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by GarethTheLoud
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Missing Requests
Replies: 0
Views: 6670

Missing Requests

I went to attach requests to another request (insert "yo Dawg" meme here) and could not locate a series of recent requests. I am not sure if this is PEBKAC/ID10T error or if something else happened to make the requests unavailable. I checked closed as well as open requests. Any assistance ...
by GarethTheLoud
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic (OOC)
Topic: Z-Splats New and Old
Replies: 8
Views: 10673

Re: Z-Splats New and Old

I am working on a custom Mage legacy based on the mythology of martial arts (think Wushu films with guys running on air - the old Chow Yun fat movies - yes, even Bulletproof Monk). The idea being the myths and legends portrayed in film and story are shadows of a possible truth. I was thinking Obrimo...
by GarethTheLoud
Tue May 15, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: Changes to mage rules
Replies: 7
Views: 6932

Re: Changes to mage rules

For what it is worth (probably very little), I have never heard of portable hallows.
by GarethTheLoud
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic (OOC)
Topic: House Rules Announcements
Replies: 65
Views: 53951

Re: House Rules Announcements

Just some observations from someone NOT on staff: This thread is at that point where it could be a very valuable way to make a course correction as a community, or turn into a negative experience for all of us - players and staff. Here are my observations broken out- 1) The tone of this thread is st...
by GarethTheLoud
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic (OOC)
Topic: House Rules Announcements
Replies: 65
Views: 53951

Re: House Rules Announcements

Quick recommendation of what has worked for me in the past - I have had great success using the admin feedback function. Staff has been pretty good about responding, especially if I throw in some suggested ways to help fix the problem. In general that goes better than using the forum.
by GarethTheLoud
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Beats didn't apply
Replies: 5
Views: 5707

Re: Beats didn't apply

Looks like it is probably site wide. My beat count is wonky as well.
by GarethTheLoud
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Xp/beat awards
Replies: 10
Views: 8993

Re: Xp/beat awards

I noticed my beats did not roll over either. I am still seeing beats listed as "new" and still 0Xp for the month.
by GarethTheLoud
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)
Replies: 714
Views: 475364

Re: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)

Basically you are going for indefinite/permanent duration on the spell which enhances the item. I guess for most spells, like Aegis, you still have to relinquish the spell with all that entails, or have it take up a slot. The advantage of buying it with merit dots would appear to be that someone els...
by GarethTheLoud
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)
Replies: 714
Views: 475364

Re: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)

My $.02 - I think Telekinesis was meant as the utility version of the combat spell Telekinetic Strike or the defensive spell Turn Momentum, all also Forces 3. That said, I could see a CT spell using Space (or Space and forces both maybe) that could allow you to apply what you are doing to an object ...
by GarethTheLoud
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)
Replies: 714
Views: 475364

Re: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)

If a rule says a character takes X damage if they do Y thing, is that damage reduced by armor? Example, Whirlwind Strike says "any character coming into arm’s reach takes one bashing damage." Since that is not modified by anything that increases damage, such as The Hand As Weapon, I presum...
by GarethTheLoud
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)
Replies: 714
Views: 475364

Re: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)

So, if a PC has a specialty in Athletics (or similar defense skill) and it is "dodge" or something similar - would you add the bonus die when dodging by adding it to the defense dice pool then double for dodge, or would you double for dodge and then add the specialty?
by GarethTheLoud
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)
Replies: 714
Views: 475364

Re: Rules Clarifications (Player Input required!)

Some fighting merits, such as FS: Martial Arts 3 (Whirlwind Strike) and Body As Weapon cause additional bashing damage when fighting unarmed. Lots of supernaturals grow claws that deal lethal damage. Do these merits still cause additional bashing damage, or has it been upgraded to leathal damage? I...
by GarethTheLoud
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: Taking a stab at modifying grappling (pun intended)
Replies: 15
Views: 13609

Re: Taking a stab at modifying grappling (pun intended)

switching to net instead of gross successes would lower the damage. If there was only one change to the system I could make, it would be this. That said, if I could fix both the gross/net issue and the "lose a turn" in the initiation of the grapple, then I would be much happier with the ru...
by GarethTheLoud
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: Taking a stab at modifying grappling (pun intended)
Replies: 15
Views: 13609

Re: Taking a stab at modifying grappling (pun intended)

I think you intuitively added to the rules what by way of common sense what should be included, but is not. 1) If you go first in the initiative order in round 1 and initiate a grapple, the other player does not get to act that round. The opposed grapple test happens at the higher of the two players...
by GarethTheLoud
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: New System: Chronicles of Darkness
Topic: Taking a stab at modifying grappling (pun intended)
Replies: 15
Views: 13609

Re: Taking a stab at modifying grappling (pun intended)

That is what I meant by horrible writing. The RAW says - You deal bashing damage equal to successes. The current writing says that using a weapon in grapple just adds to your number of successes - NOT adds to damage, which is where it converts to Lethal. So, still bashing. Its bad writing most likel...