Welcome to the X installment of "Disney Villains Victorious."Disney Villains Victorious is a new /tg/ homebrew project based on the idea of a world, not entirely unlike our own, in which all the villains from all the Disney animated feature films were not defeated at the ends of their movies but were instead victorious, completing their goals in part or in whole.It is a world in which Ursula rules the seas, defied only by the uncatchable Pirate Lords, the cutthroat merchants of the East India Trading Company and the might of Atlantis and its magitech-toting mercenaries. It is a world where the grasslands and jungles and forests are prowled not only by fearsome primal beasts like Shere Kahn and Scar but also by the ruthless, tireless hunters that stalk them. It is a world where Europe has been divvied up between evil sorcerous monarchs like Maleficent, the Horned King, Grimhilde and Jafar, mad, inquisitorial clergymen like Frollo, and Dark Gods like Hades and Chernobog.It is not, however, a world completely devoid of courage, heroism or hope. Around the world, the PCs' characters and their allies plot and plan, fight and strive and win their own victories against the villains that would rule them. The time to fight and to be free is now.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Disney+Villains+Victorioushttp://1d4chan.org/wiki/Disney_villains_victoriousAssembled pastebins:King/Land/Rule: http://pastebin.com/p6UzetYh (Needs to be updated)Class roles: http://pastebin.com/fj58NSYMXP: http://pastebin.com/61Je2agNBeast Species: http://pastebin.com/ZNVPBJWjSetting Traits: http://pastebin.com/8RRbwMQTGeneric Traits: http://pastebin.com/MZwvGsyXLore & Fluff: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qj_IIuF_rqh_F2L-SeYn-dBiwDTtwWFpnbcXyfcgeE8DA RULEZ: http://pastebin.com/8zqBfdN2
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In what realm should my play test game start? I was thinking either Yzmaland or Lich Popeland
>>36148225Class powers: http://pastebin.com/8MhTGnQL
>>36148297Yzmaland is probably easier for low-power characters
Reposting a slightly changed build for further criticisms and in case someone eventually starts up a game (please)Martin av Sverdkyldige – Prefers to be called ‘Sverd’Medium-Size Knight (Strong guy)Robustness: 11Agility: 10Intelligence: 6Sensibility: 6Charm: 8Skills:Melee: 3Athletic 2Travel 1 (+3? 4? in cold/forest)Persuade 1Prevent Harm 2Endure 2Brawl 1Traits:But It Is Not This Day!: Can make speeches to render the party immune to fear.Chivalry: +3 to all social skills so long as you follow the warrior's code of your own culture.Not On My Watch!: +2 to melee when fighting those that would hurt the innocent.Powers:Class power goes hereZealous Champion: Martin cannot be dissuaded from the cause of protecting the weak and innocent by Illusions or social skills unless the other party spends a will point.Just a Flesh Wound – Martin can spend a will point to regain two strikes instantly.Equipment – 1x Aging Heraldic Fur-and-Plate Armor (Medium armor) 1x Unmaintained Heraldic Longsword (+1 Melee) 1x Hunting Knife (+1 Melee)Ideals:Protect the weak and innocent.Challenge things to noble combat.Make and help friends.Goals: Restore the Kingdom of Arendelle.Bring God back to the world, figuratively or literally.Create a personal epic.Super-short rundown – 20 years old, only in a tavern fight once and very naïve + sheltered (No matter how much he denies it), hides insecurities about inadequacy and unmanliness through sarcasm/wit and knightly bearing, torn loyalties between Arrendelle, peers/friends, personal ideals, God, still views Elsa as legitimate Queen, EXTREMELY committed to Chivalric ideals and easy to manipulate despite not being stupid as a result.
>>36148297Yzmaland if you want hilarietyPONTIFEX if you want tension
>>36148225Some modules would be awesome, if anybody's gotten that far ahead.
>>36148297Lich Popeland sounds good. Your session goal: get the fuck out of Lich Popeland.
>>36148297My vote would be for BRILLIANT YZMOPOLIS.
>>36148352>>36148328Yzmopolis it is then
>>36148314Reposting for critique - Idea: Scary Dino Kissinger who's a bit tasty in a fight as well.Dino Kissinger. Yes, intimidation is honesty.Antrodemus Red-ThroatDwarf Allosaur Charming GuySize: LargeRobustness: 10/12 (+2 from Carnosaur, +2 from large?)Agility: 8/12 (+2 from Carnosaur)Intelligence: 8/12 (-2 from Carnosaur, 4 att. points)Sensibility: 5/12 (-2 from Carnosaur, 1 att. point)Charm: 11/12 (5 att. points)Academics; 3Brawl; 3Endure ; 3Insight; 3Intimidation; 5Linguistics; 3Persuasion; 1 (1 from Charmer)Travel; 3Traits: Slicing TeethDon't You Disrespect Me, Little Man!Charismatic Trait/Extremely Aesthetically Pleasing(You are quite beautiful, even by the standards of Disney protagonists, gaining +4 to Deceit and Persuasion against the opposite gender......but from time to time, you attract some attention that you certainly don't want.)PowersTyrant's Roar: Spend a Will Point to gain +10 to an Intimidate roll, and it affects everyone within a hundred meters instead of one target.IdealsAlways keep your wordHonesty is the best policyMake the prey know its place (look down on non-human animals)GoalsOnce were Kings - Help restore the power of the dinosaurs of oldDamned Whippersnappers - Boot these beast-kings from powerBecome renowned as the best diplomat
Hey, just testing out the character creation. Being a classicsfag, I just had to do someone from olympiaBoxin' LazarusMedium Sized Cynic (Strong Guy)ROBUSTNESS! 12Agility 8Intellegence 6Sensibility 9Charm 5Athletics (1)Brawl 4Prevent Harm 1 (2)Endure: 2Travel: 3Traits:More Beer?: +2 To Prevent Harm and Endure Rolls when drunkLand of the Dead: Character comes from the deathly realm of Olympia. He does not have to roll for fear around ghosts or corpsesHakuna Matataa!: +2 to resist on any sort of mental distressPowers:Iron Liver: This character can drink one dose of any liquid with no effect, good or badComforts of Philosophy: This character is well versed in Philosophy, and can outwit any arguement. He gains a +4 to resist Sensibility or Charm attacks IdealsSelf Sufficiency: Lazarus regards self sufficiency to be the highest ideal, and despises bonds or debts (official or otherwise)Virtue is its own reward: Lazarus strives to his ideals of Strength, Wisdom and StraightforwardnessMy Favorite Wine is Someone Elses: Lazarus enjoys feasting and drinking with friendsGoals:Zero: Free his friend from a shadow debtOn a Roll: Steal a goblet of nectarHero: Free the Gods from Tartarus
I'm gonna say it guys.With a few more generic traits, we're done.We're officially in Alpha.
>>36148438Wouldn't Lazarus work better as an agile guy based on how you've set him up?
>>36148484It's like watching my son coming into the world, but with less pooping.
>>36148515Some pooping but, you know, less.
>>36148484We're doin it, guys.We're getting shit done
...why do I want to play a crocodile who's trying to make up for betraying his old lion friend years ago (by saving the world) after learning that said lion didn't kill his parents after all?
WHY WON'T ANYONE GM AGGGH WE HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH PLAYERSMUST PLAYTEST
>>36148506Why do you think so?
I can maybe GM a game in the near future, though my schedule is pretty packed right now.
>>36148552Because the disney spirit lives in you, AnonIt lives in me.It watches over everything we see.
>>36148225>The Player Character's characters...what.
>>36148552Because that's badass
>>36148564GMing is hard, and in a new system it's even harder. I would, but I don't think I'm imaginative enough to pull it off. also i'm running three campaigns at the moment>>36148552Crocs are da best. Make sure you give him a saxophone or trumpet and max music.
Okay, guys?I am 99% sure that getting together with any anons to play irl isn't gonna happenIs there any way to play this online?
>>36148609Roll20. It's got built-in voice chat if you don't feel like giving out your skype.http://roll20.net/
>>36148572Well, you've set up a partying, sensible boxer who likes drinking, talking and enjoyment in general, as far as I can tell. Fits agile guy (Especially in boxing style) much more than strong guy - You'd be moving around people and punching them, instead of engaging in the kind of close shit the strong guy does.
Naive young Knight looking 4 prncssScary dinosaur faceHedonistic boxer10/10 would watch movie of.
>>36148609Only a gabillion.Roll20 is best, but there are a ton of methods we could use.
>>36148637Don't forget the punch fairy and mechanical girl duo of troublemakers
If we are playing a test game, I'd dearly like to be in it. There's something about mechanics that you just have to see first-hand to really get.
>>36148609>>36148660So is anon setting up a game now? Don't leave us hanging here.
>>36148484More traits, you say? More traits!>You Cannot Outsmart BulletInexplicably gain +2 to Insight when wielding heavy weapons.>Alpha StrikeWhen the entire party attacks from Stealth simultaneously, all gain +2 to attack rolls.>Repeat it Slower and Louder+2 to diplomacy rolls when interacting with people with whom you do not share a language.>FroodYou always, no matter the circumstances, have a towel. >Serenade by Pale Moonlight+2 to solo Music checks at night. >Sherlock Scan+2 to Insight checks made on someone or something you have not encountered before.
>>36148225Jeremiah Tobbleten (Nimble guy)Agility: 12Intelligence: 6Sensibility: 6Charm: 10Skills:Acrobatics: 3Withstand: 1Athletics: 2Ranged:3Travel: 2Drive:1Traits:Now that ain't right: Gain +4 when fighting with creatures not of this worldJust kick it a few times!: gain a 2+ when dealing with basic machines that are shut downGlory Hunter: when in combat, Jeremiah always strikes first in the first round, but recieves all strikes that occur in the first roundPowers:Draw!: Spend a Will point. You gain an extra action this turn, and gain a +5 bonus to do a trick shot with a gun like shooting the weapon out of someone's hands.Yoda la he hoo!: Spend a will point. You may tame a non-sentient or low intelligence beast to your cause with a charisma rollIdeals:No ones better than me!If they can't keep up, yall betta get outa my way!People should rely on their own personal talents!Goals:Become a legend of the Old westBring his own style of frontier justice to the worldKnock those dam villains off their pedastool, especially the ones who cheated and lied to get to the top, like Facillier and FrolloEquipment: 1X Six shooterLarge Buffalo mount1x dessert gearBasically, a ex-Rough Rider who got too big for his britches and sets off to make a name for him self. Hes still a bit of a jerk, but he places great value on Frontier Justice, individualism, and Glory. Hes hot tempered, always the first to get stuck in or pull a gun. Although he was at some point a outlaw, he has created his own set of laws, and feels sympathy for the little people shoved aside by the villains reign
>>36148758>music checksWhat the fuck happens when you fail a music check?You can't sing off-key/ mess up the singing, it is taboo.
>>36148635Obviously you're not familiar with greek boxing>Then the much-enduring, goodly Odysseus was divided in mind whether he should strike him so that life should leave him even there as he fell, or whether he should deal him a light blow and stretch him on the earth. And, as he pondered, this seemed to him the better course, to deal him a light blow, that the Achaeans might not take note of him. Then verily, when they had put up their hands, Irus let drive at the right shoulder, but Odysseus smote him on the neck beneath the ear and crushed in the bones, and straightway the red blood ran forth from his mouth, and down he fell in the dust with a moan, and he gnashed his teeth, kicking the ground with his feet. But the lordly wooers raised their hands, and were like to die with laughter. Then Odysseus seized him by the foot, and dragged him forth through the doorway until he came to the court and the gates of the portico. And he set him down and leaned him against the wall of the court, and thrust his staff into his hand and spoke, and addressed him with winged words:  “Sit there now, and scare off swine and dogs, and do not thou be lord of strangers and beggars, miserable that thou art, lest haply thou meet with some worse thing to profit withal.
>>36148807No, I understand that it's fast and furious, which is exactly why nimble guy would make more sense. You hit hard but, as a result, get hit hard too - As such, it makes more sense for you to be avoiding bullets instead of tanking through them.
>>36148780This is a damn good question. It's Disney, everyone can sing. Rolling for music is practically like demanding someone to roll for walking or breathing.
>>36148775Now that just aint right: Make that +4 to Ranged -- +3 would be more balanced.Just Kick it: Make it Mechanics or Drive, or both.Glory Hunter: Never, ever give out automatic hits. Make this +5 or +6.Powers: Yoda la he hoo!: Allow Persuasion on creatures that don't speak your language.
