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Menina Morte, and those are Ruby, Saphire, Emerald, Big Bones and the rest of our merry group. Just getting to meet our new neighbours. To who do we owe the pleasure?
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"And Arodatam seems to be using the future version of Katherine’s hunter blades.”
"Sorry, what? Who? Mine?" Katherine's attention suddenly snapped back to the conversation at hand.
Wears a 8012-TerceiromêsShi-Y nanosuit and wields Katherine Fangs. The twin indestructible blades of the legendary pirate hunter from long ago, thought forever lost after her final battle against the Aether Phantom Fleet.
|1st||+0||+0||+0||+2||Stolen System, Mechajack I, Sneak Attack +1d6|
|2nd||+1||+0||+0||+3||Mechajack I Spirited, Spirit|
|3rd||+2||+1||+1||+3||Sneak Attack +2d6, Trapfinding|
|4th||+3||+1||+1||+4||Mechajack II, Bonus Feat|
|5th||+3||+1||+1||+4||Sneak Attack +3d6, Uncanny Dodge|
|6th||+4||+2||+2||+5||Mechajack II, Spirit|
|7th||+5||+2||+2||+5||Sneak Attack +4d6, Evasion|
|8th||+6/+1||+2||+2||+6||Mechajack III, Spirit|
|9th||+6/+||+3||+3||+6||Sneak Attack +5d6, Improved Uncanny Dodge|
|10th||+7/+2||+3||+3||+7||Mechajack III, Bonus Feat|
|11th||+8/+3||+3||+3||+7||Sneak Attack +6d6, Improved Evasion|
|12th||+9/+4||+4||+4||+8||Mechajack IV, Spirit|
|13th||+9/+4||+4||+4||+8||Sneak Attack +7d6, Skill Mastery|
|14th||+10/+5||+4||+4||+9||Mechajack IV, Spirit|
|15th||+11/+6/+1||+5||+5||+9||Sneak Attack +8d6, Opportunist|
|16th||+12/+7/+2||+5||+5||+10||Mechajack V, Bonus Feat|
|17th||+12/+7/+2||+5||+5||+10||Sneak Attack +9d6, Crippling Strike|
|18th||+13/+8/+3||+6||+6||+11||Mechajack V, Spirit|
|19th||+14/+9/+4||+6||+6||+11||Sneak Attack +10d6, Bonus Feat|
" And besides, I'm fairly sure none of us fall under a reliable category for them to trust, much less be manipulated by.”: “You really sure about that, Hugo? SK Anima supposedly was developing living weapons for the Devastation War in Parum. And who was the biggest living weapon created during that time (in more than one sense of the word)? Amaterasu, so I bet they’re connected somehow. And Arodatam seems to be using the future version of Katherine’s hunter blades. That would imply some degree of respect and trust if you ask me.”
" Nei, do you have any idea where Miun is right now?":Murasaki, a surface map of Ragol please?
Which console is that for again?
Do we still need to use spoilers considering everyone's together again?
"Sorry I'm late, I had some things to attend to concerning the lab specimens we found on our mission. What did I miss?"Murasaki’s hologram pops up.
":”Why don’t we just fight them side by side? It’s what big bro Rolf did and everything went just… Ok, I can see why that may not be the best plan. So let’s try thinking like big sister… How about we split up so each of us infiltrates a different side and that way we can better support each other and manipulate things behind the scenes? Ugh, that left a bad taste in my mouth...”
Therefore, we need to gather information about the future. In order to do that, we need to pick which of the future 'sides' to approach in order to further our objective.
Everyone with me so far?"
It sounds like the teams are already picked and will be "revealed" soon. So this whole thing sounds like more of an exhibition match... Why was it announced after the teams had been picked, if it's a real contest?
Guys, guys, guys.
Let's just agree teenagers are terrible people.
Can't agree, I know some decent teenagers.
Ups, fixed.-Replaced with "Every class skill is a class skill for the Soul Soldier."Should that be "Every skill is a class skill for the Soul Soldier"? Otherwise it's a bit tautological. Just to clarify (and I think the answer is "no") do skill checks count as activated abilities from a class for the purpose of Soul Speech?
Done.-Made the Soul Speech anything soul-related with at least 9 wordsIt just says "9 words" in the description, please add the "at least".
I still feel like once a round is a bit too often on the soul speech thing, and since I've been known to use two unique Unlimited Blade Works chants in three rounds in the past that's really saying something . A SRW "round" can be anywhere from a minute to an hour depending on the scenario, after all, and a D&D round is 1/10th that.Hmmm, do you have any specific examples for hour-long turns? Because literally every time I remember the game saying "you have X turns to do this" the characters will say "we need to do this in X minutes".
Maybe something like "To use any activated ability from any class (not just Soul Soldier), the Soul Soldier must have made a speech about souls of at least nine words in the previous 30 seconds." That's a reasonably long time in roleplaying but not so long that it gets forgotten, plus it mandates making such a speech at the beginning of an encounter regardless.Well 30 seconds sounds like a good middlepoint, so going with that (still interested in hearing when did exactly a SRW game went with hour-long turns).
Good compromises and changes on the rest. The class is still very powerful, but now at least it's no longer too onerous to use for roleplaying purposes and too OP to not use for minmaxing.Yay, thank you for more of your help!
