Goliath

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  1. Goliath

    Heroica RPG 2.0

    Yeah that is a gripe I have too. Especially since there are proficiencies now that affect your knowledge, like Culture. How can one be so knowledgeable yet not be proficient? It just does not make sense with her character. She seem like a pretty typical bounty hunter or assassin type, not a scholar like Kleeck. If anything Igaz would be more knowledgeable about the world at large since he is 300 years old but I avoid it for pretty much the reasons I have stated. I get that the setting is extremely vast and there are infinite possibilities for things but to have other players expect to know what you are talking about with really no set lore is ludicrous. With that being said, I think the Dungeon Master / Mission Master should consult with players who are proficient in certain skills before or during the quest in a DM. For example, supposed my Arcana is 3 and no one else is proficient in that skill. I should be able to figure relevant things out with having to examine said magic based on that skill. Only some information would be revealed only to me and I am responsible on sharing that information or not. Hopefully you guys understand what I am getting at. I am guessing proficiencies are based on a scale of 1 - 10. @Classic_Spaceman I am not trying to pick on you or anything, I am just trying to help you out. A lot of us here have been participating since Heroica 1.0 so we understand courteous roleplaying. There are a lot of things I want to say but I just cannot express them right now.
  2. Goliath

    Heroica RPG 2.0

    See, that is the problem. The world does not revolve around Yelana. And I mean that literally. I have no problem with establishing lore and world building but I feel like someone else should when it comes to the world at large. A lot of the information Yelana gives seems too big for it to be passable background information. For me, it just gets overwhelming and I question whether I should care or not. It comes off as forced and makes me almost feel like we are living in Yelana's world. Look, I will never tell anyone how to play their character but you have to realize that every mission is a group effort. If Yelana is more familiar with working alone that should reflect in what she does - does things by herself without consulting the group if she feels confident with doing so. Eventually Yelana becomes more comfortable with working in a team and does just that. That is something that should not happen in just one quest but happens over time because she realizes how more efficient teamwork is and keeps her lone world tendencies in check. The reason I decided that Igaz kills Jek is mostly because I did not want to spend like two days trying to figure out what to do with him. Maybe it was just me being eager to see what happens next in the story. That is why I think there should be more consequences for actions. Had we continued to debate on what to do with Jek, what if someone else took the egg and we failed or more goons showed up? Maybe I am just being cynical but I think time should be a factor when determining events granted it would not actually be two days "in-game" but with a high value target you can never be too careful.
  3. Goliath

    Heroica RPG 2.0

    Not that I can think of. Honestly I think you have been doing a great job so far. I really enjoyed the creative freedom when it comes to actions, like with the goo disguise and killing Jek. Allowing stuff like that really changes up the quest and I think that is really interesting. Maybe a butterfly effect sort of thing would be interesting? I would like to hear alternate outcomes for some of our actions we have done, like what would have happened if Jek was left alive. That sort of thing. I am interested in hearing your other thoughts too. And now that I think about it, I never cleaned the goo disguise off...
  4. Goliath

    Heroica RPG 2.0

    Yeah, of course! Igaz strikes me as an antihero of sorts, almost like Deadpool in a way. He means good but has a rather brutal and rather untraditional way about accomplishing deeds. From his view, he is just annoyed with Yelana and feels no one understands that the egg contains the very last Sabrillo. He just views her as "unprofessional" if you will. He disapproved with Yelana threatening to reprogram Tester-Three, asking every new face questions relevant to the mission, and interrogating Jek during the battle. He just kept his opinions bottled up until he snapped. Being 300 years old that is I how I imagine he would cope with his feelings. This is all in good fun. I am in no way mad. Not every character should act the same. We are not Borg, we are individuals! Everyone should cope with things differently and have different opinions. It makes roleplaying that more interesting! Edit: Though I will admit that I am just getting to the point where I do not even want to respond to Yelana because most of the things she says I have no clue about. It just seems like lore and setting details were just created by her and not actually established by you, @Endgame, or anyone really creating the setting. I feel out of the loop and trying to keep up with it is getting a bit frustrating. If it is not canon why should I care? It is just useless fluff at that point. And her constantly telling everyone to do this and that is kind of annoying. I get that having a team leader is good and all but she should chill with the commands. I just do not find her charismatic. I am just not a fan of having things be dictated by one player, that is all. I just want to have fun and not have everything taken 100% serious. Again, I am not mad but it makes me less enthusiastic to log in and participate.
  5. "Like what? Ask him questions until he eventually died?" Igaz says sarcastically while shooting little miss know-it-all Yelana a dirty look. By the tone of his voice, you can tell it was not playful sarcasm. "Don't think I haven't been paying attention. You ask too many questions. Quite frankly, I'm surprised we got here without our cover blown. Asking everyone we come in contact with about Jek and the underground criminal auction. You are in no position to give me orders. You're careless. Anyone else that is a threat to us and this egg will be shown no mercy. Don't like it? Go back to daycare and color pictures." He snatches the Emerald Blaster from her hands while still scowling.
  6. "He deserved it. When your intentions are to sell out the last of a species so someone can have a nice breakfast deserves nothing but death. Imagine that - being known for making a species go extinct for greed. Do you honestly think he would not have retaliated had we let him live? He was simply a lose end that needed to be dealt with. Immediately. So please, continue with your judgements. The galaxy needs more people to be the voice for the voiceless. The Sabrillos didn't deserve what happened to them but at least with this egg there is hope."
  7. "Yeah, let's find that egg. Hopefully it's still here somewhere."
  8. Without further hesitation, Igaz moves over to Jek's unconscious body. He lifts his foot up and stomps his head in.
  9. "Excellent. Here." Igaz hands Dunola the Key. "I suppose it may come in handy, thanks." He accepts the pistol. "We should just put him out existence. What if he pursues us? Or lies to the authorities and we have to fight our way off this planet?" He pauses, remembering something. "Didn't the Cydonians lose a weapon or something that is supposed to be auctioned off here? If we can find it, we should leave Jek tied up by it and tip off the Cydonians before we leave. But we should do it anonymously, we don't need more trouble here."
  10. Goliath

