Gentlemen, the legend will never die. Here we will discuss the up and coming game, Song of Swords, which is to be the spiritual successor to the dead game Riddle of Steel. Our team of men has worked tirelessly under the direction of the old Fechtmaster John Galt himself, and we have recently confirmed that he will be himself returning to bring the good 'ol bloodsport back to /tg/.The prior threads can be provided to those interested, and all questions will be answered by me, or by one of my associates. The temporary forums are also available at http://opaque.freeforums.net/index.cgi?board=general until such a time as our website is up and running.Soon, the kickstarter will begin, and then the game will quickly find its way into the well-deserving hands of /tg/'s finest. Tonight, also, there will be a special event, a classic Fecht run by the old Slav himself, John Galt, who is making a return to show us the true strength of Steel.So, raise your voices high, sharpen your swords, PUT YOUR GUNS ON, and join us in this feasting of swords!
Standardized intro, huh? Getting tired of writing the same thing a new way every thread, happened to me too.Really though, when can we expect Galt?
>>24249495Archibald Cunningham with tits. She who killed the Bear in single combat.
Sallet Helm Standing By
>>24249533...See now I'm afraid to ask who The Bear is.
>>24249543The Bear was a character designed to take advantage of one of the more imbalanced systems in Riddle: Grappling. He had maxed out Strength and Toughness and full plate armor, so he could withstand attacks, move in, grab somebody, and pull their limbs off one by one.
>>24249532Very soon. I spoke with him a few minutes ago, he said something about 'too many swords,' I think he made three champions and then realized that they all just had wildly different kinds of... Swords. Don't know what he means to do.
>>24249565Grappling in Riddle of Steel was kind of like grappling in Dwarf Fortress Adventure Mode. You grabbed a limb, trapped it, and then could proceed from there.
>>24249533The bad guy from Rob Roy? I had to look that shit up. Imagining a female Tim Roth is hardly a pleasant endeavor.>>24249565And Sarah Gizka defeated this monster? Must've been an amazon.
>>24249590Indeed. (In fact, fighting in DF Adventure mode in general is, in the current version, a lot like Riddle of Steel combat)
>>24249588I can dig it. A spear or an axe would be cool to have, though. He'll probably fix it, his first fight that I remember was a guy with a pike fighting a sword & board fellow.Pike guy actually won, biggest upset of all time.
>>24249627Nope. See, she was like Archibald Cunningham in that she was petite, slim, and faster with her blade than greased lightning. She basically drowned the Bear in her gigantic smallsword dicepool, IIRC.
>>24249627http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27M5KWI_q50Now replace Liam Neeson with a fucking minotaur. That's what we're going to get from Galt. Ideally the ending will be different.
A few threads so far, huh? How's the game looking guys, worth backing?
Gizka was basically a Dexterity whore. Fast fast fast was her game.>>24249484That's a good GIF.
>>24249701Gizka wasn't the type to gloat before she murdered your ass, unlike Cunningham.
>>24249755Well we haven't played it, obviously, but what I'm hearing all sounds good. Even if it were just for an edited, better organized version of Riddle, I'd pay for it.
>>24249755I think it's the only Kickstarter I'll ever back. I want these guys to succeed. Wait until Galt's thread later today. He should be using a demo of the Song of Swords rules, so we can see where it is at this time.Besides, the rules will be released for free whether the Kickstarter succeeds or fails. The money's actually going to improve the game, not fund its initial existence.
Alright, I've spoken with the man, and we've changed our minds: The fight will be run here, so as not to take up too much of /tg/'s precious frontpage. We're not animals, you know! It will be commencing in a few minutes, so I'm going to let you guys known about some of the rules changes that will be in-effect so that it's not cumbersome when it starts, alright?
>>24249956brb changing pants
Alright, first up, we aren't going to be doing anything too crazy. Proficiencies will be old, Toughness will be old (the Hef actually get tougher if you run them through our system, which... They don't need to be tougher, let's just say that) and most of the rest will be recognizable to you.However, the combat will have an additional, major component, albeit one that only matters in the first round: Orientation now has -three- possibilities instead of two. Offense, Cautious, and Defense. (Red/Yellow/Blue.)Offense means, as before, you charge in with full intent of attacking.Cautious, which is new, you move in prepared to attack or defend. If faced with Offense, Cautious becomes a Defensive stance, and if faced with Defense, Cautious becomes an Offensive stance. If faced with another Cautious result, the two circle and throw again, or the one with the higher Reflex may elect to become Offensive, and the other Defensive.Defense means, as before, that you defend.This is an important part of the game. For the sake of nostalgia, and our desire to produce a smoothe game, most-everything will use Old Riddle of Steel rules. In future fights, we will implement more and more of the new rules as we have them tested.
>>24250090That's an awesome way to tease the new rules as they become codified.
>>24250090Why would you ever not go cautious instead of defense?
