don't) that there may still be some pockets of human resistance
 left downtown.  If there is, they may have what they players are looking
 for, and they might help the players get back to Hometown Elementary.
 Unless the players have a better idea, this may be their best bet for
 	Of course, the most intelligent place to start looking for
 survivors will be at the nearest school.  Just like the players, if any
 children survived, they are probably holding up there.  There are a few
 schools downtown, but the nearest to the players (wherever they are) is
 the Arnold Buckweed Junior High.
 	If the players decided to go looking for what they need in the
 downtown stores, they will come up empty.  All gas, everywhere, is dry.
 Siphoning equipment and a diesel powered truck won't be to hard to find,
 but as soon as the players return to the UAV, they will find that its
 tanks have already been drained.  There are no signs of how this
 happened or who did this.  The fuel just seems to have vanished.
 IV.VIII  Arnold Buckweed Junior High.
 				"Now I know hell."
 						-Author, First day of Junior High.
 	Eventually they players will end up at the Junior High.  There
 only hope will be in  finding other human resistors to the demon
 invasion.  On approaching the school, they players will see no signs of
 	The inside of the school looks like a battlefield.  Corridors have
 been blockaded with desks and chairs, claw marks can be seen in the
 walls and floors, and classroom doors have been ripped clean of their
 hinges.  Still, there are no signs of life, and the only mark of human
 habitation is the occasional bloodstain.  As they players wander around
 the destruction, any hope of finding a pocket of human resistance will
 drain from them.
 	Unfortunately, the first life the players will encounter will not
 be human.  In the library the players will encounter a rather runtish
 demon that seems to be shelving books.  The demon has glasses perched
 over its bug-like eyes, and moves about the shelves of books in a busy
 fashion.  The demon is the twisted remains of the old librarian, and
 some regressive gene has kept it in the library even after the mutation.
 The librarian is very protective of his books, and will attack the
 players as soon as they enter the library.  Even though he is a runtish
 demon, he may still be a handful for unsuspecting players:
 Librarian Demon
 	Well:  3d		Per:   2d		Wits:  1d
 	Str:     3d		End:  3d		Will:   4d
 	Agl:    2d		Dex:  3d		IQ:     4d
 	Gymnastics 3d, Street Fight 2d, Read/Write 4d, Research 3d.
 	The Librarian will fight to the death, and will try with all his
 might to protect his books.  The players should be able to quickly
 dispatch this demon, but the sound of any gunfire will bring three more
 demons running from down the hall.  These three demons are of the full
 grown 'average' type, and will dispatch the players with extreme
 prejudice.  They players will have a few moment to prepare for this
 assault, and dig themselves in behind the book shelves.  The demons will
 have to come down the hall and cross the open reading area before they
 hit the players.  With a few overlapping arcs of fire, the players
 should be able to cut the demons down like corn.
 	If the players take down the demons, they will probably venture
 down the corridor from which the demons emerged.  At the end of the
 corridor they will find the science labs for the Junior High.  Going
 inside, the players will see what the demons were working on:
 	The laboratory seems to be in full operation.  Bunsen burners are
 burning, beakers are bubbling, and computers are computing.  On the lab
 benches are about dozen large specimen jars, each containing a human
 baby.  The babies are in the various stages of gestation.  Anywhere from
 3 to 9 months along.  Anyone who takes a closer look at the babies will
 see that they are in fact alive inside the jars, breathing and growing.
 	What is going on here?  Though the players may never know the
 whole story, they can probably guess most of it.  The demons are doing
 experiments into the reasons why prepubescent children are not effected
 by their powers of possession.  Even though they do not yet know the
 reason why this is the case, they have managed to genetically engineer a
 human child that is not immune to their power.  The babies in the jars
 are the product of this experiment.  Human children that can be
 possessed by demons.
 	Any player who has ever seen Aliens probably won't go anywhere
 near the jars, no less disturb them.  But in this case, it doesn't
 really matter.  Once the players have had plenty of time to look around
 the lab, and have jumped to some conclusions to the origins of the
 babies, a couple of the babies in the jars will start to kick and shake.
 After a few moments of this,  their jars will crack and then explode.
 Smart players will quickly turn their weapons on the rest of the babies
 in the jars.
