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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #75 on: August 14, 2006, 03:59:10 pm »
I think engineer and roboticist cover the same ground... I think they should be combined into one. Researcher is fine... although I think something like Xenologist might be a catchier name (I'm assuming that would be the class which is good at deciphering dead languages and operating ancient technologies). I assume the Doctor wouldnt be a pure healer, but would also have abilities like unleashing diseases or commanding mutant creatures or some such...

Well yeah, those are all good suggestions. We could have a Xenologist as well as a researcher, that would be good. The doctor could have all sorts of neat skills (unless we want to split it off into two subtypes). We can have any number of subtypes as long as we have the skills for them.

Now what I was thinking was - each skill costs a certain number of points. You gain points at each level. If the skill is in your subtype, then you get it one point cheaper. If it's in your archetype, you get it at normal price. If it's outside your archetype, you have to pay one point more. Improving skills is done by buying the same skill a second or third time (or more). Sound good to people? It changes the D20 skill system slightly, but it'd work quite well I think. That way, no-one is denied skills but improving skills is more difficult outside your archetype.

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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #76 on: August 15, 2006, 12:09:07 am »
Perhaps scientists could work like clerics in that they can choose their "domians" In short a scientist could choose say both Engineer and Roboticist or pick Geneticist and Xenologist.

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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #77 on: August 15, 2006, 12:48:14 am »
I think engineer and roboticist cover the same ground... I think they should be combined into one. Researcher is fine... although I think something like Xenologist might be a catchier name (I'm assuming that would be the class which is good at deciphering dead languages and operating ancient technologies). I assume the Doctor wouldnt be a pure healer, but would also have abilities like unleashing diseases or commanding mutant creatures or some such...

Well yeah, those are all good suggestions. We could have a Xenologist as well as a researcher, that would be good. The doctor could have all sorts of neat skills (unless we want to split it off into two subtypes). We can have any number of subtypes as long as we have the skills for them.

Now what I was thinking was - each skill costs a certain number of points. You gain points at each level. If the skill is in your subtype, then you get it one point cheaper. If it's in your archetype, you get it at normal price. If it's outside your archetype, you have to pay one point more. Improving skills is done by buying the same skill a second or third time (or more). Sound good to people? It changes the D20 skill system slightly, but it'd work quite well I think. That way, no-one is denied skills but improving skills is more difficult outside your archetype.

I like that system. Easy to customise, and alot of choice.

I'm also a fan of Hydro's domain system.
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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #78 on: August 15, 2006, 03:54:01 am »
Perhaps scientists could work like clerics in that they can choose their "domians" In short a scientist could choose say both Engineer and Roboticist or pick Geneticist and Xenologist.

Yeah, that's the plan. Since you pick your subtype, that's your "domain", and your skills from your "domain" are cheaper.

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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #79 on: August 15, 2006, 04:01:38 am »
Here are some more domain examples ...

Example Domains
Astronomy
Biology
Chemestry
Medicine
Physics
Robotics

Examples of Scientist Types
Astronomy + Biology = Xenobiology
Astronomy + Robotics = Unmanned Space Exploration
Astronomy + Physics = Astrophysicist
Biology + Chemestry = Biochemistry
Biology + Medicine = Anatomy
Biology + Robotics = Bionics or Nanotechnology
Chemestry + Medicine = Pharmacist

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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #80 on: August 15, 2006, 05:27:18 am »
Very intersting idea Hydro.
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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #81 on: August 15, 2006, 05:37:11 am »
Here are some more domain examples ...

Example Domains
Astronomy
Biology
Chemestry
Medicine
Physics
Robotics

Examples of Scientist Types
Astronomy + Biology = Xenobiology
Astronomy + Robotics = Unmanned Space Exploration
Astronomy + Physics = Astrophysicist
Biology + Chemestry = Biochemistry
Biology + Medicine = Anatomy
Biology + Robotics = Bionics or Nanotechnology
Chemestry + Medicine = Pharmacist

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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #82 on: August 15, 2006, 05:41:45 am »
Arcanum uses a smiler idea when i come and think about it. First you have your regular Domains then you can use blueprints that combined the diffrent Domains.


It would also be interesting to see how Fallout 3 (Van Buren) Science system worked. Maybe i will try to find the design docs that i believe are on the internet.
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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #83 on: September 01, 2006, 11:33:28 am »
I think another cool idea would be 'factions". Various factions could hire you, and it you completed thier task, your standing with them would increase, and your standing with other factions would change, aswell.

They could have varying degrees of power and influence, and hire you to do differing things.

EG The Black Diamond Gang, The League of Alternate Justices, The Auyuelcliad Empire, The O.T.H.E.R alliance......

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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #84 on: September 01, 2006, 02:19:10 pm »
This is a pen and paper game, not a computer game. Outlining factions is something that the GM should do, or that should be left to expansions describing the world. We are only creating the game system.

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Re: Fanfic PnP?
« Reply #85 on: September 01, 2006, 02:23:22 pm »
Well in like D&D "Oriental Adventures" they had diffrent clans. However i agree that this should probbly be up to the DM.