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Cypher System / Re: Looking to see how other GMs handle this.
« Last post by Gray Detrick on August 27, 2014, 08:49:33 pm »
The Onslaught esotery is what you're thinking of from Numenera. I don't yet have my pre-ordered PDFs for The Strange, so I can't comment on Sinfire Blast directly.

The flavor text for Onslaught makes it very much an either/or choice for what type of damage it is. However, it is designed as a single-target ability. But were it to function as an AoE, I would argue that the PC must choose which venue to focus their attacks through, as though they were separate abilities.

Though making any exception to game rules or personal guidelines is a great entrance for a GM Intrusion. You could allow them to manifest multiple facets of an ability like this simultaneously, but perhaps it overloads their mind, or strikes the PCs as well as the target NPCs.

As a player of many MMOs over the years, I can't recall an AoE ability that I've used that isn't a single effect or damage type.
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Find a Game / Re: Looking for players for online game
« Last post by curium247 on August 26, 2014, 11:10:40 pm »
Awesome! I will let you guys know when we are starting to spin something up
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Shownotes

Jim Walls joins me on the show today. Well discuss Gen Con a little bit, and Jim tells us what its like to talk gamer talk with Monte Cook and Bruce Cordell. We talk a little bit about a particularly gruesome session I ran, and Jim tells us all about his #GetOutandGame initiative. We also discuss getting into games online and how stereotypical antagonists work great as protagonists.
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Find a Game / Re: Looking for players for online game
« Last post by Karilmat on August 25, 2014, 09:26:07 pm »
Hi there,

I would definitely be interested in playing.  I'm Central time, but starting late is good for me, so if you're on Pacific time that may actually be ideal.  Weekends work best for me, as well.

I would be fine playing either Numenera or The Strange; I haven't played either yet, but I've read through the books and I think I have a pretty good idea as to how everything works.

Great idea, I hope it works out!
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Cypher System / Looking to see how other GMs handle this.
« Last post by hellrazoromega on August 25, 2014, 04:18:00 pm »
Some abilities let the player choose the effect of an ability. In The Strange for instance the Sinfire Blast let's you choose to do Might damage or a lesser amount of intellect damage that ignores armor. In other cases the abilities are AoE, I can't recall one from Numenera right off the top of my head and I don't have my book handy. Anyway when they make the choice have GM's been allowing the choice to be made per target or that the choice applies to all targets? I house-ruled that in the case of things like Sinfire Blast where you have to pay for each extra target that the choice can be made per target but with most AoEs it is harder to justify that sort of fine target selection and there usually is a single cost rather than a surcharge per target.

Any way it has worked for my games but I was just wondering what others were doing?
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The Strange / Re: Initial Thoughts and Impressions on The Strange Corebook
« Last post by hellrazoromega on August 25, 2014, 04:05:07 pm »
No all I got in a physical copy was the main book and the plate--but MCG got me all fixed up.
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The Obsidian Monolith Podcast / Re: What do you think?
« Last post by LexStarwalker on August 24, 2014, 07:14:03 pm »
Thank you!
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The Obsidian Monolith Podcast / Re: What do you think?
« Last post by Jetpack on August 24, 2014, 03:24:14 pm »
It's on my list of favorite podcasts with the Order 66 podcast.

Congratulations on your campaign becoming an officially licensed product!
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The Strange / Re: Initial Thoughts and Impressions on The Strange Corebook
« Last post by Jetpack on August 24, 2014, 03:21:28 pm »
In case it's helpful, my book plate came well before the core rulebook and special edition.

The bookplate came with my Strange stickers, folder, signed art, that stuff.  Did you get that earlier - if so, might still be in there.....
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Find a Game / Re: Looking for Numenera one shot Online game
« Last post by LexStarwalker on August 23, 2014, 12:15:23 pm »
I'm running a one shot on September 5. You can get more info here :  https://plus.google.com/102781198595329148796/posts/9qTbvtPTRgF
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