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by Orin J.
Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Speaking with and summoning the dead
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Speaking with and summoning the dead

amythest wizards are supposed to be able to do that, although that sort of thing would fall under a ritual rather than a spell. not all bad, part of the adventure could be settng the stage for the ritual (gathering the remains needed, special regeants, scouting a suitable area to make sure it's safe...
by Orin J.
Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Strike to stun
Replies: 18
Views: 2427

Re: Strike to stun

strictly speaking, yes. the trait called out opposed STR tests so you can objectively say it should apply to yours and not be out of line. the exact wording of Pummel is a little funky though so i'm gonna say to check with your GM for his final ruling there as he may disagree and the GM's word is law.
by Orin J.
Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Maximum SL bonus?
Replies: 14
Views: 1695

Re: Maximum SL bonus?

i blame the horrendous phrasing used in this book. I think the weakness in not in phrasing, but layout of the book. Rules are scattered across broad areas of the book as opposed to one chapter. Rules for Gear are in the Gear Chapter. Rules for Crafting are in the Endeavours Chapter. Rules for Comba...
by Orin J.
Sat Aug 07, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Maximum SL bonus?
Replies: 14
Views: 1695

Re: Maximum SL bonus?

If you want the +1SL for having a Talent for a test you MUST pass your skill test to access this, unless there is text in the talent itself the explicitly states so. So far there are no published Talents that explicitly state a +1 SL bonus in its description so we are bound by the rules of p132. -a...
by Orin J.
Fri Aug 06, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Maximum SL bonus?
Replies: 14
Views: 1695

Re: Maximum SL bonus?

a quick perusal of the traits that might apply there show that they explicitly work off of winning the opposed roll (which for some reason is called an opposed test in that part of the book but is still about opposed rolls) or in the case of shieldsman, losing the roll. trying to apply a normal test...
by Orin J.
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Magic system info
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Re: Magic system info

don't forget that corruption includes insanity, so literally anything the caster might be phobic about or reasonably scared of or tormented by (everything for corpses and powerful foes to personal torments that might be things like cheese or small dogs) would also fall under that rule.
by Orin J.
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Elven Mage changing discipline
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Re: Elven Mage changing discipline

yes, it's technically learning a new spell because it has to apply the new discipline's channeling and school effects. cantrips do not have to be learned for each school but the rest do.
by Orin J.
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Strike to stun
Replies: 18
Views: 2427

Re: Strike to stun

Would Strong Back talent assist with the Str v Endurance test to see if the recipient of the blow to the head is stunned? Adds SL to an opposed STR test Strictly speaking, no. Reading the pummel quality the test is a strength/endurance contest, with the person getting bonked using their endurance a...
by Orin J.
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Den of Tzeentch
Topic: Any chance of a Soulbound subforum?
Replies: 27
Views: 3804

Re: Any chance of a Soulbound subforum?

they deftly dodged the question of what the scale for new minis will be like there- which has been my main concern. i mean, i know it's GW and they tend to be slightly less organized than the average summer pick-up tourney on these things but the longer they dance around on info the more grognardy i...
by Orin J.
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 128
Views: 37517

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

Here is a still very rough development and structuration of my previous thoughts...: this is just a much wordier description of the early 2000s 40K description of the warp. fantasy doesn't work that way, just by the fact that places of strong dark magic don't spontaneously let in daemons (because i...
by Orin J.
Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 128
Views: 37517

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

okay. your argument for a lawful hashut amounts to "can we ignore they call hashut a chaos god and the chaos dwarfs chaos dwarfs?" and has no merit. regardless of how much you want to nitpick other people pointing out flaws in your position, you continue to have provided no merit to your argument an...
by Orin J.
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Den of Tzeentch
Topic: How long do Cubicle 7 take to respond?
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: How long do Cubicle 7 take to respond?

if i recall, their help desk is run by people as an additional duty rather than a dedicated service person, so delays should be expected.
by Orin J.
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 128
Views: 37517

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

as much as fract enjoys expounding on why he'd like to believe the chaos dwarf god could be lawful, i remain entirely unsupportive. there's nothing to his very long posts but extended arguments to consider his interest without any material to encourage it, and the chaos dwarfs are noted as having mu...
by Orin J.
Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Maximum SL bonus?
Replies: 14
Views: 1695

Re: Maximum SL bonus?

Yeah, and you only get the SL bonus if you *succeed* on your Test (i.e., roll under your modified Skill). Winning isn't enough. This is incorrect. Page 164, under the "Gaining Advantage" paragraph states you gain advantage if you win an opposed roll. It's entirely possible to fail the test itself, ...
by Orin J.
Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 128
Views: 37517

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

listen, the claims of "mass sacrifices" are based on the exaggerated claims of the spanish priests and are largely considered wildly inaccurate at best or falsified for justifying conquest at worst. which is my point, your arguing is revolving around something that hasn't actually considered a part ...
by Orin J.
Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 128
Views: 37517

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

i also believe this entire mental exercise about the aztec is kinda silly. People dont hate me but i think this entire conversation in silly and pointless. Having a fantasy game religion converted in real world? The Dungeons and Dragons have more common to every real religion and I would enter that...
by Orin J.
Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 128
Views: 37517

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

i believe he's claiming that an aztec-like belief system would be presumed to be a chaos cult by the existing peoples of the empire and we have to admit they're not exactly the most reasonable and thoughtful country around.

i also believe this entire mental exercise about the aztec is kinda silly.
by Orin J.
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: NPCs with Luck Talent
Replies: 9
Views: 1307

Re: NPCs with Luck Talent

fortune points (and the prerequisite fate points) have never been strictly "PC only" merely reserved for those capable of doing great things. obviously that includes the PCs, but it's always included notable NPCs too. what counts as "notable" has always been a matter for the GM though, really....
by Orin J.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Soulbound / Age of Sigmar
Topic: Which Mark(s) of Chaos for Lord Selpher Zaronax?
Replies: 5
Views: 805

Re: Which Mark(s) of Chaos for Lord Selpher Zaronax?

mark of chaos undivided is a thing, you've always been able to choose that for daemon princes (although it's always been a really sub-optimal choice).
by Orin J.
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Soulbound / Age of Sigmar
Topic: How do Stormcast Eternals buy new Sigmarite gear or have it issued?
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Re: How do Stormcast Eternals buy new Sigmarite gear or have it issued?

i don't think the setting covers this, as they're more or less expected to keep what they're given unless they're moved into a new suit. i'd say go with the requisitioning idea you have already, with maybe pulling some GM favor by having them be "gifted" what they're hoping to ask for for "the trial...