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Offline LeonisTopic starter

System-based Modern RPG: Players wanted!
« on: April 18, 2010, 09:23:20 PM »
I would like to test out my RPG combat system with a group RP session.Please note that I will be keeping track of all your stats for you; the only things you need to worry about are what to do in combat and how to allocate your stats.

This RP is set in the megalopolis of San Lironus in the year 2037. The overlapping cities are all lead by one Mayor Albert Drake, whose laws emphasize security over freedom. Security cameras and guards are on every corner of every street and in every room of every building, and numerous measures are made to ensure that there will be no revolt against the government. The government has complete control of the market so that the civilians can't abuse it. You are not allowed to speak against the government, lest you be punished. Because of this, they also have control over the media, erasing anything that would inconvenience them and replacing it with their own lies, touting them as fact. All of this is helped by the aid of a powerful supercomputer, Frater Major, that acts as Drake's all-seeing eyes and all-hearing ears, since it manipulates every camera and controls all TV programming in San Lironus, often broadcasting "inspiring" messages from the mayor himself proclaiming the "glorious achievements" of this city-state, most of which are probably lies to begin with. Are you, as a citizen of the dystopian megalopolis of San Lironus, going to stand up for this? Do you want a revolution?

San Lironus is broken up as follows:
Central City: The central circle of the megalopolis, with all the other districts forming a ring around it. The buildings here are taller than anywhere else in San Lironus, but the tallest of them all is the Grand Citadel, which is so tall it can be seen from anywhere in the city. This important building is home to both the mayor's headquarters and Frater Major's mainframe. Only government officials are even allowed within 100 feet of the citadel, however. The boundary between Central City and the outer cities is marked by a canal that forms a perfect ring around it. The bridges to the other cities serve as security checkpoints.
Trolsco City: The northwest corner of San Lironus' outer ring. This city was built on hilly terrain, and the area is prone to earthquakes. Trolsco is famous for its futuristic hover trolleys used for mass transportation.
Vicarn City: The southwest corner of the outer ring. Home to myriad forms of entertainment. While gambling is illegal in San Lironus if it isn't controlled by the government, the mafia has set up quite a few hidden casinos if one knows where to look. There is even a casino cruise ship that sails the circular canal, boarding from this city only.
Karuzahn City: The northeast corner. Originally a city founded by immigrants from the far east, all foreigners are required by law to live here by law, and as such the buildings' architecture is a bizarre mixup of the various countries that this city represents. This city is the site of the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Carmelia, which presently houses their ambassadors, a rock band called the Chainbreakers. They are using their diplomatic immunity to hold concerts all over San Lironus, performing rock anthems about a world free from the oppression of Frater Major.
Despahr City: The southeast corner. The slums of San Lironus where the poor and homeless often end up. There is less surveillance here compared to the other cities, so there are a lot of rebel factions plotting to overthrow the government here. Conspiracy theorists will tell you that the Empire of Granbrom, a country that San Lironus is not on good terms with to say the least, has set up a secret base right under their enemy's nose, and that it's probably around here somewhere.

The RP begins here: https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=66869.0

If you are interested in this RP, please start by filling out your character sheet as follows:

Name:
Gender:
Age: (Optional)
Occupation: (As long as it fits in the setting.)
Appearance: (Height, weight, eyes, skin, physique, apparel...anything that describes what your character looks like goes here)
Background: (If you want to be in this RP, your character will have to be living in or visiting San Lironus for some reason or another by the time the RP begins)
(The next part of your character sheet is the combat sheet. If you do not fill this out, your character will not be able to participate in combat, and if you intentionally put yourself in harm's way your character will be immediately killed if you fail to fill out the combat sheet.)
Strength: (Determines how much damage you do with weapons, and what weapons you can wield)
Dexterity: (Affects your ability to hit and dodge physical attacks, as well as your Initiative when determining turn order)
Constitution: (Determines maximum hit points (HP), resistance to physical attacks, and affects what kinds of armor you can wear)
Wisdom: (Determines maximum tech points (TP), resistance to magical attacks, and how powerful your skills are)
(You have 67 points to distribute between these four attributes. Each attribute must end up having between 10 and 23 points. You will be given 7 additional points to add to your attributes each time you level up. The highest any attribute can go is 255.)

