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Forum: A Hand to Dragons Jun 20 '14, 11:44am
Replies: 235
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Posted By vonpenguin
Sorry to say but I don't think I'll be able to...

Sorry to say but I don't think I'll be able to commit to this, it was fun tossing around the few ideas I contributed and reading everything however. I will likely lurk.
Forum: A Hand to Dragons Jun 7 '14, 4:06am
Replies: 23
Views: 339
Posted By vonpenguin
Well if you aren't comfortable just handing back...

Well if you aren't comfortable just handing back the points when you see someone willingly playing up a weakness maybe something where the player declares the trigger will be in effect during the...
Forum: A Hand to Dragons Jun 7 '14, 1:37am
Replies: 23
Views: 339
Posted By vonpenguin
Mostly the triggers I'd say. The regaining a...

Mostly the triggers I'd say. The regaining a destiny point is something I really like. I'm a big savage world fan and that has a similar, if less structured, mechanic.
Forum: A Hand to Dragons Jun 6 '14, 11:49pm
Replies: 23
Views: 339
Posted By vonpenguin
I'm not sure how I feel about the flaw benefits,...

I'm not sure how I feel about the flaw benefits, Just something about the triggers seems to lean towards certain interpretations, it's not something I can quite put my finger on at the moment.
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Forum: A Hand to Dragons Jun 6 '14, 5:05pm
Replies: 235
Views: 1,854
Posted By vonpenguin
I have an idea for a squire/newly minted knight,...

I have an idea for a squire/newly minted knight, an intellectually inclined heir, or a scarred up old vetern. Depends on what the house I go with needs really.
Forum: A Hand to Dragons Jun 5 '14, 3:34am
Replies: 235
Views: 1,854
Posted By vonpenguin
As someone that just finished the first book, HOW...

As someone that just finished the first book, HOW THE HELL DID NO ONE THINK OF THAT FOR BRAN THEN?
Forum: A Hand to Dragons Jun 3 '14, 10:35am
Replies: 235
Views: 1,854
Posted By vonpenguin
Yeah, just haven't had anything constructive to...

Yeah, just haven't had anything constructive to add in addition to some real life business
Forum: Gaming Discussion May 30 '14, 12:46am
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By vonpenguin
The main issue with Shadowrun Hacking is that it...

The main issue with Shadowrun Hacking is that it is so reliant on the setting having virtual reality.

I think Fate would probably handle this quite well, with aspects, stunts, and declarations all...
Forum: A Hand to Dragons May 24 '14, 5:28pm
Replies: 51
Views: 444
Posted By vonpenguin
Infighting would be interesting. Factions could...

Infighting would be interesting. Factions could be over weather to stick to the faith or "adapt to the times", about the roll of chivalry, or even about something entirely petty (which would be funny...
Forum: A Hand to Dragons May 24 '14, 1:36pm
Replies: 63
Views: 624
Posted By vonpenguin
I like that quite a bit. It makes them a house of...

I like that quite a bit. It makes them a house of likeable schemers as opposed to the more mercantile based schemers in the dragonstone house.
Forum: Gaming Discussion May 23 '14, 2:58am
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By vonpenguin
Our world has some alternate dresden aspects. Or...

Our world has some alternate dresden aspects. Or you could turn it into something of a general code of honor or make her a militant feminist.
Forum: A Hand to Dragons May 19 '14, 4:23pm
Replies: 151
Views: 1,432
Posted By vonpenguin
Riffing off the seahorse as the animal the words...

Riffing off the seahorse as the animal the words could be related to their courtship rituals or the myth that they mate for life, so something exposing courtly love or loyalty?

Or perhaps...
Forum: Gaming Discussion May 19 '14, 4:08pm
Replies: 113
Views: 1,791
Posted By vonpenguin
Wouldn't reincarnation require at least an...

