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Mythos- The Endless Empire

Postby thade » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:04 pm

Hello everyone! This is the first forum RPG with my new RPG system, Arcanum.

It will be run by me, as I am currently the only one who has the rules, although I may put them up for download later. There are 5 spots available, and I promised Coximind one if he wants one. Other than that, It's first come, first serve. I made 5 premade characters, or you can make your own. I will handle the inventory and stats for make-your-owns.

Info:

Stats:
AGI: Dodges, footing, balance, acrobatics, etc.
STR: CC Attack accuracy, sometimes used as a cc damage mod, lifting things.
DEX: RC Attack accuracy, sometimes used as an rc damage mod, holding on to things.
CHA: People skills(befriending npcs,etc) mostly useless in the dungeon I'm using.
INT: Magic Attack accuracy, sometimes used as an magic damage mod, searching, recalling info.

Leveling up:
when a character gets enough xp, they level up.
leveling up gives players new skill points which they can use to improve their stats (explained later), and sometimes new abilities.
players spend skill points on individual stats, becoming stronger in that area. each skill point is +1 to that stat. if a stat has enough +1 bonuses, it grows a step.
To grow a step, a skill needs to have as many +1 bonuses in that stat as the last step.

d2(not used)>d4>d6>d8>d10>d12>d20
so, to grow a step from d4 to d6, you need d4+2.

EX: sir george just leveled up, and has 3 skill points. he wants to spend these on INT (1d4)
he spends 2 points, which means INT grows to 1d6. He can then spend the remaining point to make INT 1d6+1

Races:
Elf +2 AGI, +3 DEX
Graceful warriors that align with a certain element. Skilled with a sword and a bow.
Classes: Ranger,Warrior,Mage,Rogue,Paladin,Cleric,Monk,Geomancer

Hume +2 STR, +1 CHA
Humans.
Classes: Ranger,Warrior,Mage,Rogue,Paladin,Cleric,Monk,Geomancer

Dwarf +3 STR, -1 AGI, - 2 DEX
Short, strong warriors of the south. Live underground. Dislike magic. Hate greenskins.
Classes: Warrior,Paladin,Cleric

Drahl +2 AGI, +3 STR, -3 CHA
Half-demons. Powerful Magic users. Devestating attacks with a sword.
Classes: Warrior,Mage

Sentinel +2 AGI, +2 STR, -3 DEX
Half-angels. Healing magic. often use swords or maces. limited flight.
Classes: Ranger,Warrior,Mage,Paladin,Cleric

Kameli +3 AGI, +1 INT, +1 STR, -2 CHA
Related to elves. Darker, often assassins, use some dark magic, and daggers.
Classes: Ranger,Warrior,Mage,Rogue,Monk,Geomancer

Halfling +2 AGI, +1 CHA, +2 DEX
(Hobbits) Short folk, agile and sneaky. often mischeavious.
Classes: Ranger,Warrior,Mage,Rogue,Paladin,Cleric,Monk,Geomancer

Salzar +3 AGI, -2 CHA, +2 DEX, +1 STR
Lizardfolk. generally hated. use scimitars. dislike magic.
Classes: Ranger,Warrior,Rogue

Katta +3 AGI, +2 DEX, +1 INT
Quiet, sneaky folk. Tendency towards kleptomania. (Thanks Coximind)
Classes: Ranger,Warrior,Mage,Rogue,Geomancer

Classes:
Ranger +2 DEX, +2 AGI
Warrior +2 STR, +1 AGI
Mage (Fire,water,earth,air,light,or dark)+3 INT, +1 AGI
Rogue +2 AGI, +1 STR, +1 DEX
Paladin +3 STR, +1 INT
Cleric +2 INT, +1 AGI, +1 CHA
Monk +3 AGI, -2 CHA
Geomancer +2 INT, +1 AGI




Prebuilds:

