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Old 02-22-2018, 01:04 PM   #21
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Can we upgrade Jellies who do this to truly evil? ;-)
. . . or at least the GMs? ;-)

(i.e. play nicely if Kromm is running your game.)
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:39 PM   #22
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Meteoric Iron can be applied to any metal weapon for +19CF. It doesn’t prohibit projectiles, so there is no reason you can’t have meteoric arrowheads.
It's even canonical with the sample scout carrying them.

My scout carries fine, silver-coated, meteoric iron bodkins, because if you need penetrate magic, you might as well be prepared for heavy DR and weird vulnerabilities.

I hate shooting them, because they're around $60 each, and I can't guarantee he'll be able to find another batch to replace them the next time he goes to Town. I'm not sure I would have fired a third one at that dragon even if the dragon hadn't set my scout on fire before I got the chance.

But the low and unreliable damage coupled with the expense of shooting them is part of the reason we fled from the flying dragon instead of engaging: 3 attacks, only one of which was likely to cause injury, was not enough to take down a HP 35 beast, and the knight, martial artist, and wizard couldn't really contribute at all. Non-meteoric bodkins and the cleric's Sunbeams would not have cut it either.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:49 PM   #23
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... it absorbs your flesh and makes a clockwork toy out of your bones and surviving equipment.
Now you have me thinking of eXistenZ.
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Can we upgrade Jellies who do this to truly evil? ;-)
Well, the absorptive kind may well be, depending on what they absorbed.
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:03 PM   #25
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Well, the absorptive kind may well be, depending on what they absorbed.
Hm. So, if an absorptive jelly eats a holy warrior is is now Good?
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:16 PM   #26
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Meteoric Iron can be applied to any metal weapon for +19CF. It doesn’t prohibit projectiles, so there is no reason you can’t have meteoric arrowheads.
All metal arrows aren't an option, and I suspect that "The Deadly Spring" is far outside of the scope of this forum (here's my attempt at a modifier for meteoric arrows for GURPS DF, though).
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:19 PM   #27
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It's even canonical with the sample scout carrying them.
So this is another (very subtle) difference? The text for meteoric looks really similar.
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:40 PM   #28
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Hm. So, if an absorptive jelly eats a holy warrior is is now Good?
If the GM likes, sure:
A feared subclass of jellies absorb victims' abilities along with the bodies, allowing the GM to add any trait that seems fun . . .
All absorbed traits are "if the GM likes." It's really just an excuse to add new twists to a familiar monster!
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So this is another (very subtle) difference? The text for meteoric looks really similar.
It's "Any metal weapon" in GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 1, not "Any all-metal weapon." If you look just down the page, the text for silver weapons is pretty clear: "Metal arrows, bolts . . . can be made of solid silver . . .". A projectile with a metal head is allowed to use modifiers for metal weapons. What Dungeon Fantasy Adventurers does is make this clearer:
Metal Weapon: Any melee weapon, thrown weapon, or projectile capable of cutting, impaling, or piercing damage, save for a rock or wooden stake.
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I love how many tricky questions can be settled definitively by looking up the actual text of the rule. That means some people did a fantastic job with these books.
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