New Custom Backgrounds

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  1. Kijikun

    Kijikun New Member

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    {1092}{Techno-Mage

    You are a young half-elf skilled in both magic and technology. You were on the IFS Zephyr to Tarant in hopes of starting a new life after the death of your parents. Your father was human skilled with all forms of technology and your mother was an elf skilled in high levels of magic. The skills and knowledge learned from your parents gives you Intelligence (+3). You can come off as a bit of a know it all earning a penalty of Charisma (-2) and Persuasion (-1). You also have minor skills in firearms and repair. You start your father's flintlock Pistol and a schematic for bullets and a resurrection scroll from your mother. Since you spent the last of your gold booking passage on the IFS Zephyr, you start with no gold.}


    {1093}{Iron Man

    A wealthy industrialist, playboy, and inventor, your life changed a year ago when you were captured by a criminal band who demanded you design weapons for them. You were seriously wounded and only survived by using tech to fix your damaged heart. After your escape you swore to keep your weapons and inventions out of the hands of those that would harm the innocent. Due to your injury you have in a penalty to Constitution (-3) Strength (-1), and maxhp (-10%). But your genius and skill as an inventor give you a bonus in Intelligence (+4), repair and firearms skills, but you have an aversion to magick (-10%). Your charm as a playboy gives you Charisma (+2), and a bonus to persuasion (+2). You start with 100 gold you managed to steal upon your escape and heavy wool clothing, along with the knowledge to make a few useful inventions. While the machined platemail you made was damaged beyond repair in the escape, you do have the schematic for it.}

    {1094}{Amazon Princess

    You were born into a society of female warriors as the daughter of their Queen. As the result you are one of their finest warriors. Your mother has sent you out into the man's world to learn from it and help your fellow women of all races. Given your background as a warrior you have Strength (+2), Constitution (+3), and bonus in warrior skills such as bow, throwing and doge. While you are very beautiful (+2), suffer -10 reaction and Charisma (-2) due to your unfamiliarity with society. You also suffer penalties in haggling (-1) and gambling (-1). Your high sense of honor keeps you from being willing to picklocks (-1) or pickpocket (-1). You start off with a Short bow, arrows, and leather armor. As you come from a female only society you prefer your followers to be female. You only have 20 gold.}

    {1095}{Zeppelin Gunner

    Since a young age you dreamed of flying – and shooting things from the sky. As an adult you lived out your dream being the gunner for the first zeppelin while your job is fairly boring you have high hopes that the military applications of armed zeppelins will come to the attention of the world’s governments. The only child of skill gunman, you learned how to shoot before you could read. Due to this you have increased Perception (+2), but decreased Intelligence (-2). You have a bonus to firearms (+2). You think most magick is trickery resulting in a penalty in magick (-1). You start with a Flintlock Pistol, leather armor, and what’s left of your last pay packet, 90 gold.}

    {1096}{Dime Novelist

    You are the writer of a series of successful dime novels supposedly about your adventures as an adventures and gunman/woman. The truth is you made all of it up and have never been outside your home city, expect for minor press tours. You were on the IFS Zephyr to Tarant hoping for new material for your latest book. Since your reputation processed you people have a good reaction (+2) to you, as well as added bonuses to Charisma (+2) and Persuasion (+2). You sadly though have never handled a gun in your life (firearms -2) and without your glasses, unfortunately lost in the crash, you have vision problems (Perception -2). Your mostly sedentary life as a writer makes physical activity difficult for you (Constitution -2 , Strength -1, Willpower -1). You start with a flintlock pistol you carry around for 'realism' and 600 gold.}

    {1097}{Former Prostitute

    You used to make your living on your back, but you final put aside enough money to start a new life in a new place. Your old Madam gave you Madam Lil's address in Tarant, in case you fall on hard times but you're determined never to go back to that life. Since your looks and charm were your trade you have a increase in beauty (+2), charisma (+1) and persuasion (+2). You spent more time in front of a mirror then with a book you suffer a penalty in intellect (-2). You also suffer a penalty in strength (-3), willpower (-1) and in weapon use (Melee -1 dodge -1). One of the half-orge bodyguards at the brothel took a shine to you and taught so you have a bonus in backstab (+1). Due to him you are very fond of half-orges. You start with the fine steel dagger your bodyguard friend gave you and 400 gold.}

    {1098}{Fire Witch

    You are novice fire Witch (magicpts +5%), who has set out from home to seek your fortune and gain more experience. You have high resistance to fire (+20), but your tendency to accidentally set things on fire when your upset or angry makes people wary of you (reaction -20 charisma -1). Your unusual red hair makes you look quite striking (beauty +1). You start with 100 gold your teacher gave you, and a staff}

    {1099}{Sparklepire

    You are a Sparklepire. Other vampires laugh at you and joke about how you're 'de-fanged'. Your kind are dazzling beautiful (+4) but not very intelligent (-5). While people are drawn to you (reaction +5) you have the charisma of a wet bag (-6). You have increased strength (+4) and speed (+4). You tend to be a loner (maxfollowers -2). You tend to use your prowling (-1) skills for watching people sleep. }

    These backgrounds compatible with both the unofficial patch and A:WIP, and include deathangels custom backgrounds (with proper credit in the readme of course)

    Wishes: That the Dime Novelist could have a copy (or two) of one of his/her novels. This again would go into item creation, so unless I can sweet talk rroyo into making one this is also a no go.

