General Chat.   Posted by Derrick.Group: 0
Nicole
 player, 2 posts
Tue 2 Oct 2018
at 00:39
Re: General Chat
In reply to Dblade (msg # 44):

Well, since it's cinematic, I was thinking of going with either Smasha or Ultimate Style.  I've done realistic ones before, so I'm relishing the chance to step away into the fantastical.
Derrick
 GM, 74 posts
Tue 2 Oct 2018
at 12:52
Re: General Chat
Nicole:
In reply to Dblade (msg # 44):

Well, since it's cinematic, I was thinking of going with either Smasha or Ultimate Style.  I've done realistic ones before, so I'm relishing the chance to step away into the fantastical.


Of the two, I'd prefer to see Smasha, it seems to have more flavor, and ultimate styles don't fit the feel of a martial arts contest, unless the point is to display how unbalanced your ultimate style is.

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:52, Tue 02 Oct 2018.

Nicole
 player, 5 posts
Tue 2 Oct 2018
at 12:54
Re: General Chat
In reply to Derrick (msg # 46):

Hooray, I ended up doing Smasha.

Mostly because "Ultimate" Style requires you to sink in 9 points into various skills and such.
Whisper
 player, 1 post
Tue 2 Oct 2018
at 19:51
Re: General Chat
Hello everyone.  Experienced GURPs player, mostly in fantasy settings.  I have been playing in a friend's ShadowRun game, and thought it might be nice to broaden my horizons by trying a few things I haven't already done.  That brought me here.  Hope I don't get my butt kicked too much.  :)
pwaabram
 player, 1 post
Wed 3 Oct 2018
at 00:04
Re: General Chat
Hey everyone! I'm totally new to both GURPS and this site. I get the basics if GURPS and I'm sure I will pick more up as I go, but can someone explain a bit on this website? Are there sessions, and if so when?
evileeyore
 player, 59 posts
Wed 3 Oct 2018
at 03:35
Re: General Chat
pwaabram:
Are there sessions, and if so when?

What do you mean by sessions?  Like, chat games?  This is Play By Post.

For example see the Cowboys and Indians thread.
pwaabram
 player, 3 posts
Wed 3 Oct 2018
at 03:41
Re: General Chat
In reply to evileeyore (msg # 50):

Yeah I know now, thanks tho
pwaabram
 player, 4 posts
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 02:22
Re: General Chat
Can I get in on the dragon fight?
Derrick
 GM, 79 posts
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 13:58
Re: General Chat
pwaabram:
Can I get in on the dragon fight?


Yes! right now Dblade is only planning on piloting the knight. The squires do not have a firm owner, though two have been built for others to use.
Whisper
 player, 5 posts
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 15:51
Re: General Chat
I may be willing to take part in that thread as well.  Mostly need to sit down and read it, so I'm up to speed on character and scenario.  Or, if you need a character written, I could potentially do that as well.
pwaabram
 player, 5 posts
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 20:03
Re: General Chat
In reply to Derrick (msg # 53):

Great! What are the details for character creation?
Derrick
 GM, 81 posts
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 20:09
Re: General Chat
pwaabram:
In reply to Derrick (msg # 53):

Great! What are the details for character creation?


They are in msg # 14 of the knight and dragon thread.
pwaabram
 player, 6 posts
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 20:11
Re: General Chat
Thanks
pwaabram
 player, 7 posts
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 20:36
Re: General Chat
What are the rules for disadvantages?
evileeyore
 player, 65 posts
Fri 5 Oct 2018
at 01:10
Re: General Chat
pwaabram:
What are the rules for disadvantages?

Just follow the Squire Template in DF 15, and then add 25 points.  In general the 25 points should be to upgrade things on Template or buy off disads, but I'd allow other skills or advantages within reason.

What do you say Derrick?

This message was last edited by the player at 01:22, Fri 05 Oct 2018.

pwaabram
 player, 8 posts
Fri 5 Oct 2018
at 01:40
Re: General Chat
evileeyore:
add 25 points

Is that on top of the places in the template where you can choose things?

Also, can I buy a higher TL? I had an idea for a guy with a musket.
Derrick
 GM, 83 posts
Fri 5 Oct 2018
at 13:41
Re: General Chat
pwaabram:
evileeyore:
add 25 points

Is that on top of the places in the template where you can choose things?

Also, can I buy a higher TL? I had an idea for a guy with a musket.


