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    Quote Originally Posted by Nik Hasta View Post
    I freely admit that you're playing what I'd describe as a somewhat challenging build for the game.

    However, I don't know about having issues getting in, I think Quirat has a lot to offer. Languages, measured temperament, potential police connections, knowledge of the legal system. She won't be able to get in just any gang... though... actually...

    Hmm... there's a gang choice that is quite obviously "brick type characters would do well here," in the setting but I honestly think Quirat could take that route and use her contrast of being smart, measured and diplomatic rather than raging punch machine to get in well just as well.

    Hmm...

    Anyhow, there are options. Just because you're not making the hardest of rolls yet, doesn't mean you're going to struggle to access the main bulk of the campaign.
    Absolutely. I'm seriously fine with the idea of playing the kind of character I have here. I knew it would make for a very different experience. It's a matter of approach, as well.

    And I'm not 100% sure I'm going to go for 'getting into any gang'. There is another choice, though that'll take a ridiculous amount of work. Still, it's a fun idea.

    I'm just a leeeetle stumped by the fact that I've just realized I've massively weighted the character toward the social ability (which also requires Problem-Solving, sadly, or I would have put a ton more into Composure), and ended up with someone who can barely break 'Normal' difficulty and needs circumstantial stuff (which I CAN get, have ideas) for Moderate difficulty. This, because I had the wrong idea how stats work.

    It's like making up someone who's supposed to be a Parkour and Martial Arts genius, weighting them tremendously toward that, and finding out they're barely good enough to make 'meh' YouTube videos. ^_^

    I'll make do with what I have. ^_^ Could be a short game for me, or I could muddle along ineffectually for a long time, but this is the character I want to play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    Absolutely. I'm seriously fine with the idea of playing the kind of character I have here. I knew it would make for a very different experience. It's a matter of approach, as well.

    And I'm not 100% sure I'm going to go for 'getting into any gang'. There is another choice, though that'll take a ridiculous amount of work. Still, it's a fun idea.

    I'm just a leeeetle stumped by the fact that I've just realized I've massively weighted the character toward the social ability (which also requires Problem-Solving, sadly, or I would have put a ton more into Composure), and ended up with someone who can barely break 'Normal' difficulty and needs circumstantial stuff (which I CAN get, have ideas) for Moderate difficulty. This, because I had the wrong idea how stats work.

    It's like making up someone who's supposed to be a Parkour and Martial Arts genius, weighting them tremendously toward that, and finding out they're barely good enough to make 'meh' YouTube videos. ^_^

    I'll make do with what I have. ^_^ Could be a short game for me, or I could muddle along ineffectually for a long time, but this is the character I want to play.
    You can rejig your stats or skills if you wanna, just sayin'. Anything can change before game start!

    Also, super glad I decided to be more generous with the stats than I initially planned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nik Hasta View Post
    You can rejig your stats or skills if you wanna, just sayin'. Anything can change before game start!

    Also, super glad I decided to be more generous with the stats than I initially planned.
    I can't put more into my 'Social' stats - they're already maxed at 80. If I reduce my Precision more, it'll be utterly useless. My Physicality is minimal already.

    Thought about boosting Composure, but the problem with that is my Empathy skill is dependant on Problem-Solving...and I require that skill to be at least decent, especially when a lot of characters are going to focus on Composure over Problem-Solving (NPC characters).

    So, kind of stuck. Ineffectual will be my watch-word for a while. ^_^
    Why Are We Here?, by Pendaran

    "...the Myths Transformed version of the legendarium, in which the Moon is Melkor's attempt to make his own Arda with blackjack and hookers."
    - Estrecca

    "...dropping an orca whale made of fire on your enemies is a pretty strong opening move."
    - Nik Hasta

    "[Kent] Nelson was nearly invariably presented as the guy who, barring the Spectre, made everyone else generally gasp and go "Doctor Fate don't shiv, he balls nasty.", even Superman."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    I can't put more into my 'Social' stats - they're already maxed at 80. If I reduce my Precision more, it'll be utterly useless. My Physicality is minimal already.

    Thought about boosting Composure, but the problem with that is my Empathy skill is dependant on Problem-Solving...and I require that skill to be at least decent, especially when a lot of characters are going to focus on Composure over Problem-Solving (NPC characters).

    So, kind of stuck. Ineffectual will be my watch-word for a while. ^_^
    An air of being ineffectual will certainly help with people underestimating you.

