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by beowuuf
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Goodbye Mongoose!
Replies: 17
Views: 5393

Re: Goodbye Mongoose!

Seconding what Black Cat and everyone else has said.

And until recently I did not appreciate that this forum went back to the days just before the first d20 RPG was released, so sad to see that much history go!
by beowuuf
Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Grand Masters adventuring with others
Replies: 3
Views: 1625

Re: Grand Masters adventuring with others

Funny you should mention this... I had an advanced Epic Knight class for the old system for the Knight of the Realm, focusing on the Knight looking to complete quests at key points for three 'trials' to become an ultimate paragon. It might be an interesting shift if the knight character is the one t...
by beowuuf
Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Another look at armour- Negative ENDURANCE
Replies: 5
Views: 2284

Re: Another look at armour- Negative ENDURANCE

It's as much an edge case as the other way, but you could put the armour on after losing 1 - 3EP, take it off again and effectively heal that EP. Unless you never gain current EP from wearing armour, in which case you'd need to heal above your previous max to gain any benefit from it, which seems od...
by beowuuf
Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Another look at armour- Negative ENDURANCE
Replies: 5
Views: 2284

Re: Another look at armour- Negative ENDURANCE

It seems easier to just say that normally you don't take armour off - epic storytelling beats realism where knights can sleep in their armour (LW never had to strip a chainmail waistcoat off to sleep each night either). I think JD had not consdiered this metagame possibility, and armour was supposed...
by beowuuf
Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Evil Character classes - which ones next?
Replies: 2
Views: 1624

Re: Evil Character classes - which ones next?

Villains for the released suppliments seems the best idea - either the Stornlands for the Stornlands, or the Darklanders (of which three classes are being or have been tested)
by beowuuf
Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: How do you handle Crafting?
Replies: 15
Views: 3876

Re: How do you handle Crafting?

Magical items are rare in Magnamund, so there is a reason they are rare. As the GM, you just need to figure out that reason yourself really. I don't think a crafting system nees to have a rule to govern it and make them artificaially rare by resource management. Personally I think for magnamund the ...
by beowuuf
Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: How do you handle Crafting?
Replies: 15
Views: 3876

Re: How do you handle Crafting?

Regarding Laumspur, I don't believe it is a magical plant, it is just a good healing agent and grows everywhere on Magnamund (though I don't think it's everf said it can grow anywhere, so not necessarily in every back garden). Also, I think thinking narratively about what it is doing is also one of ...
by beowuuf
Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: How do you handle Crafting?
Replies: 15
Views: 3876

Re: How do you handle Crafting?

Magic is supposed to be scarce, so if you are expanding that then a few thigns happen. a) every NPC will start having access to that too. b) The PCs might find that its expensive to gain items, even if they are directly involved with the infrastructure that manufactures it c) A large resource like t...
by beowuuf
Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: How do you handle Crafting?
Replies: 15
Views: 3876

Re: How do you handle Crafting?

You can handle narrative and game balance by having the forge, etc be controlled by a higher level NPC teacher. And of course if there's a forge governed by the class/race of the character, then there are demands on the PC. It's not a case of 'how much stuff can he get' it's a case of 'what does he ...
by beowuuf
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Armor as healing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1549

Re: Armor as healing?

I add the armour bonus to both. If you don't use up all the new EP before removing the armour, then you lose the balance of the EP. Otherwise, you only lose the maximum EP (and current EP) if it is above your max. Putting on and off armour to heal is a metagame weirdness that is easy to rule against...
by beowuuf
Wed May 30, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Character Traits Idea
Replies: 8
Views: 2319

Re: Character Traits Idea

The trouble with any trait having only a narrative effect is that it makes more work for the GM to arbitrate, and as you've just said a clever person can leverage it in to a strength - so getting a double bonus.
by beowuuf
Tue May 15, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Running a play-by-post game
Replies: 5
Views: 2256

Re: Running a play-by-post game

I sort of follow the game, but am busy right now in a few. Any time you guys have mentioned a need for new players I've posted reminders around the RPoL games, but sadly many people seem busy too, and basically just able to manage the games they are playing / running :(
by beowuuf
Tue May 08, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Character Traits Idea
Replies: 8
Views: 2319

Re: Character Traits Idea

I must admit I like having weaknesses in a character that mean something more than RP flavour that gets ignored (as a player), however D&D is bad for not having a positive spin on that personality/physical trait, just a punitive one. You could perhaps make the weaknesses have both a positve and nega...
by beowuuf
Sat May 05, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Character Traits Idea
Replies: 8
Views: 2319

Re: Character Traits Idea

In the D&D variant where you select weaknesses for more feats, the weaknesses were far worse numerically than the equivalent feats, because you were likely to pick weaknesses that affected areas you wouldn't use much anyway so there was not really an even trade off. The LW system has less areas to b...
by beowuuf
Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Willpower, Kai Monks, and Psychic Abilities...
Replies: 4
Views: 2193

Re: Willpower, Kai Monks, and Psychic Abilities...

There are a group of games over on RPoL that are still/did play around wil empowering Kai Disciplines through WP Culling of the Kai (ended) http://rpol.net/game.cgi?gi=42325&date=1321481800 Rebirth of the Kai (ongoing) http://rpol.net/game.cgi?gi=49005&date=1321481352 Dragon's Legacy (ongoing) http:...
by beowuuf
Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Hero Points/luck points for Lone Wolf Multiplayer...
Replies: 1
Views: 1053

Re: Hero Points/luck points for Lone Wolf Multiplayer...

Some of the RPoL games have been using Fate Points, which is basically granted for cool roleplaying, etc and spending one allows a reroll.
by beowuuf
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Lightning Hand management?
Replies: 11
Views: 2410

Re: Lightning Hand management?

I think Lone Wolf is pitched as a narrative game, so hopefully newbie GMs aren't going ot be investiging all their stock on running combat after combat. Lone Wolf itself is a mix of combats and story, and many of the big epic fights had ways to one-shot the villan (Barraka and the holy water, Kimah ...
by beowuuf
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Searching for a Kai Weapon thread
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

Re: Searching for a Kai Weapon thread

You can search with a * for weap* if you want, can only find a strike as one and weapon endurance thread, obviously weapons get mentioned a lot otherwise
by beowuuf
Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Lone Wolf 17... Is In!
Replies: 84
Views: 20316

Re: Lone Wolf 17... Is In!

The credits were you and Charlotte Law for writing it.
by beowuuf
Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Lone Wolf 17... Is In!
Replies: 84
Views: 20316

Re: Lone Wolf 17... Is In!

Yeah, I flicked to the back and saw the familiar name and an unexpected character to play! Looking forward to reading it! Who is your collaborator?