Author Topic: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!  (Read 68692 times)

Offline Marx-93

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #75 on: February 04, 2016, 03:08:26 pm »
Looking forward to seeing what your NPC is like! I'll probably being (attempting) to make a character who is kind of like a loveable alpha bitch.

Actually Arraxis, you're probably one of the only ones who will recognize the reference pic for my NPC. Feel free to panic once you see it~~

Good Gravy Man!  One question: How can your character have skills when I haven't even detailed most of them yet?  Oh well~ 

Well, with skills, I meant traits, I mean, abilities, I mean, uhh... things he should be good at according to his backstory and character.

As the first one is a puny male instructor, I supposed the whole skill-set would be fairly different for him. I mean, I suppose there's not a "Being able to teach about Adalstier with his eyes closes while gentlemanly drinking tea on his luxurious couch" skill?

As the second one is supposed to be an NPC Maid instructor, I thought about making his "power" more vague so that you can polish any edge, but at the same time she's supposed to be pretty strong (in the sense I supposed Combat Maid instructors for this Barrier City were supposed to be fairly powerful seasoned Maids). However, you went and put the Elements, so now I can't help but get all sort of cool ideas on my head...
Why can only the evil have empires, power and majestic theme music? I reclaim the possibility of creating the Federal-democratic-free Empire! A (democratic) tyranny fueled by the Power of Love!

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Offline Arraxis

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #76 on: February 04, 2016, 08:34:35 am »
Specific reference to me, Marx knows I'm a fan of Mobile Suit Gundam... this could be interesting.

Offline BlackStarLine

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #77 on: February 04, 2016, 09:44:34 am »
Dibs on Vidrein as my primary element! Skadia is the secondary.

Offline WhydidIbuytheunionfrigate

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #78 on: February 04, 2016, 01:04:34 pm »
Ok, so if we can choose a primary and secondary Engine, what effect does that play into our abilities? WHat I mean is, if we can create our of strategies and skills, does that mean that our primary Engine's abilities will supersede or at least take on a the majority of our skills while the secondary Engine will either back up our own powers, support our allies, or cover a particular weakness? Basically, why should we choose two Engine types? Isn't that like Hybrid Classing?

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Offline Gamerjunkie

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #79 on: February 04, 2016, 02:48:29 pm »
Wooly, you mentioned that the Engines are wrist-mounted. Right now I'm just kinda picturing a crystal Pip-Boy. How accurate is my imagination in this regard?
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Offline Revontulet

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #80 on: February 04, 2016, 11:04:41 pm »
I envision them as gauntlets GJ, with a glowing crystal on the back of ones hand.  I think questions one might be to ask instead:

Are all engines standardized in apperance?
Are thier locations worn also based upon element?
How much can one engine be customizable?
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Offline Gamerjunkie

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #81 on: February 04, 2016, 05:05:33 pm »
How durable are the crystals? Is there any chance of them being shattered when hit?

You've also mentioned the existence of monsters. What sort of creatures are they? By this I mean are they more fantastical (dragons, manticores) or realistic (bears, tigers).
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Offline mrgw4

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #82 on: February 05, 2016, 02:41:04 am »
On a much less important note are calenders the same or have such things been lost to the mists of time? If calendars are the same what year is it?
yes everything I say can and will have a typo in it.

Offline woolyshambler

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #83 on: February 05, 2016, 08:44:04 am »
Ok, so if we can choose a primary and secondary Engine, what effect does that play into our abilities? WHat I mean is, if we can create our of strategies and skills, does that mean that our primary Engine's abilities will supersede or at least take on a the majority of our skills while the secondary Engine will either back up our own powers, support our allies, or cover a particular weakness? Basically, why should we choose two Engine types? Isn't that like Hybrid Classing?

I think the answer to all those questions is... yes.  The secondary Element is merely meant to give your Maids more options.  Take Eli for example.  Her secondary Element is Aevum.  Why?  So that she can wield a giant weapon and doesn't tire out so easily while doing her crazy speed stunts.  Is she ever going to heal someone at Death's door or throw an entire truck at someone?  No.

Wooly, you mentioned that the Engines are wrist-mounted. Right now I'm just kinda picturing a crystal Pip-Boy. How accurate is my imagination in this regard?
I envision them as gauntlets GJ, with a glowing crystal on the back of ones hand.  I think questions one might be to ask instead:

Are all engines standardized in apperance?
Are thier locations worn also based upon element?
How much can one engine be customizable?

