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Post  Nehiel Mori on Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:36 am

Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen (Or Fillies and gentlecolts if you prefer) I am Nehiel Mori, primary artichect of the Book of Fate and I am here to ask you all for a favor/help/whatever you want to call it.

I've been put in charge of making a new Boon expansion. However, one of the major issues with the Book of Fate is that I didn't involve as many ideas from this forum as I should have. For Boons I am looking to correct that mistake. Which is the purpose of this thread! I am looking for suggestions; any suggestions for Boons. They don't even have to be good or well thought out suggestions, they just have to be suggestions.

If I can make them good (Or, more likely, if they are already good) then theres a 99.9999999-10% chance of them making it into the official system.

So yes, Boon ideas, if you would kindly.
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Post  LoganAura on Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:41 am

*sees would you kindly*

In the skype chat, I had an idea for "Summon *Small mythical creature*" as a lv 3 boon. Party can summon a... small mythical creature 1/day for 10 minutes and get a +4 bonus to all skills as long as the creature is in sight.

Lv 6 had "Summon *Medium Mythical Creature*" summon a creature with a +5 bonus in all stats and they follow your orders to do small feats. Unable to be magic pointed or anything, and if non-combat applicable.

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Post  Xel Unknown on Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:26 am

I think maybe something that turns the whole party into superheroes would be AWESOME!
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Post  Grey Pen The Flawed on Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:32 am

I wouldn't mind seeing one that is essentially a book that knows EVERYTHING... called...

The Hitch Hiker's Guide To Equestria!
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Post  Ramsus on Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:46 am

Anonymity
Wherever your group goes, you find it of no difficultly to blend in with the crowd or travel the lonely roads without attracting attention, distracting or possibly hostile, while you are going about your business so long as you aren't doing anything to draw attention to yourselves. The average pony has almost no chance of recognizing your group without somepony specifically pointing it out and even a typical fan or enemy will have difficulty. Friends, associates, and nemesi will typically do nothing to increase public awareness of your group without especially compelling reason.


(I know I said I wouldn't be helping with the system but, this idea tickled me too much not to bring up.)
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Post  Nehiel Mori on Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:07 am

Anonymity, Hitch Hikers Guide, Becoming Superheros (give them a super friends cave maybe) and a mystical familiar are all good ideas. I thought about trying to make Hitch Hikers an in game item, but it works much better as a boon.
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Post  Whiteeyes on Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:24 am

Lvl 9 - A Dragon!

Your group has, through their adventures, gained the friendship of a dragon. Not a hatchling mind you; no, we are talking a massive, powerful, I-count-my-age-in-centuries, capital D Dragon. This dragon is not a servant and he's not going to always be willing to help, bu when he does decide to render aid you know it'll be great. He might lend, or even give you, a magical item for your quest, provide ancient lore, or even bring his impressive might to bear on your behalf. Of course, if the only reason you ever talk to him is to get stuff he's going to become resentful at some point. He's a friend after all, and it's nice to just talk every once in a while, discuss ideas, comment on the weather, maybe see if anything is bugging him for a change.
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Post  Xel Unknown on Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:29 am

Cursed Item... There should be some type of Cursed Item Boon... Not sure how it'd work, but that's what I totally think is missing form teh boons list. XD
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Post  Nehiel Mori on Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:33 am

Xel Unknown wrote:Cursed Item... There should be some type of Cursed Item Boon... Not sure how it'd work, but that's what I totally think is missing form teh boons list. XD

Could you go in to a bit more detail? What do you mean by cursed item. Like, some cursed item that has negatives and positives to it? Just trying to get a better idea for what you are suggesting.
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Post  Grey Pen The Flawed on Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:00 am

Maybe something like the Jinx talent?

I dunno.

I like the dragon, though.
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Post  Whiteeyes on Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:59 am

Xel Unknown wrote:Cursed Item... There should be some type of Cursed Item Boon... Not sure how it'd work, but that's what I totally think is missing form teh boons list. XD

I already made cursed items as…well items a while ago. They were a mix of positive and negative effects, and were hard to remove once equipped. It's hard to justify something with obvious drawbacks as a Boon which, by definition, is a positive and useful gain or blessing.
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Post  Xel Unknown on Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:09 am

Yeah, maybe this crused items idea works better as normal items...

