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About Raleel

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  • RPG Biography
    Everything. Been playing since 1978
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    Mythras, fate of the Norns, cortex plus
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    I'm considering using Skalla as a nickname.

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  1. Raleel

    What price for Dune?

    watched it in the mean time. One of the Sardaukar shot Duncan through a shield using some kind of projectile. it did not appear to be slow until it hit the shield, then it kind of stuck on it and bored through. I'm assuming this is not in the book
  2. Raleel

    BRP Fading Suns Hack?

    https://sites.google.com/site/raleel/campaign-ideas/sci-fi/Holtzman-Shield for a start. Not sure when I’m going to get to test or run so might be slow!
  3. Raleel

    What price for Dune?

    wasn't there one ranged weapon that went through the shield in the movie?
  4. Raleel

    What price for Dune?

    this would be a good solution for mythras, but I think you still have to stay you can't bypass it with ranged weapons.
  5. Raleel

    BRP Fading Suns Hack?

    No, but it’s on my mind lately. I’d be using Mythras myself, but anything I come up with I’ll post on here and you can use as you wish. Ill probably start with energy shields, as dune is also on my mind
  6. Raleel

    Genetic memory

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bene_Gesserit has a bit “One of the 'powers' of a Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother is her Other Memory: the combined ego and memories of all her female ancestors, passed on through genetic memory, and thus, up to the point where each following ancestor was born and the physical contact with the mother broken. The ego/memory combination remains a distinct identity within the Reverend Mother's mind, and is able to inject itself into her awareness at appropriate or emotional moments, though the Reverend Mother's ego is always dominant.” they can also transfer their memories, as seen in the movie with the Freman reverend mother dying and transferring her memories to Lady Jessica. I don’t think this can be just raw skills - seems a little odd that you would suddenly gain Combat Style (ancestor’s combat style). Maybe one could treat it as a sort of spirit - while you aren’t exactly summoning it, you could access what it knows. *reads* oh look, there is a whole ancestor spirit, even one that can possess the shaman/Bene Gesserit if you are an abomination like Alia. Also seems like it might have elements of a fetch, in that it can’t wander away. wandering around with a pile of these would be pretty intense.
  7. Raleel

    What price for Dune?

    I always wonder how much the licenses are. Like how much money for a deal?
  8. Raleel

    Genetic memory

    So, how would you go about representing genetic memory? There are lots of examples - Bene Gesserit, Goa’uld, Assassin’s Creed’s Animus, etc. is it just a lore skill? Is it skill points for particular broader skills?
  9. Raleel

    What price for Dune?

    Fading suns deals with shields by having a minimum damage activation. So if you do under the minimum, it turns on and blocks it. There is also a maximum threshold overwhich it burns out - falls and such could trigger this because hits were distributed over the body. If I was doing this with Mythras, I’d probably start with this minimum threshold, and have a Minimize Damage special effect on a Crit. I’d probably also treat the shield as a held shield for the purpose of knockback attacks and bashes, so you could attack with the shield itself and push them back more. This would also explain why they use daggers - lower damage. There is also a certain benefit to edged weapons - if you get it through, your low damage could cause a Bleed effect. Blunt weapons would be interesting because they wouldn’t penetrate but could cause a lot of knockback and burn it out. Guns generally have high damage but not high enough to burn out, so would be neutered. Speaking of properties that could use a BRP version - fading suns, the warhammer 40k + Dune crossover
  10. Raleel

    Runequest, Legend, Mythras, etc.

    I also think there is d100 cyberpunk room. I think if I ever decided to take my time to write RPGs a little more seriously, that’s probably my first. There is a real thirst for cyberpunk, and especially after the cyberpunk 2077 trailer. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve fielded the “I want an alternative to Shadowrun” question with Mythras i started working on one, but it’s extremly slow going. Not a pro writer, and dedicate limited time.
  11. Raleel

    How does Mythras scale up in Power?

    might help you feel free to hit me up, as I've been tinkering with this a bit.
  12. Raleel

    How does Mythras scale up in Power?

    Since this thread has come up, it is out, and is quite high level play. World changing sorcerers and elder vampires and what not. I highly recommend it.
  13. Your idea that pow is essential for life is effectively the same as the stock draining your hit points when pow reaches zero, just that you’ve shifted it to 8. That really jut makes for a smaller pow pool, rather than increase risk. I’m with g33k on the notion of cost of failure being higher - a really easy one could be just to have hit points tied to magic points, then failure cost a random amount, so going too low has a chance to burn you. Monster island has a great table for dangerous magic. Slower casting times reduce risk, faster ones increase it. Consequences can be quite serious. It’s a pretty full set up, and worth a look.
  14. Raleel

    RuneQuest Fantasy Earth speculations

    Also, is it going to have the Runequest name in it? Fantasy Earth? Mythic Earth? there are a couple of other d100 products out there that are in other areas and time periods, but pretty much all smaller publisher and lesser known works.
  15. Raleel

    Bundle of Holding: Why Mythras?

    I haven’t purchased because I buy almost everything the TDM guys put out sight unseen. I have yet to be disappointed. Absolutely one of the best systems out there. This bundle is particularly good because it has so much completion. Mythras and. Adventures. Classic fantasy and adventure. Really, an incredible deal for a good cause.
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