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Forum: The Fantasy Trip 07-06-2018, 03:16 PM
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Posted By Rick_Smith
Armor Talents.

Hi Steve,
I've had some players asking for 'armour' talents for a while. I resisted for two reasons. Learning how to wear armour seems trivial. A week or two to get comfortable, rather than...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-27-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Re: Experience Points

Hi Skarg, everyone.
Re: Transferring Attributes. I think that this should be very expensive, say lose an attribute for no experience point refund, and then buy a new attribute at full cost. My...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-27-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Re: Experience Points

Hi JLV,
On page 9 of AW it says a wish can raise your attribute, but no higher than 16. That is where the 16's come from.

Steve Jackson when describing the new experience rules said, that...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-27-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Re: Experience Points

Hi Jim,
Very good point. But playing devil's advocate I can see a couple counter arguments.

-- Sauron was a god. Sauruman was an angelic being, so I DON'T think that the attribute cap would...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-27-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Re: Experience Points

Hi Luguvalium, everyone.
I don't think that there is much point in rewriting Tollenkar until we see what the new TFT rules actually are. However, a wizard that powerful, likely has gained a few...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-25-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Re: Experience Points

Hi Zot, everyone.
The bit you quoted of mine was an argument which I thought I had put it too strongly so I revised it a bit. Anyone, please look at my revised post rather than this quote.

...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-25-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Re: Experience Points

Hi David, everyone.
(Note in this post, 'talents' means 'talents, spells and languages'.)

I somewhat agree with this. Talents start quite a bit more than attributes. But pretty soon the...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-23-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Re: Experience Points

Hi Everyone,
I was introducing a new player, Glenn Spencer, to TFT long ago at a gaming club. He wrote up a character, and started roleplaying.

He became enchanted with the joint story...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-21-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
New Talents in TFT.

Hi all, Steve.
I would suggest the following classes of talents:

1) Second level of talents for orphans. Most skills in TFT have two levels of talents. (Sword & Fencing, Naturalist &...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-18-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Re: Experience Points

That is actually a very interesting idea. I have modifiers to magic items which make them stronger or weaker than normal (with a proportional increase or decrease in a cost multiplier). I'm tempted...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-18-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Re: Experience Points

Hi Steve,
On page 28 of Advance Wizard, about 3/4 of the way down the table is the entry:

"Increase one attribute (+1).... $2,000..... Note A...... Weeks to make 3..... fST / day 75.......... ...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-18-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Re: Experience Points

Hi Steve, everyone.
I hope that the attribute adders go away. I would far prefer that the attribute adders are dumped (which is potentially 15 extra attributes), and the attribute limit from...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-16-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Levels of mage.

Hi Anthony, everyone.
Yes I totally agree. You might want to do something like:

-- Magic Potential (1), you may cast spells with great difficulty. Experience cost to buy a spell is doubled,...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-16-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Re: Experience Points

I liked runequest, (tho only played a few times long ago). I liked the ability of anyone to take a spell or two, actually. It felt very exotic. (Tho I don't mind TFT's more specialized system.)
...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-16-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Re: Talent (or advantage) needed for spell casting.

Hi JLV,
Yes, if you wanted to, a simple advantage system would be a nice addition to TFT. And the ability to user magic is certainly a useful advantage. For a long time, I let people roll on an...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-14-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Re: Talent (or advantage) needed for spell casting.

Hi Ty, everyone.
First, some corrections: the underlined section above is 3 rules, not 1. Also Wizards don't pay double for Alchemy, AND Mathematics AND Literacy.
One of my arguments earlier...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-14-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Re: Talent (or advantage) needed for spell casting.

Hi everyone, Ty.
I can see three reasons why something like this would be good:

-- If the rules specifically suggest that the GM can tune the cost of being able to use magic, then different...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-13-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Talent (or advantage) needed for spell casting.

Hi everyone, Larsdangly.
I agree, and have seen your posts on the subject before.

I'm not sure if you want it to be a talent or an advantage. There might be a lesser version of the talent...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-13-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Re: Experience Points

>> Rick wrote:
>> ... I think that there may be a lot more wizards written up under these rules...



Hi Skarg, everyone.
Here are some suggestions (note that some are mutually...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-13-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Wizards are just better.

Hi everyone, Skarg.
If you say, "I'm going to be a fighter, and only do fighter things!" then sure, you get more starting talents by starting with a hero class character.

But I know my...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-12-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Re: Experience Points

Hi Everyone, Skarg.
In the new TFT why would anyone take a fighter? Heroes pay 3:1 for spells, and Wizards pay 2:1 for talents (except a lot of useful talents are 1:1).

I was hoping that...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-12-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Re: Experience Points

Hi JLV, everyone.
Actually heroes have it worse than that. Wizards only have to pay double for talents, but a whole lot of useful talents they pay 1:1 for.

One of the things I found...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-11-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Re: Experience Points

Hi everyone, Steve.
On my first read thru, I was paying the most attention to the experience part of the post. But thinking about the staff rules...

-- It sounds like a wizard can power spells...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-11-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Re: Experience Points

Hi Steve, everyone.
I quite like the new rules above, actually.

I'm not sure that 'un-dumping the dump stat', is ideal tho. I like it when some characters have low ST and some have high...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 06-11-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,632
Posted By Rick_Smith
Re: Experience Points

Hi all, Steve.
I had not thought much about experience points. TFT used them. D&D used them. But when I saw GURPS where you just got a couple of character points per session. WOW! Less...
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