Last thread's autosaging: >>28955152Somebody post the google doc link, I don't have time to go through all that shit to find it.
>>28984052Here's the googledoc. And a somewhat updated version of the pdf (it has pagenumbers now!). Still v.0.0.1 though
>>28984068You didn't post it...
>>28984068https://docs.google.com/a/seattleacademy.org/document/d/1lia97XXopCZg521wNXg6k8RIP_0L4RTSY3pickqJNms/edit?pli=1maybe I should proofread my posts
>>28984080Lol SnooglesLucky for me, no school today- they cancled it due to snow
>>28984097Mine ended early, it's the Christmas holidays over here in Britland.
>>28984097Had my last session of Uni before Christmas break today - not a flake of snow to be seen in Northern Germany and less than 30% chance of a white christmas. We just have rather cold wind these days. Have our charsheet, while we're at it
>>28984132Today was my last day before x-mas, although unlike y'all, I'm still in highschool
I had to leave the thread yesterday before we started discussing Primals and such. How far have we come along on Primals? Did Bonky's version of combat get finalized?
bumping due to disappearance of people
.pdf looks awesome, guys. It's all pretty good. What about enemies, though?
>>28984358They were already detailed in the old thread(s), I just didn't get around working on the pdf today. There will be a lot more in it tomorrow
>>28984414Speaking of, Banki, you did copy and save the enemy stats, right?
>>28984431Even if he didn't, foolz autoarchives. Nothing is lost on /tg/
>>28984431they are in the doc
How do the villain figures fit in? Is the villain personality the actual personality or is it all a pro wrestling type of thing?
>>28984444Wow, Banki, trips in the last thread, quads in this one. I envy your luck.Gotta say, using the charsheet really works good, even if it isn't form fillable.
>>28984543I DIDN'T EVEN SEE HOLY FUCKNUTS
Oracle here: real life distracted me for a minute
>>28984543I REALL need to proofread what I do today. Forgot to fill in HP and DR
>>28984572You have a life?
>>28984527Toys are free to have their own personalities, lives, loves, Etc. But if a villain toy is a "favorite" of the Childs... that villain will lay down it's life to protect the child from fear.After all, if the child becomes ruled by fear, then there is no hope or imagination to sustain the toy, ending their lives.
How far in development is combat?
>>28984604That was uncalled for ;^)I just saw that I mixed up the attribute wedges for Accessory and Fellowship on my sheet. I won't waste bandwith by reposting it yet again, we all have enough imagination to obverlook it.So, I'll be gone for a bit now, gotta fetch something. See you guys in a bit
Imma grab food
So should we start the playtest in half an hour?
>>28984052Isn't Dwane "The Rock" Johnson making a movie about this picture?
>>28984604Yeah, i know, making people jealous with my real world obligations and familial style...
>>28984758Yep, it's a really inspirational piece
>>28984693Great, I've brought over Lucky 13's Build, and I'm updating it a little.Lucky 13>A hot red hot rod with power to spare, he's the fastest thing in the world, king of the race circuit, and lord of the speedway. He's no stranger to zipping up and down the halls and across the floor. He's the real deal, all steel, toughest toy ever to jump off the stairs and land on all four wheels. Wind him up, and watch him go. Don't worry kids, he's racing to your rescue right now.Type: Figurine (+2 imagination, +1 toughness)Hit Points:F.R. Wheel 2 / DR 2 - F.L. Wheel 2 / DR 2 - R.R. Wheel 2 / DR 2 - R.L. Wheel 2 / DR 2 - Body 7 / DR 5, Hood 5 / DR 5>AttributesToughness: 5Articulation: 2Imagination: 4Fellowship: 3Accessory: 1>Toughness SkillsBrawl: 2Endurance: 5Athletics: 2IntimidateGuts: 2>Articulation SkillsAimDodge: 2FlexibilityParkour: 1Scramble: 4>Imagination SkillsExaggerate: 2LieBlanketBoomNeverland: 2>Fellowship skillsComfortCarouse: 1TameAssistCommand:>Accessory skillsScavenge: 1Armory: 1EmpowerChangeableRepair:>SPECIAL QUALITIESAll Wound Up: 1 automatic success at Scramble checksThe Box Says Indestructible: 1 automatic success on Endure checksWatch Your Toes!: May make Brawl checks while driving past enemiesMy Lucky Number: If any check made by Lucky results in 13 successes exactly, Lucky regains 1 HP to all locations.>ACCESSORIESSuper Trick Ramp: -playset- Lucky 13 may Jump off the Super Trick Ramp for 2 suceses at Parkour
>>28984052Hi, I'm a bit late to the whole game, but would it be alright if I tried making a character with the mechanics? (not nessecarily to play the game, but to try out the character creation system) I wanted to base it off a Tonberry plushie I have had from youth.Pic is of said plushie
>>28984052Good morning Snoogles, Banki, Bonky, Oracle and numerous other tripfags and repeat anons. Today you witness a VERY special treat.Our lucky contestants are going to attempt a PLAY BY POST of Nightlight.Will the game break within minutes? Will the monsters be incredibly OP? Will our dashing toys be ridiculously untouchable?Find out on this weeks...NIGHTLIGHT: PLAYTEST EDITION: THE PRIMALS CAN'T EVEN TOUCH ME ON THIS LEVEL: SECRET SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY DELUXE BOX SETHave fun gang. I'll pop in and out when I can to check on you guys (as always) since I've got a party to go to tonight.
>>28984638... Barely. We have a task resolution mechanic for the players (Dice pool using d6-2 to count successes and failures), and a kind of hazy thing about weapons (on hit they do damage to location) but we haven't yet really worked the whole thing out... I'm looking forward to seeing how this playtest turns out. It's probably going to involve a lot of us laughing and writing rules on the fly.>>28984909I'm All Wound Up Lobstrosity, where do we go from here?
>>28984880Feel free to create one you beautiful bastard. That's what the game is about. I'd be wary of posting it here until the DM returns, simply because it may get confusing for them to see multiple character sheets.
Bonky's stats:First you hear the honking. That's when you should run if you're a monster. If you don't run at the honking, run at the giggling. I'd say run at the mallet being slammed into the back of your skull, but you won't be able to run. Bonky's one of the older toys - he was given to the child when they were much younger, around 5 years old. Despite the time since then, Bonky hasn't matured in the slightest and makes a point of never doing so at all. But he's a nice enough guy once you get to know him - just keep him away from any custard pies in the area.Bonky the ClownTYPE: Stuffed (puppet) +2 toughness, +1 fellowshipHIT POINTS: Arm 1: 7 (1 DR), Arm 2: 7 (1 DR), Leg 1: 8 (1 DR), Leg 2: 8 (1 DR), Torso: 9 (2 DR), Head: 7 (2 DR)ATTRIBUTESToughness: 5Articulation:4Imagination: 2Fellowship: 5Accessory: 4SKILLSBrawl (tgh, +5) 4+5=10Endurance (tgh, +5) 3+5=9Athletics (tgh, +5) 1+5=6Intimidate (tgh, +5) 1+5=6Guts (tgh, +5) 2+5=7Aim (art, +4) 0+4=4Dodge (art, +4) 3+4=7Scramble (art, +4) 1+4=5Parkour (art, +4) 1+4=5Exaggerate (imag, +2) 0+2 Lie (imag, +2) 0+2=2Blanket (imag, +2) 2+2=4Boom (imag, +2) 0+2=2Neverland (imag, +2) 0+2=2Comfort (Fel, +5) 2+5=7Carouse (Fel, +5) 1+5=6Tame (Fel, +5) 0+5=5Assist (Fel, +5) 1+5=6Command (Fel, +5) 1+5=6Scavenge (Acc, +4) 1+4=5Armory (Acc, +4) 1+4=5Empower (Acc, +4) 0+4=4SPECIAL QUALITIESAll for Laughs: 1 automatic success when carousingRough and Tumble: 1 automatic success on dodge rollsUnder the Big Top: 1 automatic success casting Blanket spellsHONK!: Once per night, causes all monsters within d6 squares to pursue BonkyAPPEARANCERainbow afro, always smiling, colourful face with bright red lips and blude diamonds over eyes, white gloves, oversized shoes, bright green braces on red trousers over yellow shirt, red nose, massive fuck-off mallet with smiley faces drawn on the part you hit people with
>>28984909In the result that the monsters were incredibly OP, sorry.
