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Re: Punch ups and punch lines and shipping [oh my]
« Reply #1980 on: March 20, 2019, 04:58:59 PM »

6 - 3 - 9 - 2 - 2 - 9 - 9 - 9 - 9 - 4
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Purple-handed peep Volger with a flash tattoo hoverboarding around the Lynx in the blue hour with adreneline coursing through his penguins while failing to own the sunset! In a hoop skirt.

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Re: Punch ups and punch lines and shipping [oh my]
« Reply #1981 on: March 20, 2019, 05:10:53 PM »

5 Successes!

You sprint toward the material figure, who at this range you can get a much better look at. They're skinny, whatever they are, and look as if they've been lacquered, black smoke pools in the air like ink in water behind their twitchy movements, as rare as they are, and a sort of unclean darkness sluices off their body in drips and buckets. Their clothes are plastered against their body as if they're drenched with something, and their skin, what you can see of it, is a dark grey with red nails. What isn't covered by their voluminous and coat criss-crossed with belts and ropes is bandaged tightly with black silk or [in the case of their head] a conical, lacquered bamboo hat and wooden mask. They're currently tapping their fingers together in an almost comically villainous manner and giggling inanely, and they make a hilarious wheezing and choking noise when you throw yourself out of cover, forward-flip over their head while holding up the cloth as you spin laterally, wrapping it around their throat and drawing it tight.

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Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

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Re: Punch ups and punch lines and shipping [oh my]
« Reply #1982 on: March 21, 2019, 02:43:18 AM »

8 - 9 - 6 - 6 - 4 - 8
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Re: Punch ups and punch lines and shipping [oh my]
« Reply #1983 on: March 21, 2019, 09:43:04 PM »

3 successes!

Neomah roll: 1 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 9

1 success!

Dark figure's roll: 3 - 9 - 10 - 3 - 7 - 10

6 successes!

Order of turns:

Tick 0: Dark figure
Tick 1:
Tick 2:
Tick 3: Lifen
Tick 4
Tick 5: Neomah guards
Tick 6:
Tick 7:


[Why am I suddenly mentioning ticks which I only attempted to use once and absolutely buggered up? Because I think I've finally figured out how they work! Basically, who ever is on tick 0 is acting right now, then they flick down to the tick that matches the speed of the action they're taking. So grappling is a speed 6 action, and the Figure is grappling with you, hence as soon as their turn is over they'll drop down to tick 6 as everyone else will go up one tick. [Lifen to 2, Neomah to 4] and they'll all tick up again and again until the next person [Lifen!] hits tick 0. If Lifen grapples she'll go down to tick 6, the neomah will get their turn in a tick or two and so on. I am going to sleep on this to decide if I'm actually gonna use this but I THINK I might because a bunch of abilities affect speed, which doesn't work without ticks. I might just continue with the rounds system. Which would you guys prefer?]

Edit: There's a nifty little gizmo that shows how ticks work here: http://www.miketilly.com/exalted/combat_ticker.html# Just click tick and see what happens!
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抹茶のマーブルレアチーズケーキ

Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzcQxRr1cSw

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Re: Punch ups and punch lines and shipping [oh my]
« Reply #1984 on: March 22, 2019, 03:07:13 AM »

Ticks sound very cool :O
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Re: Punch ups and punch lines and shipping [oh my]
« Reply #1985 on: March 22, 2019, 12:58:30 PM »

They ARE very cool! Because the way they work means that there's no fixed turn order like in other rpgs? People slide up and down the order by taking quick but weak or slow but powerful actions and that sort of thing, so sometimes it's even possible to give yourself two turns in a row against a slow opponent, or even have both of you act at the exact same time! So you know that thing in movies and stuff where two people rush at each other and swing and then one or both of them falls down dead? That's when people attack on the same tick.

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The Dark Figure clutches at its throat, caught by surprise and hissing so loudly you see froth flecking the corners of their mask's open mouth. "Nno!" It manages to squeeze out.
So this one can talk apparently.

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WILLPOWER: Spending one willpower adds one automatic success

WILLPOWER: 8/8
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抹茶のマーブルレアチーズケーキ

Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzcQxRr1cSw
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