 	Two of the demons the players slew in the library have jumped into
 the bodies of the babies.  They have broken out of the jars and hidden
 under the lab benches.  They both will quickly mutate into tiny versions
 of the demons the players killed in the library.  Being of such a small
 size, these mini demons are very, very, fast.  They will scamper around
 the lab floor, moving from bench to bench, probably scaring the players
 half to death.  Here are the stats for the mini demons:
 Mini Demon
 	Well:  1d		Per:   1d		Wits:  1d
 	Str:     1d		End:  2d		Will:   4d
 	Agl:    5d		Dex:  4d		IQ:     3d
 	Gymnastics 3d, Street Fight 3d, Track 3d, Biology 3d.
 Note: Claws are a diff 5, +2 weapon.
 Shooting at the mini demons will have little effect other than to
 destroy the scenery.  With 8 dice dodge, its unlikely the players will
 hit one.  Players that don't run for their lives from the laboratory
 will be slowly picked at by the demons.  They will charge, strike once,
 then run for cover.  A few tries at this, and the players will be badly
 	Those that run, will be chased by the mini demons, out into the
 library, and into the Gymnasium beyond.  In here, the players will be in
 better shape.  The mini demons have nothing to hide under, and it will
 be harder for them to attack in the open.  The players won't be able to
 hit the demons with their guns, but things will be looking up.
 	Just as the players are getting frustrated, the fire exit of the
 Gym is suddenly smashed in.  A ride-on lawnmower, blades down, comes
 screaming into the gym.  It does a wide loop across the floor and
 catches the mini demons in it blades.  A red spray washes from the back
 of the lawnmower, and it screeches to a halt.  The driver, a chubby dull
 looking man, climbs off the mower and giggles.
 	"Only way to get them suckers."  He says.
 IV.IX  Bob the Custodian
 	The man, the players will find out, is Bob the Custodian.  He has
 been the custodian of Arnold Buckweed Junior High for over ten years.
 He is happy to seen the players, and willing to answer any questions
 that they might have.
 	Of course, the first question on every players mind will be:  "Why
 the hell aren't you a brain sucking demon?"  Well, Bob has no idea, but
 the players may be able to hazard a guess:
 	Bob is, to be politically correct, intellectually challenged.  Or,
 to be more realistic, dumb as a post.  The players will quite quickly
 assume that this is the reason for Bob's freedom from the demon menace.
 Whatever the reason, Bob is a God send for the players.  He not only has
 gasoline, but he also has a truck around the back of the Junior High;
 and he is only to happy to drive the players wherever they want to go.
 	Bob is genuinely interested in what they players are up to, and is
 curious about their weaponry.  He is not completely aware of what has
 happened around him, and hasn't made the connection between everyone
 disappearing and the demonic hordes that he's been fighting.  He has
 survived through a combination of brute force, and good luck; using his
 gardening implements as weapons.
 	If asked about the demons, Bob will have one piece of important
 information.  He will tell the players that after the initial wave of
 demons destroyed the Junior High, they all seemed to abandon the place
 and head off to the High School at the center of town.  Ever since, Bob
 has only ever encountered the occasional demon.  All the rest seem to be
 holding up inside the High School building.
 IV.X  Tankbot Was A Steel Driving Man.
 	Of course, a pleasant scene of human interaction, such as that
 between the players and Bob, has to be broken by violence (action genre
 motto).  And who else can bring such a thing to reality but-  Yes you
 guessed it...  The Master of Disaster...  The Mean, Green, Fighting
 Machine...  Tankbot!!!  (Yeah.   Tankbot, Tankbot, He's our man!  If he
 can't kill it, no one can!)
 	The wall of the gymnasium is blown in by a blast from Tankbot's
 cannon.  He smashes the rest of the wall down as he swaggers into the
 gym.  Tankbot has gotten a little more used to the Midwestern Climate
 now, so he's shooting straight once again.  He will level his cannon,
 and incinerate one of the basketball hoops.
 	The players will have to be creative in dealing with Tankbot.
 Their weapons will have little or no effect on him.
 	Hiding inside the Junior High will be an ineffective tactic with
 Tankbot.  He will smash down walls and roofs at will to get at the
 players.  It won't take much damage by Tankbot before the Junior High
 collapses in on itself.
 	The players best bet is to stick with Bob, and use his knowledge
 of the local terrain to their advantage.  His lawnmower is fast enough
 to shake off Tankbot's aim most of the time, so they should be able to
 move around without getting blasted.