>>36148758>FroodThis guy here is one hoopy frood
>>36148780>>36148859You're not rolling to sing: you're rolling for your music to touch the hearts of those around you.
>>36148857>Swords>Bullets>Atlantis LasersAh hell, Lazarus ain't having any of that shit
needs more sensible/intelligent guys
>>36148931I was just gonna make up a second character working with sensibility
>>36148601But anon, he's not the Charismatic one.
>>36148882Those are a lot better. Thanks
>>36148681But of course:>Mahrikatohka "Mary" Smith>Medium Sized Atlantean Mechanic (Smart Guy)>"Don't get me wrong! I love my Pops. I Love my Mat-im. I love Atlantis! But there're places to go! People to meet! Things to see! And I'm planning on going and meeting and seeing all of them!"Mahrikatohka Smith, usually just called "Mary," is the eighteen year old daughter of an Atlantean woman and a member of the original Atlantis Expedition's motorpool. Though a brilliant mechanic and a skilled pilot and driver, she is something of a wild-child possession a rebellious streak and an exploratory bent that have gotten her into trouble in the past. Coming into her majority, Mary took and passed all her Military Service Exams, allowing her to join the first Atlantean Away Team she could find, determined to go out and experience the world.- ROBUSTNESS: 8- Agility: 7- Intelligence: 11- Sensibility: 8- Charm: 6- Academics 1- Drive 2- Mechanics 4- Ranged 1- Science 1- Travel 1>Traits:- Atlantean Mechanic: Can repair and use even high-tech and rare technology with few issues.- Don't panic!: +2 on rolls to avoid fear when near allies. - Does it have a steering wheel?: Ignores the usual wait time to learn how to drive a new vehicle properly.>Powers:-Speaking the Mother Tongue: Fluency in the ancient Atlantean language aids in the deciphering of other foreign, eldritch and encoded languages. - Percussive Maintenance: If a mechanics check is failed, the mechanic may once per day use Percussive Maintenance, striking the device hard with a wrench, fixing, disarming or manipulating it as needed.
>>36149081>Equipment:- Reactor Tech's Coveralls (Light Armor)- Heavy Monkey Wrench (+1 Melee)- Trusty Toolbelt (+1 Mechanics)>Ideals:- Visit interesting places, meet interesting people and see interesting things.- Fix whatever machines out there need fixing.- Get into trouble. Not too much trouble. The fun kind of trouble.>Goals:- Zero - Explore the world- On a Roll - Learn responsibility- Hero - Make the world safe for wanderers, dreamers and rebels.
>>36148601>>36148564I would but I doubt very much that a first time GM would do very well when he has1.No time to be doing with things2.No prior experience3.No standards to stick to
>>36148314Well your stats don't add up to an even number, which tells me you miscounted, and you only start with one power. But it seems all in order.It seems that the chargen rules have changed since I wrote up my knights......better go back and rebuild.
>>36148314>2chivalrious naive knight lkn 4 prncs>>36148438>hedonistic crazy greek boxer>>36148393>spooky scary dinosaur politician>>36148775>wild west gunslinging rebel>>36149081>nerdy space-age rebel fishgirlLooks like a fucking team.
>>36149186Go for it. It's a playtest, not a final campaign, and you literally have every single major contributor to the homebrew to help you out.>>36149196Shit, really? I based all my stats off an earlier build that had all the same numbers. How is it supposed to format, then?
Tell me how the first test goes. I'll... wait here for more fluff opportunities.
I missed a couple of threads, did we ever decide how the evil factions interact with each other?Do we see trade routes between the Shadowlands and Frollo's religious empire? Or do we see them fighting each other? Just an example off of the top of my head.
>>36149196Just to make sure: have rolled Prevent Harm and Endurance back into Withstand again, or are they separate skills still? If the latter, we need to update the rules pastebin.
>>36149335Nope: Endurance and Withstand (or Avoid Harm) are two separate things.
>>36149333We've gone through a few charts, I think this is the most recent one.
Why did we include Princess Mononoke again? Why is Shishigami the villain there?
The Esteemed Professor J.T Claw, PHDBig Cat Sensible Guy, Size Medium>"Don't be silly my dear fellow! Of course I have a Doctorate."ROBUSTNESS: 6/12Agility: 10/12 (+2 big cat traits, 2 points)Intelligence: 12/12 (+6 attribute points)Sensibility: 8/12 (+6 attribute points)Charm: 8/12 (+2 big cat traits)Will 4 (+1 for Smart Guy)Skills:Academic 3Avoid Harm 1Brawl 1Deceive 1Endure 1Occult 1Persuasion 1 (logical argument)Science 2Traits: Low To The Ground: +2 to stealthPinned Ya Again: Power.A Man Of Wealth And Taste: +2 to Decieve when attempting to pass yourself off as a member of the upper crust of societyPowers: Pinned Ya Again- Spend a Will Point and the character may choose to roll their Brawl vs. an enemy's Robustness/Agility to pin that enemy to the ground at risk of opening up another attack on the character upon failure. Pinned enemies cannot attack until unpinned and must make a Robustness check against a character's Brawl roll to become unpinned every round until defeated or successful escape.I Read About That!: Spend a Will point. Gain +3 to the next Academics, Occult, or Science roll you make. Roll twice and take the better result.Ideals:Prove your intelligenceAcquire new books for your collectionAssert your intellectual superiority over humansGoals: Zero: Found a public libaryOn-a-roll: Join a major universityHero: Steal knowledge from a King.>>36149318Come on man, it's in 1d4chan now.>>36149335They're still seperate.
>>36149409Smart guy, not Sensible guy. My bad.>>36149408Didn't want all of asia to be LOL SHAN YU, Pirates don't have enough claim on it.
>>36149408Japan needs to be more of a war zone, that's why. Also, it was distributed to the west by Disney, so it's viable. Princess Mononoke is even on the Disney website.
Charles PilegntonneMedium Sized Simple Huntsman (Sensible Guy)ROBUSTNESS: 7Agility: 8Intellegence: 8Sensibility: 11Charm: 6SKills:Athletics: 2Ranged: 2Travel 2Occult: 1Insight: 3 (4)Traits:Fae Lander: This character is from the deranged lands of the Fae, +2 to Occult when dealing with fairy magicTin Ear: This character is immune to all musical effectsThis man is obviously a Charlatan: +2 on Insight checks against people who are obviously villains.Powers:-Ever Thought about Unionising: Affects a group of enemies that serve some sort of leader. The leader must be absent. You are able to identify and explain that they are being mistreated. Chance of a Social Strike against each individual targeted.-Only Sane Man: For every sensible/charm strike a party member has recieved this Character gets +1 Withstand Harm for sensible/charm attacksEquipment:Heavy Cloak (+1 to Endure against Cold)Camping Equipment (+1 to Travel over land)Hunting BowHunting Knife (+1 to Craft: Woodworking and Skinning)Ideals:Jean just wants things to be normalJean feels obligated to fix things that aren't normalJean doesn't want no troubleGoals:Zero: Escape the Fae LandOn a Roll: Find out why things aren't normalHero: Fix it"No, no no. Can't be having any of that"
>>36149430>>36149483>Didn't want all of asia to be LOL SHAN YU, Pirates don't have enough claim on it.Shouldn't it be Nago (And corrupted gods)/Lady Eboshi/Corrupted Ashitaka instead? I prefer the idea of Corrupted Ashitaka and other corrupted gods myself. Leads them to be far more of a hostile faction admittedly though.The Forest Spirit wasn't exactly a villain as such, more of a neutral force overall.
>>36149496Oops, I forgot to change his name in the ideals
>>36149396>>36149333Corrected some errors in that one, here's the most recent addition, please look it over as I haven't seen some of these movies
>>36149563*editionI cannot speak it seems
>>36148314>>36149196Reformatted correctly.Martin av Sverdkyldige – Prefers to be called ‘Sverd’Medium-Size Knight (Strong guy)Robustness: 11Agility: 9Intelligence: 6Sensibility: 6Charm: 8Skills:Melee: 3Athletic 2Travel 1 (+3? 4? in cold/forest)Persuade 1Prevent Harm 2Endure 2Brawl 1Traits:But It Is Not This Day!: Can make speeches to render the party immune to fear.Chivalry: +3 to all social skills so long as you follow the warrior's code of your own culture.Not On My Watch!: +2 to melee when fighting those that would hurt the innocent.Powers:Test your might: Spend a Will Point to challenge an enemy to HONORABLE, SINGLE COMBAT. Neither you nor the target may attack others while in single combat, nor may you be attacked by outside forces. You and your target must close to melee as soon as possible. This effect lasts 3 rounds.Zealous Champion: Martin cannot be dissuaded from the cause of protecting the weak and innocent by Illusions or social skills unless the other party spends a will point.Just a Flesh Wound – Martin can spend a will point to regain two strikes instantly.Equipment – 1x Aging Heraldic Fur-and-Plate Armor (Medium armor) 1x Unmaintained Heraldic Longsword (+1 Melee) 1x Hunting Knife (+1 Melee)Ideals:Protect the weak and innocent.Challenge things to noble combat.Make and help friends.Goals: Zero – Establish self as a true Knight, whatever meaning that may hold.On a Roll - Restore the Kingdom of Arendelle.Hero - Create a personal epic.So, everything should be in check now. How about that game then, eh? Someone just start a roll20 game, please.
>>36149563>>36149531I'm kinda in agreement with that guy. I don't see the Forest Spirit in Mononoke as an actual force. It's more of something passive in the background, an animal, a force, not a thinking being.The only thing I could really see the Forest Spirit being "Evil" as such for, is when it was decapitated and searching for it's head. And even then, that's less of a faction and more of a "Amalgamation of demon worms infesting everything, everywhere, and killing everything."
>>36149588Dammit, I accidentally undid removing 'Just a Flesh Wound'. That's not supposed to be there. Just ignore it.While I'm at it, might as well post the full background from last thread.>He's intended to be an Arrendellian knight (A dying breed since muskets came around) who, being 20 and never having been in anything outside of a tavern fight once, is, while sarcastic and witty a-la-Phoebus, very much naive and sheltered, believing fully in the ideas of Chivalry and personal honor and glory and whatnot, to the point of not only straight-up refusing to fight Elsa, whom he still views as his legitimate queen, but actually attacking any party member who does. High focus on character development - potentially becoming more jaded, etc. Also prefers to be called 'Sverd' because he thinks Martin isn't manly enough, and is torn between his teachings of pursuit of personal glory, loyalty to Arrendelle and loyalty to God, as well as his 'personal' ideas that everyone ever can be redeemed, and absolutely no one needs to die. Not stupid, but SUPER easy to manipulate by praying on his incredibly innocent ideals.>Extra note: I intended Martin to be as close to a Disney Prince as possible, without being a ‘generic fuck toy’ like that one anon put it a few threads back, while still being an interesting enough character and relatively distinct with some actual flaws (Belief in personal inadequacy and unworthiness + unmanliness in eyes of parents/superiors, peers, God, covered up by sarcasm and occasional holier-than-thou attitude). Hopefully putting quite some emphasis on character development based on how the story goes and background, which I have planned out pretty nicely in contrast with his naïve character.
>>36149531I think we just didn't want to have to think about jet another faction, especially one that was included just to fill a space on the map (and one whose inclusion was controversial in the first place). Just saying HERE THERE BE SPIRITS was easier.
>all these people rolling amazing fun characters>All this hype for a game>All this funIt was totally fucking worth it, you guys.>tfw I can't into interesting characters>tfw on my phone so if a game starts, can't playDamn it.You guys better make some pegendary shit
Alright folks, I came up with a short story about Ice Anna and Olaf looting frozen Arendelle. Didn't feel like making a Pastebin, so the link to the Google Drive is here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lWgeYu7ZeH8aG_b71CeeZJtUosKW7eFfDA0kAwS4EBA/edit?usp=sharingFor reference, I made the re-lyric of 'Do you Want to Build a Snowman'. If people enjoyed this, I might add a bit more to it later.
>>36149626It's not evil, per se, but it is aggressive and hostile to pretty much everyone at this point, so while it's not a villain, it exists as it's own sovereign force and needs to be noted
>>36149626If I'm remembering earlier threads correctly, it's less of an evil power in the sense of Ursula or Facilier and more like the Aurora Borealis. A manifestation of nature that will royally fuck up anyone who does not treat it with proper respect while in its realm.
