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*To*: tft@brainiac.com*Subject*: Re: (TFT) attributes STR*From*: "Jay Carlisle" <selfinflicted_wounds@boardermail.com>*Date*: Tue, 7 Aug 2007 17:33:12 +0800*Reply-to*: tft@brainiac.com*Sender*: tft-admin@brainiac.com

>From "Modern Marvels; Nuts" on the History Chanel it takes 300lbs in^2 to break the shell of a macadamia (the hardest). This is about eight times the force of the average mans grip. >From "Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders, 5th edition; Harry Parker" moment of force = magnitude of force * moment arm this seems to indicate that a HTH weapon (moment arm)should magnify a CHAR HTH dam (magnitude of force)rather than do a seperate damage spread 'in and of itself'. THAT weapon ability should be reserved for FIREARMS. > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Jay Carlisle" <selfinflicted_wounds@boardermail.com> > To: tft@brainiac.com > Subject: (TFT) attributes STR > Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 00:34:56 +0800 > > > Okay here goes.... > > TFT ITL WEIGHT CARRIED pg. 35 > > For STR 1 this works as follows; > > > STR = 1kg > > x2 STR = 2kg > > x3 STR = 3kg > > x4 STR = 4kg > > x5 STR = 5kg > carry = 7kg > lift = 10kg > shift = 25kg > > (anyone spot the trick with the numbers for lift/shift?) > > Next I would like to remind yall of the following... > > 1 Newton is the force needed to accelerate a 1kg mass 1m per sec^2 > > Then there is this from the Weapons Table (MUCH more on this later)... > > Hatchet* 1d6 dam, 1kg weight. > > This begs the question "What is a point of damage and can it be quantified?" > > a little data here... > > The Discovery Chanel has been running several VERY useful programs > here in the states. Of specfic note are Mythbusters, Fight Science > and the new Human Weapon. Last week on 'Human Weapon' in an episode > on Mui Thai (science of eight limbs) the following fact was > mentioned; > > A typical brick can withstand over 675ft lbs of force before > breaking. This is just at the limits of the force able to be > generated by the human hand. > (my words here) > > According to 'Fight Science' a Kali stick is swung with over 1200ft > lbs of force. In this system it's the weight (and length but that's > later) that matters so 1200/200 = 6 > > hmmmm > > If I can say that 1pt of dam = about 200ft lbs of force, then............. > > 1 ft lb = 1.356 joules > 1 joule = 0.24 calories > 1 BTU = 252 calories = 1,054 joules > 1 watt = 3.4129... BTUs > > and this brings up an intresting point. If energy equals power > times time and the power formula P=EQ/T is multiplied by time to > give energy, the equation then reads E(sub n)=EQT/T and time will > cancel out. > Therefore energy is actually something that may do work if given a > chance but has no reference to time itself. This has implications > for scale, but for now... > > remember that brick? > > @1pt dam = 200ft lbs it takes 4pts dam to break the brick. Let's > see how this jibes... > > TFT AM COMBAT WITH BARE HANDS, DAGGERS, CESTUS, OR CLUB pg. 21 > > So no chance to break a brick until STR11 and a gaurentied break at STR25 > > seems reasonable so far.... > > more later.... > > Jay > > -- > _______________________________________________ > Get your free email from http://www.boardermail.com > ===== > Post to the entire list by writing to tft@brainiac.com. > Unsubscribe by mailing to majordomo@brainiac.com with the message body > "unsubscribe tft" > -- _______________________________________________ Get your free email from http://www.boardermail.com ===== Post to the entire list by writing to tft@brainiac.com. Unsubscribe by mailing to majordomo@brainiac.com with the message body "unsubscribe tft"

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