 	Though the players may come up with their own plan for defeating
 Tankbot.  Below is what Bob will come up with after a little time (okay,
 a lot of time):
 	Like all sports fields at Junior High Schools, the football field
 at Arnold Buckweed Junior High is a swamp.  One corner of it is more
 rice paddy than grass field; and no matter what time of the year it is,
 it is always under water.  On top of this, Bob will switch on the
 field's sprinkler system (proper use of school funds) and drench the
 rest of the field.  He will ask the players to lure Tankbot out into the
 field, and try and get him into the deep end.  When Tankbot is up to his
 knees in mud, he will use his lawnmower and 100 yards of unbreakable
 garden hose to trip Tankbot.  Once in the mud, Tankbot will be unable to
 pull himself out, and all of his trying will just dig him deeper.
 	Of course, if the players get a better idea, let them go through
 with it.  Tankbot is a tough nut to crack, and brute force won't bring
 him down.
 IV.XI  Hail the Conquering Hero's...
 			"I just love it when a plan comes togther."
 							-Hannibul, A-Team.
 	Once Tankbot is defeated (if Tankbot is defeated), the players
 will probably want to head back home.  Arnold Buckweed Junior High is a
 pile of rubble by the time Tankbot is finished with it, so Bob will be
 happy to go with the players.  He will drive them home in his pickup,
 and stay at Hometown Elementary to help the players out.
 	The players will return to a warm reception.  Just the fact that
 they're alive will be a cause for rejoicing.  The Colonel will be
 interested to hear their report, and everyone will be fascinated by the
 existence of Bob.  Q-ball will be disappointed about the destruction of
 the UAV, but will be interested in the existence of Tankbot.  He will
 start right away on a weapon that can be used against it.  If asked, Bob
 will be happy to say with the HLFBSS and help out in any fashion that he
 can.  The HLFBSS scientist, at least would like to take a look at him.
 	Is this the end of the DEF?  Is it's mission complete?  Of course
 not!  This is but the first day in long campaign for freedom.  Many
 question remain to be answered:  Why is Bob unaffected by the demons?
 How can this fact be used to HLFBSS's advantage?  What about Tankbot?
 Where did he come from?  Is he a vicious killing machine?  Or is he just
 misunderstood?  What of the demon bread babies?  What will they grow up
 to be like?  Will the demon scientists find away to leap into the bodies
 of the players? What's going on at the High School?  And what the hell
 happened to all of the God damn gasoline?  Did the demons steal it?
 What are they using it for?  Many questions remain to be answered, and
 only the players can ask the questions.
 	The players will most likely want to get some experience for their
 trouble.  Here's a break down:
 	1 Hero Point		-	Per game session.
 	1 Hero Point		-	Deciding to look for help at the
 Junior High without 						prompting from the
 	1 Hero Point		-	Defeating Tankbot and returning home
 	1 Hero Point		-	Exceptional Roleplaying.
 Appendix A.   Attributes.
 	Physical			Averaged			Mental
  	Well Being		    	Perception			 Wits
 	Strength			Endurance		         Willpower
 	 Agility				Dexterity			  IQ
 	Here is a quick description of the Attributes in the Reflex
 Roleplaying System, with a breakdown as to their meaning according to
 dice level.
 Well Being
 	Well Being is very easily confused with Attribute of Endurance.
 It may become difficult to determine where to use one, and where to use
 the other.  Keep in mind that Well Being is the measure of the
 character's health.  Endurance is the measure of the character's ability
 to continue under adverse conditions.
 	Apart from being a simple measure of a character's health, Well
 Being is also the general measure of the character's build and weight.
 Characters with low Well Being will probably be short or pudgy.
 Characters with a high Well Being, tall and lean.  There are no hard and
 fast rules about this, however.  You can still make your character as
 you see fit, regardless of his Well Being.
 1d	-	Character is either runtish or overweight.  The character
 has a 				cardiac chasing after their grandmother.
 2d	-	Character is of normal build and weight, though is probably
 of the 			couch potato type.  Fine for long walks or short
 runs, but is 				definitely not the athletic type.
 3d	-	The athletic type.  Collage athletics to lower professional
 level.  A 			good athlete, but nothing remarkable.  Though
 with a little 				practice...
