General Chat.   Posted by Derrick.Group: 0
Whisper
 player, 22 posts
Mon 22 Oct 2018
at 20:29
Re: General Chat
The suspense has developed nicely.  What will they do? Continue to circle around?  Or will they choose aggression over patience?
Dblade
 player, 72 posts
Tue 23 Oct 2018
at 13:07
Re: General Chat
Honestly kinda wanna give up on Baogang's fight. Can kinda see how this is gonna play out and have for a while. It's honestly not much fun fighting a stone wall. XD
Derrick
 GM, 143 posts
Tue 23 Oct 2018
at 13:34
Re: General Chat
Dblade:
Honestly kinda wanna give up on Baogang's fight. Can kinda see how this is gonna play out and have for a while. It's honestly not much fun fighting a stone wall. XD


Yeah, I'm extremely disappointed in Pingbi's offensive capabilities. Gurps let grappled foes attack (at a penalty), and I can't use Judo to defend him from them. His damage output is super low, so a foe with more power can safely trade attacks. We also Both took enhanced defenses, and that means hitting with anything is pretty darn hard. Grappling also has the break free option, where ST is all that matters, and Pingbi is the weakest guy in the game.
Dblade
 player, 73 posts
Tue 23 Oct 2018
at 13:51
Re: General Chat
To be honest my thought was the opposite. I canít touch you and youíve successfully stopped every attempt cold even at what would be dangerous disadvantage for other fighters, all itíll take is a few good rolls to lock me up and break my arms or throw me and pin afaik.
Joe
 player, 1 post
Tue 23 Oct 2018
at 20:34
Re: General Chat
Ah - so both fighters are convinced they're doomed.  And here I was lurking in the background, thinking "What an exciting fight this is!  I've got no idea how it's going to turn out..."  :)

This message was last edited by the player at 20:36, Tue 23 Oct 2018.

Joe
 player, 2 posts
Tue 23 Oct 2018
at 20:37
Re: General Chat
I realize I should probably introduce myself, out of politeness.  I'm Joe_; I've just been lurking here for a bit, having fun reading the fight scenes. I thought I might hang out and throw in an odd comment or two on the action, if that's ok with the participants.
Vulco1
 player, 36 posts
Thu 25 Oct 2018
at 14:32
Re: General Chat
No problem Joe.

Yeah, this is kind of a chess game of luck and attrition. I saw in the opening of Lane and Grub that we could stand around all day evaluating or get into it. I think both of our styles were the "get-into-styles" anyway. Also, I did't know what I as doing.  Getting some good advice from the commentators out out here.

But this is what two real fighters would be doing if their life was on the line and in game it's only been just over a minute. Lane lasted less than 30 secs.

This message was last edited by the player at 14:32, Thu 25 Oct 2018.

Nicole
 player, 24 posts
Fri 26 Oct 2018
at 01:54
Re: General Chat
Wasn't it less than 5 seconds?

1st Second:
Demchug: Waits
Lane: Moves

2nd Second:
Demchug: Steps
Lane:  All-out Attack

3rd Second:
Demchug: Eye-rakex2
Lane: Kiai

4th Second:
Demchug: Foot-stomp, Skull kick
Lane: Down


Sorry, I shouldn't nitpick but... huah, it does illustrate how fast things can spiral in combat.
Dblade
 player, 86 posts
Fri 26 Oct 2018
at 02:44
Re: General Chat
We've actually had plenty of action too, there was that whole quick little exchange of grapple-push-counter-grapple before Baogang broke free, Baogang threw some kicks and even managed to down Pingbi once, and now I'm one bad roll from getting locked up.

Will try and post in the morning. Midterms are kicking my butt.
Vulco1
 player, 37 posts
Fri 26 Oct 2018
at 14:44
Re: General Chat
Whew... Yep, it was, haha.  Spirals out of control pretty quick. I was counting each post as a second, but you're right there were definitely some double moves in there and some talkies.
Dblade
 player, 88 posts
Fri 26 Oct 2018
at 14:53
Re: General Chat
I was still waking up when I rolled and posted, but I just realized I could've done a normal attack with Mighty Blows and not sacrificed my defense >.<.
Whisper
 player, 25 posts
Tue 30 Oct 2018
at 03:33
Re: General Chat
I haven't looked at Dungeon Fantasy in any real depth yet.  Pulled it up on Warehouse23, but that's about it.  I needed to prioritize other things like voting (long ballot) and a bunch of extra work stuff.  With luck I have gotten over that hump, and so I should have some time to think it over more seriously.

Question: I have all the major 4E source books.  Do you think that it's worth getting the set?  I haven't run anything as a DM in 20 years, and the purchase seems geared to organizing a game.  Just curious what your impression of the book is, sort of like asking a second opinion.
evileeyore
 GM, 97 posts
Tue 30 Oct 2018
at 03:49
Re: General Chat
Whisper:
I haven't looked at Dungeon Fantasy in any real depth yet.

