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Post  Doc pseudopolis on Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:31 pm

My apologies for asking such a strange question but:
If I dominate a creature or player with a dominate ability and then have them dominate me when it comes to their turn what would happen?

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Post  A1C Bronymous on Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:43 pm

Rocks fall, everyone dies.

If the dominate on them ends before your next turn, then they get to dominate you, and you get to sit in the corner for being dumb. If not, you get to relay your action through the other guy. That's what I would rule it. Or I might say you and it get to have a Domination feedback loop, which would take you both out of the fight indefinitely.
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Post  SparkImpulse on Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:44 pm

Doc pseudopolis wrote:My apologies for asking such a strange question but:
If I dominate a creature or player with a dominate ability and then have them dominate me when it comes to their turn what would happen?
Are you trying to create an infinite loop and burn out both parties' minds? It might work ...

I'd probably, in my campaign, introduce a lot of transmission lag. You can tell your thrall to tell you to move, but it would take an extra round before you respond by force to your thrall's command.

I'm mostly assuming this falls into the "undefined" state of things, results are compiler dependent. Or PH/dm dependent, whatever. But I'm new here so feel free to ignore me.
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Post  Ramsus on Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:03 pm

Neither of you are correct.

Dominated - The dominated creature has its turns controlled by the dominating creature. A dominated creature is also considered dazed.
The creature that dominated you is still the enemy creature even if you were the one that made it do so. Thus, it still controls your turn while dominated by you as you only control its turns.
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Post  A1C Bronymous on Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:48 pm

That makes sense. It may not actually be what they meant to happen, but when in doubt, lawyer the verbage. Also, I didn't know about that Dazed part. That kind of diminishes the usefulness of domination, doesn't it?
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Post  Caden2112 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:38 pm

So essentially a body-swap? That's what we were thinking, actually...
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Post  Paper Shadow on Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:15 am

Question; How does daze interact with having extra actions on a turn, such as Motion Blur (extra minor action) and Gather Energy (extra standard action)?

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Post  Stairc -Dan Felder on Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:20 am

Dazing restricts your actions to 1 - so the extra actions are lost as well.

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Post  Xel Unknown on Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:25 am

Stairc -Dan Felder wrote:Dazing restricts your actions to 1 - so the extra actions are lost as well.
This is one of the major pains of the Daze status effect...
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Post  Stairc -Dan Felder on Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:32 am

It's sort of the main point of the daze effect.

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Post  A1C Bronymous on Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:55 am

Well it used to say "instead of a full complement, you only get your normal standard", and when it was like that you could argue that if you used GE, then on your next turn your "normal standard" would have included the extra.
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Post  Quietkal on Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:59 am

Since we're on the topic and I'm pretty sure this going to come up soon in my game, how does Daze interact with Royal Command?
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You and up to four allies can take a Standard Action. If that action deals damage, it deals 1d8 additional damage.
My knee-jerk reaction is "nope. can't take that additional action, you're dazed." but then I'm like "well, it's applied after the daze was inflicted, it's the more recent effect. Also, that second Standard Action isn't part of the standard set of actions, and isn't an interrupt, reaction, or free..."
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Post  Xel Unknown on Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:01 am

Daze works with one's actions you can use on a turn... Royal Command gives Standard Actions to peoples...
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Post  sunbeam on Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:45 pm

Dazed explicitly states that you can take one action per turn. Now for me, a turn is your complement of actions, and a round is one set of everybody's turn. So if somebody grants you an action with Royal Command, it's not your turn and you can take it, but if you use royal command, you don't get your extra standard action (though your party member can). But I'm not certain if that's the official terminology or not.
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Post  A1C Bronymous on Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:51 pm

I would say you can't because doesn't daze also stop interrupts and reactions? So it also stops additional actions when its not your turn.
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Post  Stairc -Dan Felder on Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:33 pm

sunbeam wrote:Dazed explicitly states that you can take one action per turn. Now for me, a turn is your complement of actions, and a round is one set of everybody's turn. So if somebody grants you an action with Royal Command, it's not your turn and you can take it, but if you use royal command, you don't get your extra standard action (though your party member can). But I'm not certain if that's the official terminology or not.
 You're correct. Daze restricts you to one action on your turn and stops other types of actions on other peoples' turns - but it doesn't stop you from taking a standard action granted by an ally when it ISN'T your turn.

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Post  Fury of the Tempest on Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:39 pm

Glad that is answered. Now, some questions.

1. What is the damage to PiP ratio? (How much damage should a -1 pip move do on average? Or a -2? Or a -3? Etc)
2. What is the heal to PiP ratio?
3. What is the gold to PiP ratio? (How much is 500 gold worth in PiPs?)
4. What is the PiP ratio for each status effect?

... Uh... I think I basically just asked for the maths behind your combat system basically... that's not simple... sorry.

