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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2006, 05:15:14 am »
I wouldn't mind volunteering to help with this. Game balance is my specialty within game design.
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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2006, 07:55:42 am »
I offer my rather limited expertise also, of course.

So, basic rules?

Are we going for a d20 Hit/miss roll thingy?

What races shall we put in?
I'm a bit worried we have no "Humans". As in, a race that is average at everything.All races are specialised, as far as i can see.Unless we use The ViS as a "base race" that are average at everything.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2006, 08:34:50 am by Balthamael »
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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2006, 08:50:11 am »
I don't think we necessarily need a "base race". Humans aren't really a base race in most RPGs, they get bonuses of their own.

Besides, the ViS are anything but average.

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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2006, 09:00:39 am »
Chat Transcript:

Yokto: Well i think if we use the d20 system then a class like Techmancer should be PC

Daxx: there;s loads of ideas for classes

Balthamael: aye.

Daxx: mercenary
assassin
pilot
soldier
technomancer
scientist
loads of ways to specialise as a scientist
technician
researcher

Balthamael: archeologist...

Daxx: explorer

Balthamael: berserker

Daxx: diplomat
rogue, of course
priest

Balthamael: martial artist.

Balthamael: As well as races-specific ones liek Cantabriaire Knight, Tarsine assassin, Dhulam Priest.
Shall we not have gods? As "Calling down you god" is a bit too magic-y.

Daxx: no magic

Balthamael: yeah.

Daxx: priests can be skilled with other things, or arcane technology
no calling down the wrath of the gods

Balthamael: What can priests do then?

Buffs?

Daxx: i would guess mostly people skills, healing and the like

knowlege, lore

Balthamael: Like Tsem is a kidn of wise-morale boost guy?

Daxx: yeah, i would guess so
fanatic-abilities or meditation in there too for priests and maybe others, like perhaps the ability to ignore pain or something

Balthamael: Fanatic- berseker?
maybe on Cantabriaire to?

Balthamael: Have both sides of it meditation- lawfull, Berserk- Chaos.

Daxx: meditation could grant all sorts of interesting bonuses

Balthamael: Like...ignore pain, chance to dodge, More chnace to hit...

Auyuelcliads meditate..woo.

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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2006, 10:32:36 am »
I've never PNP gamed but I would be interested in this.

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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2006, 11:07:22 am »
List very much open to discussion.

Main Classes (Archtypes):

Melee (Berserker, Fighter, Martial Artist)
Stealth (Assassin,Thief,Spy,Bounty hunter)
Knowledge (Scientist, Scholar, Medic, Priest, Engineer, Pilot)
Ranged (Sniper, Soldier, Gunslinger)


Beserker:
Low health/armour but massibe melee damage. I imagine High STR and WIS would be usefull. Torpals would make good berserkers.

Fighter:
High health and slightly lower damage than beserker. High STR and CON needed.

Martial Artist:
A middle way fighter that has no weopons. I can see arm locks, KD punches... High DEX and WIS needed.

Assassin:
A stealthy Charcter who can assassinate foes. Probably uses Poison, Knives....High INT and DEX needed

Thief:
Similar to Assassin, but better at sneaking, but worse at fighting. High DEX and INT needed.

Spy:
I can imagine a generic stealthy charcter, but with the ability to speak several languages/decode document/hear through doors well. High DEX and CHA needed.

Scientist:
Skilled at the use of machinery, chemicals and advanced weopons. "Squishy". High INT and DEX needed.

Scholar:
A charcter that can speak ancient languages and dicuss things well. High INT and WIS needed.

Medic:
The Healer. High INT and CHA needed. (maybe DEX)

Priest:
Part healer, Part Scholar, with a few unique abilities of their own (meditation). High WIS and CHA needed.

Engineer:
Skilled at fixing/using machinery. Probably uses handarms. High INT and DEX needed.

Pilot:
Skilled at using vehicles and ships. Similar to Engineer. High INT and DEX needed.