 4d	-	Professional athlete.  A physical powerhouse.  All you need
 is the 			opportunity to become one of the greats.
 5d	-	Adonis.  Lesser mortals cower in your presence.
 	A simple enough attribute.  The measure of the physical power of
 your body.  Want to bend steel, or punch through walls?  This is the
 attribute for you.
 1d	-	Physically inconsequential.  Hopefully your either a child
 or an 				invalid.  You can lift your backpack,
 that's about it.
 2d	-	Normal, day to day strength.  You can open the tops of jars
 and 			move furniture around.
 3d	-	You've either pumped iron, or worked in a job with a lot of
 lifting.  			You're the kind of person people like to have on
 their side in a 				fight.
 4d	-	Professional body builder or muscle man.  You can do some
 cool 			tricks, like bending bars or tearing up phone books.
 People don't 			mess with you unless they really have to.
 5d	-	You once killed a man by flexing your left peck.  You either
 the 			strongest man in the world, or you want to find him
 and kick his 			ass.  Your one bad mother-(Shut your
 mouth!)  I was just taking 			about 5d.
 	The ability to control your movements and actions.  Your over all
 balance and stability on your feet.  This is the attribute that lets
 gymnast do what they do.
 1d	-	You trip over the curb a lot.  Gym Class was torture to you.
 				You've found that if you remain seated, nothing
 bad will happen
 		to you.
 2d	-	You were a terror on the Jungle Gym as a child, but you
 can't do 			a hand stand to save your life (not that you've
 ever had the urge 			to).
 3d	-	You can do some impressive acrobatics, and can do some great
 			slam-dunks with a basketball.
 4d	-	You could compete in the Olympics or walk a tight rope.
 				Combined with Martial Arts, you make a deadly
 5d	-	Master Ninja.  Jackie Chen has nothing on you.
 	The measure of your overall mental health and sharpness.  This is
 a nebulous attribute that deals with everything from imagination to
 humor.  People with high Wits make good stand up comedians, and poets.
 A low Wits score could imply a psychosis, or simply just a boring
 1d	-	Your about as interesting as a squash.  You've never quite
 				grasped the humor behind the "Who's on first
 skit".  You think Full 			House is a laugh riot.
 2d	-	Your generally a nice person, though you can get irritable.
 You 			can hold your own in a "Your mother..." contest.
 3d	-	Your a pleasant and interesting person, probably an artist
 of some 			sort.  Your witty enough to write sit-coms in
 your sleep, and your 			always mulling some great idea over
 in your head.  One day you 			might write it all down...
 4d	-	You make a good living off your imagination.  Comedies,
 				tragedies, poems, novels; you've done them all.
 In an argument, 			you can turn your opponent to jelly in
 under five minutes.
 5d	-	When you die, God had you and Shakespeare down to work on
 			a project together.  You are hailed as one of the
 master creative 			powers of your generation.
 	The measure of your mental strength.  This is an attribute that
 only comes into play under adverse circumstances, when pressure is put
 onto a character.  The attribute becomes of great importance in Reflex
 Games that involve the supernatural.
 1d	-	You can't handle pressure.  You passed out while taking your
 				SAT exam.  You worry constantly about the hole
 in the ozone.
 2d	-	You can deal with pretty much anything that hits you in
 daily life.  			Though anything outside of your paradigm
 sends you for a loop.  			You own a gun to protect yourself
 from crime.
 3d	-	Your cool as a cucumber.  Men with knives don't even phase
 			you.  The supernatural though, is a little beyond you
 4d	-	You have, to coin a phrase, balls of steel.  You leap across
 				precipices of lava just for the fun of it.
 5d	-	"Are you talking to me?  Are you talking to me?  I don't see
 				nobody else here.  You must me talking to me."
 	The ability to use your mind quickly and efficiently.  What most
 people think of when they think of intelligence.
 1d	-	Your brains directly attached to your drool gland.  You
 never 				understood what picture you were supposed
 to see in those ink 	blot tests.
 2d	-	Average moxy.  You made it through high school algebra, but
 				switched to an easier major in college because
 you couldn't hack 			the math.
 3d	-	You can wrap your head around Quantum Electrodynamics
 				without any trouble, though you still have to
 stop and do addition 			on your fingers.
 4d	-	Intellectual powerhouse.  You think chaos theory is a way to
 				spend a fun evening.
