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FA update and flat rate flattery

Posted in Fantasy Adventure, Game design, My games/projects, Uncategorized with tags , on May 17, 2010 by Olorin

I really haven’t had a chance to test even the slight changes in the previous post about Fantasy Adventure, and have already come up with new ones. Good thing I find game design enjoyable. :)

Characters & Abilities

  • Characters can now gain Talents, which are Things You Normally Can’t Do or Don’t Know About. They complement the regular abilities, by giving you some new ways to excercise them. E.g. Traps (to discover traps and secret doors, and to arm, disarm and rearm those), Disguise (disguising yourself, or someone else).
  • Different abilities net you different amount of Talents. A Talent gain happens on levels 4 and 8. Fightering and Rangering give you one Talent per gain. Thievering and Journeymanning give you two per gain. Wizarding and Clericing give none.


  • The magical resource of wizards and clerics is derived from the size of the relevant ability die, dividing its value by two (e.g. d6 -> 3).
  • Magic-users regain their resources by spending one full healing cycle in meditation/worship. The player announces how many resource points she’s trying to regain and multiplies that by two. That’s the difficulty she has to beat with the appropriate ability to succeed. And no, there’s no automatic refresh. You have to put some effort into it, to use that sweet ultimate power.
  • There are no more fixed spheres of incfluence in neither Wizarding or Clericing. The player just picks some keywords for her character, and defines that way what sort of magic-user he is. Examples of applicable keywords: destruction, healing, fire, movement, darkness, death, cursing, blessing, animating, mind etc.
  • How you hurt someone works in a way similarly to healing. The difficulty is based on the intended damage you want to cause. Againts one target, the difficulty is simply the intended damage. Against a group of enemies (like a fireball), you double the intended damage.

Also, I got my beta-invite to Flattr, which I think is an marvelous idea and needs as much support as possible. So if you like my writings and want to Flattr me, go ahead. Here’s the button.

I’m still baffled ’bout how the hell I can actually add it here permanently. If you have any insight on the matter, please speak up.

Currently playing: Abney Park – Airship Pirate


Getting the show back on the road

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on June 6, 2009 by Olorin

Okay, it’s been over a month already, and I think I’m beginning to stabilize enough to get some shit done. Besides, I already have friggin’ three posts on the table, waiting to be finished.

Last weekend I visited the last Tentacles Convention in Germany, and had a blast. Might write a bit about that, too. It was nice to get to compare the finnish and german convention culture.

Until next time, Olorin out.

Currently playing: Manowar – Carry On

Almost saw it coming

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on April 28, 2009 by Olorin

Breaking up with girlfriend, don’t quite feel like updating.

See ya later.

Back from a coma

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on January 8, 2009 by Olorin

Okay, so this project just stagnated pretty neatly, for personal problems that I yet need to tackle. But that doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t at least try to achieve something.

I didn’t make any new year’s resolutions, mainly because I think those are just hogwash meant mainly just for amusement and a nice subject for small talk.

But what if, as my first real new year’s resolution ever, I decide to put up at least two posts a month. Also, if there’s still someone reading, I happily give you my permission to harass me in irc (or via comments, as I get a notification to my email) if it seems that it’s been two weeks and nothing new has been written. (Some channels I hang out in: #praedor@IRCnet, #ropeteoria@IRCnet, #kiukkuinen_orava@IRCnet.)

Currently playing: Manowar – Carry On

And so it begins…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on May 14, 2008 by Olorin

This blog in being created because your’s truly wants to transcribe some campaign/scenario notes, and at the same time practice his english. Those games in which I was a player, will hopefully end up being described from the character’s point of view, and the ones I gamemastered will take less subjective angle. I have at least one Exalted-campaign and one Unknown Armies -scenario on my to-do list, and that’s not the end of it, of course.
The final problem: from where to begin?

Oh yeah, almost forgot. You can call me Olorin.

Currently playing: Babylon 5, Season 5 Main Titles