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  1. Bazlord_Prime

    New to TTB

    I've only just started in TTB myself, but our group has made good use of the supplements. They all have thematic Pursuits that the Core 2.0 book doesn't have (it's got the standard ones), Character Creation is unique in each one (only slightly different, but enough to bring the flavour out), and there are loads more enemies/characters in the Beastiary of each supplement, plus the occasional new Magia or Immuto, Conditions and other bits and pieces. So yeah, the Core book certainly doesn't make them redundant, and they expand the game a lot. For instance, if you want to play an Undead character, you need Under Quarantine. If you want to play a Construct, Into The Steam, etc. And they each fill out the geography, history and peoples of the different regions that they cover, so you get more environments to utilise. All are highly recommended, just for the Emeline Bellrose commentaries alone 🙂
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    How to differentiate war pigs?

    Haven't got me the metal ones, but that's not a bad idea. Was also thinking to use slightly modified Bushwhackers - Gadzooks can't even give theirs away, so it's cheap to get alt sculpts that way.
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    What's the deal with Alt Lenny?

    If you ever get tired of the positivity here, Flinroz, you can always go check out the Nightmare Ulix box thread!! 😉
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    How to differentiate war pigs?

    Yeah, this topic goes to a whole new level when you're talking about how to differentiate all your Bayous in a Som'er Crew... Same for Ramos' little spiders, tho. Friend of mine paints numbers on the spiders (they're constructs, so they can have serial numbers, of course!), and has the corresponding number on each stat card. Could just number the Bayous' bases and do the same, or give each one a name?
  5. It's been pretty fun listening to SoulStory so far. Thanks for putting in all the effort! I just hope Al manages to come through the adventure without contacting syphilis...
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    Couple Noob FM Questions

    Another question: Does gaining/increasing a Fated's Toughness Skill also increase their Wd Aspect? Or is that set at Character Creation, only to be modified by Talents etc? Also, from the Skill Advancement options given out by the Fatemaster at the Epilogue, if the Fated takes one as a new Skill at Rank 1, can they then use their 1 XP to increase Rank 2 in an existing Skill as well? Or gain another new Skill at Rank 1? And can that Skill be absolutely anything, or should it still be from the options presented by the FM, plus any options given by their particular Pursuit? I think that they way I read it (on pg 318), is that the Fated can advance in only one Skill in the Epilogue, and that Skill must be from the options given. If it's a new Skill, she gains it at Rank 1, and retains her XP. If it's an existing Skill, she will need to spend XP equal to her current Rank to advance it. Right? Thanks again!
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    What's the deal with Alt Lenny?

    @Kimberly Ahhhhh! I see (or do I? 😉) Yeah, that's pretty sweet. My wallet might just be into that 😁
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    What's the deal with Alt Lenny?

    So, what do y'all reckon Alt Lenny is up to? He's looking (to me), part Rambo (head-band), part head-Wrastler with his belts (or maybe it's meant to be Rocky Balboa?). https://www.wyrd-games.net/news/2018/7/16/gen-con-2018-newsletter
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    Monday Preview - GenCon Nightmare Crew

    Now, of course one of those ponies ought to be a unicorn with a jetpack... ;-)
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    Monday Preview - GenCon Nightmare Crew

    What keeps bugging me though is the supposedly immense cost of producing the metal molds for casting in plastic. (smaller) Companies do Kickstarters in order to be able to afford this kind of thing, so it feels off to assume that Wyrd might just go through the expense (not to mention the potential for hassles, mistakes and losses due to scale issues, like they had with Mounted Guard (and others?)), just on a whim. I'm not involved in the industry, so I have no idea what their process is for arriving at a Nightmare Crew concept, but I'd be pretty sure it isn't at all random, or just whatever concept was the first one that blindfolded Nathan's dart ended up hitting.
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    Monday Preview - GenCon Nightmare Crew

    "Crew". @SoylentRobot said "'their own' Nightmare crew", and that's correct. There's plenty of individual Alt/Nightmare models floating around for different factions - hell, the Gremlins might even have more than anyone else! - but a full crew is a rare thing. Personally, I just got so impressed by the WIld Ones, the Dark Carnival and the Crazy Cat Lady (a little less so, but not much), that the MLP thing just doesn't compute. I feel I need to emphasise tho: that just MY opinion, so it's not a right/wrong thing.
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    Couple Noob FM Questions

    Another question tho: How do y'all resolve Destiny steps: in the order they come in, or randomly as opportunity allows? Feels like the last part of the Destiny phrase should probably always be done last, at least.
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    Couple Noob FM Questions

    That's how I'm thinking about it currently. One example: Doctor Skill. Someone with a high Intelligence aspect probably still won't know exactly what to do to fix someone up after they've been shot. Unless you assume they're just doing First Aid (which, incidentally, is described as something that a character with the Doctor Skill can do for (2) AP), while someone with training (even if it's just at Rank 1) will know about applying pressure, elevating the wound, cleaning out the bullet and any associated cloth, etc. I dunno. I probably wouldn't want to tell my players that they couldn't make a (2) First Aid attempt unless they had the Doctor Skill, but allowing them to do so already assumes that their character has some kind of knowledge, that's either come from training, or hands-on experience, rather than just being generally clever.
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    Couple Noob FM Questions

    My players agreed to house-rule this as above, but you make a good point about metagaming/min-maxing those few key skills (Toughness, Notice, etc). We're just starting out, so I expect we'll need to face that once the first combat is over and the dust settles from that. Unconsciousness tests may just have to be an exception, as they're so key to the mechanics.
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    Monday Preview - GenCon Nightmare Crew

    This. Dead Justice only counts as Minion models in Rezzers, and <personal opinion only> Nightmare Tara is a cop out, since the only differences from normal were Tara's sword position, and the bigger, armier Nothing Beast. Karina & the Wretches are all the same, right? So yeah, everybody's got something, but only a few Nightmare crews have a true alternate theme. Of those, Arcanists have 2, Guild 1 (2 if you want to count Dead Justice), Outcasts 1, Gremlins 1, Ten Thunders 1, Neverborn 0, Rezzers 0. I'm absolutely for Neverborn & Rezzers to get the treatment next, and hope the alt themes fit those players well.
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