OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever.   Posted by teslas.Group: 0
SILI
 player, 1802 posts
Thu 12 Sep 2013
at 15:02
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
Maybe I should have made it Masterwork.
teslas
 GM, 4418 posts
Thu 12 Sep 2013
at 15:33
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
I can say that I can't possibly see how that could have been anything but the best decision your character was likely to have been able to make before beginning his adventuring career.


In other news, I failed to mention that the light seemed to disappear behind a barrier to the left, the side the fortress is on. Whether or not you want to go that way or away from that way is a different matter entirely.


Post in-character or here on what you'd like to do next, or continue to talk about it in-character because roleplaying and stuff. As usual, 3 people commenting on a situation and coming to some sort of half-consensus is enough to move everyone along.
DAI
 player, 2210 posts
Fri 13 Sep 2013
at 02:17
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
Yeah re-reading the last couple pages has been delayed a bit, I am home now and will get started on it though.
Garus
 player, 103 posts
Fri 13 Sep 2013
at 02:26
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
Im incredibly buzy right now so im not sure how well can keep up with things. Ill try buts been long enough that i dont rember all my abilities and such. Let alone what changed. If things go accoarding to plan i should have some free time next week.
teslas
 GM, 4423 posts
Fri 13 Sep 2013
at 16:38
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
Thanks for the heads up.

Fighter hasn't changed at all. Mighty Strikes is going to change, though, but in my opinion it's for the better. Summary:

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No more auto-crit. #1: that's stupid good, and does not compare well with different weapons (IE longswords vs. heavy picks). #2: it's useless on 40% of the enemies in the game.

So, now:

-A static +damage equal to half of your character level with melee/thrown weapons.
-Ignore 2 points of natural armor (if any)
-Ignore 5 points of the target's DR, or half of their DR, whichever is higher, if any.
-Critical threats automatically do double damage. (Meaning a confirmed critical would increase it further still, IE: if you threat with a greataxe, 2x damage. If you then confirm, 4x damage (remember, in D&D, 3x + 2x = 4x).)

This #1: Makes it less auto win vs. some enemies, #2: Makes it useful against everything, which Limit Breaks should be, and #3: Closes the gap between weapon types.

The ignoring DR is pretty great, especially for Fighters that went down the TWF fighting route, although those are probably rare. The ignoring of natural armor is an underhanded method of giving an attack bonus. Most of the enemies in FF1 are monsters. Most monsters have natural AC. Fighters don't really need help hitting anything, though, unless they are making iterative attacks or power attacking, which, you know, fighters tend to do when they can.



Just get back into the fold when you can. If you can't be present if combat occurs, I can take your turns for you if it's been longer than 12 hours. I promise that you will not die unless at least two other people do (no promises if Garus directly attacking SILI is required to make that happen).
JAGA
 player, 141 posts
Mon 16 Sep 2013
at 18:59
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
Sorry it's taking me so long. The beginning of classes this year is really time consuming for some reason.
teslas
 GM, 4440 posts
Wed 18 Sep 2013
at 21:20
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
I will be traveling Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I will be able to read the game from my phone, but posting is a fucking pain, and I do not have the time or patience to make a post with a map and private threads while there. I can respond to simple questions, and probably dialogue, however.

Also, if any of you have some favorite spots in Prague, I'll take some tips.
ZEIG
 player, 1851 posts
 White Mage
Wed 18 Sep 2013
at 21:22
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
Never been there but Music for Prague is a ballin' piece of music. #nothelpful
DAI
 player, 2221 posts
Thu 19 Sep 2013
at 20:08
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
http://dndtools.eu/feats/drow-...oercive-spell--3327/

Not sure if I'd put this here or in mechanics, but this is a feat from a book I know you're not fond of. It didn't seem overly powerful, and could get a lot of use out of my own Sleep or making enemies more susceptible to Bard songs.

So yeah... this okay? Not even sure I definitely want it, but it sounded somewhat useful.
teslas
 GM, 4442 posts
Thu 19 Sep 2013
at 22:17
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
In normal D&D, that's a fairly decent spell effect for sorcerers that have limited spells known and that also utilize a spell or two that allows a save (which is a bad idea normally for vanilla D&D).

In this system, there are already several ways to lower someone's Will save. For you, Bio and Shock. For white mage, Fear. For red mage, Bio and Fear.


So, for 3 MP, you can jam a -2 penalty to something's Will saves for three rounds. In this system, that's actually incredibly good. This system relies a lot more on spells that allow saves, especially with a bard in the party.


