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Post by ReinZero on Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:05 am

Another place another time, a single difference does not make great changes. But a many a differences... then what should be, would no longer come to be. For better, for worse, that is simply how the sand of time shifts and changes. Kingdoms rise, Empires form, but that was in times a far ago. Now there is only but few, while... much has been a laid a waste. How, why... that is something of which has been lost, yet shouldn't be lost. It is but reflected by that of which are lands now unclaimed, lands that had once been claimed by great and prosperous empires. Yet... lay abandoned now. A number of warlords roam the forfeited lands, yet in the wake of absence of higher powers, lesser kingdoms come to be. But that is just a fragile existence...

---

Yet therein, where are you? Whom are you? Will you rise to the task? Or be but a speck in the dust?

Your parents were...
[ ] Common Peasants
[ ] Proper Nobles
[ ] Landless Nobles
[ ] Rich in Pockets, Poor in Graces
[ ] Of High Status, Poor in Manners

Ever since you were born your teacher was...
[ ] Nature itself
[ ] Your Parent
[ ] A Relative
[ ] Someone related to religion, in some way anyways
[ ] [REACTED] (Varies drastically based on other choices, for better or for worse)

You yourself were...
[ ] Like your Parents
[ ] Like your Uncle
[ ] Like your Liege
[ ] Like your Teacher
[ ] Like a Bully

And that is the first part of the character generation. There will be at least 2 more parts, and much more information will be present after the first part is over. I'll answer some questions on the chatbox. Some.

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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by ReinZero on Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:05 am

Link to PC & Direct Subordinates Sheets

Elemental Mechanics Notes

Basic Human Units: These are the simple, bread and butter units drawn from Humans, specialization is normally needed in order to maintain anything respectable in terms of combat capability or role functionality. Unlike Advanced Units and Non-Humans, they require training up after recruiting in order to improve their dice, though some ways may be possible to shorten the time needed. Their Default Training Times is here.

Advanced Units: Unlike Basic Units, they are far better in their baseline capabilities to qualify even the lowest rating. However, this makes them also more difficult to come by and thus limited in number. Due to their nature and differences, with some exception, they usually cannot be trained up normally like Basic Units, though they may specialize into different variants and the like. Their training is normally carried out on their own, though it may be possible to assist in that regard. Their rankings are only through their considered equivalence to Basic Units. As a result, they are usually stronger than a single same Rank Basic Unit, most evident through their Tier difference.

Knights

Monsters, Hybrids, Mixed Bloods:

Elves & Fae


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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by ReinZero on Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:06 am

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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by Psyckosama on Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:17 am

I see one of two options I like...

[ ] Common Peasants
[ ] Nature itself
[ ] Like your Teacher

[ ] Landless Nobles
[ ] A Relative
[ ] Like a Bully


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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by Militia Productions on Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:21 am

I would enjoy an ambitious character that looks at life through the concepts of "Survival of the Fittest" and "Might = Right"

[ ]Landless Nobles
[ ] [REACTED] (Varies drastically based on other choices, for better or for worse)
[ ]Like a Bully



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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by Aceraptor on Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:26 am

[ ] Common Peasants
[ ] A Relative
[ ] Like your Liege


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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by Psyckosama on Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:29 am

Of course the above does depends on WHAT DO THOSE MEAN?

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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by Robotninja on Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:32 am

[X]Proper Nobles
[X]Nature
[X]Like Mentor

Guys. Nature is fucking OP. Terrifying as hell. Adapting to everything, merciless and merciful, we'll be all posthuman mentality on everyone.

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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by ReinZero on Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:32 am

[x]Landless Nobles

Your parents were technically of nobility in the past. But with the departure of many of the kingdoms and empires, they were one of the ones left without a lord... and to fend for themselves, a cruel fate perhaps, unbefitting for a loyal family with several generations of service to the throne. Over time, such feelings and attachment turned... otherwise, particularly as dealings and protecting the land they had became increasingly difficult. Eventually, they were driven from their lands with only but a few loyal servants under them remaining.