Hang on, for skills does> The first point you put in a Skill raises it to + 3. Every following points increases it by 1. + 6 is the highest you can reach in a Skill.apply to every skill you put a point in or just the first skill you put that first point into?
>>36149674Every skill.This means the maximum you can put into a skill would be 3, which translates to +6.Looking at you people with 5 in a stat
>>36149409Jesus fuck nob, you were ACTUALLY making a BOOK TIGERAwesome.And thanks for all the help you gave with the crunch, man. I'm not sure how much it is worth but I appreciate it a lot. You're a cool guy.Faggot
>Hero Level Charismatic Guy>Sensible Guy with Tin Earhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRYU4cqUAUs
>>36149661So are we going for the Nightwalker route then? The Forest Spirit was never re-united with it's head, and as such corrupted all the gods and beings with demon worms then?>>36149673>A manifestation of nature that will royally fuck up anyone who does not treat it with proper respect while in its realm.Forest Spirit throughout the series honestly didn't give a flying fuck about that sort of thing. San and the wolves were the ones who fought, and they were practically irrelevant to the forest spirit.Unless we're changing it's character for no decipherable reason that is.
>>36149694Wait, but even on Zero tier, the 1d4chan page said the maximun rank was 4What is this wizardry?
>>36149694Oh okay, I didn't understand how that worked.Brb I have a lot of extra points to spend
>>36149694I meant if you say put your first point into mechanics and your second into drive, would you get>Mechanics: 3>Drive: 3or>Mechanics: 3>Drive: 1
So is the rolling system a simple beat or equal to number? Also, could someone explain combat system to me?
>>36149739Sorry, that was a typo. I meant six.1 = +32 = +43 = +54 = +6
Why don't Gigantic creatures get a penalty to Agility, when Tiny creatures get a penalty to Robustness?
>>36149657Cute, it captures the fact that Ice Anna just isn't quite Anna.Added to the catalogue.
>>36149739Believe it or not, the pastebin is wrong.There are 6 ranks of skills, from 1-6. The first skill rank grants +3, the second +4, etc. etc. You can only get to rank 4 (or +6) at Zero tier.
>>36149828So a level six skill gives you a +8 bonus?Shieeet son
>All these new builds>multiple powersAre we all starting with 2 powers now?
>>36149859Everyone starts with 2 powers. One class power, and one power of their invention.>>36149705Really, as long as it's done and balanced I'll be happy. I'd like to play in a game though.
>>36149774Giants can still run and move just fine for their sizes, anonAre you particularly slow compared to a small child or a midget? Assuming you're both in the same physical condition, probably not
>>36148393>http://pastebin.com/pQDDqisUIn light of new info, giving him Everybody Hold It as well.
>>36149828The pastebin is not wrong: Skills go from +3 to +6. I just wrote it down in the clearest possible way.
Alright, are we going to round up all the extra powers that are coming with these characters to expand the list? Because those are all pretty good
>>36149726Well, I guess I was a bit late for that sort of discussion anyway. I've gotten a few ideas from thinking about this though, I'll likely explore them in my own time.
>>36149805I like the name you used for it."Treasure in the Ice" is just the title I was looking for.
>>36148225(You Ain't) Home On The Range: http://youtu.be/xJw3YfB6CNYHome on the range is sort of black sheep, isn't it?
>>36149890You're not using Disney logic. A large creature will be too heavy to climb, too huge to pursue anyone who runs into a cave, too clumsy to skillfully manipulate small objects. You have long legs, but gravity and your own bulk is fighting against you.Or is Agility only about running now? Because in that case, rename it the Running attribute.
>>36149883>Everyone starts with 2 powers. One class power, and one power of their invention.I don't know since when, but okay, I like it.Here's the new pastebin with that information.http://pastebin.com/awqRBUfX
>>36150002Speed relies equally on ROBUSTNESS! and Agility.Just pointing that out.
I'm in the middle of watching Princess Mononoke right now. Very good movie. I think it would be an interesting addition, even if it doesn't fit like the other movies do.
>>36149919You forgot to detail that you can upgrade skills to +7 and +8 then, m8.
>>36150042anybody care to explain the "withstand" skill to me?
>>36150114I intentionally left out the Tiers because they are incomplete: we never decided what they do exactly.I guess that a higher Tier guy would also be able to go past 12 in his Attributes, but, again, we never actually did the Tiers.
>>36150078Any ideas sprouting up? I haven't watched it, only heard about that shit.
>>36150177What-What the fuck guys, we've agreed to call it Prevent Harm like five fucking times now. Just let it drop.>>36150194BUT WE DID DO TIERS.THEY'RE ON 1D4CHANDOES EVERYONE IGNORE THATTHEY'RE DETAILED IN FULL
>>36150209Alright Nob, calm down. He's not a wizard.
>>36150177You can call it Prevent Harm, or Avoid Harm. I'm still not sure what the consensus is on the name.To understand what it does, just read the rules.>>36150209No we didn't: I asked if we were sure to change the name and never got an answer.
>>36150244>no we didn'tMotherfucker, we've been over this argument five times.>>36150219I spent a day and a half updating 1d4chan, but okay apparently nobody reads it!
>>36150209And we decided that. . . ?Also, that's all the Tiers do? More Strikes and higher stats? Sounds a bit lame.Can we do more with them?
>>36150244We've agreed on both tiers and Prevent Harm for a long time, dude
>>36150295Nigga, you best be trolling.If not, go on the damn page and educate yourseld
>>36150296I remember no such thing: when did we do tiers?
>>36150316Eh, just making fun of Nob a bit.But I'm serious about Tiers: I think we should do more with them. Like, access to bigger Powers and Traits. Bigger numbers are good, but I'd also like more options. HEROIC OPTIONS!
>>36150318Many threads ago, fucked if I know which one. Still, the plan is to keepnthe system simple so more strikes and attributes work pretty well as far as narrativism goes
>>36150358How heroic are we talking here? Heracles? Ashitaka's "Riding on horseback with a shitty now and arrow literal disarmament" heroic?
It angers me that no one is willing to GM a game and instead posts lame excuses like "I'm not good enough".playtesting
>>36150201Halfway through, so I can't say for sure. The shishigami are really interesting. Not evil, but they can be dicks like the fey if they want to. I can imagine Lady Eboshi making some deals with her neighbors for new weapons to kill forest spirits with.You really should watch it. Can I link the movie online without getting banned?
>>36150358Can you at least wait until we start working on the splat books and stuff?Tonight is a night of fun and victory. Let us all get drunk in the success of completing the core book, wait for based Anon to test it for us, and get back to work afterwards
>>36149657I really like it and agree with what Plane had said, in that Ice Anna is emphatically NOT Original Anna, despite how hard she might try to be. There are subtle and not-so-subtle differences there that make Ice Anna her own person. I loved the gallows humor (not haa-haa funny) and the general feeling that she just didn't understand a whole lot about how life, death and the world worked.And the fact that they're looking forward to Elsa teaching them how to read "when she feels better" was adorably sad.
>>36150395Heracles, yes. Or, in our case, Hercules.When you get to the Hero Tier, you should be on the same Tier with Disney's Hercules, I think.Like, you start rolling 4d6 instead of 3d6 and adding them all up together.
>>36150422>Can you at least wait until we start working on the splat books and stuff?No: I like making crunch and I want to do more.
>>36150411I would, but it's a quite busy month here in hueland, college tests for me.That, and I never played tabletop. I would try anyway, but again, busy
>>36150434>adding 4d6 instead of 3d6 and adding them togetherThe statistics part of me is cringing incredibly hard. That fucks with every bonus in the entire game right now.But it's interesting. I'll see what I can do.
>>36148225So are we gona try and open a IRC in mibbit or something ? Because, if so, i suggest doing it tomorrow night.
>>36150466Nob, God fucking damn it, if we call it HERO TIER, it should damn well feel like being a fucking hero.When you get there you should look forward to wrestle down Maleficient in her dragon's form, not to another +1.
>>36150415>The shishigami are really interesting. Not evil, but they can be dicks like the fey if they want to. Really? The Forest Spirits always seemed so passive to me, they didn't care about Eboshi, they didn't the trees were getting cut down, they just took it.On the other hand, the gods and giant animals, you're perfectly right. But they're not the forest spirit.
>>36150519Most anons would rather not.
>>36150071See, another reason why it doesn't make much sense that giant creatures don't have an agility penalty, or at least not something along those lines. It's very unbalanced, too.
>>36150548My bad. Terminology error.I really want to make a character from Japan with the goal "Make Japan Peaceful Again", possibly attained by having any single faction (or no factions at all) control Japan without turning it into a hellhole.
>>36150588Giant creatures are the size of houses. In a game that's mostly political manipulation, they're heavily penalized already.Also, Robustness affects less skills than Agility.>>36150534The problem here is that 4d6 fucks with the dice balance heavily. I'll try to do something but most bonuses around that period of time are going to be signficantly devalued. Do you want people to feel like their Traits are suddenly worthless because they mantled from On-a-roll to Hero?
>>36150620Well, honestly the Mononoke part could do with having a make-over, which might make that quite a bit harder.
>>36150578Im sorry, i meant to say open a game in IIRC. Or roll20, which i honestly don't prefer
>>36150411Then why don't you run it?
>>36150649Well, what if instead there were specific traits or powers specific to Heroes? Something flashy. Although how to make it balanced, who knows
>>36150763If we can do it saturday evenings, I'd be happy to join in
>>36150411I might try tomorrow
>>36150776There's nothing wrong with making Hero-level powers and traits super big and flashy. Just have some Hero tier traits that grant +4 where regular traits would grant +2, +6 where +3, etc.Powers could occasionally, with a lot of stipulations, grant an... automatic... success.
>>36150649See, we're already starting to make progress here: when you get up to Hero you should automatically increase by 3 the bonuses you get from your Traits.This way we can hit Target Numbers where the musician can finally enthrall entire armies with his voice, where the brawler can toss elephants around, where the mechanic can fix the Leviathan and guide it into battle against the great monsters of the depths.We should go Hercules big here, otherwise why even use Hercules' terminology?
>>36150776Perhaps traits and powers should upgrade themselves when you move up the tiers.
>>36150763I'd be open to joining whenever, but I'd just really like for a playtest to eventually be opened.Tripping because of character.
>>36150820>>36150838I like the idea of upgrading traits, instead of getting new ones that do the same.
>>36150811I see that you're getting over your fears...Congratulations
>>36150861Ditto>>36150820>wheere the musician can finally enthrall entire armies with his voice, where the brawler can toss elephants around, where the mechanic can fix the Leviathan and guide it into battle against the great monsters of the depths.Sounds cool. Don't want to scare Nobody away, but sounds cool
>>36150811Goal Accomplished: Become accepting of more complicated mechanics.You know what that means?You're On-a-Roll, kid!
>>36150811So traits that are worth double? I like itWhat if they are all cebtered around heroic situations? Gain a huge bonus when everyone in the current situation except the villain is allied to you, or something.When the villain has knocked you down to no strikes, go super sayan and attain PHENOMENAL COSMICAL BUFFSStuff like that, how does that sound?
>>36148225Anybody got any good inspirations for a character? I was tossing around an Aztec/El Doradan warrior but I would like to go for something more unique
>>36150861This sounds pretty legit.Could become quite overpowered, but then again, the Heroes are not dealing with poultry here, they need to go and brawl with titans or punch some shadow demona back to the Other Side
>>36150909Sounds fantastic. In fact, let's make one right now.Heroic Last Stand: When at no strikes remaining and currently facing a Villain, gain +8 to all combat rolls.
>>36150838>>36150861>>36150909>>36150968Yes, exactly: upgrading Traits and Powers.I think we should increase every Trait and Power by 1 when we get to On a Roll, and by another 2 when we get to Hero.Add another die to the rolls (or maybe only to those rolls that involve the character's favoured Attribute), open up a new lists of larger-than-life Traits and Powers, and BAM, you've got yourself a band of heroes ready to fight the good fight against Hades and the other big guys.
>>36150989jesus christ>>36150965do a Genie! but less all-powerful
>>36150989I thought you passed out (or worse) at zero strikes. Do you do a big attack and then faint?
>>36150861It's possible, but it'd need extensive playtesting.>>36151007+1 on On-a-roll is easily doable. Perhaps make it +2 on powers that grant +5 or more. Extra dice could be... hard. Perhaps you should let them do 5d6 drop lowest two instead of 4d6?>>36151015Fuck. I still need to do Pixies, Genies, and some other species for Beasts. Thanks fo reminding me.>>36151027At 0 strikes, you're on your last legs. The next time you take a Strike you pass out/die/whatever.