    Heroica RPG 2.0

    That was an assumption on my part. First thing that came to mind was explosives. Not really a fan of the idea. I might as well just throw the Bomb myself and not have to waste an action swapping weapons. The only thing that would make that weapon worth while in my opinion is if it improves the hit chance over a basic toss. That is assuming Bombs have a hit chance. But if you just choose a spot and throw your Bomb I have no idea. That might work? Perhaps a Melee user can move 3 spaces, a Short Ranged user can move 2 spaces, and the rest move 1 space? Or Melee can move 2 spaces and the rest stay the same? Obtainable loot could also affect such things too.
  11. Igaz stretches out. "Well, that was quite the battle. Good work everyone." He distributes the loot as following: 20 Credits each to Kleeck, Enson, Dunola, Tester-Three, and Yelana. Energy Cell to Dunola. Samba Stalk to himself. "Hope everyone is happy. Who wants to hold onto the key?"
  12. Goliath

    Heroica RPG 2.0

    The reload mechanic suggestion is specific to Artillery Weapons only... as I stated, as a way to balance out the superior range it has currently. And I do think that splash damage needs to be addressed at some point. They are explosive weapons and should act accordingly to a degree. If they can be found later on with that effect than that is perfectly fine. It certainly is not something needed immediately. What about Bombs? If Heroica 1.0 had Bombs that literally anyone could access, how would they work here? Maybe it is just me but Long Range Weapons do not feel very long range. When I think Long Range Weapons, I think of high powered rifles and rail guns. Weapons that require pinpoint accuracy. When I think Short Ranged Weapons I think of shotguns and even pistols. What about basic rifles and the likes? Weapons that are not as accurate as Long Ranged Weapons but more accurate than Short Ranged Weapons. They do not fit either category. At least I am coming up with ideas and possible solutions. The quicker we address these things the faster we hammer in the rules. I could get behind this. I actually like it a lot the more I think about it. My only gripe is the hit chance success for Long Ranged Weapons. I feel they should at least follow the same chances as Short Ranged Weapons. What is the point of a marksman who misses more often than not? Unless... unique loot can be found to make your chances better? And if Medium Ranged Weapons become a thing I would just group that with the other ranged weapons.
  13. Goliath

    Heroica RPG 2.0

    Excellent visualization, @Lord Duvors. Honestly I think that helps the argument on using the first set of combat rules @Endgame has shown. Based on that grid, the player could attack two more spots with Short Ranged Weapon and four more spots with Long Ranged Weapons if those rules were applied. But because the range is far superior to all other weapons there should be a penalty for attacking too close. Such as sustaining splash damage like I suggested. Or, as unpopular as this may sound, you have to take a turn to reload your weapon. Unless we can all agree to give Long Range Weapons one more attack range and add Medium Range Weapons and set that range to the current Long Range Weapons range. It would at least close the gap a bit. I am personally for this solution.
  14. Goliath

    Heroica RPG 2.0

    Actually, you might be on to something. I just had the thought of some sort of emitter gun. Think along the lines of the Mesmetron from Fallout 3 or Lucio from Overwatch. Something like those could cause bleeding but they might be better suited for Energy Weapons. However, if something were to shoot hail or small sandstorms those could cause bleeding! Something like that could work but I think Artillery weapons should follow that principle. If you attack someone within melee range with an Artillery weapon it would probably hurt you too. Unless you choose to go for a build that involves doing that?
  15. Igaz moves to A3.