 5d	-	"12.54352 days to be exact, Captain."
 	One's physical and mental health determine how receptive one is to
 the environment around them.  Perception is the measure on your ability
 to pick out important details from the mass of useless information that
 bombards us everyday.
 1d	-	You miss some of the simplest things.  You didn't know there
 was anything 		wrong with your marriage until your wife packed
 her bags and moved to her 		mothers.  Hey, watch out for that
 2d	-	You spot most stuff of importance.  You can play poker with
 you buddies, 		and know when they are bluffing.
 3d	-	You would make a good police detective.  You can usually
 tell if someone is 		lying to you, and you clean up at Easter
 egg hunts.
 4d	-	You senses are keenly tuned.  You very seldom miss anything;
 and if you do, 		someone was probably hiding it from you.
 5d	-	"Elementary my dear Watson."
 	Being the combination of your physical and mental strength,
 Endurance is not as much the measure of your physical fitness, but more
 the measure of your perseverance.  How far can you run, or how long can
 you go without food?  It comes in to game play mainly with respect to
 operating with injuries.
 1d	-	Climbing out of your easy chair winds you.  You faint at the
 very sight of your 		own blood.  No one wants you around when
 furniture has to be moved.
 2d	-	Your fine for normal exercise, but any kind of extended run
 leaves you flat.  		You shrug off most minor wounds.
 3d	-	On a good day, you can run a marathon.
 4d	-	Tough as nails.  Your one of those African guys who chases
 after the giraffe 		until it falls over dead from fatigue.
 5d	-	You once got hit in the head by a falling brick. Didn't even
 phase you.  Does 		the phrase:  `Unstoppable mutant beast from
 hell', mean anything to you?
 	This attribute measures you ability to do fine manual tasks.  It
 is the average of you Agility (physical adeptness) and your IQ (mental
 adeptness).  It requires a combination of both to be good with your
 1d	-	Butter fingers.  You can't catch a baseball, and you throw
 like a girl.  			"Here,	let me hold that priceless
 vase for you-(smash)  Oops, sorry."
 2d	-	You can play a slick game of foozeball, type 40 wpm, and do
 the hand jive 			without braking a bone.  You still crash
 into the canyon walls in `Rebel 			Assault' though.
 3d	-	Your a video game master.  You can do that cool thing where
 you spin a pen 		around the back of your thumb.  Anyone for a
 game of Pick Up Sticks?
 4d	-	You one rewired a TV in under ten minutes.  You can flip a
 coin and always 		get it to land heads up.
 5d	-	Your either a knife thrower or a steno typist.  You roll 7
 or 11 every time at 		craps.	
 Appendix B   Skills
 	Here is a quick description of the skills in the Reflex System.
 Remember:  If you can't find a skill that quite fits what you want your
 character to do, make a new one.  Skills should be somewhat flexible in
 the Reflex System.
 	The ability to take on the persona of a character, either real or
 	The study of life.  Useful in any situation involving the theory
 of organic.
 	Familiarity with bureaucracies of all kinds.  Useful when one
 wants to speed up a governmental process that is designed to be slow.
 	The ability to construct think out of wood.  From toys to bridges.
 	The study of chemicals.  Useful in any situation involving the
 theory and application of chemicals. (explosives, poisons, etc.)
 Computer Operation
 	Operating a computer system.  Includes knowledge of operating
 systems (DOS/Windows, Unix, etc.), applications, and games.
 Computer Programming
 	Programming of a computer sytsm.  Includes most languges (C, C++,
 	The ability to lie.  "Really Officer, I didn't seen that stop
 	Operation of motor vehicles, from car to trucks.
 	Basic Electric circuit design and construction (remember, the
 integrated circuit was never invented in the world of the Screaming
 	The knowledge of how to act in certain social situations.  Sub-
 Skillable to different social levels and societies.
 	Boom!  Includes creating and disarming.
 	The study of how to make money (legally).
 First Aid
 	Patching people up so they don't die.
 	Knowledge of how to play (and win) at games of chance, from
 roulette to poker.
 	Ability to perform physical stunts.
 Hand to Hand
 	Ability for fight with one's fists and feet.
 	Self explanatory.  Sub-Skillable to a specific era or place.
 Heavy Machinery
 	The use of construction machinery.