    Also, you could, if you were so inclined, team up with another cast member who covers your weaknesses. You don't have to, of course, but having some muscle to back up the soft power Quirat brings to the table might be worth considering.

    ...

    Oh, I should add this into the game advice section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nik Hasta View Post
    An air of being ineffectual will certainly help with people underestimating you.

    Also, you could, if you were so inclined, team up with another cast member who covers your weaknesses. You don't have to, of course, but having some muscle to back up the soft power Quirat brings to the table might be worth considering.

    ...

    Oh, I should add this into the game advice section.
    I'll need some kind of bodyguard, but I'm going to shop around with the NPC's. And 'bodyguard' will be more 'keep me out of trouble' rather than 'kill my enemies'.
    Why Are We Here?, by Pendaran

    "...the Myths Transformed version of the legendarium, in which the Moon is Melkor's attempt to make his own Arda with blackjack and hookers."
    - Estrecca

    "...dropping an orca whale made of fire on your enemies is a pretty strong opening move."
    - Nik Hasta

    "[Kent] Nelson was nearly invariably presented as the guy who, barring the Spectre, made everyone else generally gasp and go "Doctor Fate don't shiv, he balls nasty.", even Superman."
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    Editing profile with new and improved look.

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    So, that gives you the stunlock and the intimidate. I'm not mentioning the fact that the stunlock effectively acts as a free attack of opportunity in a combat situation because that's not strictly a function of the power, more an effect it can have. It's limited to one person, it's once per rest period and the boost is limited to +20.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    I'm cool with it. We need to both be the same age, though, unless you've skipped a grade or been held back. If you're 26, you could also have been born after the school year began (ie, October to December).
    The latter seems like the best bet, I never settled on a birthday yet so an October one seems fitting.

    I'll need some kind of bodyguard, but I'm going to shop around with the NPC's. And 'bodyguard' will be more 'keep me out of trouble' rather than 'kill my enemies'.
    Don't forget you have a school mate who can literally death stare people into pissing their pants and running away. Might be a partnership to consider if your out of options. *thumbs up*

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    Really, that kind of thing is useful for a bodyguard - stopping fights without getting in one. I shall consider it, if I run into you. ^_^
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    "...the Myths Transformed version of the legendarium, in which the Moon is Melkor's attempt to make his own Arda with blackjack and hookers."
    - Estrecca

    "...dropping an orca whale made of fire on your enemies is a pretty strong opening move."
    - Nik Hasta

    "[Kent] Nelson was nearly invariably presented as the guy who, barring the Spectre, made everyone else generally gasp and go "Doctor Fate don't shiv, he balls nasty.", even Superman."
    - Pendaran

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    Just to note, my name needs a change in the link in the first post.
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    "...the Myths Transformed version of the legendarium, in which the Moon is Melkor's attempt to make his own Arda with blackjack and hookers."
    - Estrecca

    "...dropping an orca whale made of fire on your enemies is a pretty strong opening move."
    - Nik Hasta

    "[Kent] Nelson was nearly invariably presented as the guy who, barring the Spectre, made everyone else generally gasp and go "Doctor Fate don't shiv, he balls nasty.", even Superman."
    - Pendaran

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    Just to note, my name needs a change in the link in the first post.
    I did that last night and it looks already changed to me?
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    ...I didn't check this morning, just remembered from yesterday. Thanks, man.
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    "...the Myths Transformed version of the legendarium, in which the Moon is Melkor's attempt to make his own Arda with blackjack and hookers."
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    "...dropping an orca whale made of fire on your enemies is a pretty strong opening move."
    - Nik Hasta

    "[Kent] Nelson was nearly invariably presented as the guy who, barring the Spectre, made everyone else generally gasp and go "Doctor Fate don't shiv, he balls nasty.", even Superman."
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    When is cutoff?

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    Not really seeing us being close to starting right now, so....
    Why Are We Here?, by Pendaran

    "...the Myths Transformed version of the legendarium, in which the Moon is Melkor's attempt to make his own Arda with blackjack and hookers."
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    "...dropping an orca whale made of fire on your enemies is a pretty strong opening move."
    - Nik Hasta

    "[Kent] Nelson was nearly invariably presented as the guy who, barring the Spectre, made everyone else generally gasp and go "Doctor Fate don't shiv, he balls nasty.", even Superman."
    - Pendaran

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    Yeah, we're still open.
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