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Author Topic: Houses of the Blooded [BDSM] [Fantasy-Tragedy] [Recruiting-Needs F characters]  (Read 8089 times)

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Re: Houses of the Blooded [BDSM] [Fantasy-Tragedy] [Recruiting]
« Reply #75 on: February 17, 2012, 09:05:21 AM »
Friendly game it is!  Huzzah!

Which means I should stop trying to coordinate matters via PM...

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Re: Houses of the Blooded [BDSM] [Fantasy-Tragedy] [Recruiting]
« Reply #76 on: February 17, 2012, 10:38:53 AM »
Put the spell up, just to warn you all, its looonnggggg. ;D enjoy.

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*facepalm*

I don't know why I didn't think to mention this earlier, given that I've a Wasp in my chapeau about trying this myself, but if we're hoping for something even simpler and lighter for this, why not try the LARP rules?

Behold the freebie preview version (which has more or less most of what the players need to know):
http://housesoftheblooded.net/downloads/B&TPreview.pdf

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I've been looking at this, and its interesting, and great for LARP's but the one problem I have is that you aren't allowed to use all your stats etc etc.

However, it has given me a brilliant idea. Especially as I don't really want to be waiting around for people to be making rolls, as it tends to slow the game down a bit. Instead of rolling risk you sacrifice two style to declare if something is successful or fails, and then an extra one for each fact you want. Every 3 dice you would receive towards to roll contributes 1 free style. Do you think this could work; any major flaws in my plan you can see? Assuming a liberal dishing out of style from the GM. Contested rolls are won by the person willing to sacrifice the most style.

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I've been looking at this, and its interesting, and great for LARP's but the one problem I have is that you aren't allowed to use all your stats etc etc.

That's kind of the whole point.  It streamlines and simplifies matters...and since you can change which Advantages you bring to the, er, table between adventures, it's not as limiting as it seems.

As for your other idea...methinks it'd be best to stick with the LARP rules, which have at least been playtested under fire.  :-)

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That's kind of the whole point.  It streamlines and simplifies matters...and since you can change which Advantages you bring to the, er, table between adventures, it's not as limiting as it seems.

As for your other idea...methinks it'd be best to stick with the LARP rules, which have at least been playtested under fire.  :-)

Meh I'm not a fan of them, great for a short game, but an adventure in forum could last weeks IRL so I think it will be too restrictive. I'll probably just stick to the proper rules.

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Which means all the die rolls, with the attendant risks and delays.  (shrug)  Works for me...but let's not try to go to spending Style for resolution if we're not streamlining, please.

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For my two cents, I'd like to play under the original rules.

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Okay, thats that sorted then :) Now we just need a few more F characters to balance out the three male characters. I'll get the last of the rules up and we can start!

By the way hanged did you have a look at the spell list i know you wanted to play a Ven truth seeker style person.

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Currently looking over them. I think, as time progresses, my character will eventually learn spells, rather than starting off with them.

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My char is done yay!!

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Hey, DarkRose, you want a cousin?   :-)  Ato's Mom is a Bear...

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Hmmm........explain your idea first :)

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Your character's father is a Bear.  My character's mother is a Bear, too.  Therefore, we might be cousins.   :-)  The ties that bind are the topsoil of intrigue, after all.

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That is true hehe :)

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So if you want to have such a link, it's open.  Purely optional...but this is how Athos and I ended up with a connection without having to designate each other a Contact!   :-)  (This is also why I haven't gone through the trouble of defining my three younger siblings or rounding out my parents' family trees yet.  Somebody might want to add something.)

Anybody got a Fox-y Wife they haven't defined?  My elder sister's single, and somehow it seems appropriate for her to follow Father's footsteps.  If not, I can just add this to my character sheet later...

Three Things About My Elder Sister
Niassa Yvarai
1.  Hers is a cold Beauty.
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Posted the combat rules. It looks a little wow at first glance if you open all the advance maneuvers. But just read the combat steps, the two basic maneuvers and then try to get your head around the deeper complexities. It'll all seem simpler once you've read it a few times. If there are any questions, just post them here and I'll edit it so it is more obvious the meaning of that piece.

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It helps that you only start with one maneuver (Injure, rank one) unless you've spent freebie points on extras, so you don't really have to worry about it too much.

Yet.

That's what your Personal Training season actions are for.   >:)

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It helps that you only start with one maneuver (Injure, rank one) unless you've spent freebie points on extras, so you don't really have to worry about it too much.

Yet.

That's what your Personal Training season actions are for.   >:)

Yep that is what I would advise aswell, keep it simple to start. And just because you have one maneuver doesn't mean you can't be inventive with it thanks to step 3.

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Added details about Alexai's wife to the sheet. About to go read the combat rules.

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Still recruiting female characters.

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are we waiting for anyone else at the moment?  We don't actually need a balance unless things get yiffy, and probably not even then (romantic polygons make for good tragedy as well as comedy).   :-)

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If I need to I can always make another female char but I can try to contact a few of my lady friends to see if they want to join up.

Otherwise I am the only woman here MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Otherwise I am the only woman here MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


...which only means that most of the Romances will be with NPCs.   >:)

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Why do I feel like my char is going to be very....very tired?