Once you are done, I will be assigning your character's derived stats and starting equipment. You have a weapon slot, an armor slot, and an accessory slot. I will create your starting equipment and its stats based on your character's occupation, appearance, background, and starting stats, as well as start you out with 3 items in your inventory, and 100 liros (the game's currency). You also begin with one simple skill, and will learn more over the course of the campaign. If you would rather specify what sort of equipment, items, and/or skill you would like to start out with, please do, although your request may need to be modified for balance.

Here is a sample character sheet for my GMPC.

Name: Jack Craft
Gender: Male
Age: 20
Occupation: Engineer
Appearance: A young caucasian man of average height and weight, with unkempt brown hair and hazel eyes. His apparel isn't anything out of the ordinary, either, but he is often seen wearing gloves as he is usually getting himself dirty building things out of spare parts.
Background: Jack always liked crafting things, and has already tried a lot of things in his life, making him something of a jack-of-all-trades. He is currently attending the University of Lironus and studying hard to earn his Engineering degree. He spends his free time seeing what he can build out of spare parts from a nearby junkyard.
Strength: 17
Dexterity: 17
Constitution: 16
Wisdom: 17
(NOTE: The following is to be filled out by the GM, though it can be changed until both the player and GM agree upon it)
Experience: 0/11
Level: 1
HP: 87
TP: 14
Attack: 19
Defense: 18
Resistance: 19
Weapon: Wrench (+2 ATK)
Armor: Overalls (+2 DEF, +2 RES)
Accessory: Gloves (+10% Fire Resistance)
Liros: 100
Inventory:
Bandages: Restores 250 HP.
Tech Drink: Restores 30 TP.
Toolbox: Allows item crafting.

Skills:
Observe: View an enemy's stats and information, including weak points. (Power: N/A. TP Cost: 1)
« Last Edit: April 23, 2010, 12:34:37 AM by Leonis »

Offline LeonisTopic starter

Re: System-based Modern RPG: Players wanted!
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2010, 04:52:25 PM »
Here's the full experience chart for future reference:

1: 0
2: 11
3: 47
4: 128
5: 280
6: 529
7: 907
8: 1448
9: 2187
10: 3162
11: 4414
12: 5986
13: 7921
14: 10,267
15: 13,071
16: 16,384
17: 20,257
18: 24,743
19: 29,898
20: 35,777
21: 42,439
22: 49,944
23: 58,351
24: 67,723
25: 78,125
26: 89,620
27: 102,276
28: 116,159
29: 131,339
30: 147,885
31: 165,869
32: 185,364
33: 206,442
34: 229,180
35: 253,652
36: 279,936
37: 308,110
38: 338,254
39: 370,447
40: 404,772
41: 441,310
42: 480,145
43: 521,362
44: 565,047
45: 611,285
46: 660,165
47: 711,775
48: 766,204
49: 823,543
50: 883,883
51: 947,318
52: 1,013,939
53: 1,083,841
54: 1,157,119
55: 1,233,870
56: 1,314,190
57: 1,398,176
58: 1,485,929
59: 1,577,546
60: 1,673,129
61: 1,772,778
62: 1,876,597
63: 1,984,687
64: 2,097,152
65: 2,214,098
66: 2,335,629
67: 2,461,851
68: 2,592,873
69: 2,728,801
70: 2,869,744
71: 3,015,812
72: 3,167,114
73: 3,323,763
74: 3,485,869
75: 3,653,545
76: 3,826,904
77: 4,006,061
78: 4,191,130
79: 4,382,226
80: 4,579,467
81: 4,782,969
82: 4,992,850
83: 5,209,227
84: 5,432,222
85: 5,661,953
86: 5,898,541
87: 6,142,107
88: 6,392,774
89: 6,650,664
90: 6,915,901
91: 7,188,609
92: 7,468,913
93: 7,756,938
94: 8,052,811
95: 8,356,658
96: 8,668,607
97: 8,988,787
98: 9,317,325
99: 9,654,353
100: 9,999,999