NAME:
PLAYER:
Race: Dwarf
CLASS: Warrior
Level: 0
Exp 0
HP: 12/12
MP: 6/6
AGI: 1d4
STR: 1d8+1
DEX: 1d4-2
CHA: 1d4
INT: 1d4

Abilities: Rush (3)

Gold: 20
Axe (1d4+(STR/2))
Leather shirt (1d4-1)
Leather pants (1d4-2)
Wooden sheild (1d4)
Wooden half helm (1d4)
4 Small Healing potion
2 Healing potion
Large Healing potion
Rope
Flint and steel
3 torch


NAME:
PLAYER:
Race: Kameli
CLASS: Rouge
Level: 0
Exp 0
HP: 12/12
MP: 6/6
AGI: 1d6+5
STR: 1d4+2
DEX: 1d4+1
CHA: 1d4-2
INT: 1d4+1

Abilities: Double Strike (3)

Gold: 20
2 knife (1d4)
Leather shirt (1d4-1)
Leather pants (1d4-2)
Wooden half helm (1d4)
4 Small Healing potion
2 Healing potion
Large Healing potion
Rope
Flint and steel
3 torch
Lockpicking kit

NAME:
PLAYER:
Race: Salzar
CLASS: Ranger
Level: 0
Exp 0
HP: 12/12
MP: 6/6
AGI: 1d6+3
STR: 1d4+1
DEX: 1d8
CHA: 1d4-2
INT: 1d4

Abilities: Piercing Blow (1d8+2)(3)

Gold: 20
Shortbow (1d4)
Shortsword (1d4)
Leather shirt (1d4-1)
Leather pants (1d4-2)
Wooden half helm (1d4)
4 Small Healing potion
2 Healing potion
Large Healing potion
Flint and steel
3 torch
Rope
90 beginner's arrows


NAME:
PLAYER:
Race: Elf
CLASS: Fire Mage
Level: 0
Exp 0
HP: 12/12
MP: 6/6
AGI: 1d6+1
STR: 1d4
DEX: 1d6+1
CHA: 1d4
INT: 1d6+3

Spell: Fireball (1d6) (3)

Gold: 20
Knife (1d4)
Beginner Robe (1d4)
4 Small Healing potion
2 Healing potion
Large Healing potion
4 Small Potion of rejuvination
2 Potion of rejuvination
Large Potion of rejuvination
Flint and steel
3 torch
Rope


NAME:
PLAYER:
Race: Sentinel
CLASS: Paladin
Level: 0
Exp 0
HP: 12/12
MP: 6/6
AGI: 1d6+5
STR: 1d8+1
DEX: 1d4-3
CHA: 1d4
INT: 1d4+1

Abilities: Restore (3)

Gold:20
Shortsword (1d4)
Leather shirt (1d4-1)
Leather pants (1d4-2)
Wooden half helm (1d4)
Wooden sheild (1d4)
4 Small Healing potion
2 Healing potion
Large Healing potion
Potion of recovery
Potion of life
Flint and steel
3 torch
Rope

Make your own:
Give me a name, a race, and a class. Also, give me one stat you want to be 1d6, all others are 1d4. (Plus modifiers.) I will handle the rest.

If you lose all your hp, you die.
If you don't post actions for three turns, I will find some way to kill off your character.
If a character dies, another can join.
No fighting each other.
This is a semi-serious game. No chainsaws, lasers, or anything outside of a medieval fantasy genre
I can give you more info if you need it.
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Re: Arcanum- The Endless Mythos

Postby Olothontor » Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:43 pm

thade wrote:CHA: People skills(befriending npcs,etc) really mostly useless.


Not a fan of legitimate roleplay, are we?

