Milestones.   Posted by Watcher.Group: 0
Watcher
 GM, 48 posts
Fri 21 Oct 2016
at 01:31
Milestones
Here's a list of some sample generic Milestones.

ADVENTURING PARTY                                           
You’re out there for the thrills and the fame, but mostly for
the thrills. If there are monsters to vanquish and people in
need of adventurers, your troupe is there!

• 1 XP when your party defeats a monster.
• 3 XP when you emerge successfully from a Combat Scene.
• 10 XP when you complete or abandon a major Quest.

COMFORTABLE IN THE SHADOWS                                   
Don’t look at me, I’m not important or interesting. I just
want to stay alive and help from a safe distance.

• 1 XP when you hide or otherwise take action to stay out of the spotlight.
• 3 XP when you leave the shadows to accomplish something important.
• 10 XP when you step into the spotlight in front of a large group in order to  ccomplish something important, or decide to fade away forever.

HAUGHTY NOBLE                                           
You were born into aristocracy and you are well aware of
your station in life. You take pains of reminding others of
theirs. When the going gets tough, you expect your bloodline
to make problems disappear.

• 1 XP when you say something dismissive about the lower class.
• 3 XP when you try to buy your way out of a problem.
• 10 XP when you surrender your noble station for adventure, or wrap up your adventuring party up for a life of nobility.

MYSTERIOUS SAGE                                   
Apocryphal, your wisdom people say is. No matter it is,
for knowledge sharing is reward in itself.

• 1 XP when you make a cryptic observation.
• 3 XP when you encounter something you can’t explain.
• 10 XP when you are exposed as not that wise, or if someone in your group is the Chosen One the prophecy spoke of!

NATURE’S GUARDIAN                                       
I have been granted so many boons by our earthly mother. I
merely seek to honor her through my respect and devotion.

• 1 XP when you eschew something artificial for a tool from nature.
• 3 XP when you create a natural asset for someone else.
• 10 XP when you lay down your life to protect the sanctity of nature, or if you allow nature to be harmed in a major way to complete a Quest.

TREASURE HUNTER                                         
It’s not about amassing riches; it’s about acquiring and disposing
of it in the most thrilling and entertaining manner
possible. You consulted maps, scoured rumors, raided
ruins, and killed monsters and it’s not even noon yet.

• 1 XP when you acquire or spend money.
• 3 XP when you search for treasure during a Combat Scene.
• 10 XP when you find the big score, or when you spend all of your money in an act of altruism.
Varik Venrenson
 player, 11 posts
 Shifter Druid
 Barley humaniod anymore..
Fri 21 Oct 2016
at 02:02
Milestones
How's this for my shifter sfx?

quote:
Limit: Lycanthrope blood - Earn 1PP when affected by Milestones and effects related to Lycanthropy


Moon's blessing and curse.
You come from a line of those touched by the moon. They lived two lives in one skin, and you also carry that boon and burden with you.  Although you can only be truly understood by one of your own, you try to keep one foot in both worlds...and hope you are not pulled apart.

•1 XP -when you act in a way opposite of the shape you are in. Animal like in humanoid form, human like when a beast.

•3 XP -Give into animal instincts, or get wounded by sliver.

•10 XP -survive a near deadly sliver attack, or become a true werebeast...or cure yourself utterly.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:09, Sun 23 Oct 2016.

Jean Esperon
 player, 5 posts
 Stress: P0 M0 E0
 Trauma: P0 M0 E0
Fri 21 Oct 2016
at 15:16
Milestones
This is definitely Jean.

quote:
ADVENTURING PARTY
You’re out there for the thrills and the fame, but mostly for
the thrills. If there are monsters to vanquish and people in
need of adventurers, your troupe is there!
• 1 XP when your party defeats a monster.
• 3 XP when you emerge successfully from a Combat Scene.
• 10 XP when you complete or abandon a major Quest.

Watcher
 GM, 50 posts
Sat 22 Oct 2016
at 14:44
Re: Milestones
Varik Venrenson:
How's this for my shifter sfx?

quote:
Limit: Lycanthrope blood - Earn 1PP when affected by Milestones and effects related to Lycanthropy


Moon's blessing and curse.
You come from a line of those touched by the moon. They lived two lives in one skin, and you also carry that boon and burden with you.  Although you can only be truly understood by one of your own, you try to keep one foot in both worlds...and hope you are not pulled apart.

•1 XP -when you act in a way opposite of the shape you are in. Animal like in humanoid form, human like when a beast.

•3 XP -Give into animal instincts, or get wounded by sliver.

•10 XP -survive a near deadly sliver attack, or cure yourself of the inner beast.


I like the 1 and 3.

What if we made the choices on the 10xp one be between choosing one or the other world. So you either attain fully lycanthropy or cure yourself of it entirely? That seems like a really good capstone for the flavor text you provided.

Although I'm not sure why you'd ever want to "cure" yourself... So maybe we could make that one something more like accept your dual nature.

If we kept the 1st half of the 10, I'd say mechanically we'd say something like you recover from an attack that deals d10 or d12 Trauma.
Varik Venrenson
 player, 12 posts
 PP: 1, XP: 0
 Stress-P: 0, E: 0, M: 0
Sat 22 Oct 2016
at 19:24
Re: Milestones
Well, given how I already sorta implied how being a shifter Makes one a bit...unstable, full fledged Lycanthropy is more of a curse and dangerous. Unless it does not work that way in this world?
Watcher
 GM, 51 posts
Sat 22 Oct 2016
at 20:52
Re: Milestones
In reply to Varik Venrenson (msg # 5):

Full-fledged lycanthropy is a curse and dangerous, feared, and hunted down. Shifter half-lycanthropy is substantially more beneficial than it is a drawback.

My suggestion - and it's just a suggestion - was really more about focusing in on the duality angle you set up in the flavor text and make the capstone be a choice of going fully into one world or the other.
Varik Venrenson
 player, 13 posts
 PP: 1, XP: 0
 Stress-P: 0, E: 0, M: 0
Sun 23 Oct 2016
at 00:46
Re: Milestones
So something  become an animal or lose the ability to change?
Watcher
 GM, 52 posts
Sun 23 Oct 2016
at 02:48
Re: Milestones
In reply to Varik Venrenson (msg # 7):

That would be pretty interesting! Quite the choice for a druid.

I was thinking more about the lycanthropy thing though. So something where you become a true lycanthrope (which would bring advantages and disadvantages) or find a way to purify your blood of lycanthropy (which probably means getting rid of the Weretouched SFX and Lycanthrope blood limit).