>>24250090>Cautious, which is new, you move in prepared to attack or defend. If faced with Offense, Cautious becomes a Defensive stance, and if faced with Defense, Cautious becomes an Offensive stance. If faced with another Cautious result, the two circle and throw again, or the one with the higher Reflex may elect to become Offensive, and the other Defensive.FFFFFFmy money etc
>>24250179Probably limits on what maneuvers you can use, like in TRoS.
>>24250090Sounds good. Toughness directly subtracts from the damage you receive. If you would receive four damage (a level four wound) but have toughness 4 or higher, you instead take no wound at all. Making toughness more balanced was one of the design goals for SoS according to what we've been told in these threads.
>>24250179It will effect some maneuvers you can use, and we're considering adding a cost to switching to one or the other, so that you pay a bit for your versatility.Since the Hef are not terribly... Defensive creatures, it's unlikely to come up this fight anyway.
>>24250179There are some maneuvers and stances you can only take if you are in a certain mode.
>>24250285The time has come, James. If you will remove yourself from my chair, I would prefer to use a real computer, I will be in in a moment. You have a pad, no?
>>24250321>Galt relegates Rome to godless iPadThe first blow has been struck.
>>24250321Oh fuck me.
>>24250321You have no idea how long I've been waiting for this moment, Galt. No idea.Deus Galt. It's time for the great prophesized day, the one we all have waited for these long cold months.Welcome back, Galt. I hope you're ready to find out who is deadliest.
Gentlemen, if you will give a moment to unload the files I have prepared for this event, I will then begin. I am sure you will be pleased. It is good to be back.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMQALgAdr_sI have broken too many sure promises already. Let us redeem my failures with blood.
I love playing games where we pretend to slaughter human beings!
>>24250321WE ARE HERE FOR THE RETURN.THE PROMISED DAY HAS ARRIVED>
>>24250433Good lad, that's the spirit.
Am I not a GURPSfag? Have I not pitted warriors against one another in the name of dueling? Did I not run FATAL Fecht and make an appropriate sacrifice to the greater powers?Has our moment not arrived? Is this not why we all have remained here? Is it not time?
>>24250639It had to be the final component to the fight. It worked. We did it.
>>24250665We did it. Together.
Very good, I believe I have everything. Tonight, our battle will be against the most debauched, depraved, and virulent of monsters, creatures both soulless and without empathy, who prey upon the races of men in all manners, consuming their flesh, destroying their livelihoods, and violating their women.I am speaking of course of the Hef. Those of you who were expecting an ethnic joke, I assure you, it was a trial.On a certain hillock in a distant land, unfamiliar to all those who now fight in its defense, three officers take view of their situation.Bent over the map of the village is Rade Sark. An elf from the Zellish tribes who prowl the oceans, he is the captain of the vessel which brought this unhappy party here to cover the retreat of a tide of refugees fleeing the Hef invasion. "For the Seven's sake," he spits bitterly, as he realizes that the circular structure around the village is in fact not a palisade, but a tea stain from a mug.To his right, peering out of the window at the tide of fur and slavering claws that are even now cresting the horizon, is Sandoval Sulla, scion of a noble, but famously ill-fortuned family, and a knight in service to the Empress of Illegon. He has never fought a Hef before. He relishes the opportunity. A member of his family has fought and died in every war ever fought on the penninsula of his homeland, and so, he figures, this distant land holds no danger to him.And in the corner, sliding a smooth stone down the edge of a sidesword, is little Sarah Gizka, silently pondering how she got here, after so deftly evading dying like an idiot for so many years. She looks up, and assesses her company. She says nothing, but sharpens faster.
>>24250639You've done your part. All that's left is Galt.
>>24250686I was hoping for the bear.>captcha: Staboky picturesque
>>24250686"We can't hold the village." Rade says, straightening, and adjusting the heavy sword at his side, "The refugees are dead, we should go home.""They live still," says Sulla, casting a disdainful glance at the elf, "and we are tasked with protecting them. I am no coward." he gestures to the horde, "besides, they're between us and your boat. I hope your men had the good sense to cast off and leave us to die. I rather liked that one with the bronze nose.""Then we're dead." Rade said, throwing his hands up. He glanced at Gizka. "She's worse than dead. How would you like to die, Illegozi?""In battle," Sulla said, "buying time for the innocent. For those we cherish, I would gladly die.""There is always a way out." Gizka said. The two men turned to glance at her. She rarely spoke. "Always."The three exited the building, and saw the tide as it approached. Their band organized itself quickly, taking up positions between the buildings, preparing to hold out until the bitter end.>Which of these three doomed heroes would you command, /tg/? Stats to follow.