>>28984945From what I understood of the last thread our LARD AND SAVORY Banki will be DMing this beautiful session. And our Messiah is currently eating lunch or some bullshit. I guess you guys need to wait on him?
>>28984946Perhaps I could make it explicit at the top of my post that I just wanted to try to mechanics out rather than play the game? (although playing would be awesome, I wouldn't try to take the glory from the ones who worked so hard on this. :) )Also, other fun fact, that very picture in the OP inspired me to make a character similar to this whole concept. To see an RPG based on it is awesome. Extra picture of an awesome hat and the tonberry. Maybe you could make him an ally? :P
>>28984969Guess we do.Fellas, before we start, I just want to say this:When's the last time before us /tg/ got shit done? It seems to me that it's been at least a year since /tg/ last did something like this. And look at how far we've come in just a few short days: 5 threads and we took it from speculating about a setting to having made a system. Sure, it's basic. Sure, it'll be a lot better when it's done. But you know why it'll be better when it's done? Because of us, the same reason it's good now. You made this system good, /tg/. I'm proud of you.
>>28984758It's a biopic starring Dwayne the Rock Johnson as a boy looking to find love in all the wrong places. But he realizes he didn't have to look far, and that love was secretly under his bed all along
>>28984964Not your fault. Game creation is all about learning curves.Now.. Skills skills skills is there anything in the current rules that needs better definition? Guts got filled in in the v0.02 design document, so that's great, but we still need to explain Carouse... what if that was a means of recruiting *a little extra*... like, get X successes on carouse, and recruit a few more guys over the total fellowship score...it just needs to be well-adjusted.Now... Among the current party, none of us have access to any Real Light weapons, and let's not use Fire at all just yet... it's something we'll add later.>>28985045Damn Lob, U scary.
>>28985016I don't suppose that now is a good time to tell you, but, well, some /d/eviants are over in >>28932656 writing "Loliwars"... the Lolita-based Tabletop Wargame.I mena, we're *far* better than they are... much less squick factor... just saying.
>>28985016Mientras tanto, los MAGOOOS DE TIEMPOOO! >>28985055I always imagined Carouse was for boosting morale (whatever that means). Perhaps a Carouse roll gives everyone else in the party a bonus on their next roll?
>>28985096Oh, I like that: Carouse is the Bard-skill... gives everyone One extra success... Provided that you get a minimum of X successes, and an extra success for each Y?
>>28985096That was, like, two threads. We had five. Plus we made more rules. And they didn't do a play-by-post playtest, which we will hopefully be doing too.>>28985084Ours isn't That Guy bait.
>>28985084You know seeing their work and ours, I have to say we are much more collaborative. They don't take criticisms well. At least 5 people were suggesting other factions and no one was listening. Bad teamwork.
I'm back, fellas. Rode as hard as I could, but my guy lives pretty much out in the boonies, so it took a bit longer than I intended. I'll get some food and than I'm all yours
>>28985214Still waiting for Banks to get back before we can start.
>>28985140>>28985193>>28985214Now, a question. How do quirks work? Are they all special qualities, or do they act as the ones in DnD, where you get bonuses and penalties to certain things?
>>28985237Oh, well, even better, I'm not the last
>>28984909Yo, this is the guy who made 3D, also known as the guy who made the chargen sheet. Mind if I hop onto this playtest?
>>28985214Saving Mr. Banks is still missing at the moment so eat away friend. We're just shooting the shit for now.
>>28985249You get 4 quirks. They can be powers, positive modifiers, whatever you want. Make them up.>>28985261Feel free, hopefully we can get more of the characters already made in here so we can get the whole gang together.
Why not keep your combat resolution loose like (someone had to make the comparison eventually) Puppetland? This doesn't seem like the kind of game that needs lots of crunch.
Okay folks: Before we begin Mock Combat, here is a quick Refresher on the closest thing we have to Rules for Combat.You get three actions per initiative pass: A Major action, a Minor action, and a Reaction.Major Actions are done at full dice pool, no penalties, on your turn.Minor Actions are done at a one-die penalty, also on your turn.Reactions are done at a two-die penalty, and are done in response to an enemy action. You get one of these per initiative pass.You cam nake any kind of skill check as any kind of action.So If you want to stand on top of a hill of dirty laundry, sword in one hand, rifle in the other, chopping a Creeper down on one side, and blowing the legs off another with your shotgun in the other... you can.Or if the creeper moves from out of cover, you can use reaction to take a shot at him with your rifle.
>>28985275Thank you.And, just so it's clear, I'm not trying to intrude in on your playtest. :)I just wanted to make a character based on my favorite plushie.
>>28985295So do we get to hire companions first? I kind of designed the monsters thinking that the players would have NPC support.
>>28985295Can you refresh me on how the dice rolls work out, as in how high to roll for a success/how low to fail?
>>28985249Whatever you can imagine, with DM approval can technically be considered a perk. Want your army man to have a parachute on his back?Quirk:Freeeeeeeeeee Free Falling: Sgt Reve Stogers can use his parachute to glide from higher altitudes to solid ground safelyWant your stuffed toy to also be a squeaky toy?Quirk:Pillsburry Giggle: Any damage done to the torso activates Mr. Bearbears' squeak mechanism and will draw attentionWant your Constructable (LEGO/Bionicle/whatnot) to be able to remove his head?Quirk:Don't Lost your Head: Charles the Constructor may remove his head and hide it another location, although his body becomes rather clumsy afterwords.It makes it so our system allows for some whimsy, as long as the GM agrees
>>28985375>perk>quirkMy 4e is showing..
>>28985284>Quoted from PuppetlandFor a bad example of play:Puppet Master: “Okay, the door bursts in and there’s a bunch of those nutcracker guys standing there. One of them yells at you to stop.”Actor 1: “Let’s get out the back door, and fast!”Actor 2: “I pick up the rock and throw it at a nutcracker!”Puppet Master: “You throw the rock and smash the nutcracker’s jaw. He can’t bite anymore."For a good example of play:Puppet Master: “And then, the door burst down! Three nutcrackers stood there, one of them still chomping on the doorknob. ’Stop, you mangy puppets!’ cried one.Actor 1: “Run! Run out the back door! We must escape the nutcrackers!"Actor 2: “Where is that rock? Here it is! I shall hurl this rock and smash your greedy mouth, nutcracker!"Puppet Master: “The rock ﬂew across the room and hit the ﬁrst nutcracker in the jaw. ’Rmmf!’ cried the injured nutcracker. ’Hecannot bite nor chomp!’ cried another. And he was right: the nutcracker's jaw was broken in two"... >Not enough greentext in the world.Yeah, that isn't going to be our resolution system.
