Wednesday, December 13, 2017

LEGENDS OF OGRE GATE CHAPTER 49: THE FURY OF BAO

At Wuxia World, you can follow the story of Sunan and Bao in the Legends of Ogre Gate series by Deathblade. The latest chapter is available HERE. If you want to start from the beginning, check out the INDEX


THE FURY OF BAO (SECRET)
Discipline: Neigong 
Skill: Meditation TN 7; Arm Strike against Evade
Type: Normal
Qi: 5

You focus and manipulate your Qi energy allowing rage to form in your elixir field. Your eyes glow red and a maroon-colored Qi energy is released in powerful beams from your fingertips. 

Make a Meditation TN 7 roll. On a Success, you release five beams of energy from each hand at 2 different targets, for a number of rounds equal to your Neigong rating. On a Failure you are filled with a desire to destroy and attack the nearest target with lethal force. 

To use the beams roll Arm Strike against Evade. On a Success you do 5d10 Open Damage.  Against objects this does 3 Extra Wounds. 

This must be used cathartically. When using this technique you cannot make a Controlled Strike (WHOG, 78). 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

SONS OF LADY EIGHTY-SEVEN SESSION 5: HAT AND COMB

I started recording our Tuesday sessions of Sons of Lady Eighty-Seven. Below is the party's latest foray into the criminal underworld that infests Fan Xu province. You can see the previous session HERE



Monday, December 11, 2017

LEGENDS OF OGRE GATE CHAPTER 48: A SPEAR DISCARDED

At Wuxia World, you can follow the story of Sunan and Bao in the Legends of Ogre Gate series by Deathblade. The latest chapter is available HERE. If you want to start from the beginning, check out the INDEX

BAO YI
Bao Yi was born a spear in the hands of heroine Bao and discarded on the battlefield. He shed blood for her, piercing the hearts of her enemies and smashing their faces with his haft until the field was littered with dead, but Bao cast him aside. Since then, he has been searching for answers, wondering what his failure may have been and why she saw no further use for him. He now wanders, healing the sick and protecting the weak where he can. In his natural form, Bao Yi appears to be a normal spear, though one that can freely fly through the air of its own will. He can, when he chooses, assume human form. However in this state his skin has a vague bluish hue and his hair is something like silver. His manners also leave much to be desired. Despite centuries living among men, he has yet to master their ways. He is very direct, does not understand the utility of lying and so freely talks about his past and his spirited nature. Most think he is crazy or trying to be witty. 

Defenses: Hardiness 9, Evade 7, Parry 7, Stealth 6, Wits 5, Resolve 8
Skills: Spear Strike: 3d10, Arm Strike: 3d10, Medium Melee: 2d10, Heavy Melee: 3d10,  Speed: 2d10, Athletics: 2d10, Muscle: 2d10, Detect: 3d10, Medicine: 3d10, History (Era of the Demon Emperor to present): 3d10, Languages (Daoyun): 3d10, Read Script (Feishu): 3d10

Qi: 5
Max Wounds: 18
Flaws: Awkward 

Key Techniques (Neigong 2, Dianxue 2): Curing Palm, Phoenix Spirit Disruption, Phoenix Star Reversal, Phoenix Star Strike, Sealing the Phoenix,Stone Shattering Finger, Infinite Counter of the Phoenix (Counter), Blade Pinch (Counter)

Powers
Human Form: Bao Yi can take the form of a human when he wishes. 

Fly: As a spear, Bao Yi can fly through the air. 

Spear Strike: In Spear Form Bao Yi can whiz through the air and impale his foes. Roll 3d10 Against Evade. On a Success he does 5d10 Open Damage. 


Friday, December 8, 2017

LEGENDS OF OGRE GATE CHAPTER 47: GLOVES OF THE FIRE GENERAL

At Wuxia World, you can follow the story of Sunan and Bao in the Legends of Ogre Gate series by Deathblade. The latest chapter is available HERE. If you want to start from the beginning, check out the INDEX

THE GLOVES OF THE FIRE GENERAL
These red gloves sparkle as though dipped in layers of crushed ruby. At will they burst into flames, turning damage from any Arm Strike into Fire Damage. In addition, the user can opt to launch streams of fire at his or her foes from both hands. To do so, simply make an Arm Strike against the Evade of 1 or 2 targets up to 20 feet away. Each stream does 3d10 Fire Damage. The rubies on the gloves are worth 14,000 spades. 