Yes, the 25 points are on top of the places in the template where you can choose things. Higher TL is forbidden. Actually, character creation requests that you make a knightly squire, armed and trained accordingly.
Nicole
 player, 19 posts
Mon 8 Oct 2018
at 21:19
Re: General Chat
Just as feedback, I think this combat really showed off three things:

The importance of caution (losing your defenses is *rough*)
Extra attack's primacy (I essentially had double the actions Lane did)
Why fighting competitions have had to ban things like groin hits and eye-gouging.
Whisper
 player, 7 posts
Mon 8 Oct 2018
at 22:05
Re: General Chat
To be honest, I'm not sure that was much of a fight, but yes...  I agree with all of the items you just mentioned.  :)

Additional suggestions:
* May I suggest a sticky character thread, where we can go to look at characters in a centralized location?  Also, instead of making changes to them with additional posts, edit them in place.  Finding them in the individual threads is in my opinion painful, and time consuming.
* A notice or sticky post for instructions would be good as well (perhaps by scenario).  For example, I don't know what I have to do to get Whisper up and approved.  I probably just missed it in one of the threads, but that's to some extent the point of my comment.  New players may wish to join, so summarizing the guidelines in a sticky would be useful.  Asking them to go hunt down X post in X thread will turn a bunch of people away.  I for one have had to go back and hunt threads a couple times already.  That will get out of hand quickly for the more casual participant.
* May I suggest one thread for preparation, and then another thread for the actual event?  For example, create 1 thread for the Martial Arts competition where we can do all of our discussion.  Then, create a new thread for "Bob versus Gerald".  That way we can discuss offline without cluttering up the event thread.  And, when the next round comes up, you can create a "Gerald versus Penny" thread for that fight.  It just cleans everything up.

My other game is down a bit while my GM gets a new laptop.  I read through the other threads a little to get a good idea of what's going on.  If Whisper is ready, I can do a combat, or I can get involved somewhere else.  From a quick skim it seems like we're already well into the cowboys and indians thread.  I could do something in the knight and dragon thread though.

Thanks.  :)
evileeyore
 player, 69 posts
Tue 9 Oct 2018
at 00:12
Re: General Chat
Whisper:
Finding them in the individual threads is in my opinion painful, and time consuming.

Depending on your browser, you can set the thread to "all" (at the top with the pages select) and then do a term search.  Makes things a lot easier for me.
pwaabram
 player, 9 posts
Tue 9 Oct 2018
at 01:55
Re: General Chat
In the template, what is the difference between primary, secondary, and background skills? Also, where does it say the bonus for the skill?
Whisper
 player, 8 posts
Tue 9 Oct 2018
at 02:28
Re: General Chat
That's a true statement EE.  Still, it would be nice for the information to be centralized.  I'll use the suggestion for sure though, it will be useful!
evileeyore
 player, 71 posts
Tue 9 Oct 2018
at 06:54
Re: General Chat
pwaabram:
In the template, what is the difference between primary, secondary, and background skills?

Primary are skills that are, well... primary to the Character's 'job'.  Generally they will have 4 or more points in each skill.  Generally.

Secondary, yada-yada, usually have 2 points in each skill.

Background skills are mostly just there to fluff out the Character, make sure it has a Social skill, a Movement skill (Hiking, Stealth, Swimming, etc), a few 'this is what they did before becoming an adventurer' skills (like Smithing, Survival, etc), and to spread around 6-8 points into 6-8 skills (1 point each).



The Squire, being a 'half template' (125 points instead of DF's standard of 250) has almost all of it's skills at 1 point.  Only the important combat skills get extra love.

quote:
Also, where does it say the bonus for the skill?

Example:

Brawling (E) DX [1]-13

SkillDifficultyAtt & Bonus*PointsSkill Level†
Brawling(E)DX[1]-13


*  So if it just says DX, it's bought at ATT+0.  If it says DX+2 it's bought up to ATT+2.
†  Includes all bonuses.

This message was last edited by the player at 07:04, Tue 09 Oct 2018.

pwaabram
 player, 10 posts
Tue 9 Oct 2018
at 11:40
Re: General Chat
In reply to evileeyore (msg # 67):

Thanks!
Vulco1
 player, 30 posts
Tue 9 Oct 2018
at 13:30
Re: General Chat
In reply to Nicole (msg # 62):

Yeah, those are great points.  That eye gouge was rough with the -10 to combat difficulties.

You bring up good points about the sticky or individual threads Whisper.