Quite a mixed bag of characters here. Some are rather dull, but they generally improved as their numbers moved up. They felt kind of safe, without a lot of the truly dark edges that the Cosmic Era. That said, there are some that certainly could be the keystone for an adventure, or a significant element.
I like the delayed effects - makes for perhaps anime-ish combat scene.
The dwarf runs among a group of stone monsters, striking one, than another, then another. He runs clear and takes cover for a moment as as one, they all shatter...
Given its described as an Artifact, a term that conveys special meaning for me, and so I would amp up the power a little:
Multiple symbols could be used concurrently, but each one pending would draw upon the hammer holders vigour and attention.
To get mechanical, after 3 rounds, the hammer wielder would need to make a willpower check to keep from letting them go. A natural 1 on a check would discharge the symbols without effect.
The check would be at a -2 penalty for each symbol so held. For damage, I would multiply it by # rounds/2 capping at 5x damage. When max damage (5x) is discharged, I'd also add a thunderclap special effect :)
(13:57:46) valadaar: I think the point blank range increment would balance off using no sights.
(13:58:04) valadaar: Though I'd be tempted to give you a -4...
(13:58:15) Gossamer: Is that a feat?
(13:58:30) valadaar: Have to check.. It would seem to make sense.
(13:59:26) valadaar: I think I'd put a -2 on scoped weapons used without the scope.
(13:59:37) valadaar: Since the scope interferes with aiming.
(13:59:55) valadaar: There is a seperate feat for +1 at point blank
(14:00:03) Gossamer: Makes sense, you can't really fire a rifle from the hip anyways...not very good at least.
(14:00:26) Gossamer: But at melee though...
(14:00:37) Gossamer: Poke* Blam.
(14:00:49) valadaar: But the rifle is also easy to grab.
(14:00:56) valadaar: no so much with pistol
(14:01:01) Gossamer: Hmm, yeah. Good Point.
(14:01:16) Gossamer: Unless it was an animal.
(14:01:21) valadaar: Get inside the rifle, and its a wrestling match
(14:02:21) Gossamer: Carnegie is pretty much the opposite of Verity. In so many ways.
(14:03:01) valadaar: gotta go .. Go to Comment
This one needs a bit more - it was just getting going when I scrolled into the comments.
I hoped for more about
" Their aren't as many ghosted workers as rumors and fear represent, but there are always some and they are highly valued as their deaths provide a necessary benefit, and a requirement, in certain mines."
What _is_ the benefit? A bounty for working the prisoner to death? Go to Comment