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 on: January 30, 2015, 12:16:42 PM 
Started by paddyfool - Last post by Krensky
Well, my home game isn't completely scratching my itch at the moment and I have been stumbling my way to trying to put a VTT game together rather than a PBP one, but I probably could see about running a (potentially very) short module in the meantime.

 on: January 30, 2015, 11:14:41 AM 
Started by Valentina - Last post by MilitiaJim
During training and at the start of our tour in Iraq, we were all "let's go fuck them savage ass motherfuckers up!"  It faded really quickly once you get there and interact with the  the populace and realize that the vast majority of them are the folks who live down your block who have the bad luck to live somewhere shitty.  A few guys kept their "kill 'em all" attitude and we kept them on tight leashes.  That said, buddies who worked different areas kept their bad attitudes a lot longer by having big firefights on a regular basis.  Chris Kyle was working out west and hunting the savages who later became ISIS.  (ISIS' tactics of mass rape and murder aren't even new.  Saddam's men used them for decades.)


Anyway, I think I'm a better fit for Knight Errant than for Lone Star, but that could just be me.

 on: January 30, 2015, 10:58:47 AM 
Started by Crafty_Alex - Last post by Crafty_Alex
How are skills being divorced from attributes in 3rd edition? I'm interested to know how that works, since most systems I've seen (TOG, GURPS, Storyteller, etc) have them work in-tandem.

Attributes don't add to anything else in this game; they are fixed, passive statistics used for other purposes. That's all I'm going to say because that's not what this thread is about.

 on: January 30, 2015, 10:45:21 AM 
Started by Slashes-With-Claws - Last post by Slashes-With-Claws
Page 263: Drider
Spider-elf, Spider-elf, does whatever a spider... um... something that rhymes with elf.  Basically imagine a centaur but instead of a horse body it is a spider body, also the humanoid part is elf.  If you have played The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, just think of spider daedra.  Players can become a form of this with the Spider Noble Species Feat, but I get the impression that these are more horrific.  They are Horror Type and have steps along the Darkness Alignment Path.  They can cause darkness then sneak around in it.  They use regular weapons in their elf hands, but also have a poison sting and webbing.  Also, they climb really well thanks to being half spider.

The SRD version can cast a variety of spells while the FC version is limited to the Darkness Path and natural abilities.  One thing of note is that the web in the SRD is a spell while in FC it is a natural ability.  And the Attributes are lower in FC, following its standard of normalizing things.

Page 263: Dwarf
Go diggy diggy hole by looking back at the Rogue Templates we already covered.

Page 263: Eagles
Exactly what it says.  Comes in two flavors, both Animal Type.

The first is just an ordinary eagle.  Not much to say, other than that FC makes them a size smaller than the SRD, which seems logical to me otherwise you have them the same size as goblins and pech.

The second is the giant eagle.  Not particularly dangerous, but it can move fast.  Lacks the Flyby Attack of the SRD version.

Lot of work going on in RL, so I am going to have to leave it as a short one.

 on: January 30, 2015, 10:32:18 AM 
Started by Valentina - Last post by TheTSKoala
Who knows, maybe Shadowrun will come true and I can run Lone Star!  lol.

You strike me as a better fit for Knight Errant's corporate culture. Or at least as it was presented last time I read SR material.

And I will gladly take a small coma.  

Well in that case, we do have some.... substances and... things we need to do some testing on down in R&D. Normally we use interns but if you're volunteering...

KE?  Hmm.. yea.  I could see that working!  Just as long as I'm not sent to Aztec.  I'm all for scientific experimenting on interns.. but sacrificing to the blood god?  Eh... sounds like a job that would get my suits dirty.

 on: January 30, 2015, 10:14:21 AM 
Started by Valentina - Last post by Krensky
Who knows, maybe Shadowrun will come true and I can run Lone Star!  lol.

You strike me as a better fit for Knight Errant's corporate culture. Or at least as it was presented last time I read SR material.

And I will gladly take a small coma.  