>>28985375Also, one last question. The Tonberry has a plush knife and lantern sewn onto him. How many points in accessory do I need for them to stay/be useful?
>>28985444You get as many pieces of starting equipment as your Armory rating, so Accessory+Skill points invested in armory. Technically, if you don't want to spend skill points, you'd need Acc 2.
>>28985444Well our GEAR system is......unrefined at the moment. Focus on some brawl and toughness for the knife and the lantern is basically out. Light in our game is the end all be all against monsters. It's a fucking megaton nuke. Or keep it and just claim that it's powered by Imagination, which will keep you at level with the other players.
So will companions be a thing for this game?
>>28985409>I shall hurl this rock and smash your greedy mouth, nutcracker!R.I.P. my sides
>>28985481>>28985474Could he have the lantern's light as a Quirk once per day smite kind of thing? I will admit to kinda taking a pseudo paladin archetype with him.Either that or it's a bludgeon that emits no light.
>>28985357Dice pool system: Stat+skill, Roll that many d6's.Subtract 2 from the results of each d6 to find the number of successes.So Lucky 13 is using "Watch your toes!" to perform a hit & run on a creeper. He has 5 toughness, and 2 in brawl, so he rolls 5+2=7 total dice on his brawl attempt.His 7d6 rolls are... pic related (4, 5, 1, 2, 1, 2, 3)4-2 = 25--2= 31-2= -12-2= 01-2= -12-2= 03-2= 1Well well... looks like luck isn't on his side today. 2+3-1+0-1+0+1=4 successes. if the monster has a 5 defense, Lucky didn't hit it.
>>28985409I don't mean that you should consider using their silly rule of no narration being allowed outside of IC voice (although that's comedy gold). I'm just saying something that is all skill and action based, rather than just having an "attack" stat and making vague "attacks" every turn kind of fits the imaginative setting more.
>>28985555Whoops, forgot pic.
>>28985357IF we are using my old system from the last thread...For combat it was Stat+Related skill=Dice PoolToughness (2)+Brawl (3)=5our system is d6-2 so 5d6 with minus 2 to eachSo our rolls look like:5-2=36-2=44-2=22-2=01-2=-1For a total of: 8The enemies DR is 6 on whichever limb you were aiming at so 8 exceeds 6 and we hit. Yay!Damage is calculated on the GEAR. Bonky's hammer does 1d10 damage.We roll and get a 7The limb we were aiming at has 3 hpLimb is now crippled, or if headshot, creature is now dead! Yay!For skill/RP based stuff I can only assume it'd be the same except you're trying to exceed a number the DM has in his head.
>>28985526That sounds good, I think. A short burst of counts as real light as a nightly>>28985555>the second quads in this thread>mfw
>>28985653If only my dice rolls were as great as my Gets on 4chan.
>>28985653Oh, I just wanted to have a faint glow of light like a lantern would (or any light up toy for that matter), nothing offensive based; as far as light goes.The once per night burst sounds good though. :)
>>28985695Well, that's kind of what light does in this game. Toys all have darkvision anyway, unless they're in magical darkness.
>>28985715Forgot my name.
>>28985715So what are you going to do about toys that have laser pointers or light up functions?They certainly exist.
>>28985261>>28985275I think I did all of this right.
>>28985739>So what are you going to dour mum m8eHonestly laser pointers aren't that big of an issue and light up functions can be attributed to Imagination light or take a Quirk to make them operate, at DM discretion.
>>28985781So would imagination light be okay? I didn't want the lantern to glow offensively, aside from the daily.
>>28985695Yeah, the night, to toys, is "hollywood blue". They can see just fine.Actual physical damage doesn't hurt monsters, what hurts them is light...But not all toys light up or have LEDs or Lasers... instead, Toy weaponry produces imaginary light... So that plushy knife your Tonberry wields? It glints and gleams with the light of imaginary malice each time he strikes a monster. And, with the right quirk, his lantern could bloom with a real light attack once per night.Imaginary Light = Basic damage. Most monsters can resist this easily.Real Light = Penetrating damage. Mom flipping on the light switch is like a bomb going off to the monsters.Fire = The primal light, Aggravated damage. The sun coming up is like a NUKE to monsters.>>28985739They face much more powerful enemies, and enemies are much more aggressive in their destruction of the light-bearers.
>>28985739There actually was a post about that. http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/28910598/#28921256
>>28985799Yeah, it can glow with imagination light... maybe your lantern emits an aura that reduces enemy defenses by 1?
>>28985819>MFW you quote one of my anon posts.
>>28985839Sorry, forgot to put the name in.>>28985809>>28985821>>28985819Okay, so that's two quirks down. What would be fair/Dm Permissable for the area of effect on the Lantern?
>>28985873I'd think if it's a minor reduction, sure. If you want a major reduction, make it one of those 'directable' lanterns, the one's with a little flap you lift up.I'd assume one of your quirks is going to be Tonberry's Karma skill, right?
>>28985819How young we were back then *sigh*Can you believe I even used to go by Aznaught. Oh those were the days.ALSOWhere the fuck is Banki? I'm gonna say that we wait for a bit longer just to give him some time and then someone else take the DM mantle. Not it
>>28985873we've been dealing with small things for quirks... like 1 success... make it "within 1 space", that should be fair.Remember: our spacing is toy-scale, which is really highly mutable.
About the system, don't you think you (partly we) have added unnececcary skills? Like carouse for example. How can it help? It's not like toys are going to drink alcohol, and not that toys would do so as they are childrens' toys.
>>28985973Carouse is just a fancy way of saying 'morale booster'. We could easily argue for cutting a skill from each stat, though the 5x5 thing is nice and round.
>>28985973We've just been talking about that up-thread... Carouse is out bard skill... it adds successes to the rolls of nearby toys.
>>28985899I was going to ask about that. I was going to make the Chef's Knife ability a once per day smite, but if the Lantern covers it, I dunno.What would be permissible for the karma skill?
>>28985972reduction by one success and within one space. Sounds great. :)
>>28985998Once per night, deal damage to one target equal to the total damage suffered by all allies that night?
>>28986025Sounds great! Everyone's Grudge would be a perfect naming scheme if we went that route.
>>28985984>>28985991Aha, excuse me. Is there anywhere where the use of these skills is written down?
>>28986058Check the doc.>>28984080
>>28985991Hey I just wanted to give you a heads up that your skills on Lucky 13 are lower than the other players. You take the attribute number and disperse it into the related skills and then disperse the 25 points. You can only have a max skill of 10.
>>28986185I had a question about that - is it a flat attribute bonus to each of its skills, or do you spread that bonus? So does a character with Toughness 5 get +5 to every Toughness skill, or spread 5 points among them?
>>28986185Oh, i just wrote down the skill points. When it says >Dodge: 2What i really mean is>Articulation 2 + Dodge 2 = 4 dice
>>28986256Your dice pool is Stat + Skill.if you have a 5 Toughness, then spend 5 skill points on "endure", you have a dice pool of 10 for endure checks.
>>28986600Got it. Thanks.
Hey guys, making a test character for this. What kind of special qualities do you think a Russian Teddy Bear would have?
