OOC thread.   Posted by Oracle of The Whills.Group: 0
Oracle of The Whills
 GM, 12 posts
Sat 5 Dec 2020
at 21:49
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Iím assuming youíll want a ship?
Errolyn Ebonmar
 player, 7 posts
Sun 6 Dec 2020
at 07:13
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Yeah, probably a good idea. I'm good with it being purchased with a loan from <insert crime lord here>, winnings from a game of sabaac, or even starting without one and having the opportunity to "acquire" one early on.

My personal favorite light freighter for Errolyn is the YT-1930, for which I have an updated deckplan by the ship's original (uncredited) creator. I believe RCR has stats for one. If not, they should be pretty easy to whip up, since it's statted in both WEG and Saga.
Oracle of The Whills
 GM, 13 posts
Sun 6 Dec 2020
at 14:07
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In reply to Errolyn Ebonmar (msg # 14):

Letís say itís a family vehicle you ďborrowedĒ.

Can you send me deck plans you have? Iíll take a look for some stats.
Oracle of The Whills
 GM, 14 posts
Sun 6 Dec 2020
at 14:33
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Looks like itís just a modified yt1300.

Double cargo, better shields, better engines. I think maybe lowered maneuverability for the extra cargo weight.
Errolyn Ebonmar
 player, 8 posts
Sun 6 Dec 2020
at 23:36
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RCR Web Enhancement with the YT-1930's official stats: https://drive.google.com/file/...idJ/view?usp=sharing

Deckplan: https://drive.google.com/file/...ypP/view?usp=sharing

This message was last edited by the player at 23:37, Sun 06 Dec 2020.

Errolyn Ebonmar
 player, 9 posts
Tue 8 Dec 2020
at 07:58
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Just a heads-up that I have contracted some variety of winter-is-bullshit-disease. I absolutely loathe being conscious at the moment, but it should pass within a few days.
Oracle of The Whills
 GM, 17 posts
Tue 8 Dec 2020
at 22:27
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No worries. Iím terribly crushed at work this week.

Hope you get to feeling better.
Oracle of The Whills
 GM, 18 posts
Sun 13 Dec 2020
at 16:17
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How are you feeling?
Errolyn Ebonmar
 player, 10 posts
Sun 13 Dec 2020
at 23:25
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Mostly better. Been swamped since I picked things back up, but I'm making progress on my end. I've been active, just not here where you can see it. Tinkering with some different ways of going about what I want.

Build is pretty much guaranteed to be Noble/Scoundrel, just working out the details. Been a while since I've worked with the 3.X skill system, so it's taking some... adjustment.
Oracle of The Whills
 GM, 19 posts
Wed 16 Dec 2020
at 22:46
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Are you gonna want some kind of NPC sidekick? Possibly a droid or loyal servant? Or are you a loner?
Errolyn Ebonmar
 player, 11 posts
Thu 17 Dec 2020
at 03:20
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Other incarnations have had a butler, the Star Wars version being a <a href="https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/3D-4X_administrative_droid">3D-4X administrative droid</a> by the name BR-T13B (Bartleby).
Oracle of The Whills
 GM, 20 posts
Thu 17 Dec 2020
at 03:37
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That seems reasonable.

Was he basically just a personal assistant droid, or did he have other functions?
Oracle of The Whills
 GM, 21 posts
Thu 17 Dec 2020
at 05:04
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I gave Bartleby 2 levels of soldier, which, to be honest, doesnít give him much. But it seems appropriate. So he can fly the ship, shoot a gun (not incredibly well), and I also gave him a secret retractable vibrodagger for self defense.

Hereís his stat block:

BR-T13B
3D-4X Administrative Droid Expert 1/Soldier 2, Init +0, Defense 11 (+1 Class),
Spd 8m, VP/WP 22/13, Atk +2 melee (2d4 vibrodagger) or +2 ranged (3d4 holdout
blaster), Save Fort +4 Ref +0 Will +2, Rep +1.
ST 10 DX 10 CN 13 IN 14 WS 10 CH 16.

Skills: Appraise (int) +6, Bluff (cha) +10, Computer Use (int) +6,
Diplomacy (cha) +10, Entertain (cha) +7, Gamble (wis) +4, Gather Information
(cha) +7, Intimidate (cha) +7, Pilot (dex) +6, Repair (int) +6.

