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by Freemage
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: [SR] Lyn-Srial Cyber-Knights?
Replies: 33
Views: 747

Re: [SR] Lyn-Srial Cyber-Knights?

Ok, now I have some questions... with a four armed cyber knight, by RAW you can have up to two psi blades, but how would a general grievous bird with four psi blades work? Only with permission from the GM. Probably would require a separate, unique Edge, and the blade damage would have to undergo an...
by Freemage
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: [SR] Character Sheets
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: [SR] Character Sheets

I didn't get in on the Kickstarter so I don't have the character Folio, I don't think. I don't see it for sale amongst the RIFTS items, just the free character sheet. I see it in the backer download section. If that isn't for sale, does anyone else have other options? Or, if it is for sale and I've...
by Freemage
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: [SR] Healer: Scholar vs. Cyber-Doc
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: [SR] Healer: Scholar vs. Cyber-Doc

3. The Rogue Scholar can choose from any Knowledge skills except Medicine. I'd disagree with this part. Hypothetical Scholar - genetic researcher or skilled diagnostician . Rogue Scholar, with Knowledge (Medicine) and Knowledge (Science) as the two free knowledge skills, affected by Scholar, and no...
by Freemage
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: [SR] Character Sheets
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: [SR] Character Sheets

I use the Character Folio. There is an entire page for powers. It can easily contain your powers and also their mega version. Actually, I've found that I had to break out the Powers Page from the Folio individually, in part because our Ley Line Walker set different Trappings for all 9 iterations of...
by Freemage
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Born a Hero and Powers
Replies: 9
Views: 90

Re: Born a Hero and Powers

The core setting rule doesn't allow characters to take powers above novice at creation. Is there a good reason for this? Are Seasoned/Veteran powers too powerful for a novice level character? For certain settings, yes. The level requirements are there to ensure that there's a progression of power f...
by Freemage
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: [SR] Genetic Engineer
Replies: 11
Views: 185

Re: [SR] Genetic Engineer

Hello. Looking to make a Rogue Scientist specializing in genetic engineering, and wasn't super sure what I would need for that besides the right equipment and time. The Savage Rifts book mentions Knowledge (Science) as a skill, which I figure is a good start, but given that this the setting with fo...
by Freemage
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: SW Pinnacle Original Settings & Companions
Topic: [SPC2] Super speed and fleet-footed.
Replies: 15
Views: 155

Re: [SPC2] Super speed and fleet-footed.

And keep in mind the notion of recurring villains, a staple of supers campaigns. Because recurring villains WILL learn which character is the glass cannon who needs to be dropped hard the first round of combat. And they will exploit the hell out of that knowledge.
by Freemage
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Official Answers on How the Core Rules Work
Topic: Trappings & Maintenance
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Trappings & Maintenance

If a Trapping increases the cost of a spell, does that also affect the cost of maintaining the spell?
by Freemage
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Official Answers on How the Core Rules Work
Topic: Multi-pace and Fly
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Multi-pace and Fly

So, if you have a character or creature with multiple Paces (FREX: an aguatic race with a Swim pace that is faster than their pace on dry land), which one is used as the basis for the Fly spell?
by Freemage
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Savage Arcanum: Limited Target Type
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: Savage Arcanum: Limited Target Type

ValhallaGH: I agree with all your points. I wasn't even looking at the power ranks when I made the suggestion--in order for the Blessed route to be remotely viable, it'd have to be with the powers at their original ranks, and with the power list expanded a bit more to fill a more complete function.
by Freemage
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Savage Arcanum: Limited Target Type
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: Savage Arcanum: Limited Target Type

If I can make a suggestion...this looks like a good time to steal outright from another setting. Specifically, the Blessed from Deadlands. Now, you get ALL of the spells (with the appropriate Trappings, as described above), with a single Edge, and just need to make sure your skill die is kept up to ...
by Freemage
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: Cyber Knight Armour
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Cyber Knight Armour

I know I am resurrecting this old thread here but I can't seem to find a clear answer in my reading or on the boards about Cyber-Knight armor and the the Cyber Armor interaction. The initial +2 toughness stacks with all worn armor even though it is physical armor itself? I get the sense that physic...
by Freemage
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Hey Pinnacle!
Topic: Mail Class For Shipping?
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Mail Class For Shipping?

I absolutely and wholeheartedly agree with the 'let's not interrupt the people still trying to get orders out the door for any reason that doesn't include the word "fire"' concept. And since Monday is a mail holiday, I'll actually hold off until the end of next week (the 20th) before sendi...
by Freemage
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: New to SW, and thinking of running a new game, a few questions?
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: New to SW, and thinking of running a new game, a few questions?

For a "fast furious fun freeform", opening up Trappings to an as-you-need-it format might very well work. That's pretty clever. :idea: "I cast Ice Spike! "I cast Swarm of Bees! "I cast Meteor Strike! "I cast Magma Splash! "I cast Magic Missile!" "Wow, ho...
by Freemage
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: [SR]When You Send in The Deadboys
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: [SR]When You Send in The Deadboys

But they lack the sort of perpetual awareness that modern nations have of their air-space under complete surveillance. Lone fliers (particularly quiet ones like dragons) far from population centers, or flying above the clouds, can likely pass completely unnoticed. Hmm. Why would you think so? I wou...
by Freemage
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Hey Pinnacle!
Topic: Mail Class For Shipping?
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Mail Class For Shipping?

Just a quick query--what mail class does Pinnacle use when shipping products? My order seems to be getting from Memphis to Chicago by way of arthritic pack mule, and I need to know the class of mail before contacting them to see if there's been an issue (there's a chart on their website that says wh...
by Freemage
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: New to SW, and thinking of running a new game, a few questions?
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: New to SW, and thinking of running a new game, a few questions?

Not exactly 'freeform', but the Blessed from Deadlands have a considerably more open-ended approach to casting, getting access to their entire spell-list, but roll at a penalty based on the Rank of the spell being used; they also don't spend Power Points. However, botched rolls are REALLY bad. This ...
by Freemage
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: SW Pinnacle Original Settings & Companions
Topic: Trait Bonus (SFC)
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Trait Bonus (SFC)

You have Agility, Shooting and Fighting d6. At that point, it would take four separate Advances to get to d10s in all three, assuming you spend them in the right order (Ie, Agility, Agility, Skills, Skills). But boosting Agility with Cybernetics would let you get the two skill advances one after th...
by Freemage
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: SW Pinnacle Original Settings & Companions
Topic: Trait Bonus (SFC)
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Trait Bonus (SFC)

Alright. I have a question concerning the Trait Bonus enhancement from the Cybernetics section of the Sci Fi Companion. It states that the character gets a flat +2 bonus to the relevant Trait or Attribute, but only once per Trai or Attribute. So, say for example, my character gets this enhancement ...
by Freemage
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Original Settings & Companions
Topic: [SPC2] Character Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: [SPC2] Character Advice

Clint wrote:Why not just make it the trapping for Shrinking.

When he "shrinks," he just gets out of the human-size suit. Then he just takes a Limitation on Shrink that prevents the use of any powers only in the suit.

Would that Limitation be on Shrink, or on the powers he can't use out of the suit?

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