>>24250868Rade Sark"I should've been a merchant."St 5 Wp 6Ag 7 Wit 7TO 5 Per 6Reflex: 7Move: 8KO: 8KD: 6Proficiency: Cut & Thrust 10Equipment: Breastplate (AV 5), Buffcoat (AV 3), plate chausses (AV 5), heavy boots (AV 2) Weapon: Heavy Cavalry Saber (Pallasch)Combat Pool: 16Sandoval Sulla"It's a good day to die."St 8 Wp 8Ag 6 Wit 6TO 6 Per 4Reflex: 6Move: 11 (8)KO: 10KD: 7Proficiency: Polearm 10Equipment: Full Plate Armor, Gorget, Plate Armet, All AV 5Weapon: Light LanceCombat Pool: 12Sarah Gizka"I'm hungry, where'd I put those cashews?"St 3 Wp 6Ag 8 Wit 8TO 4 Per 8Reflex: 8Move: 9KO: 7KD: 5Proficiency: Rapier 15Equipment: Leather boots (AV 2), leather vest (AV 2)Weapon: SideswordCombat Pool: 23
>>24250936(That's an error, sorry, Sulla should have a Spear, not a light lance.)
>>24250936> Sulla>Polearm Master RaceWe have a winner
>>24250936Everyone is going to say Gizka, so I'm goig to say Sark.
(>Implying I'm not going to run all three)I should've said which you'd like to play as first.
Holy shit. A tie.Sark: 3Gizka: 3Sulla: 2
Rolled 2>>24251032Alright, we'll flip for it. 1 it's Gizka, 2 it's Sark.
>>24251032Roll dice.(I voted for Sark.)>>24251050Yessss
A javelin landed near Rade's feet. Something warm splashed over his face. He didn't open his eyes. For him, nothing existed except the burning rush of the Rakia pouring down his throat. He held the bottle aloft for a long time, filtering out the sound of the missile exchange and the cries of the wounded.He returned the world, and tossed the bottle to his side. The Hef were pouring down upon them, but they were staggered, they had no concept of logistics, or organized movement. Those who were here were tired, and eager. He drew his sword, and stepped forward to meet the death he had so long fled.>Rade's heavy cavalry sword is basically a Pallasch, so we'll be using those stats. I'll post the Hef stat next, and we'll begin in earnest!
>>24251138BEHOLD.Our first adversary, the Human Hef, the product of the rape of a human woman by a monstrous Hef. Its CP will be considered to be 12. This one is overeager and inexperienced, which is why it made it here first.It is large, hairy, and has a terrifying, vaguely-human face, topped with vicious horns. It has no weapons, preferring to tear its foes to pieces with its bare claws and fangs.Rade must make a Stance declaration. What will he go?
>>24251196Something defensive, definitely. These things are fucking scary.
>>24251196Attack attack attack!
>>24251196>TO 8>WP 5>Ref lower than oursThey're definitely throwing red. Let's throw yellow.
>>24251196This is the red yellow blue thing, right? I'd say we should go cautious. Is there a penalty to going cautious?
Guys, is it wrong that I actually like Hef, like as a monster species?I mean, their rape thing is unique, it's their Monster Hat.Included with all of the other rape-centered beasts in Of Beasts and Men it's stupid, but just on their own they're a coll monster race that are easy to hate, and therefor easy to get your combat-wary players to fight them.
>>24251241"They rape everything" is pretty cheap and effortless way to make a monster. Anyone could create that.
Between cautious and defensive, we will say Cautious.Rade throws Yellow, the Hef throws Red.So, the Hef is on the offense first! The beast intends to swing a massive, powerful blow to the side of Rade's head with its mighty paw with 8 dice. The ATN of these claws is 7, and it is at Medium range because of the great size of the Hef.What will Rade's defense be?
>>24251294The Pallasch says it's long range, do we get a bonus for outranging the monster?
>>24251294Uh, parry that shit?
>>24251294Parry the blow and go in for some blood?
>>24251294If we parry it, is there a risk that it will hurt itself on the blade?
Pull back, step to the side, and slice upwards into the brachial artery of the monster's arm.
>>24251343>All those maneuversI want this game now. Let's try a quick riposte.
>>24251343Okay, counter then. We need to wear this fucker down, not just fend it off constantly.
>>24251335Let us say yes. Each die success you get over the Hef's total will count as one margin of success for an attack, aimed at the Hef's arm, with half of Rade's strength as the damage modifier instead of full. This is unlikely to hurt it, but you never know.We will do a parry, since that is the predominant answer, how many dice should we use? The Pallasch's DTN is 7, and you want to at least match the Hef's number of successes.I do recommend that you all read >>24251343, is that Burrowowl's work?
Voting on parry with 8 dice, personally. Save some on backup for the next part of this round.
>>24251343Oh, well counter then.
>>24251381I say 10. We don't want to take any chances here, even a light brush from one of these things could be fatal, look at that strength.
>>24251403I say nine, keep some in reserve.
>>24251380>>24251393And don't worry fellows, you will have many chances to test out all of the maneuvers. Fights like this don't last one round.
>>24251316WOAH.Yes! Yes you do! The Hef has to pay 1 die to attack, so it is actually attacking with 7. Thank you sir, I forgot about the Pallasch range.
>>24251381I'm gonna second 9. Rade seems like a lucky guy, right?....Wait... Aw screw it, let's do it.
