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by Ilina_Young
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Stressing out the "less useful" Skills
Replies: 8
Views: 67

Re: Stressing out the "less useful" Skills

Skills by Rating *Must Have, regardless of build Notice Fighting Shooting **Must have on at least one consistent companion Persuasion Streetwise Healing Repair Lockpicking *** Still Useful for Anyone Stealth Survival Rarely used but important when it comes up Climbing Swimming Tracking useful to Nic...
by Ilina_Young
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: List of only core Novice Rank edges?
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: List of only core Novice Rank edges?

easier to ask them what kind of role they imagine their character covering, what tasks they imagine their character being good at, what tasks they imagine their character being bad at, what personality traits their character has and pick an archetype based on that, probably swap a skill or some edges.
by Ilina_Young
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: Comparing the different M.A.R.S. packages
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: Comparing the different M.A.R.S. packages

Rifts literally gives more benefit to Non Combat Oriented Occupations than it does to Combat ones. as if Combat benefits were weighted with a greater amount of Value than Normal. but nothing Stops a Rogue Scholar from starting with combat skills or even learning them. they just don't have the starti...
by Ilina_Young
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: Comparing the different M.A.R.S. packages
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: Comparing the different M.A.R.S. packages

the Rogue Scholar is overpowered if you don't mind having to actually earn your combat gear the hard way. they can literally fill any role they please.
by Ilina_Young
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: SW Home-brew Settings & Conversions
Topic: Another Centaur > need feedback
Replies: 12
Views: 2278

Re: Another Centaur > need feedback

Time to Put this under the Sci Companion's Char Gen Rules which are the most Recent Variation i know of Size +1 (1 Point) Strength +1 die Type (2 Points) Pace 8 (1 Point) Hindrances: -1 to Agility Rolls (-2 points, horse legs are hard to turn and pivot properly) here is a simpler Centuar if you don'...
by Ilina_Young
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: SW Home-brew Settings & Conversions
Topic: Modified firearm ranges
Replies: 27
Views: 571

Re: Modified firearm ranges

the Zone System sounds pretty cool. i would allow an Agilty check to move an additional zone.
by Ilina_Young
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: LF Fantasy Adventures / Question about Ranks
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: LF Fantasy Adventures / Question about Ranks

note that some weapons have built in modifiers to damage that may encourage or deter from their use. like the katana for example.
by Ilina_Young
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: FC vs Core
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: FC vs Core

a decent use i found for elemental manipulation is pushing the air against the walls of the immediate hallway to quickly scan it for displacements or vibrations as a way to detect monsters, hazards, traps, hidden walls, secret passages and the like. essentially, by momentarily binding your conscious...
by Ilina_Young
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Thief Edge with Customization Options
Replies: 19
Views: 331

Re: Thief Edge with Customization Options

Also, to Ilina_Young's point, I think most Charisma bonuses would actually run counter to being in disguise. An attractive or charismatic person may have trouble trying to be incognito, or trying to seem like someone else. Charisma is a Lot more than how liked or how attractive you are. it is also ...
by Ilina_Young
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Let's talk about Jack-of-all-Trades
Replies: 51
Views: 762

Re: Let's talk about Jack-of-all-Trades

Easy Solution to the Jack of all Trades issue Fast Learner (Background Edge, Novice, Requires Smarts d8) you gain 5 additional skill points to spend on skills linked to smarts. in addition, when learning a new skill at d4 as an advance, you may raise another skill that is below its linked attribute.
by Ilina_Young
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Thief Edge with Customization Options
Replies: 19
Views: 331

Re: Thief Edge with Customization Options

Disguise is a Stealth check modified by the disguised character's Charisma Bluffing is a Persuasion Check Forgery is a Written Persuasion Attempt and follows all the rules for a Persuasion check. certain Document types might use Taunting or Intimidation based on the intent. Thieves Cant and Sign Lan...
by Ilina_Young
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: [SR] Creating a Character Question
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: [SR] Creating a Character Question

if you are worried about duplicate rolls. let them choose from the list on the grounds you can veto or disapprove certain choices based on the Specific tone of your game. in fact, letting them choose what they feel fits thier concept is likely to be faster. in fact, i recommend assigning equipment b...
by Ilina_Young
Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Let's talk about Jack-of-all-Trades
Replies: 51
Views: 762

Re: Let's talk about Jack-of-all-Trades

if one can have a Catch All Science Skill? what is wrong with a Catch all supernatural creature weakness identification skill or a catch all skill for academics? Depends on the setting and the mood we aim for. There are quite a few historical eras where a generic academic skill makes sense. A gener...
by Ilina_Young
Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Let's talk about Jack-of-all-Trades
Replies: 51
Views: 762

Re: Let's talk about Jack-of-all-Trades

i literally play under a GM who gave a massive amount of power to Knowledge: (Science) by literally allowing science to cover a massive variety of subjects. everything from knowledge of robotics and xenobiology to hacking terminals and mixing medicine. That is actually not a bad idea in some settin...
by Ilina_Young
Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Let's talk about Jack-of-all-Trades
Replies: 51
Views: 762

Re: Let's talk about Jack-of-all-Trades

i literally play under a GM Isn't that a bit distracting for the both of you? :wink: :lol: not literally under. i meant it as in i'm a player at the guy's Table ...who gave a massive amount of power to Knowledge: (Science) by literally allowing science to cover a massive variety of subjects. everyt...
by Ilina_Young
Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Let's talk about Jack-of-all-Trades
Replies: 51
Views: 762

Re: Let's talk about Jack-of-all-Trades

either way. Jack/Jill of All Trades should have the minimum Smarts Requirement lowered to d8. that d10 is too much investment for starting characters because it actually requires dump stats and as a novice level edge, it seems rather difficult for a novice character to actually take, let alone at ch...
by Ilina_Young
Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Let's talk about Jack-of-all-Trades
Replies: 51
Views: 762

Re: Let's talk about Jack-of-all-Trades

i literally play under a GM who gave a massive amount of power to Knowledge: (Science) by literally allowing science to cover a massive variety of subjects. everything from knowledge of robotics and xenobiology to hacking terminals and mixing medicine. having a similarly encompassing knowledge skill...
by Ilina_Young
Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Let's talk about Jack-of-all-Trades
Replies: 51
Views: 762

Re: Let's talk about Jack-of-all-Trades

We are OT, however... i was rolling against Target Numbers ranging from 6-10. but at least i was able to make a roll. Still, your GM was very permissive. That was really an easy way to permit a character with "Universal Knowledge". Also, you weren't SO lucky. If you are an hero, and you h...
by Ilina_Young
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Let's talk about Jack-of-all-Trades
Replies: 51
Views: 762

Re: Let's talk about Jack-of-all-Trades

Knowledge: (Japanese Dating Sim Games) Big LOL. This (ie. Japanese Dating Sim Games) could be a (funny) narrative justification for all the knowledge that a JoAT character could had collected! And, no, if I was your GM, I'd never let you use that single Knowledge as an uber-knowledge. :D it covered...
by Ilina_Young
Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Let's talk about Jack-of-all-Trades
Replies: 51
Views: 762

Re: Let's talk about Jack-of-all-Trades

i can agree for a Smarts d8 requirement. but if you look at it, where Jack/Jill shines is when you save a lot of skill points on the seemingly useless or situational knowledges the GM would never have you roll unless you can find a way to shoehorn that knowledge into working. i remember breaking a G...

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