SLASHING AXE OF MAO YUN
Discipline: Waijia
Skill: Medium Melee against Evade 
Type: Normal
Qi: 3

You cleave through the air with an axe causing a blaze of fine energy that cuts enemies in a long curve. 

Make a Medium Melee against the Evade of up to 4 Targets who stand before you. On a Success you do Normal Damage plus 1 Extra wound. 

Cathartic: This works as above except on a Total Success, against Targets of lower Qi rank, it slices off an arm or leg. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

LEGENDS OF OGRE GATE CHAPTER 46: THE GOLDEN SPEAR

At Wuxia World, you can follow the story of Sunan and Bao in the Legends of Ogre Gate series by Deathblade. The latest chapter is available HERE. If you want to start from the beginning, check out the INDEX

THE GOLDEN SPEAR
This weapon looks like a fine golden short spear. But if you press a button on its base, the spear tip splits into four hooks attached to golden rope that runs through the spear. These release and fire at the target, capturing them by digging into their flesh and hindering their movements. Pushing the button again, causes the hooks to retract and form back into a tip. To use the spear in this fashion roll Small Ranged against Evade. On a Success the hooks grab the target and they are effectively Restrained (WHOG, 42). On a Total Success you can throw the target dealing Muscle+0d10 Damage. 


TABLE: WEAPONS
Weapon
Group
Damage
Accuracy
Lethal
Muscle
Type
Range/Reach
Golden Spear 
Medium
Melee
Muscle+2d10, Muscle+0d10
None
Yes
0
Sharp
15 Feet







Monday, December 4, 2017

LEGENDS OF OGRE GATE CHAPTER 45: SPIRITED FIRE

At Wuxia World, you can follow the story of Sunan and Bao in the Legends of Ogre Gate series by Deathblade. The latest chapter is available HERE. If you want to start from the beginning, check out the INDEX

SPIRITED FIRE
These creatures may just be mere legend as they were mentioned frequently in the early days of the Demon Emperor. They are believed to arise when flames devour the bodies of Qi cultivators and become imbued with life. The flame acquires a spark of intelligence, and starts to take on the general shape of a man or woman. But they always burn. With each cultivator they consume, the grow in strength and people believe their breath can knock down temples or city walls


Defenses: Hardiness 3, Evade 10, Parry 5, Stealth 3, Wits 7, Resolve 7
Key Skills: Fire: 4d10 (1d10 fire damage per Cultivator ), Speed: 4d10, Muscle: 3d10, Detect: 1d10, Athletics: 2d10, Command: 2d10

Max Wounds: 13 +1 per Cultivator 

Powers
Immune: Spirited Flame cannot be harmed by most physical attacks. Only Phoenix energy, water-based attacks and certain magical effects can stop them. Regular water is harmful to them, causing 3d10 Open Damage every round they are exposed to it. 

Fire Attack: Spirited Fire can launch flames at up to 8 targets within 15 feet. Roll 4d10 against Evade. On a Success this does 1d10 fire damage, increased by +1d10 for every Qi Cultivator they have consumed (to a max of 10d10). 

Flaming Wind: A Spirited Flame can produce a tremendous blast of smoke, steam and fire through its nostrils. This has enough force to knock down may walls. When used this functions just like their Fire Attack, except against objects it is treated as Open Damage and anyone caught in it is blown back 100 feet (taking 3d10 Extra Damage). 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

BABYLON FIVE DISCUSSION: SEASON 2 FINALE

Today Adam and I talk about the last four episodes and finale of Season 2 of Babylon 5. I have to say, I really enjoyed this season and I couldn't stop watching once I got near the end of it. We will be back on Wednesday for the start of season 3.

Also, as I mention in the podcast, Adam and I are going to do some gaming episodes again. We are interested in what sorts of topics people might want to hear so feel free to let us know.