[x]Like a Bully

But eventually, they turned to less than noble means for survival- effectively, in sense, becoming what they had fended off in the past: bandits. Or so it was for about several years, as they gathered some of those whom were in like state. Eventually, enough to form a village of their own. Then, you were born.

[x] [REACTED] (Varies drastically based on other choices, for better or for worse)

Interestingly enough, around the time you were to be born, there had been meetings and plannings to deal with a probable threat of a member of royalty belonging to one of the kingdoms formerly present beginning to unite former holdings. That was unacceptable, waltzing back in and trying to lay claim to everything? After all their suffering and hardships? And so they plotted and made their move shortly after you were born. A mere two weeks later.

Initially, it seemed it would be a near suicidal operation, but that was quickly rectified by a startlingly simple fact, exposed by the advance group's storming of the royalty's place of residence. She for one, was only holding the forces together through... mutual attempts at using one another- though there was really little for the groups to lose at that point: only two major groups remained, having swallowed up the rest. One being significantly smaller and composed strictly of those loyal to her... still, and the others, seeking to use her as their puppet leader- and for claiming legitimacy later.

That, for one thing, contributed to their lack of pursuit and attempt at recovering the royal, a factor furthered by the presence of... a certain shady individual whom they had 'contracted' for later purpose of ensuring their legitimacy once the unification had gone through proper. But that still left the loyalists, whom pursued and engaged, leading to relatively moderate losses despite the more even odds. The only factor that prevented causalities from mounting was the re-negotiation of the contract that the individual was to be working, instead, shifting that....

---

As the years past, and time moves on, a number of small nations form, a few warlords raise as well. But all in all, there is no major power present in the vicinity. Of note is the fact of which one could say that the unified groups had but a falling out, but that is what the Hellion Colition appears to represent. It is, however, the strongest force in the local region, but its internal bickering and suspicion between its members leaves it little more than a deterrent against the larger powers.

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(Stat Distribution and other details)

Your name:
[ ] (Write In)

Gender:
[x] Male (Locked)

Appearance:
[ ] (Write In, or picture)

Affinity: (Pick One; Picked one's respective Skill starts at B Rank)
[ ] Fire
[ ] Water
[ ] Ice
[ ] Lightning
[ ] Wind
[ ] Earth
[ ] Runes
[ ] Alchemy

Physical Stats: (Pick any combination total of 6 times. Requires x2 to get from A Rank to S Rank, x4 for S Rank to EX Rank, x6 from EX Rank to L Rank and higher.)
[ ] Strength (Present: C Rank)
[ ] Agility (Present: C Rank)
[ ] Endurance (Present: C Rank)

Weapon Skill: (Any combination total of 4 times. Requires x2 to get from A Rank to S Rank, x4 for S Rank to EX Rank, x6 from EX Rank to L Rank and higher.)
[ ] One-Handed Swords (Present: D Rank)
[ ] Two-Handed Swords (Present: D Rank)
[ ] Standard Polearms (Present: D Rank)
[ ] Knives (Present: C Rank)
[ ] Throwing Knives (Present: D Rank)
[ ] Archery (Present D Rank)
[ ] Shields (Present D Rank)
[ ] Other (Write In. Starts at D Rank)

(Elemental) Magic Skills: (Any combination total of 7 times. If Affinity, counts as double gain rate. If a element is taken once, it will be at C Rank initially if it is not your Affinity's. Otherwise they start as F Rank, while Aether has no Rank unless taken twice and will vary based off the others. Requires x2 to increase from A to S, barring if you have Affinity for it. However, from S to EX, requires x4, and EX to L requires x6. Each time after L requires x6.)
[ ] Fire
[ ] Water
[ ] Ice
[ ] Lightning
[ ] Wind
[ ] Earth
[ ] Aether (Twice Required or locked out)

Magic Skills: (Any combination total of 5 times. If Affinity, counts as double gain rate. If a skill is taken once, it will be at D Rank initially if it is not your Affinity's. Otherwise you will have to learn it later. Requires x2 to get from A Rank to S Rank, x4 for S Rank to EX Rank, x6 from EX Rank to L Rank and higher.)
[ ] Magic Theory (Present: A Rank; Skill that has your Affinity ignores Magic Theory limitations. Standard learning caps at EX.)
[ ] Grimore
[ ] Runes (Requires x1 per element after C Rank unless you have Affinity for Runes. Requires C Rank in Fire to learn if lacking Affinity for Runes.)
[ ] Alchemy (Requires x2 to learn at D Rank if not Affinity.)
[ ] Healing (Requires D Rank in both Water and Earth or C Rank in one of them.)
[ ] Other (Write In.)

