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by Varanus
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General OOG
Topic: Sha'ahm'ni- Sard Hand Language
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Sha'ahm'ni- Sard Hand Language

Afraid as the flat palm, woah, back up, feels very natural to me. Whatever the sign is for afraid, it needs to be almost instinctive, since a LARP is a game played with real fear.... :) There are some implied gestures. Holding an object says either "I'm busy" or "this is no time for emotion". To spi...
by Varanus
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Use of Components
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Use of Components

Acclimate says "In order to use this ability, you must expend a component who type matches your specialty ." Preservation says "This skill allows you to prevent up to 2 components matching your specialty from expiring between games" Conversion says "This spell allows you to temporarily change the el...
by Varanus
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General OOG
Topic: Google Drive folder for in-game stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Google Drive folder for in-game stuff

Nice. I added some notes about the abilities of Drarkin.
by Varanus
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General OOG
Topic: Pooling Knowledge/BGS Resources - Nerds Unite!
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Pooling Knowledge/BGS Resources - Nerds Unite!

"You've all met, right?" "Yes, we know the drill."
by Varanus
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General OOG
Topic: Sha'ahm'ni- Sard Hand Language
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Sha'ahm'ni- Sard Hand Language

On the wheel, the two axes we are missing are interest/anticipation/vigilance (which is already proposed) and admiration/trust/acceptance. Everything else is matters of degree. Admiration/trust/acceptance could be a signal for "agreement". There's some overlap with attention (I'm paying attention to...
by Varanus
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General OOG
Topic: Google Drive folder for in-game stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Google Drive folder for in-game stuff

I created a folder which is shared: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ik7y9QAIBWh-VldN0QB3dGWxoNxkSrat?usp=sharing I'm not sure what exactly that allows you to do but it should include editing. There is one document in there now which is the start of a lexicon (feel free to add to it, too). I ...
by Varanus
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General OOG
Topic: Pooling Knowledge/BGS Resources - Nerds Unite!
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Pooling Knowledge/BGS Resources - Nerds Unite!

I can already see an Outpost Promise IG board, but maybe that's not everyone yet?

Regarding "Auger", I'm sure that's actually "Augur" in the sense of https://www.dictionary.com/browse/augur?s=t Whereas Auger is basically a type of drill.
by Varanus
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General OOG
Topic: Pooling Knowledge/BGS Resources - Nerds Unite!
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Pooling Knowledge/BGS Resources - Nerds Unite!

I would encourage you to move this to the Outpost IG board so there's no ambiguity about what we do and don't know. That said, the idea of coordinating efforts and sharing results is pretty exciting, I always wanted more of that in TOV2. So, yes! Personally, I am prone to visions. Some things I've c...
by Varanus
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General OOG
Topic: Sha'ahm'ni- Sard Hand Language
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Sha'ahm'ni- Sard Hand Language

For amusement, I suggest starting with the Happy gesture, but move your hand in and out like you are patting your side/stomach. The magnitude dependent on how funny something is. Something that is side-slappingly funny is very funny indeed. I think something for interest/attention would be useful. "...
by Varanus
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: BGS and how to use them
Replies: 13
Views: 165

Re: BGS and how to use them

Just as a side note, detect magic was added into pioneer in the antiquarian update before the play test. Missed that. If the rulebook won't be finalized for a while it might be worth putting all the known changes up on the forum somewhere. In that case, what is "magic"? Does it include alteric items?
by Varanus
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: BGS and how to use them
Replies: 13
Views: 165

Re: BGS and how to use them

I realized the questions I have mostly are about multiple PCs tackling the same topic, so I can think about how best to coordinate between events. Such as, whether that gets them all the same info, or if they get several different bits that are greater in aggregate, or something else. Also, if it m...
by Varanus
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: BGS and how to use them
Replies: 13
Views: 165

Re: BGS and how to use them

Some comments that I'll leave here so the other thread is clean, from the perspective of a player who used a lot of BGS in the previous campaign, not all of which will work the same: Detect Magic: there's no skill by this name anymore. The only "detect" skills are Detect Influence and Detect Afflict...
by Varanus
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General OOG
Topic: Tov Event Community Timeline Document
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Tov Event Community Timeline Document

If people want a wiki, I could probably set one up. That said, a wiki is great for organization and on-line browsing. And terrible for printing out a copy to actually use during the event. So I have mixed feelings about that. Some kind of formatted document could be printed more easily in a book-lik...
by Varanus
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: A question about Influence
Replies: 9
Views: 136

Re: A question about Influence

As far as the skills in Mana Chirurgeon are concerned, you treat influence or corruption the same regardless of type. It's harder to resist Chaos effects than elemental ones, but influence isn't an effect. I think Bolster Aura will work just as well against chaos influence tokens than against other ...
by Varanus
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General OOG
Topic: Tov Event Community Timeline Document
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Tov Event Community Timeline Document

In terms of what the content is, just a more complete account of what happened during the event is interesting, but I could also imagine creating essentially a dictionary / encyclopedia with information per subject. Or it could be several topic-based documents, e.g. a bestiary, etc. If Brad wants to...