Steve Jackson Games - Site Navigation
Home General Info Follow Us Search Illuminator Store Forums What's New Other Games Ogre GURPS Munchkin Our Games: Home

Go Back   Steve Jackson Games Forums > Roleplaying > GURPS

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-12-2016, 04:43 AM   #11
JoelSammallahti
 
JoelSammallahti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Default Re: My Blog -- The Phantom's Belch

Very nice! Gurpsday is friday morning for me, and I sure enjoyed your post.
JoelSammallahti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 07:24 AM   #12
Phantasm
 
Phantasm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: On the road again...
Default Re: My Blog -- The Phantom's Belch

And this week, I decided to showcase a character of mine, my Star Wars: The Old Republic Smuggler/Gunslinger, Neha. Alter the tech level requirements, and she probably wouldn't be out of place on Mal's crew on Serenity.
__________________
"But mom, I don't wanna go back in the dungeon!"

The GURPS Marvel Universe Reboot Project and its not-a-wiki-really web adaptation.
Ranoc, a Muskets-and-Magery Renaissance Fantasy Setting
Phantasm is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 07:53 AM   #13
Kalzazz
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Default Re: My Blog -- The Phantom's Belch

600 points doesn't seem outlandish for an MMO character I'd expect to process mobs like Tyson processes chickens

Though - On the Edge, 12 HP and no armor seems a quick route to a painful demise

I played a gunslinger with On the Edge once. In 3e. 95% of fights were over for me in two combat rounds, as either I was dead/unconscious by then or all the enemies were, and I wore armor

I spent so much time dead in that campaign that I wound up with at least two spare characters (one for use while main character was dead, and the second for when both the above were dead)

Last edited by Kalzazz; 08-17-2016 at 08:02 AM.
Kalzazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 08:10 AM   #14
Phantasm
 
Phantasm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: On the road again...
Default Re: My Blog -- The Phantom's Belch

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kalzazz View Post
600 points doesn't seem outlandish for an MMO character I'd expect to process mobs like Tyson processes chickens

Though - On the Edge, 12 HP and no armor seems a quick route to a painful demise

I played a gunslinger with On the Edge once. In 3e. 95% of fights were over for me in two combat rounds, as either I was dead/unconscious by then or all the enemies were, and I wore armor

I spent so much time dead in that campaign that I wound up with at least two spare characters (one for use while main character was dead, and the second for when both the above were dead)
Note though that "On the Edge" does not mean "must sacrifice defense"; it's not Berserk. Her Dodge score is quite high, as is her Area Defense blaster-parry score. It just means you don't back out of the fight before it starts, or flee the scene when the Imperial star destroyer starts launching waves of their unshielded fighters.

And while I don't have armor listed, the SWTOR gunslinger (and sniper) have portable force shields they crouch behind (just didn't stat or account for that), and with her Flimsy Cover perk she can take cover behind practically anything and essentially not get hit.
__________________
"But mom, I don't wanna go back in the dungeon!"

The GURPS Marvel Universe Reboot Project and its not-a-wiki-really web adaptation.
Ranoc, a Muskets-and-Magery Renaissance Fantasy Setting
Phantasm is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 08:15 AM   #15
Kalzazz
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Default Re: My Blog -- The Phantom's Belch

On the Edge says unless you make the self control roll, you must take an all out attack or something equally hazardous to well being
Kalzazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 08:26 AM   #16
Phantasm
 
Phantasm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: On the road again...
Default Re: My Blog -- The Phantom's Belch

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kalzazz View Post
On the Edge says unless you make the self control roll, you must take an all out attack or something equally hazardous to well being
*checks* huh, so it does. Well, that's where AOA (Suppressive Fire) can come in handly. ;)

Besides, that kinda fits the way I game on the MMO . . . .

Edit: And On the Edge (12) is a better than 60% chance of successfully resisting, even if by the RAW you need to resist every round.....
__________________
"But mom, I don't wanna go back in the dungeon!"

The GURPS Marvel Universe Reboot Project and its not-a-wiki-really web adaptation.
Ranoc, a Muskets-and-Magery Renaissance Fantasy Setting

Last edited by Phantasm; 08-17-2016 at 08:45 AM.
Phantasm is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 08:31 AM   #17
Emerald Cat
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Default Re: My Blog -- The Phantom's Belch

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phantasm View Post
Besides, that kinda fits the way I game on the MMO . . . .
To be fair, On the Edge is a lot less suicidal in an MMO since they don't usually feature permadeath.
Emerald Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2016, 01:56 PM   #18
Phantasm
 
Phantasm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: On the road again...
Default Re: My Blog -- The Phantom's Belch

New post today, indulging my Old West interests with Wagons, Ho!, a look at the Oregon Trail in the frame of an adaptation of the historical novel series Wagons West. ("Historical" as in written about a particular time period, not written by someone during that time frame.) Planned posts for some characters from the novel series.
__________________
"But mom, I don't wanna go back in the dungeon!"

The GURPS Marvel Universe Reboot Project and its not-a-wiki-really web adaptation.
Ranoc, a Muskets-and-Magery Renaissance Fantasy Setting
Phantasm is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2016, 02:27 PM   #19
The_Ryujin
 
The_Ryujin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Default Re: My Blog -- The Phantom's Belch

Whoa, can't believe I missed that you made a blog!

Welcome to the club man!
__________________
"Conspiracy theorist": Because people who show the evidence known lairs *GASP!* are lying must be crazy >.>

Guess I should hawk by blog here: http://gurb3d6.blogspot.com/
The_Ryujin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2016, 02:36 PM   #20
Phantasm
 
Phantasm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: On the road again...
Default Re: My Blog -- The Phantom's Belch

Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Ryujin View Post
Whoa, can't believe I missed that you made a blog!

Welcome to the club man!
It's okay. As you can see, I'm not that prolific a blogger.
__________________
"But mom, I don't wanna go back in the dungeon!"

The GURPS Marvel Universe Reboot Project and its not-a-wiki-really web adaptation.
Ranoc, a Muskets-and-Magery Renaissance Fantasy Setting
Phantasm is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
blog, blogs

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Fnords are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.