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Re: Pretty Soldier Style (CMA, WIP)

06 Mar 2010, 11:15

Actually Overwhelming Sceptre Blast's range is (Ess x 10) so it'd be 30 for her. And I can't figure out where you're getting your soak values, but that actually reinforces your point about how weak the early charms are.

For Pretty Soldier Declamation, why not change it so the damage dice work on every opponent who was a valid target for a Presence attack at the time of the Charm use? So you could do it at the start of a scene at a small group of enemies, but not a whole army.

For the soak, I don't see any harm in throwing a soak-buffing upgrade into the Form Charm.

Aside from that, I'm not sure I want to increase the power of the charms. I'd really like to be able to move this back down to a TMA, it's just that the charms after Overwhelming Sceptre Blast are too good for TMA.
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Re: Pretty Soldier Style (CMA, WIP)

06 Mar 2010, 12:04

Silken armor is 5L/5B. Soak from Stamina is 1L/3B. So that's 6L/8B. Pretty Soldier Form sets Lethal equal to Bashing.

For Pretty Soldier Declamation, why not change it so the damage dice work on every opponent who was a valid target for a Presence attack at the time of the Charm use? So you could do it at the start of a scene at a small group of enemies, but not a whole army.


That could work; especially if you add something like "If the opponent is defeated during the scene, you can switch your target for 1 0m charm-use activation of this charm".

Aside from that, I'm not sure I want to increase the power of the charms. I'd really like to be able to move this back down to a TMA, it's just that the charms after Overwhelming Sceptre Blast are too good for TMA.


The first few charms feel like a mix of TMA and below TMA. The last five feel like CMA or maybe high TMA.
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Re: Pretty Soldier Style (CMA, WIP)

06 Mar 2010, 12:09

Kalga wrote:
Silken armor is 5L/5B. Soak from Stamina is 1L/3B. So that's 6L/8B. Pretty Soldier Form sets Lethal equal to Bashing.


Ah right. I forgot the armor.

Kalga wrote:
For Pretty Soldier Declamation, why not change it so the damage dice work on every opponent who was a valid target for a Presence attack at the time of the Charm use? So you could do it at the start of a scene at a small group of enemies, but not a whole army.


That could work; especially if you add something like "If the opponent is defeated during the scene, you can switch your target for 1 0m charm-use activation of this charm".


I like that.

Kalga wrote:
Aside from that, I'm not sure I want to increase the power of the charms. I'd really like to be able to move this back down to a TMA, it's just that the charms after Overwhelming Sceptre Blast are too good for TMA.


The first few charms feel like a mix of TMA and below TMA. The last five feel like CMA or maybe high TMA.


What would you recommend to bring them up to TMA-level, then?
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Re: Pretty Soldier Style (CMA, WIP)

10 Mar 2010, 13:01

Edited Pretty Soldier Declamation.

Based on some feedback on the WW forums, I'm thinking of redoing the Dark Magical Girl pinnacle cascade, but I'm feeling uninspired. Any ideas?
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Re: Pretty Soldier Style (CMA, WIP)

11 Mar 2010, 12:54

I do find the "positive intimacy - Compassion" bit of Solitude Is Strength to be pretty unwieldy, but it must be hard to think of an "opposite" to intimacies. I liked Spiteful Death Throes, and oh man that is a lot of Willpower, but obviously required.

Perhaps you could wait on the more Celestial aspects for Aspect Focus Method and have a second purchase, allowing the Celestial to stack with the Terrestrial? So you'd take Water to start with, for example, and then later have the chance to buy Lunar to add to that, or Abyssal, or... Malfean? :shock:
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Re: Pretty Soldier Style (CMA, WIP)

11 Mar 2010, 15:06

Something I just thought of - what about including a further beam attack enhancer before Spiteful Death Throes Technique? It would mirror the fact that Pretty Solider Teamwork Technique enhances attack power.
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Re: Pretty Soldier Style (CMA, WIP)

11 Mar 2010, 16:29

I think that the two branching Light and Dark trees should be similar, but not just a mirror image. Like, one gives you +(Compassion - Temperance) to your DV, and the other gives (Conviction - Compassion) to it. It should be more than that.

