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Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked
« Last post by Ares on Today at 10:02:12 AM »
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Like this? (I assume the others keep up the formation)
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He he he.  My players just found out that the gnolls now have successfully tested an ancient magic to make a warrior immortal.  They were spying on the dwarf king because of some political stuff there and found out he is trying to attain immortality through some ancient knowledge the gnolls had.  He noted that the gnolls had tested it successfully on their own and he would be undergoing the process soon.  It took the players a moment to realize what the successful test meant, but when they did, they reacted appropriately.

During the spying one of them also robbed the king's treasure room and stole about three hundred thousand silver worth of stuff.

Hopefully I can get another reaction out of my players next session when I drop a 4 AD Complication on them.  What Complication you ask?  Well, I cannot say since some of them are members here.  I will post if things turn out as I hope.  For now, I will just be happy with an evil grin as one of my players sees that coming 4 AD Complication and ponders what it means.
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Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked
« Last post by Mister Andersen on Today at 05:28:54 AM »
The map for the start of round 3 should show Janus having moved a few squares towards the altar
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Off-Topic / Re: Video Game News and Such 2016
« Last post by RusVal on Today at 01:24:23 AM »
Well, if you want to get your mind off of the US Presidential debate, you can always check out the recently released Haydee.  According to its description, "Haydee" is a hardcore old-style metroidvania mixed with modern-day third person shooter and platformer mechanics."

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Oh, and it might not be SFW.  You'll realize why once you watch the video.
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Off-Topic / Re: Tantalizing, Yet Unused, Story Threads
« Last post by Valentina on September 26, 2016, 04:08:31 PM »
I'm ok with the Mass Effect direction change. Going with "the AI Paradox" and making the Reapers a kind of predatory museum made enough sense to me to be interesting.

The eventual fate of Half Breed Priscilla in Dark Souls. Granted, Dark Souls has a million unanswered questions and leaves threads dangling with sadistic glee but Priscilla specifically still interests me.
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Off-Topic / Re: Tantalizing, Yet Unused, Story Threads
« Last post by Mister Andersen on September 26, 2016, 03:05:23 PM »
The "stars are dying too soon" plot from Mass Effect 2, which was intended as foreshadowing for the motivation behind the actions of the reapers until the project changed leads..

Technically you can include pretty much every cancelled on a cliffhanger TV show.
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Off-Topic / Re: Cool Vids (Keep it Clean)
« Last post by Antilles on September 26, 2016, 01:59:16 PM »
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License to Improvise / Re: [WIP] Fantasy Craft: Bronze and Steel
« Last post by Slashes-With-Claws on September 26, 2016, 01:19:01 PM »
Yeah, I see your point Morgenstern.  Alright, going to split it.

Maiming Shot
Ranged Attack Trick (Forte): You make your target reconsider their career choice with an arrow in the knee, or whatever other limb strikes your fancy.  You may accept a -4 penalty to this attack to attempt to injure a target's limb of your choice (Arm, leg, wing, tentacle, etc).  This attack gains Keen 8.  If this attack inflicts a Critical Injury of Bleeding or Bruised Ego the result instead becomes Battered Limb.  If this attack inflicts a Critical Injury of Head Trauma, Internal Rupture, Brain Trauma, or Grave Wound the result instead becomes Broken Limb.  In any case the result automatically applies to the targeted limb.  If this attack misses you become flat-footed at the end of your current Initiative Count.

Maiming Strike
Melee or Unarmed Attack Trick (Forte): You take "An arm and a leg" quite literally and attempt to disable the target by crippling their limbs.  You may accept a -4 penalty to this attack to attempt to injure a target's limb of your choice (Arm, leg, wing, tentacle, etc).  This attack gains Keen 8.  If this attack inflicts a Critical Injury of Bleeding or Bruised Ego the result instead becomes Battered Limb.  If this attack inflicts a Critical Injury of Head Trauma, Internal Rupture, Brain Trauma, or Grave Wound the result instead becomes Broken Limb.  In any case the result automatically applies to the targeted limb.  If this attack misses you become flat-footed at the end of your current Initiative Count.
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Off-Topic / Re: Tantalizing, Yet Unused, Story Threads
« Last post by RusVal on September 26, 2016, 12:57:40 PM »
White Star from Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2.  SHIELD agents who defected with Captain America to fight the Supers Registration Act, and called themselves White Star in respect to him.  While an excuse to have mooks to fight if you are playing Pro-Registration, with some tweaking they could fit into other continuities.  Like when SHIELD was dismantled in Winter Soldier, and someone in the US Military chain of command could realize that they've made some very dumb decisions in the past, so they decide to recruit some of the loyalist SHIELD agents to help build a Joint Task Force "worthy of Captain America".  This could be helped by all that SHIELD gear that the military seized, then did absolutely nothing with in the series proper.

I mean, sure, Captain America and Iron Man can be argued as living embodiments of the US military, but something like White Star could take a good long hard look at how the actual organization is portrayed in superhero movies.  It could even be used to compare actual military life to the rather... interesting direction of life in SHIELD.
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License to Improvise / Re: (Fantasy Craft) Mounted combat house rules
« Last post by Morgenstern on September 26, 2016, 12:44:25 PM »
EDIT: Another idea that occurs to me for imposing a certain minimum threshold of prior investment would be for the feat to only apply if both members of the pair are special characters. So you'd either need a (dramatically pricier) Exceptional Specimen if you're buying a mount, or (what I would expect to be the more commonly chosen approach) get your mount via Animal Partner or Personal Lieutenant.

You could pursue that angle, but I think A ) you gain more by removing an existing case of a dead option (double Combat Rider) and B ) you lose the glorious moment where the character with the awesome special steed puts a non-special NPC on top of their mighty beast and says "get'm back to town". :)

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