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Offline Demigod1945

Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2013, 10:23:49 AM »
The same goes for me.

Offline Remiel

Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2013, 12:02:50 PM »
Out of town currently -- should have a bio up sometime this weekend.

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Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2013, 07:58:50 PM »
No rush at all, Remiel.  There's actually a few people I want to PM about this as well.

For those of you who want it, there's a combat practice thread here

Offline Demigod1945

Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2013, 08:05:01 PM »
Ok so I meant to say this earlier, but I've never done a roleplay involving dice rolls, so I'm a bit confused as to how the system works.

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Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2013, 08:13:36 PM »
No problemo.

First off, read this which should give you everything you need about rolling dice on Elliquiy.  If it doesn't answer a question then shout - we got a Mentor and a former Staff member here, both of whom will be presumably be sucking up to me in hopes of extra XP.  So I'm sure we'll be able to answer any questions you might have there.

In brief, though, because that thread's got a lot of information you don't immediately need:

Click on the "Dice Bot" tab across the top.
In "Send To" write my ID number - 39076.  This means the roll will be delivered to me
In "Dice" write 1.  You're rolling one die.
In "Sides" write 100.  You're rolling a hundred sided dice.
Click "Roll Dice"

Offline Demigod1945

Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2013, 08:15:54 PM »
All right, dice has been rolled.

Offline Blythe

Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2013, 08:38:57 PM »
First off, read this which should give you everything you need about rolling dice on Elliquiy.  If it doesn't answer a question then shout - we got a Mentor and a former Staff member here, both of whom will be presumably be sucking up to me in hopes of extra XP.  So I'm sure we'll be able to answer any questions you might have there.

*sucks up in hopes for extra EXP*

But yes, Demigod, if you ever have a question about how to run anything on E and Kythia isn't around, you can always ask me here.  :-)

Hmmmm...I should meander off to the practice area to see if I can grasp this combat system.

Offline Demigod1945

Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2013, 08:40:08 PM »
*sucks up in hopes for extra EXP*

But yes, Demigod, if you ever have a question about how to run anything on E and Kythia isn't around, you can always ask me here.  :-)

Hmmmm...I should meander off to the practice area to see if I can grasp this combat system.

Ok, I'll do so if necessary

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Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #33 on: August 09, 2013, 08:45:52 PM »
Sorry Blythe.  Didn't mean to dump work on you there.

Offline Blythe

Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2013, 08:46:34 PM »
Kythia, I think I will take my initiative as is rather than roll, since I have an initiative of 25. Do I need to post that in the combat area? I'm a little fuzzy on how you want us to structure our posts for combat.

Sorry Blythe.  Didn't mean to dump work on you there.

Nah, no prob.  ;D

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Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2013, 08:48:04 PM »
My ideal - the dream - would be to involve as much narrative as possible and just finish it off with a (possibly spoilered) comment giving any crucnchy bits.

I'm not gonna insist on that though.

Offline Blythe

Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2013, 08:50:08 PM »
Ah, gotcha. My post there in a bit will be minuscule, but hopefully sort of formatted correctly. Let me know if I need to change or add anything. I'm a little confused about what constitutes a successful Initiative roll.

EDIT: Changed my mind and decided to try out rolling so I can get a handle on those rules. I have a suspicion I did badly.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2013, 09:05:03 PM by Blythe »

Offline Demigod1945

Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2013, 09:17:20 PM »
What number would you want the roll to come out as to be successful in this instance?

Offline Blythe

Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2013, 09:20:16 PM »
I think for a successful initiative roll, I need to roll a number under my Speed Statistic, which is 50, but higher than 25, which is my Initiative. So I was shooting for anywhere between 25-50 for a successful roll....and I got a 14. Which means I think I failed my initiative roll.

I am a bit unsure, but that was the gist I got from the combat thread's explanation.

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Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2013, 09:24:01 PM »
It was still a successful roll, because you rolled under your speed stat.  So you go before all unsuccessful ones.  However, if you hadn't rolled you'd be going on 25, now you're going on 14.  It's the risk you take in this utterly arbitrary and consequence-less battle.

Offline Blythe

Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2013, 09:28:34 PM »
Ah, gotcha.

Offline Demigod1945

Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #41 on: August 09, 2013, 09:31:33 PM »
Ok, I'll try to throw in a post in the combat thread

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Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #42 on: August 09, 2013, 09:47:52 PM »
Coolness.

I get that its a bit confusing at the moment - this goes for you too, Blythe - but honestly it'll be second nature in no time. Blythe may have a slight advantage over you in being used to system games in general but seriously, it'll all be easy as pie in no time.

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Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2013, 09:51:56 PM »
Ok one last question before I do this, would I post something saying how he attempts to attack or how he does?

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Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #44 on: August 09, 2013, 09:54:31 PM »
Ah, excellent point. 

Generally, if there's a roll involved, talk about what you're attempting to do.  "Time slows down and the camera revolves around Chris as he leaps into the air for a spinning roundhouse, aiming at the woman's head".

I'll narrate the effects once I've seen the roll.

As you get a bit more experienced with the system, though, I don't mind you doing that yourself.  Once you've internalised what's a hit and so forth, there's really no reason that you can't give the results as well.  Does that make sense?

Excellent question, thanks for raising that.

Offline Demigod1945

Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2013, 10:00:26 PM »
Ah ok, makes much more sense now. I'll get to posting in a little bit.

Offline Demigod1945

Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2013, 11:26:54 PM »
So is this how the actual rp combat will look?

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Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2013, 11:38:19 PM »
Not quite, for a few reasons.

First the actual layout will be different.  I'm putting in pretty big explanations of what's going on so you've at least seen some of the rules before (even if not all of them stay in your head).  So the physical look of the thing will be different.

Secondly, and more importantly, combat in UA does a load of damage and healing is as per the real world - hospital stays and suchlike.  I'm gonna put a knife wielder and then later a gunman in the fight so you can see how it all scales.  I have no interest in running a game where all the PCs sit in a hospital bed for months on end and I doubt you have an interest in playing one.  None of you are particularly combat monsters and I;ve taken from that that none of you are interesting in playing a pure combat game.  If you two had have rolled up characters with obsession struggle scores of 70 then that's a different matter, but you haven't. 

So, while there'll be a plot how you resolve it is your issue.  Frankly Im expecting a fairly low combat game - I don't see your first action to any probem being "CHAAAAAAAAAAARGE!"  So the other reason combat won't look exactly like this is that I imagine it'll be far more tactical.  Neither of you stand much chance in a stand up fair fight against a decent fighter so, you know, just don't get in to them.  Think your way through problems.

Offline Demigod1945

Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2013, 11:52:46 PM »
Ok thanks for explaining that. And in the combat, it is Blythe's turn correct?

Offline Blythe

Re: Unknown Armies
« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2013, 12:07:26 AM »
None of you are particularly combat monsters and I;ve taken from that that none of you are interesting in playing a pure combat game.

I do like to think my way through problems, typically. ^^ Combat is only interesting for me in the sense that it's another type of conflict that drives a plot forward.

I'll get a post up a little later tonight with my practice combat turn.