Big Pants Santa (Constructable)Toughness - 3Articulation - 1 Imagination - 3Fellowship - 3Accessory - 2 (+3)>Toughness SkillsBrawl: 5Endurance: 4Athletics: Intimidate:Guts: 3>Articulation SkillsAim:Dodge: 1Flexibility:Parkour: Scramble:>Imagination SkillsExaggerate:Lie:Blanket:Boom:Neverland: 4>Fellowship skillsComfort:Carouse: 1Tame:Assist:Command:>Accessory skillsScavenge: Armory: 4Empower: 2Changeable:Repair: 1Quirks:- Santa's Presents Bag - Big Pants Santa's friends can use his accessory skills once before a combat and once during combat. Santa needs to be inactive for one round giving presents to other toys to use them in battle.- I bring the new year! - Against christmas toys and christmas related monsters, Big Pants Santa gains a +2 to all rolls.- Christmas Elves, ready to serve! - Santa's trusty elves help him prepare for combats. Outside of combat Santa gain a +2 to all accessory rolls.- Frosty on the sleigh! - Santa summons his faithful companion, frosty. This is a free action. For a single round all enemies are slowed down and Santa's melee weapons are infused with the cold winter's touch. His melee weapons slow an enemy for 1 round.
Proposal to change 'Lie' to 'Create' -"Create" would cover all the same territory that lie does, but have a far more positive connotation. It also allows for magic involving markers, the usage of imaginary objects, and the transmogrification of existing objects into imaginary representations (such as needle->sword).'Create' could include 'The Floor is Lava' spell or bringing drawings to life (as an anon in the previous thread wanted to do), which would both be under its purvey of transmogrification. But it could also cover bluffs and plans and such too!
>>28986748If it's Russian, work off of that? Teddy bears do seem kind of generic.
>>28986754>His melee weapons slow an enemy for 1 round.This is an effect that lasts for the rest of the combat. This ability is usable only once per fight.
I'm only making this character to test the system. I do not intend for him to be in the game itself. However, I will say that you are all gentlemen and this is an awesome idea. I couldn't think of a 4th perk, but ideas would be welcome. Also, Text limits mean I have to split this in half.Ton Ton the TonberryA plush derived from a popular video game, Ton Ton was purchased in the highlight of his Small's youth, to which she played with him every day. Many of the games Ton Ton found himself in were where he played the role of the knight, the humble and the protector rather than a creature to be feared. As such, when the horrors of the night came knocking, Ton Ton took up his Chef's Knife and Lantern and swore to protect all he held dear.Ton Ton is very much a team player, and is willing to do what he can to help those who will aid his Small in turn. As such, he is also willing to lay his plush life on the line, even if it should mean that his life will be forfeit. For the sake of the Small.Type: Stuffed Animal (+2 Toughness +1 Fellowship)Hit Points/ DR:Head 4, DR 2 / Arms 4, DR 2 / Body 4, DR 3 / Feet 4, DR 2 / Tail 4, DR 1,
>>28986754Big Pants Santa!
>>28986851>AttributesToughness: 5Articulation: 2Imagination: 1Fellowship: 3Accessory: 4>Toughness SkillsBrawl: 5 + 2 = 7Endurance: 5 + 4 = 9Athletics: 5 +Intimidate 5 + 2 = 7 Guts: 5 + 3 = 8>Articulation SkillsAim: 2 Dodge: 2 + 2 = 4Flexibility: 2Parkour: 2Scramble: 2>Imagination SkillsExaggerate: 1Lie: 1Blanket: 1Boom: 1Neverland: 1>Fellowship skillsComfort: 3 + 4 = 7Carouse: 3Tame: 3Assist: 3 + 4 =7Command: 3>Accessory skillsScavenge: 4Armory: 4 Empower: 4 + 4 = 8Changeable: 4Repair: 4>SPECIAL QUALITIES/QUIRKSLight of Justice: Ton Ton's lantern gives off a small aura of imaginary light. Enemies within one space of him take a -1 to Toughness related skills.Everyone's Grudge: Once per night, Ton Ton can deal damage to one target equal to the total damage suffered by all allies that night.Go Back To The Shadow! : Once per night, Ton Ton's Lantern can create a burst of honest to goodness real light.>ACCESSORIESLantern and Chef's Knife: Proper tools of the trade for any Tonberry. It is his Small's love/belief in the effectiveness of his weapons that gives Ton Ton his strength.
>>28986754Also,HP: Head 5 / Hands 3 / Legs 3 / Body 9DR: Head 3 / Hands 2 / Legs 2 / Body 5
>>28986780Vanguard Party - 1 automatic success at Command checksIron Curtain - following a successful Brawl check, add 1 die to any Endurance check made on the next roundPermanent Revolution - on defeating an enemy, make one free attack against an adjacent enemy
>>28986867>>28986851I love it! Perhaps a simple autosuccess on an Assist skill, flavored as his team player mentality.
>>28986962Oh, this is good! Thanks mate! I'll work off this.I'll post the first draft for Snuggles in a minute.
>>28986867>>28986851That's great! Ohh. I have a suggestion for a quirk:"Slow and purposeful": Ton Ton the Tonberry can ignore 1 failure on Scramble checks.
>>28987096I was also going for a Paladin/Knight vibe. You think I hit >>28987123This is awkward... Looks like I need a tripcode.>>28987130Hmn. that's an idea too...
>>28987141Woah, sorry mate. I'll change to avoid confusion.
>>28987163Ah, thank ye. I think I will endorse the code anyways.
>>28987123Don't forgetCould be Worse - once per night, make intimidate check to tell other toys how they not know true meaning of fear until they see child grow up in East German orphanage after parents sent to gulag while threat of nuclear war hangs heavy over all. If succeeds, all toys pass next guts check
>>28987096>>28987130Maybe, since I was thinking paladin/knight, something like:A True Knight Aids the Meek: Once Per Night, Ton Ton is able to auto succeed an Assist check
>>28987240I love /tg/.
>>28984052I'll go ahead and do a character too since Banki isn't here yet.>Back in his heyday, Sir Lobster Laurence Lenarde could scrap with the best by jove. Even now, far past his prime, he is certainly no pushover. Those who would interrupt his tea can certainly attest to this. In fact, this monstrous briggand he's chatting with right now might warn you the same.Name: Sir Lobster Laurence LenardeType: Stuffed Lobster+2 Toughness, +1 FellowshipHP:Head-6 DR-6Body-4 DR-4R Claw-4 DR-2L Claw-4 DR-2Tail-2 DR-4Legs-1 DR-2Toughness 3+2=5Articulation 3Imagination 2Fellowship 2+1=3Accessory 2Skills:>ToughnessBrawl +5=10Endurance +5=10Athletics +5=10Intimidate +5=10Guts +5=10>ArticulationAimDodgeScrambleParkourFlexibility>ImaginationExaggerateLieBlanketBoomNeverland>FellowshipComfortCarouseTameAssistCommad>AccessoryScavengeArmoryEmpowerRepairChangeableQuirks>Toppest of Hats: Sir Lobster Laurence Lenarde can hide a smaller toy under his hat>Get a Grip: All athletic checks regarding Laurence climbing with his claws get a +2 bonus>Bright Red: All enemies enraged at the sight of red will have focus on Laurence>Tea Time: As long as Tea is involved, Laurences' skill bonuses swap from Toughness to FellowshipAppearance: Pic related>>28984876, >>28984948, >>28985777, >>28986754, >>28986851,>>28986867,>>28986914 10/10 Would fight through hell with
>>28987307Er, "A True Knight ALWAYS Aids The Meek"
>>28987366Aw, Thank you Anon. :3> Ton Ton: I give you my salute, Sir Lobster. Now, let us put these spawn back into the depths from whence they came!
