Exactly! Wouldn't it be boring if new versions of weapons were just better than anything else in all respects?
(I'm thinking here more of the metagaming/storytelling balancing and the zero-sum principle. The important thing is, he loaded it with weaknesses and downsides, but made precisely that fun.) Go to Comment
Nice work, Echo. Hovertanks are fun, the gun is hot and dangerous which I approve of. I can see these being used almost like Bic lighters, you toss em out and huzzah for the ones that make it back, but you dont count on any returning.
NCN - Your comment is completely tasteless and crass. Go to Comment
Basically, most systems already impose handling penalties on vehicles going at ridiculous speeds; the Scorpio suffers from more difficult checks when hit, when firing at something outside the front arc as the cannon is swivelled, or when making sharp turns. More cinematically, being skilled with the vehicle allows basic safe operation, while one can make rolls to pull crazy maneuvers, or spend Edge or Luck or similiar points for such activities.
Alternatively, pulling stunts may place strain on the vehicle and a pilot's concentration, with each daring maneuver adding to a score, and forcing skill rolls or rolling for mishaps when a threshold is reached. Go to Comment
Wouldn't you be compensating for something by putting a big gun on your tank? I mean this whole post seems to be a dick metaphor, this is a huge ram rod with a wam-bam attitude. No, this whole post is about one guys desire to "give it" to someone quickly and get out of there. You should rename the tank the bachelor.
Yes, a very good expansion indeed! The reference to the demon she absorbed is there - but it is not obvious as first. Perhaps in the original reference to Akhazereth the Blade you could elaborate on the fact he was a demon. Demons do not have a monopoly on possession. Go to Comment
Heh heh heh, her mercenary character reminds me of the character Nobby from Discworld. During his career in the armies of the world, generals on either side could tell how the battle was going based on what uniform Nobby was wearing at the time. So, in that sense, she's like Nobby- except with a sense of decency. Go to Comment
Compliments on the completeness of the expansion.
A bit of a loose end with respect to "the demon she absorbed" part as I see it but doesn't detract from the quality of this piece. In fact, I much prefer the current length. Go to Comment
Apology to the author for making the unsubstantiated comment on the demon part, I wasn't reading things probably. I thought the sentence read "Akhazareth the Blade (AB) tried to possess the duchy" so thought AB is a person. Didn't realise that until valadaar pointed it out. Go to Comment
A continent is home to large, leathery flying beasts with a wingspan of over 70ft. Though shy, herbivorous and easily scared, it is possible that an enterprising person could domesticate them. They would be useless in war due to their timidity, but excellent if used for commercial air travel.