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Postby Punstarr on Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:49 am

Hey Tom, can you roll me a percentage so I can at least get started on my Skills?
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Postby Tom the Fanboy on Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:33 pm

Punstarr wrote:Hey Tom, can you roll me a percentage so I can at least get started on my Skills?


For your education, I got a 36. Your character went to a trade school or received on the job training.
Two skill programs (note restrictions)
Eight secondary skills.

If your character has been on Rifts Earth long enough you can select up to 3 Rifts style skills as Secondary Skills. Like some of the Lores, Energy WPs, and so on.

I'm confident that three of you are ready to go, so how many more?
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Postby Punstarr on Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:22 pm

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Punstarr wrote:Hey Tom, can you roll me a percentage so I can at least get started on my Skills?


For your education, I got a 36. Your character went to a trade school or received on the job training.
Two skill programs (note restrictions)
Eight secondary skills.

If your character has been on Rifts Earth long enough you can select up to 3 Rifts style skills as Secondary Skills. Like some of the Lores, Energy WPs, and so on.

I'm confident that three of you are ready to go, so how many more?


Sweet, thanks man. I'll get on those skills.
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Postby Thunderhowl on Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:54 am

OK! I'm back from vacation, and though my computer is still FUBAR I at least have access here at work...so that's something.

Tom, my sheet's 90% done, I just need to roll stats, crunch combat bonuses and fill in percentages. I'll take the German Shepard breed, just please don't screw me into unplayability with the drawback roll, ok? :shifty:
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Postby Tom the Fanboy on Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:28 am

Thunderhowl wrote:Tom, my sheet's 90% done, I just need to roll stats, crunch combat bonuses and fill in percentages. I'll take the German Shepard breed, just please don't screw me into unplayability with the drawback roll, ok? :shifty:


Hey, no worries! You took the risk and it paid off! I rolled a 39 and that gives you

Exceptional Sense of Direction and Balance
+20% to Land Navigation
+10% to wilderness Survival
+5% to Gymnastics skills (which should help supplement the lack of Parkour :wink: )
and here's the cool part, +1 to Perception rolls.

I think that "mutation abnormality" works pretty well for your existing concept!

Keep it coming people, I plan on starting the character sheet thread right after Halloween if I don't get any more characters.
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Postby Thunderhowl on Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:11 am

WOO!
Thanks dude!
I'm curious about the Perception thing. Is that a house rule or something they added in the Ultimate Edition? I don't remember it from the Megaversal system anywhere...
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Postby Tom the Fanboy on Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:55 am

Perception checks were made official in the Ultimate Edition but they had been referenced in sourcebooks for years. The method for calculating your base Perception bonus is fun.

Tak your IQ.
Go to the ME chart for your save vs Psionics bonus.
The bonus your IQ score would gain is your Perception bonus.

Perception Check, how people noticed things before Spot.
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ok finally

Postby Thedon on Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:21 pm

yay..
Ok i'm going with
Wolfen Tundra Ranger.
will send ya pm there Tom, of stats and such.
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Postby Tom the Fanboy on Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:28 pm

thedon, don't worry about rolling the attributes yet though. Just a reminder. We're going to save the dice rolls for the OC thread where we'll post our character sheets.

Dogboy, Wolfen, Cyber-Minotaur, Elf.....

So...uh...any humans?
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Postby Punstarr on Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:08 pm

My character is -technically- human... :roll:
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Postby Thunderhowl on Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:20 am

My Dogboy has human DNA. :P
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Postby Tom the Fanboy on Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:43 am

True, I forgot the D-Bee humanoid with super powers.

>_< to both of you guys! >_<
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Postby Punstarr on Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:07 am

... and until Kevin S changed his mind about RIFTS Earth's origins, the Heroes Unlimited world was RIFTS Earth's actual past. That used to be official, right from Kevin's mouth according to someone I knew. I had a buddy/GM/freelance writer who was in negotiations with Palladium to write RIFTS:Italy many years ago. He had some sweet ideas for a Wolfen empire. Dunno if it ever got done since my friend moved out of state and I haven't seen him since.
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Postby Tom the Fanboy on Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:56 am

Punstarr wrote: I had a buddy/GM/freelance writer who was in negotiations with Palladium to write RIFTS:Italy many years ago. He had some sweet ideas for a Wolfen empire. Dunno if it ever got done since my friend moved out of state and I haven't seen him since.


I saw that stuff in the Rifter, I liked the style of the Wolfen Roman Empire but it was a little silly since it would've been stuck between the Gargoyles and their suppliers in Egypt. I definitely liked the hypertech Roman style though.
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Postby Punstarr on Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:52 pm

Seriously? Do you still have that Rifter? If so, was the guy's name who did the Roman Wolfen stuff Mike? If so that's awesome. Means he at least got his stuff out there, if not in an actual worldbook.

EDIT: So what should I do with these skills and such for my RIFTS character? Just hang onto them until you post the OOC thread?
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Postby Thunderhowl on Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:30 am

Speaking of the OOC thread, I know we'll be using Invisible Castle for our die rolls, and that Tom has a cunning plan to whip up something for our character sheets. Is there any other resources online that we are going to need? Does anyone know of a System Resource Document online for Rifts? I'm curious to figure out the differences between Rifts and Rifts: Ultimate Edition.

Tom, do you want us to PM you with copies of our sheets before we actually start play in case you need us to change anything around?
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Postby Tom the Fanboy on Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:42 pm

PMs are a great idea Thunderhowl. That way we'll have as much cleaned up as possible.

Take this weekend to relax everyone.
I have a feeling we aren't going to be getting any new players and I'll be creating the OC thread to finalize everything before next Friday.

Also, take a peek at my character sheet and see if you'd like any changes. :wink:
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Postby Tom the Fanboy on Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:21 pm

I almost spent 200 dollars today at our local new&used bookstore (Powell's if you've been to Portland). I finally got a copy Rift's Africa, with the original cover, to round out my collection. I've now got worldbooks 1-21!
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Postby Punstarr on Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:44 pm

Sweet, dude!

Yeah I used to go to Powell's all the time. Nowadays though, a 2 hour drive is too long just to go to a bookstore. I live up in Olympia. :)
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Postby Thunderhowl on Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:38 am

Tom the Fanboy wrote:Also, take a peek at my character sheet and see if you'd like any changes. :wink:


Where is this "character sheet" you speak of. Did I miss the post? :-?
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