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  1. rogerd

    Intro to Nephilim

    I just Val-du-Loup actually and it is one the better BRP books in my opinion. With Incorporeal elder gods etc etc. I'd have them as Kaim that bred with humans passing on a magical virus which causes an instability in their DNA causing mutations or some such.
  2. Is it available in PDF? Good timing on the release of this really what with the series Marco Polo
  3. In EU Sutekh was a universal level threat, as at one point IIRC he is no longer bound in the pyramid. Not the least of which the Tardis is a eldritch abomination all of its own as it looks like a crustacean with tentacles that rips open reality (Autumn Mist). Trouble with the Doctor is that he has plot shields from two multiversal entities, plus him being a CSE (Complex Space-Time Event) meaning the universe literally bends over every time he is around.
  4. I just saw this and added to to my to-purchase list. So do we have any angels statted in the bestiary? Or perhaps a basic stat-block for some of the pagan god spirits?
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    Deus Vult

    I know Merrie England has stats for demons and djinns - but I don't recall anything for angels. Which page was that on? Merrie England, for me, is a good place to get stats for the Lords of Chaos and Order for Elric; if ever I was going to stat them they'd be the level down from Lucifer, as per Moorcock's descriptions.
  6. Having read Advanced Sorcery, i am glad to see that I was right they are just +1 versions of Heroic / Legendary Abilities from Runequest. Unless I've misunderstood some rule?
  7. rogerd