>>36150989>>36151007All right, back on tracks! This shit is getting good!
>>36151047That's actually not a bad idea. I'm not an expert at statistics like you are, but if you added another dice to roll and drop all but the highest three doesn't that mean by the Hero stage, since you're rolling 6 dice instead of 3, you basically double your chances of rolling well?That seems powerful but not completely broken, to me.
The good feelings, they are here to stay, gentlemen.
>>36150989Now we're talkingRighteous Fury: When facing a Villain with only one strike or no strikes left, obtain +5 on all combat rolls per defeated party member.You wanna fuck with the Heroe's true companions? He'll send you flying.
>>36151047I'm nost saying we should do it right now. Actually, I think we should put Tiers aside for a while, until we are really sure the system is working at Tier Zero.Then, when that's out of the way, we can start going big. Heroic. COSMICAL!>Extra dice could be... hard. Perhaps you should let them do 5d6 drop lowest two instead of 4d6?It's a beginning, but it's still too balanced and low to the ground: Hercules tossed around mountains, he didn't just have an average roll higher than most.But we can go back to this later.
>>36151093I think we just add a die on Hero tier, which would bring it to 5d6. If we're adding it on On-a-roll, that's different but also balanceable, we just need to put it in our eventual GM section to pump up TN as they increase in rank.As a side note, the average on 5d6-drop-two-lowest is ~24.
>>36151150How can your average be 24 when you're dropping the lowest 2? The highest you could possibly get is an 18
>>36151132We need some Heroic Sacrifices here!Heroic Sacrifice: If you have one strike or no strikes left, Identify an ally. Take the next Strike targeted for him.Target ally gains +7 on all combat rolls
>>36151183I mean the average TN. The average roll is ~14. We assume that a hero has a skill or trait that provides +2 and has an average attribute of 8.
>>36151150>we just need to put it in our eventual GM section to pump up TN as they increase in rank.Not just the arbitrary TN, or we would end up playing D&D 4E: the GM should pump up the challenges.First you fought mooks by the dozen, now you're swatting aside hundreds of them. First you fought hyenas, now you'er fighting dragons.We up the scales.
>>36151220Nice thing about this setting is that it has such a wide variety of enemy power to deal with. Even in one area like, say, Frollo's France you can go from angry Pierre the informer all the way up to whatever it is the fae throw at something that they really want gone.
What, exactly, is TN, anyway? I haven't heard the term a lot
>>36148225I've thinking about writing some fluff for Alameda's wild west. Any Ideas?
>>36151277And headless mules. Frollo was just drowning in gypsy pussy and you know it
>>36151301How about that idea about the four american heroes watching his borders?Or maybe how he got dinosaurs in there. Can't possibly be an easy task
>>36151301Give us a scene from a regular night in a casino, complete with live entertainment in the form of showgirls.
>>36151429I imagine he'd have to go to the Global Huntsmen to bag one. You'd probably also need to talk to either Atlantis, the Sky Pirates, or the East India company to see about transporting the damn thing too.
>>36151438I'll try that one,
>>36151429I might write one about the tall tales eventually, but it'll probably be a bit since I don't want to saturate the catalogue with my own shit.
>>36151438>>36151483Don't forget to have the owner wear a checkered suit and use an engraved lighter! Those are pretty ring-a-ding.
>>36151514If it's good, it's good. Go ahead and write to your heart's content.
>>36151429Just remember that Billy Slick, Allosaurus Sheriff is still a thing. Do we want Genies to be playable? I'm working on pixies based on tinkerbelle right now.
>>36149563what's aurora boredis from?
>>36151542Maybe...>>36151547Brother Bear, it's the big mess of spirit magic up on the mountain.
>>36151547Brother Bear/Fantasia mixed in
>>36151546A freed genie could be pretty cool, what would their abilities be? I understand magic is frowned upon by some here. And obviously they can't just grant any wish to their allies. Maybe a genie warrior?Lot of badass potential.
>>36151612>magic is frowned upon by some hereREMOVE WIZARDBut seriously;Genie powers are weakened heavily by Jafar's presence, as well as Cherry Bomb.Still, they'll have minor creation magic (probably a huge ol bonus to Craft?)Pixies have magical power in Faerie Dust, but it only works to keep their own impossible physiques running.There are some animals I'm sure i'm missing, but I'm not sure what.also does anyone read 1d4chan? Starting to feel updating it is a waste of my time given our arguments above about things in the 1d4chan article
>>36151546Oh, wait, pixies weren't actually stated yet? I'll have to remake Simmertap's profile thenAs for the genies, what have you got in mind? I haven't seen the Alladin animated series but I know they can't have PHENOMENAL COSMICAL POWERS without breaking the setting
>>36151612genie warrior with a scimitar, can transfigure itself, charming guy!
>>36151671I do, I use the page to check for most info when making characters. Your effort is very appreciated, man.Also, concerning pixie dust, I had a trait made before that could possibly be applied to Pixies Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust: If the character is not under any mental dostress, +2 to Acrobatics and AthleticsHappy thoughts fuel pixie dust, right? I just thought it'd fit.
>>36151732Shit. I meant distress.
>>36151732+2 to Acrobatics and Athletics is on the strong side but balanced. I'll add that as one of the racial traits.
Concerning genies, what are exactly their powets when freed, is there any source to it?I assume racial bonuses to Craft and Disguise would be the norm, since they create stuff and change their own forms and shit
>>36151869Disguise has been rolled into Deceive. I'm also giving them a Robustness bonus.
>>36151869>>36151900I'm throwing together a genie character right now, if you've any suggestions, tell me!
>>36151929Ain't got shit. Maybe you should have a trait that lets you do....minor....magiclike cleaning things up, changing their color, lifting objects under 1kg, etc.
>>36151995WHO ARE YOU, WIZARD, AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH NOB?
>>36152017NO ANONNOB WAS THE WIZARD ALL ALONGHIS ASCENSION BEGINS NOW THAT HIS COMPETITORS ARE BANISHED
>>36151995What about a trait that manipulates something like....1kg of non-living matter?
I can't wait for the first reports of playtesting and the stories of their games start coming in. This entire enterprise has been a tremendous amount of fun, from the fluff to the crunch, and I feel like there's a whole lot more to come in the near future as we proceed from Alpha to Beta to a polished finished project.Hopefully tonight or tomorrow I might be able to produce a bit of writing within the setting.
>>36151438 The cigar smoke wafted around the room as the glass shaked in my hand. Neon lights and flashes tumbled through the air, as I looked at the dealer. His cold eyes betrayed little sympathy to my sorry state of Affairs. I chanced a glance to my left. A thin man, a cigarette, Imported, by the looks of it. His smile was a little less than that of Cheshire cat, as he raked in his winnings. Towers of Ivory skyrocketed his kingdom, while my poor hobbels felt like a insult. Depression slowly consuming, i turn my eyes to the left. This time a women that couldn't be older than 20, sat. At first, I thought her to be simply looking for a job here as a dancer or chef or what ever in tarnation she thought she could get away with. But something was off. The way she talked, carried herself, even moved. And then there was the scar, a crack in the porcelain jagged from her ear to her lip. Blood magic was a tricky buisness, and some times the vestigial skin of your virgin daughter is worth the deal.I turn, to last man. Huge and bulking, his smell and face gave away his affliction. One of the many unfortunate souls cursed by the north, twisted into ungodly things, His hands gnarled claws abd his face an angry snout. This poor sap, to be fair though, didn't seem poor at all. His well worn suit tailored to him, and the fact he had was at this table at all were enough proof to me. And i finally turned to my hand.And like that, my hopes died. The chips rolled away, split by the hungry vultures circling me. My hopes soon to be pecked clean of the feeble remains, the brand on my back burning like satans own trident, and the cold eyes of the dealer watching, desperation took hold as the dancers took the stage. The vultures head's turned, distracted by the sultry dances of the show girls and the meals they offered. As i looked over my shoulder, watching as the girl licked her hungry lips at the hypnotic rthyms of the girls, i made my move.
Updated knights incoming, brace for CHIVALRY.
>>36152301What would be an appropriate bonus for a trait that specialized in one area of knowledgeExample> Stories of Scheherazade > Gain +X to rolls in Occult regarding Arabian Magic> Secrets from LeFay> Gain +X to Occult if the topic is on Fey magicIs +4 too much? Or is it specialized enough that it could be higher?
Also, in the core rules, we haven't put anything about Ideals in Character Creation.
>>36152372Sir James the Grim, Black Knight of the Round Table>"EXCALIBUR! You…you truly are King Arthur! I thought that all the old heroes were dead and Cauldronborn, that all the new ones would share their fate, that all hope was dead…...." The Black Knight dropped, kneeling before Arthur. "I see now that I was wrong. HAIL, KING ARTHUR!">Human Strong Guy- Robustness: 11- Agility: 8 (7 with Heavy Armor)- Intelligence: 7- Sensibility: 7- Charisma: 7>Skills:- Athletics 4- Endurance 4(7)- Melee 6 (9 With Greatsword)- Intimidate 3- Travel 3- Prevent Harm 4 (7, 10 with Heavy Armor)>Powers:- It’s Just A Flesh Wound!: Can spend a heart point to remove two strikes.- Zealous Champion: Cannot be dissuaded from the service of King Arthur by Illusions or social skills unless the other party spends a heart point.>Traits- Dead Walking: You're very familiar with the undead. Fear-based strikes from undead are reduced one level.- None Shall Pass!: +1 to Melee and Prevent Harm if you do not make any movement actions this turn.- No Luck For The Tough: Is constantly besot by slapstick misfortune, but has a +3 to Endurance and Prevent Harm. Because of the increased Endurance and Prevent Harm, the slapstick cannot harm him, thought it will inconvenience him in other ways.Ideals:- Never surrender to fear.- Never let himself lose hope again.- Never abandon those by his side.Goals:- See the fall of the wicked Horned King and the day that Arthur is put upon his rightful throne.- Find Peace within himself.- Find love and friendship.Equipment:- Greatsword (+3 Melee)- Heavy Armor (+3 Prevent Harm, -1 Agility, -4 movement)- Trusty Steed (Halves travel times)
>>36152429What do you mean?Also, we should probably make some sort of a character sheet. I'm no artist myself, but I can't imagine that modifying an already-existing character sheet would take too much work.
>>36152435Sir Harold the Cunning, Green Knight of the Round Table>"I’ve….I’ve lost! Why, you must be King Arthur to have outwitted me! HAIL, KING ARTHUR!">Human Smart Guy- Robustness: 7- Agility: 7- Intelligence: 10- Sensibility: 8- Charisma: 8>Skills:- Academics 5- Melee 3 (4 with longsword)- Insight 3- Prevent Harm 3 (6 with Medium Armor and Shield)- Endure 3- Deceive 3- Persuasion 3- Travel 3- Occult 3>Power:- Eureka!: May spend a heart point to immediately learn an important piece of information.- Zealous Champion: Cannot be dissuaded from the service of King Arthur by Illusions or social skills unless the other party spends a heart point.>Traits- I Read About It: Gains a +3 bonus to Academics rolls when dealing with Creatures or Places- My One True Weakness: Gains a +3 bonus to Insight when determining a character's "Soft Spot"- Master of Nine Men Morris: Gains +4 bonus to any strategy game, and a +2 bonus to any actual battle strategiesIdeals:- Knowledge is power, and ignorance is weakness.- Never stop learning.- Always have a plan.Goals:- See the fall of the wicked Horned King and the day that Arthur is put upon his rightful throne.- Learn the many secrets the Horned King keeps in his bony grasp.- Recover Lore that has been lost to the ages.Equipment- Longsword (+1 Melee)- Medium Armor (+2 Prevent Harm, -4 movement)- Shield (+1 Prevent Harm)- Trusty Steed (Halves travel times)
>>36152468>What do you mean?We don't say what they are and why they're important.
