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 Post subject: The Passion Ability and its use
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:37 pm 
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Good day to all, I'm posting here as a neophyte to OVA. A few friends and I are running an episodic campaign, and I noticed that there are no sample characters or NPCs in the book who have the "Passion" ability.

I'd just like to see if you can think of any examples of the Passion ability as applied in fiction in the same sense that Walking Arsenal is embodied by Solid Snake.

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: The Passion Ability and its use
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:51 pm 
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Well here is an example. Kenta has Passion (Motorcycles) +2. Now Kenta would add 2 dice to riding, fixing, or knowledge checks involving motorcycles. He would not add those passion dice to driving a car, fixing a generator, or knowledge checks about Newspapers. Those things are not a part of his Motorcycle Passion.


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 Post subject: Re: The Passion Ability and its use
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:01 am 
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Also, Knowledge: Motorcyles would serve as well.

Where Passion really shines is when assigned to what characters care about. Link has Passion 5 for Princess Zelda -- when acting to rescue, woo, or serve her, he adds those dice. It's an emotional bonus (theme music kicking in) rather than a standard skill.

It might be a good idea to require new character to take a Passion to help the player define what the character is willing to fight for.


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 Post subject: Re: The Passion Ability and its use
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:19 pm 
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KitsuStef wrote:
I'd just like to see if you can think of any examples of the Passion ability as applied in fiction in the same sense that Walking Arsenal is embodied by Solid Snake.

Have you watched Princess Jellyfish? If you haven't, a) go watch, b) most of the characters are what you are asking for, and c) seriously, go watch Princess Jellyfish.

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