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by Orin J.
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Armed vs. Unarmed
Replies: 6
Views: 2543

Re: Armed vs. Unarmed

there's not more. that's all.
by Orin J.
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Price of magick license?
Replies: 3
Views: 1630

Re: Price of magick license?

i don't think they're sold exactly. although you'll have run up a hefty bill for schooling and have a monthly "donation" to the collages you're expected to pay off.
by Orin J.
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Resolve/fortune avaible points and maximum pool.
Replies: 2
Views: 1265

Re: Resolve/fortune avaible points and maximum pool.

fortune/ resolve is measured by fate / resilience. if the parent stat lowers, the child stat is lowered accordingly at the same time. you cannot have a "buffer" of fortune points left over from missing fate points, because you recalculate the fortune points every scene or use of a fate point.
by Orin J.
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Crits while opposing/parrying in melee
Replies: 1
Views: 1042

Re: Crits while opposing/parrying in melee

The rulebook states "a successful melee test" can cause a critical even in you are defender. Is a crit still caused if you are defending, roll a crit but importantly still lose the opposed melee test (ie get less SL than the attacker)? If you succeed at the opposed combat test and roll doubles, it'...
by Orin J.
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Casting and Advantage
Replies: 8
Views: 3045

Re: Casting and Advantage

When you look at the CN of some of the higher level spells my thought was that the design of the system was meant to be a magic user builds up their advantage through lower level spells and then unleashes the really powerful stuff. If a caster can't build advantage I don't really know how the highe...
by Orin J.
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Empire Military Organization
Replies: 16
Views: 5165

Re: Empire Military Organization

I have some rough story beats planned out, but if *you* were playing in a military campaign, what would be a situation or scenario that would make you feel disappointed if it were left out? Is it really a military campaign without a session where they go on leave to have fun then spend a whole arc ...
by Orin J.
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: 4e Ingredients for Petty Magic
Replies: 5
Views: 2161

Re: 4e Ingredients for Petty Magic

I would just say that you can't use Ingredients for Petty Magic since Petty spells are too general for specific ingredients, or to put it another way "you get what you pay for" ;). And you would be right to say it since petty magic is not considered part of any school of magic, which bars it from u...
by Orin J.
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Where are you starting the PCs in the 4e Enemy Within?
Replies: 17
Views: 5282

Re: Where are you starting the PCs in the 4e Enemy Within?

i'm pretty sure the point of delbren is that it's not on a map so it can be "two days from altdorf" without anyone being able to check and say it's not two days away, hence it being some pissant little hamlet that's not terribly important, which is why i wasn't on the map inside the covers of the ru...
by Orin J.
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: New miracles afteer changing career
Replies: 4
Views: 2126

Re: New miracles afteer changing career

if you're still following the requirements of your priestly job (meaning you aren't pissing off your faith) i don't see why you couldn't add new miricles by following the rules. that said, RAW doesn't actually give you any idea one way or the other, so your GM will have to have the final say.
by Orin J.
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Casting and Advantage
Replies: 8
Views: 3045

Re: Casting and Advantage

the rule on page 236 requires you both be targeting the same thing. you gain the first advantage when you target them (which affects your casting roll) and then the second when you inflict damage.
by Orin J.
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Empire Military Organization
Replies: 16
Views: 5165

Re: Empire Military Organization

the book heraldy of the empire gives a visual example, but to a large extent it's mostly however the nobles assert it in the state forces. i think the general gist of the emperor's required force is like: Emperor | | Generals- - -where nobles usually insist on being | | Majors- - -Knight's elite is ...
by Orin J.
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: GW Kislev and Cathay for Forgeworld / Total War
Replies: 9
Views: 3614

Re: GW Kislev and Cathay for Forgeworld / Total War

china piles in on anything chinese, then actively attacks it for anything not catering to chinese sensibilities in my experience. they'll get plenty of sales but the fanbase for that total war is going to be a nightmare. they also won't care about the rest of the factions (and thus the actual settin...
by Orin J.
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Rules - Shield use
Replies: 14
Views: 4872

Re: Rules - Shield use

the way defensive is worded, you will always get the +1SL when defending regardless of the roll. as for replacing the +1SL with +10 this has the rather profound effect of altering the odds of your opponent because melee is a contested roll and so you're increasing your WS (and thus hurting their dif...
by Orin J.
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: WHFR 4e - Are Wizards playable?
Replies: 67
Views: 50382

Re: WHFR 4e - Are Wizards playable?

Not arguing with that, I just want to be very sure of the dynamic you described, you cannot charge and run a lore test on the same round, right? They would both be full actions it'd be two different people doing those things in the example. but you could potentially use lore until you are ready to ...
by Orin J.
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: WHFR 4e - Are Wizards playable?
Replies: 67
Views: 50382

Re: WHFR 4e - Are Wizards playable?

advantage is something that deserves (and has) its own thread or two, but leadership is a possible issue- the wizard can channel for a few turns while someone else builds advantage, and then passes it to the wizard, something that can get out of hand when people use every trick in the book to gain ...
by Orin J.
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: When does Halflings' Resistance (Chaos) talent apply?
Replies: 3
Views: 1755

Re: When does Halflings' Resistance (Chaos) talent apply?

tests to acquire corruption from a minor source. the exact rules for resistance are on page 143 what that means is.....almost entirely up to the GM because of how those rules are written. chaos corruption is handled with all the detail of an astrologer trying to gauge how much cash they can get out ...
by Orin J.
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Fan-made Material
Topic: Random Potion Tables
Replies: 2
Views: 1661

Re: Random Potion Tables

thanks paco. you always make such fun stuff.
by Orin J.
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Entering a Class, Does It Stick?
Replies: 6
Views: 2816

Re: Entering a Class, Does It Stick?

RAW you only take into account the current class you're in for XP costs, so you would have to pay the extra hundo again. But also as-written, using the change career general endeavor waives those costs with only the 100XP cost for an incomplete class change potentially applied. so you have to do it ...
by Orin J.
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Is there any more information on the Duke/Duchy of Telland?
Replies: 3
Views: 1816

Re: Is there any more information on the Duke/Duchy of Telland?

i have no idea but duchy is a bretonnian trope, so i'd say to look in that area instead of the empire. ubersriek is on the border so it would be reasonable for eastern bretonnians to have a few investments over there.
by Orin J.
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: [Help Needed] Ritual Magic - lore of Metal (WFRP2)
Replies: 11
Views: 4100

Re: [Help Needed] Ritual Magic - lore of Metal (WFRP2)

Seems like you're kind of dancing around what you want to accomplish. If you want to make some mechanical arm to work in place of your current gimped one, why not enchant armor with gold magic to function instead of trying to fiddle with the dwarf's clockwork? Instead of a ritual to make your arm wo...