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by Orin J.
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: 2nd Edition
Topic: 2nd ed. Opinions on home rules
Replies: 9
Views: 6396

Re: 2nd ed. Opinions on home rules

GeneralRykof wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:06 pm
-measure a way to earn fate points which in 2e there is not a way to do this other than slip your DM a twenty.
man, do i ever wish my group had done that instead of crying about it at the games store until i was guilted into handing some over by the owner. i'd be rich!
by Orin J.
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: 2nd Edition
Topic: 2nd ed. Opinions on home rules
Replies: 9
Views: 6396

Re: 2nd ed. Opinions on home rules

i think the most important thing would be to limit the degree of countering attacks players get, to encourage them to move around more rather than trying to focus on getting all their attacks out to overcome the other side's defenses, rather than adding to their damage. but another way might be to m...
by Orin J.
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: If looks could kill
Replies: 18
Views: 9240

Re: If looks could kill

it's very straightforward and honestly a little threadbare, so i doubt you'll run into any problems. my only concern is that the right character might try to stay close to the man that hires the adventurers which can halt the adventure (because it requires him to spend a large portion of time alone ...
by Orin J.
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Rough Nights & Hard Days
Replies: 21
Views: 12399

Re: Rough Nights & Hard Days

we've had two pictures so far, and they've been pretty dodgy looking so far.....
by Orin J.
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: WFRP 4 analysis
Replies: 119
Views: 59969

Re: WFRP 4 analysis

When you make many rolls (as you do in combat) Opposed Tests work fine, and this is also why WFRP4 has solved the whiffiness of WFRP2- that's not how 4th solved whiffing with opposed rolls. they solved whiffing by removing the ability to apply multiple layers of failure to an attack and forcing it ...
by Orin J.
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: 1st Edition
Topic: The Lustrian Bubble fallout
Replies: 8
Views: 6633

Re: The Lustrian Bubble fallout

that still wouldn't break the market, but it would probably result in the investors making a claim for debtor's prison i guess.

well, if it works for your game that's really all that matters in this case.
by Orin J.
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: 1st Edition
Topic: The Lustrian Bubble fallout
Replies: 8
Views: 6633

Re: The Lustrian Bubble fallout

Later rumours spread of the ship returning and the price of the stock skyrockets, the PCs sell, and they make themselves quite a pretty penny. A large stock holder sells all their shares at once, and promptly crashes the entire stock market in the next hour. An investigation takes place where the P...
by Orin J.
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: WFRP 4 analysis
Replies: 119
Views: 59969

Re: WFRP 4 analysis

I don't think opposed rolls are bad. but opposed rolls with a percentile di(c)e is a recipe for trouble [ ... ] I'm curious to know what it is that you ( all ) think is a recipe for trouble about putting percentile di(c)e together with opposed rolls. I'm developing a system that does just that and,...
by Orin J.
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: WFRP 4 analysis
Replies: 119
Views: 59969

Re: WFRP 4 analysis

I don't think opposed rolls are bad. but opposed rolls with a percentile di(c)e is a recipe for trouble and that should have washed out in the blind playtesting they seemingly chose not to do. Between their overuse of opposed rolling with a bad dice system for it, an excessive system of gaming advan...
by Orin J.
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Words of the Law
Replies: 28
Views: 13044

Re: The Words of the Law

solkan is pretty much the muscle of the (chaos*) gods of law, serving as retribution for those who violate their tenets, including being a patron god of many witch hunters seeking to destroy chaos. the followers of solkan are apparently not popular with others due to being a bunch of bigots that tre...
by Orin J.
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Return of the Gnome
Replies: 9
Views: 6576

Re: Return of the Gnome

I feel like there's more to lose than gain from this, the gnomes had exactly two real traits to them in 1st: they were illusionists and they were very close to dying out. we've lost the first one effectively (unless they somehow slide a new school of magic in there for them, the whole point was it d...
by Orin J.
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Looking for an encounter idea
Replies: 8
Views: 4403

Re: Looking for an encounter idea

I'm not entirely sure how you're going about this, but you could try approaching the chase as a symbolic one, rather than a linear one- having them chase the man through scenes of his own mistakes, or deluded moments of greatness, with them always "catching" him only for him to stutter out that he c...
by Orin J.
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: WFRP 4 analysis
Replies: 119
Views: 59969

Re: WFRP 4 analysis

The real problem with the "metacurrency" is that it's given out in much to large chunks- 10% is actually a very large amount when you start stacking it, and the game encourages players to built a lot of it fairly fast in and out of combat. the result is there's no actual way to balance combat in the...
by Orin J.
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Den of Tzeentch
Topic: Just hear me out- a music thread!
Replies: 4
Views: 4243

Just hear me out- a music thread!

You know what this forum needs? Some tunes. let's make it happen.
try to post stuff that might be new to people too!

https://youtu.be/Oc4RrZZiOfc
EDIT: cocked up and expected the vid to auto-embed like a sucker. The track is UGO, by the dead pirates.
by Orin J.
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Remixed TEW: Rethinking the Tzeentch cults (long)
Replies: 8
Views: 5377

Re: Remixed TEW: Rethinking the Tzeentch cults (long)

Honestly, i don't see the appeal of trying to cross the chaos gods over to the old ones when the two are wildly contrary elements beyond that, you seem to have totally lost track of an important element- why are the cultists as individuals backing this? you've made the mistake of looking at the cult...
by Orin J.
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: WFRP 4 analysis
Replies: 119
Views: 59969

Re: WFRP 4 analysis

That means more that the other combat systems need to be reworked rather than restricting the magical system to being anti-fun, magnus. if the only way to balance magic against the rest of combat is to make people not want to use it, then the entire system is faulty.
by Orin J.
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Fan-made Material
Topic: Weaponry of the old world (4th ed)
Replies: 3
Views: 4132

Weaponry of the old world (4th ed)

For my first post, a little something i've cooked up since i found the selection of weaponry in 4th a tad lacking. weapons, armors, and qualities for adding some spice to your campaigns, all wrapped up with what i hope is some entertaining fluff! lemme know if you got anything to say about it. or if...