Personal Skills:
[REACTED]

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14 Years later...

Upon your fourteen birthday, you were taken and shown to a rather... pleasant birthday present, a pet. A well groomed, fine rarity, not the cheap sort of pets you find at a market. No, in fact, it's the sort that should be beyond the scope and ability of such a small faction like your parent's. Though, that's what makes it all the sweeter- emerald green eyes, hip length bright red hair- her looks aside. After all, no one can claim to have a better present than a royal of respectable ancestry. Of course, it also helped explain the relatively dangerous travels your parents and the others went on from time to time. Everything has a price of course.

You're quickly left alone with her after having been taken to your... home. You're fairly sure they're not going to interrupt nor eavesdrop. Which is good. Probably. The girl looks at you as if waiting, though obviously quite keeping track of the surroundings, though you know there isn't much need right now.

What do you do?
[ ] Take her.
[ ] Ask her...
---[ ] Her name (Write In, if you want, for her name)
------[ ] Promptly ignore said name (optional reasoning for it) and give your own name for her, or nickname (Write In...)
---[ ] Ignore her 'old' name, (reasoning?) and give your own name for her, or 'nickname' (Write In)
[ ] Do something to her... to see her reaction to it?
---[ ] (Write In)
[ ] Something Else (Write In)


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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by Psyckosama on Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:05 am

ReinZero wrote:Your name:
[ ] (Write In)

Hmmm... how about something insanely manly

Baron Magnus von Kilmeister

Appearance:
[ ] (Write In, or picture)



Young, dashing, dressed in a manner that leaves little doubt as to which side of the alignment track we sit on...

Affinity: (Pick One; Picked one's respective Skill starts at B Rank)
[ ] Fire

People have a deeply set instinctual fear of BURNING TO DEATH. Nothing causes terror quite like FIRE. Lets make the best of it.

Physical Stats: (Pick any combination total of 6 times.)
[ ] Strength (Present: C Rank)
[ ] Agility (Present: C Rank)
[ ] Endurance (Present: C Rank)

Strength II
Agility I
Endurance III

Not sure about this. Could easily go a II in each. Need to discuss this.

Weapon Skill: (Any combination total of 3 times.)
[ ] One-Handed Swords (Present: D Rank)
[ ] Two-Handed Swords (Present: D Rank)
[ ] Standard Polearms (Present: D Rank)
[ ] Knives (Present: C Rank)
[ ] Throwing Knives (Present: D Rank)
[ ] Archery (Present D Rank)
[ ] Shields (Present D Rank)
[ ] Other (Write In. Starts at D Rank)

Off the top of my head... I'm not sure...

Off the top of my head I'd say dump it all into single handed blades so we can Sword the fuck out of people with one hand and cast with the other.

(Elemental) Magic Skills: (Any combination total of 6 times. If Affinity, counts as double gain rate. If a element is taken once, it will be at C Rank initially if it is not your Affinity's. Otherwise they start as F Rank, while Aether has no Rank unless taken twice and will vary based off the others.)
[ ] Fire
[ ] Water
[ ] Ice
[ ] Lightning
[ ] Wind
[ ] Earth
[ ] Aether (Twice Required or locked out)

[ ] Fire III
[ ] Air I
[ ] Earth I
[ ] Aether II

It's useful to have kit spells, and again Fire = FEAR so lets KILL IT WITH FIRE!

EX Fire would probably be TERRIFYING to behold.

