Page 4 of 14 FirstFirst 12345678910111213 ... LastLast
Results 91 to 120 of 402
  1. - Top - End - #91
    Ettin in the Playground
     
    Sith_Happens's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Dromund Kaas
    Gender
    Male

    Thumbs up Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    Heck yeah.
    1-She Who is Mighty and Has Earned the Ancient Right to be Named.

    2-Call It Quits. We ain't standing for any Chattel status.
    This.

    And yeah, the "long hammy name" joke is mainly applied to Abyssals.
    Revan avatar by kaptainkrutch.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cirrylius View Post
    That's how wizards beta test their new animals. If it survives Australia, it's a go. Which in hindsight explains a LOT about Australia.

  2. - Top - End - #92
    Ettin in the Playground
     
    OldWizardGuy

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    1. She Who is Mighty and Has Earned the Ancient Rite to be Named

    2. Whipmaster

    3: Cattle Slave. Because I couldn't see that option there and not have at least ONE vote for it. Like an option in an old MUD where the coder was horribly misogynistic, I want to see it 'cuz it's guerunteed to be BAD. That makes me curious.

  3. - Top - End - #93
    Troll in the Playground
     
    Xefas's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    I'm gonna go:

    1) She Who is Mighty and Has Earned the Ancient Right to be Named

    2) A second period of Swissledom

    3) Call it quits

  4. - Top - End - #94
    Orc in the Playground
     
    Griffon

    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    1. Named. For sure. Let's give her a cool name.
    2. Call it Quits. It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye... or a limb...
    Originally Posted by Xefas:
    "I need the Goblins in phalanx arrangement. Sky Blotters in the back! Swissles? Assume the Swizzle Stick Formation! We're going in!"
    What Pokemon am I?
    Spoiler
    Show

  5. - Top - End - #95
    Dwarf in the Playground
     
    FallenEco's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Gender
    Female

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    1) Named: Cause she must be awesome!

    2) Call it Quits:
    because on,y a couple of characters can pull off an eyepatch.
    Avatar by Teleut

    Current Games:
    Spoiler
    Show

  6. - Top - End - #96
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    SolithKnightGuy

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Somewhere you're not
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    SWiMaHEtARtbN is the only way to go, a single digit is worth the trade of being named.
    Schrödinger cat? Schrödinger wizard? Schrödinger monk?
    What's next? Schrödinger equation? HΨ=EΨ? Seriously WTF?


    The best summary of this board I've seen so far:
    Quote Originally Posted by Frigs View Post
    Giantitp: The only place you can turn a discussion on D&D Economics into an argument about toxic potatoes.

  7. - Top - End - #97
    Ettin in the Playground
     
    CarpeGuitarrem's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zelphas View Post
    2. Call it Quits. It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye... or a limb...
    Yaknow, I think this is the orc motto.

    It seems pretty lopsided now (XD), but I don't have the books around. I'll update things late tonight.
    Ludicrus Gaming | My Steam Account
    Quote Originally Posted by Saph
    Unless everyone's been lying to me and the next bunch of episodes are The Great Divide II, The Great Divide III, Return to the Great Divide, and Bride of the Great Divide, in which case I hate you all and I'm never touching Avatar again.

  8. - Top - End - #98
    Ettin in the Playground
     
    CarpeGuitarrem's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    Yup, definitely She Who is Mighty and Has Earned the Right to be Named! Which means...

    DIE OF FATE!!!! (Yes, it is literally called the Die of Fate in the rules. I love Luke Crane.) Here's how it works. If it rolls a 1, our orc will gain the Missing Digits trait.

    Just to keep the suspense up, I've decided to roll it under the video camera, so that you can see the result yourself. (100% no fudging. I decided that I was going to take whatever result came, and then I rolled it on camera.) If it's a 1, our orc gains the Missing Digits trait.

    I'll proceed without telling you the result. Go watch the video, it's only a few seconds long. (Why? Because I'm evil.)

    The link doth be here. ROLL AWAY!!

    Now, then! As before, you may vote to "call it quits", or the following...

    Our orc may ascend the ranks and become a Great One. I'm just gonna say right now, this is gonna give her heaps of prestige. Literally, as much prestige/wealth as she has accumulated thus far in her career. This would double her worth, and give her some sweet stat bumps as well.

