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wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Joe Slowboat posted:

Or play Geist. Which afaict is not angsty.

You do have this total weirdo in your head with strong opinions about the oddest things, though.

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wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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What's an Ochema? Mage monster?

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Also about Geist: everything in the underworld haaaaaaates mages, so mages will ask them to help with underworld things.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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What an absolute waste of a human life, to spend it all homebrewing dnd 1e.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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I am told nVamp is also extremely better than oVamp. Basically, that nWoD is better in every way (except Beast because we live in the worst timeline.)

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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The one eternal truth about the furries is that there's a whole ton of disposable income to squeeze out of them. Any profit motivated company will hold their nose and sell what they want.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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JcDent posted:

Wait, wot's a soul pact? How do fallen demons construct their cover anyways?

They make demonic pacts for parts of people's lives, hence the name.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Other things Demons like to buy: histories of larceny or violence, because having a Cover who does those things is very useful to them.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Demon parties are absolutely supposed to be gripped by cold war spy paranoia. It's a feature, not a bug.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Can Infrastructure cause Silent Hill poo poo just by leaking magic waste heat out or does it have to be deliberate?

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Is the cup size specified? Or the coin size? I'm thinking giant novelty coins and tiny kid's cup.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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I thought the whole point of the thread was for people to review whatever they want? How about everybody gently caress off with telling people what they can and can't write about?

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Lord Entropy positively reeks of a bad character the author is too in love with.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Rand Brittain posted:

I mean, he's an important character in that he's pretty much the only Imperator in 2e who has a defined setting role, where every other Imperator of importance is player-defined.

Just God, bigger than all the other Gods, not a big deal.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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psudonym55 posted:

Has any edition of Shadowrun fixed the problem with having to sit there and watch your hackers hack things for 30 min to 1hr without being able to do anything?
My main memories of Shadowrun was that happening a lot.

I find the hacking in 5th ed to be fine. You get marks and then you can do things, though I agree that you should just be able to do the things right off the bat.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Usually the cyber comes from the job you had before you were a runner. Corps and governments get that stuff way cheaper.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Deptfordx posted:

Incidentally, I mention it here because pretty much everyone in traditional games hangs out in this thread.

For Glorantha-philes. Sixth Age. The semi-sequel to the legendary King of Dragon Pass finally got it's Steam release today.

Six Ages. You're crossing a wire with the 13th ate glorantha product.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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The reason you're a Shadowrunner should be part of your character's backstory. All runners are tough, established experts, so how did your character get their skills and why aren't they working for a government or getting paid a ton of money by a corp? Usually it's because they have serious issues preventing it, but it's up to you.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Johnson usually isn't trying to betray you (he has a rep too, and needs people to work with him) but he is absolutely trying to scalp you because he gets to keep the part of the budget that's leftover.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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hyphz posted:

This is why I wondered if you could do a cyberpunk game where a “run” is a single move, and the question is how they change the city/world over time.

Isn't that the Android boardgame?

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Hell, you could get a cybernetic that removed the need to brace heavy weapons. What I'm saying here is that Black Crusade is great.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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40k rpg is in this weird place right now where everyone who still plays it is familiar with all the nooks and crannies of the systems and can make the different games work together. I think part of the reason W&G failed is that their target audience has so much inertia with this weight of d100 stuff.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Yeah, this reeks of stuff that makes me want to stay away from the game. Don't tell me you're all about the narrative freedom of the mythic characters and then go on a tear about how I'm not allowed to leave your walled garden.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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If you're the God of Cutting, why shouldn't you be able to Cut away someone's Fortune or Beauty or Sickness?

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Night10194 posted:

Also all these games with 150+ skill lists gotta get on Disco Elysium's level and make all those weird skills actually do something. People wouldn't make fun of weird huge skill lists if they genuinely felt most of the skills did something instead of like they were being made to pay points to say their character knew a lot about their hobbies or had a background as a carpenter.

