Destroyed cities in the Living Land

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Destroyed cities in the Living Land

Postby Gargoyle » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:11 pm

So I'm curious. Did you folks expect to have us destroy six cities or did you think you were being optimistic? :lol:
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Re: Destroyed cities in the Living Land

Postby Zackzenobi » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:50 am

Well I'm sure more ate getting destroyed. We will just get a first hand report on 6 of them.

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Re: Destroyed cities in the Living Land

Postby Gargoyle » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:55 am

Well maybe, but destroyed cities aren't the typical MO for a High Lord, they tend to like big populations to drain possibilities from, so I sort of saw Seattle as an exception. And it amazes me that they can get that many high dollar backers. I think it's cool, but to me on a pretty good salary still scraping to afford a survival box, it's still amazing. :)
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Re: Destroyed cities in the Living Land

Postby TorgHacker » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:29 am

Well, the fact that they get to destroy a city AND create an archetype AND play in a game at GenCon with Darrell probably helps too. :-)
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Re: Destroyed cities in the Living Land

Postby mystic101 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:56 pm

Gargoyle wrote:Well maybe, but destroyed cities aren't the typical MO for a High Lord, they tend to like big populations to drain possibilities from, so I sort of saw Seattle as an exception.


To me, it would have been a more attractive option if you could destroy or save the city of your choice. Maybe designate one city as a hardpoint, and describe how its citizens have bravely held out against the attacks so far. Make it a Destroyer or Preserver option.

Gargoyle wrote:And it amazes me that they can get that many high dollar backers. I think it's cool, but to me on a pretty good salary still scraping to afford a survival box, it's still amazing. :)


I kind of feel the same way, but even outside of an affluent person having plenty of disposable income, I can see it being an option. Maybe someone sets aside money every year for a vacation, or maybe even just one vacation every few years. And then maybe this event is coming up at just the right time for them to do it, and it's going to be their big getaway treat for themselves. One issue is that while GenCon sounds like fun, I don't know enough about Indianapolis to know if it's an otherwise interesting place to visit or not, for its own sake.

Anyone have any idea where the next "big event" table is going to be held? The convention circuit starts to wind down toward the end of the year, doesn't it? I'm not sure what big venues are left to hold it at, towards the latter part of the year.

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Re: Destroyed cities in the Living Land

Postby Zackzenobi » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:15 pm

Well I don't know about anyone else but I afforded my Explorer level w a poker tournament win. :D

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Re: Destroyed cities in the Living Land

Postby mystic101 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:58 pm

Zackzenobi wrote:Well I don't know about anyone else but I afforded my Explorer level w a poker tournament win. :D


Hey, congratulations on your win! "Sudden windfall" is of course another great reason to go for that opportunity. Thanks again for supporting the game.

I've actually considered a Core Earth professional gambler as one of my backup characters. An interaction specialist with high Taunt, Trick, Intimidate, and Persuasion, gained from being really good at reading people, and then getting them to do what he/she wants. Could even throw in a high Maneuver skill for full interaction coverage ("know when to walk away, know when to run"). In-game they'd basically be parked in the back of a fight, Maverick-style, taunting, tricking, and otherwise supporting the pcs who are doing the heavy lifting. Out of game, they'd be collecting cards as fast as they could, and then feeding them to the other players. Making up all of those interaction descriptions sounds like it could be a lot of creative, imaginative fun. I'd call the archetype "Card Sharp", for in- and out-of-game reasons. Heh.

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Re: Destroyed cities in the Living Land

Postby Big Lurker » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:38 pm

Gargoyle wrote:So I'm curious. Did you folks expect to have us destroy six cities or did you think you were being optimistic? :lol:


Remember, this is the Living Land; the cities will fall apart anyway (or have a volcano pop up, etc.). I admit, I nearly went for that level, especially considering my hometown is in upstate NY, within the very first invasion triangle...

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Re: Destroyed cities in the Living Land

Postby Zackzenobi » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:06 am

mystic101 wrote:
Zackzenobi wrote:Well I don't know about anyone else but I afforded my Explorer level w a poker tournament win. :D


Hey, congratulations on your win! "Sudden windfall" is of course another great reason to go for that opportunity. Thanks again for supporting the game.

I've actually considered a Core Earth professional gambler as one of my backup characters. An interaction specialist with high Taunt, Trick, Intimidate, and Persuasion, gained from being really good at reading people, and then getting them to do what he/she wants. Could even throw in a high Maneuver skill for full interaction coverage ("know when to walk away, know when to run"). In-game they'd basically be parked in the back of a fight, Maverick-style, taunting, tricking, and otherwise supporting the pcs who are doing the heavy lifting. Out of game, they'd be collecting cards as fast as they could, and then feeding them to the other players. Making up all of those interaction descriptions sounds like it could be a lot of creative, imaginative fun. I'd call the archetype "Card Sharp", for in- and out-of-game reasons. Heh.


Keep in mind the best Tournament Poker players work out and eat like Athletes, because that's what they are. Being able to focus for 8-12 hours takes great concentration so many of us have turned to Meditation. Also many people don't realize how much math is involved in the game, as being able to calculate Outs and Pot Odds are crucial. Just a little info most don't know.

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Re: Destroyed cities in the Living Land

Postby mystic101 » Tue May 01, 2018 12:47 pm

Gargoyle wrote:And it amazes me that they can get that many high dollar backers. I think it's cool, but to me on a pretty good salary still scraping to afford a survival box, it's still amazing. :)


mystic101 wrote:I kind of feel the same way.


Life's kind of funny . . . not ha-ha funny . . . but still. Turns out I'm one of the Destroyer backers now. Even having said the above. See, just three days after I wrote that, my dad died. April 12th. It was sudden, but he liked to be prepared for anything so he'd made advance plans, including leaving me a $1,000 to defray travel costs to his funeral. I don't really care about travel costs though. I wanted to do something instead to honor his memory, and maybe help with the mourning process.

So . . . I'm a full backer. The main draw was getting to add an archetype to the game that would honor his memory somehow. I liked the idea that something inspired by my dad might bring joy to others, and maybe have some positive effect. The character I make won't share his name, or likeness, or anything like that, but I'll know how it's all related to him, in its own subtle ways. My dad was just a normal person, so it'll be a Core Earth character. He really loved the outdoors, so it'll be good to take the character on an adventure through the majesty of the Living Land. And it'll be a luchador from Mexico, because we used to watch wrestling shows together on TV when I was young. I know that stuff's all make-believe now, basically just a big soap opera for men, but it was utterly fascinating to me when I was a small child. I have good memories around it.

Another selling point was that I've never been to a convention before in my whole life, and it sounds like a lot of fun. He'd be very happy I'm doing a "once in a lifetime" type of thing, and I could sure use the vacation. I'm looking forward to it being a grand new experience.

I haven't heard anything about submitting a city to destroy yet, though. Deanna, I know the proof-reading deadline is today . . . I wanted to make sure I haven't missed any messages about what to do, before it's too late? I would've gone ahead and wrote something up ahead of time, but I don't know how many words it should be, or any other guidelines around it. If you happen to know or find out anything, please feel free to pass it on. Thanks in advance, I appreciate it.


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