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Re: System-based Modern RPG: Players wanted!
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010, 09:27:26 PM »
Name: Mikael Tessla
Gender: Male
Age: 24
Occupation: Mechanic
Appearance: (6'5", 190, blue eyes, skin: pale, physique: athletic, White leather coat over red shirt with ox blood red leather pants and work boots)
Background: Ex soldier who got fed up with the politics in the military and came to the city to life a simple life as a mechanic
Strength: (17)
Dexterity: (17)
Constitution: (15)
Wisdom: (19)
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Re: System-based Modern RPG: Players wanted!
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2010, 09:44:28 PM »
Name: Jessie Kross
Gender: Male
Age: unknown, although he appears mid 20's
Occupation: none officially. Underground hacker
Appearance: 5'10" 175. Slinder to mid build with red, shoulder length hair and blue eyes. Typiccaly seen in bluejeans, sneakers, and a longsleeve shirt with a black leather vest, trying to stay as descrete as possible.
Background: Jessie is a drifter, moving from town to town, stealing what he needs to survive. One day he drifted into town, not realizing the security here was on near lockdown. He has stuck around, mainly due to the fact that he doesn't have the money to get out yet, and he enjoys the challange of trying to break this seemingly "uber" system.

Strength: 12
Dexterity: 20
Constitution: 16
Wisdom: 19

Offline LeonisTopic starter

Re: System-based Modern RPG: Players wanted!
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2010, 09:48:17 PM »
These are Mikael's derived stats:

Experience: 3/11
Level: 1
HP: 79
TP: 14
Attack: 19
Defense: 18
Resistance: 22
Weapon: Handgun (+2 ATK)
Armor: Leather Coat (+2 DEF, +3 RES)
Accessory: Boots (+1 DEF)
Liros: 103
Inventory:
Bandages: Restores 250 HP
Tech Drink: Restores 30 TP
Toolbox: Allows item crafting

Skills:
Stealth: Raises Evasion. (Power: 2. TP Cost: 3. Duration: 5 rounds)
« Last Edit: April 22, 2010, 10:49:47 PM by Leonis »

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Re: System-based Modern RPG: Players wanted!
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2010, 10:03:05 PM »
Jessie's derived stats.

Experience: 3/11
Level: 1
HP: 87
TP: 14
Attack: 13
Defense: 18
Resistance: 22
Weapon: Knife (+1 ATK)
Armor: Leather Vest (+2 DEF, +3 RES)
Accessory: Viral Drive (+25% damage to machines while equipped)
Liros: 103
Inventory:
Bandages: Restores 250 HP
Tech Drink: Restores 30 TP
Camjammer: Disables security cameras in the immediate area. Gone after one use.
Shiny Coin: This might be worth something...

Skills:
Steal: Attempt to steal an enemy's items. (Power: N/A. TP Cost: 2)
« Last Edit: April 22, 2010, 10:50:26 PM by Leonis »

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Re: System-based Modern RPG: Players wanted!
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2010, 10:15:28 PM »
As I'm itching to try out the system, I would like to run your characters through a test battle. I'll even let you keep the XP and Liros! Your opponents:

Street Rat
Level: 1
HP: 20
Attack: 18
Defense: 10
Wisdom: 12
Speed: 16
XP: 2
Liros: 1

Security Bot
Level: 1
HP: 24
Attack: 15
Defense: 13
Wisdom: 10
Speed: 12
XP: 1
Liros: 2

Want to try it out? If so, specify what action you will take in the first round:
Attack -- Standard physical attack. Be sure to specify your target.
Defend -- Reduces any damage you take during the round by 50%.
Skill -- Use one of your skills. Specify the skill and target, if necessary.
Item -- Use an item from your character's inventory. Specify target if necessary.
Run -- Attempt to escape from battle. Higher DEX scores increase the likelihood.

