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Offline Dalewarrior

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Attack tables for the Depression Criticals, RM Companion III
« on: March 23, 2017, 10:33:05 AM »
Hello fellows,

I always wondered if there were Attack tables for the Depression Criticals, in the RM Companion III. Lately, I thought that the Shockbolt attack table could be used with this Critical table for the spells of the Evil Mentalist Base List, Mind Disease, even though they are Base attack spells. Too powerful?

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Re: Attack tables for the Depression Criticals, RM Companion III
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2017, 02:43:06 PM »
Ooooh. Depression crits are fun! 

I'll take a look when I get home.  I've used them in the past, but I forget what the circumstances were.
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Re: Attack tables for the Depression Criticals, RM Companion III
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2017, 12:33:42 AM »
Great idea.

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Re: Attack tables for the Depression Criticals, RM Companion III
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 05:24:21 AM »
Cheers, Gauds!

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Re: Attack tables for the Depression Criticals, RM Companion III
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2017, 06:31:05 AM »
I only recall one instance where we used Depression crits, but we started a house rule of anyone taking more than 50% of HP in one blow takes a C-Stress Crit.  75% = D-Stress crit.  90% or worse = E-stress crit.

Any prolonged stressful action gave stress crits too such as carrying an unconscious player out of danger, while being chased by enemies for several rounds.
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Re: Attack tables for the Depression Criticals, RM Companion III
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2017, 08:39:44 AM »
I used them for some Undead attacks, especially ghosts and liches.
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Re: Attack tables for the Depression Criticals, RM Companion III
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2017, 06:19:39 AM »
In the E.C., dark elemental attacks cause depression secondary criticals.
"Tragic, deceptive, insane, innocent-looking, manipulative, immoral, lonely... it's what makes a girl fascinating and desirable. So lonely and hurt in her heart you absolutely want to comfort her, so insane and immoral you absolutely fear to become close to her, so deceptive and manipulative you wonder whether you're acting out of your free will.
This is what I call 'fascination'. This is what describes my ideal girl."

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Re: Attack tables for the Depression Criticals, RM Companion III
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2017, 10:27:47 AM »
Shadowblade, a Nightblade character in the old epic campaign I ran had a broadsword named Death-Shade that inflicted additional Cold and Depression criticals.

"Well, the Slash and Cold damage didn't kill him, but he did lose his will to live."

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Re: Attack tables for the Depression Criticals, RM Companion III
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2017, 07:45:54 AM »
Yeah, I was thinking of using them for Undead attacks who are shapeless and whose fear projection is thus greater. I rekoned it would be a good addition to MERP's 2E rules of detecting magic in the PbP I'm running.

I still don't know how they can be fought being damned shapeless spirits.
I took the ideas from the 'Watchers' of Minas Morgul and Sauron in the First Age.

'Sauron was become now a sorceror of dreadful power, master of shadows and of phantoms, foul in wisdom, cruel in strength, misshaping what he touched, twisting what he ruled, lord of werewolves; his dominion was torment. He took Minas Tirith by assault, for a dark cloud of fear fell upon those that defended it; and Orodreth was driven out, and fled to Nargothrond.'

I'll have to check the EC, Olf, for dark elementals. Thanks for your answers!

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Re: Attack tables for the Depression Criticals, RM Companion III
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2017, 08:05:43 AM »
I'll have to check the EC, Olf, for dark elementals. Thanks for your answers!
In addition to the EC, in the RoCo. VII, the shadowbolt inflicts cold, aether and depression criticals, whilst the shadowfire bolt inflicts cold, electricity and depression criticals.
"Tragic, deceptive, insane, innocent-looking, manipulative, immoral, lonely... it's what makes a girl fascinating and desirable. So lonely and hurt in her heart you absolutely want to comfort her, so insane and immoral you absolutely fear to become close to her, so deceptive and manipulative you wonder whether you're acting out of your free will.
This is what I call 'fascination'. This is what describes my ideal girl."

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Re: Attack tables for the Depression Criticals, RM Companion III
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2017, 02:41:14 PM »
red skeleton joke/pun attacks.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die.

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Re: Attack tables for the Depression Criticals, RM Companion III
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2017, 11:46:54 PM »
We used to attach them to the fear effects of dragons.
And when one dreams dark dreams dark days shall follow

 

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