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by ValhallaGH
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Bodyguards in Savage Worlds
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Bodyguards in Savage Worlds

I'm trying to understand what this brings to the game that tactical positioning and First Strike don't already achieve. I think you are miss understanding what I am attempting here. The goal is to keep someone else alive. Not kill someone, so firststrike is not helpful. What this does is actually m...
by ValhallaGH
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: Using supers in Savage Rifts
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Using supers in Savage Rifts

Most relevant "SPC in Rifts" thread I'm aware of: http://www.pegforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=444982#p444982 (the stuff I care about starts on page 2) My conclusion from that discussion: http://www.pegforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=455963#p455963 (I've gotten to play test it pretty well, very satis...
by ValhallaGH
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Bodyguards in Savage Worlds
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Bodyguards in Savage Worlds

I'm trying to understand what this brings to the game that tactical positioning and First Strike don't already achieve. If someone is charging your ward, and you use First Strike to make them Shaken, then the only way they get to attack your ward is if they immediately spend a Benny to remove Shaken...
by ValhallaGH
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Problem with "tank" PC
Replies: 64
Views: 1618

Re: Problem with "tank" PC

There have been a lot of MMOs where "tank" classes had active abilities to generate Threat, either by doing tons of damage or manipulating the code for threat directly. But minimal concern about getting attacked a lot is the defining aspect of an MMO tank. Focusing on "minimal concern...
by ValhallaGH
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: [SPC] God-like character bestowing his Powers to his angels/worshippers/minions
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: [SPC] God-like character bestowing his Powers to his angels/worshippers/minions

Assuming you're referencing the recent film X Men: Age of Apocalypse , the titular character's ability to enhance existing powers was a plot device that would, in Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion terms, have raised the characters a power level (Street to Four Color or Four Color to Heavy Hitter)...
by ValhallaGH
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: SW Home-brew Settings & Conversions
Topic: Savage Houserules to Discourage Tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Savage Houserules to Discourage Tanks

I was fairly certain you didn't mean to include such behavior, but language is slippery and absolutes are generally dangerous. I've had a lot of reminders about the slipperiness of language and importance of clarity in the last few months. I figured it was only proper to share some that of that pain...
by ValhallaGH
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: SW Home-brew Settings & Conversions
Topic: Savage Houserules to Discourage Tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Savage Houserules to Discourage Tanks

Players shouldn't feel punished for wanting to play a particular way. That's a silly thing to say. If a player wants to play by insulting the other players, being disruptive, attempting to shatter the social dynamic of the play group, and diminishing overall fun then that behavior should be discour...
by ValhallaGH
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Original Settings & Companions
Topic: [Rippers] Demon Hide and Zombie Skin together?
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: [Rippers] Demon Hide and Zombie Skin together?

Mechanically, it should be fine. Armor is a separate mechanic from Toughness bonuses, and the two are repeatedly shown to stack. Fluff is a different issue, but I'm assuming they're layered together in a complex surgical process. Hence the penalties to the installation and to Reason. Of course, as t...
by ValhallaGH
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: SW Home-brew Settings & Conversions
Topic: Savage Houserules to Discourage Tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Savage Houserules to Discourage Tanks

now, the tank has to choose between decently equipped and having a high toughness and having lots of weapons or being mobile and having a high parry and pace. I think the effect will be that players pay closer attention to Load Limits. This makes Brawny even more important for Tough builds (+1 Toug...
by ValhallaGH
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Problem with "tank" PC
Replies: 64
Views: 1618

Re: Problem with "tank" PC

I always hated the MMO co-opting of tank in reference to actual tanks . A real tank is tough, mobile, and hard hitting. MMO "tanks" are generally just tough. Savage Worlds allows "tank" builds to be Tough, Mobile, and Hard Hitting. Toughness 12 (3)? Sure, can do that at Novice. P...
by ValhallaGH
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: SW Home-brew Settings & Conversions
Topic: My Benny & Initiative House Rules
Replies: 9
Views: 2875

Re: My Benny & Initiative House Rules

For those who have experience with hidden hand initiative, how does this affect power maintenance? It doesn't, or a least shouldn't. Will players fudge their initiative/hold to prolong their spells? Or is this something not worth worrying about? That's players cheating or ignoring how the rules wor...
by ValhallaGH
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Problem with "tank" PC
Replies: 64
Views: 1618

Re: Problem with "tank" PC

The funny thing about this topic is I just realized I never really understood encumbrance. I have been applying the penalties to Pace, Agility, and all Agility based skills. Officially, it applies to Strength, Agility, and all linked Skills for both attributes. See encumbrance in the Gear chapter. ...
by ValhallaGH
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: [SR] Looking for Homemade Iconic Frameworks
Replies: 23
Views: 662

Re: [SR] Looking for Homemade Iconic Frameworks

I made a pass at the Anti-Monster as a result of this thread. Not stupidly over powered, but really strong and an interesting alternative to the Combat Cyborg.
by ValhallaGH
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: [SPC2] Armor with wounds, ala vehicle rules, and locked Super Attributes
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: [SPC2] Armor with wounds, ala vehicle rules, and locked Super Attributes

Cooperative rolls are a thing. Like the EVA, a decent pilot makes the vehicle better.

It's not perfect.
by ValhallaGH
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: [SPC2] Armor with wounds, ala vehicle rules, and locked Super Attributes
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: [SPC2] Armor with wounds, ala vehicle rules

Sidekick.
That's all my thoughts on the subject.
by ValhallaGH
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Problem with "tank" PC
Replies: 64
Views: 1618

Re: Problem with "tank" PC

Lord Lance wrote:
ValhallaGH wrote:can use a Spear

Not paired with a large shield.

Sure you can. You just take a -4 penalty for using a 2-handed weapon with one arm.
by ValhallaGH
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: Problem with "tank" PC
Replies: 64
Views: 1618

Re: Problem with "tank" PC

If the GM lets you start with plate armor, a large shield, then a 0 experience Novice can have Toughness 12 and Parry 11. Vigor d12, Strength d6, Branwy. 5 Attribute points, human Edge, can use a Spear (Str+d6), load limit 48 pounds. Toughness 9. Add plate corslet, get Toughness 12 (3). Fighting d12...
by ValhallaGH
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: SW General Chat & Game Stories
Topic: [SPC] God-like character bestowing his Powers to his angels/worshippers/minions
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: [SPC] God-like character bestowing his Powers to his angels/worshippers/minions

The Minions power allows this; an inducted Minion can be granted powers, up the to maximum number of empowered minions the character paid for. For NPCs doing this, you can just give them a unique special ability that's basically the Minions power at Plot Device ranks, with the Super Powers bonus, an...
by ValhallaGH
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: SW Pinnacle Licensed Settings
Topic: [SR] Feedback Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: [SR] Feedback Wanted

Huh, a lot of changes. Dark Talents - Still not sure why this needed to be a separate AB, instead of Super Powers. Still unclear which powers are "Defensive" - armor and deflection are obvious, but what about invisibility, intangibility, or damage field? Facade is undefined in the rest of ...
by ValhallaGH
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: SW Pinnacle Original Settings & Companions
Topic: [SPC2] si[ers and Wildcards
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: [SPC2] si[ers and Wildcards

The issues with including more Wild Card foes are: slower combats because more characters are getting detailed and unique resolution and because the opposition is objectively tougher, more dangerous combats for the player characters due to numerous highly competent and resilient foes, more things to...

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