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The Red Sonja defence
« on: August 22, 2010, 11:24:54 PM »
Looking in the Wrong Place [Style]
     People fighting you tend to find themselves a little distracted.
     Prerequisites: Charisma 13+, Appearance 1+
     Benefit: When wearing less than partial armour, you gain a Morale bonus to Defence equal to your permanent Appearance modifier up to a maximum of your starting action dice. Also, you may equip Light (soft construction) and Heavy (hard construction) fittings without having to use armour.





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Re: The Red Sonja defence
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2010, 11:26:15 PM »
That is hilarious and awesome. Should work well with the Beefy Heros quality too. :)
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Re: The Red Sonja defence
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2010, 11:29:47 PM »
You could do a feat in a chain with this that involves bikinis and loin cloths... but then beefy heroes already covers that, doesn't it?
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Re: The Red Sonja defence
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2010, 11:34:29 PM »
So Bloodstain Resistant, but with an extra requirement?  Don't get me wrong I consider the no armour requirement a good thing - it's far easier to ramp up appearance in FC.  I've actually been using Bloodstain Resistant as is in FC since release and had no dramas, so I can't see any mechanical problem with this.

The question is - can you upgrade fittings by themselves?  By the book, I'd say yes, but that could lead to some potential balance issues, especially as light fittings are pretty cheap and you could easily stack up a bunch of resistances - the Codpiece of Cold, Fire, Electricity and Divine resistance 4... [pity the man who had to bless it ;)]  It does give me a couple ideas for making a feat chain out of it, but I'll have to check if my idea already exists in the book first.

GURPS has a campaign quality [or their version of it] called Bulletproof Nudity, which is basically exactly what it says on the tin.

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Re: The Red Sonja defence
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2010, 12:01:54 AM »
Appearance modifier can go sky-high, especially with all the little in-game boosts (Holding wardrobe, bath as a Service, etc.). Specifying "permanent Appearance modifier" might limit this kind of abuse. Otherwise, I love the concept.  ;D

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Re: The Red Sonja defence
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2010, 12:08:34 AM »
Appearance modifier can go sky-high, especially with all the little in-game boosts (Holding wardrobe, bath as a Service, etc.). Specifying "permanent Appearance modifier" might limit this kind of abuse. Otherwise, I love the concept.  ;D

Very true - my Ogre pro-wrestler managed to attain +4 appearance with a Panache of 0 [he was a heel].  Our groups Elf mage had something insane - like a +7 or 8 most of the time.

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Re: The Red Sonja defence
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2010, 01:15:10 AM »
You could do a feat in a chain with this that involves bikinis and loin cloths... but then beefy heroes already covers that, doesn't it?

It briefly occured  to me, but it's a joke idea that doesn't really deserve more than the 1 feat. Beefy Heroes applies universally in any event.

So Bloodstain Resistant, but with an extra requirement?  Don't get me wrong I consider the no armour requirement a good thing - it's far easier to ramp up appearance in FC.  I've actually been using Bloodstain Resistant as is in FC since release and had no dramas, so I can't see any mechanical problem with this.

How do you meat the dress according to lifestyle criteria?

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The question is - can you upgrade fittings by themselves?

Pg 174: Upgrades may not be applied to fittings.

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Re: The Red Sonja defence
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2010, 12:19:25 AM »
So Bloodstain Resistant, but with an extra requirement?  Don't get me wrong I consider the no armour requirement a good thing - it's far easier to ramp up appearance in FC.  I've actually been using Bloodstain Resistant as is in FC since release and had no dramas, so I can't see any mechanical problem with this.

How do you meat the dress according to lifestyle criteria?

Not disguised as someone with a lesser lifestyle, and not wearing obvious armour unless it also possesses the ornamental Ceremonial upgrade.

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The question is - can you upgrade fittings by themselves?

Pg 174: Upgrades may not be applied to fittings.

Thought so - I was without a computer the last few days and a buddy had borrowed my physical book.

EDIT: Was thinking in spycraft terms...
« Last Edit: August 26, 2010, 08:18:31 PM by Sletchman »

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Re: The Red Sonja defence
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2010, 02:33:29 PM »
...you gain a Morale bonus to Defence equal to your Appearance modifier or your starting action dice, whichever is less (minimum 1).
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Re: The Red Sonja defence
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2010, 05:44:06 AM »
Here's the RS defense in action:

http://www.redsonja.net/htmlfiles/

 :)
Lo, there do I see my father. Lo, there do I see my mother.
And my sister and my brother
Lo, there do I see the line of my people Back to the beginning.
Lo, they do call to me.They bid me take my place among them
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Re: The Red Sonja defence
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2010, 10:00:33 AM »
How do you meat the dress according to lifestyle criteria?
              ^^^
Considering the thread topic, this is crying out for a Bill Clinton joke.

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Re: The Red Sonja defence
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2010, 02:55:06 PM »
How do you meat the dress according to lifestyle criteria?
                  ^^^
Considering the thread topic, this is crying out for a Bill Clinton joke.
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