Okay, first draft. Tell me what you think, keep in mind I'm pretty new to this. Type: Stuffed Toy +2 toughness +1 Fellowship>Snuggles the Teddy Bear> A large, fluffy teddy-bear with button eyes and signs of heavy repair wearing an adorable ushanka. >Skills>Toughness: 5 >Articulation: 2>Imagination:3>Fellowship: 3 >Accessory: 1>Attributes >Toughness Brawl: 5 Endurance: 5 Intimidate: 3 Athletics: 5 Intimidate: 2 >Articulation: Aim: Dodge: 5 Scramble: Parkour: Flexibility: >Imagination: Exaggerate: Lie: Blanket: Boom: Neverland: >Fellowship Comfort: Carouse: Tame: Assist: Command: >Accessory Scavenge: Armory: Empower: Repair: Changeable: >Special Qualities: Vanguard Party - 1 automatic success at Command checksLong Russian Winter - following a successful Brawl check, add 1 die to any Endurance check made on the next roundPermanent Revolution - on defeating an enemy, make one free attack against an adjacent enemyCould be Worse - once per night, make intimidate check to tell other toys how they not know true meaning of fear until they see child grow up in East German orphanage after parents sent to gulag while threat of nuclear war hangs heavy over all. If succeeds, all toys pass next guts check
>>28987481>Could be Worsemy sides
>>28987481'Did you add in the modifiers for your skills? It looks like you didn't...For example, Brawl is 5 (for your Toughness) and then the skill point you put in, which I'm guessing is 5 to equal 10
>>28987518I think he just assumes that when when he rolls he'll know to go Toughness (5)+Brawl(5)=10. Some of us put the totals and some of us just put the points down.
>>28987366>10/10 Would fight through hell withFor the children!
>>28987566Ohhh. that makes sense.>>28987580Ton Ton: For those who gave us love, we will fight to the end!
>>28987518Hm, yeah I knew to do that, but it'd make it clearer if I added them anyway.Anything else?
Seriously, someone make a roll20 game to playtest this. I want to play Big Pants Santa!
>>28987632Any equipment Mr. Russian Bear is starting with?You have an armory score of 1, which means you start with 1 accessory, should you so choose.>>28987651I kinda want to play Ton Ton too. ^^;
>>28987651>I kinda want to play Ton Ton too. ^^;I would make a game myself, but i can't GM properly since english is not my native language.
>>28987672>>28987651Well that was how this thread originally started as play by post but the DM has yet to return and the players that were here are now busy (as I am about to be as well). If you new guys/gals wish to try a play by post in another thread (or this one) feel free to. Just make sure that whoever DM's isn't a flake.
>>28987715>>28987732That'd be pretty nifty. But who would DM?
>>28987748Id offer but ive never used roll20.
>>28987715Okay folks, since our reluctant GM appears to have backed out, I'll take a point, and go to roll 20... Hoo boy... give me a few minutes.
>>28987975Thanks, bro. Link?
>>28987975Game created: Nightlight Guardians of innocence Let me find out how to invite players.Okay, to invite players... i need e-mail addresses.
guys...You know that toy you loved as a kid that just vanished one night and you could never find it again?It gave it's last breath to protect you.
>>28988100OR: Click this link.https://app.roll20.net/join/276423/FF6hPQ that'll take you there.
>>28988100I AM HERE
>>28988121Oh, cool banki, If you want to take the role of GM, i bow to you.
>>28988133Could I play instead? I passed out trying to pln
May I suggest some more rules we could add in quickly?>Every 10 cm above a target when attacking with a ranged weapon = +1 automatic success to hit>Some items are light cover and give 1 extra DR to all your body parts, some are heavy and give you 2, some are impenetrable and cannot be attacked through
>>28988114>>28988121Ah, is the original play by post happening then?Or are we doing the roll 20?
>>28988152Oh jeese, yeah, you cna play... click the link, sign up for roll20, (it's painless, i promise.) and join Nightlight.
>>28988170already did. Carter is me.
>>28988190Got it... still working on the stuff at roll20.I have like, six tabs open juggling things.
>>28988219And i'm archiving this thread... shit got done. we'll have an after-action report there soon.
>>28988262Shit did get done indeed. :)
>>28988106:'cBastard. It was a Spiderman action figure and NOT with one of those goddamned atvs or motorcycles. Regular goddamn Spiderman. Sleep well Webslinger. You fought well
>>28988106Ow.Okay, that hurt. Right in the emotions too.
>>28988114Can you spectate on roll20 games?
>>28990430I think so, but you'd need to join the game. You just wouldn't take part in the proceedings in any way.
bumping to keep it goin
What about toys who have been forgotten and have spent years under the bed in the dark?
So I haven't posted at all in these threads but I have seen that someone is starting a game of this. Did you decide to capitalize on the coming holiday for your campaign intro? I had an idea for a game using this system but I'm not sure if I'd really want to run it.
>>28991150They're all off playtesting in roll20 now, and will most likely be returning to write up a new set of rules with some of the omissions written out. I've been observing and already combat, initiative, and base stats have changed since they began.
PLAYTEST UPDATE:The noble heroes Bonky, Dogface, Ton-Ton and Snuggles have just vanquished a wasp, after time was spent talking, HONKing and doing other general RPG stuff. Combat seems to work okay - weapons deal a lot of damage, but I built those monsters to work in mass combat situations with dozens of grunts at a minimum in any encounter. Damaging weapons shouldn't be an issue.
>>28990430It's going very well so far.Decisions so far:intitiative = Toughness + Articulation, dice pool.Heroes win ties... ALL ties.We need to work out Attack vs. Defense.
>>28991294Tracking so many creatures isn't very fun, though.
>>28991345Possibly we could work out horde rules? Like, all monsters of a certain type move on the same turn and can effectively work as one creature if they're next to each other?
>>28991294Other things we've discussed:-The amount of dice is way too big for 1v1.-Aiming for body parts: easy or no?
Do we have any rules for things like model kits?
Ok, here we are, Big Pants Santa's propositions:Major:- Fix the dice imbalance. Having a range of 1 to 20 in most dices is creating too many randomness. It's all over DnD 0ed again. What i suggest is making it some sort ofd6 = rolls 1 = -1 successd6 = rolls 2 = 0 successd6 = rolls 3 = 0 successd6 = rolls 4 = +1 successd6 = rolls 5 = +1 successd6 = rolls 6 = +2 success- Instead of separate endurance/guts/dodge for defense, depending on the attack (Brawl vs Guts, Aim vs Dodge) the defense reduces the number of dices (minimum 1).Minor:- Some skills are more useful than others. We need to design more uses for some of them.- Balance "spellcasting" a bit.- Create rules for weapons, companions and more complicated rules for monsters.
Also, let's keep it simple. Aiming body parts should be nonexistant, or at least determined by the same roll for hitting (somehow). Same reason i proposed no separate defense rolls.
>>28992259Thats what I was originally thinking.
>>28992315>>28992395SHIT. Accidentally closed the tab! D:
>>28991797Constructable, I'm assuming?
>>28992505That would work
>>28992259After watching the playtest I feel like all of these are pretty good options
Also, we need to minimize the use of articulation skills and make a system for fellowship skills.Marko did a good job imrpovising on intimidation, but we should find a more stable use.
>>28992900Isn't Intimidation just the Frighten skill?
>>28992900>>28992856>>28992660>>28992920Also, a base land speed would be nice, instead of having to rely upon Articulation.
So, was it ever discussed how leveling with work in this?
>>28992944Now we have one! 4+art
>>28993395I know that now. :P
>>28993284Probably the GM will hand out skill points, items, or extra quirks as the game progresses
>>28992315extra successes over goal for hit can be used for aiming.
>>28993695I like this system.
Update: Empower is hella OP
>>28993763And Swarms need defenses vs. ranged attack.