Sir Brandon the Brash, Blue Knight of the Round Table>"Amazing! You can actually keep pace with me! That old sage foretold that no one would ever keep up with me save for….save for…..HAIL, KING ARTHUR!">Human Nimble Guy- Robustness: 8- Agility: 12- Intelligence: 6- Sensibility: 6- Charisma: 8>Skills:- Acrobatics 4- Prevent Harm 5 (7 with Light Armor and Shield)- Melee 4 (5 with longsword)- Athletics 3- Endure 3- Travel 3- Sleight of Hand 3- Stealth 3>Power:- I Am Not Left-Handed!: He may opt to take a penalty to his melee and prevent harm for the first 3 rounds of combat. Whatever penalty he decided to take, he gains it as a bonus for the rest of the combat scene.- Zealous Champion: Cannot be dissuaded from the service of King Arthur by Illusions or social skills unless the other party spends a heart point.>Traits- Nobody Could Have Survived That (Subset of Acrobatics): +3 bonus when jumping off of high places to your apparent death, being inside an exploding volcano lair, or other blatantly unsurvivable situations.- Superior Speed: +2 to attack and defend against anyone with an Agility lower than yours in physical combat.- Evasive: +3 to defenses against area attacks, such as raining arrows.Ideals- Quickness in thought and action is the key to success.- Some problems CAN be run away from.- The right thing to do will always feel right.Goals:- See the fall of the wicked Horned King and the day that Arthur is put upon his rightful throne.- Outrun something that cannot be outrun.- Make a fool of the Horned King.Equipment- Longsword (+1 Melee)- Light Armor (+1 Prevent Harm)- Shield (+1 Prevent Harm)- Trusty Steed (Halves travel times)
>>36152391Would a variable bonus that changes based on character level be appropriate, so as to make the bonus scale with the character?
>>36152514Sir Paul the Shining, Red Knight of the Round Table>"King Arthur…..well, you’re almost as charming as myself. But I don’t suppose charm does any good when you’re surrounded by these blasted Cauldronborn…perhaps you are right. We do need to unite our arms. HAIL, KING ARTHUR!">Human Charismatic Guy- Robustness: 8- Agility: 6- Intelligence: 8- Sensibility: 8- Charisma: 10>Skills:- Persuasion 4- Deceive 4- Intimidate 3- Endurance 3- Melee 3 (4 with longsword)- Prevent Harm 3 (6 with Medium Armor and shield)- Travel 3- Insight 3- Music 3>Power:- Lend me Your Ears: May treat armies as ‘the party’ for the purpose of music and speeches if he spends a heart point.- Zealous Champion: Cannot be dissuaded from the service of King Arthur by Illusions or social skills unless the other party spends a heart point.>Traits- Etiquette: Gains a +3 to social situations among the nobility.- Refined: +3 to Academics related to art and culture. - But It Is Not This Day!: Can make speeches to render the party immune to fear.Ideals- Anything for a lady.- In duty, glory and valor.- Always mind your manners.Goals:- See the fall of the wicked Horned King and the day that Arthur is put upon his rightful throne.- Recover the wondrous works of art the Horned King has claimed- Make the world a more beautiful place.Equipment- Longsword (+1 Melee)- Medium Armor (+2 Prevent Harm, -4 movement)- Shield (+1 Prevent Harm)- Trusty Steed (Halves travel times)
>>36152504Right. All of us who have been taking part in these threads know what Ideals are for, but when we polish up the Wiki page or create a PDF, things might need to be spelled out a bit more explicitly.
Sir Charles the Wise, White Knight of the Round Table>"King Arthur….I have been awaiting you for a long time. Too long….but it is good that you are here now. HAIL, KING ARTHUR!">Human Sensible Guy- Robustness: 7- Agility: 7- Intelligence: 8- Sensibility: 10- Charisma: 8>Skills:- Insight 5- Endurance 3- Melee 3 (4 with Longsword)- Prevent harm 4 (7 with Medium Armor and Shield)- Academics 3- Persuasion 3- Travel 3- Occult 3>Power:- What Does Your Heart Tell You?: Can spend a heart point to remove strikes from illusions, persuasion and deceit on others.- Zealous Champion: Cannot be dissuaded from the service of King Arthur by Illusions or social skills unless the other party spends a heart point.>Traits- Dowser: Bonus to surviving in desert and other potable-water-scarce environments. - Water Cooler Conversations: Bonus to all information-gathering in populated areas.- Know Your Enemy: once per day, he can roll to get some random piece of useful information about an enemy or objective. A weakness or a motivation, perhaps.Ideals- United we stand, divided we fall.- The people come first.- Never compromise your integrity.Goals:- See the fall of the wicked Horned King and the day that Arthur is put upon his rightful throne.- Return the secrets of agriculture and craft stolen by the Horned King to the people.- Restore a sense of community and unity to Prydain.Equipment- Longsword (+1 Melee)- Medium Armor (+2 Prevent Harm, -4 movement)- Shield (+1 Prevent Harm)- Trusty Steed (Halves travel times)And now, for my final trick, I will recreate one of /tg/'s most beloved characters....
>>36152367Like a genie out of a bottle, my revolver found its way to the Dealers throat as the dancers geared up for the finale"Now listen you god dam bastard, your gona rig the next hand or so bald moutain dam me, I'll have your balls as dog food."The man kept looking on, as if my gun was merely a extension of his already steel body. My body taunt with tension, my finger barely holding still as the crowd fell silent, waiting for the final crescendo of the performance "You asked for it!" I hissedI pulled the trigger And the world fell apart. Lights vibrated and sound flashed across the casino, as the air itself seemed to explode. My body in contrast, a stiff statue, held together by the fractures. I moved my eyes, only to see the smoke descend, and see the burning red eyes of the casino owner.Around him, the world seemed moving, but himself still. Sound played around him like lighting across water, as if he was talking, singing and dancing all at once. As he grew closer, light moved aroubd him, writhing into color after color, spriling in the smoke and then condensing into stars, surronding the desperado with a galaxy. He leaned close, the colors intensifying as dragon fire leaked between his teeth."You can't cheat ol' slim, boy"I woke up later that week, outside of vegas. My clothes and gun gone, stripped down to nothing but my skin and the few debts i have yet to paid. Shivering, i turned slowly towards the neon lights once again and began my trudge back. Fifth times the charm, i say, because debts don't pay themselves, as i try to remember where the tailor is.
>>36152391Generally specialization bonuses should be +3. If there's another specification, make it +4.At least at zero tier, here's how traits work.General traits that just give bonuses to a skill are +2.If there's one complication (like a specialization) make it +3.With two complications, +4.>>36152429Ideals are in the 1d4chan page, which apparently nobody reads.
>>36152672Colorful, good interpretation of Slim's singing.
>>36152704>Ideals are in the 1d4chan page, which apparently nobody reads.Sorry, I assumed it was still very out of date.I'm not in love with the restoring of both a strike and a will point, seems too easy to abuse. Can it be an Strike OR a Will Point?
>>36148225I DID IT>Azi Abu Ababwa>Medium Sized Genie (Charming Guy)Once an almighty Genie of the Lamp, this crafty and amiable genie gave up his phenomenal cosmic power to escape from the tyranny of Jafar. Using illusion magic to stay under the radar, he has roamed the deserts in a more human form searching for hope and a chance to free his fellow genies from the royal dungeon.- ROBUSTNESS: 6- Agility: 7- Intelligence: 8- Sensibility: 9- Charm: 10>ABILITIESDeceit 2Persuasion 2Music 1Transfiguration 3Illusion magic 3>Traits:-TEN THOUSAND YEARS: First-hand knowledge of ancient languages, history, and geography (from being as old as the cosmos and traveling across thousands of different owners.)- Trust me!: +2 on Deceive against characters that do not trust you in the slightest. - Follow My Lead: Bluffs or acts of trickery with allies gets a +3 bonus. >Powers:-PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWER, Itty-Bitty Living Space.: Perform a feat of phenomenal magic, at the cost of being condemned to your lamp for three turns (unable to perform magic, still able to talk, must be carried by a friend). -How Dashing: Spend a will point; +5 to Deceive and Persuasion as long as you are doing something suitably ridiculous like dancing in front of armed guards.>Ideals:Freedom!Always help a friend in need.People take things far too serious.>Goals:Make a fool of somebody.Lighten the mood, make somebody’s day.Free imprisoned Genies.EquipmentDesert Garb (Human disguise covering face, easily transfigured).Magic Lamp (Holds no power, but can serve as shelter/hiding place for genie. Also, Genie can be trapped in the lamp temporarily, see “Itty-Bitty Living Space”).Magic Carpet (halves travel times, but rather conspicuous. Can carry groups).I welcome any critique or suggestions.
>>36152613correct me if I'm wrong, don't you only get 10 points for the skills seciont?
>>36152952Phenomenal cosmic power is a bit... unlimited in how it operates. I don't like it. Your goals are way, way too easy to attain. You mantle a tier when you achieve one, remember. Those goals are more like Ideals.
>>36152435>>36152474>>36152514>>36152550>>36152613Now there's a fine set of knights for the pentagonal ottoman. Nicely done.
I'm definitely planning on writing some more fluff pieces tomorrow and over the weekend. Can I get any suggestions for subjects to write about? I might even try my hand at writing or adapting some character songs. Anyone have any suggestions for nations, characters or ideas they'd like to have explored?
>>36153079>Mouse World>Disney cats>Tortuga/PoTC
>>36153035totally agree. The idea is, if you've seen Aladdin, Genies are powerful but trapped. I think a simple instantaneous boost would be better. Here's a fix-Phenomenal Cosmic Power, Itty-Bitty Living Space.: +3 to a single feat of magic, at the cost of being condemned to your lamp for three turns (unable to perform magic, still able to talk, must be carried by a friend).Goals:Help another hero attain one of their goals?Free trapped Genies! (imprisoned in various places around the world for their worth)See the fall of Jafar
>>36153079There's been no fluff on Maleficent's domain yet, surprisingly.
Crazy Hassan>"COME TO CRAZY HASSAN'S USED CAMEL EMPORIUM, WHERE WE SUPPLY THE FINEST IN USED CAMELS! BARELY USED AND WITH HUNDREDS OF MILES LEFT IN THEM, THESE ANIMALS WILL GET YOU THERE AND BACK FOR A THIRD OF THE WATER YOU'D SPEND ON A HORSE! COME TO CRAZY HASSAN'S CAMEL EMPORIUM, LOCATED OFF THE MERCHANT'S BAZAAR IN DOWNTOWN BAGHDAD. LOOK FOR THE CRAAAAAAAAAZY CAMEL SIGN!">Human Charismatic GuyRobustness 7Agility 7Intelligence 7Sensibility 7Charisma 12>SkillsPersuasion 6 (14 if bartering)Insight 6Travel 4Endure 3>Power:- Merchant King: +6 to all barter-based Persuasion checks. - Superior Camel Stock: Your stock of camels is so fine that they will never let down your customers!>Traits- Camel Baron: +3 to all herding and ranching checks.- Camel Lord: +3 to Travel while on camelback, to handle camels and to tame wild camels.- Lifeblood of Empires: Every market in the Sultanate is a black market, and you know smugglers and mafias like the back of your hand. No matter where you are, no matter what you want, you've got a good chance of finding someone willing to sell it to you. Or a very affordable camel-based alternative. Can ignore Realm restrictions on what equipment is available and find the rarest objects, plus +2 to all bartering Persuasion checks.Ideals- Everyone who passes by your used camel emporium wants a camel, they just don't know it yet.- Never give the customer a camel they won't be satisfied with.- Adapt, adapt, adapt!Goals- Sell camels.- Sell more camels.- Obtain a global camel monopoly.
>>36153168Are you sure? Huh! That's is surprising. I might be able to pull something off with her. She'll be high on the prospective list.
>>36152990Are you counting the class bonuses?
>>36153205Yep, most of it's been either Arendelle, Atlantis or the Shadowlands.
>>36153200>Mfw this could be a potential NPC the players run into
>>36153200Well holy shit! Crazy Hassan was a Disney character this ENTIRE time! He fits into this setting PERFECTLY!
>>36153200Your picture makes it look like he's plotting a horrible, camel-involved murder.
>>36153225I can see that yes. My to list so far is Maleficent, Mulan and the Huntsmen. I remember seeing a poster suggest an evening of cocktails and the discussion of current events aboard Muntz' airship with Cruella DeVille that sounded fun.
>>36153245Foolish phone! I want crazy Hassan, not crazy Canadian!
Turns out, Genies don't need that much to fit the concept.GenieSize Medium (But usually larger than equivalent humans)Traits:Genie magicks!: Manipulate 1kg of living matter as you see fit. This requires one minute to actually operate, and has no offensive capabilities. This translates to a +2 bonus to Craft if you use it for anything other than comedic relief.Attribute Bonuses: +2 Robustness.Genies get 2 starting traits to go with their one trait, Genie Magicks!
