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TRANSFORMERS RPG: Part 1
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - Genre)
OmegaDraco's comment on 2012-02-17 10:28 AM
I like the high rank bonus idea. Ranks A and B from the vehicle table can give an extra rank D or E bonus (respectively) from a different table. I really like that you get a bonus weapon (stinger) if you are a scorpion, but I don't really like that an ape is a rank higher than a vintage heavy tank. What is your rationale for putting animals higher than big vehicles?

For the Weapons part, is it assumed that every transformer has a basic weapon such as a pistol/blaster of some sort, or do you only get a weapon when you roll on this chart? All decepticons had weapons, and only the "civilian" autobots were unarmed. Suppose we add a column D to your existing weapons chart. This column will allow for basic fist-fighting, small pistols/machine guns, and basically anything that would only annoy Grimlock. Column C could keep the bigger guns, the swords and axes, the rockets, and drones. Column B would contain utility upgrades like you've currently got. X-ray vision, radar, shielding, etc.. Column A would contain weapon upgrades like energon weapons (Optimus' energon swords and ax come to mind), seismic shock, long-range weapon, EMP charged weapon. etc.. Now the fun part, if you select a high weapon rank, you get an bonus roll on the weapon chart at two ranks lower. So if you are rank B, you get a utility upgrade and a basic weapon. If you are rank A, you get a weapon upgrade and an advanced weapon. If you are rank C, you only get an advance weapon. Rank E means no weapon (decepticons can not have weapons rank E).

For the other three features, let's try to work in additional bonuses for having a rank of A or B. Go to Comment
Horse, Father
Articles  (Fiction)   (Players)
Moonlake's comment on 2015-02-20 12:15 AM
Overall, I liked this story about a son's love/hate relationship with his father. While the transition between the father telling of the story (the here and now) and the protagonist recollecting of his time with his father might be a little abrupt at places, I think the essence of the relationship between father and son and its dynamic evolution (from the son's perspective anyway) came through well. I like the mirror effect between the story about father and son that the protagonist's father is telling and the main story itself but a bit of complaint I have is that for the full mirror effect to be appreciated by the readers, they need to first know a little more abt the Sabatallee society than written down in this story itself (in particular, I'm thinking abt the three phases in life they have), can more of these cultural aspects of the Sabatallee society be worked into the story, maybe where the protagonist is delivering a value judgement on his father's blood? Go to Comment
Slang and Jargon Beneath the Waves: The Big Under
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)
Murometz's comment on 2015-02-26 02:27 PM
This is pretty darn impressive axle!! Love the slang etymology explainers! Strong shades of Burgess' Nadsat. Go to Comment
Slang and Jargon Beneath the Waves: The Big Under
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valadaar's comment on 2015-02-13 11:29 AM
This is excellent. So much detail into each one. Great stuff here Axle!

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Slang and Jargon Beneath the Waves: The Big Under
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)
Aramax's comment on 2015-02-06 08:59 AM
Nice start, some great ones, some not so.prob a little early in the setting for this but later obvious ones can easily be added. Not sure about the shear number of them do to gamer fatigue poss from doing this as part of a published world.again easlly trimmed at publication. 4/5 Go to Comment
Slang and Jargon Beneath the Waves: The Big Under
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)
Aramax's comment on 2015-02-07 05:27 AM
Claustrophobic Rage syndrome , Most often found in divers,this condition can be found anywhere. The victum enters into an adrenalin filled psychosis and becomes an unstoppable killing machine(spree killer not serial). They will shun weapons other than what is around them, excluding missile weapons. They will be able to take superhuman amounts of damage and have double to triple strength. They might as well be killed, as once they calm down, they will enter into the rage again.Called "going native"

Cannibalistic Nutrition Deficiency The victim will desire to eat human flesh. They will feed on the same body part(liver, brain heart etc) Subject will develop cunning serial killer instincts . Once caught, if society needs the skills of the individual, they can be taught to just drink small amounts of human blood and raw animal organs but must be monitored carefully Called "The Chews"

Kalium induced Hoarding Complex Found most often among engineers and low level techs who handle Kalium. At first subject will steal small amounts of Kalium. The individual will have feelings of needing to keep themselves alive by stealing spare parts from either power production or oxygen making equipment. It will eventually lead to them shutting down a major component, causing a catastrophic shutdown of the involved system. Called The Takes

Agoraphobic Related Diving Complex Individual will refuse to take diving suit off. True danger to self in keeping suit shut and running out of oxygen, will be provoked to violence if you try to get him out of diving gears. Very hard to catch early, as it is common for divers to remain in their gear for a while in there off hours, early ssigns are not taking off gloves and the key here is to catch them sleeping in their gear Called "Suiting".