Magic Skills: (Any combination total of 4 times. If Affinity, counts as double gain rate. If a skill is taken once, it will be at D Rank initially if it is not your Affinity's. Otherwise you will have to learn it later.)
[ ] Magic Theory (Present: A Rank; Skill that has your Affinity ignores Magic Theory limitations.)
[ ] Grimore
[ ] Runes (Requires x1 per element after C Rank.)
[ ] Alchemy (Requires x2 to learn at D Rank if not Affinity.)
[ ] Healing (Requires D Rank in both Water and Earth or C Rank in one of them.)
[ ] Other (Write In.)

[ ] Magic Theory I
[ ] Alchemy II
[ ] Enchant II

What are some "other" examples?

What do you do?

In the following order...

[ ] Ask her...
---[ ] Her name (Write In, if you want, for her name)
------[ ] Promptly ignore said name (optional reasoning for it) and give your own name for her, or nickname (Write In...)

Hmmm... not sure about the name but it needs to be something proud and noble....

As for ignoring it, I'd say less ignore it and more come up with a cute pet name...

[ ] Do something to her... to see her reaction to it?

Ask her her skills, maybe have her dance for us... maybe sing...

[ ] Take her.

And of course, once we're done seeing our new pets talents, we unwrap our present.... Cool


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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by Robotninja on Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:05 am

[X]Runes affinity
[X]Agility and endurance x3
[X]ArcheryX2, Throwing Knives X2

Magic skills
Aether X2
Every magic but Ice x1

Magic Theory x3
Runes x2

Ask her name.

Bandits with mind control/curse seals will be a huge thing. We want to subtly try and brainwash her to be loyal to us.


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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by Robotninja on Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:07 am

Fire is useful, but Runes is a very good thing for empire building. Slap runes on stuff and send them out with warbands, Psycho. Imagine having explosion tags, or mind control tags.

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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by Psyckosama on Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:08 am

Robotninja wrote:[X]Runes affinity
[X]Agility and endurance x3
[X]ArcheryX2, Throwing Knives X2

Magic skills
Aether X2
Every magic but Ice x1

Magic Theory x3
Runes x2

Ask her name.

Bandits with mind control/curse seals will be a huge thing. We want to subtly try and brainwash her to be loyal to us.


. . .

I don't even.

Robotninja wrote:Fire is useful, but Runes is a very good thing for empire building. Slap runes on stuff and send them out with warbands, Psycho. Imagine having explosion tags, or mind control tags.

1) This ain't fucking Naruto

2) I'd like to make an interesting character not a dubiously min-maxed one with an affinity we never fucking use, like what happens in all the other BQ games.

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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by ReinZero on Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:13 am

Made a slight edit.

Other examples...

Enchant, Enhance (requires Enchant), Reinforcement, Alteration, Potions, Invocation, Talismans....

Robotninja wrote:Fire is useful, but Runes is a very good thing for empire building. Slap runes on stuff and send them out with warbands, Psycho. Imagine having explosion tags, or mind control tags.

... I don't think you recall what runes requires on several different levels. And no, you can't do mind control tags.

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Post by Psyckosama on Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:15 am

ReinZero wrote:Made a slight edit.

Other examples...

Enchant, Enhance (requires Enchant), Reinforcement, Alteration, Potions, Invocation, Talismans....

Could you explain what these do?

And which one will let me set my sword on fire?

Robotninja wrote:Fire is useful, but Runes is a very good thing for empire building. Slap runes on stuff and send them out with warbands, Psycho. Imagine having explosion tags, or mind control tags.

... I don't think you recall what runes requires on several different levels. And no, you can't do mind control tags.

Thought so.

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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by Robotninja on Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:37 am

ReinZero wrote:Made a slight edit.

Other examples...

Enchant, Enhance (requires Enchant), Reinforcement, Alteration, Potions, Invocation, Talismans....

Robotninja wrote:Fire is useful, but Runes is a very good thing for empire building. Slap runes on stuff and send them out with warbands, Psycho. Imagine having explosion tags, or mind control tags.

... I don't think you recall what runes requires on several different levels. And no, you can't do mind control tags.
I thought MC tags just required the ability to use Aether. Because without Aether, well. . .

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Post by Psyckosama on Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:51 am

Robotninja wrote:
ReinZero wrote:Made a slight edit.

Other examples...

