Search found 183 matches

by GeniusCodeMonkey
Wed May 22, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TORG)
Topic: magic: 25 tech: 27 spirit: 9 social: 5 - 17th May 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 396

Re: magic: 25 tech: 27 spirit: 9 social: 5 - 17th May 2019

I also wonder if there have to be effective minimum axioms for cosms. A cosm with a 1 in all axioms probably couldn’t invade anything. A High Lord from a Social 5 cosm can’t have armies, for example. I guess he/she/it might be a super-powerful being with a handful of powerful henchmen directly serv...
by GeniusCodeMonkey
Wed May 22, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Aysle Preview #2 - Magic
Replies: 38
Views: 2315

Re: Aysle Preview #2 - Magic

Are rituals intended to remain purely as plot devices? If so that's fine (and much preferable to strictly limiting how many you can know), but if there are going to be more concrete explanations, this book might be a good place to address it, along with other lingering questions about magic in gene...
by GeniusCodeMonkey
Tue May 21, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Nile Empire on Mars
Replies: 23
Views: 2062

Re: Nile Empire on Mars

johntfs wrote:Mobius planned to set up a Moon base - but the Nazis beat him to it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py_IndUbcxc


Hate to say it, I just watched 1 and 2.

I'm still waiting for how to explain the Russians on Mars.
by GeniusCodeMonkey
Tue May 21, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TORG)
Topic: magic: 25 tech: 27 spirit: 9 social: 5 - 17th May 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 396

Re: magic: 25 tech: 27 spirit: 9 social: 5 - 17th May 2019

I don’t think low Social = post-apocalyptic. Low social + high tech, not just low social. But neither of the two proposals up so far is actually post-apocalyptic. TechsArcana is an anti-utopia, in which high-tech has led to extreme lethargy, while my Ancient Aliens is a John Carter of Mars riff (or...
by GeniusCodeMonkey
Tue May 21, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Telekinesis errata
Replies: 44
Views: 734

Re: Telekinesis errata

Is there manipulation like oTorg? Increase the difficulty to modify the effect - that sort of thing? Weak spells that are easy to cast but can be manipulated to become really impressive but with increased difficulty and risk of backlash. I doubt this will ever happen as the philosophy seems to be K...
by GeniusCodeMonkey
Tue May 21, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TORG)
Topic: magic: 25 tech: 27 spirit: 9 social: 5 - 17th May 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 396

Re: magic: 25 tech: 27 spirit: 9 social: 5 - 17th May 2019

Post-apocalyptic worlds (and the Cyberpapacy) aside, it does seem like a proper “random world axiom generator” should more often than not produce worlds where Social equals Tech, or is very close to it. Out of a smallish sample, just about every world fits that pattern. Hmm, now I’m thinking of wha...
by GeniusCodeMonkey
Mon May 20, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Telekinesis errata
Replies: 44
Views: 734

Re: Telekinesis errata

Something to remember is that Telekinesis is Social 23 which is the first time kinesis can move physical objects...and it jumped all the way to several hundred pounds (theoretically) and flight. Give we had at least three two more Axiom levels, to go that seemed a bit overpowered. Especially when y...
by GeniusCodeMonkey
Mon May 20, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Telekinesis errata
Replies: 44
Views: 734

Re: Telekinesis errata

I am having real trouble with the idea that my TK suddenly stops working after 8ish feet off the ground. I can't think of a single example from anywhere that I have seen TK used fantasy/sci-fi/supers where it works like that. You could argue that having a range in general is bad, I.e. why are some ...
by GeniusCodeMonkey
Sun May 19, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TORG)
Topic: GenCon2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1191

Re: GenCon2019

An American GenCon is something I've always wanted to do. I'll check my bank balance, holiday entitlement and project schedule and see if I can convince the Mrs to let me go! :D
by GeniusCodeMonkey
Sat May 18, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Orrorsh should drop a Maelstrom Bridge into New Mexico - Old West / Horror
Replies: 32
Views: 1853

Re: Orrorsh should drop a Maelstrom Bridge into New Mexico - Old West / Horror

Just a thought, but I think it would be really cool if Orrorsh dropped a Maelstrom bridge into New Mexico and created an Old West / Horror cosm. The tech axioms between Victorian and Old West are essentially the same - its just that culturally it would manifest differently in the Southwest United S...

Go to advanced search