>>36153287Yeah, we have (probably too much and much of it contradicting) fluff of Arrendelle especially, and a bunch on Frollo. Elsa and Frollo seem to be some favorites in general, which I can totally agree with since both of them are up there with my favorite disney 'villains'. We need more fluff on the Mirror Kingdom, Fae Lands and a little more for the Cauldron Kingdom. Maybe some on Olympus too. Just focusing on Europe with this, but pretty much every other region needs fluff too.
>>36153348Yzma might also be fun.
>>36153348We also have absolutely fuck-all on Eldorado, and except for the West not much more for the rest of the Americas.
>>36153316made this a bit ago, tell me what you think! magic's tricky.>Azi Abu Ababwa>Medium Sized Genie (Charming Guy)Once an almighty Genie of the Lamp, this crafty and amiable genie gave up his phenomenal cosmic power to escape from the tyranny of Jafar. Using illusion magic to stay under the radar, he has roamed the deserts in a more human form searching for hope and a chance to free his fellow genies from the royal dungeon.- ROBUSTNESS: 6- Agility: 7- Intelligence: 8- Sensibility: 9- Charm: 10>SkillsDeceit 2Persuasion 2Music 1Transfiguration 3Illusion magic 3>Traits:-TEN THOUSAND YEARS: First-hand knowledge of ancient languages, history, and geography (from being as old as the cosmos and traveling across thousands of different owners.)- Trust me!: +2 on Deceive against characters that do not trust you in the slightest. - Follow My Lead: Bluffs or acts of trickery with allies gets a +3 bonus. >Powers:-Phenomenal Cosmic Power, Itty-Bitty Living Space.: +3 to a single feat of magic, at the cost of being condemned to your lamp for three turns (unable to perform magic, still able to talk, must be carried by a friend).-How Dashing: Spend a will point; +5 to Deceive and Persuasion as long as you are doing something suitably ridiculous like dancing in front of armed guards.
>>36153375I think the guy who wrote the Jafar story was going to work on an Yzma piece, no word on that since last night though.
>>36153389We at least got a KDR. Given that it's kinda filler, I think that's okay enough.
Chum Biggles, I've realized we all forgot about a movie for the Second Star expansion.Like, completely.
>>36153446didn't realize it was you.
Since I've got to be getting on to bed, I am going to preemptively archive this thread now, in the hopes that it will persist till the bump limit and be followed by another come morning. It's been a pleasure working with you all, and as always, please remember to vote the threads up on Sup/tg/:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Disney+Villains+VictoriousGood night, one and all.
Be back in a bit, but I'll try to write another small piece of fluff tonight.
Question: Are you encouraged to kill NPCs? There's not a lot of direct killing in Disney...
>>36154063It would seem like, in accordance with the "strike" system, PC's aren't doing a whole lot of killing. I feel like they would neutralize them in non lethal ways>Melee: KO>Ranged: Non-lethal shots (a-la hot fuzz shootout)>Intelligence: Outwitting them into a KO/trapped position>Sensibility: Confusing/Frightening them>Charisma: Intimidate or Demoralize them
>>36153348Right. Don't feel up to actual stories, so just some expansion.The Mirror Kingdoms are among the most well-ordered realms. While she is not nearly as omniscient as she likes to make out- while the mirror is powerful, there's only so much time in the day. Besides, Fairest Queen Grimhilde isn't that much into micromanagement. However, the threat of surveillance is as effective as actual surveillance, so the citizenry is largely self-policing. The first thing anyone visiting the Mirror Kingdoms notices is the scars. In order to prevent themselves from rivaling the Fairest Queen's beauty, it became commonplace for beautiful women to scar themselves, and this practice quickly became universal. There are 'languages' of scars, the placement and type of scar signifying name, lineage, notable deeds, rank in the military or various guilds, etc. Dialects vary widely from one end of the Mirror Kingdoms to the other. This has also blossomed to some extent into a larger culture of body modification. Naturally, Mirror Kingdom conceptions of what constitutes beauty have gotten very weird. The Queen's have not changed a bit.While the citizenry have no lost love for their Queen, inciting rebellion is difficult; generations under the Panopticon have made them quiescent, and with Cherry Bomb on one side and the Horned King and Maleficent on the other, they are well aware that Fairest Queen Grimhilde is the lesser of three evils. In addition to the human population, there is also a small dwarven population within the Mirror Kingdoms. They are almost entirely enslaved, forced to work in mines to extract the mineral wealth of the Mirror Kingdom or produce high-craftsmanship goods. However, there are persistent rumors- relayed only in insinuation and apophasis- that there is a small band still free, waiting for the opportune time to strike. (cont.)
>>36154233The conventional military of the Mirror Kingdoms is competent and well-equipped.Their arms and armor are the finest dwarves can make, or that the wealth they extract from the earth can buy, but otherwise largely unremarkable. Their main duties are to guard the borders with the Horned King and the Fey, who constantly test them; there have been few opportunities for violent expansion, although the corpses of several regiments' worth of men litter the approaches to Arendelle, where Grimhilde attempted to prevent the continuing encroachment of the ice into her territories by eliminating the source. From small spec-ops teams to massive frontal assaults, none have been successful. The primary advantage the armies of the Mirror Kingdoms have is, of course, the Mirror itself. Paired with the partly-magic, partly-radio command net Grimhilde begrudgingly purchased, give the Mirror Army an unparalleled ability to react to and preempt enemy movements and exploit their weaknesses. Against the magic of the Fey and the inexhaustible Cauldronborn, they need it. With the sea routes all but closed by ice, most trade goes through the realm of Hades (trading with any of the other neighbors being impossible) and Hades, god of Wealth as well as the Underworld, takes a hefty cut. Apart from luxury items for Grimhilde herself and her favored courtiers, the main purchase is surprisingly, Hunnic cold iron; made to combat ancestor spirits, it is at least modestly effective against the Fey and Cauldronborn.
>>36153487Isn't Iron Giant under Warner Brothers, though? I mean yeah, concessions were made to fit in Studio Ghibli's Princess Mononoke and Dreamworks' Road to Eldorado (because let's face it--Central America would otherwise be a gigantic blank spot), but Iron Giant falls under the purview of an entirely different studio.
>>36154456Hm... who'd she buy the radio-magic system? Rourke?
>>36154560I guess you're right Anonb-but it's too cool not to have
>>36154456The Fae lands are not ruled. The Fey have no interest in the mundane lands that humanity inhabit, except as a source of potential fun. Such fun takes many, many forms; taking human lovers, minor mischief, but the most famous- and justly so- are the Wild Hunts, when groups of Fey rip through the countryside killing people, frequently toying with them first. A particular favorite is to run a human to death, harrying them with auras of fear until they drop dead of sheer exhaustion. Customs and reactions to this state of affairs vary wildly from region to region; simply walking to the next village can be an intensely hazardous affair. Each island of humanity is left to muddle its own way. Anyone that tries to fight is quickly killed or broken. Coping mechanisms divide roughly into two groups.The first is to attempt to ward the Fey away. Elaborate rituals based on half-remembered and distorted folklore, prayer to whatever gods or spirits they've heard of- God, Allah, Hades, Ursula, the Aurora Borealis and the Firebird. Some don't even worship gods- Rourke, Facilier, Captain Hook and Tinkerbell, Frollo, Mulan, the Horned King and King Arthur, the Blue Fairy- usually distorted beyond all recognition, cargo-cult rituals springing up around whatever scraps of information they've heard. Houses are bunker-like and plastered with holy icons. People perform bizarre daily rituals, flagellate themselves, drape themselves in sackcloth and ashes. Human sacrifice, in a few of places. (Of course, anyone with actual effective Occult knowledge has long since been eliminated.)The other reaction is to attempt to propitiate the Fey directly. They perform vague druidic rituals, allow nature to grow wild, prostrate themselves at the slightest sign of Fey activity. Human sacrifice again.
>>36154746>taking human lovershalf-fairy race crunchies plzAlso, maybe an optional changeling (as in, child taken by the Fey) background.
>>36154746also Tinkerbell worship?So do they clap their hands if they believe?Could that give her power if they do?
>>36154746Differences between communities are effectively invisible to the outside observer, but they're more than enough for wars to be fought between communities in the hope that crusading zeal will impress their chosen patrons and bring blessings down upon them. The Fey, of course, are more than happy to fan the flames. A fey may make a show of being repelled by the wards of a god-worshipping community one week, then come back the next and wreak destruction, inspiring the humans to new and more hilarious heights of zealotry- the wards worked before, clearly the reason they failed this time was that we weren't fanatical enough! Fey-worshipping communities get similar treatment- respect and dignity one week, and fire the next for some made-up slight. The contested zone is hardly better. The cities, ruled by Frollo, swell monstrous with refugees who see salvation in the Inquisition, who kill Fey and turn back the Wild Hunts. The massive slums become breeding grounds for plague, famine, fire; the husks of dead slums litter the landscape of France, marking Malthusian collapse where the mass of humanity became too great to bear. The Fey reclaim the land, for the whole process to repeat a generation later. Really, it's a miracle anyone is still alive. >>36154568I was envisioning it as the bastard offspring of half-a-dozen different systems- her own magic, imported sorcery from the Sultanate, and yes, some of Rourke's radios. >>36154878I suppose some might, although most of them get a hell of a lot weirder than just clapping. Somehow I don't think fairies gain power from self-flagellation.
Okay, time for more writefagging.Heroes? Villains? Anything specific people want?
>>36155110Prydain is the second gloomiest land. The smog is constant, the sun dim, and the people never look towards the sky, or even the horizon. Life under the Horned King is not particularly violent; there's no need for it. Hope is breathing its last, if not dead already. Every single stereotype about the Dark Ages have been brought to hideous life in Prydain. There is no art, no jewelry, no writing, nothing of beauty. The only thing the Horned King has left people is oral tradition, agriculture, and basic craftsmanship and metalworking, and only because he could think of no way to take away these things and still have a population. Even then he tries; the old tales must be told indoors and in secret; public telling is forbidden, on pain of death. Every act of rebellion against the Horned King is punishable by death; theft or murder within the human communities is simply ignored, left to the humans to sort out. The taxes are enormous; worse than they were under King John, except now the tax collectors are undying skeletons. The Horned King does recognize that allowing a surplus, and thus population growth, ultimately leads to more skeletons; however, his desire to exert absolute domination in every possible realm leads him to make few concessions in this direction. Worse, many of these taxes are absolutely worthless; the food, worthless to the Horned King and the Cauldronborn, are simply left to rot in massive piles, guarded by Cauldronborn to prevent starving people from stealing the Horned King's due. These taxes are pure demonstrations of power. The Cauldronborn are shoddily equipped, rusting armor and swords, with few rifles or cannons. However, they are indestructible and number in the millions; 'raids' into the Mirror Kingdoms, the Fey Lands, or Contested France can number in the tens of thousands of inexhaustible warriors, and they can march day and night without rest. >>36155391On guard at the border with Cherry Bomb.
>>36155391Hades and anyone. Hades is great.Either that or Yzma and Facilier.
>>36155391Someone who hasn't gotten a piece yet.
So is Jafar a genie or a sorcerer in this?
>>36155410>>36155429>>36155436Well, I've done some Hades and plenty of Facilier, so I guess it's time for some mouseworld. Ratigan piece coming up.
>>36155411Should it come to a proper war, the Horned King could easily mobilize millions of Cauldronborn. The primary check on his expansion is the slow rate of expansion of the Black Smog.He can wait. One day, the whole world will be his. >>36155450Sorcerer.
>>36155462All the hells to the yes.Still working on the Jack the Monkey KLR, I just have to finish Land.Also, I'm doing some archive diving.A rumor mill one with every hero/heroine's demise, and maybe a fluff compilation of all the setting descriptors.
>>36155391Gaston and the Huntsman
>>36155487I can help out with specific fluff questions if you have any.
>>36148225I remember very clearly updating the KLR. Did we make some more of them? Did you forget to put the new link in the OP?
