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by frobisher
Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Telepathy save DCs too high?
Replies: 54
Views: 17914

I'd introduce the new stat of Willpower pretty much (at a push I'd eliminate Wisdom...). Obviously you'd need to add that stat in plus all its dependent skills, which is a lot of work for potentially little reward. At the moment, Charisma is the best fit there is within d20/OGL. Intelligence might b...
by frobisher
Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:41 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Something like AVP, but not exactly.
Replies: 10
Views: 3881

From the licenses that Mongoose have, Starship Troopers is the obvious one to develop into a game like this, going with fighting the bugs in their tunnels :) Given that Mongoose are off to do nice pre-printed plastic miniatures anyway, the only thing they'd need to develop as well would be some geom...
by frobisher
Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Telepathy save DCs too high?
Replies: 54
Views: 17914

Wisdom as a stat makes very little sense to me outside a fantasy setting, but it scurries on in with the d20 rules :( Unfortunately, it's too bound up in the skill descriptions to extract properly and replace with Willpower (it's certainly not Willpower as it's used for "intuitive" skills. I can see...
by frobisher
Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:38 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: JMS's current imput
Replies: 1
Views: 1393

I don't think jms ever reviewed Mongoose's products. WB would need to though for the licensing requirements as the copyright holder.
by frobisher
Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Telepathy save DCs too high?
Replies: 54
Views: 17914

You're a sick man Bryan :)

That's a Helipcopter (ROFL ROFL ROFL etc...).
by frobisher
Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Telepathy save DCs too high?
Replies: 54
Views: 17914

Re: T Paths are by nature superior...

Groan... Though that could be another one for the hits from Babylon 5. A few years back (7 or 8...) the Edinburgh Alliance did a CD of song covers with a B5 theme... Most memorable was... ARMY OF LIGHT Lyric by Paul Presley (prezzer@cix.compulink.co.uk); additional lyrics by Cad Delworth (caddelwort...
by frobisher
Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Telepathy save DCs too high?
Replies: 54
Views: 17914

Re: T Paths are by nature superior...

But back to the good lookin chic telepath, Lyta. Well that is not quite true is it. She could have easily dominted the good Captain if she truly wanted to. Remember in the last episode when she looked at the light in her cell and without even trying smashed it. Naa she was capable of killing if she...
by frobisher
Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: 2nd Ed. Starships and the rest
Replies: 6
Views: 2220

The simple solution is to run with 1st edition Star Ship combat rules if you like them (maybe lifting elements from 2nd edition). To my mind, the 2nd edition rules aren't tactical enough, too un-wargamey (YMMV) and are more abstract. Some people like that, but I suspect by what you've written, you'd...
by frobisher
Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Telepathy save DCs too high?
Replies: 54
Views: 17914

Re: T Paths are by nature superior...

In re to telepaths being unbalanced remember what happened to one Vorlon enhanced Chick when she tried to take on all the security on Bab 5 at once in the final season. Sure she could rip a Psy Cop appart BUT one PPG applied to her head from behind made her back down pretty quick. By someone she co...
by frobisher
Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: B5 land war game FOW
Replies: 7
Views: 3748

Or alternatively just republish the GROPOS rules, properly errata'd if rules production is the issue.
by frobisher
Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Telepathy save DCs too high?
Replies: 54
Views: 17914

James McMurray wrote:Source? Is there a book that details the Centauri telepath guild?
There's some material in the Centauri Fact Book (which is 1st edition so tread carefully) but it isn't as fully fleshed out as Psi Corps. You can mostly wing it though using Psi Corps as a model.
by frobisher
Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Babylon 5 the Lost Tales
Replies: 12
Views: 3709

Chernobyl wrote:I'd like to see a story involving the origins of Marcus Cole, he was always my favorite character.
I'd second that (though it could be quite effects heavy given the snippet we got in the last script book...).

The big problem may be that Jason Carter is starting to look quite a bit older now :(
by frobisher
Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Telepathy save DCs too high?
Replies: 54
Views: 17914

As stated earlier, the telepath is a centauri, and hence not a member of Psi Corps, nor is he under the jurisdiction of Earth to undergo any of their annual analysis (if they even know he's a teep, which we haven't decided yet). Each of the races manages their telepaths in similar manners though - ...
by frobisher
Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:36 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Telepathy save DCs too high?
Replies: 54
Views: 17914

I will clear up one misconception: 1st level characters aren't invulnerable; they shouldn't be walking in front of buses, and they shouldn't be annoying powerful telepaths. I was talking about the NPCs needing to roll 16s or higher. No misconception dude, just going by what you said... It just seem...
by frobisher
Sun Nov 12, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Telepathy save DCs too high?
Replies: 54
Views: 17914

frobisher: Ummm... No. He's a P10 ( 5 + P10 + 1 level + 5 charisma). In other words, he's got +2 higher than what I'd expect because he rolled really well. He does have a 20 charisma by being a Centauri. Well that's okay, he "rolled" well :roll: You're still talking an extreme case there... But it'...
by frobisher
Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:52 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Telepathy save DCs too high?
Replies: 54
Views: 17914

That's an entirely different discussion, and I'd prefer to keep this thread focused on what (if anything) to do to keep telepaths balanced. If you think the answer is "screw balance" then start another thread for that topic please. Erm, you're going on about balance and yet you've got a campaign wi...
by frobisher
Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:47 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Telepathy save DCs too high?
Replies: 54
Views: 17914

What's balance got to do with roleplaying?

Seriously, I never got this d20 obsession with "balance", then to me, the setting is always more important than the rules.
by frobisher
Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Grow your own Shadows
Replies: 29
Views: 5644

andrewgpaul wrote:but the idea that a little baby Shadow destroyer can grow up to be a great big dreadnought if it eats all its greens is, to me, stupid.
Erm, no that wasn't what SNJ was suggesting - it was different grades of the same ship.
by frobisher
Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Babylon 5 the Lost Tales
Replies: 12
Views: 3709

A Sinclair/Valen one would be great (somewhat torpedoes by the lack of Zath'ras after Tim Choate's death :( )
by frobisher
Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Grow your own Shadows
Replies: 29
Views: 5644

Very nice idea :) Now if Mongoose would release some of the FA scale Shadows, that would give you a chance to have the the "younger" versions of the miniatures, and if they re-release the full scale Shadow Fighter, you've maybe got a progression for the fighters as well to frigates..? Though if they...