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Pod 1--Flame Dawn--Out of Character
« on: October 05, 2016, 08:59:37 PM »
So, you think you can run a faction, eh?

This is the thread for out of character interactions for the first pod of my forum RPG. This pod is playing as the Flame Dawn Empire. Current members on the Council are:

Mew28, Hammer of the Dawn, with precedence on military deployment and advanced combat simulations.
Lord Commander Ecliptix, with a +1 Override to any one area of the budget.
Arch-Cyurate Grinnin_Gin, with precedence on Diplomacy and Research spending.

If anyone has any questions about how to play, comments on strategy, or so on and so forth, here's the place to talk about it. The "in-character" thread will be coming on Sunday with the official start of the game, and I'd like to keep that limited to just budgets and other "official" Council posts.

Each Pod can have up to 5 players, so if you'd like to join this game as the Flame Dawn comment and I'll add you to the list. If you'd like to play a separate game as another faction, notify me in the Rules Thread or through Discord.


In-character thread for the Empire
In-character thread for the Firmament Foundation
« Last Edit: December 08, 2016, 11:07:24 PM by Benionin »
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Re: Pod 1--Flame Dawn--Out of Character
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2016, 10:04:03 PM »
Possible in-keeping with Lore titles for Flame Dawn Leaders:

Head Justiciar
Lead Rapier
Lord Commander
First Purifier
Arch-Cyurate (Non-canon title for religious-sect of the Flame Dawn)

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Re: Pod 1--Flame Dawn--Out of Character
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2016, 11:47:06 PM »
Possible in-keeping with Lore titles for Flame Dawn Leaders:

Head Justiciar
Lead Rapier
Lord Commander
First Purifier
Arch-Cyurate (Non-canon title for religious-sect of the Flame Dawn)

Dibs on Lord Commander

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Re: Pod 1--Flame Dawn--Out of Character
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2016, 12:18:25 AM »
Can I be the hammer of dawn?

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Re: Pod 1--Flame Dawn--Out of Character
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2016, 03:01:54 AM »
I'll take the title Arch-Cyurate, because reasons.

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Re: Pod 1--Flame Dawn--Out of Character
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2016, 04:23:05 PM »
Updated with player titles and possible unique abilities. Let me know what you think.
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Re: Pod 1--Flame Dawn--Out of Character
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2016, 08:09:51 PM »
In Character Thread

Note that your budgets will be allocating 16 points divided among:

Exploration
Diplomacy
Fortification (The Flame Dawn Empire does not fortify positions--it attacks!)
Offense
Recruitment
Industry
Research
Security
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Re: Pod 1--Flame Dawn--Out of Character
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2016, 12:14:02 AM »
To go along with the Project: MORNINGSTAR thing, I felt like making a few cards that go along with it.

Obviously there's Morningstar Accelerator, but why not some more?

Morningstar Paladin:
Flame Dawn
6 Resources
10/12
When Morningstar Paladin enters the deployed area, create a Flame Dawn Aspirant in the assault zone. If a friendly character dies, Morningstar Commander moves to the front of the assault zone.

Morningstar Commander:
Flame Dawn
3 Resources
6/6
The first time you deploy a unit with Charge each turn, it gains +2/+2.

Morningstar Sapper
Flame Dawn
4 Resources
6/10
Charge, Flying

Morningstar Crusader
Flame Dawn
7 Resources
10/10
Charge, Two Lives
If Morningstar Knight inflicts damage to the fortress, gain that much health.

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Re: Pod 1--Flame Dawn--Out of Character
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2016, 04:13:15 AM »
Note that the final budget will be a composite/average of all of your proposals. However, Eclipix may use his Lord Commander Override to guarantee +1 point to any category he chooses (other than fortification, of course).
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Re: Pod 1--Flame Dawn--Out of Character
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2016, 04:15:16 AM »
Note that the final budget will be a composite/average of all of your proposals. However, Eclipix may use his Lord Commander Override to guarantee +1 point to any category he chooses (other than fortification, of course).

Question: Can we alter it? I wasn't sure how the point allocation ultimately played out. I.E. if there was any discussion or if it was more plug and play if that makes sense.
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Re: Pod 1--Flame Dawn--Out of Character
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2016, 04:24:14 AM »
Question: Can we alter it? I wasn't sure how the point allocation ultimately played out. I.E. if there was any discussion or if it was more plug and play if that makes sense.

I'd prefer that you not change your budgets mid-turn. What'll happen is that I'll take averages of the points used and work from there, so there won't be too much discussion during a turn of the turn itself--though you can definitely plot out or discuss how the council may better use its resources in future turns (or how players who haven't turned in their budgets yet might want to allocate their resources). If that makes sense.

You can go back and edit your budget to include the +1 override though.
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Re: Pod 1--Flame Dawn--Out of Character
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2016, 09:16:18 PM »
Ecliptix, did you ever state where you wanted to use your override? It guarantees an extra point to the budget category of your choosing.
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Re: Pod 1--Flame Dawn--Out of Character
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2016, 02:11:11 AM »
Nah, the first turn I wanted to just play normally with no abilities to see what happens.
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Re: Pod 1--Flame Dawn--Out of Character
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2016, 10:24:16 PM »
As a point of order, Lanstead is not going to fall to an all-out rush. Trying is only going to hurt you. I would suggest going for a more balanced budget on Turn 2 so you can build up for an actually crushing assault, rather than just throwing people into the meat grinder.
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Re: Pod 1--Flame Dawn--Out of Character
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2016, 02:24:27 AM »
Lol i like how excliptix kinda went all starcraft second turn. The enemy will be building troops expecting a cheese so lets outmacro them instead.