>>28993773Well, that was a hell of a night... Basic movement speed = 4+articulation, Or you can Scramble for 2x successes. Good for low-articulation, high-speed characters.
Well, before we call it a night (or day for some) i will also suggest here that we make a stable forum. We can discuss ideas here and then post them on the forum, as finalization.
>>28994073Alright. Can you?
>>28994073Tomorrow. Tomorrow.. all things... tomorrow. Goodnight 4chan.. i love you all and you are wonderful gamers.
>>28994087Yeah! Great night. See you on the morrow, Oracle! Have a great rest!
Subreddit? R/Nightlight? Would that work?
>>28987481Huzzah! To the bitter end!Does anyone else have a problem with a teddy bear wearing a bearskin? Seems worrisome.Also I wish to work on a quirk known as Stiff Upper Lip, but I need more info on the rules... Parsing through this stuff is rough.
>>28994224Perhaps Stiff Upper Lip gives him a weaker Comfort but a better Command?
>>28994214Yeah that sounds good.
>>28994578Nahh, Quirks do no penalties, they are small bonuses: like an automatic success on Guts checks, or a power that draws the nearest enemy to follow them.
>>28995204So 1/day automatic command check. Can make an additional automatic command check at the cost of -n to future comfort checks?
Alright! Snuggles the Bear here with a summary of all the rule changes and how the Test Game went. >Changes: >Rolling Toughness+Articulation = Initiative >weapons do amounts of damage decided by the player + GM input: 1d8-1d12 is normal, additional dice added through empowered weapons.Unarmed damage is d6's normally. it encourages weapon use. >Heros win all ties. Always. >"You can dodge many times as necessary, -1 die per attempt" ruling >move A spaces+successes for a scramble check when A equals your Articulation> Empower requires reworking as it is currently hella OP /tg/ got shit done.If you have anything else to add, or anything to correct, please do so! Great work to everyone who helped get Nightlight this far!
>>28995320To clarify move: Art+4 spaces OR scramble check as a run action.
Type: Doll >GeeDubya, the Golliwog> A tall imposing man, with skin as black as the night. He's always smiling and always seems to be straightening his bowtie. Wearing a fancy suit that's too clean. >Skills>Toughness: 3>Articulation: 2>Imagination:5>Fellowship: 4 >Accessory: 1>Attributes>ToughnessBrawl: Endurance: Intimidate: Athletics: Intimidate: >Articulation:Aim:Dodge: Scramble:Parkour: Flexibility:>Imagination:Exaggerate:5Lie:5Blanket:5Boom:Neverland:>FellowshipComfort:5Carouse:5Tame:Assist:Command:>AccessoryScavenge:Armory:Empower:Repair:Changeable:>Special Qualities:Big white smile - One automatic success casting the first Lie spellDo the cakewalk! - One automatic success on a Carouse testMy time to shine! - Once per night, may add an additional automatic success to an ally's testStraighten my bow-tie - One automatic success on an Endurance testHow's that, went for something a little bit awkward to see how any random toy could do. Also had an idea for a sheep that kept using a 'sacrificial lamb' quirk to augment a blanket spell.Going to give some spells a try later on, were any used in the playtest?
>>28995938Um, points for creativity, but let's maybe leave this one out of the quickstart set.
>>28995938You might want to change the picture... blackface is a little intimidating
>>28996060Read intimidating as racist
>>28996060>Equating the Golliwogg with blackfaceShit nigger what are you doing?
>>28996139>>28996060>Not knowing what a Golliwog isIt was the second most popular soft toy of the 20th century for boys in the non-US West. Check your privilege.
>>28996179And has been debated as a racist caricature.
>>28996179And a moral of the original story was to not judge things by their looks. Golliwog was a fucking bro.
>>28996215and Wog has been used a racist slur!
Ladies, ladies!You're *both* pretty.
>>28996264And people have used clip when they mean magazine. Bastardizing a word doesn't dirty it, it only makes people look like idiots.
>>28996319When Golliwogg was first drawn, he was meant as a black caricature. He was drawn in blackface; an inherently racist thing. Golliwogg is racist.
So, playtest went well, then? Balance isn't utterly fucked or anything?
>>28997404We didn't have magic because magic isn't fully in the system. Empower was really OP. But we are going to nerf it.
Don't mind me, keeping this train running. CHOO CHOO
I just had a weird Idea: What would cards do? Like yu-gi-oh or magic cards?
>>28997874Be a reliable way to kick back and relax for the toys?Though of course they mostly prefer good games of poker while 'smoking' candy cigarettes in the toybox foxhole readying for the next attack.I just imagine a toy version of Black Company.
>>28997931I was thinking they could be used to boost imagination based magic. If one wants to use fireball, and has the fireball mtg card, shouldn't it help them visualize it?
>>28988106Rest in peace you magnificent bastard.
Hm so what about old school toys like ones made of tin or clay even? Plus what about reptiles and villainous toys? Speaking from experience my lizard is old as fuck and hate a caterpillar bigger then he was. I am certain that old fucker could kick some serious ass. Plus you have pet spiders, lizards, scorpions, snakes, even fish. Pet spiders I could see acting as a potent force if you get them riled, their debuffing would be powerful. Reptiles would be powerful but usage would be limited. If their too far away from their heat source they will rapidly lose effectiveness. Good for a lightning strike or if somehow you can adjust the heater. Fish I have no idea about them. Villain wise I see them preferring to work with the other toys over dying even if they're crazy/cracked doesn't mean their stupid. They may have some real dirty tricks up their sleeves and more after all their motherfucking villains. Hell they may even have their own special breed of companions aka minions. As for what about other places besides the child's room at night? You could have unknown threats(all those spawn points) or even allies coming in from afar(attic relics or big bros forgotten toys anyone?)What if they have to get up to use the bathroom or something?
>>28998939Pets still need to be detailed- I think lizards would be wise, but odd. Villains still care about their kid, and want to keep him or her safeIn the play test, we had combat in a car at one point.
Bump-bump-bump goes the heart of this thread
Hey, guys, sorry I dissappeared. Suddenly started puking my guts out. Reurgitating noodles when there is next to liquid left in your stomach can really mess up your throat. I take it you had fun with the playtest?
>>28994081I can, but it may look like a mess. Never spent enough time learning the whole thing. If no one else get to bussiness, i guess i will.Just one thing about empower people. Don't make the mistake of nerfing it's idea or functionality, only it's strength. I actually found it a nice imagination-filled tool.
>>28999633Its 4:30 here and I can't sleep. Oh dear god in heaven why
>>28999633Playtest was great. I rp'd like a mofo
Things I, as the GM, learned.1. Defenses and Hit Points need to be reworked for the swarm creatures:Endure pool of 7, Dodge pool of 4 meant that ranged attacks picked them off easily, while they managed to actually survive a blow from an empowered clown mallet. Also: 2hp / Dr 1 means not a damn thing when players do 1d10+1d4 damage.2. Yes, empower needs to be reworked, but since it is not defined yet, 90% of what we did with it was all stuff I made up.3. combat goes fast. most of our slowdowns were rules debates, which in a play test is an excellent thing. as we make better decisions, we will improve this game.4. Magic needs to be better written: Big Pants Santa used Neverland or Empower nearly every turn, Neverland as a teleportation, or a summoning, or offensively.5. Intimidation stealth ruling: -1 success to enemy attacks per 4 player successes.6. Wasps are bastards, clown hammers are excellent projectiles. And I roleplay a 2nd grader like a boss.
