Dragons and Silk

High fantasy with some naked folk.
Binding Rules
Binding Rules
5th May 2018, 5:31 PM in Aunts & Ants
Average Rating: 5 (5 votes)
Author Notes:
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Short dice and burning stats are covered on other rules summary pages, but basically a short die is 0-3, and a burned stat usually takes hours to recover.
User comments:
Tacroy (Guest)
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Wait so did burning a stat cause a coincidence that made Venne do something uncool? Interesting.
Sheela
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Sheela
I rather hoped it made her do something sexy. :D
TeeKay
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TeeKay
Burning stats sounds interesting... Being able to temporarily exceed your limits for a cost is cool :P
(Or, well, at least hit them, if not exceed.)
Sheela
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Sheela
But it comes at a cost (penalty) - I mean, apart form the cooldown.

... "cooldown" ... eh ? eh ? get it ? >_<
TeeKay
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TeeKay
Haha :D I love bad puns :P

Also, I've watched enough anime to be able to safely say that burning yourself out in a brief flash of power (often ultimately in vain) is always cool. But when it puts your cool ... down... A paradox? o.O
Fidget (Guest)
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Is burning a stat permanent? Once per day? Once per encounter?
Fidget (Guest)
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Sorry, I meant that if a stat point can come back, is it after a day, or the next encounter, or after X hours of rest, or something else?
TeeKay
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TeeKay
view said in his comment that "a burned stat usually takes hours to recover", so I imagine it's not quite permanent.
TheGeekKing
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TheGeekKing
From View's Author Note above "...burned stat usually takes hours to recover. "
view
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There's also sacrificing a stat point, which is a whole lot worse and normally happens because someone stabbed you a bunch.

But there are a few special rules about adrenaline and combat, too.
chrystal_dark
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chrystal_dark
Isn't this "Breaking the fourth wall" though?
view
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view
Sure, but many comics have meta pages between chapters.
chrystal_dark
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chrystal_dark
According to the late great Mr Pratchett, "Many" in troll numbers is 3 in human numbers.

So you are saying that three comics have meta pages between chapters?
view
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view
I would say a Prachettload. IE, hundreds.
G-Rock
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G-Rock
Was this page also an expression study? Because some of them are pretty delightful.
Sheela
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Sheela
Ha ha, yeah, Tia looks so happy and hopeful in the panel where Venne tells her the GM can allow her to use another stat at a penalty. :)
view
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view
That's the power of a sketch.
Sheela
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Sheela
Ah yes, what was it the art teachers say ?

"The mind likes to fill in the blanks, that's why sketches often seem more finished than they really are."
Lyon
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Lyon
I love meta pages :3
kanada (Guest)
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neat--and this emphasizes what we've seen so far, which is that tia isn't nearly as broken as her ludicrous strength would imply because of her otherwise minimal stats.
kanada (Guest)
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though if i understand correctly, this means that physical grappling is a losing proposition for any character that isn't either significantly stronger than their target or specced for grappling in some way. for characters of equal strength, the contest is str vs (str)d3, which means (since I can't remember which way it works) that either the grapplee will always break free or the grapple will have a 1 in 3 chance of success.
kanada (Guest)
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the upshot is that min-maxed characters like tia, gwin, and venne are susceptible to various kinds of bindings, while more well-rounded characters like skye are more resistant to being constrained, which is interesting
view
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view
Not all grapples would be your flat stat. For example, Venne can use a high-agility grapple by casting web. Also, two characters could cooperate to grapple... there's lots of variations.

The fun is in working with the rather simplistic stats to get a result.
marmelmm
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marmelmm
Whqt do you roll for hawt lezbean sexx0rs?
view
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view
You roll well.