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Pod 3--Descendants of the Dragon--Out of Character
« on: October 28, 2016, 06:01:37 AM »
So, you think you can run a faction, eh?

This is the thread for out-of-character interactions for the third pod of my forum RPG, which is playing as the Descendants of the Dragon. Current members of the Council of Generals are:

JLazeZ--Military Adviser--precedence in military engagements/deployments
Zinny98.82nd
CallMeXan--The Glorious Strategist--+1 Override power

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.

The first order of business, as usual, is to determine the specific character roles. Potential roles include:

Master Summoner--Head of Research and Recruitment (alternate name, Sage of Summoning)
The Glorious Strategist--+1 Override power (alternate name, The Tactician)
Peacekeeper--Diplomatic precedence (alternate name, Who Honors the Many)

I'm very much open to suggestions on different types of role titles/abilities. Especially since I only have 3 right now.

Each pod can have up to 5 players, so if you'd like to join this one comment below and I'll add you to the list. If you'd like to know more about the game or start up another pod, check out the official Rules thread
« Last Edit: November 26, 2016, 09:48:45 PM by Benionin »
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Re: Pod 3--Descendants of the Dragon--Out of Character
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2016, 04:54:52 PM »
Updated with a few ideas for player roles. If you want to play please comment below with your name and the role you want to claim (or perhaps more ideas for roles and what they can do)
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Re: Pod 3--Descendants of the Dragon--Out of Character
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2016, 01:18:44 PM »
I'd like to have the role of Military Adviser. The one who decides where, when and how, to defend.
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Re: Pod 3--Descendants of the Dragon--Out of Character
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2016, 04:28:28 PM »
I'd like to join this pod.


I had some thoughts as Master summoner's bonus being something like : For every 2 points in research add 1 to fortification or something similar.
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Re: Pod 3--Descendants of the Dragon--Out of Character
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2016, 06:25:16 AM »
So this pod's been waiting in the wings for a while now, all interested members PLEASE CONFIRM that you'd like to participate so we can get it off the ground. Thank you.
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Re: Pod 3--Descendants of the Dragon--Out of Character
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2016, 06:10:35 PM »
Well I had been waiting to see If any other exiles would consider me but they haven't and since you only need one more person I will fill that spot in. I don't know what the title or effect would be but I would love like to have advantages when it comes to spirits and dragons

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Re: Pod 3--Descendants of the Dragon--Out of Character
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2017, 07:36:59 PM »
Once FD/FF finishes up I'd be interested in joining this.

Role: Master Tactician
Ability: May see opposing troop deployments prior to turn rollouts and change troop deployments by subtracting one point from the offensive budget (500 troops per point subtracted). For every point subtracted this way, add one point to this turns fortification budget. If no points are modified this turn, gain +1 to offense.

(One of my frustrations in the FD/FF pod was that attacking could hurt your budget pretty badly. I like the risk/reward concept, and I feel this role would retain it while helping you advance a turn militarily without losing a turn with everything else.)

Other role ideas:

Ambassador - Your faction no longer needs to put points into diplomacy. Instead, the ambassador has 20 influence points they may allocate per turn and diplomacy is based on the ambassadors  influence. Each turn, any faction which is not engaged in diplomatic relationships (I.e. has 0 influence points spent) has their influence decay by 2 per turn they have not been engaged in diplomacy. (So if you don't talk to OOS for 4 turns, you get an influence decay of 8). Influence may also be changed at the GM's discretion based on significant events (Declaring war on an ally, breaking diplomatic promises, holding contested land, etc.)

Influence Standings:

-100: You are at war
-50: Faction will no longer engage in diplomacy with you
-25: Faction will declare war as soon as possible
-10: Double decay penalties
0: Faction is neutral towards you
15: Halve decay penalties
25: Faction will be open to treaties
50: Faction will be open to a defensive military alliance / sending auxillaries
100: Faction will join you in any war. (Note - Only 1 faction may reach this influence level per pod)

Misc. Penalties/Bonuses

+5: Fighting alongside allies
+10: Sending Auxillaries for aid to another faction


-5: Fighting against a factions allies. (If GI and FD are allies and you attack FD, you would suffer an influence penalty with GI.)
-15: Engaging in military action against a faction
-10: A failed sabotage attempt against another faction
-75: Declaring war on another faction
-25: Declaring war on a faction's ally

GM may assign other bonuses/penalties for non-listed specific reasons.


Note: CoV/Exiles/SoA/Klingons may not have ambassadors

Basically this would be an attempt to overhaul the diplomacy function of the pod and make it easier to track / more user friendly.

If you wanna give that one a shot I think being an ambassador could be fun and I'd be willing to test it.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2017, 07:59:34 PM by ecliptix »
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Re: Pod 3--Descendants of the Dragon--Out of Character
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2017, 07:23:31 PM »
Can i join this pod, benionin? It appears that it has been here for some time but it just appeared for me

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Re: Pod 3--Descendants of the Dragon--Out of Character
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2017, 05:17:01 AM »
Any update on this?
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Re: Pod 3--Descendants of the Dragon--Out of Character
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2017, 07:33:31 PM »
New pods are currently on hold. Going to finish up the two current pods, maybe run my other project or just take a break, and then we'll see about opening these back up.
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