 Heavy Weapons
 	Knowledge of the use and maintenance of heavy weapons, from
 bazookas to artillery pieces.
 	The ability to get people to do what you want through less than
 socail means
 	Knowledge of the legal system
 	One's ability to lead people.
 	Knowledge of languages.  Sub-skillable to specific languages.
 	Opening doors with out a key.
 	Everyone's worst enemy.
 	The ability to operate and fix mechanical devices.
 	Use of hand weapons (sword, clubs, poddles).
 	Sherlock Homes greatest skill
 	The most useful skill in the Reflex System :-)
 	The operation of a camera, and the overall theory of taking good
 	The theories of physics.  Great for determining when your exactly
 going to hit the ground after throwing yourself off a building.
 	Operation of flying machines.
 	Use of handguns.
 Play Instrument
 	The ability to play musical instruments.  Sub-skillable to a
 specific instrument.
 	Library use, and all round collage skills.
 Ride Cycle
 	The operation of a motorcycle.
 	Use of rifles, machine guns, SMG's, etc.
 	You ability to spring great distances.
 	Operation of water vehicles.
 	The ability to forge metal.
 Social Science
 	Communism.  Capitalism.  Where to pick up your welfare check.
 	Be very quiet, I'm hunting rabbits.
 	Where to contact the black market, and what to say when you do.
 	Knowledge of how to live in the great outdoors.  Sub-skillable to
 a specific climate.
 	Whap.  Hey watch where your throwing that thing!
 	Hmm, three men on two horses pass this way.  One horse have bad
 	Ability to construct legible sentences.
 Appendix C.   Weapons and Equipment
 		"Good.  Bad.  I'm the guy with the gun."
 						-Ash, Army of Darkness.
 	Ahh, guns.  Lots of guns.  Lots of really big guns.  Lots of
 really really really really BIG guns.  That's what this game needs.
 Lots of really really really really really really...
 	I've tried to put a nice selection of weapons on this list, so the
 players won't get to bored to quick.  But I have neither the time, nor
 the energy to make it anywhere near complete.  If your going to get into
 any serious Heavy Ordnance you should go out and get the Compendium of
 Modern Firearms from R. Talsorian Games.  This will give you all of the
 guns and explosives that you'll ever need (it has pictures too).  Here's
 how to adapt it to the Reflex System:
 Compendium of Modern Firearms
 	Look at the chart on page 213-214.  This is all the bullet damages
 for a bunch of different systems.  Look at the last column, the D20
 System, for the damages for all the bullets in the Reflex System.  Easy,
 huh?  Really, I didn't plan it this way...
 	Now flip to the data on the particular weapon that you want.  Ammo
 Type and Clip are right in front of you.  Load Time is easy to figure:
 If its has a clip, Load Time is 1; if it's revolver, Load Time is 3
 (unless you use a speed loader, then its 1).  S/R is determined by
 looking at the Rate of Fire.  Divide the (SS) by 30 and round up to find
 the S/R.  If the gun is capable of automatic fire, its automatic rate is
 10 (unless its some kind of mini gun, then you can put the S/R higher,
 GM's decision.)
 	Dice Mod and the Ranges are a little harder to figure.  Dice Mod
 is zero unless the GM feels there is a reason that it should be
 otherwise.  Unless a weapon has a reputation for being either accurate
 or inaccurate, you don't have to worry about that.  For Close Range,
 look down the Range Chart for the weapon.  Where the probability for a
 body hit changes from 0.990 to any other probability is Close Range.
 i.e.  The HP-35 Browning Hi Power has a 0.990 probability of a body hit
 at 50 meters.  It has a 0.972 probability at 75 meters.  That means the
 Browning's Close Range threshold lies somewhere between 50 and 75
 meters.  Lets take 50 as a nice round number.  Long Range cannot be
 determined from the Compendium.  Just say its at 200, unless you have a
 reason to think otherwise.
 	Of course, you might want a few blades and knives to round out
 your character, so go get The Compendium of Weapons, Armour, & Castles
 from Palladium Books.  Here's what to do:
 The Compendium of Weapons, Armour, & Castles
 	This is really, really, easy:  Look at the data on the weapon you
 want.  Look at the Damage stat.  This is the plus to the melee attack in
 the Reflex System.  Look at the Dex. stat.  Add this to 5 to determine
 the base difficulty for the weapon.  That's it.
