Out of Character 9.   Posted by Narrator.Group: archive 0
Chye Isuel
 player, 1817 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Thu 17 Dec 2020
at 21:18
Re: Out of Character 9
in all the chaos as of late, i've come to appreciate the boring normalcy.
Nana Yurick
 player, 188 posts
 Shevnian Adventuress &
 Yurick's daughter 11/11
Thu 17 Dec 2020
at 21:22
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Aldous Hack (msg # 932):
Maybe get yourself a Cutlass ($300) which comes with a basket hilt, and get that inlaid with silver, so you can biff some boneheads.
Aldous Hack
 player, 256 posts
 Housekeeper's orphan,
 Street runner, rogue
Thu 17 Dec 2020
at 22:47
Re: Out of Character 9
Nana Yurick:
In reply to Aldous Hack (msg # 932):
Maybe get yourself a Cutlass ($300) which comes with a basket hilt, and get that inlaid with silver, so you can biff some boneheads.


Nice thought, Nana, but I have Smallsword skill, cutlass would be -4 skill.  I did get a smallsword, but it's not a basket hilt weapon (effectively a short rapier -- pokey only).  Next time we find a box of coin, I'll see if I can scrounge up a silvered one with a basket hilt.  Couldn't even find a silvered knife, this time.

Meanwhile, what I have is the best thing I know how to use against rats -- regular, giant, and two-legged.
Nana Yurick
 player, 189 posts
 Shevnian Adventuress &
 Yurick's daughter 11/11
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 00:24
Re: Out of Character 9
my bad! i thought you had the shortsword skill, but your character called shortswords, smallswords, so i was confused whether you actually used the fencing weapon or not.
Narrator
 GM, 8468 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 03:52
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Nana Yurick (msg # 941):

Um,shields give a DB based on their size,period. ThisDBapiesto allactivedefenses and to attacks from thefront and shieldflank. You want to be a le to ignoe that DB? be on the opposite flankor behind them.
Want this to be automatic? buy the Standard Operating Procedure perk. Otherwise a successful Tactics roll might help.

You can't  otherwise"aim so astonot be affected by the shield"without moving to the u protected flank.
Anita Drake
 player, 264 posts
 Hey sweetie
 HP: 10/10, FP: 10/10
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 04:34
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 942):

Sorry for creating confusion when I trying to be clear. The idea was to attack from behind, because Basic says you get no active defences if you are not aware of the attack. Hence the idea was attack from behind/side, but clearly I have not communicated this clearly, for which I apologize.
Narrator
 GM, 8469 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 12:28
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Anita Drake (msg # 943):

You made your stealth roll, therefore no active defense, just the passive Defense  bonus of the shield existing. Being behind these guys means being a block awsy; they are advancing on your position.
Narrator
 GM, 8473 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 14:37
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 944):

Looks like Gorgath has dipped again.
Ryojin
 player, 71 posts
 Martial artist
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 15:03
Re: Out of Character 9
Narrator:
In reply to Anita Drake (msg # 943):

You made your stealth roll, therefore no active defense, just the passive Defense  bonus of the shield existing. Being behind these guys means being a block awsy; they are advancing on your position.



There is no Passive Defense in GURPS 4e, that is only in 3e.
Narrator
 GM, 8476 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 19:04
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Ryojin (msg 946)

Well, shit. DB no longer has a passive effect. I have been playing 3e for much longer than 4e, and figured having a 2 foot slab of wood in front of you acted as cover. I stand corrected and apologize for taking an attitude about it.

This message was last edited by the GM at 00:50, Sun 20 Dec 2020.

Aldous Hack
 player, 259 posts
 Housekeeper's orphan,
 Street runner, rogue
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 23:56
Re: Out of Character 9
Aine, not to step on the boss's toes, but in the past, the way mages have learned new spells is to visit the Guild, see Spielgud, and make a Thaumatology roll while he casts the spell and makes a Teaching roll.  All rolls passed, you learn the spell.

There's no mention under the Scroll enchantment (M57) about learning a spell from a scroll -- a scroll simply lets you cast a spell you don't know (and puts the burden of the energy cost on the writer).  Technically speaking, a scroll is an enchanted item that binds an already-cast spell until reading the scroll aloud releases it (which I presume means PCs can't write scrolls under DFRPG, which has eliminated PC enchantments).
Narrator
 GM, 8477 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 19 Dec 2020
at 01:24
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Aldous Hack (msg # 948):

This circumstance is different; she is fufilling a prepaid charm, and charms let you cast a spell without prerequisites,  allowing for off book spells that cannot be learned normally, like a single instance wild talent.
Aldous Hack
 player, 260 posts
 Housekeeper's orphan,
 Street runner, rogue
Sat 19 Dec 2020
at 15:34
Re: Out of Character 9
Narrator:
In reply to Aldous Hack (msg # 948):

This circumstance is different; she is fufilling a prepaid charm, and charms let you cast a spell without prerequisites,  allowing for off book spells that cannot be learned normally, like a single instance wild talent.