    She could also re-take any Born Great lifepath thus far that's been mentioned, if you are so inclined. Or she could drop into the Chattel setting. (If you're intent on that by this point, I figure it's not too hard to go back a page by now. Yeah...I'm lazy.)

    Now, the Die of Fate risk is a Missing Eye.

    EDIT: I forgot to mention, as before, do your top three votes. (Or top two, or one, if you wanna cut it off with "call it quits" at any point in your voting.)
    Last edited by CarpeGuitarrem; 2012-10-25 at 06:32 PM.
    Ludicrus Gaming | My Steam Account
    Quote Originally Posted by Saph
    Unless everyone's been lying to me and the next bunch of episodes are The Great Divide II, The Great Divide III, Return to the Great Divide, and Bride of the Great Divide, in which case I hate you all and I'm never touching Avatar again.

  9. - Top - End - #99
    Titan in the Playground
     
    Knaight's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2008

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    Time for a fall:
    Scavenger
    Fudge Assistant in the Playground.

  10. - Top - End - #100
    Orc in the Playground
     
    Griffon

    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    I'm going with my earlier vote. It's still fun and games now, but depending on how the Die of Fate rolls...

    Let's Call it Quits.
    Originally Posted by Xefas:
    "I need the Goblins in phalanx arrangement. Sky Blotters in the back! Swissles? Assume the Swizzle Stick Formation! We're going in!"
    What Pokemon am I?
    Spoiler
    Show

  11. - Top - End - #101
    Ettin in the Playground
     
    CarpeGuitarrem's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    P.S., in case it gets uneven, I'm asking for top three votes still. (I'll briefly explain how runoff works in a spoiler.)

    Spoiler
    Show
    I start by only counting #1 options. If any one option gets half the votes, that option wins. If not, then I throw in #2 options and recount. Then, if any one option has half the votes, that option wins. If not, I throw in #3 votes, and look for a straight-out majority.

    Naturally, duplicate voting is not allowed.
    Ludicrus Gaming | My Steam Account
    Quote Originally Posted by Saph
    Unless everyone's been lying to me and the next bunch of episodes are The Great Divide II, The Great Divide III, Return to the Great Divide, and Bride of the Great Divide, in which case I hate you all and I'm never touching Avatar again.

  12. - Top - End - #102
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    Sodalite's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Two steps beyond Sense
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    Great One, obviously. Up until now, we've been working towards this, for the basically the entire thead. Why give up on it now?

    and if the dream really has died, I'll just Call it Quits.
    A gracious thanks to Bradakhan for the avatar, and Time Walk's card artist, Amy Weber.

    0 There was first nothingness. But nothingness roiled with possibility, as existence cannot be held by one fact, not even the empty fact.

    Last edited by Sodalite : Today at 12:00 AM.

  13. - Top - End - #103
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Sanguine's Avatar

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    The Elemental Pole of Oil
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    My monitor is on its last legs and thus I wasn't able to see anything in that video.

    Anyway, I am cool with losing an eye, and am in fact hoping for it.

    So.

    Great One

    She Who Rules the Black Wolf Pack

    She Who Bears the Lash and Drives Us Ever On
    Avatar by Elagune

  14. - Top - End - #104
    Eldritch Horror in the Playground Moderator
     
    The Glyphstone's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    Great One

    Call It Quits


    A one-eyed Orc Chieftainess would be indescribably badass.
    Quote Originally Posted by GungHo, on Battletech
    The Atlas is also goofy but it has that whole "Stay Puft Marshmallow Man" menacing smile thing going for it. The guy who drew that one up was obviously taken to the Nutcracker when he was a child... and he was screaming in terror the entire time.
    Spoiler
    Show

    Quote Originally Posted by Enterti, Cogidubnus
    Glyphstone, out of all the playground I think you scare me the most...
    Quote Originally Posted by Zombimode
    Glyphstone, you are an evil person :D

  15. - Top - End - #105
    Ettin in the Playground
     
    Amphetryon's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2006

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    Great One

    She Who Rules the Black Wolf Pack

    Call it quits
    Iron Chef in the Playground veteran since Round IV.

    Who made my awesome Dwarf Hexblade avatar, you ask? BRC did!
    Spoiler
    Show

  16. - Top - End - #106
    Troll in the Playground
     
    Xefas's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    Great One

    Call It Quits


    A one-eyed Orc Chieftainess would be indescribably badass.
    +1 on all counts.

