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Old 11-22-2020, 12:24 PM   #131
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Hello. Trying to find a place to play. Is there any available room in this game? If not, sorry to pester!
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Old 11-23-2020, 05:42 AM   #132
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Only when performing stunts. Which I encourage.

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I'm not really convinced that's a psi skill.

The only psychokinesis you have right now is the psi blade. I'd really like it if she had a few alternate abilities on that power. Not expensive ones, but ones to show its a power set and not a lone ability.

I'm curious if you're set on the innate attack have a divisor of 10 at all times, or could you save some points by only accessing it via a stunt? you won't normally need to be stabbing through armor.

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Sanitized Metabolism [1];
You know, given how much of this game has been spent on or around toilets, this might actually matter.

I haven't double checked your math yet, and I'm still a little nervous about how she'll handle laser beams, but the character is looking mostly done.
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Old 11-23-2020, 05:49 AM   #133
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Hello. Trying to find a place to play. Is there any available room in this game? If not, sorry to pester!
I'd say yes at this point.
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Old 11-23-2020, 07:33 PM   #134
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(...) I'm still a little nervous about how she'll handle laser beams, but the character is looking mostly done.
Thank you, how will you handle defences? In other words, if I dodge a burst of 10 laser beams, am I going to dodge them all by succeeding the roll, or am I going to dodge a number of laser beams accordingly to my margin of success?

I plan to defend like this: With a successful precognitive parry roll, I can parry beams as if I were parrying a melee weapon attack (MA:62). I have a parry of 16, and with karate I can parry twice without penalties, besides this I have acrobatic dodge, retreats and feverish defences (if you allow feverish defences). On the tactical side, with vibration sense I can perceive my enemies without facing them directly, I can scan areas while moving around the ship and pick the most convenient locations or routes during a battle. Finally, I have included a new ability to become stealthier and harder to hit (obscure) so in combination with a successful stealth roll, diversions and my ally’s photorefraction and PK shield abilities I can boost my battle proficiency even more.

I am taking note of your comments; I will try to improve the character accordinlgy:

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Old 11-24-2020, 11:40 AM   #135
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Thank you, how will you handle defences? In other words, if I dodge a burst of 10 laser beams, am I going to dodge them all by succeeding the roll, or am I going to dodge a number of laser beams accordingly to my margin of success?

I plan to defend like this: With a successful precognitive parry roll, I can parry beams as if I were parrying a melee weapon attack (MA:62). I have a parry of 16, and with karate I can parry twice without penalties, besides this I have acrobatic dodge, retreats and feverish defences (if you allow feverish defences). On the tactical side, with vibration sense I can perceive my enemies without facing them directly, I can scan areas while moving around the ship and pick the most convenient locations or routes during a battle. Finally, I have included a new ability to become stealthier and harder to hit (obscure) so in combination with a successful stealth roll, diversions and my ally’s photorefraction and PK shield abilities I can boost my battle proficiency even more.
I was planning on using the standard recoil and dodge rules for lasers. Letting players dodge 2 hits per success by 1 might be on the table, as laser recoil is so low.

However, for the third or fourth time: "psychokinesis cannot parry lasers". I saw that you were planning to jedi your way through the enemy early on, which is awesome, but psychokinesis can't parry lasers. I suppose ergokinesis might be able to. Ergokinesis would leave you unable to parry bullets, but those will be rarer. That could possibly focus your abilities more, with the new ergokinesis build.

In order to get precognative parry you need ESP: danger sense as ergokinesis won't work. However, if the hand blade is ergokinesis, that brings everything into two powers.
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Old 11-24-2020, 01:03 PM   #136
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Do you have a pregen I might be able to use or would Gnome or TGLS be able to help me with one?
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Old 11-24-2020, 01:23 PM   #137
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I actually made three pregens back when I thought the game wasn't going to be run. They are made fairly simply, literal action characters with a 100 point psionic package and the 30 points of job and flavor. They are:


  • Angelica "Ox" Smith: Talker Template, Telekinetic, Hyperspace engineer, grew up as a street rat
  • Markly "Nile" Hysop: Infiltrator, Precog, Laser Mechanic, grew up on a world with native amphibious aliens
  • Chen "Tiger" Zirboth Shooter, Traitor maker, Gunner, grew up as a urban parkor kid (or so his flavor skills tell me. I don't remember what the intent was)
You can of course mix and match their pieces, overwrite them, and so on. Daymar is already a Traitor Maker and I think Hua is based on the infiltrator template, but I think the combinations make them unique enough. Also, I posted the premade psi packages in post #20


I hope you find that helpful
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Old 11-24-2020, 10:28 PM   #138
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Old 11-25-2020, 09:00 AM   #139
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I think we're almost done with Pacifica.

please add -10% power modifiers to each of her psi abilities, named either ESP or Ergokinesis.

May I suggest buying alternate abilities with the extra points: they're quite keep and can add a lot of utility.

I'll let the talent add to IQ-based stealth, but it won't work for normal stealth. You'll want to take that separately.
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Note: I will be either slow to respond or completely absent this weekend, starting tomorrow and ending on Tuesday. Its a holiday here in the US, and I'm moving to a new home.
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