 Weapons and Equipment List
 Firearms:(Dice Mod,S/R,Ammo Type,Close Range,Long Range,Clip,Load
 Melee Weapons:(Base Diff,Damage Plus,Cost)
 Glock 17 (0,2,9mm,100,200,17,1,450)  This popular pistol was made famous
 by the knee jerk gun centralists who dubbed it the "Plastic Pistol", and
 said that it could evade detection at airport metal detectors.  That
 fact that it had more metal in its construction that most other guns was
 immaterial.  This weapon is very popular with the police and armed
 security forces, and can often be found on their person.
 M1911A1 (0,2,.45,25,200,7,1,400)  This is the .45 Auto that has been in
 service in the US army for over 70 years.  This is the only handgun that
 the players will find at the National Guard base at the beginning of the
 Smith & Wesson Model 10 (0,2,.38,50,200,6,3,300)  This is the stand
 issue police revolver, though it is often substituted for the Glock 17
 by most policemen.  It is also a popular self defense weapon among
 Heckler & Koch MP5 (0,2/3rb/10,9mm,100,300,30,1,NA)  The MP5 (and its
 various incarnations) is the most popular weapon of Commando and SWAT
 teams.  Its adaptability and reliability make it an excellent weapon for
 all purpose combat, and will probably become a favorite weapon of the
 players.  Most models of the MP5 have a folding stock so it can be shot
 as an SMG or as a rifle.
 UZI (0,2/3rb/10,9mm,25,200,30,1,NA)  The Uzi is as close to a classic as
 a weapon can become.  Its peculiar design is instantly recognizable to
 anyone who has ever watched T.V. or gone to an action movie.  The weapon
 still sees extensive service today, 40 some years after its invention,
 and is often found in the hands of police and criminals.
 Ingram M10/11 (-1,15,9mm,25,200,32,1,NA)  These tiny weapons are popular
 with the criminal community, and other less restrained individuals.  The
 high rate of fire of the weapons has earned them the nickname of "Buzz
 Saw", which is most descriptive of their use.  These weapons are far
 more controllable with the optional suppresser.  If one is used the -1
 dice mod can be ignored.
 Assault Rifles
 AK-47 (0,10,7.62,75,500,30,1,250)  Originally produced in Russia, and
 since shipped around the world, the AK-47 is one of the most common
 weapons in service anywhere in the world.  Its rugged design, and
 reputation for dependability, make it the perfect weapon to be placed in
 the hands of untrained revolutionaries, or others with minimum weapons
 L85 (0,10,5.56,200,600,30,1,NA) The L85 is the new standard issue weapon
 system for the British army.  It is of the innovative `bullpup' design,
 which means the magazine is located behind the trigger and grip.  This
 supposedly reduces recoil, and makes the weapon easier to handle (and it
 makes it look really cool too...).
 M16 (0,10,5.56,300,700,30,1,550) The standard issue weapon system of the
 US armed forces.  The M16 has seen service for over 30 years in the
 hands of America troops, from the jungles of Vietnam to the desserts of
 the Persian Gulf.  The weapon has gained a reputation for jamming when
 dirty.  This will be the major weapon of use by the players since they
 will be raiding a national guard base.
 Remington 870 (+2/-1,1,12gu.,15,40,7,5,200) A classic pump action
 shotgun.  Popular with the police, and for home safety.
 CAWS (+2/-1,2/8,12gu,15,40,12,1,NA)  This Close Assault Weapon System
 defiantly lives up to its name.  When set for full auto, it can pretty
 much turn anything into hamburger in one round.  A couple of these might
 be laying around the National Guard base, if the GM is in a good mood.
 M60 (0,10,7.62,200,600,belt,belt,NA)  The standard general purpose
 machinegun of the US army.  The M60 has a built in bipod which, unless
 your Rambo, must be used when firing the weapon.  The weapon is belt
 fed, with a stand belt holding 100 rounds.
 Minimi (0,15,5.56,50,400,30/belt,1/belt,NA)  The light machinegun of the
 US military, the weapon can either take an M16 magazine, or be belt fed.
 .50 M2HB (0,10,.50,200,800,belt,belt,NA)  This is a big gun.  big, big,
 big gun.  What else do you want to know?
 Grenades & Launchers
 Grenades (Damage,Area of Effect)
 M67 (4d6,2)  The standard fragmentation grenade of the US armed forces.