Enchant, Enhance (requires Enchant), Reinforcement, Alteration, Potions, Invocation, Talismans....

Robotninja wrote:Fire is useful, but Runes is a very good thing for empire building. Slap runes on stuff and send them out with warbands, Psycho. Imagine having explosion tags, or mind control tags.

... I don't think you recall what runes requires on several different levels. And no, you can't do mind control tags.
I thought MC tags just required the ability to use Aether. Because without Aether, well. . .

Oh for the love of....

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Post by ReinZero on Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:04 am

Enchant is used to create temporary enchantments, which is also more cost efficient than doing it directly. It's also the lead into Enhance, which is used to strengthen something.

Reinforcement is exactly what it says on the tin, though, only Aether provides maximum effect... but without elemental boosts and effects. It is better than Enhance for the same task, but they both stack. Reinforcement is applied after Enhance.

Alteration molds/alters/adds properties to what it's being applied to. This does potentially affect what it is applied to negatively as well though.

Potions well... can be used to make quite a variety of useful things. It does need Aether however to be useable.

Talismans are more or less one-use and forget stuff. Needs paper to inscribe on and all though. There seems to be a better Far Eastern sort....

Invocation... well, helps boost power/etc. of magic slightly/somewhat, but generally considered redundant at higher ranks/etc. of other magics.

Contracts is the sort of 'binding agreement' sort of magic. But that requires Aether to learn and use. It isn't that great towards those stronger than your ability in making contracts though, and the other party also has to knowingly agree to it.

Curses is the 'afflict negative impairment', bad luck, voodoo doll stuff... etc. All of which have costs to maintain the effect on the victim. And require a treasured/close item to the victim to work. Also requires Aether to learn and use. (Not available presently.)

Exorcism is basically mainly against stuff like monsters, creatures, and other such things, or supposed 'foul magic' or whichever. Can technically counter curses. It isn't exactly mainstream taught though. (Not available due choices failing to meet requirements.)

Robotninja wrote:I thought MC tags just required the ability to use Aether. Because without Aether, well. . .

No. Also, there are at least several other problems with what you're trying. This is also not helped by being in the North Western region.

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Post by Militia Productions on Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:36 am

(Stat Distribution and other details)

Your name:
[ ] Balder

Old Norse for Prince

Gender:
[x] Male (Locked)

Appearance:
[ ]

Just, you know, younger.

Affinity: (Pick One; Picked one's respective Skill starts at B Rank)
[ ] Fire

Agree with Psycko


Physical Stats: (Pick any combination total of 6 times. Requires x2 to get from A Rank to S Rank, x4 for S Rank to EX Rank, x6 from EX Rank to L Rank and higher.)
[1] Strength (Present: C Rank)
[3] Agility (Present: C Rank)
[2] Endurance (Present: C Rank)

[quote]Weapon Skill: (Any combination total of 4 times. Requires x2 to get from A Rank to S Rank, x4 for S Rank to EX Rank, x6 from EX Rank to L Rank and higher.)
[4] One Handed Swords


(Elemental) Magic Skills: (Any combination total of 7 times. If Affinity, counts as double gain rate. If a element is taken once, it will be at C Rank initially if it is not your Affinity's. Otherwise they start as F Rank, while Aether has no Rank unless taken twice and will vary based off the others. Requires x2 to increase from A to S, barring if you have Affinity for it. However, from S to EX, requires x4, and EX to L requires x6. Each time after L requires x6.)
[3] Fire
[1] Wind
[1] Earth
[2] Aether (Twice Required or locked out)

[quote]Magic Skills: (Any combination total of 5 times. If Affinity, counts as double gain rate. If a skill is taken once, it will be at D Rank initially if it is not your Affinity's. Otherwise you will have to learn it later. Requires x2 to get from A Rank to S Rank, x4 for S Rank to EX Rank, x6 from EX Rank to L Rank and higher.)
[1] Magic Theory (Present: A Rank; Skill that has your Affinity ignores Magic Theory limitations. Standard learning caps at EX.)
[2] Alchemy
[2] Enchant


Personal Skills:
[REACTED]

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You're quickly left alone with her after having been taken to your... home. You're fairly sure they're not going to interrupt nor eavesdrop. Which is good. Probably. The girl looks at you as if waiting, though obviously quite keeping track of the surroundings, though you know there isn't much need right now.