Path wrote:
Perhaps you could wait on the more Celestial aspects for Aspect Focus Method and have a second purchase, allowing the Celestial to stack with the Terrestrial? So you'd take Water to start with, for example, and then later have the chance to buy Lunar to add to that, or Abyssal, or... Malfean? :shock:
I dunno, just trying to brainstorm. Am bad at this.


I like this idea.
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Re: Pretty Soldier Style (CMA, WIP)

12 Mar 2010, 12:30

Kalga wrote:
I think that the two branching Light and Dark trees should be similar, but not just a mirror image. Like, one gives you +(Compassion - Temperance) to your DV, and the other gives (Conviction - Compassion) to it. It should be more than that.


It is more than that, though. Friendship is Power is a defensive boost, while Solitude in Strength is an offensive one. Friendship is Power requires you to care about people and build and maintain relationships with them, but is ultimately more rewarding for it; Solitude is Strength, on the other hand, is an easier path to power, but one that tops out sooner.

At any rate, I just did some revising on the Light and Dark trees, so take a look.

Kalga wrote:
Path wrote:
Perhaps you could wait on the more Celestial aspects for Aspect Focus Method and have a second purchase, allowing the Celestial to stack with the Terrestrial? So you'd take Water to start with, for example, and then later have the chance to buy Lunar to add to that, or Abyssal, or... Malfean? :shock:
I dunno, just trying to brainstorm. Am bad at this.


I like this idea.


I don't. :razz: I do like the idea of having potential for Malfean or vitriol or Autochthonian elemental associations, so I've edited Aspect Focus Method to allow for them.
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Re: Pretty Soldier Style (CMA, WIP)

12 Mar 2010, 14:09

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I don't.


Ah well. Glad there was a nugget of something worthwhile in there. I would like to see a group of Autochthonian Rangers now.
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Re: Pretty Soldier Style (CMA, WIP)

12 Mar 2010, 14:38

No thoughts on the changes I made to the pinnacle cascades?
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Re: Pretty Soldier Style (CMA, WIP)

12 Mar 2010, 17:15

Hey, changes... Good changes! These feel a lot more coherent together.

(I still find Solitude is Strength to be a little weird with the "not positive intimacy - Compassion" thing, but I'm beginning to think that's a personal problem based on my own tendencies on how I take intimacies with my characters.)

So yes, I am liking the changes!
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Re: Pretty Soldier Style (CMA, WIP)

12 Mar 2010, 18:13

Excellent. I don't know why I didn't think of linking the powers to virtue channels sooner.
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Re: Pretty Soldier Style (CMA, WIP)

21 Mar 2010, 13:13

Made some minor adjustments:
  • Changed Pretty Soldier Form to autoupgrade instead of requiring repurchases.
    • Changed Overwhelming Sceptre Blast's prerequisites to reflect the change.
  • Corrected Pretty Soldier Form's effect on lethal soak value.
  • Clarified the wording of Friendship is Power.

I'm also considering a name change to Glamorous Warrior Style.
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Re: Glamorous Warrior Style (CMA, WIP)

03 Apr 2010, 13:03

Changed the name.

I am looking to replace Spiteful Death Throes with something else, but I can't think of anything. Ideas?
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Re: Glamorous Warrior Style (CMA, WIP)

18 Apr 2010, 19:51

Finally replaced Spiteful Throes. Take a gander at the new Inescapable Destruction Technique.
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Re: Glamorous Warrior Style (CMA, WIP)

06 Sep 2010, 14:49

Added Sidereal flavors to Aspect Focus Method; I ended up copying Water and Earth's effects for Serenity and Endings because I couldn't come up with anything better. Maybe one of you can suggest something to make them more distinct.
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Re: Glamorous Warrior Style (CMA)

21 Jul 2017, 13:47

I really like the style! A suggestion I might make is the Sceptere needs more information: Artifact rating, attunement cost, ability minimums, stuff like that.
 
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Re: Glamorous Warrior Style (CMA)

04 Sep 2017, 14:56

For all the good it does, I just noticed this and I love it! (I also love & adore magical girl anime) I like the light and dark trees because that lets you explore some of the darker magical girl deconstruction series like Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Magical Girl Raising Project plus others that I cant remember. Another series comes to mind is Yuki Yuna is a Hero where the girls are all very light centric but using their power comes with a cost, often a physically debilitating one - are you familiar with that series? I wonder how such a thing might manifest through obviously over-powered charms that come with a permanent price.

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