Is listening, chilling, mulling over massive info dumps. Honestly just not sure overall what to do about any of this.
"Oh, you wanted a better view? I'm sure that could be arranged,": “Hehe, you’re pretty cute Amaterasu, but the right swimsuit would make you even cuter. Although I have to admit your ability to control steam has a charm all of its own, but showing off everything right away just isn’t as good.”
"I'm more used to practical applications than time travel, but I guess having the 'present' Mao meet the future Mao would be bad unless we want to see exactly what happens when you trigger a time paradox. Though that can't be much of a concern given the world's still around... maybe we just have to do well enough to set up a time loop after all.": “Ah yes, this a business meeting. But aren’t time loops bad? We’ll be stuck doing the same thing over and over and over...”
"Adequately put, Amaterasu. The 'future' Mao could be actively attempting to prevent any use of her current status or identity precisely to keep her 'current' self in the dark - at least if the Chalybus database is anything to go by.: “I showed you all I have. I got them from Miun, an android we found while on a mission in the Aridian desert here in Ragol. Here’s a pic of her.”
We do have a practical piece of data we can get from this, though. Either the Nei in that video is not you, or your knowing of these time travel shenanigans doesn't have any direct impact on the future. According to Chalybus, Mao is the stalemate factor between ARKAS and the eternals. Something of a balancing factor or detènte if you will. So her alignment with either side could conceivably escalate or precipitate their conflict.
It's the crazy future self me going self-service on evil juice that I can't wrap my head around. I can't figure out how I could think any of those are a good idea. Or why I'd bother with the cosplay in the first place. Nei, do you have any other videos of 'me' you got handed? For that matter, who gave you that stuff in the first place?"
"But D&D Shouldn’t be an eSport?!
It’s not an eSport. We created something that would make competitive gamers feel safe and comfortable trying out D&D5e for the first time. It’s a new way to display the versatility of combat in D&D5e in a unique setting. We encourage you to respect the way different people play D&D because we know that this will be a fun event and there is no wrong to play D&D, as long as you are having fun!"
Gonna give everyone else a chance to reply before I pitch in again.Following on the above if your character doesn't want to say anything still post something they're listening or Hugo will be forever waiting.
Daniel and Vanessa Salgadinho - Salgadinho can generally mean two things. One is finger foods like mini-quiches and the like. The other is stuff like Doritos or Ruffles potato chips.It is also used as an actual surname (even if not that common) and comes from "salgado" which means salty, hence why used to refer to salty foods.
Captain Tyler - Not a pun, but could be a reference to Irresponsible Captain Tylor.Actually a reference to Phantasy Star II's Tyler. He may appear for only a few moments and have like zero (fan)art besides one face sprite, but he does get a city founded with his name in PSIV where the party gets his space ship as a ride.
So... Soul Soldier. A very powerful class, and yet also so silly.Thank you, I indeed always say Axel as a pretty silly OG character yet quite powerful.
Questions:-Upgrade points too, clarified.
- Soul Science is unclear to me whether it advances Super Robot upgrade points or only stats. Please clarify that and also that it explicitly doesn't advance Arsenal per answer above.
- For advancing maneuvers, does that mean advancing the number available, the PL to use/qualify, or both?
- What happens if they don't make the speech, specifically?
- Class Skills says: "The Soul Soldier's class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are all". Does this mean all skills are class skills, or is that just an incomplete sentence?
Upsides:Well in the SRW games each turn is about 1 minute but that's seemingly enough time for repeating the same words a LOT of times considering every pilot says something from a short selection of lines when attacking/dodging/defending and it's not that rare for a pilot to be attacked a dozen times in a turn. And for bosses who get quite a bit of extra dialogue it gets even sillier the amount of talk they can cram in a single minute, I guess all those super-fast reflexes aren't good just for piloting.
- d12 HD
- Early entry by PrC standards.
- Doesn't lose core Real/Super advancement
- Top level SP growth
- Stacking Reactor III and Regeneration III in four levels. Compare Machinery Warrior, which gets there in five and doesn't stack.
- Fast save advancement on all
- 8 + Intmod skill points
- The final level is part of the benefit of three levels of cross-classing, plus a bonus feat.
- Magitech Knight level required. This is actually odd to me, because the only thing Soul Soldier has in common with Magitech Knight is a strict requirement to use its abilities.
- The mandatory speech is just so weird. It requires the Soul Soldier to say the same 9 words every six seconds.
Suggestions:-Increasing the needed PL plus the skill ranks suggested next would just make it harder for multiclass characters to qualify.
- Raise entry level to PL 5 or 6.
- Remove Magitech Knight entry requirement in favor of some others. For example Kn (Religion, Planes, or Arcana) 8+, must be any Lawful.
- Make the speech less specific, like "In order to use spirits and activated abilities from any class (not just Soul Soldier), the Soul Soldier must make a brief speech about souls once per minute."
- Downtune Soul Symphony and Soul Synchro by either making them non-stacking or only going up to II.
- Weak suggestion: Ban the pilot from benefiting in any way from the Soul System feat, as it seems like the exact opposite of what this class stands for.
- Weak suggestion: Lose the level 5 bonus feat. That level is already great in absolute terms without being Just Better than a class level that gets a bonus feat.