Well in that case, we do have some.... substances and... things we need to do some testing on down in R&D. Normally we use interns but if you're volunteering...

 on: January 30, 2015, 09:37:18 AM 
Started by Crafty_Alex - Last post by TheTSKoala
My initial reaction is DC -> Check Type -> Time.  I put time last only because I've never had someone try to forge a new Katana blade in the middle of a car chase (hyperbole example), so time has never been an immediate concern in our play.  (Most actions have common sense tied to the time they take, so it only comes up sparringly.)  Where as the DC and Check Type are constant.

 on: January 30, 2015, 09:35:23 AM 
Started by spinningdice - Last post by Mister Andersen

Action Dice: 2
Caldwin!Janus bites her lip in thought. "Given that lantern angel thing only showed me out of the chapel rather than the fort itself, I'd wager it's confined to that one place. I wouldn't like to risk that the priests' cells aren't part of that protected territory, so ideally we need to target them away from there, yes? Barnabus at the very least."

Her hand travels idly to where the brand of Brandescar lies hidden as her thoughts turn to the night of the knot's original escape. "We could backup the poisoned stew with a more directly lethal poison gas delivered later in the infirmary. We then gas the ravens and murder the mage and the commander in their beds, mop up as many survivors as we can, then launch the signal flare before escaping down the tunnel and leave the priests to the bugbears."

 on: January 30, 2015, 09:32:13 AM 
Started by Valentina - Last post by TheTSKoala
<Everything me and Valentina typed>

To control the length of this, I've editted the quote.  Long conversation. lol.  First, thanks on the 17 out of 20.  While I don't have to transition at 20, I could easily go 25-30-40, I'm looking forwarded to dropping the TS from TSKoala.  When I designed my life and my education, I had no ambition for having a wife and child.  Now that I do (and my life is far more enriched with them than with my career), it just doesn't fit.  So.. 3 more, then go see what my skills can do somewhere else.  Who knows, maybe Shadowrun will come true and I can run Lone Star!  lol.

To the "I would rather be wrong and die than kill a child" mentality.. I completely understand it.  And you're also right about fear feeding tactical response.  ..and fear building stereotypes.  And the fear of being honest with ourselves leads to those fears being prevalent in many things.  As I've said in the past, I have a very good friend who is.. and I quote.. "The blackest black guy"  you can know.  Nylon head rag, half sleeve tattoos, can fire off more slang than Urban Dictionary.  Wears enough gold and silver to be Mr. T's child.  If I didn't know him, I would swear he's a thug.  That I do know him, I trust him with the life of myself and if needed, my family.  Which is a TERRIBLE realization.  

^ Until we can somehow.. and I have no idea how because even I'm guilty of it and I try to be as open minded as possible.. address our perceptions of one another, of our communities and admit that we've been pretty shitty to everyone of non Anglo-European descent, I'm not sure where we can expect a change in police response.  It's like walking into a bar fight... ...just a really really big one.

For the bloodlust of a soldier.. I'll tie that one back to police.  Just because one cop is a belligerent Judge Dredd wanna-be, doesn't mean they all are.  Same with the bloodlust and desire to kill.  While that may run in some of the grunts who somehow get past mental screenings, alot of the men and women who come home and have ended up in on my couch during my internships have a very hard time reconciling the fact that while they were doing their job, so was the guy on the other end.  And that guy had a family too.  etc etc.  Perfect example of this is World War 2.  My grandfather was a field nurse (would now be called a Devil Doc).  We kids would all try to make him into some hero of folklore who went to Europe and saw hell and survived, and he would always tell us "Boys, I did what I had to do.  Nothing more to it." and looking back I now notice his eyes when he said it more than his words.  

But yea.. humans are weird.  We treat each other like the boogeymen sometimes.  And we need honest conversations so we stop killing innocent people.  

As for Despair?  Nah.  I'm sure at some point we'll figure it out.  It's just all very sad that we've reached a level of animosity and fear that it ends up kids playing with a cap gun get killed and the people that are hired to protect us have to live with a reality that is on no level fair to anyone.  Them, their families, their communities or their citizens.  

And I will gladly take a small coma.  

 on: January 30, 2015, 08:59:31 AM 
Started by paddyfool - Last post by paddyfool
I saw a post on another forum about some players looking for a GM.  I directed them this way, but equally, if anyone's up for running a game over there I'm sure that could work too...

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