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by Gargoyle
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Kaiju and Mecha in Pan-Pacifica
Replies: 38
Views: 356

Re: Kaiju and Mecha in Pan-Pacifica

Frankly, I'm thinking that there is no tech axiom where mecha make sense , combinable or not. Anything you can do with a mecha, you can do better with a same-axiom tank or other non-humanoid vehicle. So to make a cosm with mecha, you probably need a world law to force their existence. That was my p...
by Gargoyle
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Kaiju and Mecha in Pan-Pacifica
Replies: 38
Views: 356

Re: Kaiju and Mecha in Pan-Pacifica

While the idea did initially excite me, the more I think about it, the more I think if it happens it should be a one-off adventure, something that happens once in a campaign, a special event. Godzilla vs Voltron kind of thing. (not them specifically, but whatever the ultimate version of a kaiju vs m...
by Gargoyle
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Is Psionic Technology possible...?
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Is Psionic Technology possible...?

At social axiom 24. "Psionic manifestations may be bolstered with technological assistance." so yes technology can help, but I would say the psi has to be possible first. I would think Pan-Pacifica are researching this heavily. And yeah, there you go, spells it out. I do think this is a g...
by Gargoyle
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Is Psionic Technology possible...?
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Is Psionic Technology possible...?

IMO a combination of high enough Social and Tech axioms would make this likely, but it would also have to depend on the genre or tone and world laws of the setting. I could see it in Tharkold or Pan-Pacifica, but they should definitely have different vibes. I think Pan-Pacifica should be more along ...
by Gargoyle
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Opinions on lightning strike miracle?
Replies: 47
Views: 621

Re: Opinions on lightning strike miracle?

Sometimes a damage 20 AP 4 is much better than 2 attacks of 15 damage, especially with high toughness threats that don't take shock. And higher damage means a soak roll won't always get rid of all the damage, or make the threat spend 2 Possibilities. with cards even more so. With 2 turns, a flurry ...
by Gargoyle
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Opinions on lightning strike miracle?
Replies: 47
Views: 621

Re: Opinions on lightning strike miracle?

I think there is room for stuff like this, if used sparingly, and not every choice needs to be popular or used frequently. The once per scene restriction doesn't bother me, the only thing I don't like about it is that it feels like you lose a turn, which is one of the worst things you can do in an R...
by Gargoyle
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Aysle Timeline
Replies: 27
Views: 1355

Re: Aysle Timeline

A suggestion: Shepperton Studios is pretty close to Heathrow. Judging by the table on hardpoint diameter, if the whole studios were a hardpoint, the radius might be large enough to take in Heathrow. I also note that Heathrow has been known to have a writer-in-residence , which gives it some distinc...
by Gargoyle
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Aysle Timeline
Replies: 27
Views: 1355

Re: Aysle Timeline

I really like the idea that most hardpoints should have some significance to locals. For instance: The NASCAR Hall of Fame in uptown Charlotte NC is a popular tourist attraction. But, being a local of the area and fairly knowledgeable about NASCAR I'd be more inclined to say that the NC Auto Racing ...
by Gargoyle
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TORG)
Topic: Why be a non "Magic"-person from cosm X?
Replies: 29
Views: 788

Re: Why be a non "Magic"-person from cosm X?

The answer to me on this is that instead of magic/psionics, etc, you can spend your XP on Prowess and Social perks and on skills. Most of a character's power in Torg comes from clever play of cards and possibilities, not from what spells they can cast or even what gear they have. There are exception...
by Gargoyle
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TORG)
Topic: Ran my first virtual table for one player, three in the room
Replies: 0
Views: 133

Ran my first virtual table for one player, three in the room

Any tips for doing a split session like that on rolld20? Due to my work schedule I think that's going to be the norm. Card weren't too bad, I used the Choose option to show him the current drama card and to deal his destiny cards. But he wasn't able to see the cards in the other players' pools to of...

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