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    So is it official yet? Are we the one-armed Triple Great One?
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    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.
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    Glyphstone, out of all the playground I think you scare me the most...
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    Glyphstone, you are an evil person :D

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    Got back home late, so I didn't have the time to set it out. I'll roll away and post the results when I'm back home with the books.
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    Okay, folks....HERE WE GO!!!

    ROLL IT!

    (I actually decided to use a die from The One Ring, because it's that awesome-looking.)

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    We...lucked out. 6.


    So, then. Are we calling it quits at long last? Re-taking Great One again will effectively do nothing but add years of orcish life. (Orcs, here, are ageless like elves.)
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    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.

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    Call It Quits
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    Yean, I'll go with Call it Quits as well.
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    1 In the roiling nothingness, the first thing arose, and in an instant it was gone. But there was second, a third, a fourth, and so on.

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

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    Call It Quits. She made it to Great One III... without a scratch. That is an ample mark of her prowess, I'd say.
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    I would be in favour of even more power, however that would mean we'd have to take a step back to, for example, named. I can't think of a way to unite being totally awesome with taking step back, therefore I say:

    Quit
    Schrödinger cat? Schrödinger wizard? Schrödinger monk?
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    Would any of you be interested in voting up a mouse guard character?
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    I swear, about 50% of what makes BW awesome is the little stuff like that that's applicable to just about any system.

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    If it requires the same amount of mechanical familiarity as this, I don't see why not, as long it's in another thread.
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    1 In the roiling nothingness, the first thing arose, and in an instant it was gone. But there was second, a third, a fourth, and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sodalite View Post
    If it requires the same amount of mechanical familiarity as this, I don't see why not, as long it's in another thread.
    Less mechanical familiarity, actually. MG creation is nothing more than picking choices off of a list. So it's dead-easy.

    Totally link us up when you make the thread!

    I'll have lifepath stuff summed up when I return. Double-check this...

    Born Great -> The Rites -> Follower -> Black Destroyer (aka Swizzle)-> Named -> Great One -> Great One -> Great One
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    Our lady here shot straight through to top, didn't she? And unscathed as well, unless we choose otherwise.
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    1 In the roiling nothingness, the first thing arose, and in an instant it was gone. But there was second, a third, a fourth, and so on.

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    well, you all can vote to quit, but I still want to see what a Cattle Slave gets XD
    Besides, what kind of backstory is it without some strife? She was born Great and shot straight to the top. We need a reason for her to be adventuring! What if she lost it all and had to start from the bottom?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siegel View Post
    Would any of you be interested in voting up a mouse guard character?
    Yes.

    Also: Cattle Slave
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    Um...If I recall from earlier in the thread, you can't reach Chattle lifepaths from Great One, directly at least.
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    1 In the roiling nothingness, the first thing arose, and in an instant it was gone. But there was second, a third, a fourth, and so on.

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    Oh? I thought you could fall from anywhere. Perhaps I missed the part where it said you can't :/

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    Found the quote that I was thinking of.

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    Currently unavailable. Great One doesn't let you go into any other settings; you'd have to cut back to Follower for that.
    "Chattel" is its own setting, independent of "Great and Black", which is where Great One is.
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    1 In the roiling nothingness, the first thing arose, and in an instant it was gone. But there was second, a third, a fourth, and so on.

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    I'm all for voting up a Human BW character, also.
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    If we could tie all of the BW characters together that would be pretty cool, too.
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    1 In the roiling nothingness, the first thing arose, and in an instant it was gone. But there was second, a third, a fourth, and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sodalite View Post
    If we could tie all of the BW characters together that would be pretty cool, too.
    Put them in a party to go on whacky adventures together?
    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.
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    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

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    Call it quits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    Put them in a party to go on whacky adventures together?
    I'm definitely in favour of this, however it will be hard to do for this ork, both character wise and power wise.
    Schrödinger cat? Schrödinger wizard? Schrödinger monk?
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    Ah, count those votes for Follower, then.

    Really? Nobody else wants to give her some strife in her background?

