OOC thread.   Posted by Oracle of The Whills.Group: 0
Oracle of The Whills
 GM, 5 posts
Wed 2 Dec 2020
at 13:08
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You know what to do here...
Errolyn Ebonmar
 player, 1 post
Fri 4 Dec 2020
at 02:38
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Will touch on the development thread soon. The character is firmly established, so it'll just be taking the time to right it all out.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:39, Fri 04 Dec 2020.

Oracle of The Whills
 GM, 6 posts
Fri 4 Dec 2020
at 05:03
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Cool. Feel free to jump into character creation.

Not sure what level youíre envisioning. 6th is pretty good for competent but not too powerful.
Errolyn Ebonmar
 player, 2 posts
Fri 4 Dec 2020
at 05:08
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That's about what I was thinking, it's a good level for solo, and allows for some decent mechanical character development. I prefer rolling stats to an array, but I also don't trust the RPoL dice roller to not do me dirty, so it's a wash.
Oracle of The Whills
 GM, 7 posts
Fri 4 Dec 2020
at 13:24
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Whatís your dislike of an array?
Errolyn Ebonmar
 player, 3 posts
Fri 4 Dec 2020
at 15:40
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Mostly personal preference, but it also assumes an end result of random generation that I've very rarely ever seen play out using the typical modern d20 random generation system (4d6d1).
Oracle of The Whills
 GM, 8 posts
Fri 4 Dec 2020
at 17:21
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I see that.

To me, it represents an ideal. A couple of good stats, a couple of middling stats, a null, and a dump. Rolling, youíre either going to get all good, all bad, or a mix. No one wants all bad. And to me all good is no fun.

The array is also good with multiple players to provide fairness, which we donít need here.

If youíd prefer to roll, I donít really have a problem with that. You can keep rolling sets as long as you keep it all in a set.

Set 1 4d6 drop lowest
11:18, Today: Oracle of The Whills rolled 14 using 4d6 with rolls of 2,2,4,6.
11:18, Today: Oracle of The Whills rolled 18 using 4d6 with rolls of 6,5,3,4.
11:18, Today: Oracle of The Whills rolled 9 using 4d6 with rolls of 1,4,2,2.
11:18, Today: Oracle of The Whills rolled 13 using 4d6 with rolls of 6,4,2,1.
11:18, Today: Oracle of The Whills rolled 14 using 4d6 with rolls of 2,3,5,4.
11:18, Today: Oracle of The Whills rolled 12 using 4d6 with rolls of 6,1,3,2.

4d6 reroll 1s
11:17, Today: Oracle of The Whills rolled 15 using 4d6, rerolling ones with rolls of 3,{1}4,5,3. 12
11:17, Today: Oracle of The Whills rolled 12 using 4d6, rerolling ones with rolls of 4,3,2,3. 10
11:17, Today: Oracle of The Whills rolled 17 using 4d6, rerolling ones with rolls of 6,2,4,{1}5. 15
11:17, Today: Oracle of The Whills rolled 16 using 4d6, rerolling ones with rolls of 6,2,6,2. 14
11:17, Today: Oracle of The Whills rolled 16 using 4d6, rerolling ones with rolls of {1}5,3,4,4. 13
11:17, Today: Oracle of The Whills rolled 17 using 4d6, rerolling ones with rolls of {1}4,2,6,5. 15

Honestly, I prefer the array, but I donít care that much. Use whatever you feel most comfortable with. Hell, if you donít like the dice roller, just roll on your end with real dice. Iíll trust you to be honest.
Errolyn Ebonmar
 player, 4 posts
Fri 4 Dec 2020
at 21:02
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I might tinker with it a bit when I have some time, to try to get a better idea of how the RPoL roller behaves with random stat generation. Like I mentioned, though, it's mostly just a preference thing and is largely inconsequential. Nothing to spend too much time thinking about.

quote:
Iíll trust you to be honest.


Warning: Expect the following to be unabashed design nerdery that can be safely ignored at your discretion.

From a purely conversational standpoint (as I don't intend to cheat my rolls) would it matter if I wasn't? That's the interesting thing about solo games - since they're balanced against a single player, rather than a group, there's no unfair advantage to be had. Good, even absurdly great, ability scores will only get you so far, anyway. I've got extensive experience running and playing in d20 games where no one has an ability score under 18 (supers-ish), and it really  doesn't change things as much as one might think.
Errolyn Ebonmar
 player, 5 posts
Fri 4 Dec 2020
at 21:24
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Well.

15:04, Today: Errolyn Ebonmar rolled 15 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only.
15:04, Today: Errolyn Ebonmar rolled 15 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only.
15:04, Today: Errolyn Ebonmar rolled 7 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only.
15:04, Today: Errolyn Ebonmar rolled 16 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only.
15:04, Today: Errolyn Ebonmar rolled 10 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only.
15:04, Today: Errolyn Ebonmar rolled 16 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only.

15:06, Today: Errolyn Ebonmar rolled 15 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only.
15:06, Today: Errolyn Ebonmar rolled 10 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only.
15:06, Today: Errolyn Ebonmar rolled 10 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only.
15:06, Today: Errolyn Ebonmar rolled 15 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only.
15:06, Today: Errolyn Ebonmar rolled 16 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only.
15:06, Today: Errolyn Ebonmar rolled 12 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only.

15:07, Today: Errolyn Ebonmar rolled 14 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only.
15:07, Today: Errolyn Ebonmar rolled 12 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only.
15:07, Today: Errolyn Ebonmar rolled 16 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only.
15:07, Today: Errolyn Ebonmar rolled 16 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only.
15:07, Today: Errolyn Ebonmar rolled 12 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only.
15:07, Today: Errolyn Ebonmar rolled 14 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only.

Apparently today's ol' Errolyn's day. 61% of rolls are a 14 or higher, and only one roll below 10 across all three sets. Total score points of 79, 78, and 84. Very little deviation. Interesting.

With your permission, what might work to introduce a bit more variety into the stats is to take that last set, decrease the 12s to a 10 and an 8, and increase one of the 16s to an 18. Thoughts?
Oracle of The Whills
 GM, 9 posts
Fri 4 Dec 2020
at 21:35
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Thatís fine by me.
Errolyn Ebonmar
 player, 6 posts
Fri 4 Dec 2020
at 21:44
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Now to refamiliarize myself with RCR... I've missed it, really. Far less concerned with a false sense of "balance" as Saga, and with actual time left in the license to get proper editing and errata. Ah, production values, how I've missed thee!
Oracle of The Whills
 GM, 10 posts
Fri 4 Dec 2020
at 22:25
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I put a link to a Java script character creator thatís pretty good.