Aye aye!  Should have figured with a leprechaun it'd be something different.
Aine Walsh
 player, 194 posts
 Small cute trouble
 HP: 3/3, FP: 7/10
Sat 19 Dec 2020
at 20:13
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Aldous Hack (msg # 950):

Aye, but I did to the Theaumatology roll just in case.

Thanks boss for the apology, I am sorry my confusion caused any angst. Sometimes I am just a bit slow on the uptake, so I was not sure if it was me...it often is!
Svendegard Yurick
 player, 220 posts
 Innkeeper's Son &
 Shevnian Adventurer 13/13
Mon 21 Dec 2020
at 22:50
Re: Out of Character 9
if special orders are impossible, due to time involved, then it looks like the only way to get weaponry is to pay for signature gear. that's going to take some cps, and some time....
Aldous Hack
 player, 262 posts
 Housekeeper's orphan,
 Street runner, rogue
Mon 21 Dec 2020
at 23:28
Re: Out of Character 9
Or you could look for ways to boost your Scrounging.  Extra Time is always valid, Area Knowledge or Streetwise along with it might do some good.  A Contact might help, depending what your Contact does.  Getting multiple people looking sometimes helps, too.
Svendegard Yurick
 player, 221 posts
 Innkeeper's Son &
 Shevnian Adventurer 13/13
Mon 21 Dec 2020
at 23:59
Re: Out of Character 9
i forgot about extra time!
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 2225 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP 9/9 FP 10/10 PF 0/8
Tue 22 Dec 2020
at 00:52
Re: Out of Character 9
Svendegard Yurick:
if special orders are impossible, due to time involved, then it looks like the only way to get weaponry is to pay for signature gear. that's going to take some cps, and some time....

Signature Gear doesn't give money in DFRPG, which is why you're allowed to take it after chargen.

Points For Money is only allowed at chargen.  The only way to get money is to earn it, thought there are ways to mitigate how much things cost through Perks, which usually have to have very good explanations behind how you got them (IE, you're a dwarf or elf, you have Guild Rank, etc).
Nana Yurick
 player, 194 posts
 Shevnian Adventuress &
 Yurick's daughter 11/11
Tue 22 Dec 2020
at 01:12
Re: Out of Character 9
in this case, money isn't an issue.
Aldous Hack
 player, 263 posts
 Housekeeper's orphan,
 Street runner, rogue
Tue 22 Dec 2020
at 09:52
Re: Out of Character 9
Nana Yurick:
in this case, money isn't an issue.


Speak for yourself.  Money is always an issue, or it's part of the GM's job to make it one.  Else why would you risk you life on a daily basis?
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 2227 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP 9/9 FP 10/10 PF 0/8
Tue 22 Dec 2020
at 13:15
Re: Out of Character 9
Aldous Hack:
Speak for yourself.  Money is always an issue, or it's part of the GM's job to make it one.  Else why would you risk you life on a daily basis?

Fame and glory kid, fame and glory.

And publication rights.
Narrator
 GM, 8488 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 22 Dec 2020
at 19:56
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 958):

Just watching things fall into place....
Aldous Hack
 player, 264 posts
 Housekeeper's orphan,
 Street runner, rogue
Tue 22 Dec 2020
at 23:49
Re: Out of Character 9
Jareth Mooncalled:
Aldous Hack:
Speak for yourself.  Money is always an issue, or it's part of the GM's job to make it one.  Else why would you risk you life on a daily basis?

Fame and glory kid, fame and glory.

And publication rights.


Which all translates into money -- or power, which is pretty much the same thing.

Post count's well over 950, boss.
Nana Yurick
 player, 195 posts
 Shevnian Adventuress &
 Yurick's daughter 11/11
Wed 23 Dec 2020
at 00:38
Re: Out of Character 9
well cash in hand is little help, when you can't find what you need. that's what i meant. few families are more avaricious than the yuricks!
Narrator
 GM, 8490 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 23 Dec 2020
at 14:26
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Nana Yurick (msg # 961):

Resume in out of character 10