And then two missed ones.

sunbeam wrote:Can an event count as two differently worded triggers? For example, if I take damage for the second time in a round can I activate
[-2] (Ye Broke Me Flask!) - Reaction Attack
Trigger - An enemy deals damage to you with an attack
Effect - Roll 1d4 and use the indicated effect
1) Deal 1d10 damage to the triggering creature
2) The triggering creature suffers 5 ongoing damage (save ends)
3) The triggering creature is weakened (save ends)
4) The triggering creature is blinded (save ends)
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[-3] (Against The Odds) - Immediate Reaction
Trigger - An enemy deals damage to you after another enemy has already dealt damage to you this round.
Effect - Deal 1d12 damage to each enemy that has damaged you this round. You gain 1d10 temporary hp.
Since their triggers are different? Or does the fact that a single event creates both triggers mean I can't?

Fury of the Tempest wrote:For that matter, interrupt is faster than reaction, isn't it? If someone uses a talent that damages an enemy when they attack someone else, then uses defender, the enemy doesn't take the damage, does he?
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Post  Stairc -Dan Felder on Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:48 pm

1) The math behind the combat system needs some revamping so it'll work better on a 'per-pip' basis (part of the combat revamp we need to do). However, a standard action is worth 3 pips and a +3 power is supposed to be almost like skipping your turn (you just get to do one tiny thing so you don't feel useless). For skype, the hypothetical 0 pip standard action single target attack is 1d12 damage. Minor Actions cost 3 pips more than a standard action equivalent would (so if you go +3 then use a -3 minor action... You end up about at a 0 power anyway so things stay balanced). Minor Actions also aren't available without some form of cost attached, don't make a 0 pip minor with no drawback (because if you do, it becomes very minmaxy to take it on pretty much every build that can get by with only 4 standard action talents). Interrupts, Reactions and Free Actions all have the same 3-pips-more cost adjustment with no free versions as Minor Actions do. This is the core of the costing system that's kept the game surprisingly balanced despite all the additions thus far. Once we do the revamp, things will be even better.

2) The same event cannot trigger two separate things. You have to chose one.

3) Interrupts happen before the event being triggered and Reactions happen after the event is done. If the person is no longer being attacked or damaged, your ability that requires them to be attacked or damaged won't work.

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Post  Fury of the Tempest on Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:52 pm

Hmmmm... alright. Thanks for all those answers.

I think I'm going to hold back on working on combat talents (well, new ones at least) until the combat revamp is completely. Even if that means I have to wait a long time.
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Post  Stairc -Dan Felder on Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:55 pm

I sadly expect it shall be a long wait. We're almost out of college and we have to spend a lot of time on designing games that are more economically feasible than a free rpg. The only way we could really sink the day-long design and development sessions into this system once more (the kind that made the whole core game in about 9 days) is if we did some sort of kickstarter.


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Post  Fury of the Tempest on Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:58 pm

Some sort of kick-starter? What exactly do you have in mind with that comment?
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Post  Stairc -Dan Felder on Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:32 pm

Don't actually have anything in mind. I've just noticed that there's independent RPGs popping up on Kickstarter now and then and doing pretty well. There isn't one good for skype yet to my knowledge.

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Post  Ramsus on Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:13 pm

I've already mentioned this to Dan privately before but, I can't really stand behind any Kickstarter or such thing that wouldn't benefit major contributors to the system. It's one thing to do work for free as a group. It's entirely different to put hours upon hours into a project only to end up with someone else getting paid for your ideas.

Basically, I just don't see such things as feasible, as "major contributor" is highly subjective.

Edit: In response to Dan's response below:

That's still using other's ideas as a platform to get people to give you money and then you still leave those contributors out in the cold whenever they come up with new ideas that they still aren't getting paid for. (In fact one could argue you would be getting paid for their ideas as likely you'll create stuff based on ideas of other people whether you intend to or not.) You're basically forcing those people to stop contributing and breeding a lot of resentment.


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Post  Stairc -Dan Felder on Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:18 pm

This isn't the place to talk about such things in detail - but I'll answer the hypothetical question Ramsus post brings up. Naturally, we haven't put much though into anything like this - but if we did ever consider doing a Kickstarter for the system; it'd be only to provide for *additional* work by the designers and developers (revamps, new content, a monster manual, a comprehensive DM's guide, adventures for DMs to run etc) - not a way to get paid for work that's already done. Kickstarter is meant to develop new things after all, not sell old ones.

Now that the implied question has been answered, let's let this thread get back to asking and answering simple questions. =)

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Post  ZamuelNow on Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:12 pm

While it's right that it would be better handled elsewhere, I think the primary concern is less for a KickStarter in specific and rather one for the longevity of the system as a whole. There's a number of things that need to be looked at to complete things.

As far as an actual question: Is Highborn added onto Pick of the Litter or does it replace it? I'm assuming it adds onto it for a total of 3 but just making sure.
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