Kalium Induced Lycanthropy often indistinguishable from The Chews. Subject will be triggered into cunning feral behavior by an external stimulus,(lights strobing, wife yelling, kids crying. Subject will then hunt,werewolf like, in the more abandoned sections of the habitat. Subject will have no memory of behavior. Called Shark Heads Go to Comment
Slang and Jargon Beneath the Waves: The Big Under
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)
Aramax's comment on 2015-02-07 12:47 PM
Nyumachikku are very cool. Steampunk androids. How sentient are you making them? Ae they an underclass?soldiers? My cult will view them in 3 ways ,some will view them as abominations some will see them as angels(poss slang?) some will see them the way hinus view cows, No matter what the opinion, it will be strongly held, a source of friction between chapters! Angel Liberation Front anyone ? Go to Comment
Slang and Jargon Beneath the Waves: The Big Under
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)
Aramax's comment on 2015-02-07 12:55 PM
Name doesnt roll off the mouth right thou ,while artistic, not sure if it would find its way into common use. Go to Comment
Slang and Jargon Beneath the Waves: The Big Under
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)
MysticMoon's comment on 2015-02-11 02:39 PM
Love it! Go to Comment
Elainuk: Parna's Dark Elf Assassin
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-01 11:07 AM
Interesting, what Val said basically, I wasn't expecting a transracial transgender dark elf ne hobbit assassin. Nicely executed. Go to Comment
Elainuk: Parna's Dark Elf Assassin
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
axlerowes's comment on 2015-02-01 01:31 PM
Update: Instead of a picture I added stats. Used http://www.myth-weavers.com/ 3.5 character generator. Go to Comment
Elainuk: Parna's Dark Elf Assassin
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
axlerowes's comment on 2015-02-01 03:53 PM
Ruffle feathers .... What is up with you and birds? Go to Comment
Elainuk: Parna's Dark Elf Assassin
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
valadaar's comment on 2015-02-01 10:51 AM
Thats a new one for me - magical crossdressing and racing(?) assassin-hobbit. :)


Very interesting indeed!
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Elainuk: Parna's Dark Elf Assassin
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Aramax's comment on 2015-01-29 07:46 PM
Love the artistry of this piece.A very cool distinctive feel.The names are for the most part evocative of Tolkien to me, however, I'm starting my new scoring system so you get 4/5 Go to Comment
Elainuk: Parna's Dark Elf Assassin
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Aramax's comment on 2015-02-01 03:05 PM
axel, You and I are on the same page w/this stat thing HOWEVER I very strongly suggest that you take the stats out of the body of the work and put them in an idea below the sub, I REALLY think that will ruffle the least feathers. Go to Comment
Elainuk: Parna's Dark Elf Assassin
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Aramax's comment on 2015-02-01 04:02 PM
I'm like Sheldon,they both scare and fascinate me LOL, Seriously, I'm not trying to start the Protestant Reformation in the Citadel. While the difference is almost negligible, It takes into respect the wishes of the majority and allows the minority to do what they want. I do not feel that stats should be included in the body of a sub. It will send the wrong message to future Strolenites and we are not looking for a fight here
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Elainuk: Parna's Dark Elf Assassin
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Moonlake's comment on 2015-01-30 06:33 PM
I like the twist on the dark elf assassin stereotype but the transition from illusionary Elainuk to real Bobby was just a tad too abrupt for my taste. Still, the 500 word limit is a real constraint so did not deduct mark for that. Go to Comment
Elainuk: Parna's Dark Elf Assassin
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
MysticMoon's comment on 2015-01-31 09:41 AM

I am always impressed when someone can express so much in so few words. Excellent work on this. This is a character that stands out and would be fun to use for confusing players, which is always a plus :)

The summary did a good job of grabbing me.

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Armor Restrictions Apply....Of Course
Articles  (Fiction)   (Game Mastering)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2015-01-29 07:02 PM
Haha, this was a fun read. Go to Comment
Armor Restrictions Apply....Of Course
Articles  (Fiction)   (Game Mastering)
Cheka Man's comment on 2015-01-22 10:08 AM
Disappointing. I thought it would be about the advantages and dis advantages of armour in rping. Go to Comment
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