Rev is correct.  As mentioned on a previous post, Adalstier Engines are often fashioned as gauntlets.  Adalstier Engines look dramatically different between normal and combat situations.  Ordinarily, they'll look much more like bracers (the Maids need their hand to do stuff after all) than anything.  If a Maid is engaging the Engine for battle, armored plates slide out of these ingeniously designed devices while bright lights and backgrounds flash nonsensically in an impressive transformation scene.  In battle, Adalstier Engines look far more like medieval armored gauntlets, albeit ones lit up with whatever color light your crystal is associated with.  Some Adalstier Engines have pointed fingers shaped like claws, others are smooth, some might even be partially fingerless.  Flourishes (within reason, unless you want your Maid lugging around a 20 kilo Engine clamped to her arm) and decorations are certainly present on many Engines, although some Maids might favor more stripped down and utilitarian Engines.

Engines are not standard in appearance (more or less spelled out for you above).  Some can be ornate and decorative, some are organic and disturbing in appearance, others are just downright plain.  It's a reflection of the Maid who wears it, really.  Go ape with the color, material (metal, plastic, leather), etc. of the Engine too.

All Engines are worn on the Maid's non-dominant hand and, like I said, the crystal is positioned on the dorsum of the forearm (that's the same side as the back of your hand/where the face of a watch would be).  Usually Adalstier Engines are at least half the length of a Maid's arm; the crystal itself accounts for at least half that length as well.  Some Engines are short, barely long enough to hold the crystal and barely come half way up the arm.  Others might just about reach the elbow.  No Engines go past the elbow.  That's silly.  Maids don't like looking silly.

Some Maids take to customizing their own Engines (rather, taking them to a certain someone in the Lyceum for alterations).  So many Engines have stories behind them, however, that most young Maids keep their Engine's basic appearance after inheriting it as a show of respect for the Maids that came before her. 

How durable are the crystals? Is there any chance of them being shattered when hit?

They're a hell of a lot more durable than your Maids.  Let's just say that if something's shattering your Maid's Adalstier crystal, you might as well just say "GG" and pack it in.  Seriously though, these Engines have passed down through generations, sometimes even a dozen generations of Maids; you don't think all of those Maids retired quietly do you?

You've also mentioned the existence of monsters. What sort of creatures are they? By this I mean are they more fantastical (dragons, manticores) or realistic (bears, tigers).

So the monsters are certainly a threat to most folks in the world.  For Maids they might range from nuisances to "Aw... crap."  They're just about as fantastical as your Maids are.

On a much less important note are calenders the same or have such things been lost to the mists of time? If calendars are the same what year is it?

As I said earlier; 7 day calendar.  It's now 1214 of the Third Age.  That's 1,214 years after the last First Airship crashed and the end of the Second.


So... some folks seem to be letting their imaginations run wild with the powers I detailed yesterday.  That's good.  That's the point.  Time to bring it back down to "reality" and make you aware of what your powers can and can't do.  Also, lest we forget, you are all first year students at the Lyceum.  I'd wager you're all undoubtedly a talented lot, but let's be honest: some of the moves the faculty are showing you are going to be pretty nigh impossible for your Maids to pull off in a meaningful way until late game.  Also remember that manipulating Adalstier takes enormous efforts of concentration and willpower, no matter what Element you've chosen.  Your Maids will only have so much stamina and there will be some kind of economy (I've worked out a basic concept, but I want to finalize everything before rolling it out to you guys.  Get it?  Rolling?) that will make it impossible for you to "spam" or go straight to ludicrous speed without thinking hard about whether or not it's worth it.  Last thing you want is to run out of dice to roll in the middle of a session.  Oh, and you remember how your bodies have some Adalstier that your Maids use to resonate with the Engine?  Push too hard and serious health effects begin to manifest; this is why you'll never see Maids using Adalstier manipulation outside of competitions or battle. 

Some pitfalls to the various Elements that might not have been apparent at first glance yesterday:

Leysa: You can twist space and time all you like, but a wall's a wall and armor is armor.  Leysa Maids cannot teleport beyond contiguous barriers and have no ability to deal with heavy armor and the like beyond the weapon they wield.  Also, although Leysa Maids are able to run/dodge/and perform feats of acrobatics that no other Maids can match, they've got just as limited stamina as anyone else.  Enemies that can endure a Leysa Maid's lightning strikes might simply knuckle down and wait her out, wearing her out by sheer attrition.

Aevum: Sure you might be bullet proof in limited fashion, being able to heal and the like, but pain from injuries is no less real for Aevum Maids than anyone else.  Also, although they might have tremendous resilience, an attack that definitively kills an Aevum Maid or one of her sisters will afford no opportunity for her to use Aevum to her advantage; healing doesn't work if you're already dead. 

Cyseince:  Cyseince Maids look flashy, drawing crystal barriers out of air and the like, but remember that it's still just air.  It might stop some fat otaku from punching you or running away, but a speeding vehicle or truck sized monster charging you?  Good luck with that.  Also, Cyseince Maids can only really resonate effectively with materials close by; ideally with a physical connection to it.  If a Cyseince Maid is touching something, she'll resonate with it before you can blink; something further away might take many seconds or even up to a minute before any appreciable effect is noticed. 

