Saturday, January 21, 2006

Proposal: A Fairer Fight

Self-killed. Failed by Angry Grasshopper.

Adminned at 21 Jan 2006 12:40:11 UTC

Replace the following in the rule “Swashbuckling”:

E must then make Y DICE5 checks, where Y is the eir GPS, and Z DICE5 checks, where Z is the opponent’s GPS. If the sum of the Y DICE5 checks is strictly greater than the sum of the Z DICE5 checks, then the initiator wins the Duel, and otherwise e loses the Duel.

with the following:

E must then make a DICEY check, where Y is eir GPS + 3, and a DICEZ check, where Z is the opponent’s GPS + 3. If the DICEY check is strictly greater than the DICEZ check, then the initator wins the Duel, and otherwise e loses the Duel.

Make every sentence in the rule “Captain’s Orders” an item in a bulleted list.

Replace the sentence

The Captain may add two points to each DICE5 check e makes during a Duel.

in the rule “Captain’s Orders” with

The Captain may add three points to each dice check e makes during a Duel.


Angry Grasshopper:

01-21-2006 02:28:19 UTC

Hrm.. I dunno. I guess the only problem with the way things are set up now is when the last Swashbuckler is left with GPS 1.

Angry Grasshopper:

01-21-2006 02:48:31 UTC

Also, this formulation makes it a lot harder for the Captain to keep order on the ship. It’s set up (now, anyway) at 5D5 + 10, now we’ll have 1D5+6 (though the +6 becomes more meaningful).


01-21-2006 03:46:40 UTC

for There be other ways to keep order on ship.

Angry Grasshopper:

01-21-2006 04:08:36 UTC

Ah, since we’re not about changing that GNDT, I guess I can be persuaded:

The Lone Amigo:

01-21-2006 06:52:16 UTC



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The Lone Amigo:

01-21-2006 14:37:03 UTC



Angry Grasshopper:

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01-21-2006 18:46:29 UTC

imperial I surrender to the captain’s willl.

Elias IX:

01-21-2006 19:10:47 UTC


Everything’s fine now. I just got a little overly worried after The Lone Amigo started bashing eir shipmates like that, that scallywag.

But e’s settin’ a fine example of Swashbuckling! All o’ ye could learn a thing or two from em! It’s essential for every good Swashbuckler t’ know how t’ use a cutlass, but if I find any of ye have a shuriken onboard, ye’ll be keelhauled. This be no Ninja Dynasty, arrr!

Angry Grasshopper:

01-21-2006 20:10:01 UTC

I had hoped that the mechanic could work this way.

But ninjas, o! You’ve gone and done it!