Oh, and if anyone wants to make a new character based on things you thought of today or last night for the next play test, it will be *almost* completely unrelated to last nights game. Play test narrative rules are in effect.
>>28995938>>28995999>>28996060>>28996139>>28996150>>28996179>>28996200>>28996215>>28996264>>28996293>>28996319>>28996450*ahem*/pol/ please go.And the rest of you, just ignore the troll. you're encouraging him.
>>29000114I told the girl I'm seeing about the game, she made a toy helicopter
>>29000153Sorry, my fault. Was already mad; let it get to me.
What happens if something wakes the child up in the night? Do the toys keep fighting or does this force a break?
>>29000221Forces a break. Monsters prey on sleeping kids; awake ones are safe
>>28984052I need to tell you of a real toy i know, who protects it's master from all the fears in the world. Trevor's Teddy is smelly and blood stained. The battery in his cuddly heart has long gone flat. Trevor's teddy is the only other person that can see Trevor's long dead relatives. Trevor always argues and fights with the memories of his family, yet when he is holding his Teddy, he stops arguing, he stops snarling, spitting and swiping at thin air. Instead he smiles, looks deeply into his Teddy's eyes and whispers so quietly you can't tell what he is saying. Trevor's Teddy's eyes however, they narrow, they look into the middle distence, at the things that only Trevor and him can see. The blood and the smells come from Trevor. He is normally very neat and tidy, but he has gum disease from years of neglect. When he kisses his teddy in the morning and when he wishes him good night and sweet dreams, Teddy's fur gets ever more dirty and dishevelled. Teddy has been Trevor's hero and only friend for twenty years. several times he has escaped from the dustbinsafte rthe people that 'look after' trevor have tried to get rid of him. He has strange lumps and many stitches in different coloured threads all over his body where other adults have washed him and patched him back up. Trevor's Teddy doesn't have a name. Trevor only calls him my teddy. Every night he looks a little more care worn, a little more frayed around the edges. The only respite he has had was when Trevor was given a heavy dose of diazepan. Then Teddy was not fighting the terrors that lurk in Trevors mind, but trying to remind Trevor of who he is. Trevor is 62 years old, and the thing he loves most in life is his Teddy.
>>29000239I see a teddy bear, one that never stop defending it's good friend's childish side.Way to go my friend. Guard well!Ho ho ho!
>>29000232Yeah, but a child waking is bad for the toys too. It's almost like a victory for the fears, since it weakens the child.
>>29000859yep. oracle up for testing today?
>>29000870A little later. A family thing is going on... it's almost Christmas after all.>>28998846is...is that a cyborg rhinoceros? We *have* to stat that...
>>29000923Yeah. I am free for a few hours, but then I have to clean the house in preparation for my sis coming to town
>>28998939>Material of the toy?Irrelevant. A Tin Toy or a Clay doll both can work in the system. it's not about what it's really made of, but about what the child BELIEVES. So a Tin knight has armor as thick as a modern battleship, and a clay doll is just as warm and comforting as any.
>>29000942Speaking of cleaning. One more bump to secure this, i'll be back later.
Can I request the spells that were being used for the Neverland list?Going to give Lie/Blanket a go
>>29001014GO FOR IT!
>>29001014Big Santa was using Neverland as a kind of universal "teleport / move" spell set... the magic rules were not fully implemented for that playetest.I should be free for another playtest by about 6-7pm (EST)
>>29001081so 3 my time.
>>29001050Current idea for Blanket.Lvl 1: Hide! 3 successes: 1 target, absorbs 1d6 damage each turn for 1d6 turns.Lvl 2: Sharing is caring! 6 successes: 1 target, you take half the damage the target takes for the next 2 turns. Example – A casts on B, B takes 6 dmg. A takes 3 dmg, B takes 3 dmg.Lvl 3: No! 9 successes: 1 hostile target, can not perform actions for 1d4 turns.Lvl 4: Everybody under here! 12 successes: All pcs within 5 squares take half damage for 1d4 turn.Lvl 5: Fort! 15 successes: Designate a 6x6 area as 'safe' all toys, pcs and companions, are immune damage for 2d4 turns.unsure on numbers, but I think it's a good mix of flat out protection and panic buttons.
>>29001376increase the cost; 15 successes is really easy to reach.
>>29001389True, but I was taking it as a panic button, maybe reducing the amount of turns to 1d3 so people can't just spam that. Also going off the standard set by the Boom! list.
>>29001403Yeah, boom list is gonna get changed
>>29001422Ah cool, switch to increments of 5 instead?
>>29001475Cool, soLvl 3: No! 13 successes: 1 hostile target, can not perform actions for 1d4 turns.Lvl 4: Everybody under here! 20 successes: All pcs within 5 squares take half damage for 1d4 turn.Lvl 5: Fort! 28 successes: Designate a 6x6 area as 'safe' all toys, pcs and companions, are immune damage for 1d3 turns.Bit more balanced, makes it so you can't just spam the higher ranks and keep it up. Assuming we're still using the spell point system from before.
>>29000923Forbidden Planet always was a goldmine for weird action figures.This one is almost half a meter tall.
>>29001574God damn, I love it. We can base some monsters off these. Maybe make one based off that specific figurine, "The Fear of Sharks".
>>29001647Thats crazy No child is afraid of dinosaurs.. Dinosaurs are *awesome*.
>>29001685And they come in all types... action figures, figurines, dolls... even Stuffed!
>>29001685Touche. Who is the shark primal then? Fear of water?
>>29001702Mmm... fear of the ocean? Finn's toys failed to protect him from that.
>>29001685what kind of fear is a shark primal? fear of water?
>>29001517And Lie/FibLvl 1: Suddenly glitter! 3 successes: All targets you can see in range reduce their rolled dice by 1 for all tests for 1d4 turnsLvl 2: Nobody likes you! 6 successes: 1 target, must make an immediate attack against nearest ally.Lvl 3: Close your eyes! 13 successes: Target is made invisible for 1d4 turns.Lvl 4: The floor is glue! 20 successes: 3x3 square centred on a target. Cannot move for 1d4 turns.Lvl 5: Didn't hurt! 28 successes: for 1d3 turns, all damage taken by toys, pcs and companions is also taken by the attacker.A little bit weirder, but I imagine the 'darker' magic sphere to be a bit situational anyway.
>>29001713The ocean is fucking horrifying, yeah. I expect a Ocean Primal to be something more deep-sea though, like a Giant Squid. The Shark could be a high ranking minion though.
>>29001718Oh, the magic system... Magic casting DCs are good, but we need to implement the mana pools... figment pools? I liked the name figments. That's another part of the character sheet that Snoogles can add.
>>29001725There was one man who was influenced by the Deep Sea Primal more than any other, so much so that he decided to write a series of books featuring it. His name was Howard Philip Lovecraft, one of the many victims of Cthulhu, the Deep One, primal fear of the ocean.
>>29001881NOand hi bonky
>>29001881I lol'd.If we have to fight fucking Cthullhu, the toys are boned.
>>29001881Now i'm imagining the prmal fear of the ocean... from under the bed, a wetness spreads, starting to fill, and flood the room... the toys fight, first in toe-deep damp, then in ankle deep, then having to quickly hop on sinking big-board books as tentacled abominations rose from below...
>>29001943So, guess what WE'R doing tonight?
>>29001912Well, he's not actually as strong as he is in the books. That's what happens when a Primal gets to you - you become so afraid of that Primal that you exaggerate its powers out of proportion. I'm not saying he's not a tough motherfucker, but him waking up doesn't destroy the world.>>29001962If you're proposing we play again, I can't, I have another game on Saturdays.
