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by mystic101
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Improvements to Charisma
Replies: 63
Views: 7963

Re: Improvements to Charisma

This is my concern. You are emphasizing a potential problem with how effective a character is, when I care more about who a character is. My concern is less about how effective a character is, and more about how the character is effective. Rules systems, by their very nature, encourage some concept...
by mystic101
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TORG)
Topic: My House Rules for campaign kickoff
Replies: 10
Views: 1636

Re: My House Rules for campaign kickoff

Aiming : If you take an action to aim before firing into melee, in addition to the standard +4 bonus to hit, you do not have to randomly determine which combatant you target. Glory card : The hand size increase is not cumulative with increases from other Glory cards. Reality skill : Charisma instea...
by mystic101
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Language Skill Question
Replies: 21
Views: 2952

Re: Language Skill Question

I seriously considered making my first character a spellcaster with Disguise, Gain Language, and Pathfinder as her starting spells. Mainly because I didn't know what kind of characters the rest of the players would be making, and I feared our group would be a walking freak show of lizard men, cyborg...
by mystic101
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: The Godnet
Replies: 96
Views: 18514

Re: The Godnet

So, as I wrote above, the trade off for maintaining playability is not sacrificing style. I can understand wanting the GodNet to have an awesome style. What I don't understand is how what I'm saying interferes with that. For the sake of argument, let's say I'm right, and 99% of the sites in the God...
by mystic101
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Game Stories In and Out of Character (TORG)
Topic: Glory Be
Replies: 5
Views: 1416

Re: Glory Be

It was actually three Glories, that's why it'll be a seven-card hand next time. I wouldn't mind a hand-size limit, but I'm also willing to wait and see if it was a fluke or not. One of those Glories was from someone rolling two 20's and a 14. They didn't even need any cards to get to 60 from there, ...
by mystic101
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: The Godnet
Replies: 96
Views: 18514

Re: The Godnet

Lots more good comments. I'd like to continue to advocate for a mostly-plain Godnet that mirrors the real world in most places (and this won't be as boring as it sounds!). Here's why: Yes, VR can be utterly wondrous, and bursting with imagination, but the Church doesn't want it to be that way just a...
by mystic101
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: The Godnet
Replies: 96
Views: 18514

Re: The Godnet

There've been some excellent comments so far. Here are my suggestions: 1. Make a very low barrier for entry, when deciding how easy it is to use the Godnet. Don't require a neural jack or anything like that. The Cyberpope wants to make it easy for anyone to get in, so that more people will be brainw...
by mystic101
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Improvements to Charisma
Replies: 63
Views: 7963

Re: Improvements to Charisma

Don't forget Persuasion. It can prevent entire combats and sway neutral parties into becoming allies. I played in four Day One adventures before getting the opportunity to make an original character, and I went back and analyzed the different things that I'd spent my starting three Possibilities on...
by mystic101
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Stacking internal and external armor
Replies: 45
Views: 6136

Re: Stacking internal and external armor

Renaud sounds like a fun character. He is. After play-testing the character for a second session, I've decided to keep him. He didn't seem too overpowered or invincible. While he was never, ever in danger of getting wounded tonight, he got down to his last two shock points during the final scene of...
by mystic101
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Hot Targets for High Lords
Replies: 54
Views: 12374

Re: Hot Targets for High Lords

Russia's fairy tales would look pretty enticing, but so also would the old Aztec empire, Haiti, Australian outback, and all manner of African tribal lands. The problem with those other places is that their myths aren't quite as thematically "spot-on" as the Slavic tales, with the knights ...

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