A bit of background - as I've posted elsewhere, I've been running a game this week for some friends, running for 6+ hours a day
and I thought I'd post my thoughts so far.
The characters they're playing are a noble-born Coinshot who's being persecuted by the Inquisition for inventing something he shouldn't have, a Thug who (as a half-breed) wants revenge on his noble father for causing his mother's death, and two (!) Feruchemists - one the put-upon steward of the aformentioned Coinshot, and the other one who was driven completely mad when he failed to save his family from a burning village.
The things I've noticed so far, mechanics-wise, are that:
- Feruchemists are really powerful if you let them have too long to charge up - the best way of dealing with this being that they get cracked down on hard by the Inquisition if they "hulk out" in public.
- Pewter is much better than most other Mistings in combat because it adds to your roll instead of replacing it - while Pewter is the "combat metal", it seems a little off that the Coinshot gets a dice pool of 6 and the Thug gets a pool of 11 as starting characters[/li
- Having a good Physique doesn't seem to help with Steelpushing - you can't make a really buff Coinshot and win Pushing contests just by being heavier. In fact, how hard you are to move doesn't figure into a Steelpushing contest.
- Atium is amazing - great job on making it work like in the books! Only thing is I would have made it less than 6 rounds, if anything, that it burns for.
- Buying extra vials of metal (say, if you know you'll need more than you usually carry for a job) - is that a Resources check?
- The Rogue's Gallery is great for generic villains, but misses out most of the named ones. I can understand not statting the Lord Ruler (it'd just be you lose for most people) but Straff Venture? Cett Ashweather? (Though Zane is there)
- If a player wants to be a Seer or Mistborn (we don't have one, but they have had some contact with friendly ones), surely they can't take a vial of Atium as a prop? Is there any way to replenish your supply without stealing it from nobles or the Lord Ruler?
I realise this may seem very negative which isn't my intent at all, because this game has been great fun for all of us (and will hopefully continue to be, I'm typing this as we break for dinner), so thanks from everyone here for writing this.