>>36155497Don't have any for now, but here's another KLR I dug up:King: Captain Hook - Pixie Dust. Thanks to the captive Tinkerbell, Hook has outfitted himself and his allies with flying ships to best evade the wrath of the sea witch Ursula. With the pirates constantly thinking happy thoughts about pirating as much as they could ever want, the majority of the captains and their crews are capable of individual flight as well, making them formidable foes. (They are, however, prone to depression. Songs about mothers seem to cripple morale).Lands: The Islands and the Cloud Sea. The islands controlled by the pirate alliance are constantly under siege from the sea, and so are largely unused on a day-to-day basis. Shore leave is a joyous occasion for the pirates, though very brief. PCs without flight must risk traversing the seas and catching one of the crews during their brief shore leaves before Ursula catches wind of the party and whips up a storm. The skies are where the pirates reign supreme, however, and any airborne group is a potential target for the loot-hungry pirate fleet. Walking the plank is nearly a mile down to the treacherous seas below.Rule: Good Form. The crews of Hook, Davy Jones and the Pirate Lords abide by the strict laws of the Pirate's Code. The Code dictates everything of piratical life: rules of hierarchy, manners, fashion, engagement, combat etiquette, loot and just about every other aspect of life. The Code is to be strictly adhered to, and the pirates' views on the PCs will relate directly to it. A pirate PC would know the Code by heart, but any other would have to ask around or guess as to whether an question or action would possibly go against the Code. Violating the Code is a serious offense, one that could merit death if severe enough, though the rules can be skirted fairly easily since they're more of guidelines than actual rules.
>>36155497If I find new fluff, should I just repost it?And do you all care if it's chronologically ordered?
>>36155562If it's not in the catalogue, repost it, I haven't organized it yet, so it doesn't have to be in any order at the moment.
A thought on Atlantis: Outside of the protection of the city-shield, any Atlantis colony not reasonably far inland would need to be built like a bunker with truly gargantuan storm drain systems in order to withstand the back-to-back category 5 hurricanes Ursula is going to be throwing at them. Just giant low domes of reinforced concrete, connected to each other by underground channels and surrounded by massive drain networks.
>>36155578That it would. Hoo boy, Panama is going to be basically a giant sphere...
>>36148225Is there a document with the complete list of all the Kings and their land?
>>36155721They aren't all done yet. The ones finished are linked up top unless it's out of date again.
>>36155740I was wondering. We're saying that Chamber Blog is the top of the heap. (Save for the Firebird, and maybe the Aurora Borealis, but that's a different story.)Do you think that he sometimes makes sure that things don't tip too far in one direction?A unified force could, maybe, be a problem for him. So he ensures that the world stays as fractured as possible. So, if the Fey get too close to toppling the Pontifex, then all of a sudden there's a 'miracle' and the Host of the Divine easily push back the demons. Or the Mirror Army discovers that they can smash the Cauldronborn and push them back.He probably barely has to do this, as the Kings are more than happy to beat each other senseless. But it's just to make sure that no one wins, except for him. Because for every day that the world is steeped in misery, darkness, and evil, he grows stronger and stronger.
From the depths of the archive, reposted fluff binge is a GO!Worth noting: many of these are expanded setting descriptions. (and may be a bit out of date)On the coast, the Horned King denies mankind of art, lore, magic and technology, making himself the true keeper of secrets that he made secret.To the east of the Horned King, a mad witch, a spiteful fey and a vain queen war against each other.Further east is a surprisingly fertile mountain range ruled by a malevolent old bitty, and further still the fierce Shu dynasty.South of these kingdoms but north of the Lion's lands is a vast desert ruled over by a djinn tyrant.>There is nothing on the coast, except empty lives. Progress, art, inovation, all of that has been sealed away. Those that wander there are forced to be alive, without anything to live for.>Deeper into the continent, the Forest of Lights awaits. Illusions, trickery, madness and bizarre powers roam amongst the trunks. The laughter of a mad witch who sings about suffering and disease measures itself against the quiet hate of a fairy of shadow can fire, and the machinations and bitterness of the Beautiful Mad Queen. Nothing escapes her sight, for the whole world is as clear as a mirror to her. She cares not about anything beyond her domains, of course.>Go not to the east. The mountains are alluring and promise safety, but the malevolent shadow that controls them is anything but. There is nothing to the east, anyway; the dinasty that broke the Wall controls everything. Their savagery is only not within us because they have decided to stick to their territory for millennia, and there are no tales of anyone getting in or out, ever.>Speak not of the desert, for there is only evil. The sands tremble with the power of the Red Djinn, and they all live to serve him within the infinite sands. With one hand he produces sandstorms, and with the other he parts the earth. No, child. Speak not of the desert.cont...
>>36155818>The only seas that are not within Ursula's commands are arguably worse, those near the southern coast. The seas boil with serpents and monsters. Sacrifices and offerends are to be made daily to the Titans so that they spare the lives of mortals the wrath of Gaea. And you can hear the sounds of the departed, child; for up tin the highest mountain, there sits the Fiery God Hades. Above, on his throne, he observes all of the universe, and below it, the depths of the Underworld seep into the mortal realm. Beasts that should be no longer alive roam freely, for he says so. And to him belongs, above everything, the Realm of the Dead.>North. The land of cold. Going north and to the east....I don't know, child. Nothing but darkness. I have never found a soul who knows what is there; maybe the Mad Queen knows. I don't, however, and it disturbs my soul. The only thing that comes from the dark and the cold is the laughter, the mad laughter of The Dark God. Let us not speak any longer.>And to the north and to the west....Ah. The Frozen Kingdom. There is nothing but cold and death in there now; once, the Ice Queen walked as any other, but not anymore. Her people are frozen in an eternal ice, and the snowfall never stops. She walks the frozen streets talking to the frozen people and weeping in despair. And every day, the ice inches closer to the rest of the world. She was driven mad by her own curse, and her despair shall eventually bring the cold to everything else.
>>36155814Well duh. Carnie Blog needs to maximize suffering. It's why the cauldron mist is spreading so slowly in France.So yes, I'd agree with this proposal.Chernabog is more powerful than both the firebird and the Aurora, by the way. He's literally satan.
Fluff #3>Decades after everything went to shit, numerous heroes have risen to try to reclaim the world for goodness and peace. None have succeeded>The Evil Ones have strengthened their footholds, and lacking anyone to challenge them, have started attacking each other's borders.>The Sea Queen Ursala is routinely repelled off the coasts of all coastal regions, except Australia.>The Pontifices Immortalis frequently makes attempts to seek and burn heretics in the Fae Lands, occasionally successful.>The Huns have had their eye on the Animal Lands for some time, and recent skirmishes appear to be testing their defenses, possibly signalling a future invasion.
Fluff 4>Atlantis: The Lost Empire: Even under Imperial President Lyle T. Rourke's regime, Atlantis is still one of the greatest hopes and most powerful arsenals in the fight against the world's worse Villains. As such, the challenge is more political in nature, allying with the Atlantis Expedition to help guide Rourke's policies toward positive ends.>In Arrendelle, the essential is finding shelter from the cold. There are caves and frozen forests that break the chilly wind giving a bit of rest, but the party needs to keep moving. Snow and ice monsters roam the blizzard, confused by their Queen's despair. Not friendly, and when they approach, the blizzard follows. Avoid at all costs or risk getting frozen in only a few turns.>In Frollo's Paris, the walls have eyes and ears. Any use of magic WILL attract the Inquisition very, very quickly. HIding spots are usually left alone and then checked, that is how they bait fugitives. Giving openings and then ambushing; the party needs to be incredibly careful with their actions and hiding spots.>In Hades' domains, sacrifices to the Titans and the God of Death are commonplace. The sacrifices are there to ward off the ire of the titans, mostly. I am not sure how to implement a fun mechanic based on that; maybe either chose to make offerends or stop sacrifices yourself for different results?>In Scar's Pridelands, you need food and water. Badly. Despite the sun being rare, it is still incredibly hot and open, and the resources are scarce. You need to fight for your share, and take care, because the hyenas hunt indiscriminately. And if Scar knows you are there....They might target you specifically. That bird that flew away might be going warn him this very moment.
>>36155840Have we decided if the Aurora was actively malevolent, or just another 'Here be monsters' zone?
>>36155855 Fluff 4 continued>In Shere Khan's jungle, there is no noise. Not the sound of monkeys, chirping of birds or the sound of paws; every animal is stuck in the darkest dread. The party will always feel as if they are being watched by something that could kill them at that very moment, and every noise they make sounds, to them, as if they had just blasted a warhorn and called....it. What is it? You don't know, and you want to find out even less. If you don't find a way to keep your courage up, you might yourself fall to the paralyzing fear.>Trade and travel are surprisingly, fairly safe under Jaffar's rule. While he is a tyrant, he does not wish to run the country to the ground, but beware. Agents of the other usurpers are looked for and smoked out constantly, under penance of death. Any magic or suspicious activity is a target, so beware. You should be fine if you don't stand out too much, Jafar's guard shouldn't bother you....But what about the agents of the others? By the time yo uget there, you might have a good reputation. They might just be willing to dispose of or smoke you out, even if they go down with you.>In the forests, every shadow might be a hole, every rabbit might be a dragon, every light might be a curse. The war ground between Maleficent and Madam Mim is random and dangerous, and that coin that you just let fall might become a serpent at a moment's notice due to the magical field. And if you get out of the magic filled woods....Know that Queen Grimhilde can see you, in her Mirror that knows no walls.
>>36155869 Fluff 4 continued>While Sher Khan may rule most of the jungle, there are parts even he avoids. Places that seem uncannily peaceful. Beautiful. You could see yourself staying here a long time. Come to think of it, how long HAVE you been sitting here? You're not sure, but you know you should get moving. There are tales of this place you could hardly believe, tales of a colossal serpent whose gaze can dominate the wills of men... (Kaa's lands, time spent here induces a gradually escalating drug-like state of confusion, lethargy, and euphoria. Stay too long without s way to keep yourself in the present and you may just stay forever).>In the shadows of the Black Louisiana, debt is everything. Every one, every single thing belongs to Faciliter and his Friends. Keep a strict eye your debts and pay back what you owe as quickly as possible because you never know when the Friends will come to collect with spiritual interest.>In the lands of the Horned King, one must act fast for the mists produced by the Black Cauldron are the grasping hands of death. Even the lightest mist will slow healing, exhaust the hardiest of men and gnaw at the spirit. Careful management of supplies and time must be undertaken should one have long term plans on the Dead Isles of Britannia.>Do not go near the Bald Mountain. Look not upon the Bald Mountain. Listen not to the winds blowing down from the Bald Mountain. Speak not of the Bald Mountain or its dark lord, the Black God. Lest you draw its ire…..
Fluff 5 - Meeting the Maker>The players and their cavalcade of characters from across the globe finally manage to defeat Chernobog who is immolated in a flash of brilliant golden light.>By the time the characters regain their vision, they find themselves standing outside of a quint little American house in the middle of a sunny orange grove. They hesitantly enter.>Inside they find the house decorated in simple 1940s-50s décor, and jam-packed with framed pictures. Drawings, actually, sketches, colored images of all the characters, heroes and villains that the characters had come across in the course of their adventures.>At the back of the house, in a cozy studio workshop is a peculiar older gentleman with a moustache, busy sketching what looks to be a cartoon caricature of a mouse. He turns and smiles to all the characters, telling them that he'd been expecting them for quite some time.
>>36155867I think we've never actually talked about the Aurora except in the occasion of, like, 'oh yeah and there's the Aurora there too. Firebird is there!'Has anyone here even seen Brother Bear?
Fluff 6 - What Lurks Below (Also basically the only mouseworld fluff)NEVER trust the rats.Of course, you shouldn't call them Rats when you think they could be listening. They prefer to be called 'mice.'But it's never a good idea to trust the little devils. They steal, they sneak, and they whisper. Rumors abound about how it's common knowledge that Grimhilde, the Horned King, or Maleficent make use of rats as their spies.This is true. What is NOT so commonly known is that the Rulers of this world don't USE the 'mice.' They BUY their services.From whom? Why, the King of All Mousedom, His Royal Deviousness King Ratigan the First. He rules the world of vermin with an iron first and his razor sharp mind. Fortunes of gold are his, thanks to his endless amount of thieves, (A coin here, a coin there. It piles up.) And the secrets! It's said that King Ratigan knows more than any, for all his spies report to him.And everything has a price.True, he's just a 'mouse' and his kingdom is really just the gaps in floorboards and the dark corners. But he's not a foe to be taken lightly.I see it more as a type of network, like a mob family. The low level vermin report to a boss, they report to a bigger boss, and they all report to Ratigan. Of course he call it his 'cabinet' or 'parliament.'Ratigan's biggest weak spot is his pride, of course. He goes to great length to make it look like he runs a global spanning empire. That he's just as grand and regal as any of the great rulers, and that he's smarter. If you so much as imply anything else, he'll destroy you.I can see some of the other rulers having to buy secrets from the mysterious 'Professor R' whom no one has ever met. The papers with the information that they purchased, just appears. Even in tightly secured facilities. It's almost as if he can walk through the walls.