Sniper:
A soldier who can see enemies weak point and do common critical hits. High DEX and something else needed.

Soldier:
A charcater that uses rifles and machine guns to inflict heavy damage. High DEX and CHA needed.

Gunslinger:
Uses Handarms and pistols to great effect. Can hit alot fo opponents with a small amount of damage. High DEX and WIS needed.



Current "Prestige Classes".

Cantabriaire Knight:
Auyuelcliad. Uses Priest, Fighter and Medic skills.


"Skill" ideas. (AKA Necrobump)


I think melee skills should take some version of MP. Perhaps Stamina or Adrenaline. No idea what "Knowledge" should use.


Beserker Rage: You become awash with adrenaline and get to strike one extra time. If you strike twice, you get 3 chances next time. If you strike once, you get 2 chances again. Faiiling to strike means you go back to one chance. Keeps on going until you miss every time.

Parry: The next time a foe attempts to hit, he needs +x on the die to hit.

Riposte: If you parry, you get the oppurtunity to strike at the opponent.

Bloodletting: If your next strike hits, you cut your foe and he starts to bleed. He loses focus (higher dice roll to hit) and Stamina/adrenaline.

Sneak: If you are in a shaded area, you are practically invisible. May be detected by Animals, certain races or machines.

Assassinate: While stealthed, you attack and do extra damage/instant kill. Fairly generic.

Steal: Steal an item. Duh.

Sniper's Focus: You have a higher chance of causing a critical hit.

Quick Draw: You have two chances to hit.

Heal: Heal target ally.

Diagnosis: Discover if an ally has an ailment/what it is.

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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2006, 12:47:39 pm »
I suggest condensing most of the classes down into a few, maybe 5 or 6, and using a skill system not unlike the feats in DnD. Then again, I still don't know that much about what Bonemouse was thinking.

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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2006, 01:08:30 pm »
I suggest condensing most of the classes down into a few, maybe 5 or 6, and using a skill system not unlike the feats in DnD. Then again, I still don't know that much about what Bonemouse was thinking.
I decided to specialise. If not many people like specialisation....Maybe we should lose a few and have:

Fighter, Rogue, Soldier, Medic, Scientist, Engineer.

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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2006, 08:29:11 pm »
I am DEFINITLY interested in this.  I'm back writing the swiftick history and I'd love to play a part in this in any way.  I can develop any useful programs that can help things out (create random lists, random whatever) or to store information.
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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2006, 09:17:46 pm »
Me too!  :)
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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2006, 01:43:04 am »
I am DEFINITLY interested in this. I'm back writing the swiftick history and I'd love to play a part in this in any way. I can develop any useful programs that can help things out (create random lists, random whatever) or to store information.

Very usefull Mason,thanks.


Gunner, Mason welcome to the team. We need to sort out the classes, then let Daxx get to work balancing them, afterwards Mason will construct the nessacary programs. I will think up soem basic campaigns and enemies. Everyone else can put in thier help where ever nessacary.
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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2006, 01:58:51 am »
Gunner, Mason welcome to the team. We need to sort out the classes, then let Daxx get to work balancing them, afterwards Mason will construct the nessacary programs. I will think up soem basic campaigns and enemies. Everyone else can put in thier help where ever nessacary.

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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2006, 02:55:55 am »
Gunner, Mason welcome to the team. We need to sort out the classes, then let Daxx get to work balancing them, afterwards Mason will construct the nessacary programs. I will think up soem basic campaigns and enemies. Everyone else can put in thier help where ever nessacary.

if you ever need enemies, you know who you can feel free to use ;)
So High-end, practiclaly undefeatable enmeis are covered...
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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2006, 04:07:10 am »
So are we going to use a D20 system that would fit around the other D20 games?

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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2006, 04:23:12 am »
So are we going to use a D20 system that would fit around the other D20 games?
I believe so. It seems best.
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