Nile Empire Sourcebook Questions

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Nile Empire Sourcebook Questions

Postby TorgHacker » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:32 pm

Because you're gonna have them. :-)
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Re: Nile Empire Sourcebook Questions

Postby Wotan » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:59 pm

TorgHacker wrote:Because you're gonna have them. :-)

How did you guess? *grin*
Hang on, I've got a list somewhere...
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OK, for starters:
How does the Lethal Shot Perk interact with Killshot from the Beta Primer?
Assuming that the pre-reqs to use each is met, (a Double Tapped, Vital Blow,) does spending a possibility to activate Lethal Shot allow re-rolls of both the sets of BD granted by Killshot, or only one?
And, if the latter, is the character allowed to decide which of Killshot's sets of BD they keep after Lethal Shot's re-roll, or do they have to pick one set of BD before Lethal Shot's activated?
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Re: Nile Empire Sourcebook Questions

Postby TorgHacker » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:16 am

Wotan wrote:
TorgHacker wrote:Because you're gonna have them. :-)

How did you guess? *grin*
Hang on, I've got a list somewhere...
*takes out a scroll which unfurls down to the floor*

OK, for starters:
How does the Lethal Shot Perk interact with Killshot from the Beta Primer?
Assuming that the pre-reqs to use each is met, (a Double Tapped, Vital Blow,) does spending a possibility to activate Lethal Shot allow re-rolls of both the sets of BD granted by Killshot, or only one?
And, if the latter, is the character allowed to decide which of Killshot's sets of BD they keep after Lethal Shot's re-roll, or do they have to pick one set of BD before Lethal Shot's activated?


Hmmm...good question. This seems like it could get messy so I may actually really get more into what the intent of Lethal Shot is, and tweak Lethal Shot so it literally is a single shot.
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Re: Nile Empire Sourcebook Questions

Postby pkitty » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:21 am

Are questions about the booster cards cool here, or should that be a different thread? If the latter, feel free to nuke this question.

The cards Into The Air and Watch The Road say that a relevant test "has Advantage." What does that mean? Should it say "is favored" instead, or did I miss some rule/definition somewhere?
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Re: Nile Empire Sourcebook Questions

Postby TorgHacker » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:22 pm

pkitty wrote:Are questions about the booster cards cool here, or should that be a different thread? If the latter, feel free to nuke this question.

The cards Into The Air and Watch The Road say that a relevant test "has Advantage." What does that mean? Should it say "is favored" instead, or did I miss some rule/definition somewhere?


Yeah, it should be "is Favored". I'd actually noted this earlier but I guess it slipped through.
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Re: Nile Empire Sourcebook Questions

Postby Zackzenobi » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:58 pm

Does the protection from the Law of Masks stack w other protections?

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Re: Nile Empire Sourcebook Questions

Postby TorgHacker » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:49 pm

Zackzenobi wrote:Does the protection from the Law of Masks stack w other protections?


No. Armor bonuses never stack.
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Re: Nile Empire Sourcebook Questions

Postby Rogue1 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:18 pm

Is it the intention for masks to work as armor only inside the Nile Empire even for Nile Empire characters? That feels inconsistent with the special armors that were brought out with the Living Lands.

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Re: Nile Empire Sourcebook Questions

Postby TorgHacker » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:38 pm

Rogue1 wrote:Is it the intention for masks to work as armor only inside the Nile Empire even for Nile Empire characters? That feels inconsistent with the special armors that were brought out with the Living Lands.


Yes. This is something completely different and tied to the Nile Empire's World Laws.
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Re: Nile Empire Sourcebook Questions

Postby utsukushi » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:19 am

So, for the Blue Bands of Bastet, having someone Restrained seems to be a pretty big part of how they're expected to work, which means they're doing that opposed Strength test to break free... does BBoB just use the caster's actual Strength for that, as if they were physically grappling the target?

And so... Deflect confused me a little. It looks really neat, I'm just not quite sure I'm reading it right. So if you have the power and you make an Active Defense, then someone attacks you and they miss... you use their die roll but with your Missile Weapons Skill to attack back, plus whatever bonus you generated when you rolled your Active Defense? So the closer they do come to hitting you, the more likely you are to hit them, up until they actually do hit you? That's.. interesting. Does the +2 bonus Deflect automatically gives to your Dodge for that count as part of the Bonus you get when you send an attack back, or is that purely from the bonus chart? Can you only send one attack back per round, or are you only limited to the number of enemies you can lure into shooting at you?

I really like the way you tweaked Weird Science! That's really clear now that the device doesn't just automatically solve everything, but gives you the tool you need to solve a problem, which might be all there is to it, but may still need more rolls. I wonder if you can whip up a quick Gizmo Kit...

...and am just getting into the magic chapter, but so far I am absolutely loving Mathematics and Engineering! Second best gift I got today! (The best was a new nickname to tease my sister with from a childhood friend she probably now regrets inviting to dinner. :lol: ) I really like that balance between their specialist trees, or the Astrological Generalist.


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