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Old 05-31-2015, 12:39 PM   #1061
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Then wouldn't that be more of a perk for the player acting as the voice rather than the one "suffering"?
I imagine its the same as buying the Teamwork Perk, which I would go so far as to say it helps other players more than it helps you. You can't force other people to have a perk/quirk, so it can only go on yourself. You're inviting people to be in your brain, and on the flip side, you're buying the ability to bother other people. If you're in the kind of game that allows this kind of borderline silliness, the 1 point cost probably isn't going to worry you too much.
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Old 05-31-2015, 05:22 PM   #1062
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@Rocket; this is why you guys are my people. Achievement: Reference Get [10].
:) As it happens, you picked one of my favorite plays of all time. And one that I just performed in last February.
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Old 06-20-2015, 01:32 PM   #1063
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Hey I have a question: Anyone have a good idea of a Perk that is the opposite of the quirk "Dull"? I'm looking for a watered-down version of Versatile [5] that doesn't have the potential drawbacks and dangers of the quirk "Imaginative", but that doesn't have as broad a bonus as Versatile. Any ideas folks? I'm thinking of calling it "Creative", but I don't exactly know what a balanced but worthwhile game effect would look like...
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Old 06-20-2015, 01:45 PM   #1064
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"I've got a great idea!" +1 to influence rolls to convince people that an idea you just thought of is a good one.

Creative <skill>: +1 to a specific skill for the same things as Versatile.
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Old 06-20-2015, 03:14 PM   #1065
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"I've got a great idea!" +1 to influence rolls to convince people that an idea you just thought of is a good one.

Creative <skill>: +1 to a specific skill for the same things as Versatile.
I especially like that first one. Do you think it would be play-balanced to impose Unreliable on Versatile? You're not *always* creative enough to warrant a bonus...but you sometimes get inspired.
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Old 06-20-2015, 03:52 PM   #1066
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Hey I have a question: Anyone have a good idea of a Perk that is the opposite of the quirk "Dull"? I'm looking for a watered-down version of Versatile [5] that doesn't have the potential drawbacks and dangers of the quirk "Imaginative", but that doesn't have as broad a bonus as Versatile. Any ideas folks? I'm thinking of calling it "Creative", but I don't exactly know what a balanced but worthwhile game effect would look like...
Maybe limit it only to skills above a certain value? Versatile boosts all imaginative skills and situations even if you barely know anything about them.
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Old 06-20-2015, 04:18 PM   #1067
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Do you think it would be play-balanced to impose Unreliable on Versatile?
The -80% you need to get Versatile down to a perk reduces it to working on a 5 or less on 3d. Which is pretty much guaranteed not to work at the appropriate time.
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:55 AM   #1068
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I'm having trouble seeing why this is a perk, rather than quirk-level Phantom Voices.
My understanding was that the utility is in that another player has official permission to check your thinking and provude advice, though only based on the info you have. Seems useful and worth a point to me.
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:12 AM   #1069
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Maybe limit it only to skills above a certain value? Versatile boosts all imaginative skills and situations even if you barely know anything about them.
Yes, a variation on this would be fine, I think. You could be a "Versatile Writer", "Versatile Artist", of "Versatile Film-Maker." These would grant +1 only to creative or imaginative uses of that skill (e.g. you don't get this bonus to draw a picture of a suspect or write a grant proposal.)

I think it balances well with other other perks that improve skills (e.g. Equipment Bond and Hyper-Specialization.)
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:52 PM   #1070
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Yes, a variation on this would be fine, I think. You could be a "Versatile Writer", "Versatile Artist", of "Versatile Film-Maker." These would grant +1 only to creative or imaginative uses of that skill (e.g. you don't get this bonus to draw a picture of a suspect or write a grant proposal.)

I think it balances well with other other perks that improve skills (e.g. Equipment Bond and Hyper-Specialization.)
Oh, that's much better than where my mind was wandering. Not to mention, it sounds even more realistic than across the board Versatile.

Semi-OT: My drawing skill is near that of my artistic girlfriend. But her artistic versatility leads to prettier products, especially when I don't have my subject(s) in front of me.
I guess I might have a zero point quirk: Hidebound Drawing. ;)
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