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by Gavinwulf
Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: New Character Sheet
Replies: 3
Views: 3172

I like it. :)
by Gavinwulf
Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: Vampire: Requiem made much better with OVA
Replies: 2
Views: 2648

Yeah, what Calibur said... As a veteran of using generic systems to play other games, I'd say the number one rule is to convert the Setting not the System. If you try to convert the system mechanics you'll end up doing a lot of work creating haphazard new game. This is a hard one for me to remember ...
by Gavinwulf
Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: Slayers Alternate campaign
Replies: 6
Views: 3872

Thanks for posting! We gotta keep these forums Alive!
Besides that, I quite enjoy 'campaign threads' like this.
Thanks!
by Gavinwulf
Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: Standard DN?
Replies: 7
Views: 4385

Okay, so... I've done some experimenting with the 'Static Defense' idea! Warrior twins battled it out against eachother! (Character fought it's doppleganger with same stats). I did it first with the 'Static Defense' and recorded the info, then I did it with the regular defense roll anc compared the ...
by Gavinwulf
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: Demoralized
Replies: 7
Views: 4563

Dang! I'm here in UT too w/ no group!
...So close...but still too far... :cry:
by Gavinwulf
Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: Standard DN?
Replies: 7
Views: 4385

Thanks for the replies. I was mainly wondering what the 'standard' Difficulty Number should be with just the base 2D6, but it seems like you guys figured that out anyway. I mentioned in another thread an idea for a static defense number. Also thinking of a 'Toughness Threshold' for determining damag...
by Gavinwulf
Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: Standard DN?
Replies: 7
Views: 4385

Standard DN?

Quick question as I'm tinkering with the system...
What would be the Average or Standard Difficulty Number for dice rolls? 4? or 6?
by Gavinwulf
Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: 1st Session
Replies: 8
Views: 4623

Like I said earlier, it depends on the setting. Even in Fantasy there are settings and moods which greatly differ. Obviously, I'm a huge Fan of Robert E. Howard's Hyborian Age. While not necessarily 'gritty' (for the PCs anyway), it is grim. Howard's Hyborian Age is what spawned 'Sword & Sorcery'. F...
by Gavinwulf
Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: Transformation.
Replies: 12
Views: 5874

My apologies for assuming you were unfamiliar with the system. Sorry if I sounded belittling towards your game plan. To specifically answer your question, and I hope I am understanding it correctly, it looks like the bonus for Tough & Vitality is consistently doubled with each rank: 10 20 40 80 160 ...
by Gavinwulf
Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: Transformation.
Replies: 12
Views: 5874

Scaling Down average folks was one thing I think was done in a group using OVA to play Exalted (It might be in the forums somewhere). If that doesn't work for you well, good luck. My advice would be to play the game as it is before you decide to make changes. With Unnatural Resistance (Physical Dama...
by Gavinwulf
Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: OVA
Topic: Transformation.
Replies: 12
Views: 5874

One option might be to scale Down the 'average traits' for average people. Like never letting 'average normal characters' add double sixes. Or even instead of getting the 'base 2d6' only let them roll ONE d6! They can still add dice by spending Eundurance for those difficult actions (perhaps letting...
by Gavinwulf
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Game and Player Bulletin
Topic: Need Players in Heber City, UT (posting can't hurt right?)
Replies: 0
Views: 9845

Need Players in Heber City, UT (posting can't hurt right?)

Just thought I'd post on the off-chance there was someone nearby in UT who would like to play OVA. I've playtested this game for a one-shot when I had out-of-town visitors, but of course, they are gone now.

~Gavin
by Gavinwulf
Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: Temple of the Ebon Toad (My Hyborian Age one-shot adventure)
Replies: 2
Views: 2639

Thanks! I imagine the villagers know that the troupe aren't cultists, probably by their manner and dress. I would think the villagers know the general direction in the fens where the temple lies, no ghouls go near it. Perhaps they know the secret trail that leads there. Perhaps the cultists tried st...
by Gavinwulf
Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: Temple of the Ebon Toad (My Hyborian Age one-shot adventure)
Replies: 2
Views: 2639

Temple of the Ebon Toad (My Hyborian Age one-shot adventure)

This story takes place in the Hyborian Age (The world of Conan the Barbarian), but may equally do well in any fantasy setting. This adventure is mostly combat centered. Descriptions of Places and Objects are after the Story Outline. This story is presented in an Outline, I will not give stats for NP...
by Gavinwulf
Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: OVA
Topic: 1st Session
Replies: 8
Views: 4623

Calibur, I appreciate your comments and posts, glad these forums are alive. (Also, your demo playtest is one 'review' that really encouraged me to play OVA). About money and treasure, I understand why people wouldn't like 'wealth checks'. But to me, I just don't like keeping track of coinage/currenc...