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The_Polyglot
The_Polyglot


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Legit Karate champ. Totally.
posted October 18, 2018 03:24 PM

mmkay. Was a bit excited to maybe play a cripple, but I can of course move along. Happy gaming!

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Geny
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What if Elvin was female?
posted October 18, 2018 05:05 PM

I didn't say you can't play a cripple. I would just advise everyone to focus on the character and the backstory and not dwell too hard on the mechanics. Once the character is understood, we can fit him whatever stats would work best.
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The_Polyglot
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Legit Karate champ. Totally.
posted October 18, 2018 09:47 PM

Thanks but no thanks

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Galatea
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Well, I'm Ceres!
posted October 18, 2018 10:32 PM
Edited by Galatea at 22:34, 18 Oct 2018.

@Poly
Lol! All players start with 1 stat on everything amd another 5 stat to allocate on wherever you want to.

EDIT:
It's ok to play cripple. Let's make the Elvinses carry you.
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JoonasTo
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What if Elvin was female?
posted October 19, 2018 01:41 PM
Edited by JoonasTo at 13:43, 19 Oct 2018.

Well I was planning Blind the Thief but if Kip is already going for dexterity rogue(instrument take dex to play right?) Iíll think of something else.

Galatea said:
First guy to join will be awarded +5 to all rolls!

Do it!

So are the rolls one to million then xD


Ps. Poly stop being such a Debbie downer and own up to being a cripple with pride.

Pps. Iím not gonna help you when you fall to a ditch though.
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Elvin
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What if Elvin was female?
posted October 19, 2018 02:43 PM



Sorry I've been silent, still brainstorming!
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Galatea
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posted October 20, 2018 07:39 AM
Edited by Galatea at 14:33, 20 Oct 2018.

Nice to know you guys are into this!

Sorry for having the RP take a long time to finish. Having some issues with my free time. Will update soon after I finished brainstorming with Geny.

Go, go, go!

EDIT:

Edited Part VI and VII. You can now plan for your clan and deity!
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Kipshasz
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Elvin's Darkside
posted October 20, 2018 05:00 PM

here is a great, albeit limited when it comes to the actual sigils, heraldry creation tool.
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Galatea
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posted October 20, 2018 05:52 PM
Edited by Galatea at 17:59, 20 Oct 2018.

Great! Thanks Kip!

EDIT:

Updated Part III. Added Trait.
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Geny
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What if Elvin was female?
posted October 20, 2018 06:09 PM
Edited by Geny at 18:10, 20 Oct 2018.

First character incoming!

Name: Fink
Class: Rogue
Clan: None
Clan Bonus:
Adventurerís Luck:  30% chance to have a +1 to any chosen roll. Can only be used once per day.
Job: Spy
Trait: Stealth - adept at staying obscured and sneaking into places without being noticed. In combat Fink cannot be targeted until he makes an action.
Weapon: Throwing Knives
Stats:

Strength - 1
Eyesight - 3
Dexterity - 2
Intelligence - 1
Devotion - 1

Bio:
Fink is an unscrupulous fellow. Though technically from the lands of clan Davenhill, he comes from a family of commoners and is not part of the clan. Fink sees himself as a survivor and as such took the best option available to him - working for the king as a mercenary. Specifically, a spy and sometimes assassin. The consequences of his actions never bothered Fink much, after all it was other people who got hanged and sold to slavery, he was making money and doing quite good for himself. That is until his own sister was accused of treachery and put to death. Saddened and enraged, Fink ran away from his job and vowed to use his knowledge and talents to find other dissidents and overthrow the mad tyrant.
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Galatea
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posted October 21, 2018 03:19 AM

Updated!

Added additional info on Clans, Classes, Skills and Mechanics.
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Kipshasz
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Elvin's Darkside
posted October 21, 2018 07:59 AM
Edited by Kipshasz at 11:09, 02 Nov 2018.

Name: Coren The Nightingale
Class:Rogue
Clan: Darkcloak
Clan Bonus:Acrobat:  +1 to dexterity roll when defeating a physical obstacle with dexterity check.
Darkcloaksí Game:  30% chance to remain undetected by enemies.
Trait:Perception - Is skilled into spotting something either unusual, suspicious or out of place.(gameplay wise I dunno, a +1 to a roll on spotting traps and crap)
Job:Intel gathering, whilst disguised as a traveling bard
Weapon: A Langseax(a type of viking age dagger)
Stats:
Strength - 1
Eyesight - 2
Dexterity - 2
Intelligence - 2
Devotion - 1

Skills:
Lv0 -Shadowstep: Becomes untargetable for a turn.
Lv1 (Trapper Branch)-Snare: +3 to dexterity roll using light weapons but immobilize hit opponent instead of doing damage. (immobilized opponents miss their next turn).



Bio: Coren spent much of his adult life as a bard. Even with the current turmoil and hardship in the realm, he sought to bring joy to the populace, through the various songs and epics and his cittern.
On one occasion, Coren found himself involved in some shady business, helping out a man carry out a heist. The man then subsequently invited Coren to join the Darkcloaks. After passing all the rigorous tests, Coren was sent back out into the world, to act as one of many eyes and ears for the Darkcloaks.
Other details:Coren has a Baritone-Bass voice(kinda the one like Christopher Lee had), and is skilled in playing the cittern.

Items
Weapon - Langseax (1h, dagger)
Armor/Clothing - Quilted Gambeson doublet (Light Armor) halved black and navy blue, black leather boots, black cotton pants, a wide brimmed hat, black leather belt with sheath for the langseax, non bleached linen shirt.
Misc items - Cittern
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Galatea
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posted October 21, 2018 02:56 PM

Nice one Kip!

