Steel marks flesh
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- Tomorrow, 00:48
- Jan 10, 2009
Everything about the classes will be discussed in here.
Actually, being a system does it go in the rules section?Now I’m not suggesting we drop the philosophy idea completely, just that perhaps it could be used better as a sort of class or alignment system… a mental class system perhaps to work alongside the typically physical classes which determine one’s role in battle. So for example a nihilist could use the “depressing speech” ability to attempt to debuff opponents but an absurdist counters with the “ludicrous perspective” ability to evade it. Perhaps players can just make up these abilities during the game, with the only limitation being the extent of their chosen philosophy and how often this trick can be pulled, once per every 10 rounds maybe? Anyway, now the GM has to play storyteller and decide how such a clash of philosophies would play out. Clearly in this situation you’d expect the absurdist to have been successful and the GM will tell a little story about how the speech failed because the absurdist kept poking fun at the nihilist, or something to that effect. Naturally the better one’s made up ability fits within their chosen school of philosophy then assumedly the better the PC implements it and thus more likely that fate (the GMs whim) works in their favour.
Oh, I’ve just had a great idea.
Philosophy Class: Totalitarianism.
Description: I’m right and you’re wrong.
Weakness: Ineffectual unless played from a tactical advantage.
I think we need to discuss exactly what level this world is at in terms of technological and magical development; also, given the presence of magic (or psychic abilities, which is different but similar) exactly how realistic this world is. An example being that steam-age medical knowledge should realistically be near useless, however we could hand-wave this by using Dr Frankenstein’s pseudo medical science as a reference for how amazing feats of medical science could be achieved despite the fact that he couldn’t perform a vasectomy.Since cyberware is mostly ancient technology and due to the fact that only simple enhancements have been backwards engineered and reproduced, Stoicists are rather rare and not a real political or military power.