Howler Dagger

2011-07-05, 10:43 PM

Ok, this is a project im developing, it is a new RPG system. criticism and comments are welcome.

Skills:

So, there are three skills Power(measuring you physical strength) Mental(Measuring will power, inelligence, wisdom and charisma) and Agility(Measuring your speed and dexterity). You Start out with 2 in each, plus whatever bonus you get from your class. Whenever you need to make a check:

{table]Rank | Probability of success

1. 3D12 | 23,6%

2. 3D8 | 34,4%

3. 4D12 | 42,7%

4. 3D4 | 62,5%

5. 4D8 | 59,0%

6. 4D4 | 90,6%[/table] thanks to Zejety for providing the probabilities

You can't increase a stat to six(see specialized skills)

To suceed, you need to roll a pair or three of a kind, ie 3 fours, 2 eights and 2 sixes would work, but not 1 two or 1 ten.

There are 2 kinds of bonuses to a check. Forced(F) and Voluntary(V). When you apply a voluntary bonus, add the bonus to a number you roll.. Example: if you roll 5 6 and 8, and you have a +1 bonus, you can add that to the 5 to make it a 6. You do not have to apply a voluntary bonus. The Specialized skill focus is an example of a voluntary bonus. A Forced bonus is a penalty, because you add it to one in a pair or three of a kind. example: you roll a 1 2 and 2, if you hadd a forced penalty of 1, you would have to apply it to one of the 2s, so you would have a 1 2 and 3. this can also make win if you say rolled a 7 7 and 8, with a forced bonus of 1 you would add it to the 7, making an 8, meaning you would still win.

The only difference between 3 of a kind and a pair is in combat.

The World:

This game is set in a modern world, but not in a society that exists today. None of the common people have acsess to weapons.

Classes:

The plan is to have 9 classes, each one tied to a stat.

Power Classes: Brawler, Forger

Mental Classes: Politician, Scientist, Private Investigator.

Agility Classes: Scout, Jail Bird

At the beggining of a game when you create your character, you choose a class, and you get a +1 bonus to whatever stat it is tied to. each class also has a Specialized Skill Focus,(see specialized skills)

Specialized Skills

Specialized skills represent more than a normal skill check. each class gets a specialized skill focus, which gives them a +1(see below) to that check, and you treat the stat tied to it as being 1 point higher when you make a check. So far, the one i have are: Nature(Scout), Persuasion(Politician), Fight (Brawler), Knowledge (Scientist), Escape (Jail Bird), Investigate (PI).

Combat:

To make a fight check against an enemy, the you and the enemy roll an agility check. If you both fail you miss, if you fail and the enemy wins, ypu miss. if you both win, you hit, and if you win and the enemy doesnt you hit. Then Make A fight check. Pair does 1 damage and three of a kind does 2 damage. If you dont get a pair or three of a kind, you may roll, but if you treat your power stat to be 1 lower(example: brawler doesnt get any with 3d4, so he can try again with 3d8) Hit points and order of combat are to be determined later

More to come later

Skills:

So, there are three skills Power(measuring you physical strength) Mental(Measuring will power, inelligence, wisdom and charisma) and Agility(Measuring your speed and dexterity). You Start out with 2 in each, plus whatever bonus you get from your class. Whenever you need to make a check:

{table]Rank | Probability of success

1. 3D12 | 23,6%

2. 3D8 | 34,4%

3. 4D12 | 42,7%

4. 3D4 | 62,5%

5. 4D8 | 59,0%

6. 4D4 | 90,6%[/table] thanks to Zejety for providing the probabilities

You can't increase a stat to six(see specialized skills)

To suceed, you need to roll a pair or three of a kind, ie 3 fours, 2 eights and 2 sixes would work, but not 1 two or 1 ten.

There are 2 kinds of bonuses to a check. Forced(F) and Voluntary(V). When you apply a voluntary bonus, add the bonus to a number you roll.. Example: if you roll 5 6 and 8, and you have a +1 bonus, you can add that to the 5 to make it a 6. You do not have to apply a voluntary bonus. The Specialized skill focus is an example of a voluntary bonus. A Forced bonus is a penalty, because you add it to one in a pair or three of a kind. example: you roll a 1 2 and 2, if you hadd a forced penalty of 1, you would have to apply it to one of the 2s, so you would have a 1 2 and 3. this can also make win if you say rolled a 7 7 and 8, with a forced bonus of 1 you would add it to the 7, making an 8, meaning you would still win.

The only difference between 3 of a kind and a pair is in combat.

The World:

This game is set in a modern world, but not in a society that exists today. None of the common people have acsess to weapons.

Classes:

The plan is to have 9 classes, each one tied to a stat.

Power Classes: Brawler, Forger

Mental Classes: Politician, Scientist, Private Investigator.

Agility Classes: Scout, Jail Bird

At the beggining of a game when you create your character, you choose a class, and you get a +1 bonus to whatever stat it is tied to. each class also has a Specialized Skill Focus,(see specialized skills)

Specialized Skills

Specialized skills represent more than a normal skill check. each class gets a specialized skill focus, which gives them a +1(see below) to that check, and you treat the stat tied to it as being 1 point higher when you make a check. So far, the one i have are: Nature(Scout), Persuasion(Politician), Fight (Brawler), Knowledge (Scientist), Escape (Jail Bird), Investigate (PI).

Combat:

To make a fight check against an enemy, the you and the enemy roll an agility check. If you both fail you miss, if you fail and the enemy wins, ypu miss. if you both win, you hit, and if you win and the enemy doesnt you hit. Then Make A fight check. Pair does 1 damage and three of a kind does 2 damage. If you dont get a pair or three of a kind, you may roll, but if you treat your power stat to be 1 lower(example: brawler doesnt get any with 3d4, so he can try again with 3d8) Hit points and order of combat are to be determined later

More to come later