RPG: Take 3 (Discussion Thread)

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Whoa hey yourself shiny exo-skeletal guy!

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So, are you back for a while?
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I swear that my lucky number haunts me.
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I'm in-and-out, but it'll take me a while to get back to my regular haunts...
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It's true that I tend to be a herald of bad omens.

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I get haunted by the number 119.

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2:3
2-3 = 1*
.'. 119
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119 backwards is 911
911->9/11
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Dick Tracy
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A dapper man dressed in a bright yellow suit, Dick Tracy is a detective extraordinaire. [Insert more background info here]

Obviously, I haven't finished my character, but I will edit this post when I think of what to put for the missing slots.
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Okay, I've given it some thought, and I don't think I'm going to allow you to co-opt other fictional characters like that. Grabbing historical figures is one thing, because the character you're playing will by definition be a fictionalized version of whomever they're based on; this is different, in that there's not much left to fictionalize. (I had debated including Phillip Marlowe as an NPC, but decided against it for the same reason.) Now, that's not to say you can't rip off other fictional characters. For instance, if you changed Dick Tracy's name to Shamus Paddington* and tweaked a few details about his background, I'd be fine with it.

You didn't actually ask for suggestions, but I am going to a couple some anyway. That's all these are, so feel free to disregard them at your leisure.
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For a special feature, you might consider Law Enforcement Powers: You have legitimate legal authority. When you flash your badge, most people suddenly become very cooperative. When you show up at a crime scene or an evidence locker, rookie cops will trip over themselves letting you in. And if you find yourself in a tight spot, you can always call for backup on your two-way wrist radio!)
A good skill to have would probably be Perception. This would cover Search, Listen, and Spot rolls in 3rd Ed. D&D.


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Aw, lameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. If I can't pick Dick Tracy (created in 1931) to play in a 1932 RPG, then count me out. Or, count me in once I think of another one.

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"Big" John Warren, Mob Thug
Special Ability-Gigantism (Unusual size and toughness grants you +1 HP. In addition, on physical attack rolls, a certain margin of success [TBD by Oldrac, master of games] does 2 damage to your target.)
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LordRetard wrote:In addition, on physical attack rolls, a certain margin of success [TBD by Oldrac, master of games] does 2 damage to your target.
Isn't that a little overpowered? Especially considering as how everyone only has two hit points?

Just my two cents, but I think the Gigantism power would be better served by giving you two extra hit points (possibly a better to-hit roll, but I dunno), and leave it at that.
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Edminster wrote:Isn't that a little overpowered? Especially considering as how everyone only has two hit points?

Just my two cents, but I think the Gigantism power would be better served by giving you two extra hit points (possibly a better to-hit roll, but I dunno), and leave it at that.
Point taken. Oldrac has the final call, then.

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