Skadia:  Ah.  The glass cannon.  Well this one's disadvantages were pretty clearly outlined so I won't go further into it.  Remember what I said before about burning the candle at both ends and the health effects?  You can add one and two together.

Vidrein:  So I touched earlier on how Vidrein Maids needed to know exactly what they were trying to materialize.  By exactly, I mean exactly.  If your Maid can't physically assemble the weapon she's trying to manifest from basic components blindfolded, she's probably not going to abstract it in enough detail to produce a functional weapon.  Also remember that whatever weapon a Maid is manifesting has to be "real."  Just because you're imagining a weapon that fires pure energy doesn't mean you're going to make one that actually does.  Vidrein Maids also cannot violate the principle of Conservation of Adalstier.  You can't make Adalstier.  Ever.

Oh, and in case anyone was wondering what Eli's favorite weapon to use is:

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Offline Gamerjunkie

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #84 on: February 05, 2016, 12:51:46 am »
Do maids only have one crystal with two elemental alignments, or two crystals, each with one alignment?
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Offline woolyshambler

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #85 on: February 05, 2016, 09:03:06 am »
Do maids only have one crystal with two elemental alignments, or two crystals, each with one alignment?

The Engine only has one crystal with the Primary alignment.  The secondary represents your Maid attempting to use her own crystal for a different Elemental manipulation; she can compensate to a degree through training and dedicated study, but she'll never be able to manipulate as well as someone with the appropriate alignment.

Online Elvis Strunk

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #86 on: February 05, 2016, 09:19:14 am »
I finally have decent questions to ask! What would happen if someone put on a second Engine? Of their Element? Of their Secondary? Furthermore, what would happen if they put on only one Engine, of a different Element? I assume their main Element would only be partially effective, while the Secondary/whichever other wouldn't gain all that much from it, so you'd end up a lot weaker overall. I also recall you stating that the Engine chooses the Maid, so even putting on a secon probably wouldn't be all that effective, but.. it never hurts to ask~

Offline woolyshambler

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #87 on: February 05, 2016, 09:49:33 am »
I finally have decent questions to ask! What would happen if someone put on a second Engine? Of their Element? Of their Secondary? Furthermore, what would happen if they put on only one Engine, of a different Element? I assume their main Element would only be partially effective, while the Secondary/whichever other wouldn't gain all that much from it, so you'd end up a lot weaker overall. I also recall you stating that the Engine chooses the Maid, so even putting on a secon probably wouldn't be all that effective, but.. it never hurts to ask~

Correct!  The Engine chooses the Maid!  So your Maid's unlikely to find a second Engine that wants to pair with her if she's already wearing one.  More than that, remember those health effects?  Let's talk about that for a moment.

So your Maids all have some Adalstier dust incorporated into their bodies.  This dust is everywhere really, but most folks just breathe and eat it without any ill effects.  Maids, for whatever reason, incorporate quantities of it in their own bodies, the basis of their ability to resonate with an Adalstier Engine.  Over their lifetime, Maids continue to incorporate larger and larger Adalstier deposits in their bodies, another reason why they grow more powerful as they age and train.  Well, too much of a good thing turns out to be a pretty bad thing indeed. 

In its extreme form, Adalstier poisoning results in the literal crystallization of internal organs, for which there is no effective treatment.  Maids with advanced Adalstier poisoning suffer from debilitating pain and physical handicaps, severe illness, multi-organ failure, and death.  It's not a pretty way to go and probably the worse end for a Maid in many of their minds. 

Prolonged and excessively intensive use of the Adalstier Engine seems to accelerate the process of accumulating Adalstier in a Maid's body, another reason why many Maids are unable to continue active duty on the front lines as they push into their 40's and why Skadia maids are hit hardest by Adalstier poisoning.  Because of this, Maids need to be careful not to exceed their own ability to manipulate Adalstier as pushing too hard might have permanent effects on their physique, intelligence, etc, as their organs build up Adalstier deposits and stop functioning properly.  Maids also never use their Engines for mundane tasks or out of laziness as doing so would effectively reduce their operational and literal lifespans.

In short, doubling up on Adalstier Engines, even if it were possible, would be a one way ticket to the hospice for comfort care.  Don't try it. 

Offline Arraxis

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #88 on: February 05, 2016, 04:49:27 am »
Interesting to hear about Adalstier poisoning. How does that affect Aevum Maids, who have more power over their own bodies? You said before, I think, that they can be strong even later on in life? Also, do they maintain a youthful appearance, or would that just risk poisoning themselves?

For Cyseince, if they formed a crystal barrier of some sort in front of them, could they continuously elongate it, using it as an object to increase their range?

Offline WeAreTheMeta

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #89 on: February 05, 2016, 09:14:03 am »
For Vidrein, it's more difficult to make something appear or to change something's material?

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