    The sparklepire is a joke that probably only I find funny but :D

    Link to download (if the site would like to host it that be great):

    Edit: New link, fixes the flaw that keeps half the stats for Amazon Princess from working. No idea how I missed that.
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GSFR44H0
     
  2. rroyo

    rroyo Active Member

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    Posted here too, huh?

    Oh well... :thumbup:
     
  3. Kijikun

    Kijikun New Member

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    I was under the impression that this was the more proper place to announce finished mods. *Face palms* Opps?

    Glad you like them though. :)
     
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    Xiao_Caity New Member

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    Nice bgnds, very useful...
    Oh! By the way, Xiao could u give me a lov potion
    ehehehe
     
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    Nice bgnds, very useful...
    Oh! By the way, Xiao could u give me a lov potion
    ehehehe
     
  8. Philes

    Philes Well-Known Member

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    That last post was such a work of art that I'm glad it was posted twice.

    I mean, nobody is that stupid really, right? It must have been sarcastic representation of the typical idiot forum poster.

    More on topic: A few of those are great backgrounds! I especially like the Dime Novelist one. However, some of them are a bit overpowered, I think. The key to a good background is the balance between pros and cons.
     
  9. Xiao_Caity

    Xiao_Caity New Member

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    Stand back, people, I'm about to try out Megid on this little tard.

    Listen, bitch, ask me for a love potion again and I'll find a way to see that you can never pass on your deficient genes to the next generation, preferably involving a rusty scalpel, a drill, and your balls!
     
  10. papa_dog_1999

    papa_dog_1999 Well-Known Member

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    I vote for sealing of reproductive pathway using a combination of fine gauge nonabsorbable sutures and Dermabond.
    Thus obstructing reproductive fluid egress.
    This should lead to eventual rupture,
    infection,
    sepsis
    and ending in a most unpleasant death.
    :D
     
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    Xiao_Caity New Member

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    Very creative. Quite visceral, too, but it does require a certain amount of patience on my part. I do not do patient.
     
  12. Deathsangel

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    Hello Kijkun,

    I first would congratulate you on your mod.
    I took the liberaty to break my lurking to post a few short messages.
    I don't know if you've updated your file somewhere else, but for the one I download via your link I want to say the following things:

    I. Some of your coding seemed off.
    - Main one I noticed was that to increase magic points you do so by coding a number say +1, not by percent. See for instance the vanilla 'Elvenblood'

    II. It would have been nice to ask for permission to add the custom backgrounds I made. I would have said yes anyway, so no biggie in principal (otherwise horrible for people unfamiliar with the coding to add them together), but still it would have been nice.

    III. You do not credit me at all in the read-me. I do not know if that is the joke you wish to make with 'proper credit' or just an oversight, but it would be nice to have added it.

    IV. I am now releasing a third version of my pack, so you may want to add your backgrounds to that version if you want to keep it all together in one mod; provided you do indeed give me the proper credit.
     
  13. Kijikun

    Kijikun New Member

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    I do credit you in the readme:

    "Custom Backgrounds for Arcanum by Kijikun
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    This add 7 new backgrounds to the original background and deathangles 16 custom backgrounds."

    I'm sorry if you find the backgrounds over powered, I mostly made this mod for my own enjoyment. I have no plans to fix them, and really am only back at the forums today about of curiosity of how A:Wip was going.

    I did try to contact you, and when I could not I followed the same format I saw other custom backgrounds use, crediting you and including them since your background mods are very popular. I'm sorry if this offended you, but I dislike the accusation that you were not credited.
     
  14. Xiao_Caity

    Xiao_Caity New Member

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    Please go and read the FAQ while my blind rage is still blind. It's stickied across the forum for a REASON.
     
  15. Kijikun

    Kijikun New Member

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    I'm not sure what I've done wrong. No one mentioned anything when I originally posted this. I gave credit in the readme.

    Look, I only came back to the forum to check on the progress of A: WIP. I'm not modding anymore, I don't even have my files from the background. I'll edit out the link if its a problem. I'm sorry if I've done something wrong, but I did give him credit in the readme, no one said a thing when I original posted it almost a year ago, and I was not in any way trying to claim his work as my own.

    Again, I'm sorry that I seem to have broken some rule without realizing it.
     
  16. Xiao_Caity

    Xiao_Caity New Member

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    I was referring to the fact that you did a gravedig, actually. Check the DATES before you post, please. Now, normally we're a lot more lenient in this section of the forum, but six months is still a bit much.
     
  17. Muro

    Muro Well-Known Member

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    I understand hating those gravediggers who post something completely worthless that absolutely no one cares about, but what's wrong with posts like Kijikun's?

    Even thought the thread was long dead, we shouldn't forget that it was in the middle of the first page and - most importantly - that Kijikun is the author of this thread after all. It would be normal to wish to discuss all matters connected with this background pack of her nowhere else but here.

    She said that she did try to contact Deathsangel yet there was no response, which means PMing would be pointless. One of the remaining options was starting a new thread in which she would include a link to this one, all that effort in order to write just that response to Deathsangel, while the second - simply responding here. I fail to realize how choosing the first would fall under using common sense.
     
  18. Xz

    Xz Monkey Admin Staff Member

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    This.


    Kijikun: Don't mind Xiao, she's just deprived of her porn.
     
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