Fluff 7 - A Farmer's TaleLife in Prydain isn't so bad, not really. Sure, the haze gets to you, makes it hard to work, but the lands are fairly safe. There's no bandits. You try to become one, the Cauldies will get you. If you like living off scraps and running from a bear - that's right, singular - you could try and join the rebels. They don't last long. For all their talk of 'Lost kings', 'Undying princesses', 'pig farmers who could kill the King' or 'foxy outlaws', they seem to die an awful lot. The Cauldron-Born display their bodies for a while, whenever they get rebel 'recruits'. March through the larger towns, showing off their failures. Then they go back on patrol or excavating.Plants grow well here. Haze makes us weak, but corn grows better here than in other places. Don't rightly know why. Maybe the King's magic at work. Can't have people paying homage to him and giving him what we create if we starve. And he's not capricious, like Grimhilde or Maleficent. And there's no Inquisition either. Fey don't come up past the french coast - they don't like the smog. Gwythaints keep away other things.Just wish I didn't have to see my dad's corpse guarding the village. It feels...wrong. Even though I'm used to it, seeing dad just standing there...ugh. Mum's getting on. My younger brother's got a chest infection. God, I hope they don't die. I don't think I could bear seeing them all there.
>>36155902In Brother Bear, the Aurora was a sort of spiritual god-thing. It kicks off the plot of the movie by turning the protagonist into a bear to teach him a lesson, but eventually offers to turn him back once he's learned it. Not evil... but not very nice, considering that being turned into a bear nearly leads to the protagonist getting killed several times (including by his brother).It's overall a neutral force, and it strives for respect, but it can be capricious in the way that a force infused with nature can be. What it actually does is rather ambiguous.It's also likely linked to the aurora in Fantasia 2000, which allowed the whales to fly.The general fluff around it seems to be that, between Cherryman, Ursula, Ratcliffe, and Rourke, it's kinda tricky to be an all-judging force of nature, and the Aurora has gone a little nutty. It's still not evil, but it could definitely go that way, especially when pressed. It's getting awfully touchy with setting the Firebird on people.
Fluff 8 - Small-Time Felines>King JohnThis deposed ruler lurks in the court of Scar, imploring the Pridelands to take a vested interest in restoring a Lion ruler in distant England. Scar has little time for the former King but sees nothing wrong with stringing him along. Who knows? Maybe someone will take care of the Horned King and the power vacuum will allow John to reclaim his throne? Scar isn't banking on it but stranger things have happened.>King LeonidasDisgruntled with his relatively tiny realm, the King of Naboombu is desperately searching for a soft target to invade. The fractured state of India looks ripe for some leonine intrusion but the fearsome reputation of Shere Khan has the blustering King scared. He hopes that brokering an alliance with the imposing ruler of the Pridelands will give him the clout he needs to expand and upset the delicate balance of power.>SaborThis fierce and deadly warrior is a constant presence in Queen La's court in Western Africa. Known to have a taste for human flesh and an unstable personality, she is feared and respected in equal measure. Sabor is being courted by both Scar and Shere Khan, who desire her formidable fighting force and impressive influence in the Land of the Leopard. Her loyalties lie firmly with her Queen but any decisions she makes concerning the her suitors will have considerable ramifications across the African and Indian territories.>The Cheshire CatSomething of an anarchist, this traveller moves freely between Kingdoms causing trouble for the establishment. His chaotic nature and unpredictability make him a constant thorn in various paws and many is the ruler that would like to see his taunting smile snuffed out for good.>FeliciaA domineering force that lurks within the Horned King's realm, supporting her beloved master, Professor Ratigan. Vicious and spiteful, Felicia posses a vast sense of self-worth but a simple mind.
>>36155954Speaking of Firebird... the Firebird's victory condition was probably the Sprite dying or otherwise being unable to replenish the land. Normally, the two made up an important cycle, but with the Sprite gone, the Firebird is raging out of control and not leaving enough for the land to grow back. This is probably a massive headache for the Aurora as well.It could also lead to an adventure where the characters have to either find the Sprite, or bring her back, so that the Firebird can be contained once more.
>>36155954Fascinating. Obviously it's a bad time to be an impartial force of nature (see Shishigami) so I guess it makes sense that the Aurora is touchy.A bit off-topic, but is there any movie I should really watch so I can get some crunch out?
>>36155902Is everything detailed on 1d4chan? Especially character creation, traits, powers, whatnot? I don't understand anything now.
>>36155954So, I'm seeing villages of tribal people who managed to escape the Virginia Purge. They live quietly, and humbly. Prayers are given in thanks after every kill, and they are insanely xenophobic. They may trade with another settlement. (There are no 'villages')Also, every once in a while, the sky will light up like a rainbow and those that live there will understand the message. On those nights, a member of the community will walk out into the tundra, and they will never be seen again.Of course, there are those who refuse to pay the Aurora's toll. Those who hunt without respect, or too much. Those that go to places where they should not. Those are the people who laugh at the sky, and believe themselves free of the nightmares that plague everywhere else.Those people will wake to see a sun rising from the west. They will hear a cry of terrible, endless, all-encompassing, fury. Then it ends in fire.There are rumors of some of the more successful villages. How if they please the Aurora, by way of sacrifice, piety, or dumb luck, then one of their Sent will be Returned to them. Sometimes they come back...different...than they were when they left.Living in the cold, under the beautiful lights, is living upon a razor's edge. You WILL be cut, it's just a matter of how deep.
>>36156031All core rules are on 1d4chan. The only thing still being argued about is how advancement through tiers work.Tomorrow I start work on the game-mastering section of the rules, including rules for Villains and Monsters.
>>36156023Nice hook. I always imagined that the Aurora was able to keep the Firebird mostly dormant. It wakes up on rare occasion, thrashes around, then returns to dormancy.So far, the Aurora has been able to confine it to the Charred Lands. So far...
>>36156046>Tomorrow I start work on the game-mastering section of the rules, including rules for Villains and Monsters.I need those for my Sleepy Hollow game. The horseman gets all three strikes and 1 finishing blow, since he's the final boss.I'm thinking that Bittercress and Father Benedictus (Who I'm actually imagining as a handsome blonde man.) should have two strikes and a finisher.The DeCrois brothers have one strike and a finisher, except for the brother that has Alligator-tough skin, who has two. Is that good for 1st level, or should I drop everything by one?
>>36156030Since you said we could pilot vehicles, would we need grids? To indicate movement?
>>36156058Yeah. Basically, with no Sprite, the Firebird is moving about more freely and more frequently. Normally, it never went beyond its mountain, but now, the Aurora's pretty much holding it in check. The reason the Firebird now acts as its weapon isn't so much the Aurora ordering the Firebird around as it is the Aurora letting the Firebird off its leash in the right spot.Despite this, the Firebird's not really rebellious. All things of nature are ultimately allies of the Aurora. But the Firebird exists to destroy, and not even the Aurora can keep it from doing its job.
>>36156092plz nothe game works fine without gridsit works with them too, if you really want to -- 1 meter for 1 square. It's best played in the theater of the mind, though.>>36156088Might want to up the Horseman by 1 strike each time he's defeated, capping out at 6 due to how he's supposed to increase in power with each defeat.Everything else looks fine. Could possibly up Benedictus' strikes by 1 so he isn't socially crushed by a party of PC's just shaming him all at once, or you could just give him great sensibility+endure.
>>36155818Alrighty, thanks for looking through. A bit of this is more setting than fluff, but I'll add what I can to the catalogue.Almost done with the mice story, probably another 15-30 minutes more.
>>36156122I've got more where that came from, but I might turn in for the night in a bit.captcha: half ROffied
>>36156102I like the +1 for the horseman, I think the first encounter should then be at 2 strikes. Benedictus, actually probably most of the Pontifex's Devoted, should get bonuses depending on how big of a mob they get. Back to the DeCrois Brothers. I want them to each have a different quirk. (Something they got into debt for) Since they're a typical Bad Guy Trio, of Strong-Nimble-Smart, I wanted to give something that fit.Also, to make them slightly more sympathetic, the story is that they got so deep into debt because they were trying to free Virginian Slaves that included the rest of their family. So they bargained for power, but it wasn't enough. So now they're stuck robbing as they have all this Debt, and they have to pay it off.Anyway, for the Strong Guy, I've got him with a hide as tough as an Alligators.For the nimble guy, I'm thinking a frog's jumping skills.And for the Smart guy, I think he should be able to change his appearance and voice (Although his shadow stays the same, it's an illusion.) He's the one who's the fake horseman.They have a nice horse, who they cover in shoe polish, and he'll tell the PC's that the Brothers aren't completely rotten, if they can talk to animals, or bring Nakoma.I think Bittercress should summon up some Leaf Constructs, simple one hit mooks, if she thinks that the PCs are coming with hostile intent.
Should the national anthem for the Shadowlands be You've Got a Friend In Me
>>36156244Only if we rework it to be I've Got a Friend in You.
>>36156203Starting at 2 strikes depends on how often you think they'll encounter him. The last time they fight him he should be a major threat, maybe even defeating one of them. Hide as tough as an alligator: 'Gators get +2 to Prevent Harm but you may want to upgrade that to +3 so he's wearing the equivalent of plate armor.Frog jumping skills: Grant him like +6 to Acrobatics or something. Give him the ability to use it -- nothing is more boring than a special ability that never gets used.Changing his appearance and voice: assistance from the Friends, I assume?Bittercress: Yeah, summonable mooks is good. Summon 1.5x the number of players in your group for a real challenge, but have them be generally incompetent? Only +7 on 3d6 instead of +10 to strike.anyway off to bed with me. At least we're nearly there.
>>36155462>>36155487Okay, all set here, a very appropriate piece for the fate of mousedom, I'd say.http://pastebin.com/zYQ5x8pL
Is Kuzco dead or is he still a llama?
>>36156379Have a rumor!>Rumours persists that a despondent llama can be found in the Pridelands who claims to have once been the Emperor. Most dismiss this as the ramblings of a jealous beast.
>>36156379I think the latter is funnier.
>>36156319>mfw reading this>mfw I had totally forgotten about those characters>mfw this could very well be a quest hook
>>36156424The only bad part isnow I really fucking want Redwall all up in the Horned King's realm
>>36156319This is absolutely perfect. I heard it all in Vincent Price's voice too!
>>36156424>>36156435Thanks fellas, I love getting inside the heads of the characters.I have to crash here, gotta be up for work in 6 hours, but keep on trucking. Someone should make a new thread soon now that we've hit the bump limit.I'd also love feedback on the Immortal Hopes story, that one got passed by and it's probably my favorite so far.
>>36153394Still cracking on it!It should hopefully be done here shortly. Definitely by Monday.
>>36156102>Character Creation:Johny LittlefingerGunfighter (Nimble Guy) (Atlantean)>Attributes:Robustness:7Agility:9Intelligence:6Sensibility:8Charm:10>Skills:Acrobatics:1Withstand:3Ranged:4Athletics:1Travel:1>Powers:Eagle-eyed Shooter: Use 1 Will point to choose two enemies. Inflict to both and yourself one Physical Strike.Do you feel lucky, punk?: Use 1 Will point then choose two enemies. Inflict Physical Strike on both enemies. Inflict two Strikes on self.>Traits:I only trust horses: Add +3 to you Travel if you use a horse as a transport.Mexican stand-off: If you fight two enemies, add +2 to your Ranged Skill.>Ideals:Here's how you lasso: Teach someone to lasso.What are krok-a-diles?: Learn what crocodiles are.>Goals:Hunter of all Living: Prove self to the Elite Huntsman Club.Screw your religion: Be part of the effort to overthrow Frollo.Equipment:>448. Godwyn revolver>Tee Gee's bandolier>Nob, an old horse.
>>36156546Change the effect for the Feel Lucky Punk with: Add +5 to a roll using Sensibility.
>>36156587>I want to be a cat!>...what?>Fuck you!
What are the skill check numbers?Average roll is 10.5, Add a base of 9 (3+6, Base skill vs base attribute)So...10 - Piece of Cake15 - Simple20 - Average25 - Tricky30 - ImpossibleSomething like that?
I know I'm not the Thread Startin' Anon, but I'm going to start a new thread anyway.
>>36156817NEW THREAD HERE:>>36156847