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by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Firing into a Crowd
Replies: 10
Views: 2344

Re: Firing into a Crowd

But that is the point! In this example, one always chooses the "choose location" combat maneuver, when hits. So there is no way to hit the covered location, unless one is really careless. There was quite a long discussion on this some while back - my personal preference is to make Choose Location a...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Large spear questions
Replies: 24
Views: 5025

Re: Large spear questions

As I understand, having a larger weapon is good, because (2 times) smaller weapons cannot avoid damage when parrying. But is it another way around also? How would a fighter with large spear parry a close attack when somebody attacks him with a dagger? Will he be able to parry normally? No - Look at...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Spirit Combat Thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 2540

Re: Spirit Combat Thoughts

Number 4 for me too. Ditto. My understanding of the intention of the MRQII/Legend spirit combat is that, in the situation described in the first post, the defender's spirit would literally be forced into the spirit realm by the hostile spirit. In those circumstances, I don't see how he could do any...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Spirit Combat Thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 2540

Re: Spirit Combat Thoughts

Number 4 for me too. Ditto. My understanding of the intention of the MRQII/Legend spirit combat is that, in the situation described in the first post, the defender's spirit would literally be forced into the spirit realm by the hostile spirit. In those circumstances, I don't see how he could do any...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: The Spider God's Bride - In Print!
Replies: 17
Views: 3758

Re: The Spider God's Bride - In Print!

Just wanted to post a quick word of praise for the Mongoose staff - I put in an online order for Spider God's Bride on Thursday and it arrived on Friday!!

And it's a cracking book ...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Chargen Concession for Magicians and/or Courtiers
Replies: 15
Views: 1719

Re: Chargen Concession for Magicians and/or Courtiers

Another possibility I've used in the past is to let each player roll up stats for, say, four or five characters each and then choose which one they want to keep. Of course, being terribly old fashioned, I'm also tempted to say: don't come with a set view to playing a particular concept - develop one...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Trait Name Suggestion
Replies: 13
Views: 1558

Re: Trait Name Suggestion

Reflected wound?
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Legend Combat question
Replies: 22
Views: 2728

Re: Legend Combat question

But, I would hate to want to play a spellcaster and end up with characteristics more fitting a melee-based warrior. One thing I would do, if I ever ran an RQ game, and have convinced a new GM to try, is to allow some flexibility in character creation by using the "Random Roll, Assign" method. You c...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Free Skill Points, Magic, and You!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2066

Re: Free Skill Points, Magic, and You!!

Redcrow wrote:I agree with DamonJynx and that is how I've always handled it in my game.
+1
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Ancient Stones. Setting for Legend RPG
Replies: 33
Views: 7812

Re: Ancient Stones. Setting for Legend RPG

Thanks Loz, I have never read any of his stuff, so I am very interested in it. Sorry if the post came across a bit snarky, I was just having some fun. I could care less what Amazon rates the book, I have found their reviews to be a very mixed bag. There are some that got low reviews that I LOVED an...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Saurians and Serpent People - Our Favourite Poikilotherms
Replies: 27
Views: 3754

Re: Saurians and Serpent People - Our Favourite Poikilotherm

Great work on reptilians, have to compare with mine when I get home. Also, on the kobold bit, it was only with D&D 3.0+ that kobolds became draconian in nature. 2nd ed. and earlier they are smaller dog-like cousins of gnolls IIRC. In the fist AD&D (1977) kobolds were reptilians as well. source: en....
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Saurians and Serpent People - Our Favourite Poikilotherms
Replies: 27
Views: 3754

Re: Saurians and Serpent People - Our Favourite Poikilotherm

Would you like to know more? :D Reptilians in Legend, by Alex Greene, First Draft, on 4shared Same document, first draft, posted to BRP Central Have fun playing with your serpents. Just give me feedback where possible. Corrections sent to me by PM only. As with my other work, Potion Creation In Leg...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: [Houserule Discussion]Making 1h Styles Better?
Replies: 30
Views: 3147

Re: [Houserule Discussion]Making 1h Styles Better?

So now I could use some help deciding between these two: 1. Price "Sword" Cheaper (double the points for the same cost) since its effectively half a combat style, so the people who train in it are better with swords than the guys who split their focus. Bonuses: Only tampers with how 1h styles work,...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: [Houserule Discussion]Making 1h Styles Better?
Replies: 30
Views: 3147

Re: [Houserule Discussion]Making 1h Styles Better?

My two coppers: 1. Fighting with a a one-handed weapon and shield should be mechanically superior to fighting with the weapon alone. Historically, at least throughout the ancient and medieval periods, you will find very few examples of warriors using a one-handed weapon without a shield - at least i...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Ranged Attacks vs. Cover
Replies: 60
Views: 4103

Re: Ranged Attacks vs. Cover

A scarecrow with half it's body covered is a significantly harder target to hit than a scarecrow without it. But is it? I sort of agree that it seems like it should be. But should a man-sized scarecrow with its legs covered be harder to shoot than, say, a goblin in the open? Under the RAW, SIZ pena...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Different New "of Legend" Settings
Replies: 60
Views: 5766

Re: Different New "of Legend" Settings

Personally, I'm not too sure of the need for a "generic" fantasy setting - I'd rather see adventures than assume a generic setting (with references to the Sun God the Grain Goddess etc. rather than named deities) that can be easily dropped into homebrews. On the settings front, I'd prefer to see Mon...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Ranged Attacks vs. Cover
Replies: 60
Views: 4103

Re: Ranged Attacks vs. Cover

While I have no real experience with any missile weapon, I think Dan is right that the SIZ of the visible target is more important than the percentage of cover - a man behind 50% cover should still be easier to hit than a hobbit behind 50% cover.
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Legend Preview/RQII Changes
Replies: 48
Views: 4282

Re: Legend Preview/RQII Changes

Having mulled the changes over a bit - is anyone else a little bothered by making charge sprint use all but one CAs in a round? It means that anyone with magical enhancements giving them extra CAs completely loses that benefit if they choose the charge option - which doesn't feel right to me.
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Grimiores and Spells
Replies: 12
Views: 1278

Re: Grimiores and Spells

A couple of posters did, some while back, post examples of grimoires they were using. Despite searching, I can't find the posts on the boards any more, but I did copy the details at the time. I hope they don't mind me repeating them here. First, from "Gaming Glen": Here are the generic Sorcery grimo...
by HalfOrc HalfBiscuit
Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Attacking with long weapons at close range
Replies: 23
Views: 2183

Re: Attacking with long weapons at close range

You are right, Orc-biscuit hybrid person. Using the Evade skill to try and 'dodge' an attack prevents you from attacking on your next SR but using the Evade skill for other purposes (such as closing) doesn't have any such effect. With the caveat that this is true for RQII but until the Legend ruleb...