>>29001912What if you have to fight alongside Cthulhu?
>>29001987Does that statue have a tentacle dick?
>>29001844Yeah, I think I remember something to do with spells casting figment to cast, then requiring a success, so that magic can fail.Idea I had was you had pure figment and specialised. Pure figment is what you get each turn, based on your ability in Imagination. 1-3 = 14-5 = 2Per turn regen.Then there's specialise figment. So Lie figment, Boom figment etc.That just plain matches your skill.So, as an example.Beary the Bear-MageImagination 4Lie 5Blanket 4Boom 3Starts the night with 5 Lie figment, 4 Blanket figment and 3 Boom figment. Each turn he gets 2 pure figment.It'd mean you have the constant spells being useful whilst not making every turn a 'nuke it all'.Maybe a cap on how much pure figment you can get, double your Imagination maybe?So it costs one figment per spell level.Beary wants to cast Close your eyes! on himself, spending 2 pure figment and a Lie figment to do so. Then he rolls his test and hopes.Or something, might get a bit numbersy but gives the magic users something more to play with.
>>29002006it's technically a vulva...
Wasn't there a proposition to divide up monsters a bit more into primals, which rule their fear, phobias, which are each child's named and mental version of a fear not necessarily on the primal scale (giving a personal recurring villain who may be seeking to become a Primal by virtue of plots concerning sleepovers and infesting the dreams of more children until they are the face of their fear, so knifehead and giant squid could compete for aquaphobia), and mythics for solo encounter guest star monsters like horror movie creatures and the Boogeyman?
Good morning boys! Glad to see the playtest went well!! It seems today that many of us will be out and about.Have fun with your families and enjoy yourselves for a bit. We all deserve it.Perhaps today we take it a bit slow,debate on rule changes, new primal ideas, etc.Also I would have loved to playtest but alas I had a party to visit with my girlfriend. You lads have fun today as I have to meet her moms family today. Wish me luck!!
>>29002265Have a jolly good time, you magnificent bastard! >>29002187I like the idea of powerful monsters competing for Primal status, creates the chance for some really interesting encounters.
>>29002032Right, so if there's another playtest being done I'd quite like to take part, using these rules for magic/figment etc. to see how they work out.Will gen something up.
>>29002927BearyStuffed ToyMovement 7Location Health DRHead 5 Chest 5 ArmL 2 ArmR 2 LegL 3 LegR 3 AttributesToughness 3Articulation 3 Imagination 5Fellowship 4Accessory 2ToughnessBrawl: 3Endurance: 4Imagination:Exaggerate: 1Lie: 4Blanket: 4Boom: 3Neverland: 2>FellowshipComfort: 4QuirksBearStare! 1/night may automatically cast one lvl 2 spell at the cost of 1 hit per location.Pull it together! May make one automatic success on a Comfort test.Shh, it's ok! May make one automatic success on a Lie test.I've had worse! May make one automatic success on an Endurance test.How's that looking?
>>29003152dawww playtest will be at around 3 pst
>>29003255So about three hours? Yeah I can do that.
Big Pants Santa suggests that you nerf the spells a bit and, if possible, make them more "freeform" like we played empower before.
>>29003493How did you use empower before? I wasn't around for the earlier playtest.
>>29003493Freeform is unfortunately makes them way to good.
>>29003530Adding some bonuses based on the successes.>>29003531Well, we could put general rules, but stat height unlocking spells only encourages that you either put 5 points to a spell or none.
>>29003561This is a completely personal preference here. I personally think that people should be rewarded for specialising in things. In general in tabletop I encourage people to specialise, it makes people feel awesome when they get to do that big thing.Being a hybrid is cool, and it can be useful, someone popping out a Hide! every turn is useful, it's just not going to be as useful as the person that put more points into Blanket skills.That's just my opinion on the matter, I'm not a fan of everyone being able to do everything and being the sword wielding battlemage with full clank.
>>29003629What you are talking about is min/maxing, not specializing. If it was that way, why not just put one rank per spell instead of a range of 1-5?
>>29003748I'm totally happy to do that thing personally.I just want to test out the spell effects themselves first to see how they work with the rest of the game.
Also, spells as the formulae of boom suggest are going to outshine melee or ranged combat, so we need to do somthing for that too. Maybe follow a similar formulae for other skills too (unlocking abilities per rank or something).
>>29003834The point there is that whilst the higher level spells will outstrip what melee does, if there's the resource management in>>29002032then it won't be a case of every turn the Imagimancer(?) repeatedly nuking everything. It'll be a case of steady support damage then additional stuff if they want to spend their specific figments.
I probably won't be available for playtest untill 4 or so my tinechores bite
bumping for days
Bumping for all the toys that have come before.
>>29005949Damn where is oracle? He said he'd be here at 3
>>29000923Let's see what I can throw up for this guy.Old IronsideAction Figure>A heavy-duty combat cyborg, this old veteran prefers to let his guns do the talking. He'll never be the life of the party, but he's always in the thick of the action.Head: 5 HP, DR 4Body: 5 HP, DR 4Front legs (x2): 3 HP, DR 3Back legs (x2): 2 HP, DR 2Toughness: 5Articulation: 5Imagination: 1Fellowship: 1Accessory: 3ToughnessBrawl: 5+5=10Endurance: 5+5=10Athletics: 5+5=10Intimidate: 5Guts: 5+5=10ArticulationAim: 5+5=10Dodge: 5Scramble: 5Parkour: 5Flexibility: 5ImaginationExaggerate: 1Lie: 1Blanket: 1Boom: 1Neverland: 1FellowshipComfort: 1Carouse: 1Tame: 1Assist: 1Command: 1AccessoryScavenge: 3Armory: 3Empower: 3Repair: 3Changeable: 3 Charge! - When making a brawl check, add 1 die for every square travelled that round. Enemies hit by charge must make an endurance check or be forced back an equal number of squaresFollow My Tracers! - Any enemy hit by a ranged attack suffers -1 to defense checks on the next roundLaunching Smoke! - once per night, all toys within 1d6 squares gain 1 automatic success on defense checksNuke Em! - once per 2 nights, select a 5x5 area anywhere on the field. Any enemy in the area after 3 turns is destroyedArmory:ZX-86 Gatling Railgun - 3d6VK-19 Bruiser Cannon - 1d10, 3x3 AoEIR-27 Lockon Laser - 1d6, unlimited range
>>29006584Hey all I'm here. So, we have some revisions agreed to... for anyone interested in joining me this evening, we have a session on Roll20.net, >>28988114 that link will take you to our room. This is a public playtest, and we'll try and get our collective shit together quikcly.
>>29006461Do you want to play with us?
>>28988114Hey, playtesting is about to happen. So click that link and come kill the things that go bump in the night.
>>29007765Playtest is cancled
I'd like to get in on this. How exactly do I go about making a character to join you guys?
When and where are you running the next game? I'd love to join in on this.
>>29009571probably tomorrow, with no locked in time yet
>>29009662O.K., but are we playing in this thread or where else, I'm a little fuzzy on the exacts.
Right, this might be a dumb question, but how do I calculate DR, and what does it mean. I can't find mention of it anywhere.
>>29010335endurance+8, and you take that total and spread it across your limbs. It's how much damage that limb can soak up before you take damage, and eventually lose the limb/fall unconcious
>>29010054This thread is in autosage anyway. New one tomorrow?
>>29010767new one now- post in the new thread from ow on, I will make it and link it.
>>29010838so that other people can find the new thread
>>29010838bumping waiting for this
>>29010388Can I get the group name and such?