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by MadSci
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Nile/Orrorsh Mixed Zone ideas
Replies: 26
Views: 1025

Re: Nile/Orrorsh Mixed Zone ideas

Sanity rules will be controversial I think, though I agree perseverance was a drag as a GM. Orrorsh in Torg has a similar tone problem with Ravenloft in D&D - fear and horror don't mesh well with what are fundamentally heroic systems. Still, I love Ravenloft and my group enjoyed the Orrorsh adv...
by MadSci
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Someone has to do it....
Replies: 42
Views: 5245

Re: Someone has to do it....

I trust the developers with however they want to go so long as the focus is the realm on earth. That and we get the story of how Pella Ardinay was introduced to sneakers. And a digital wristwatch. I still think she transformed. See, to me the watch suggests she hasn't transformed, in that she's so ...
by MadSci
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Someone has to do it....
Replies: 42
Views: 5245

Re: Someone has to do it....

I trust the developers with however they want to go so long as the focus is the realm on earth.

That and we get the story of how Pella Ardinay was introduced to sneakers.
by MadSci
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: NPC Names
Replies: 17
Views: 3563

Re: NPC Names

Just copy names from NFL players. Fair Hooker HaHa Clinton-Dix Dick Butkus Guy Whimper Richie Incognito John David Booty Those all look like stupid names a gamer might make up while drunk but are actual names of people. It’s no surprise Dick Butkus grew up into a tough guy. Call it the “Boy Named S...
by MadSci
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Nile Backer Archetypes
Replies: 72
Views: 8399

Re: Nile Backer Archetypes

Nor only do I like it, but it gives me ideas for other concepts in other Cosms! I love the idea of the Core Earther with a foot in both realities. That’s how I try to encourage people to make Core Earth heros, don’t fear using powers and tools beyond your axioms. Especially when you consider Realm ...
by MadSci
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Advice on a storyline
Replies: 10
Views: 4133

Re: Advice on a storyline

cloudshaper2k wrote:Of course, the Russian Mob needs to get in on the action, too. Their new Technodemon master wants a piece of the pie.

The Russians could even be the ambush at the Luxor. (Cue red herring jokes.)


Communism was always a red herring
by MadSci
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Social Axiom Underrated
Replies: 52
Views: 7000

Re: Social Axiom Underrated

I've been doing some thinking about the Social Axiom myself in terms of what an in-character sociologist would write about it. The theory I came up with coalesced around a movie quote: A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. -Agent K, Men in Black, 1997 The sho...
by MadSci
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Possibilities for Defeat Rolls
Replies: 16
Views: 2178

Re: Possibilities for Defeat Rolls

For the sake of clarification, a disconnected character suffers all of the effects of disconnection (No Possibilities, no cards) apply on the defeat roll, correct? KO’ed characters may not use Possibilities, play Destiny cards, or even trade Destiny cards. However, my understanding is that Cosm car...
by MadSci
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Possibilities for Defeat Rolls
Replies: 16
Views: 2178

Possibilities for Defeat Rolls

The roll for defeat doesn't say it is any different from other rolls. So having a Possibility and a couple of equivalent cards would be really useful should the unfortunate happen. For the sake of clarification, a disconnected character suffers all of the effects of disconnection (No Possibilities, ...
by MadSci
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Rules Clarification on Dilemmas
Replies: 60
Views: 8333

Re: Rules Clarification on Dilemmas

You should try Earthdawn, if you haven't, but yes - that and oTorg are my all-time favorite games for exactly that reason. With both being originally designed by Greg Gorden, it's not totally strange that there's some overlap between TORG and Earthdawn fans. Very much so. Turn it around, I ran an E...

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