Wouldn't reincarnation require at least an in-universe decade or two between characters?
Forum: A Hand to Dragons May 19 '14, 3:00pm
Replies: 63
Views: 624
Posted By vonpenguin
Well if people want to make indoor plumbing a...

Well if people want to make indoor plumbing a house priority I don't see why not. A few "visionaries" sprinkled throughout the house history, maybe a few grandmaesters in their past? Or well not the...
Forum: A Hand to Dragons May 19 '14, 2:58am
Replies: 63
Views: 624
Posted By vonpenguin
Sewers are a holding in out of strife, not...

Sewers are a holding in out of strife, not compatible with your houserules but I think it exists but is not something most people utilize in any large scale capacity.
Forum: Gaming Discussion May 17 '14, 9:31am
Replies: 33
Rules Q&A Downtime Broken?
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Posted By vonpenguin
It's not bad, I just assumed that it is not the...

It's not bad, I just assumed that it is not the default goal of a campaign. Even if a character wants it they usually have bigger issues.
Forum: Gaming Discussion May 17 '14, 7:47am
Replies: 113
Views: 1,791
Posted By vonpenguin
It''s not a matter of stakes so much as a matter...

It''s not a matter of stakes so much as a matter of in one case the players initiated it without an advantage so if they die it is their fault, in the other they are at a disadvantage and the gm...
Forum: A Hand to Dragons May 17 '14, 7:29am
Replies: 235
Views: 1,854
Posted By vonpenguin
Now what will be your stance on us apping more...

Now what will be your stance on us apping more than one house? I have a few ideas and also want to be able to back out if I happen to post something that steps on toes without not having a character...
Forum: Gaming Discussion May 17 '14, 4:31am
Replies: 113
Views: 1,791
Posted By vonpenguin
I find that death is fine as long as the GM is...

I find that death is fine as long as the GM is not being sadistic about it. Dieing because "well you attacked the bandit leader in a more or less fair fight" is ok. "Twenty men attack you during the...
Forum: Gaming Discussion May 17 '14, 3:33am
Replies: 33
Rules Q&A Downtime Broken?
Views: 3,709
Posted By vonpenguin
That assumes you live in some kind of utopia...

That assumes you live in some kind of utopia where the only problems are short term things like burning orphanages or bank robberies. But that never happens, there should always be something going...
Forum: A Hand to Dragons May 16 '14, 8:13am
Replies: 63
Views: 624
Posted By vonpenguin
Honestly the part I find most compelling about...

Honestly the part I find most compelling about this idea is the idea of a new house made up of people that were not expected to be on a path to power in their own right, ideally backed by someone...
Forum: Gaming Discussion May 15 '14, 1:57pm
Replies: 33
Rules Q&A Downtime Broken?
Views: 3,709
Posted By vonpenguin
An easy way to keep things balanced would simply...

An easy way to keep things balanced would simply be to tell your plays money made from side projects can only be spent on luxuries ( How are you guys doing in your crummy bedrolls while I'm lounging...
Forum: Gaming Discussion May 15 '14, 1:33pm
Replies: 28
Views: 465
Posted By vonpenguin
One thing to point out. How is "Don't let the...

One thing to point out. How is "Don't let the humans know what you are or we'll kill you" all that different from "don't stray from lawful good or you're going to lose all your paladin mojo", "Don't...
Forum: A Hand to Dragons May 15 '14, 11:40am
Replies: 51
Views: 444
Posted By vonpenguin
Third would make more sense from a "strategic"...

Third would make more sense from a "strategic" perspective in-universe, that's actually part of why I suggested second as it implies a level of faith most nobles would find reckless. The tradition...
Forum: A Hand to Dragons May 15 '14, 6:05am
Replies: 51
Views: 444
Posted By vonpenguin
Yes but maximizing those ways isn't a bad thing...

Yes but maximizing those ways isn't a bad thing is it?

Since this seems to be the least fleshed out house so far would anyone oppose a religious bent to them? Perhaps a tradition of the second son...
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