    Heck, if we get to be Great One, and don't lose an eye, I may vote for buying a missing eye trait anyway.

  17. - Top - End - #107
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Sanguine's Avatar

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    The Elemental Pole of Oil
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    Quote Originally Posted by Xefas View Post
    +1 on all counts.

    Heck, if we get to be Great One, and don't lose an eye, I may vote for buying a missing eye trait anyway.
    We can do that? I want to do that.
    Avatar by Elagune

  18. - Top - End - #108
    Ettin in the Playground
     
    CarpeGuitarrem's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanguine View Post
    My monitor is on its last legs and thus I wasn't able to see anything in that video.
    Spoiler
    Show
    It was a 3. No missing digitses.


    And yeah, "Missing Eye", like many other things, is a trait. It's a negative trait, but it can totally be bought. (In Burning Wheel, traits can be wonderful fodder for "fate", which is a sorta meta-currency that acts as your XP when spent.)

    I am unsurprised by the voting thus far.
    Ludicrus Gaming | My Steam Account
    Quote Originally Posted by Saph
    Unless everyone's been lying to me and the next bunch of episodes are The Great Divide II, The Great Divide III, Return to the Great Divide, and Bride of the Great Divide, in which case I hate you all and I'm never touching Avatar again.

  19. - Top - End - #109
    Troll in the Playground
     
    Xefas's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanguine View Post
    We can do that? I want to do that.
    To note, for those that don't play Burning Wheel-

    You might be familiar with games that have the idea of Flaws and Perks, or just Flaws. Wherein, you buy a Flaw of some kind, which is a permanent and passive penalty to something and, in exchange, you get more points, or feats, or whatever, to buy another permanent and passive bonus to your character.

    The problem with that, as many of you may have encountered, is that it leads to people wanting to buy Flaws that never actually effect them or, in the case of the bright eyed and bushy tailed optimist, they buy a very flavorful flaw in their area of competence, that comes into play a lot, and it hinders them grievously, to the point of severely outstripping any benefit they got from taking it.

    Burning Wheel makes you buy negative traits, with the same points that you would buy positive traits. Why? Because every time a trait hinders you, you get Stuff. And the Stuff you get is always awesome and you always want more of it.

    So, players are only going to buy traits that will actually come into play and be applicable and interesting. You won't see someone buying Landlubber in a Wild West game, because it costs them a point, but when are they going to be on a boat to get Stuff for it?

    On the other hand, if I were in a Wild West D&D game, why wouldn't I want to buy a -1 penalty to all checks at sea in exchange for Power Attack or Spell Focus? It's pointless and uninteresting. Perfect!

    So, if we buy Missing Eye (a 3pt trait) we can get Stuff every time our missing eye hinders us in an interesting or dramatic way. Like, say, any time we need to be able to see properly. That won't come up, right?

  20. - Top - End - #110
    Ettin in the Playground
     
    OldWizardGuy

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    Go Big or Go Home.
    1. Great One
    2. Scavenger
    3. Cattle Slave

  21. - Top - End - #111
    Ettin in the Playground
     
    CarpeGuitarrem's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    <gives Xefas a Persona point>
    Ludicrus Gaming | My Steam Account
    Quote Originally Posted by Saph
    Unless everyone's been lying to me and the next bunch of episodes are The Great Divide II, The Great Divide III, Return to the Great Divide, and Bride of the Great Divide, in which case I hate you all and I'm never touching Avatar again.

  22. - Top - End - #112
    Orc in the Playground
     
    Griffon

    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    Originally Posted by CarpeGuitarrum:
    P.S., in case it gets uneven, I'm asking for top three votes still.
    Oh. Well, to add my other two options:
    2. Great One. 'Cause that's awesome.
    3. She Who Bears the Lash and Drives Us Ever On. This would also be fun.
    Originally Posted by Xefas:
    "I need the Goblins in phalanx arrangement. Sky Blotters in the back! Swissles? Assume the Swizzle Stick Formation! We're going in!"
    What Pokemon am I?
    Spoiler
    Show

  23. - Top - End - #113
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    SolithKnightGuy

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Somewhere you're not
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    We've been heading to it for a while now, so why not just give in?

    Great one, the only way to party.