>>24251381Yes, it is Burrowowl's work. I've fixed a number of typos there but it's his work.Here are the options for EVASION.Full EvasionPartial EvasionDuck & Weave
Are we summing the dice or taking the highest result?
>>24251441>>24251410Very well.7 dice at ATN 7 for the Hef,9 dice at DTN 7 for Rade.You guys should roll, I am famously unlucky.
Rolled 6, 1, 5, 7, 3, 5, 1, 1, 2 = 31>>24251479Rade
Rolled 9, 4, 6, 9, 3, 2, 1, 9, 6 = 49>>24251479Rollan'.
>>24251477Ahh, here is how it works. These dice are all D10s. Each one that is equal to or over the target number is a Success.So you are comparing Successes on each side. At TN 8, the roll of 3, 9, and 10 is TWO successes.
>>24251490>ONE SEVENDAMN IT
Rolled 4, 9, 3, 3, 2, 8, 3 = 32>>24251479Rolling for the hef.
Rolled 8, 9, 9, 9, 5, 3, 3 = 46>>24251491And if you want us to roll the Hef as well...
>>24251490>>24251509You get a shitty roll! And you get a shitty roll! Everyone gets a shitty roll!
oh jeez, this isn't looking so good
Rolled 3Rade: 1Hef: 2A fine start.Oh my. It would seem that Rade is in for a rough evening. Here is a damage table, from Riddle of Steel, for the Hef's attack. We will roll 1d6, and this will determine where the attack hits, and what armor applies.
>>24251560The Hef only succeeded by 1!
Rolled 3>>24251577Rade is going to die.
>>24251512>>24251560Oh thank god you didn't count this one.
>>24251577Well well! The Hef has struck the Breastplate. Rade's TO of 5 and his armor value of 5 make is total AV 10 on the chest.The Hef inflicts Str+1 damage with its claws, and has a margin of success of 1, making it Strength 10 hit precisely.The Hef's claw hammers through Rade's guard, and its bladed talons screech audibly across his breastplate. He spins with the blow, to find himself facing a second attack!The Hef has the Agressive stance still, because it hit, though it did no damage. It declares a second attack with its remaining 4 dice. Because it hit, it is now at its optimal range, and suffers no penalty. Rade, however, will suffer a 1 die cost if he attempts to parry, because his sword is inside its optimum range.What action!? Rade has 7 dice remaining.
>>24251610>>24251608He already rolled the d6, in his post.>>24251647EVERYBODY READ
>>24251647Counter it with 7. A counter isn't a parry, right? Let's punish this son of a bitch.
>>242516475 dice on Partial Evasion, keep two open which we can throw down to be the aggressor on the next exchange instead of being on the defensive.Any in favour?
>>24251647Counter with seven dice.
>>24251678>Dice are then allocated as in any standard parryLooks like it counts as a parry, unfortunately
>>24251678This. We have 7 dice to his 4. Let's make him pay for his aggression.
>>24251683I'm voting for this guy's plan.
Rolled 3>>24251683I'm in
>>24251647Sorry, forgot to specify, the Hef is swinging for zone III: Horizontal attack to the torso, with chance of hitting the arms. Bear this in mind in your calculations.
>>24251702>>24251700>>24251678Another thing to note: counters have a 2 CP activation cost, also minus the 1 CP for counting as a parry. So we're defending with 5 dice if it's a Partial Evasion plan, we're defending with 4 dice if it's a Counter.
>>24251683I guess this is more reasonable. Counter usually has an activation cost anyway, best not to risk losing more dice than necessary. Is that 5 dice at 7 to the beast's 4 at 7? If we just parried, even with the penalty we'd have 6.
>>24251678Declaring a counter costs 2 CP. Then we're down to 5 dice.Then dice are allocated like a parry. We're at Medium range and our weapon is Long ranged, so we take a 1 die penalty.We'd be rolling 4 at our DTN of 7, versus a Partial Evasion that gives us 5 at 7. Or even 7 at 7 if we devote all our dice to it.
>>24251751Counter lets you get an attack in though.
Let's do the Evasion, it's what a person probably would do in reality, so it makes sense.5 dice at 74 dice at 7.Roll well brothers!
>>24251751>>24251752>>24251767Oh jeez, I forgot that. Switching vote to>>24251683
>>24251767Changing my vote to partial evasion at 7 then.
Rolled 7, 5, 7, 10, 1 = 30>>24251780FOR THE MOTHERLAND!
Rolled 8, 8, 1, 8 = 25>>24251780Rolling for Hef 'cause guy beat me to it.
Rolled 4, 3, 9, 9 = 25>>24251780rolling for hef
>>24251797http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPtPjMdtofkFor the motherland indeed. (Zell. Zeta. Anyone get it? No? Ok...)
>>24251803>>24251797Inspite of Rade's best efforts, we've succeeded!
>>24251803Stop rolling.You keep getting us hurt.
This is so fucking tense, did we live?