Feats: Ambidexterity, Skill Emphasis (Diplomacy), Skill Emphasis
(Bluff), Simple Weapons, Light Armor, Blaster Pistols, Blaster Rifles,
Vibro Weapons, Heavy Weapons, Starship Operation (Transports)

Languages: Speak Basic, Speak Binary

Equipment:
 Translator Unit (DC5)
 Recording Unit (audio)
 Vocabulator
 Retractable Vibro Dagger
 Holdout Blaster

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:06, Thu 17 Dec 2020.

Errolyn Ebonmar
 player, 12 posts
Thu 17 Dec 2020
at 05:24
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Sorry, was being a "responsible GM" for a live game.

He was primarily a personal assistant/pilot, but depending on the incarnation, had other functions. In a Saga game my SO ran, he was a Noble into the Independent Droid class and provided technical support as well as his typical administrative functions.

The stat block certainly looks reasonable to me.
Oracle of The Whills
 GM, 22 posts
Thu 17 Dec 2020
at 14:53
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He sort of works as an all around assistant. Useful skills across a fairly wide spectrum.
Errolyn Ebonmar
 player, 13 posts
Sat 19 Dec 2020
at 03:43
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Agreed. Seems a very good fit for Bartleby's concept. Thanks for taking care of it for me.

Working on the character now. Might I suggest a house rule for multiclassing? Essentially bringing it in line with the way that Pathfinder does things and eliminating some of the headaches that 3.X-style multiclassing has in the math department.
Oracle of The Whills
 GM, 23 posts
Sat 19 Dec 2020
at 04:41
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Such as?
Errolyn Ebonmar
 player, 15 posts
Sat 19 Dec 2020
at 06:10
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It just gets rid of all the fiddly math that is class skills between multiple classes. Essentially, if something is a class skill, it's a class skill, and costs class skill costs, rather than having to remember that, for instance, while your Noble/Soldier has Diplomacy as a class skill through Noble, when you're leveling Soldier, ranks in Diplomacy cost double.

Gives a slight advantage over RAW, since multiclass skills become cheaper, but it's only a marginal improvement. It's not a monumental need, it's just appealing because I'm lazy.
Errolyn Ebonmar
 player, 17 posts
Sat 19 Dec 2020
at 06:20
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On a related note, I appreciate that you're both patient and accommodating. I had forgotten just how long it had been since I last played RCR, and I've been swamped by my GMing commitments. Two of my live groups decided to start new campaigns this week, and I'll likely have a third do the same next week.
Oracle of The Whills
 GM, 25 posts
Sat 19 Dec 2020
at 14:12
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Thatís fine on the class skill thing. Once it is a class skill, it is a class skill. I think thatís how it should be anyway. Actually, the way I would personally do it for a 6th level character is just figure out what all your class skills are and then your total number of points. Then you know you have a Max of +9 in any class skill.

Using that Path Guy link I shared really simplifies the process. You can stat a character in 15 minutes.
Errolyn Ebonmar
 player, 18 posts
Sat 19 Dec 2020
at 23:04
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Pathfinder 1e's skill system was a significant improvement over 3.X d20, in my opinion. The skill max = level was a nice touch, too (+3 misc bonus to class skills to represent the x4 skills at first level thing), but it does make you lose out on a little bit of versatility at low-levels, being able to spread out those initial points.

I have a dinner to go to tonight for my girlfriend's parents' anniversary, but I should be able to get my sheet polished off when I get home afterwards.

What're we doing for post-first-level starting credits?
Oracle of The Whills
 GM, 26 posts
Sat 19 Dec 2020
at 23:08
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In reply to Errolyn Ebonmar (msg # 33):

I donít want to mess with the pathfinder skills thing if thatís ok. However, I forgot I prefer Perception over listen and spot and stealth over move silently and hide.

So if you have listen or spot as class skills, you have Perception instead. And same with Move silently and hide - switch to stealth. Stealthy feat goes away (you could do skill emphasis )
Oracle of The Whills
 GM, 27 posts
Sat 19 Dec 2020
at 23:13
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For money, why donít you tell me what equipment you want or what you think is appropriate. And you can maybe have 500 credits on top of that?
Errolyn Ebonmar
 player, 19 posts
Sat 19 Dec 2020
at 23:25
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I wasn't meaning to suggest swapping entirely to the Pathfinder skill system. The swap to Perception and Stealth, though... Life-savers.

quote:
For money, why donít you tell me what equipment you want or what you think is appropriate. And you can maybe have 500 credits on top of that?


Yeah, I can do that. I'm usually very gear-oriented, but I'll behave.
Oracle of The Whills
 GM, 30 posts
Thu 31 Dec 2020
at 15:55
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Just need to sort out gear and weapons. Also need to name your ship.