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by Istrian
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Game Stories In and Out of Character (TORG)
Topic: Make Earth Glorious Again
Replies: 46
Views: 53964

Re: Make Earth Glorious Again

Beijing, China, Pan-Pacifica, Day 27 In-Soon Heo, Kwang Im, Song-Ho Sun The luxury hotel was quiet. In-Soon remembered the last time he had been in such a quiet and luxurious place: two colleagues had died. This time things were different. Some of the rooms had Chinese and Korean security and the t...
by Istrian
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Maelstrom
Replies: 47
Views: 5005

Re: Maelstrom

So far I've always resolved it in order of announcement (leaving a short pause between the player announcing damage and me announcing "the villain tries to Soak"). If they announce Malestrom before I announce Soak, the villain doesn't get to Soak. I have to disagree on the "I Win"...
by Istrian
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Space, the final frontier...
Replies: 9
Views: 1537

Re: Space, the final frontier...

OK. I'm sure this has been asked before but... In TORG is there only every 1 planet in the entire cosm/universe where life (and possibility energy) exists? That really depends on whether the individual cosm's metaphysics support the concept of "planet". I wouldn't be surprised if Aysle wa...
by Istrian
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Background Storm Knight Activities
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Re: Background Storm Knight Activities

How might I give the players the ability to interact directly with the outcome, beyond just letting them choose which other mission will be attempted? One game I ran in the past had PCs being investigators. However at times the cases they were working on required a team of specialists to do stuff t...
by Istrian
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Background Storm Knight Activities
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Re: Background Storm Knight Activities

In my opinion, there's no need for a system if the players don't get to interact with it directly, to them it would feel no different than the GM deciding the outcome on fiat. In a past (non-Torg) game I did something similar. Situations popped up all around the world and the PCs could decide if the...
by Istrian
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Game Stories In and Out of Character (TORG)
Topic: Make Earth Glorious Again
Replies: 46
Views: 53964

Re: Make Earth Glorious Again

Isle of Skye, Scotland, Aysle/Core Earth, Day 21 Muir Gilchrist, Garrick Heinston, Gregor MacConnor, Logan MacCormack The alarm bell resounded through Elgol Castle. A footman came running and yelled that a longboat had arrived at the nearby village and took everyone by surprise. A thin mist apparen...
by Istrian
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TORG)
Topic: Tips for Day One?
Replies: 10
Views: 1433

Re: Tips for Day One?

For the PP adventure I suggest you warn your players beforehand that they are all going to die (that is what the script says). Most players do not like scripted loss but are more forgiving if warned in advance.
by Istrian
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Game Stories In and Out of Character (TORG)
Topic: Make Earth Glorious Again
Replies: 46
Views: 53964

Re: Make Earth Glorious Again

Hong Kong, Core Earth, Day 22 Leonid Slovokin, Alicia Kalachnikova, Elizabeth Poliakova Alicia had missed the feeling of flight. The aerial freedom, the view above the clouds. Sadly this time she was only a passenger, but it was still a nice change of pace. Leonid, on the other hand, enjoyed the bu...
by Istrian
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Game Stories In and Out of Character (TORG)
Topic: Make Earth Glorious Again
Replies: 46
Views: 53964

Re: Make Earth Glorious Again

Vels, Russia, Tharkold, Day 14 Leonid Slovokin, Alicia Kalachnikova, Elizabeth Poliakova The truck arrived to its final destination: a minuscule rural hamlet at the foot of the Ural mountains. The sun was setting and with no military base in sight, the explorers set out to explore the village. Alic...
by Istrian
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TORG)
Topic: Experienced Character and Funds?
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: Experienced Character and Funds?

I've never found that money was necessary. Starting equipment is usually good enough for most of Alpha Clearance unless someone wants to get minigun or something. And that can always be requisitioned or acquired during play with a roll.

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