>>24251797>>242518033 each at 7. Rade survives!
>>24251846Goddamnit Rhade. You're working for the Hef, aren't you?
So I think we evaded and gain initive for the next exchange.
>>24251838Hey, I feel kinship with the man. You should see me try to roll anything.Looks like each got 3 at 7, and Rade has the dice left over to buy the initiative back, as per Partial Evasion's rules!Rade ducks the sweep, snarling, and rises on the now backfooted Hef.POOL REFRESHIt is now Round 2! Rade has 16 dice, the Hef has 12 dice! Rade is up first!
>>24251846I know those screenshots. I really liked that LP. Good show, sir. Polite sage for off-topic.
>>24251885what distance are we at?
>>24251885Full attack at 16 dice. Because fuck the hef, it is his turn to get raped.
>>24251900This is an important question. John?
>>24251903you cray-cray, gonna get us killed
>>24251903Let's not go full Leeroy on him yet.
>>24251900We are still at Medium range, which means Rade suffers a 1 die cost to attack.However... He does have the initiative, and a big pool. There is the risk of going full and having the Hef try to buy the initiative, though!
>>24251923We do need to strike though. If we're still at Medium range, we can Draw Cut!
>>24251930OH SHIT NIGGA IT'S HAPPENING!
>>24251924I say we go with a normal cut at 7 dice to the head, and get ready for a follow up.Unless we want to try out Twitching him.
>>24251924Let him, we have the right stats for it, it'd be our Agility (huge) versus his willpower (shit), and it's at our respective Reflexes, of which ours is also much better. If he tries to buy the initiative, he's just wasted, what, 6 dice?
>>24251966Never mind this>>24251930Let's do this shit.
>>24251930Let's fucking do it, Draw Cut him at 15 dice. DRAW CUT ITS BALLS, we were "rising up" from having ducked its attack remember? Let's unzip the bitch like a sweater.
So what's the plan?
>>24251985Twitching would be silly.I say we Draw Cut at 13 Dice. To his...upper shoulder? Left or Right?
>>24251930>Striking with the weapon at hand to do a cutting attack and drawing the weapon along the body.>Stipulations>Melee Offensive Maneuver>Activation Cost: Varies>The range of the weapon at hand is reduced by one.>Use>Roll attack with the attack TN (strike) of the weapon at hand.>If the attacker wins, he lands his blow and retains imitative.>Add his draw cut modifier, subtract 1 from the damage of cloth or leather armored opponents, and subtract 2 from the damage of metal armored opponents.>Available at proficiency level 2.I like this plan.
>>24252009YESHIT HIM RIGHT IN HIS RAPE STICK
>>24252009>>24251930This is the correct choice. So it will be.The Hef cannot comprehend the severity of what is coming. It declares a defense with 8 dice, expecting to shrug off the attack and then strike a killing blow.15 dice at 7VS8 dice at 7 (Partial Evasion.)
A Draw Cut with our Strength of 5 would mean we deal ST+2+1 damage, or 5+2+1 = 8. That'd be enough to cancel out his 8 Toughness. Then we're just riding on having more successes than him to wound him!I already voted for 13 dice Draw Cut but let's Draw Cut and put at LEAST 13 dice into it!
Rolled 2, 9, 2, 10, 2, 4, 6, 1, 9, 1, 4, 7, 5, 9, 8 = 79>>24252057AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa
Rolled 2, 9, 5, 6, 7, 6, 8, 2 = 45>>24252057rollin' for hef.
Rolled 6, 3, 3, 1, 6, 7, 7, 7, 2, 8, 7, 4, 9, 2, 7 = 79>>24252057
>>24252075>6>>24252078>3Level 3 wound?Level 3 wound.
>>24252075>all those 2s >all those 1s
>>24252075>>242520786 vs 3.
Rolled 9, 10, 7, 9, 3, 5, 9, 2, 3, 1, 1, 7, 3, 3, 5 = 77>>24252079>>24252075>both equal 79DESTINY AWAITS
3 successes on the defense to 6 successes on the offense.That is, in fact, a level 3 wound... To the upward swinging chart. You guys may roll this one. 1d6, you know the drill.
>>24252093let the rapening begin!
Rolled 3>>24252119GROIN GROIN GROIN
Rolled 1>>24252129>>24252127Well that's CLOSE to the groin...
>>24252139But hey, at least we get to knock him down.
NOTE:If we were Ghizka, we would have the Greater Accuracy gift, which would allow us to alter these rolls by +- 1 or 2.
Wasn'tthat 7 successes on offense , since 10 counts as two?
>>24252127>>24252129BL: 9Shock: 5Pain: 16-WP (11)"Deep cut, hit bone: Meat! (roll knockdown)."The Hef's Knockdown is 7, but even if it succeeds, it's at 1 CP because of the pain, and at 0 CP next Refresh because of the residual shock.The Hef howls in anguish and rage--it is a shrill howl-- and collapses into a heap in front of Rade, who steps over it, thinks better of it, and turns around to bury his sword up to the hilt in the thing's back.He turns to face his next opponent. Perhaps it is a good day to live, too.
