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by ShirtlessOBrien
Sun May 19, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TORG)
Topic: Alert Call from Japan: to prevent inheriting oTorg Nippon Tech Real-Life discriminatory term controversy to TorgE
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Alert Call from Japan: to prevent inheriting oTorg Nippon Tech Real-Life discriminatory term controversy to TorgE

I think in this context it is more helpful than offensive to just say the "b-word": buraku or burakumin. Otherwise most of us will have no idea what the conversation is about. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burakumin Not knowing anything about the matter beyond what I just read, I take Quar...
by ShirtlessOBrien
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Fires of Ra Discussion and Questions
Replies: 69
Views: 7097

Re: Fires of Ra Discussion and Questions

I think Torg works best in a middle ground between sandbox and railroad job. As I said when we were talking about The God Box, previous Torg adventures like The Destiny Map were linear in the big picture sense but each individual scene offered some scope to approach it in different ways, and some sc...
by ShirtlessOBrien
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TORG)
Topic: Narrating Possibilities
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: Narrating Possibilities

GM: The nuclear bomb goes off. You are so close to ground zero the entire town you are in is instantly annihilated, so...

Player: I hide in a fridge. <rolls a die> Outstanding Soak roll. I take no damage.

GM: Superb.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn4Vhkmb4Lw
by ShirtlessOBrien
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Follower Perks
Replies: 17
Views: 1449

Re: Follower Perks

From a story & game point of view, I'd far rather that Followers are tough enough that they can be involved in their master's story without any hit being a likely death sentence. So I can feel like they're fair game if they're in the way during a fight, without feeling like I'm effectively depr...
by ShirtlessOBrien
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TORG)
Topic: Major or Minor limitation?
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: Major or Minor limitation?

Maybe he's now more susceptible to disconnection. So was thinking maybe 1 case contradictions are now 1-2 and four case now 1-8. Would you consider this a minor or major limitation? Minor for only when that power is used? Major for any contradictions? I could be wrong, and playtesting would see, bu...
by ShirtlessOBrien
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Nile Empire Sourcebook Questions
Replies: 235
Views: 19784

Re: Nile Empire Sourcebook Questions

I want this cosm. Too bad New York is taken. Germany is just setting there looking tasty though. I am just saying, those proton packs look suspiciously out-of-axiom to me for Core Earth. And ghosts never showed up in significant numbers until the Ghostbusters built a giant weird machine in a baseme...
by ShirtlessOBrien
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Avatar of Darok - Umm.... (God Box Spoiler Warning)
Replies: 20
Views: 3480

Re: Avatar of Darok - Umm.... (God Box Spoiler Warning)

It's any attack that can cause Shock or Wound damage. It is entirely natural to think that Mind Blast should not be a "physical attack", since we tend in our culture to assume a physical/mental dichotomy. My first thought was that this was what the "physical attack" language mea...
by ShirtlessOBrien
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Avatar of Darok - Umm.... (God Box Spoiler Warning)
Replies: 20
Views: 3480

Re: Avatar of Darok - Umm.... (God Box Spoiler Warning)

Oops, good catch and thank you. EDIT: I think the argument still stands pretty well though, it still only makes a difference on almost impossible damage rolls of 38+, it just expands the range in which it makes a difference a bit further, and for the purposes of The God Box I think it's all the same...
by ShirtlessOBrien
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Avatar of Darok - Umm.... (God Box Spoiler Warning)
Replies: 20
Views: 3480

Re: Avatar of Darok - Umm.... (God Box Spoiler Warning)

Unless I am missing something there is hardly any difference between saying "Toughness 14 and takes half damage from everything" and saying "Toughness 33". In both cases they take 1 Wound from a damage result of 38 to 42, and no damage from lesser rolls which will be almost all o...
by ShirtlessOBrien
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Shotgun?
Replies: 16
Views: 1927

Re: Shotgun?

It is a little more complicated but another option for a house rule could be to give every shotgun a +1 damage bonus but double the effect of armour against shotgun hits. Or just say they do no damage against armoured targets. But just the option to use beanbag rounds for non-lethal damage, as speci...

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