 About the size and shape of a baseball.  Has a standard 4 second (1
 round) delay fuse.
 M203 (0,1,40mm,50,400,1,2,550)  This is the under barrel grenade
 launcher used by the US Army.  It must be mounded to the underside of a
 M16 or compatible weapon to be used.  It can use various loads as listed
 bellow:  The M79, the U.S.'s stand alone grenade launcher, has the same
 	M381 HE (4d8,1)  High explosive round.  The most common load.
 	M397 HE Airburst (4d8,2) Similar to M381, but explodes above the
 	M433 HEDP (4d8,1)  Can penetrate 5 cm of steel.
 	M576 MP (0,1,12gu,5,30,1,2,NA)  Turns the Grenade Launcher into a
 	There are also a plethora of tear gas, rubber, and other non-
 lethal rounds.
 Heavy Weapons
 30mm ASP (0,2/10,exp(4d8,1),100,500,belt,belt,NA) This is a fully
 automatic 30mm grenade launcher.  Very, very, very, nasty.  Must be
 fired from a tripod.
 M72 LAW (0,1,exp(6d8,2),100,1000,1,NA,NA)  This disposable weapon is
 able to blast its way through almost a foot of steel.
 M202 FLASH (0,1,Flame (area of 20),50,750,4,2,NA)  This incendiary
 weapon is intended to replace the flame-thrower is field service.  It
 fires a 66mm incendiary rocket that, for game purposes, destroys
 everything in its target zone.
 Hand Weapons
 Dagger: (5,+1)  Military issue knife.  Diamond tipped, and all that.
 The Heavy Ordnance Roleplaying Game
 Name:						Method:    Conformist/ Rebel
 Height:		Weight:		Motive:    Charitable/Selfish
 Age:						Drive: 	      Pacifist/Militant
 Hero Points:
 ___ Well Being
 ___ Strength	___
 ___  Agility	___
 ___  Perception
 ___  Endurance
 ___  Dexterity
 ___   Wits	___
 ___ Willpower
 ___    IQ	___
 ___ Acting	___
 ___ Bureaucracy
 ___ Biology	___
 ___ Carpentry	___
 ___ Chemistry	___
 ___ Climb	___
 ___ Computer Op___
 ___ Computer Prg___
 ___ Deception	___
 ___ Dodge/Dive
 ___ Drive	___
 ___ Electronics
 ___ Etiquette*
 ___ Explosives
 ___ Finance	___
 ___ First Aid	___
 ___ Gambling	___
 ___ Gymnastics
 ___ Hand to Hand___
 ___ History*	___
 ___ Hvy. Mach.
 ___ Hvy. Weapns
 ___ Intimidation
 ___ Law	___
 ___ Leadership
 ___ Linguistics*
 ___ Lockpick	___
 ___ Mathematics
 ___ Mechanics	___
 ___ Melee	___
 ___ Observation
 ___ Philosophy
 ___ Photography
 ___ Physics	___
 ___ Pilot	___
 ___ Pistol	___
 ___ Play Inst*
 ___ Research	___
 ___ Ride Cycle
 ___ Rifle	___
 ___ Running	___
 ___ Sail	___
 ___ Smithy	___
 ___ Social Sci.
 ___ Streetwise
 ___ Stealth	___
 ___ Survival*	___
 ___ Swim	___
 ___ Track	___
 ___ Throw	___
 ___ Writing	___
 Exception & Detrimental Abilities	_____________________	
 ___________   ___   ___________  ___	_____________________
 ___________   ___   ___________  ___	_____________________
 ___________   ___   ___________  ___	_____________________
 10   	--  	1d
 30   	--  	2d
 60   	--  	3d
 100  	--  	4d
 150  	--  	5d
 +Diff Total     Dice
       2 		1d
       3         	2d
       4         	3d
       5         	4d
       6         	5d
 Success   	Result
  1       		-
  3      		1
  4      		2
  5      		3
    						Hit Chart
                    					Head ___
      				R Arm ___       Torso ___     L Arm ___
    				____________  ___________ ____________
                  					Abdomen ___
              			       R Leg ___			L Leg ___
 Weapon         Dice Mod.   S\R   Ammo   Close   Long  Clip Load
 Melee Weapons
 Weapon         Base Diff.     Damage Mod.