>>24252165so she's a groin seeking missile?
>>24252205>10 counts as twoThis isn't the Storyteller system.
>>24252222Probably in multiple ways...
>>24252218The elf has one hef pelt for his wall.
>>24252218Should we switch to another combatant, or continue with Sark until he kills another Hef, or dies a painful death? I know some of you guys wanted to see a good Counter, and you definitely won't see any of those with Gizka or Sulla behind the helm.Your choice. After the first round, I will also activate the Mystery Box: Each combatant has something special about them not on their sheet that will become active after their first fight.
>>24252266Lets continue, I do want to see a good counter.
>>24252266>Do you want the thing you've wanted for years>OR do you want the mystery box?God damn it. We'll get to Gizka though, right?
>>24252266Sark's rampage should continue.
>>24252277The double dubs speak truth.
>>24252266Let's continue. Mystery Box ahoy!EVERYBODY READThis is what BL, S, and P are.Shock in tRoS is rather similar to Shock in GURPS.
>>24252266DO WHAT YOU WANT 'CAUSE A PIRATE IS FREERADE'S A PIRATE (Is Rade pronounced "raw-day" or "Raid"?)
Sark moves forward. His men--marines from the Black Fleet--fight furiously to repel the Hef onslaut. To his right, a Hef tears a midshipman's arm from his body, and flings the flailing lad ten yards. Rade turns upon it, and sneers. "Boy had a nice singing voice," he says, and draws his pistol.The Pistol can be used to parry at DTN 8, but can also have up to 5 dice (Rade's missile pool) put into it from CP as a second attack. This can only be fired once per opponent faced. Rade still has his sword and can use it normally.
>>24252419Can't we just shoot the hef in the back of the head?
>>24252419So! What Orientation will Rade go? This Hef looks a bit more experienced (13 CP) and is well into its bloodthirsty frenzy.
>>24252447Perhaps not the back, but you could take a shot with 5 before combat begins--but it will come out of your first round's pool if the beast somehow survives.
>>24252478We should save it, we might need it if a bigger Hef shows up. We can take this punk. I say we go red, cleave his bitch ass right in half.
>>24252478take the shot, we can always go for a full evade if things get too hairy
>>24252478It would be a chance to try out the shooting in the game.
go blue, get ready for counter city
>>24252419>gunsTrouble or no, let's take the shot. All 5 dice.
The beast turns, slavering, into the barrel of Rade's gun. He pulls the trigger, lazily.5 dice at ATN 5 (Jesus Christ.) Afterwards we'll roll for hit location.
Rolled 1, 4, 4, 2, 2 = 13>>24252552Die!
Rolled 2, 8, 10, 4, 10 = 34>>24252552AHHHHHHH MOTHERLAND
Rolled 3, 6, 2, 8, 3 = 22>>24252552
>>24252566OH WHAT THE FUCK
>>24252566hahahaha, oh jesus he has bad aim
>>24252566>CRITICAL FAILUREWe rolled no successes and a 1.
>>24252566You are officially the best at space.
>>24252620Don't we need to roll TWO '1's to count as a fumble?
Rolled 2>>24252649Alright, Misfires. We roll 1d6-1 (thank God it's a handgun) and this is the amount of damage distributed over Rade's upper body. It's not actually likely to be much, because it's only a handgun and he has a lot of armor.
>mfw my roll
Rolled 6>>24252696So... 1. Another for location....
>>24252703Don't worry about it. You should see some of the shit I've done in these threads. Nice to see you again, Galt, I'll keep more of these ready.
>>24252703>mfw your roll
Ok, so the book says it's a level 1 wound (doesn't say what kind, I'll assume piercing because it's shrapnel) to the firing hand. Thankfully that's Rade's off-hand, so it won't effect much. His gun's ruined though.But he's a pirate, so, you know, he has five.
>>24252796>Shock 5-WP>Pain 6-WP>Rade Sark has 6 WP
>>24252829>>24252796>But he's a pirate, so, you know, he has five.Talk about a silver lining.I'll uhI'll let someone else shoot.
>>24252796Looks like his WP nullifies the shock and pain. Am I reading it right?
>>24252796Alright, we're going full evasion on this bastard's attack.
He clearly did it on purpose, to throw the beat off right?
>>24252796The gun explodes in Rade's hand. The Hef stands, momentarily stunned by the smoke and noise, as Rade glances at a thin bit of steel jutting from his hand. He looks up at the monster, and raises his eyebrows. The beast shakes, and charges.Rade suffers no penalty because of his high Willpower. He's kind of a boss that way. Orientation?
>>24252895Let's go fucking red. He'll never expect it, and we have the reach!
>>24252895White. He's probably throwing Red, so throwing Yellow would mean we're just throwing White anyway.White or Blue, same thing.