Should you really call it a "roleplaying game" if Charisma is "mostly useless"? If befriending NPCs, intimidation and Diplomacy, and like actions are "mostly useless", then really this is just a combat simulator with ambition.

edit: Not that I don't like the rules, it's just... why'd you even include it if it's "mostly useless"? It makes no sense.
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Postby thade » Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:49 pm

Sorry, didn't explain it right. For the dungeon I've built, there are no friendly npcs, so CHA is mostly useless in the context of the dungeon.
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Postby Olothontor » Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:51 pm

Fair enough.
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Postby naussica » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:52 pm

I'll be naussica, the elven ranger. I always liked elven rangers. I'll put DEX a d6. Do you need me to state an inventory?
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Postby Arkbrik » Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:29 am

Five years ago I made an RPG system called Arcanum. A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine (who had never heard of my system) made an RPG system called Arcanum. And now this...
Remus: Harry... I'm a werewolf.
Harry: Are you fucking serious?
Remus: Well yes, but I don't see how that applies here.
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Postby Massam » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:16 am

You are very unoriginal...all of you.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcanum:_O ... ck_Obscura
The videogame in 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcanum_%2 ... ng_game%29
The pen and paper in 1984.
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Postby Olothontor » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:40 am

I was waiting for someone to post that. I figured I was being enough of a killjoy in my first post; I didn't want to lower myself further.
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Postby Massam » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:35 am

Yeah, the rules seem fine, but a least call it Arcana or something.
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Postby thade » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:23 pm

@naussica: no, thats all i need.

NAME: Naussica
PLAYER: Naussica
Race: Elf
CLASS: Ranger
Level: 0
Exp 0
HP: 12/12
MP: 6/6
AGI: 1d6+2
STR: 1d4
DEX: 1d8+1
CHA: 1d4
INT: 1d4

Abilities: Piercing Blow (1d8+2) (3)

Gold: 20
Shortbow (1d4)
Shortsword (1d4)
Leather shirt (1d4-1)
Leather pants (1d4-2)
Wooden half helm (1d4)
90 beginner's arrows
4 Small Healing potion
2 Healing potion
Large Healing potion
Flint and steel
3 torch
Rope

@everyone else: :shock: DANGIT! plan b time.
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Postby naussica » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:01 pm

Alright! I'm all set!
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Postby Killer Karetsu » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:40 am

Hmm.

I'll be a Salzar Rogue, known as Droe de'alar.

Oh, and put the extra d6 to intelligence. I don't want to be stupid.
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Postby thade » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:38 am

NAME: Droe de'alar
PLAYER: Killer Karetsu
Race: Salzar
CLASS: Rouge
Level: 0
Exp 0
HP: 12/12
MP: 6/6
AGI: 1d6+3
STR: 1d6
DEX: 1d6+1
CHA: 1d4-2
INT: 1d6

Abilities: Double Strike (3)

Gold: 20
2 knifes (1d4)
Leather shirt (1d4-1)
Leather pants (1d4-2)
Wooden half helm (1d4)
4 Small Healing potion
2 Healing potion
Large Healing potion
Rope
Flint and steel
3 torch
Lockpicking kit


If you need any information on your characters, I can explain more.
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Postby Killer Karetsu » Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:38 am

thade wrote:NAME: Droe de'alar
PLAYER: Killer Karetsu
Race: Salzar
CLASS: Rouge
Level: 0
Exp 0
HP: 12/12
MP: 6/6
AGI: 1d6+3
STR: 1d6
DEX: 1d6+1
CHA: 1d4-2
INT: 1d6

Abilities: Double Strike (3)

Gold: 20
2 knifes (1d4)
Leather shirt (1d4-1)
Leather pants (1d4-2)
Wooden half helm (1d4)
4 Small Healing potion
2 Healing potion
Large Healing potion
Rope
Flint and steel
3 torch
Lockpicking kit


If you need any information on your characters, I can explain more.


What is double strike? Can he strike twice whit he's daggers?
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Postby thade » Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:45 pm

Abilities: Double Strike (3):
(3) means it costs 3 mp to use.
The ability lets you do combat damage twice this turn.
Eg: 1d4 damage (knife)= 3 damage
double strike: 1d4 damage (knife)= 2 damage

Basically, you attack twice with the same weapon, or two weapons.
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