So then back to the topic of boon ideas: Access to some type of super magical area. Getting some type of huge Mecha. A Movie deal. TIME TRAVEL...
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Post  Grey Pen The Flawed on Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:11 am

Whiteeyes wrote:
Xel Unknown wrote:Cursed Item... There should be some type of Cursed Item Boon... Not sure how it'd work, but that's what I totally think is missing form teh boons list. XD

I already made cursed items as…well items a while ago. They were a mix of positive and negative effects, and were hard to remove once equipped. It's hard to justify something with obvious drawbacks as a Boon which, by definition, is a positive and useful gain or blessing.

That sounds suspiciously similar to my Cursed Medals idea...
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Post  Xel Unknown on Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:35 am

Another idea: Famous Ancestry... Or something to deal with finding out that you are related to something imporant for one reason or another. Mmm... Might not work so great as a boon the more I think about this.
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Post  Paper Shadow on Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:45 am

Here's an idea, a travelling bard who follows you around, taking inspiration from your adventures. Once per day, you can ask him to play you an inspiring tune, which provides a +1 morale boost for your party for the rest of the day. He will also play for people in towns you visit, putting you in a more favourable light. I guess this would be Level 6 Boon...

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Post  Grey Pen The Flawed on Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:02 pm

Xel Unknown wrote:TIME TRAVEL...

"Just give me Enough Duct Tape!"

EDIT: Suppose we had one where the players get an infinite amount of a chosen substance? Like gold, or gems, or Duct Tape.

Obviously a level 9 boon.
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Post  Whiteeyes on Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:46 pm

Grey Pen wrote:
Whiteeyes wrote:
Xel Unknown wrote:Cursed Item... There should be some type of Cursed Item Boon... Not sure how it'd work, but that's what I totally think is missing form teh boons list. XD

I already made cursed items as…well items a while ago. They were a mix of positive and negative effects, and were hard to remove once equipped. It's hard to justify something with obvious drawbacks as a Boon which, by definition, is a positive and useful gain or blessing.

That sounds suspiciously similar to my Cursed Medals idea...
It's older; take a look at the items section.
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Post  Grey Pen The Flawed on Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:18 pm

Huh, so it is. Strange minds think alike, I guess...
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Post  Whiteeyes on Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:31 pm

Except that yours was equipable Flaws, while mine was just combat effects...there was an idea floating around for items to have n in and out of combat functions. If we combined the two...not the thread for this.

Lvl 3 Boon - Muffin Button

Never go hungry again! This button on a box creates a fresh hot muffin every time it's pressed! Warning: Flavor I random. Flavors include bran, blueberry, raisin, cinnamon, chocolate, peanut butter, broccoli, jãlepeno, onion, cherry, carrot....
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Post  Stairc -Dan Felder on Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:44 pm

I'm a fan of a muffin button. But then I'm also the person who made the Kaioken Medallion and the Policegirl's Cannon.
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Post  Doc pseudopolis on Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:01 pm

Stairc -Dan Felder wrote:I'm a fan of a muffin button. But then I'm also the person who made the Kaioken Medallion and the Policegirl's Cannon.
Policegirl's cannon?

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Post  Whiteeyes on Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:04 pm

Doc pseudopolis wrote:
Stairc -Dan Felder wrote:I'm a fan of a muffin button. But then I'm also the person who made the Kaioken Medallion and the Policegirl's Cannon.
Policegirl's cannon?
Kaia-what?
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Post  Stairc -Dan Felder on Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:24 pm

Doc pseudopolis wrote:
Stairc -Dan Felder wrote:I'm a fan of a muffin button. But then I'm also the person who made the Kaioken Medallion and the Policegirl's Cannon.
Policegirl's cannon?

These items are in the Item Playtest we're using for the tabletop game before adding it to skype.
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Post  Nehiel Mori on Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:22 pm

Grey Pen wrote:
Xel Unknown wrote:TIME TRAVEL...

"Just give me Enough Duct Tape!"


no. No. NO. A THOUSAND TIMES NOOOOOO

I'm picked up DMing a campaign that has time travel because the current DM wanted to take a break *cough cough Dan cough cough*

and at-will time travel is a nightmare to DM.
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Post  Xel Unknown on Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:23 pm

I was just giving silly ideas. XD
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