Search found 682 matches

by SkinnyOrc
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Life on Barsoom - AFF2 gazzetteer
Replies: 12
Views: 2996

Re: Life on Barsoom - AFF2 gazzetteer

I'll try and read it properly over the Christmas break so I have something more helpful to say about it :)
by SkinnyOrc
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: over powerd priest
Replies: 5
Views: 1227

Re: over powerd priest

Yeah but only for a couple of combats and then he's an okay fighter with a holy symbol. He better pick the right ones! I wondered if I had it right too (http://arion-games.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=821), seems a bit all or nothing compared to spell casters.
by SkinnyOrc
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: RESOLVE
Replies: 8
Views: 2810

Re: RESOLVE

Fair enough. So if the idea's to make it the mental equivalent of SKILL you lose a point on any failure or just tests where it's stressful? If it is a test for something frightening and they don't have to freeze or run or something like that what do you see the effect being?
by SkinnyOrc
Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Minor Characteristics
Replies: 36
Views: 7784

Re: Minor Characteristics

No that's a really nice explanation of it and shows what an elegant system it is. I'm not sure that failing to understand how it works though is the only reason someone would want to add a fuller set of stats to describe their character. Put it this way, you have someone looking at AFF and maybe the...
by SkinnyOrc
Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Minor Characteristics
Replies: 36
Views: 7784

Re: Minor Characteristics

Sure I've read some of them when I was checking out the old threads. This wasn't an attempt to make AFF more like D&D, there are plenty of reasons why that has dodgy mechanics. However most RPGs have more detailed character stats than AFF and it just happened in this case D&D shows you can have them...
by SkinnyOrc
Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Minor Characteristics
Replies: 36
Views: 7784

Minor Characteristics

Phantomdoodler's threads on SKILL and on a new RESOLVE stat got me thinking, would it be useful to have more character stats in AFF? The mechanics as they stand work fine but I wouldn't be surprised if some people have been put off AFF only having SKILL, STAMINA and LUCK. If you look at old school D...
by SkinnyOrc
Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: RESOLVE
Replies: 8
Views: 2810

Re: RESOLVE

A couple more things. Obviously if RESOLVE only represents willpower and courage you wouldn't use it to test against those Special Skills you listed. But it has got me thinking about characteristics for AFF PCs in general. Also I should have said, I really like your temporary reduction of RESOLVE on...
by SkinnyOrc
Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: RESOLVE
Replies: 8
Views: 2810

Re: RESOLVE

I'm not sure the same stat can cover willpower, charisma and intellect. In real life a person can be a natural at one of those and terrible at either of the other two. Also from what I remember of this in the gamebooks it was more just about willpower and courage. Something else I wonder about is ho...
by SkinnyOrc
Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Red-Eyes = cursed or mutated Sightmasters?
Replies: 9
Views: 3141

Re: Red-Eyes = cursed or mutated Sightmasters?

Thanks for the info by the way!
by SkinnyOrc
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Red-Eyes = cursed or mutated Sightmasters?
Replies: 9
Views: 3141

Re: Red-Eyes = cursed or mutated Sightmasters?

I guess that would mean the Red-Eyes are native to Khare and have spread out from there. Also the ability must now be passed on to their children, otherwise the ones born outside the city wouldn't have it. Going back to original idea behind the thread I wouldn't have seen a connection between the Si...
by SkinnyOrc
Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Another look at SKILL
Replies: 12
Views: 3149

Re: Another look at SKILL

I was thinking that you get rid of special skill points but keep special skills. Ah okay, yep I did think you meant Special Skills at zero and also still at 1, 2, etc. Special Skills without points certainly works if you want to keep it simpler on that side of things. Personally like I was saying I...
by SkinnyOrc
Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Another look at SKILL
Replies: 12
Views: 3149

Re: Another look at SKILL

I guess SKILL represents your level of expertise, rather than any particular attribute. Exactly. It's in some ways similar to "Level" in some other RPGs, both having an effect on general combat ability and the chance of surviving what other people wouldn't. If you don't think their experience as an...
by SkinnyOrc
Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: AFF being stopped?
Replies: 8
Views: 2893

Re: AFF being stopped?

It's probably just that Sorcerers of Ur-Turuk, Maelstrom and Human(ish) had their own mini-sites while AFF was part of the main site that's being rebuilt. Also those parts of the website were in better shape as far as broken links and missing pics, so I'd guess they were seen as okay to leave as is ...
by SkinnyOrc
Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Red-Eyes = cursed or mutated Sightmasters?
Replies: 9
Views: 3141

Re: Red-Eyes = cursed or mutated Sightmasters?

Yeah go on, anyone reading the thread who doesn't want to know already has plenty of warning. I remember you said before the electronic version of Khare had a lot of extra background info.
by SkinnyOrc
Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Life on Barsoom - AFF2 gazzetteer
Replies: 12
Views: 2996

Re: Life on Barsoom - AFF2 gazzetteer

That's a serious piece of work! The English looks pretty good to me although some work on the formatting would make it easier to read. I haven't read the Barsoom books (on my list after I finish off the Lankhmar and Conan books) but apart from my then girlfriend, now wife, I was the only person I kn...