>>24252895Defense! Panic, full evade, get out of dodge, reengage with a full pool!
>>24252912>>24252920>>24252924Alright, these make the most sense. Rade throws blue, the Hef of course throws red.The hef declares brutal swing with 11 dice, using one more to add a bonus damage if he succeeds. What is Rade's defense? He has 11 dice left after shooting.
>>24252912>>24252920>>24252924This. We're down five dice, let's just survive until we get a fresh pool.
>>24252937He'll only be swinging with 10 dice, though, thanks to range penalties, right?>>24252924I agree with his plan. All dice to full evasion.
>>24252958Thirded, full evasion with all dice.
>>24252958I factored that in, he has a total pool of 13, remember. Still, 11 to 11, Full Evasion will win basically every time.The Hef has 11 dice to hit at 7.Rade has 11 dice to dodge at 4.So... Yeah. Roll.
Rolled 1, 9, 7, 10, 4, 10, 1, 9, 4, 9, 7 = 71>>24252972Rade is running.
Rolled 4, 5, 5, 5, 4, 5, 1, 5, 1, 3, 2 = 40>>24252972For Rade
Rolled 4, 2, 5, 3, 4, 5, 1, 5, 2, 3, 2 = 36>>2425297211 at 7.
Rolled 9, 3, 2, 6, 10, 4, 10, 7, 9, 10, 4 = 74>>24252972Rolling for Hef
>>24252999>not a single successHoly crap my dice tonight
>>24252999....maybe we -should- have gone red.
>>24252999>>24252993Oh my god.Rade dodges with... More than 1.The Hef CRITICALLY FAILS. On a roll of 11 DICE.He loses half of his dedicated pool (which was all, since he technically used it all on the attack) from his pool as Shock. Since he has no Pool remaining, this is subtracted from his next Refresh.As per Full Evasion, Rade disengages and can now throw Red or Blue or Yellow again. The Hef is going to be at -6 dice for this coming engagement, putting it at a CP of 7!The Hef stumbles over itself as Rade sommersaults between its legs to avoid its disastrous swing, and rises behind it. It spins, awkwardly, to face him. Need I ask what orientation Rade will go?
Rade isn't going home tonight, is he?
>>24252972Are you dialing up the CP of the Hefs by one for each subsequent opponent we face?
>>24252999H-have I made up f-for my poor gunshot r-roll, /tg/?
>>24253059RED.ANOTHER DICK FOR THE DICK THRONE.
>>24253059Red, the blood of angry men.
>>24253059RED AS BLOOD
>>24253059Red please.Lets draw cut again, worked on the last one.Fingers crossed for dickstabbing.
>>24253064To a point, then I start throwing different kinds of Hef. Since the mother is of some random species, it means Hef have a lot of variety.I'm not saying that a Bear Hef is at the end. But a Bear Hef is at the end.
>>24253082Yes. Just roll for the hefs.
>>24253082You may only roll for hef from now on.
>>24253082Yours is a rare gift. Turn it to your advantage, and you will go far.Rade goes Red. The Hef throws Blue!
>>24253098Black, the dark of ages past.
>>24253155Draw-cut to the dick.
>>24253155Swing in with 11. Then swing in with the remaining 5 if it somehow survives. It probably won't have any dice left when the second strike comes.Standard cut, I guess? How does our range advantage help when we're on the offensive? Does it lose a die?
>>24253155Let's cut him on the head, this is basically Sharpe's sword, those things were famous for cleaving heads in half and being basically rods of iron. This unworthy foe does not deserve a mighty groinstab.
It's not rape if it's an elf: It's suicide.
>>24253189Indeed. 11 to the head with the rest in reserve.
Rolled 4, 8, 2, 9, 7, 5, 8, 4, 7, 7, 7 = 68>>24253189>>24253224These I guess, cant always go for the dick.
>>24253175Alright, Rade puts 11 dice on a cut to the Hef's head. The Hef attempts to block with 7 dice, holding its arm up to meet the blow. Even if it succeeds in blocking, Rade's sword will deal damage with half of its total successes to the Hef's forearm.11 at 7 for RadeVS7 at 7 for the Hef.>>24252328Raw-day. Raid-Sark sounds like a kind of prophylactic.
Rolled 5, 6, 8, 4, 3, 1, 1 = 28>>24253224>>24253275I have all these Rhade pictures but since I guess I have to roll for the Hef now...7 at 10.
Rolled 9, 2, 7, 8, 3, 8, 9 = 46>>24253275For the Hef.
>>242532917 at 7, sorry.
>>24253267>7 successes>The Hef only has 7 diceSee yah fucker.
>>24253267Oh god I accidentally rolled before Galt, does that still count?
>>24253291It's like a fucking superpower, holy shit. One success to 7
>>24253312Sure, why not? It was within like 60 seconds of him.
>>24253312Sure, if only for the... Sheer hilarity of having rolled 7 successes at TN 7 and having most of them be 7s.Speaking of which, Rhade, you rolled 1 success out of 7 at 7. You have learned to use your power for justice at last!The Hef loses out by 6 dice, and... Wow. Let me get my head-cuttin' table.
