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by Orin J.
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Priests Magic (aka Miracles)
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Priests Magic (aka Miracles)

they ended up going back to playing warhammer 40k, then there was some thing that prevented everyone from meeting up...what WAs that..... I totally agree with Orin here. Additionally, the same argument can be used for wizards right? You could advance up to wizards lord without knowing how to cast a ...
by Orin J.
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Priests Magic (aka Miracles)
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Priests Magic (aka Miracles)

-what do you mean by "my group laughed the idea of playing 4th out of the room"? to cut a rambling story short, my gaming group was fairly cuthroat about abusing game mechanics if they can at all get away with it and 4th ed's system has a number of glaring holes for anyone willing to poke at it. i ...
by Orin J.
Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Priests Magic (aka Miracles)
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Priests Magic (aka Miracles)

this is only the guidelines i was planning before my group laughed the idea of playing 4th out of the room, but my general plan was to have a GM-held "needful intervention" stat, where the degree to which their actions would benafit the followers of the faith (and the world in general) and the pries...
by Orin J.
Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Mutation and Ableism
Replies: 21
Views: 2339

Re: Mutation and Ableism

After Storm of Chaos people would be less tolerant for mutations even if it not even conected to Chaos but there are reasons for that. Its a matter of perspective how dark You want Your world to be. Would the average Imperial citizen even be able to recognise the difference between a congenital dis...
by Orin J.
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Looking for input on Greenskin- hunter adventure
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: Looking for input on Greenskin- hunter adventure

the note just raises more questions, it sounds more like he's a full partner of the villain than a henchman than anything else, and several points in the note feel like they're handed to the players to make them go in the right direction, like the writer giving his name and the P.S. at the end. Fimi...
by Orin J.
Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Looking for input on Greenskin- hunter adventure
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: Looking for input on Greenskin- hunter adventure

the first two things that come to mind are problems. 1: why does a coachman have a letter connecting his boss to the greenskins? that's blackmail material right there. anyone able to set this up should be self-aware enough not to leave something like that in the hands of a clown that mocks a big orc...
by Orin J.
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Mutation and Ableism
Replies: 21
Views: 2339

Re: Mutation and Ableism

this is assuming that there's some agreement on what counts as a mutation, as opposed to having one village where they beleive crimson locks is a sign of chaos and are all normal, dark-haired folk, then another villiage a few miles down the road where everyone's got red hair and sees children born ...
by Orin J.
Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Mutation and Ableism
Replies: 21
Views: 2339

Re: Mutation and Ableism

After Storm of Chaos people would be less tolerant for mutations even if it not even conected to Chaos but there are reasons for that. Its a matter of perspective how dark You want Your world to be. Would the average Imperial citizen even be able to recognise the difference between a congenital dis...
by Orin J.
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Fan-made Material
Topic: The Empire: From Civil Strife to the Storm
Replies: 5
Views: 911

Re: The Empire: From Civil Strife to the Storm

given the other nations, i don't think there was too much concern. only tilea and kislev would consider invading the empire (everyone else would prefer the empire remain intact for their own various reasons, even if the wine-suckers would go for marienburg as soon as they're unstable enough they can...
by Orin J.
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Advice for getting the WFRP tone right for scenarios?
Replies: 13
Views: 1495

Re: Advice for getting the WFRP tone right for scenarios?

the most important thing is that the setting is mud'n'blood, with a healthy dollop of college student humor about historical and fantasy tropes. if you get TOO serious you need to inject some stupid humor into what's going on, be it a character or foot chace for a small pet dog with a deadly maguffi...
by Orin J.
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Fan-made Material
Topic: The Empire: From Civil Strife to the Storm
Replies: 5
Views: 911

Re: The Empire: From Civil Strife to the Storm

i feel sure some of the entries here were removed or weren't canonical to begin with, but i haven't got sources for that....i will say you should probably have someone give it a good once over in text file form for minor spelling errors again.
by Orin J.
Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Speaking with and summoning the dead
Replies: 3
Views: 683

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: 4001

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: 2994

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: 2994

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: 2994

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: 1766

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: 735

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: 4001

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: 6303

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...