Wow, we have lots of stealthy characters in here. You guys seems to love covert-op style of playing!

As for your trait, Geny and I approved of it. To make it more related to our mechanics, you can use the Eyesight stat in your trait since it also affects the ability to spot enemies, hidden passages and traps etc.
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Elvin
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What if Elvin was female?
posted October 22, 2018 10:20 AM
Edited by Elvin at 11:33, 22 Oct 2018.

Is it possible to have some sort of arcane monk? As in, primary focus on unarmed hand-to-hand combat with magic support(mobility, distraction or utility in general). Or hand-to-hand fueled by magic instead of ki, something like that.
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JoonasTo
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What if Elvin was female?
posted October 22, 2018 11:57 AM

Iíd like to point out that when stats are 1-4 with rolls of 20, your blind monk has almost the same likelihood of hitting something with a bow as your sight archer. So everyone sucks regardless of stats at the start. This kind of system is designed for games where you level relatively fast because you only start to differentiate with stats once you start hitting higher levels.

This means everyone is nearly equal at the start, regardless of their life so far. So a Briton longbowman whoís trained his whole life is only marginally better than someone who just got handed a bow for the first time. And your mage whoís spent all his life studying magic is on even grounds with a warrior for arm wrestling. For a forum RP you might want to differentiate more from the start.

Letís say you drop rolls to 10, 3-1 difference is still meaningless. You want to be able to differentiate about 100% both sides so a grown man can have a difference that matters in extreme cases. So that would mean with a roll of 20 someone with strength would be 10 and someone weak would be -10. Then youíd need to roll 20 for weakling and 0 for strongman to have the arm wrestling contest go weird. This is an extreme case ofc. And if you notice, surprise surprise, that matches with DnD stats almost 1-to-1. They didnít get to where they are by accident.

Iím not saying you absolutely have to copy them but you might want to consider the nature of the adaptation and itís implications to gameplay when doing these setups.  The larger dice you use, the higher the skill difference has to be for them to feel meaningful. The larger the dice is the more granular differentiation it allows. Stats 1-5 are fine for a dice of 5. In that case Dr. Hawkins is 00161, while average joe is 2222. But as you can see, that doesnít allow for very fine adjustments at all so gaining stat points from level ups is not a viable mechanic(youíll get gods too soon.)

In conclusion, if this a level up game and were all newbies, you might wanna impose an experience limitation to starting characters, for example, everyone is a teenager, or increase starting point deviation.
If this is not a level up game, lower rolls or increase stat deviation.
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Geny
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What if Elvin was female?
posted October 22, 2018 05:21 PM

While I agree with your general point, this isn't much different than D&D. Especially 5th edition. The fact that a character has 14 strength doesn't mean much, what matters are the modifiers. A common level 1 PC will have modifiers going from -1 to +3 more or less. This is bigger range than 1 to 3, but it is still comparable because it is still an order lower than the rolled d20 die. D&D handles it by adding equipment bonuses and proficiency bonuses, not by changing the die rolled. We, on the other hand... are still working out the kinks.

That being said, this forum's RPs have always been about creativity more than rules and mechanics, so I believe we'll make it work somehow.
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Galatea
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posted October 23, 2018 01:09 AM
Edited by Galatea at 07:29, 23 Oct 2018.

Ok, I get you guys.

The reason why I wanted to use just one kind of dice is so to make the mechanics simple. I don't want us rolling a lot of dice, especially me if I'm the one who's going to do it. I also don't want to get the game very complicated. I'm just in my stages of learning as a DM and I'm very thankful that Geny is patiently helping me.

I did put a penalty, yes and honestly I do not really know yet how it would affect the game. I haven't really tried them since I'm having free time issues. I just had a this idea that it would make a difference. Meaning, those who had proficiency and bonuses will have a better chance than those who doesn't.

Also, like what Geny keeps telling me and I agree with him, the most important part of the game is the 'creativity' part. So I was kinda trying to give a chance to players who would want to do a mixed build or something. Although I'm not really quite sure it is viable. Haven't really tested that myself. And by making this, I also thought about some situations that for example a Fighter needs to use a bow so and he would have a chance to do have a successful hit.

So, if players are having problems with this kind of mechanic, we are open for change. I was thinking of full restriction about this one. Like for example, if a player is not proficient to a certain weapon then he/she will roll a d4 instead of d20.

To sum this up, even Geny told me that I'm the DM and I'll decide, I wanted all of us to have fun! And yeah, comments and suggestions are welcome! So maybe we could have the voice of the majority to fix this thing out.

EDIT:

To hit monster with combat check 15:

With Proficiency

1 point
Roll => 14
7/20 chance = 35% chance to hit

2 points
Roll => 13
8/20 chance = 40%

3 points
Roll => 12
9/20 chance = 45%

4 points
Roll => 11
10/20 chance = 50%


Without proficiency (-4 penalty)

1 point
Roll => 18
3/20 chance = 15%

2 points
Roll => 17
4/20 chance = 20%

3 points
Roll => 16
5/20 chance = 25%

4 points
Roll => 15
6/20 chance = 30%
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Elvin
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What if Elvin was female?
posted October 23, 2018 05:29 AM

I feel so ignored
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Galatea
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posted October 23, 2018 06:11 AM

I thought the Phoenix Triad is one?
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What if Elvin was female?
posted October 23, 2018 07:40 AM

Yeah, but we don't talk much between ourselves. Makes us seem crazy.
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