>>24253291Superior rolling for a Superior Knight.
Rolled 3Let's fucking do this. What's the damage... Like 13 total? It's a level 5 wound no matter where it hits.
>>24253415Failing at a parry with the arm also gets you arm hit, doesn't it? So we just cut through his arm, and then through his head.
>>24253415>Real, real messy. Instant Death.
>>24253415Head split in two. Just like Sharpe.
>>24253441Been waiting to crack that one open for a while, no?
>>24253397>Goofus andI feel like there's a joke here, but I'm too dumb to get it.
>>24253457Well, some more are simmering in the stew, so to speak...
>>24253415Well, sucks for that Hef. Are we switching to Glorious Sulla or Gizka yet?
>>24253472You can change the main character's first name.You cannot change his last.
>>24253415Rade slams the sword down, taking the Hef's arm off at the wrist, and then cutting down through one of its horns, sending the little tip spinning off into the dirt. The sword cleaves down through the brainpain and stops lodged between the Hef's lower front teeth.The best remains standing for a moment, before falling to its knees and going limp. Rade sniffs, dismissively, and pulls the sword out. "Lovely."He glances up to see Gizka irritably pulling her sidesword out of a Hef, one foot up on its chest. She sees him and waves. He waves back, before realizing that he's still got a bit of gun in his hand, and pulling it out with his teeth. When he looks up, he sees a Hef sprinting towards him on all fours.Oh, he thinks. "Oh, I see," he says, aloud this time.>>24253536Oh my god, my Slavic Sides.
>>24253574Defensive. That fucker is not going to get at us.
>>24253574Caution: Falling Hef.
Rolled 6, 6, 9, 4, 4 = 29>>24253574Shoot it with five? shoot it with five.
>>24253574Let's throw yellow. If we can get a good counter in we'll switch to Gizka.
>>24253574>AG 11>TO 9>Per 11>Ref 9Well, forget about feinting or trying to trick him. This will be tough.
>>24253634Our gun exploded.
Rolled 2, 5, 5, 2, 10 = 24>>24253652We have more. At least I thought we did.
>>24253652We have four more.>>24252796
>>24253634You should probably have put that up to a vote, but we'll do it so that I can write this.Rade quickly draws a second pistol, and fires. The bullet slams into the creature's forehead... And bounces off.>Gun's strength is 6, with three margins of success, it does 9 damage... The TO of the Hef.Rade's eyes widen for the first time in several years. The beast caterwauls as it leaps towards him!>Defense orientation might be the most reasonable at this juncture. NOTE: You can only Full Evade if you throw Defensive, Cautious can only Partial. Your choice though, I'll wait another second.
>>24253659>>24253662Oh right, yeah, let's shoot the fucker.
>>24253686>NOTE: You can only Full Evade if you throw Defensive, Cautious can only Partial.NICE rule. I like that a lot.Throw White! Holy crap throw white and Full Evasion.
>>24253686>The bullet slams into the creature's forehead... And bounces off....Blue. Full evade.
>>24253686Full defense, throwing blue. We need to refresh our pool.
>>24253686Oh my fucking god, we just shot this thing in the head. Run. RUN.
>>24253686So this is why the Hef are so feared.Jesus fuck shit.
>>24253716>>24253728You're not going to outrun a wolf with 16 - 32 Move!
Alright! The Hef obviously throws Red, Rade throws Blue!The Hef has 15 dice, whereas Rade now has 11.The Hef throws 9 dice on a cut straight down on Rade's head. Defense?
>>24253716I'm reminded of the Napoleon Total War battle advisory."Run away. Run. Away. Run away! Run away!"
Rolled 4, 5, 2, 6, 2, 9, 1, 9, 3, 10, 9 = 60>>24253788FULL EVADE
>>24253788All 11 on Full Defense, it must not know how fucked we are or it'd have thrown all 15.
Rolled 6, 5, 4, 5, 4, 8, 2, 1, 9 = 44>>24253802Hahaha, I remember that one.>>24253788Do I roll for Hef?
PLEASE BAD ROLL MAN!SAVE US!
>>24253818>>24253806HA! we sure showed that Hef who's the master at tactically retreating!
>>24253850We don't know the Hef's ATN yet.
bump limit, new thread?
>>24253818Certainly!7 Successes for Rade, aaaaaaand...at TN 7, 2 successes for the Hef. Fucking nice.Rade barks a shout of "FUCK" that actually causes the Hef to hesitate for a moment. In that picosecond, Rade flings himself back, rolling to his feet to reengage.Alright, we can do orientation now, Rade is at his full pool of 16, the Hef has 15.
>>24253867I'll make in a moment.
>>24253871Go DefensiveCounter Counter Counter CounterAll the dice
>>24253919Someone archive this. I'm no good with descriptions.
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/24249484/Vote it up.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html