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Re: [Setting conversion] Rokugan
« Reply #240 on: January 20, 2011, 06:42:17 AM »

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Re: [Setting conversion] Rokugan
« Reply #241 on: January 21, 2011, 04:13:01 PM »
More Card of the Day!

Next week should be a theme week, but this was another random draw from the pile :).

GEAR FEATS

Gempuku Ceremony
The day you first swore fealty to you lord was a celebration that will be long remembered!
Prerequisites: Level 1 Only, Alignment (any)
Benefit: You receive a weapon from your lord or family (either a katana or a weapon of the same type as your alignmentís ritual weapon) with up to 2 essences of your choice and a maximum total Reputation value of 15. This weapon is a Prize.
Choose a base class. As long as you have more levels in that base class than any other base class, the Disposition of any character sharing your alignment increases by 2 and you may keep 1 additional weapon as Prize without it counting against the number of Prizes you may keep.
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Re: [Setting conversion] Rokugan
« Reply #242 on: January 21, 2011, 05:53:42 PM »
Sweet.  I was pondering ancestral weapons just this morning.

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Re: [Setting conversion] Rokugan
« Reply #243 on: January 21, 2011, 07:50:05 PM »
Hmmm. I can totally see that feat being the first step on certain paths

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Re: [Setting conversion] Rokugan
« Reply #244 on: January 21, 2011, 08:01:18 PM »
Sweet.  I was pondering ancestral weapons just this morning.

It's kinda a simple ancestral item, but using only essences it doesn't escalate which makes balanceing it a LOT easier.

I finally (finally!!) cracked ancestors in a way I think is rich and balanced, but I wanted to give Alex right of first refusal before I post it. Its got "get the GM and players involved in their world building" potential not too far short of Constellation magic.
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Re: [Setting conversion] Rokugan
« Reply #245 on: January 21, 2011, 08:02:37 PM »
Hmmm. I can totally see that feat being the first step on certain paths

Yeah. It could be quite useful in that role. In the hands of a priest it makes a straightforward prize + bonus with your own faithful. What's not to like?
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Re: [Setting conversion] Rokugan
« Reply #246 on: January 21, 2011, 08:14:17 PM »
Already planning on putting it into play as the basis for a legendary item in Gatac's Shinobi game

Katana, exotic melee damage (divine), greater damage resistance (ranged), base class: priest

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Re: [Setting conversion] Rokugan
« Reply #247 on: January 21, 2011, 08:59:47 PM »
You might find this useful as a family crest


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Re: [Setting conversion] Rokugan
« Reply #248 on: January 21, 2011, 10:42:25 PM »
Heehee. Bats :).
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Re: [Setting conversion] Rokugan
« Reply #249 on: January 21, 2011, 10:46:41 PM »
Already planning on putting it into play as the basis for a legendary item in Gatac's Shinobi game

Katana, exotic melee damage (divine), greater damage resistance (ranged), base class: priest

The greater damage resistance appears over budget - it's 15 all by itself.
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Re: [Setting conversion] Rokugan
« Reply #250 on: January 21, 2011, 10:53:52 PM »
Already planning on putting it into play as the basis for a legendary item in Gatac's Shinobi game

Katana, exotic melee damage (divine), greater damage resistance (ranged), base class: priest

The greater damage resistance appears over budget - it's 15 all by itself.

-5 for being a 1-handed weapon.

To my mind, the DRes basically manifests itself as just an awesome amount of arrow cutting and deflecting projectiles off the blade -- hmm, now there's a thought for lightabers -- so totally fitting in with the Sweeper levels the character has

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Re: [Setting conversion] Rokugan
« Reply #251 on: January 22, 2011, 10:23:27 AM »
Where does the -5 for 1-handed come from? I'm looking to build a katana myself, but I couldn't find this modifier in the rulebook.

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Re: [Setting conversion] Rokugan
« Reply #252 on: January 22, 2011, 10:34:14 AM »
Page 195, under the essences and charms table.
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Re: [Setting conversion] Rokugan
« Reply #253 on: January 23, 2011, 01:12:19 AM »
Given that I forgot the 1-hand, 2-hand cost modifiers would come into play, I'm glad I picked a low base number ::).
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Re: [Setting conversion] Rokugan
« Reply #254 on: January 26, 2011, 02:54:06 AM »
Card of the Day - Week of the Orochi, round 1!

I'm doing fun with our scaley green friends this week. With 6  Orochi personalities, 3 storm-rider personalities, 2 storm-rider follower cards, and 2 Orochi-specific action cards its quite a bundle of linked concepts :)!

So lets get right into the teeth of the storm!

NEW SPECIALTY

Storm-Rider
You are one of the companions chosen and trained to go to war perched atop the mighty Orochi
Requirements: Alignment (Mantis)

  • Bonus Feat: Personal Lieutenant (Orochi) Ė See sidebar (page XX).
  • Encouragement: Once per scene, you may speak to 1 of your teammates for 1 minute to grant them a +1 morale bonus with all saving throws until the end of the current scene.
  • Paired Skills: Each time you gain 1 or more ranks in the Ride skill, you also gain an equal number of ranks in the Athletics skill. This may not increase your Athletics skill beyond its maximum rank.
  • Practiced Ride: If you spend an action die to boost a Ride check and the check still fails, you gain the action die back after the action is resolved.
  • Soulmate: The maximum XP value of your Personal Lieutenant is increased by +10 XP.

    TERRAIN FEATS

    Reef-Breaker Basics
    None can stand against the fury of the storm for long!
    Prerequisites: Personal Lieutenant (Orochi)
    Benefits: You gain a +4 bonus to Swim checks and add the Path of the Orochi to the Paths associated with your alignment (if any). Your Orochiís natural attacks inflict double damage on all scenery and objects.

    Reef-Breaker Mastery
    Here's the secret: grab on tight and donít let go!
    Prerequisites: Reef-breaker Basics
    Benefits: You may hold your breath for a number of minutes equal to your Constitution score and are immune to turning by Orochi. Your Orochiís Threat Level increases by 1 (maximum 20).

    Reef-Breaker Supremacy
    No matter how this ends, it will be glorious!
    Prerequisites: Reef-Breaker Mastery
    Benefits: Your Orochi may pay 1 action die to turn Medium-sized or smaller folk, and may do so any number of times per scene. If your Orochi lieutenant dies during a dramatic scene, it is replaced at the beginning of the following adventure without Reputation cost.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2011, 07:32:11 PM by Morgenstern »
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