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by Orin J.
Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 128
Views: 42211

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: 1794

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: 1090

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: 580

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...
by Orin J.
Tue May 25, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Den of Tzeentch
Topic: Any chance of a Soulbound subforum?
Replies: 27
Views: 4838

Re: Any chance of a Soulbound subforum?

i wouldn't call it hate....contempt maybe.....
by Orin J.
Tue May 25, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Soulbound / Age of Sigmar
Topic: WFRP x AOS Soulbound
Replies: 4
Views: 1100

Re: WFRP x AOS Soulbound

not cleanly. WFRP is more "mud & blood" while the other one is more "wizard van art" about things. very hard to have the old grind in a setting where "a wizard fixed/caused everything, same as every week" is the norm.
by Orin J.
Tue May 25, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Maximum SL bonus?
Replies: 14
Views: 2362

Re: Maximum SL bonus?

Page 164 describes some ideas for limiting SLs by initiitve and such (this was a big deal in the beta testing and that option is the "fix") but you've made a mistake with the swordbreakers. You can't stack weapon qualities. All the other things are correct though.
by Orin J.
Mon May 10, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Disengaging rules
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Re: Disengaging rules

To make it as clear as possible: if you have engaged in combat wish to be disengaged, you use a dodge roll against their melee. If you succeed you gain advantage and can move away, if you fail you are treated as Fleeing as per the flee rule following the disengaging rule if you move away. The rule d...
by Orin J.
Wed May 05, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: New GM wanting advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1676

Re: New GM wanting advice

Best advice is to go to the subforum and read through the various topics there, a lot of stuff has been gone over in pretty good depth and it'll save you time figuring things out. aside from that the first things i can think of -Monster stats are incomplete: without skills and talents the monsters a...
by Orin J.
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Aethyric Armour spell
Replies: 5
Views: 2043

Re: Aethyric Armour spell

It should be noted that because the spell provides AP, it is able to deflect a Critical Hit. And technically, there's nothing according to RAW that says the spell breaks, so it's total immunity to random Criticals while the spell lasts. it should Be noted that 1: the rules for critical deflection a...
by Orin J.
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Rolling a crit in a skill test
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

Re: Rolling a crit in a skill test

Nah, skill tests do not provoke criticals (barring any homebrew the GM may add to the campaign). crits are strictly a combat thing.
by Orin J.
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures
Replies: 37
Views: 9758

Re: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures

i agree with all your points, and the unspoken issue that the current writers have with Railroading the story for every adventure rather than finding good plot hooks to draw the players into wanting to see things through.
by Orin J.
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Gnome thread archive
Replies: 6
Views: 2160

Re: Gnome thread archive

i was able to scrounge on the boards for a short while between it being closed and the whole thing being pulled from the internet, but that's long passed. bit of a shame nobody mentioned that article to me or i'd have exerpted it for future reference like i had the homebrew stuff i collected. ...may...
by Orin J.
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 128
Views: 42211

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

His [Hashut's] aspect as god of Greed might be a little more problematic, but nothing that would be unexplainable, in my humble opinion... i mean given that the chaos dwarfs are engaged in an absurd rush of strip-mining to the point they're just digging huge pits for all the tar they're extracting ...
by Orin J.
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 128
Views: 42211

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

Not sure I buy Hashut being a god of law even within homebrew stuff. Kad'ai fire demons, Bull centaurs, fangs and mass human sacrifice all seem pretty Chaotic to me. Seems like you'd have to write out so much official material there's not much point keeping the name. fractulis is probably not using...
by Orin J.
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 128
Views: 42211

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

i was gonna say, the 5th edition army book says the petrification is the dwarf's natural resistance fighting against the chaos magic coursing through their bodies to work magic.
by Orin J.
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 128
Views: 42211

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

is the hashut thing homebrew or is there a source on that?...
by Orin J.
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Hints of Cathay.
Replies: 2
Views: 1517

Re: Hints of Cathay.

I wouldn't hold too much to that, C7 just likes dropping visual pops to other parts of the world. one of the career artworks in the main rulebook is clearly intended to be a lady from araby or maybe nehekara and then they didn't do much else with it.
by Orin J.
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 128
Views: 42211

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

it's probably best to leave the Dawi gods out of this, since their pantheon is also an ancestry thing and they can trace their lineage back to somewhere in the southern mounatan ranges, which would drastically complicate things for everyone. i'd like to agree the dwarf gods are something unlike the ...
by Orin J.
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: High Elf resistances
Replies: 3
Views: 1567

Re: High Elf resistances

it's on page 183 of the rulebook.