If it were in a real source, since this is a playtest, I'd say definitely, take it and let's see even though I wasn't sure about it.

Since it's in that book... no, I think it's probably a bit too good for only 3 more MP--especially since Sleep is a first level spell and works on a creature with any amount of HD.


That's a pretty damn good feat, though, especially for a sorc that likes to make use of Dominate Person or has someone else that does.


edit-
Also, this thread is fine for questions like that, so is OOC. Mechanics would have worked, too.


Alright kids, this is probably my last post until late, late Sunday or Monday. Have a good weekend.

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:29, Thu 19 Sept 2013.

teslas
 GM, 4447 posts
Mon 23 Sep 2013
at 08:31
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
Hey kids, back in Belgium. I am in my nearly-daily Dutch class at the moment. When I get home, lunch and then straight to my afternoon of helping tear down some walls for my girlfriend's dad as he's remodeling. That is likely also going to be my afternoon for the next two days.

I'll post when I can snag a second.
teslas
 GM, 4448 posts
Tue 24 Sep 2013
at 10:51
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
Back from Prague, and then I get sickly. At least it was the day after getting back. Wooo.
teslas
 GM, 4513 posts
Tue 22 Oct 2013
at 18:13
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
Quick, the game ZEIG is GM'ing is going to slow down for a bit because his life is sucking; now's our chance to beat the shit out of his paltry post count. Move it, kids, move it.
ZEIG
 player, 1873 posts
 White Mage
Tue 22 Oct 2013
at 18:16
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
Can I just say that I was in the military for 5 months? That seriously put a damper on my post count.
teslas
 GM, 4519 posts
Mon 28 Oct 2013
at 23:57
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
Move into the damn basement already.
teslas
 GM, 4523 posts
Thu 14 Nov 2013
at 10:57
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
DM, move them into the damn basement already.

On a side note, my time is somewhat limited, and due to Garus/JAGA being MIA, and the other three guys already in a game with me, I've, obviously, let this one slow down again.


In other news:

"Increased the "reason for roll" text length (from 40 to 100).  Added hanging indent for when lines wrap in the log."

Fuck yeah. Awesome.


"Fixed oversized font size for Firefox in the compose window (and possibly others)."

This actually fucks up my window I think. Now the text is super tiny, and my blind, old ass can't see it for shit.
DAI
 player, 2273 posts
Fri 15 Nov 2013
at 03:34
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
Odd, I use Firefox and it all looks fine to me in compose.
ZEIG
 player, 1878 posts
 White Mage
Fri 15 Nov 2013
at 04:07
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
I saw this while I was digging for help with my own problem. They fucked it up and it has since been addressed, supposedly. I have no issues with firefox either.
teslas
 GM, 4524 posts
Fri 15 Nov 2013
at 10:09
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
Ah, yeah, it's better now. Look at that.
teslas
 GM, 4525 posts
Sun 29 Dec 2013
at 01:22
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
Just a heads up on the status of everyone:

Fag        Group   Type    Last Login              Last Post
DAI        0       player  00:30, Fri, 20 Dec      04:34, Fri, 15 Nov
Garus      0       player  05:14, Fri, 15 Nov      04:28, Wed, 09 Oct
JAGA       0       player  16:38, Thu, 26 Sep      19:59, Mon, 16 Sep
SILI       0       player  01:46, Sun, 24 Nov      01:47, Fri, 25 Oct
ZEIG       0       player  18:36, Fri, 27 Dec      05:07, Fri, 15 Nov

My life is calming down a bit, but it's by no means free-time heavy. Since I already play in another game with three of you bastards, this game will remain on hold unless GAGA or Garus comes back and expresses an interest to play actively. If they do, then we totally will.
teslas
 GM, 4526 posts
Fri 7 Feb 2014
at 18:25
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Who all is still alive?
DAI
 player, 2274 posts
Fri 7 Feb 2014
at 19:33
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
Been limited tobmy phone for a few days, but alive.
ZEIG
 player, 1879 posts
 White Mage
Sat 8 Feb 2014
at 01:16
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
Mostly alive.
DAI
 player, 2275 posts
Sun 9 Feb 2014
at 04:21
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
Given we got about a foot of snow yesterday and the roads are iced all to hell, not sure how much longer I can claim my status as 'living'. This is the NW... we don't get this kind of snow and low-teens temperatures, currently snowed in at a friend's house, don't really have a way to get home right now.
teslas
 GM, 4527 posts
Mon 10 Feb 2014
at 11:23
Re: OOC: Literally, Everything Else Ever
Man, I loved being snowed in at people's houses.