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Off-Topic / Re: XCOM (Reactions, stories, let's play setups, etc...)
« Last post by RusVal on February 05, 2016, 04:51:15 AM »
GOOD NEWS!  My toaster can in fact run XCOM 2.

BAD NEWS!  It runs like molasses on minimal settings.

GOOD NEWS!  I can still use the Character Pool editor, and since transferring the pool is so laughingly easy, I can kill time setting up my soldiers until I can get my new comp.  ;D
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Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked
« Last post by Antilles on February 05, 2016, 03:19:07 AM »
Aiden won't push the issue, but he will point out that wearing heavy armor isn't as easy as it looks, and he's got training and experience wearing it (Armor Basics).
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Fantasy Craft / Re: Table of ouch considerations
« Last post by MezzoCatorce on February 05, 2016, 02:10:15 AM »
If you allowed for full damage would keeping the -4 attack penalty be enough of a balance?  I'm kind of "dumb" when it comes to mechanics, so I have to ask these sorts of questions.

Personally, I don't see the need to give it a drawback at all. The feat already gives you a pretty significant drawback no matter what element you pick.

Which is really odd, come to think of it. I think there are very few feats that give drawbacks, and the ones that do only really give a drawback in the sense of "You are now an outsider/fey, which might have negative effects (but also gives positive effects of its own)"

If I'm going to spend a Level 1 Only feat slot AND take a -2 to all will saves permanently, I'm going to want a little bit more than "electrical resistance 5" and "do half damage with electricity on unarmed attacks."

Considering most use cases of unarmed damage are going to be pretty low damage per hit, that's generally going to translate to a single digit, low double digit of damage with the alternate damage type, which means it's vanishingly unlikely that halved damage is going to actually have a chance of triggering the alternate damage type effects, which ultimately just means you can color-code your attacks if they are weak against the static thing you picked back at level 1, and otherwise isn't much useful.

I feel like Elemental Heritage could really use a rewrite in particular, especially considering it uses the DRX/Type notation that isn't really found anywhere in the book, the benefits and costs of each element are vastly different (Gain Bleed and 2 Panache(!!) in exchange for a weakness against one of the most rare damage types, compared to 5 Resistance to another rare damage type, Night Blindness, and the ability to deal half damage with your attack to transform it into a nondamaging attack that also is entirely a save based on damage.

Some of the options in Elemental Heritage are useful, but I think it's the closest thing to a Trap Feat Fantasycraft has, because a lot of the choices just aren't really worth the investment. Well, actually, there is Bushwhack Basics, but that's less a trap feat, and more a feat tax.


They can only take the feat at level 1, just let them get something actually useful out of it.
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License to Improvise / Re: New Expert Class: The Wastrel
« Last post by DW on February 05, 2016, 12:33:21 AM »
Makes good sense. So, instead of being the core... it would be around the same place as I'm wanting to insert Big_Jim's version. With that in mind, do either of these feel better than spending Rep for Action Dice?
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Customer Service / Re: Infected site software?
« Last post by Crafty_Alex on February 05, 2016, 12:16:32 AM »
The flags you're seeing now are propagation of the attack to the various crawlers. Our security firm as been notified and are cleaning the site (again) as I guess they didn't get it all last time. Fucking javascript injections...
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Customer Service / Re: Infected site software?
« Last post by TheVastator on February 05, 2016, 12:13:00 AM »
confirmed
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Customer Service / Re: Infected site software?
« Last post by Mister Andersen on February 04, 2016, 11:39:56 PM »
Yep. Firefox is trying to block it as an attack site.

This
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Customer Service / Re: Infected site software?
« Last post by Desertpuma on February 04, 2016, 09:19:32 PM »
Same here. Gmail is tossing email notifications into the Spam folder. So far my Panda Antivirus has not let anything through but I think it is safe to say the site is under some kind of attack.
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License to Improvise / Re: New Expert Class: The Wastrel
« Last post by Nuaurpy on February 04, 2016, 09:04:35 PM »
Damn it. Yes. All granted by the core goes away at the end of the adventure, before downtime hits. It's intended use is for Favors, so I could always just include "May only be spent on Favors" as part of the text, but I derped good and hard posting it.

Okay, ya that's way better but still probably not great for a core slot. that kind of effect is roughly the same power as a "once per adventure/session gain a free favour of X type" I would say and those tend to come in the E slot of base classes.
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