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Started by buzz, April 18, 2006, 02:26:09 PM
QuoteShe's a "magic rich-chick with her mysterious family gone missing - Storn, you're slacking. This is pure no-beef cliche right down to its toes. All right, I'll put that aside for later evisceration and check out the Disadvantages.
QuoteThe Council of Mages, ah geez, whatta pain ... if they're such a big deal, why don't they solve the world's problems instead of Bianca? Fucking no-account pompous Jedi Council, that's why. Erase! Beef up the Donatello family instead. That serves the story role of "Council of Mages" ten times better
QuoteGrab that wonderful demon snitch and rack him up to 25 points worth of Disadvantage, pronto.
QuoteThe Black Paladin bites - gotta be transformed into a character whose POV toward Bianca makes arguable sense, which means think, think.
QuoteThe Rival, Strange Destiny, and Boyfriend all left up to me?? What? No way!! This is like serving up a stuffed pizza and telling me I have to stuff it.
Quote12d6 is the effectiveness cutoff they simply must reach in offense, defense, movement, and "other" or else they cannot imagine playing
Quotewah! A Killing Attack, snuck in right under the radar of the parameter "no killing attacks." Big black sharpie slash, outta there. And then there's that END reserve, which is one of those 4th edition rules that can bite me. Why so much effort was expended in that edition to make sure that characters would never be limited by END, I'll never know. If you're going to go to all that trouble to make END ineffective
Quotemagical in the fantasy-fic sense rather than the cosmic-cool Dr. Strange sense. She has no unique style in the visual sense, nor any passion-driven combination of outlooks that make her do stuff, rather than just react. Goddam Mercedes Lackey character, all over.
QuoteYou're the GM. I'm giving you HUGE openings. Take advantage of them in terms of driving story (I'm being silly).... okay, okay.. again, pre-exp disconnect. This is something that I've GM'd before in OUR group to great success. It is something that RDU Neil loves... that free floating generic idea that might tie together with something in the GM's mind that the Player doesn't know of yet. It is a Punt (as opposed to a Kicker)... a cooperative Kick.
QuoteWhoa, whoa. First, Storn, this isn't a debate.
QuoteSee, my view utilizes the extremely negative interpretation of the term Punt, meaning, "I can't be bothered so I'll give it to you to do for me." This is not an indictment of Storn's other group. It is, however, an indictment of using that tactic to play in the fashion I'm trying to explain to you. (Storn, you're with me on that, right? Don't be testy.)
QuoteBeacon would be positioned in terms of ethical choices, which it would then be my responsibility as GM to include and hammer hard during play itself. Right now, I'd have to invent them as well as include them and hammer them ... and hey, just on the off-chance, let's say whatever I invented wasn't to Storn's interest at all. Flat empty rubber ball hits the floor.
Quote from: Ron Edwards on May 06, 2006, 06:10:35 PMHis Psych disads need beef. If he's such a boy scout, why can't he suck it up and work for the government, killing their enemies?
Quote from: Ron Edwards on May 06, 2006, 06:10:35 PMFirst, drop VIPER and gratuitous empty-point-bags like Teleios...
Quote from: Ron Edwards on May 06, 2006, 06:10:35 PMThe Psych disads are the real place to work on him, though. This guy needs some rage, some righteous power. He wants to "do some good?" Well freakin' define that in a specific, goal-directed way and point him in that direction with 20 points.
Quote from: Ron Edwards on May 08, 2006, 07:10:50 PMBuzz, what are your thoughts at this point?
QuoteI wonder how the heck you turn "do some good" into a Psych Lim that's a meaningful source of points. I mean, is having a personality a Disad?
Quote2. The distinction between Duo and Group boggles me.
Quote from: Ron Edwards on May 12, 2006, 09:22:52 AMHave my points addressed your question? Are there gaps in my explanations where they don't seem to make sense?