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    Call it Quits

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    Really? Nobody else wants to give her some strife in her background?
    We can buy a bunch of hostile relationships for her. Maybe she's polygamous, and we buy her seven evil Mothers-In-Law as separate relationships (we'll get a huge discount, because we're related to them and they hate us).

    Maybe they're all One-Lifepath Great Ones, that lead the clans that we've united together under our banner, so we have to deal with our vicious harpie mommas to access 70% of our troops and resources. They gave us their most ruggedly handsome sons to cement the alliance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acanous View Post
    Ah, count those votes for Follower, then.

    Really? Nobody else wants to give her some strife in her background?
    I've got something in mind, but it doesn't come in until Beliefs and Instincts. It's also hilarious.
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    I've got a certain feeling for Xefas's idea of having bunch of former matriarchs that we need to please because of the part they played in us reaching our current status. It just feels like an appropriate thing, though I'm not sure why.
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    Maybecause Polygamous Female Orc Warlord is an awesome concept?
    The Mother-in-Law thing also sets up a Matriarchy. Possibly the first Orc Matriarchy, which may be why she's so Great.

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    All right! I'm pretty sure that's still a majority to retire, so....here we go!

    Next big step is stats. Hooooooooooo boy. I hadn't realized just how nasty orcs get, stat-wise. Anyhow.

    Our she-orc is a ripe old 92 years of age, which is okay, because orcs possess the immortality of elves (and thus don't die of age, though are vulnerable to other things...including something we'll see later...). This gives her a few stat points to work with, and the lifepaths give her even more...

    Anyhow, with her heap of points, it's very possible for her to max out some of her stats. Orc stats are capped at 8, higher than other races (except elves). However, we also have enough points that we could sink some of them to make one of those attributes a grey-shade attribute. This means that it's so awesome that it belongs to a higher tier of awesomeness, effectively. A grey-shade Perception means that this character has an uncanny knack for catching things, for instance. (Having a grey-shade ability gives you a substantial edge...it's a lot easier to level it up than to convert it in shade.)

    Mental Stats
    There's a few options here, and even if we spend points for grey-shade stats, we'll still have a good amount left to spend on the base stats. We can have...

    Two maxed-out stats or Two mostly-even high stats, one grey-shade

    If you opt for the second option, tell me A) which stat you want to be grey-shade and B) which stat you want to be slightly higher. The two stats are Will (the full strength of your mental and spiritual capacities, including charisma, wit, and resolve) and Perception (your awareness of things, including intuition and alertness).

    Physical Stats

    I'll be using an array to prioritize these stats (8, 6, 6, 5 for the curious), if we go with the straight points. In that case, let me know (in descending order) how you'd like to prioritize Power (physical might), Forte (toughness), Agility (deftness), and Speed (swiftness of action and movement). (Evaluation method in spoiler...) Just rank em 1 to 4, 1 being the best.

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    I first consider the #1 priority votes. Majority will be prioritized as #1, and all other votes are "put back in the hat", so to speak. They are considered along with all of the #2 priority votes to determine what stat gets #2; the remaining votes are "put back in the hat" for the #3 round, which finishes up voting.


    If you want to buy a grey shade, that's cool too. Just let me know, and do the prioritizing as above.

    If we get enough votes (a majority) to grey-shade a stat, then the array downgrades to a (6, 5, 5, 4), which is still wicked awesome by human standards, not even taking the grey shade into account.

    If a grey-shade is voted on, then I'll do another vote asking people to choose what they want to be shaded.

    So, then, folks, hopefully that wasn't too confusing. Pick one of the two options for the Mental stats, and then rank the four Physical stats (and let me know if you want to grey-shade).
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    Mostly Even Mental Stats, Grey-Will>Perception

    1)Toughness
    2)Speed
    3)Power
    4)Agility


    And let's Grey-Shade Physical as well.
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    my votes:
    Mental:
    Two mostly even stats, and one Grey shade
    My vote for the Grey? Will for the Charisma.
    She should be able to walk into a room and *Take Command* of everyone in it.

    Physical:
    1: Toughness
    2: Agility
    3: Speed
    4: Power

    She doesn't do things by hand anymore, really. That's for the grunts. But she's REALLY hard to bring down, if you were to try.
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