Disco Elysium also has multiple skills that can apply to the same situation, usually all at the same time and talking over each other.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Night10194 posted:

I admit I'm doing this partly so I can tell people about the Inksmith, who has now joined the Knights of the North Docks as one of the PCs I simply must play some day.

The expansion added a pulp fiction wizard whose magic lets them do things like knock people out with one punch without seriously hurting them. Because that's how it works in stories!

I would expect nothing less from the game that lets you ignore bad things because you're so good looking that bad things just don't happen to you.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Healthy people do not join the Ministry. Shrines to Our Hidden Mistress are red string murderboards. You're going to die, badly, because of this organization.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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You're definitely fighting the good fight, it's just that you're doing it against very rough odds. People really only do that when they're been pushed out of the realm of the civilian with their head down. The Aelfir have maintained their hegemony for a reason; they are bad news people who are not just willing but eager to see how much you can be hurt before you die. They have to take drugs in order to be able to feel sad.

And it's not like you're completely doomed, a player class can become so good looking that bad things just don't happen to them and another can die over and over for The Revolution, because They Are the Revolution.

wiegieman fucked around with this message at 02:23 on Nov 23, 2019

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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There are other resistance groups, they're just going to get a lot of people killed for not much gain.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Who the gently caress is raistlin and why does he have such a stupid name?

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Fate does social combat quite well. You have a social stress track just like anything else and when it fills up you get arrested.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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a computing pun posted:

Yeah, but Fate doesn't do social combat with any degree of gameplay depth. It does narratively compelling social combat, but that's not the same thing as mechanically deep or tactically interesting. And the reason it can do it so well is precisely because it doesn't try to mechanically represent anything about the unique nature of communication and debate as a medium of conflict.

Well, it treats a social conflict the same way it treats any other conflict. You can cause Social stress or consequences by having your stealth person sneak into the bad guy's mansion and steal his secret plans to destroy the community center so you can distribute them to various news outlets, and you can tag him with negative aspects by using your own social skills to show him up at that same party in front of the movers and shakers. He can fire back at you by using his own social abilities (probably augmented by stunts representing large amounts of money and lawyers) to mess with your life and get you foreclosed on or something.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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PurpleXVI posted:

Okay, so if hitpoints only defines the kind of hitpoints you don't like, what separates hit points from some other numeric estimation of your character's physical health?

Hit points are a binary metric. Either you're fine (whether that be at 100 hp or 1 hp) or you're in negatives bleeding out, which doesn't map to the idea of a desperate swordfight. Systems like 7th sea use Flesh Wounds and Dramatic Wounds to track damage, and systems like Fate use the stress tracks to track minor cuts and bruises and Consequences to track damage that matters.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Prism posted:

Aren't the necromancers good, too? Just really into keeping their ancestors around. They're certainly better than the corporate elves...

Hell, IIRC Deathless run on positive energy so they don't even default to evil.

You can run on positive energy and still be a racist, imperialist rear end in a top hat.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Wait until you hear what "antilus" is slang for!

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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As far as jumping through the window, rolling on a table, and stabbing a guy, shouldn't that just be a single Tumble check? With a bonus to your attack roll if you succeed?

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Libertad! posted:

This is part of why I like the video game Actraiser. The point was that you were an angel/god helping civilization thrive by going around and fighting the big monsters mere mortals could not hope to defeat on their own while engaging in Sims-style domain development. While it may not be a friendly setting for "mortal PCs" it answers the common "what have the gods done for us" dilemma in D&D settings where they're active.

Arx Fatalis, too. It's why you can level up, someone cast Planar Ally.

poo poo, we need an Arx sequel. There's even a hook built into the end.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Libertad! posted:

Y'all must be prophetic, because the first country I'm going to cover in my next War of the Lance post is a fantasy counterpart Aztec one.

RPG writers love making Not-Aztecs almost as much as they love getting the Aztecs completely wrong.

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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Their barebones approach to the law is lauded as a model of efficiency.

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wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

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It's kind of weird how 50-75% of dragonlance seems to revolve around people being horny for this lady in blue armor.

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