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by vaminion
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Active Defense FAQ entry clarification question
Replies: 35
Views: 1626

Re: Active Defense FAQ entry clarification question

My understanding of Active Defense is much simpler than this discussion. Active Defense is not a skill roll, or an action. You roll a D20 and compare it to the table to see what bonus you get. That bonus is a minimum +1. If you roll well (a 13 or higher on a D20), then the bonus is higher. That bon...
by vaminion
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold
Replies: 88
Views: 4890

Re: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold

I'm coming in with minimal exposure to Tharkold, but 2016 Doom feels like a really good fit in terms of tone and tech.
by vaminion
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Things you'd like to know about Pan-Pacifica
Replies: 57
Views: 4026

Re: Things you'd like to know about Pan-Pacifica

I also would like to put in a vote for an "Appendix N", if possible. Most of my players and I imagine most of the audience for the game have pretty limited exposure to Asian thrillers that could be real choice reference points for Pan-Pacifica. I agree. When TE originally came out it was ...
by vaminion
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Stacking Perks and Pulp Mind Control
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Stacking Perks and Pulp Mind Control

I'm mixing two questions here. Sorry. 1) Pulp Mind Control has an enhancement that lets you roll persuasion instead of willpower/mind . If I have a perk that makes persuasion tests Favored, does that mean that the persuasion test to mind control someone is also Favored? 2) The fluff for Mind Control...
by vaminion
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Things you'd like to know about Pan-Pacifica
Replies: 57
Views: 4026

Re: Things you'd like to know about Pan-Pacifica

You have to remember Rule 0 - "Player characters exist". This is true in PP as it is in CP... you have to have ways to get around the Observation State and do STUFF because you're heroes and that's what heroes do. This puts an onus on both the writers, and the GMs, to have holes in system...
by vaminion
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold
Replies: 88
Views: 4890

Re: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold

Rabbitball wrote:Where are the Synthecyclers? The idea of semi-intelligent machines processing rubble into useful products was one of the more evocative aspects of the original Tharkold.


I read that as Scythe-casters at first and all kinds of ominous ideas crept through my head. :lol:
by vaminion
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold
Replies: 88
Views: 4890

Re: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold

How is tech treated? Is it lost technology like in WH40k or early Battletech? Is it an ongoing process of research and development built on the back of sacrificed thralls? Is it a hybrid?
by vaminion
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Things you'd like to know about Pan-Pacifica
Replies: 57
Views: 4026

Re: Things you'd like to know about Pan-Pacifica

How do Pan Pacfica psychics differ from their Core Earth and Tharkold counterparts? What is the role of the organized crime in Pan Pacifica? Broadly speaking, reality rated Pan Pacificans have a much easier time blending in with other cosms. How are the Delphi Council and the High Lords capitalizing...
by vaminion
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: What do you want to know about the Cyberpapacy
Replies: 60
Views: 5206

Re: What do you want to know about the Cyberpapacy

1 - Is encryption even a thing? I could see the church banning it because it's easier than developing their own code breakers. I could also see the church using exactly 1 algorithm that they know inside and out only to be completely stonewalled by the options available to Core Earth or Pan Pacifica....

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