Saw this on Baltic_Dragons’s Discord and I thought it was interesting enough to start a discussion
User by the name of Britchot posted this:
Ramrod is a way to call out authentication codes. It’s a 10 letter word with no repeating letters that correspond for 0-9. For example, TRAMPOLINE: T=0, R=1, A=2… So, if I to tell you to authenticate in sequence, “Mike Papa” (3-4), you would respond with “Oscar Lima” (5-6). You could use it for any codes over unsecured communications, just not use it a lot, or it can be cracked easily.
Yurgon posted it :
The way I learned RAMROD from different community groups was a bit different though. The idea is to pick any 3 consecutive characters. The first and last of these 3 are the challenge, and the center character is the response.
From the above example, it could be: TRA MPO LINE
“Warrior, Chevalier, authenticate Mike Oscar.”
“Chevalier, Warrior, I authenticate Papa.”
It could also go around the word boundaries: T RAMPOLI NE
“Chevalier, Warrior, authenticate November Tango.”
“Warrior, Chevalier, I authenticate Echo.”
Would be cool to code this in a mission via the comms menu… Hmm.