General Chat.   Posted by Derrick.Group: 0
Dblade
 player, 97 posts
Sat 3 Nov 2018
at 05:51
Re: General Chat
By the original tournament order, Demchug'd be going against Baogang.
Nicole
 player, 27 posts
Sat 3 Nov 2018
at 06:12
Re: General Chat
In reply to Dblade (msg # 120):

Woooo

Do I repost?
Dblade
 player, 98 posts
Sat 3 Nov 2018
at 06:28
Re: General Chat
Maybe? I'm not sure.
Dblade
 player, 100 posts
Sat 3 Nov 2018
at 17:14
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So right, should Baogang and Demchug fight as well?
Whisper
 player, 36 posts
Sat 3 Nov 2018
at 17:36
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Also, I was going to offer a suggestion.  Since the point of this is to learn, maybe give people who are unhappy with their character's performance the opportunity for a minor re-write after their first fight?  Thus far I'm happy with Whisper, but I am sure others are less happy.  I haven't ever done Martial Arts before, but I'm very experienced with GURPs.  Others are probably still learning the ins and outs.
Dblade
 player, 102 posts
Sat 3 Nov 2018
at 18:47
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Yeah about that, the way we're running the rules things like Ambidexterity actually have no effect right? Since Martial Arts at default gives no penalty for handedness, only one vs two hands? Baogang did okay-ish, but I'm wondering if I can optimize him better?
Vulco1
 player, 51 posts
Wed 7 Nov 2018
at 18:13
Re: General Chat
I think if you do two parrys in a turn, the second parry is at a negative since it's offhanded.

quote:
Parrying with the Off Hand: You parry with your “off” hand (your left or “shield” hand if right handed; see Handedness, p. 17), or with a weapon held in it, at -4 to skill. Since Parry is calculated off half skill, this gives -2 to Parry. You may ignore this penalty if you have the Ambidexterity advantage (p. 39).
- Campaign page 376.

I may be looking too hard at it though.

Also, we should get some tournament brackets up.
Whisper
 player, 41 posts
Wed 7 Nov 2018
at 18:15
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Karate allows you to parry twice, once with each hand.  Characters 203 under the skill description.
Dblade
 player, 103 posts
Wed 7 Nov 2018
at 18:35
Re: General Chat
So am I correct in thinking ambidexterity doesn't matter in this tournament or not?
Derrick
 GM, 165 posts
Wed 7 Nov 2018
at 18:52
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Yes, ambidexterity basically never comes up. Its much more useful for weapons.
evileeyore
 GM, 102 posts
Wed 7 Nov 2018
at 22:24
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Dblade:
So am I correct in thinking ambidexterity doesn't matter in this tournament or not?

To be slightly more clear, there is no 'off-hand' when fighting unarmed.  Boxing, Brawling, Karate, and Judo give single hand parries, so you may Parry without penalty with both hands (individual skills have individual penalties for parrying some types of attacks).  Wrestling and Sumo require both hands in a Parry, so you don't have 'two separate hands' to Parry with.

Each hand's iterative parries are tracked separately.  So, if you Parry twice with your right and once with the left, your first parries with each are at no penalty, the second with your right is at -4*.  Further parries with either hand are at cumulative -4* (-8 for the third right hand, etc)



* -2 with Trained by a Master or Weapon Master (Unarmed Skill).
Dblade
 player, 104 posts
Thu 8 Nov 2018
at 01:42
Re: General Chat
So to get at the answer to my implied question a bit clearer, where should I put the 5 points I had in Ambidexterity? I also feel like I should redistribute the points I had in Breath Control, as I can't use it in the midst of combat.
Whisper
 player, 42 posts
Thu 8 Nov 2018
at 02:05
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Breath Control is part of the template, I think we all took something similar.  As for the Ambidexterity, I had suggested a minor rewrite of the characters after our first battle.  I'm good with it, as long as no one else objects.  I have one minor tweak I want to make to Whisper, but I held off because it wasn't part of the template.
Whisper
 player, 43 posts
Fri 9 Nov 2018
at 21:13
Re: General Chat
Where did everyone go?  Long weekend or something?
Dblade
 player, 105 posts
Fri 9 Nov 2018
at 21:23
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In fact it is.

Also, did we settle the rules on ringout because it'll effect my build.
Whisper
 player, 44 posts
Fri 9 Nov 2018
at 21:42
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I made the suggestion, but I don't think anyone in charge gave a final approval.  Not my circus, not my monkeys.  :D
Nicole
 player, 28 posts
Sat 10 Nov 2018
at 01:51
Re: General Chat
It sounded like ring out is still a thing?

I mean, it makes "roll with blow" a little dangerous, but... not utterly killer.
Derrick
 GM, 166 posts
Sun 11 Nov 2018
at 14:05
Re: General Chat
Whisper:
I made the suggestion, but I don't think anyone in charge gave a final approval.  Not my circus, not my monkeys.  :D


given the lack of objections, We're going to allow tweaks. Tweaks have the following attributes:

They aren't a rework of the entire character. Points are moved from expenditures that seem ineffectual to ones that appear to be weaknesses.
All changes are explicitly declared at the time they are made. You don't get to just post a new sheet.
Sheets should be still legal according to character building rules
Vulco1
 player, 52 posts
Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 16:37
Re: General Chat
Sounds good to me about the tweaks.

I thought we settled on ring out being a condition of defeat instead of a time-out.

I'll see if some tweaks can be made to Lane.
Whisper
 player, 45 posts
Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 16:41
Re: General Chat
I mostly want to change 1 perk for Whisper.  Otherwise I haven't seen any real weaknesses (yet).  We'll see how he does against a grabber.  :)
Derrick
 GM, 167 posts
Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 16:46
Re: General Chat
Which fight is up next?
Whisper
 player, 46 posts
Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 17:19
Re: General Chat
Whisper is ready to go, but others have been waiting their turn.  I feel no need to hog the podium.
Nicole
 player, 29 posts
Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 21:24
Re: General Chat
Demchug vs. Baogang, maybe?
Dblade
 player, 106 posts
Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 22:34
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I think technically that was next. I don't anticipate it going well for me XD
Nicole
 player, 30 posts
Tue 13 Nov 2018
at 10:19
Re: General Chat
In reply to Dblade (msg # 143):

Oh hush, you'll be fine!