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by Kuildeous
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Game Stories In and Out of Character (TORG)
Topic: Malcom Kane Must Die (a PbP campaign)
Replies: 22
Views: 7945

Re: Malcom Kane Must Die (a PbP campaign)

Malcom Kane Must Die - Act Three Cast of characters: Miles Kenny, a Core Earth journalist who discovered the invasion long before it happened but nobody believed him. Angelo "El Conejo" Ortiz, an ex-convict apocalypse survivor who escaped the prison bus in the invasion. Xinyi Sung (Firecr...
by Kuildeous
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Maelstrom
Replies: 47
Views: 2513

Re: Maelstrom

If players are used to a certain way of playing, then they may not be upset over house rules. Certainly I could see my players grumbling if they sit at a game where Second Chance can’t be used on disconnection. I probably would too. But if the players have just that game to compare it to, they may n...
by Kuildeous
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: When Cosms Collide Discussion Thread
Replies: 101
Views: 21442

Re: When Cosms Collide Discussion Thread

I'm finding a real disconnect between the search for the cyberpapacy agents and the attack on the mayor in chapter 1. Like my PCs are there looking for the team and feel it's super pressing to not let them get what they're after. They may pass on the information about the assassination to others, v...
by Kuildeous
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Maelstrom
Replies: 47
Views: 2513

Re: Maelstrom

We discussed this in my PbP game. The situation didn’t come up; we just sometimes talk the metagame for the hell of it. My take on the card is: I get what Deanna is saying since soaking is part of what makes major villains feel like major villains. I feel like the intent of Maelstrom is to be this s...
by Kuildeous
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Vulnerable - end of next action or turn?
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: Vulnerable - end of next action or turn?

For most situations, a character's turn and a character's action are interchangeable, which is why you can find that Stymied lasts until the end of the next turn while Vulnerable lasts until the end of the next action. The section on Waiting describes Flurry as giving another turn, but the section o...
by Kuildeous
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Adjusted DN vs Difficulty Modifiers
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Re: Adjusted DN vs Difficulty Modifiers

Numerically, over 99% of the time, the two are equivalent. It’s a little less mathy for the player to adjust the DN on your end. If you simply tell the player they need a 14, then the player doesn’t need to worry about subtracting 4 from their roll, especially if they tack on a bunch of other modifi...
by Kuildeous
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Space, the final frontier...
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: Space, the final frontier...

New idea that I may or may not try to throw at my home group: Storm Knights are sent up one of the maelstrom bridges (say the Gaunt Man). They deal with a few things in the home cosm, but it all eventually leads them to another maelstrom bridge, so they prepare to enter yet another reality. Only the...
by Kuildeous
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TORG)
Topic: Maps and blips? How useful?
Replies: 12
Views: 867

Re: Maps and blips? How useful?

I don’t use the printed maps and blips. I never wish I had the blips. I sometimes will draw out a map, but it’s mostly to show relative position when it is important, especially when firing into melee could be a concern. One good thing about having a map ahead of time is that it’s not up to GM fiat ...
by Kuildeous
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TORG)
Topic: Tips for Day One?
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Re: Tips for Day One?

It might have gone tougher if I hadn't used the guidance from the Beta Primer about having all the mooks take a combined action and multi-targeting the characters. I have a thread on determining when to use combined action and when not to: https://www.ulisses-us.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=1...
by Kuildeous
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Background Storm Knight Activities
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: Background Storm Knight Activities

The downsides I see to this are that: a) You may end up not running other material because the Storm Knights chose not to play through them. b) It runs contrary to the notion of encouraging players to spend through their resources and not hoard them. Downside A is kind of easy in that you can merely...

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