    On an unrelated note, I'm interested to note that orcs can also double lifepaths, I thought it specifically wasn't an option because of lifepath limitations. I figured that orcs simply had an advance or die culture.
    Last edited by Fenix_of_Doom; 2012-10-26 at 05:18 AM.
    Schrödinger cat? Schrödinger wizard? Schrödinger monk?
    What's next? Schrödinger equation? HΨ=EΨ? Seriously WTF?


    The best summary of this board I've seen so far:
    Quote Originally Posted by Frigs View Post
    Giantitp: The only place you can turn a discussion on D&D Economics into an argument about toxic potatoes.

  24. - Top - End - #114
    Ettin in the Playground
     
    Sith_Happens's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Dromund Kaas
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    1. Great One.

    2. Call it quits. (As others have said, go big or go home.)
    Revan avatar by kaptainkrutch.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cirrylius View Post
    That's how wizards beta test their new animals. If it survives Australia, it's a go. Which in hindsight explains a LOT about Australia.

  25. - Top - End - #115
    Ettin in the Playground
     
    OldWizardGuy

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    I'm going to keep voting for the best and worst possible outcomes *Until* she loses something in a Life-or-death experience. That sort of thing builds character.

  26. - Top - End - #116
    Ettin in the Playground
     
    CarpeGuitarrem's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix_of_Doom View Post
    On an unrelated note, I'm interested to note that orcs can also double lifepaths, I thought it specifically wasn't an option because of lifepath limitations. I figured that orcs simply had an advance or die culture.
    Yeah, sorry I didn't clear that out better. The main reason I encouraged people to keep taking new lifepaths was that, well, a lifepath limit is a limit, and orcs take more than four lifepaths to really shine.

    Anyhow, Great One it is!! She's gonna need one worthy name...

    And now, the moment you've been awaiting...the Die of Fate!!!

    Anyhow, I'll spoiler the actual result at the bottom. We now find ourselves with pretty much the same options as before. We can call it quits, retake Follower, Named, or Black Destroyer (the Swissle path), take Servant of the Gate, or...heh. There's not actually any option for a Great One to fall directly to the Chattel setting. Naturally.

    If we don't call it quits this time, the Die of Fate bestows a missing hand. May the odds be ever in your favor...

    Spoiler
    Show
    The Die of Fate result was...a 2. So, our orc still escapes mayhem.
    Ludicrus Gaming | My Steam Account
    Quote Originally Posted by Saph
    Unless everyone's been lying to me and the next bunch of episodes are The Great Divide II, The Great Divide III, Return to the Great Divide, and Bride of the Great Divide, in which case I hate you all and I'm never touching Avatar again.

  27. - Top - End - #117
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    Sodalite's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Two steps beyond Sense
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    You know what? I'll go for Servant of the Gate first, with Call it Quits second. I wonder if we can manage a hit on all of the end-of-the-line lifepaths?

    Edits: Doesn't look like it's going to crawl past 1. That's cool though, it's not like it's bad, and I can see how having so many lifepaths could get both unwieldy and just sort of ugly.
    Last edited by Sodalite; 2012-10-27 at 01:02 AM.
    A gracious thanks to Bradakhan for the avatar, and Time Walk's card artist, Amy Weber.

    0 There was first nothingness. But nothingness roiled with possibility, as existence cannot be held by one fact, not even the empty fact.

    Last edited by Sodalite : Today at 12:00 AM.

  28. - Top - End - #118
    Orc in the Playground
     
    Griffon

    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    I still say Call it Quits. She's a Great One now, let her kick back and relax.
    Originally Posted by Xefas:
    "I need the Goblins in phalanx arrangement. Sky Blotters in the back! Swissles? Assume the Swizzle Stick Formation! We're going in!"
    What Pokemon am I?
    Spoiler
    Show

  29. - Top - End - #119
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Sanguine's Avatar

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    The Elemental Pole of Oil
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zelphas View Post
    I still say Call it Quits. She's a Great One now, let her kick back and relax.
    By kick back and relax you mean go on epic adventures, right?

    Anyway if it's still available I say.

    1. She Who Rules the Black Wolf Pack

    2. Call it Quits
    Avatar by Elagune

  30. - Top - End - #120
    Troll in the Playground
     
    Xefas's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Let's vote up another Burning Wheel Character!

    Call It Quits.

    Time to spend those mounds of points we just got.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •