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by Clay
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: I have a question regarding character creation.
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: I have a question regarding character creation.

There's no strict limitation on either, so I can't really point you to a specific section in the rulebook to tame your Players'...creativity. That said, 3 Attacks generally does the job, and any more than 5 is getting excessive. Magic lists can run a little longer—but even then 5 "trademark" spells ...
by Clay
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: I have two questions.
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: I have two questions.

Yes, it's still perfectly okay to order books from my site. (In fact, it is currently the only place to get a hard copy of OVA.)

I'm not sure why Chrome is giving this warning. Payment is handled through PayPal, so your credentials are definitely safe.
by Clay
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Turtle Pond
Topic: Regarding Forum Registration
Replies: 0
Views: 1342

Regarding Forum Registration

Due to an insane amount of bot registrations that happen multiple times an hour, I have temporarily disabled user registration while I fix the issue. If you are new here and would like to register to the forums, please contact me via the wiseturtle.com email link and I will get you set up. Thanks fo...
by Clay
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Ask Wise Turtle
Topic: Ur-Quan RPG file
Replies: 3
Views: 1474

Re: Ur-Quan RPG file

Placeholder page number.
by Clay
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Ask Wise Turtle
Topic: Ur-Quan RPG file
Replies: 3
Views: 1474

Re: Ur-Quan RPG file

Welcome to the boards, Mirrorman! Wow, that's a blast from the past. It took me a while to dig up the file, but I have restored it to its previous location for the time being. It's less a campaign setting and more a sample rules document for a tabletop version of the game. I think I had plans to exp...
by Clay
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: Wise Turtle Site Redesign
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

Re: Wise Turtle Site Redesign

It had its charms, though I'm afraid the time warp has to come to an end! The ACTUAL redesign is now live.
by Clay
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: Hand-Drawn Character Sheets
Replies: 10
Views: 3715

Re: Hand-Drawn Character Sheets

The dry-erase cards are gorgeous! So charming (and the flip-side drama die indicator is also really clever.) If I ever make a magical girl game, I'm going to have to get in touch!

BTW, did you get locked out of your old account? I could reset your password if you're not feeling True Blue after all.
by Clay
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: A "Modern" RPG community
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

Re: A "Modern" RPG community

If you check wiseturtle.com, you'll find an invite link to the new Wise Turtle Discord!
by Clay
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: Wise Turtle Site Redesign
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

Wise Turtle Site Redesign

I thought the Wise Turtle website was due for a makeover—by way of 2004!

Some things just don’t go out of style.

http://www.wiseturtle.com

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by Clay
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: A "Modern" RPG community
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

A "Modern" RPG community

I grew up with mailing lists and web forums, so I tend to approach what makes an RPG community through those eyes. That said, I know things are different now. Social Media is a thing that's not going anywhere, and there are countless different ways to gather and share ideas. So where do you guys lik...
by Clay
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: Magic that changes perks/flaws
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Re: Magic that changes perks/flaws

Welcome to the forums! This is never explicitly stated in the rules, but each +5 or -5 of Perks and Flaws is roughly equivalent to +1 or -1 in Ability/Weakness Levels. So you can use that as a starting point. (If you try to "take apart" certain Abilities, like Healer, you'll see they have built in f...
by Clay
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: Inventor questions
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Re: Inventor questions

1) Theoretically: None. Realistically, these inventions have to be kept somewhere and made out of parts and in general financed. If a Player gets too long of a laundry list of inventions, it's probably a good idea to point out the limitations of personal inventory. Unless Dimensional Pocket enters t...
by Clay
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: Incorporeal form
Replies: 5
Views: 1315

Re: Incorporeal form

Incorporeal Form is, basically, a fancy sort of defense, one that can fail.

If you want someone to be incorporeal all the time, it's probably better to use the Resistance Ability instead, which has more concrete rules. You can see this applied to the "Ghost" NPC fragment in the back of the book.
by Clay
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: Knowledges being added in combat
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: Knowledges being added in combat

1)Is it possible to use knowledge to add to the damage multiplier. No. You can potentially justify the Knowledge as part of your Attack Roll, which will already boost Damage. 2) should knowledge be used in the attack roll as well as the damage multiplier simultaneously. As a general rule, nothing s...
by Clay
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: Help with Ranged attacks
Replies: 3
Views: 1661

Re: Help with Ranged attacks

Personally, I would combine these into a single new +5 Perk that went something like: Closer (+5) An Ability with this Perk allows the user to immediately enter the same space as the target, eliminating any "Ranged" status. Whether this is zooming to their position directly or tractor-beaming them t...