What do you do?
[ ] Ask her...
---[ ] Her name (Write In, if you want, for her name)
------[ ] Promptly ignore said name (She'll need to earn it.) and give your own nickname (Something degrading.)





EDITED - Changed Elemental Skills


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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by ReinZero on Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:26 pm

@ Militia

That's twice over on Aether. You can take 2 times that's put to it to something else, since those extra 2 are redundant.

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Post by Psyckosama on Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:19 pm

Balder was a whiny little cunt whose mommy had to go around asking all of creation not to hurt her favorite widdle princess...

Plus naming "norse" characters after gods is overdone.

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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by Kelenas on Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:29 pm

Hm... name-wise, I'm in favor of either

[x] Askellad (roughly; "Ash Child/Boy"
or
[x] Magnus Kilmaster/meister

Don't really understand the magic-system so I'll leave that to others, though I agree with putting all skillpoins into a single weapon. Might be a good idea to look into learning one or two other combat-skills, though, for some flexibility.

In regards to attributes; does putting 3 points into something actually work? As I understand the improvement is;

C -> B -> A -> S -> EX -> L

So, 2 points should put an attribute at "A", and it'd take 4 in total to increase it to "S".
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Post by Psyckosama on Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:38 pm

Oh, for our pet...

Brumhilda or Adelhilda

Nickname, Hilda or Hildy.

I also want to make use of a couple tropes.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WickedCultured
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AffablyEvil

Make work out way up to...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MagnificentBastard

There aren't things to base him around totally, but rather some general themes to keep in mind when making choices.

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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by Robotninja on Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:18 am

Hmm. I say we put a point into Contract magic. Getting more skilled at that will be quite handy in the future. Being able to force people into keeping deals that we rig in our favor is very handy.

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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by Psyckosama on Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:47 am

I say no.

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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by Militia Productions on Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:08 am

Psyckosama wrote:Balder was a whiny little cunt whose mommy had to go around asking all of creation not to hurt her favorite widdle princess...

Plus naming "norse" characters after gods is overdone.

I assume symbolism matters little >.>


Psyckosama wrote:I say no.

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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by Robotninja on Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:04 am

Psyckosama wrote:I say no.
Okay. Why? If we are going to be evil we can't rely on everyone we want to recruit being willing to work for us.

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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by Psyckosama on Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:07 am

Robotninja wrote:
Psyckosama wrote:I say no.
Okay. Why? If we are going to be evil we can't rely on everyone we want to recruit being willing to work for us.

Unless you want to spend the mountain of points needed to become EX in contracts your idea is about 3 shades south of fucking useless.

This why I want fire. There's no gimicky bullshit about it, you just set a motherfucker on fire. He burns. He dies screaming. Ashes to ashes and some such.

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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by Robotninja on Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:29 am

You don't need to be able to bind everyone for it to be handy. Contract someone weak. You now have a spy/suicide agent who cannot betray or disobey you. Can you think of a use for such people? I can. Easily. We can have native agents in every town, every city, every nation. They don't need to be loyal to us. We just bind them with a contract one day. Tada. They now work for us to betray their homes.

I'm suggesting we spend one point on it so we can practice it. Plus if we do ever get it to EX, we get a policy of capturing and then coercing them into signing a slavery contract with every enemy ever.

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Re: Silence of the Skies (A BQ Empire Builder)

Post by Militia Productions on Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:57 am

Robotninja wrote:You don't need to be able to bind everyone for it to be handy. Contract someone weak. You now have a spy/suicide agent who cannot betray or disobey you. Can you think of a use for such people? I can. Easily. We can have native agents in every town, every city, every nation. They don't need to be loyal to us. We just bind them with a contract one day. Tada. They now work for us to betray their homes.

I'm suggesting we spend one point on it so we can practice it. Plus if we do ever get it to EX, we get a policy of capturing and then coercing them into signing a slavery contract with every enemy ever.

Sounds too much like a deus ex machina to me.
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