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Re: System-based Modern RPG: Players wanted!
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2010, 10:19:13 PM »
I'll attempt to steal from the street rat.

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Re: System-based Modern RPG: Players wanted!
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2010, 10:22:24 PM »
I'll shoot at the security bot.

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Re: System-based Modern RPG: Players wanted!
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2010, 10:32:45 PM »
ROUND 1

Initiatives
Mikael: 18 (3rd)
Jessie: 21 (1st)
Street Rat: 19 (2nd)
Security Bot: 11 (4th)

Jessie steals a Shiny Coin from Street Rat!
Street Rat tries to bite Jessie, but misses.
Mikael fires his handgun at Security Bot, and does 12 damage.
Security Bot fires a laser at Jessie, and does 14 damage.

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Re: System-based Modern RPG: Players wanted!
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2010, 10:33:59 PM »
Jessie will attempt to attack the security bot

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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2010, 10:36:08 PM »
attack the rat

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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2010, 10:43:11 PM »
ROUND 2

Initiatives
Mikael: 15 (3rd)
Jessie: 20 (1st)
Street Rat: 17 (2nd)
Security Bot: 11 (4th)

Jessie stabs the Security Bot. CRITICAL HIT! Security Bot takes 16 damage.
Security Bot is totally wrecked!
Street Rat bites Mikael for 16 damage.
Mikael shoots the Street Rat and does 15 damage.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2010, 10:45:01 PM by Leonis »

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Re: System-based Modern RPG: Players wanted!
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2010, 10:44:35 PM »
Jessie Will attempt to stab the Street Rat

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« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2010, 10:45:59 PM »
Kicks at the rat out of anger

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« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2010, 10:48:55 PM »
ROUND 3

Initiatives
Mikael: 19 (2nd)
Jessie: 22 (1st)
Street Rat: 16 (3rd)

Jessie stabs the Street Rat for 12 damage, killing it.

VICTORY!
Earthbound - You Win!

Mikael and Jessie gain 3 XP and 3 Liros each.

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Re: System-based Modern RPG: Players wanted!
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2010, 10:51:49 PM »
woot

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Re: System-based Modern RPG: Players wanted!
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2010, 10:52:09 PM »
I have updated your character sheets accordingly.

Tell me, how was it? At higher levels combat won't be this straightforward, as right now your options are limited...

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« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2010, 10:54:40 PM »
fun

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Re: System-based Modern RPG: Players wanted!
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2010, 11:02:42 PM »
Thank you for the test run. I am also fairly confident that my system will work at higher levels as well, provided the myriad of skills everyone has by that point are all balanced.

I'm considering increasing the XP and Liro rewards so that you won't have to fight the same monsters over and over to level up, since the whole battle process has to be done manually and it's not automated like a video game...

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Re: System-based Modern RPG: Players wanted!
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2010, 11:09:28 PM »
That sounds like a good idea.

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« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2010, 11:38:23 PM »
Well, the RP itself is a freeform one until you get into a combat situation, at which point it'll use this system.

I'll be posting it soon, actually. I'll have the link in my first post when I do.

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Re: System-based Modern RPG: Players wanted!
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2010, 08:12:35 AM »
sounds fun,  at seems like the system works pretty well. Keep me posted bro.

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Re: System-based Modern RPG: Players wanted!
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2010, 11:45:55 PM »
I would also like to say that you should invest in damage-dealing specials since both of you have your WIS score so high. While you were dealing around 15 damage with regular attacks, a level 1 tech would have done over 30 damage easily.

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Re: System-based Modern RPG: Players wanted!
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2010, 01:05:27 PM »
cool system