    Deus Vult

    We have stats for some good mythological creatures - I just love the Djinn; but are we going to get some more for other pagan spirit entities, and most all some stats for angels?
  8. Yeah that is kinda the problem with Daleks in nuWho, as has been stated they are able to fight a Time War, something not done with conventional weapons. So in that sense they would have high armour, and either include absorption at whatever level will allow them to withstand various weapons. They could actually vapourise humans but instead chose a lower setting to cause maximum pain or agony. They're dicks like that.
  9. @ Vex: No worries. Now you've touched upon a rather interesting point there actually- using some of the magic spells as advantages. It is a rather ingenious way to go about things, and in many ways is closer to bringing BRP into the toolbox mentality of RP's, that being as we all know, mix n' match. And yeah, i see no reason not to have a way of improving those advantages over time. Can players, with your talent / flaw system redeem flaws for points elsewhere, as long as they do not obviously render the negative trait moot?
  10. ^ A thousand times this. Now if I could find my frakkin' rules I'd put them up and someone could test them out if they wanted. Yeah, that's quite often the problem that puts people off - chargen. At the end of the day they just want to play and learn the rules later so it needs to be simple from the ground up. Something I had been thinking about streamlining for BRP too. Maybe have skills split into: Combat, Physical, Mental, Social, Manipulation. Now instead of there being set values, the GM determines whether you start at Dex or Dex X2 etc. Plus then mental skills like Knowledges are a darn site easier, you can either have a basic skill and have a good general knowledge and for each specialisation picked you gain an extra 20% to tests on that. Hell maybe specialisations could be a trait? Although I am not sure that would improve the game quite frankly and you'd be quickly over burdened with lots and lots of traits. So I'd be inclined to keep my first suggestion though, for ease and speed at chargen. Kind of like World of Darkness and Unisystem currently is - not a good thing as it makes choice and min-maxing more prevalent, something I tensely dislike and makes chargen a rather tedious process as you feel like you need to double check everything picked by the players, twice over.
  11. Aaaaaarrgh!!!!! I rolled for San loss and got a 100---is that bad???
  12. Are they anything like Hungry, hungry Hippos?
  13. Yeah.....fairly sure, as given enough time everything should reach terminal velocity as gravity just has to push harder. Although now you've added some doubt about parachutes and how they work now. I will have to go research when my daughter is in bed
  14. That's just the thing, they make it sound all mystical, it really, really isn't. Think about how it works for a second. Western thinking means we breathe from the chest, thus the lower half of our lungs is never fully used, it is compressed by the stomach. Now for Chinese and Japanese you push your stomach out and fill your lungs from the bottom up, thus gaining full use of them. This is a thought that occurred to me until I read one of Attanssio's books about all Eastern teachings being written in code - then epiphany whacked me full on
  15. What is different is the time taken to reach this velocity, which is offset by drag and buoyancy. But once it is reached, terminal velocity is the same no matter what your size, period, and has in fact been proven numerous times. http://www.bitesizephysics.com/Lessons/gravity.html
  16. There is another RPG where you can amp up your intelligence called Alpha Omega, trouble is with things like this is that you end up with Sherlock Holmes and it becomes virtually impossible for a GM to run due to description and the amount of information that they would being able to deduce in instants. You'd be better having dragons like this sherlock Holmes as a dragon type character. It could be run, albeit with difficulty for you. So that they do not know everything about the person and can interact and be outwitted and beaten in human form.
  17. To be honest I am not sure whether it is even worthwhile going into too much depth with this. Falling is tied rather intimately with distance, velocity, and mass. After a certain distance everything falls at the same speed anyway, whether ant, hammer or whale. It is the resultant increase in mass that does the damage. Yes they do, but I suspect that is more down to correct breathing than anything else. Example here, when I was younger I used to love running, but never had much stamina no matter what I did. Even my early foray into martial arts did not help. It wasn't until I started one that delved into some of the mysticism behind it that we came to conclusion it is mostly written in code. I found that once I employed 'breathing from the stomach' my stamina increased many fold; likely due to more oxygen into the blood, but I could actively use running machines and thought nothing of running four miles, I used to struggle with a couple of miles prior to this.
  18. I sort of agree, and disagree at the same time. For instance somewhere I did invent some rules for bullet-timing in in BRP; basically using three levels of Fast Reflexes and Enhanced Time Sense (originally Gurps and has found it's way into Unisystem thanks to John Snead). As I cannot find it, I'm working from memory. It basically awarded extra Combat Actions, and something else. But yeah, Gurps went too far with advantages and disadvantages and went from a generic game to one over burdened with mechanics that I lost interest. At the moment I am verging on another system of advantages being relatively simple in nature: 1 point = fingers, toes, eyes 2 points = arms, legs 4 points = torso 8 points = whole body I've not worked up from there yet into creating other stuff yet. I suspected that you meant Fate Accelerated but didn't want to make any assumptions without confirmation. Now I do have that somewhere on my spare hard drive. Although I have never played in a game, I want to, although I also have things like Savage Worlds and innumerable other stuff that I haven't played - and want to play at some point. Trouble is most sites I try to play on, the RP's just fizzle out rather quickly and unfortunately I don't have time to arrange around the table games. Although I have across a foreign system - Sistema Daemon. It is in Portugese but if you have Google Chrome it will translate automatically. Interestingly enough it has stats almost identical to BRP family, although it drops Siz in favour of Agility and Perception. Damage bonus is on strength alone. This does have quite a few traits that can be bought at chargen. Sistema Daemon Fan Creation Now this is so popular in Brazil (from what I've read as I live in the UK) that even the Devs has been creating fan supplements - the above being one such example.
  19. Cool, thanks for that. I will try to look into this in more detail. My reason for my beliefs have funnily enough come from science, as paradoxical as that may seem. If the universe is a hologram, some scientists even refer to us as living in a holodeck, and I remember seeing at least one other documentary on Youtube from established scientists referring to consciousness possibly being the Prime Mover - what we perceive or don't, effects reality. the similarities between this and various religions became rather striking for me - so I guess it either comes to: we are either all part of the program, or all life that has a conscious identity is both, part, and a part of the greater reality.
  20. And what did you conclude, and why? EDIT: Obviously don't need a full expose, just some stuff to maybe go and read. Personally I am of the opinion they do due to Hindu and Buddhist beliefs about being reborn as animals and vice versa. Plus we know they have the intelligence of around 5 year olds. So by that argument we are holding that intelligence is the basis on the existence of soul, so therefore babies wouldn't have one either. So I think every living being has one.
  21. Very true, as from what I remember people a several thousand years ago were getting together and having children around 11-ish, and many did not live to see their 30th birthday. If you caught a cold in that day and age, you died. It was that simple. Look at Victorian London - at how prevalent it was for the people who caught colds to get infections or to die from consumption. It wasn't until antibiotics were invented and we could treat such things enabling people to survive. Now look at certain areas that have turberculosis that is immune to all known antibiotics. It almost seems as though we have come full circle once more. What kind of research did you do? Just kinda curious really and what conclusions you reached.
  22. Which Fae RPG is this? Just wanted to know so that I can take a look.
  23. I do have that supplement but have not read it yet.....time being what it is and all that. What do you think of the ones in CbG? Are there any others you think could or should be included?
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