Question: I have all the major 4E source books.  Do you think that it's worth getting the set?  I haven't run anything as a DM in 20 years, and the purchase seems geared to organizing a game.  Just curious what your impression of the book is, sort of like asking a second opinion.

One thing first:  There are two "Dungeon Fantasy" 'lines' when talking GURPS right now...

DF:  The long series which goes Dungeon Fantasy 1 Adventures, Dungeon Fantasy 2 Exploits, Dungeon Fantasy 3 The Next Level, etc

DFRPG:  The box set.  This is DF... just condensed.  It reprints all the rules from Basic, Campaigns, Low-Tech, and DF that 'are needed' to run a tight 'old schoolish' fantasy heartbreaker game.


My hot take?  It depends on what you prefer.  A quick, easy setup game with condensed rules prepackaged for convenience?  Then DFRP is probably right up your alley.

If you want more then you should either get into DF, or start with DFRP and add the bits of the DF line that most interest you, liken them to supplements.  Most things will line up perfectly.

If you prefer diggin in and 'getting your hands dirty' with campaign building, you might just want to stick with Fantasy, Magic, Martial Arts, Low Tech, etc and do it all yourself.


Personally, while I kinda like what they've done with DFRP, I'd have to add a few pages of rules back in to get what I want out of it (Extra Effort in Combat, some advanced injury rules, most of Martial Arts, a few more points for social skills on each template,etc).
evileeyore
 GM, 98 posts
Tue 30 Oct 2018
at 03:57
Re: General Chat
Also, for the next 11ish hours, DFRPG (pdfs) is 24$ at RPG Now:
https://www.rpgnow.com/product...me--Powered-by-GURPS

quote:
This core set includes over 400-pages of full-color PDFs of the five Dungeon Fantasy books:

Adventurers (130 pages).
Exploits (114 pages).
Spells (82 pages).
Monsters (66 pages).
A dungeon for fledgling delvers (26 pages).

In addition:

8 pages of full-color Cardboard Heroes figures (over 100 figures total).
4 pages of oversized color maps (two 30"◊30" maps and two 20"◊30" maps) for the introductory adventure.

Nicole
 player, 25 posts
Tue 30 Oct 2018
at 13:32
Re: General Chat
In reply to evileeyore (msg # 108):

Oooh, so... is it just winner vs. winner in the tournament?
Derrick
 GM, 160 posts
Tue 30 Oct 2018
at 14:59
Re: General Chat
Nicole:
Oooh, so... is it just winner vs. winner in the tournament?


I don't think we've set up a combat system for the tournament yet. I would like to see what the two winners can do to each other though.
Whisper
 player, 26 posts
Tue 30 Oct 2018
at 15:55
Re: General Chat
And Whisper is ready to go as well.  Anyone want a piece of the action...?  :)
Dblade
 player, 92 posts
Tue 30 Oct 2018
at 17:03
Re: General Chat
True, somebody should face Whisper's fighter, and if people like we could keep things going with a losers bracket? I'm sure Lane would like another shot where he didn't completely throw away his defenses.
Derrick
 GM, 161 posts
Tue 30 Oct 2018
at 17:10
Re: General Chat
We should most certainly do a loosers bracket. Though we could also do a system where everyone fights everyone else once.
Vulco1
 player, 39 posts
Tue 30 Oct 2018
at 17:26
Re: General Chat
In reply to Dblade (msg # 112):

Lane can fight Whisper if there is no one else.

I like everyone fighting everyone else. Like a Round Robin
Whisper
 player, 27 posts
Tue 30 Oct 2018
at 18:43
Re: General Chat
Sure, set it up.  :)

EE, I'm leaning towards not getting the dungeon fantasy stuff because my local gaming group doesn't want to try GURPs.  They seem to be hung up on AD&D 5th edition.  I offered to run a campaign for them, and I didn't get much response (for now).

Can you put up the stats for the Knight, and I'll start my work...?
evileeyore
 GM, 99 posts
Tue 30 Oct 2018
at 18:45
Re: General Chat
Derrick:
We should most certainly do a loosers bracket. Though we could also do a system where everyone fights everyone else once.

Yes, I like this idea.  See what each of you can do against each other.  Then just compare victory totals.
Dblade
 player, 93 posts
Thu 1 Nov 2018
at 03:57
Re: General Chat
So do we set up another round in the tournament? and if so, who fights who?
Derrick
 GM, 162 posts
Thu 1 Nov 2018
at 14:26
Re: General Chat
Well, its whispers turn, and Vulco has volenteered to fight, so lets do that one next.
Nicole
 player, 26 posts
Sat 3 Nov 2018
at 01:46
Re: General Chat
Say, who's Demchug going up against next?