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Old 05-30-2016, 02:26 PM
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Are they defined or may a PD set his own?
I know this is not a dumb question 'cause they ain't no dumb questions....right?
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If you go with the modules, all is ready for you.

However...

Half the fun is setting up your own team on ground that you know, and
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Basically, the PD sets up the locations of boltholes, etc. and can change the start locations written within official modules to suit the situation and individual campaign. It's your game.
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Basically, the PD sets up the locations of boltholes, etc. and can change the start locations written within official modules to suit the situation and individual campaign. It's your game.
And dat is the way I play
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I think that cell or microwave towers would be a good cover. Deep foundations can easily conceal a bolt hole and comm or power relays.
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Are they defined or may a PD set his own?
I know this is not a dumb question 'cause they ain't no dumb questions....right?
The Bolt hole is simply a concrete box in the ground that houses the teams cryosleep capsules, their equipment in crates, and their vehicle.

The only equipment the bolt hole has is the hydraulic rams to open the main doors, electrical lighting, the power supply, and the radio/geiger counter/air sampler mast.

In the modules the bolt hole is typically some distance from the action. The bolthole is meant to be discarded, not as shelter or a base to operate from. As such a bolt hole has no air handling equipment beyond flushing out the nitrogen preservation atmosphere during cryosleep and is without even basic plumbing.

Locations vary module to module....... typically in very rural terrain to avoid accidental discovery before the War. Operation Lonestar has the most improbable bolt hole of all..... See that thread. HERE

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Operation Lonestar has the most improbable bolt hole of all..... See that thread.
I think it was only to mess with players in the open cockpit vehicles. It really makes no sense.
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Yup! Lonestar had the worst bolthole design of any of the modules! Considering that oil rigs can get creamed in Cat 3 hurricanes...not one of the better choices.
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One type of site that might make a great cover for a bolthole could be a Superfund site loaded with toxic chemicals.
Wait, you say: why would Morrow want to store things in a hazardous environment?
Because, thanks to regular salting of the samples taken by the EPA, the sites would always come up with high levels of toxins, masking the true cleaned-up status of the land--thanks to Morrow fusion and Morrow lasers and Morrow Biofiltration/bioconcentration projects. (Side note: Mushrooms, shellfish, and bamboo have proven to absorb large amounts of toxins and even radioactive particles: some even thrive in a radioactive environment.) And the owners of the ground would be a string of Morrow Corp fronts, handing it off from one "bravely struggling/bravely failing reclamation company" to another, always just managing to keep the status quo, all the effort managing to prevent the leakage into the water table.
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One type of site that might make a great cover for a bolthole could be a Superfund site loaded with toxic chemicals.
Wait, you say: why would Morrow want to store things in a hazardous environment?
Because, thanks to regular salting of the samples taken by the EPA, the sites would always come up with high levels of toxins, masking the true cleaned-up status of the land--thanks to Morrow fusion and Morrow lasers and Morrow Biofiltration/bioconcentration projects. (Side note: Mushrooms, shellfish, and bamboo have proven to absorb large amounts of toxins and even radioactive particles: some even thrive in a radioactive environment.) And the owners of the ground would be a string of Morrow Corp fronts, handing it off from one "bravely struggling/bravely failing reclamation company" to another, always just managing to keep the status quo, all the effort managing to prevent the leakage into the water table.

I like it...... very creative.

I just generally stick to very rural bolt holes. Land bought under one of the many Morrow Industries corporations for purposes of industry or conservation. Forest Service buildings and BLM buildings are built by civilian contractors after all. The FAA maintains navigation beacons in some very rural, sometimes wilderness locations.

So a Bolt hole is a "Fill" on a map. A location where a former depression or unstable ground has been filled with material from another site, such as an excavation.
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