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Old 09-05-2019, 03:26 AM
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I'm really interested. Is the system Fate Core or is it Dark Matter?
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:41 AM
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I have in mind an ex-adrenaline-addict, forty-something guy. He did Formula 1, speedboating, air racing, and lately finding work as an ER helicopter pilot. He is not the adrenaline junky he was earlier, but he hasn't lost his edge, and can drive / fly mostly anything, and also repair a lot of them.
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Old 09-05-2019, 07:08 AM
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:54 AM
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I have in mind an ex-adrenaline-addict, forty-something guy. He did Formula 1, speedboating, air racing, and lately finding work as an ER helicopter pilot. He is not the adrenaline junky he was earlier, but he hasn't lost his edge, and can drive / fly mostly anything, and also repair a lot of them.

That would be a great fix actually!! Go for it

We r using Alternity.... But just follow the link in the advert to make your r character, it will walk you thru it.

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Old 09-05-2019, 11:27 AM
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It's easy to pickup, I'm super lazy with a rotten brain and i got the hang of it.
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:35 PM
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Couple of thoughts/questions.

I don't know alternity and this particular campaign. I've played different systems so that's not an issue. And it looks rules light, which tends to encourage RP heavy which I like and also matches what works in PBP, really. So that's cool.

Lately, I'm used to doing D&D live, and those games have been best served by contemplation of my role in combat, particularly as it meshes with other PCs. Is that very important or is it more about RP/concept character mesh-ability?

I'm contemplating a new-agey investigator of some sort, utilizing either Taoist magic, druidic magic, or postcognition/sensitive type stuff. Very vague brainwave at this point. Not sure if she/he'd have much in the way of combat ability? Is that bad?
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Old 09-05-2019, 06:13 PM
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Couple of thoughts/questions. ...I don't know alternity and this particular campaign. I've played different systems so that's not an issue. ...
Nice. Alternity was Wizards/TSRs default Modern/SyFy system but quickly fell to the side of d20 and so on. Interestingly enough, if you know 5e, you'll 'get' Alternity quickly as its a skills-based, 'roll higher' system. You just don't wait to be cool in Alternity as characters are very competent, right out of the box.

Role Playing (and ACTUALLY playing with the team) with the other characters is the key to success with an Alternity game. Without good roleplay (team work) it's going to be very hard to rise to the challenges you'll be faced with.

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Lately, I'm used to doing D&D live, and those games have been best served by contemplation of my role in combat, particularly as it meshes with other PCs. Is that very important or is it more about RP/concept character mesh-ability?
Yes, so much so that its a good idea to check out the current Cast Member and see what they can do and the niche they fill. Try to jump in the gaps you see but don't worry about overlap - that is helpful too as you'll need to join forces at times even on tasks - esp. when things get complicated!

The Cast List (Human Resources ) is here.

Right now we have...

Reuben MacDougall
Archetype: (Survivor) The night has teeth, and I am the wind.

Magnus Gustaf
Archetype: (Battler) Retired mercenary with a past.

Dr. Soo-ah (수아) Song
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And our highest ranking member,

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I'm contemplating a new-agey investigator of some sort, utilizing either Taoist magic, druidic magic, or postcognition/sensitive type stuff. Very vague brainwave at this point. Not sure if she/he'd have much in the way of combat ability? Is that bad?
An investigator would be very cool - we have some Psi types and a Viking type guy but don't let that scare you off. There is a lot of story space open in those realms and its VERY wide open in other FX areas.

Once you start the Character Creation tutorial, you'll all the options you have so just let you imagination run wild. I'm sure our players are happy to help with suggestions and so on, esp. since they'll have a hand in selecting the new team members.

Feel free to ask us anything! This is a Character Creation/Roller room to play in if you want to try some things out.

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Old 09-05-2019, 07:02 PM
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How does it sound if my PC has some kind of supernatural talent, like Hermetic magic (which would fit his theme as a 'science', or a kind of shamanic magic (where he can communicate with the 'soul of the machine')?
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How does it sound if my PC has some kind of supernatural talent, like Hermetic magic (which would fit his theme as a 'science', or a kind of shamanic magic (where he can communicate with the 'soul of the machine')?
Sounds cool... we have a mechanic for that already too!

Yell when you are ready, we are happy to help.

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On a side note, we'd have a problem keeping players (and quite a few NPCs) from merging completely with their tech, so we won't have any problem with that
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Old 09-06-2019, 11:43 AM
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Would something like a computer/electronics expert be something that could fit in?

I like the modern-day fantasy thing, though it's been geological epochs since I've looked at Alternity, hehe.
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Yes!! We could use the heck out of someone like that!

And that you even know what Alternity is/was it's impressive

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I like the modern-day fantasy thing, though it's been geological epochs since I've looked at Alternity, hehe.
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Hehehe, I had an android character way back when in Alternity that I loved the heck out of.

I'll check out the thread then, the rules, the situation...see what comes to me.

Any adjustments to the character generation process shown here: https://www.rpgcrossing.com/showthread.php?t=189190 to account for the late start?

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Hehehe, I had an android character way back when in Alternity that I loved the heck out of.

I'll check out the thread then, the rules, the situation...see what comes to me.

Any adjustments to the character generation process shown here: https://www.rpgcrossing.com/showthread.php?t=189190 to account for the late start?
That's the link.... No adjustments needed. Youll be just as awesome as the rest of the team. Have fun with it!

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I have some questions as I proceed.

For example, the idea of some psionics might be interesting. Specifically Electrokinesis. Psi-hacker perhaps? I note the rules for powers seem to be added on an as-needed basis.

Also, there's a lot of additional rules for hacking...am I correct in reading that the Computer subskills of Hacking and Cryptography have to be bought separately from Computer?
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