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  1. ytzk

    ytzk Well-Known Member

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    ABILITIES

    As in the video game, but divided by 4
    Human standard 2, maximum 5
    Racial and background modifiers all reduced to +/- 1
    Hit points reduced to (Level + 2xStrength + Constitution) eg, lvl1 human = 8 hp
    Fatigue points = (level + Strength + 2xConstitution)

    Raising ability points costs 4 character points each.

    SKILLS

    As in the video game; no changes.
    Each skill point is worth 1 coin to flip in contested actions.
    Heads = success.
    3+ heads = critical success, bonus damage.
    All tails = critical fail, hit self.
    Spell and tech points also equate to coins for contested/opposed actions.
    Each skill/spell/tech point costs 1 character point each.

    SPELLS AND TECHS

    As in the video game, with extra flexibility. Technicians can build anything within their level of expertise, without schematics. Magicians can expand the effects of their spells within the written description, so a conjurer can choose to have a familiar cat, for example, rather than Bloodclaw, or a Morph master could turn people into toads instead of sheep.

    Spell fatigue cost and effect/power is divided by 5. Eg, Harm costs 1 FP and does 8 x (MA/100) HP damage. Heal costs 1 FP and does 8 x (MA/100) HP healing.

    Magic and technical aptitude: out of 100% as in the video game. Each 20% is worth 1 coin in spell power or resistance respectively (max bonus 5).

    ARMOUR AND WEAPONS

    ST is added directly to damage in melee.
    Basic weapon damage = maximum in-game damage divided by 5.
    Eg, hand cannon = 7 hp damage, elephant gun = 12
    1 nett success to hit = base damage,
    3 successes = double damage
    5 success = triple damage
    No other expert/mastery training bonuses apply.

    Armour ratings:
    Amour class (AC) divided by 20 = -1 success to hit.
    Damage resistance divided by 20 = -1 damage taken.

    ACTION POINTS
    Dexterity = actions per turn.
    Each 'action' = 4 'action points' in the video game.
    So, casting a spell costs one 'action'. A repeater rifle can fire twice per action. Etc.
     
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    ytzk Well-Known Member

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    Anne Example
    Female human 20
    Level 1 (5 character points)

    Abilities (0pts)
    Strength 1
    Dexterity 2
    Constitution 3
    Beauty 2
    Willpower 2
    Intelligence 2
    Perception 2
    Charisma 2

    Skills (4)
    Dodge 2
    Heal 2

    Tech (1)
    Herbology 1: Healing salve

    Equipment: bandages and herbs etc.
     
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    Lynx
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    Elf, Male, 200
    Lynx used to live as a hunter in Qintarra until one day when he was accidently shot by members a Tarantian expedition that mistook him for an animal. He woke up a week later, all healed up and well taken care of, but on the wrong side of Hardins Pass. He remained with the expedition for some time before striking out on his own, his mind set on exploring the world.

    Level 2 (6 CP)

    Abilities (0 CPs)
    Str 1
    Con 1
    Dex 3
    Bea 3
    Int 2
    Wil 3
    Per 2
    Cha 2

    Skills (3 CPs)
    Bow 3

    Magic (3 CPs)
    Nature 1: Charm Animal
    Nature 2: Entangle
    Conveyance 1: Disarm

    HP: 5
    FT: 5

    Magic/Tech Alignment: 30 MA

    Equipment: Short bow, leather armor, arrows
     
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    ytzk Well-Known Member

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    Cool.

    I will start a short story momentarily.

    ...
     
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    Jack 'Frost' Thomson
    Level 1
    Human
    Bandit background

    Str 2
    Dex 2
    Con 2
    Bea 2

    Wil 2
    Int 2
    Per 3 (4pts)
    Cha 1 (-1 bandit)

    Firearms 2 (1 pt + 1 bandit)

    Quality Revolver, 50 bullets, nice suit.
     
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    Wolfsbane Well-Known Member

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    So how did the level system work, again?
     
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    ytzk Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure, but you totally deserve a level up.

    *level up sound byte for dopamine rush*
    Congratulations! You are now level 2. You have 1 character point to spend.

    Good game, dude. I was a bit distracted but future games should be smoother.

    Have fun?
     
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    Whatever dude, I'm going to need a couple days at my end, so if you want to kick off a story in the meantime, be my guest.

    I will make a pc for myself soon.

    P.S.

    Dylan Blake

    Level 1 (5 pts)
    Human
    Only Child
    Abilities (0)
    Str 2
    Con 2
    Dex 2
    Bea 2
    Wil 3
    Int 2
    Per 2
    Cha 1

    Spells (5)
    Meta 3
    White 1
    Divination 1

    HP 8
    FP 8
    MA 25
     
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    I have a mission planned. Will get it up asap.
     
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    Gotta put the game on hold for a couple of days. I'm out of town and have limited internet access. Sorry.
     
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    That's what she said.

    This is fun, by the way, I like the setting a lot.
     
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