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by skalvar
Sat Dec 18, 2004 5:03 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Narrative combat?
Replies: 10
Views: 3035

I am not allowed to talk about anything in Free Companies until copies of it reach the players' hands. RE: Pirate Isles If none of our Conan scholars speak up before next Tuesday (my next scheduled visit to these boards) I will describe it to you. Really, though, I'd rather one of them do the honors...
by skalvar
Sat Dec 18, 2004 3:38 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Babylon 5 Zocalo Questions Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 9087

However, at a glance, the shopping rules look cool :) Certainly not something to introduce every single time someone wants to visit a store, but I can see myself trying to come up with a "treasure hunt" type scenario where characters have limited time and resources to get everything on a shopping l...
by skalvar
Sat Dec 18, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Narrative combat?
Replies: 10
Views: 3035

Hey guys. Don't make me bore you with an explaination of the system by the writer. :-) I know at least two of you have a fine theoritical understanding of it.

Shannon
by skalvar
Fri Dec 17, 2004 5:19 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Babylon 5 Zocalo Questions Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 9087

I will continue to monitor this thread (as well as the boards in general) if anyone needs clarifications or help. :-)

Frankly I am a bit suprised no one has anything to say about the shopping games. Oh well. Must have written them in a lucid moment.

Shannon
by skalvar
Mon Dec 06, 2004 6:02 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: The First Ones sourcebook?
Replies: 6
Views: 2417

Oh, you'd be suprised what you could slip into a book about the First Ones.

Shannon
by skalvar
Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:28 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Machine Intelligences
Replies: 11
Views: 4361

That was probably the sanest possible response from prolonged exposure to an interactive AI. There's a fairly famous animation problem: the closer something gets to human (or in this case sentient) behaviour the more we notice its flaws. An animated skeleton that moves with 80% fidelity "looks" much...
by skalvar
Mon Nov 22, 2004 10:30 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: The Psi Corps
Replies: 89
Views: 28980

Flipping through the book, Action Block has no listed range. I can't find my copy of No Surrender, No Retreat - use the range there if it's listed; otherwise, it's the same as Deep Scan. I just checked the book and the source file. Looks like it got though six layers of checks (or seven, depending ...
by skalvar
Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:59 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Anyone using other systems with Conan?
Replies: 65
Views: 20512

Yes.
by skalvar
Wed Nov 10, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Babylon 5 Zocalo Questions Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 9087

No touch attack intended, since it does no damage. The description isn't entirely clear and the illustration doesn't help but these are the Drazi we are talking about. The glove does damage to the user and leaves a bloody handprint on the target. It's not a weapon, just a way of scaring the *bleep* ...
by skalvar
Sun Nov 07, 2004 2:49 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Babylon 5 Zocalo Questions Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 9087

B_Steele; The Breaker is more of a tool than a weapon but I suppose someone could use it to deliver contact poisons. It sounds like the sketch artist went one way while I went another. Hardly uncommon in any industry. :-) Either idea works. If you wanted to go with the artists more lethal variation ...
by skalvar
Sat Nov 06, 2004 3:11 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Babylon 5 Zocalo Questions Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 9087

Weapons by Race: Sorted

Abbai Water Blade Wave Projector Brakiri Comet Grenade Comet Bringer Centauri Illusion Grenade Neck Ribbon Palm Needle-thrower Nobles's Broach Diplomats Broach Dancer's Swords Drazi Ann Shenn Jedui Kuf Gaim Gaim Hold-out Gaim Blast Caster Gaim Blast Rifle Human Incendinary Grenade Napalm Grenade Ar...
by skalvar
Thu Nov 04, 2004 3:45 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Babylon 5 Zocalo Questions Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 9087

Babylon 5 Zocalo Questions Thread

Hello Everyone!

If you have any questions about The Zocalo, its markets or the various things you can buy please post them to this thread.

If there are NO questions or problems thank the editor, not me. :-)

Shannon
Status: WoFing between changing diapers/deciphering 'coo-la-lu-gu'
by skalvar
Sun Oct 31, 2004 4:13 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: B5 telepathy and targeting beyond close range
Replies: 39
Views: 9831

There's some great stuff in Psi Corps. The problem with telepathic range is that it seems to vary (and vary quite a lot) depending on: Training Personality Specific talent Familarity with your target and/or his mental pattern The P level of your target Your P level Psychic communication/manipulation...
by skalvar
Sun Oct 31, 2004 1:18 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: No Surrender, No Retreat - Release Date?
Replies: 64
Views: 20472

(edited because my personal problems have no place on these boards) You have the design process backwards. I designed Lyta first (as she will appear in Wheel of Fire) then engineered a PrC with some of her abilities so players could have a character become like her without having to build a unique t...
by skalvar
Fri Oct 29, 2004 6:53 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Other spells
Replies: 18
Views: 5396

I would strongly recommend against it. If you want your scholars to throw flames around let them use alchemy. That's what its for, in a mechanical and storytelling sense. In the Hyborian Age sorcery is VILE. It is the invocation of pure evil and soul-drinking hunger from the Outer Darkness to twist ...
by skalvar
Sun Oct 17, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: No Surrender, No Retreat - Release Date?
Replies: 64
Views: 20472

Er...Guest?

You do know that I WROTE both NSNR and WoF right? I also planned out Lyta's eventual stats when I started working on NSNR almost a year ago...

Shannon
Current Status: Fixing WoF things
by skalvar
Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:52 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Minor errors in Previews
Replies: 18
Views: 4302

Hey folks, play nice! You can bash my writing all you like (especially in early drafts) but lets call a ceasefire on the whole Role vs. Roll player thing. We, as an industry, have failed our customers for the last thirty years by producing interesting worlds with dead dull games/mechanics behind the...
by skalvar
Tue Oct 12, 2004 2:46 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: No Surrender, No Retreat - Release Date?
Replies: 64
Views: 20472

ummmmm....ok.... I guess I picked up the wrong book then... I must be on a Parallel plane of existance...this is getting damned irratating... Not a parallel plane, but you are engaged in a common problem in RPGs: trying to use existing rules to model abilities/personalities who, by definition, exis...
by skalvar
Fri Oct 01, 2004 4:39 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Narrative Ground Combat?
Replies: 8
Views: 2737

Re: Narrative Ground Combat?

Has anyone had a stab at converting the narrative combat rules in Pirate Isles to something that can be used on land? Or I am going to have to do that myself, when I get around to it? Oh...you could do that. I can think of five possible designs (two for heroic battle, two for command level battle a...
by skalvar
Fri Oct 01, 2004 2:15 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: We are sailing...
Replies: 12
Views: 3338

My liege, I believe that Mayhem is specifically looking for ways in which each PC can assist in the pursuit of an enemy vessel. Barbarians: Ranged Attacks or Spot checks to extend the range the prey vessel needs to escape. Nomad: Ranged Attacks when within two closing units. Target the captain or t...