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by utsukushi
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Beginning adventures?
Replies: 15
Views: 3728

Re: Beginning adventures?

Without for a moment claiming that the writing level of the old Torg novels was especially high - they're totally mind-candy - I really was pretty impressed by how well you could model that story with the actual rules of the game. All the AD&D books I remember seemed like, yeah, they were in tha...
by utsukushi
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Resetting vs. refreshing Possibilities at the start of an act.
Replies: 74
Views: 12593

Re: Preview #9 - The Drama, Destiny, and Cosm Decks

I know that one of my biggest challenges as a player is using expendable resources. I always, always, always feel like I might need them more later. And usually I'm right, which doesn't help. The intended "flow" for TorgE seems to be: You start with a few Possibilities. You use a couple. N...
by utsukushi
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: When do World Laws apply
Replies: 29
Views: 5833

Re: When do World Laws apply

Yeah.. not just population, but while they may have taken over a relatively small percentage of "the Earth's surface", they've claimed an awful lot of the Earth's land mass . In consideration of that underlying thread where this is apparently Take Two of the Invasion for both the Gaunt Man...
by utsukushi
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: On the restriction of some Perks to specific cosms.
Replies: 53
Views: 10826

Re: On the restriction of some Perks to specific cosms.

I hated the fact that, in OTorg, every experienced character became a grab bag of equipment and abilities that they dumpster-dove from the various cosms. I get that, but I think the problem came from so many of those things being (from a character-building standpoint) free -- which is something Tor...
by utsukushi
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: When do World Laws apply
Replies: 29
Views: 5833

Re: When do World Laws apply

Am I remembering right that there's expected to be a Cosm book for Core Earth? If so, I would expect there will be Perks that will help make things like the Law of Glory a lot more pro-active. On the one hand, PrinceEarwig, I totally hear you -- I kind of thought the World Laws gave a lot of that, &...
by utsukushi
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Preview #5 - Aysle and the Cyberpapacy
Replies: 155
Views: 29862

Re: Preview #5 - Aysle and the Cyberpapacy

I've always thought it was pretty awesome that Torg actually took real-world issues like that head-on and incorporated them into the game. That, for instance, on the one hand, Malreaux is an evil High Lord and his Church is presumably corrupt - but you could still have player characters, devoted to ...
by utsukushi
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: On the restriction of some Perks to specific cosms.
Replies: 53
Views: 10826

Re: On the restriction of some Perks to specific cosms.

As always, TH, thank you for the deep insight, and especially for the time you spent on it! (I'm going to assume I earned it by making your favorite pun, because that sounds better than assuming it's because I've annoyed you enough... <grin>) So, almost all of my... questions/feelings come from this...
by utsukushi
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Preview #5 - Aysle and the Cyberpapacy
Replies: 155
Views: 29862

Re: Preview #5 - Aysle and the Cyberpapacy

I... OK? I'm trying to put that in context with anything we're talking about, and I can't. I mean, it's a good thing to remember, but why now? (Now that I'm going and looking at the preview again, though, the "Mandatory upgrades" from Cosm cards made me laugh. "Hold on, everybody! My ...
by utsukushi
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: getting rid of the silly aspects of Torg
Replies: 82
Views: 14540

Re: getting rid of the silly aspects of Torg

Darn it, Doomweber! In my culture, turning over the soap box is an insult that can only be settled by death! ...Or not. As I've said elsewhere, I do basically agree with Tia on this one. A rule that you can only start with Perks from your own Cosm is almost so obvious it doesn't need to be stated, b...
by utsukushi
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Preview #5 - Aysle and the Cyberpapacy
Replies: 155
Views: 29862

Re: Preview #5 - Aysle and the Cyberpapacy

That was an awesome post with too many apologies. <grin> (I do that, too - but I didn't take offense at a single thing you said.) It's true but it runs the risk of being defeatist. I don't mean that in a defeatist way at all - though the way I phrased it you have a solid point there. What I mean is ...

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