It is currently Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:01 pm


All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Why is there no healing in the middle of combat?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:07 pm 
Exalted Amphibian
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:24 pm
Posts: 231
Location: Woonsocket, RI
This question is for Clay. Why can't you heal during a fight in OVA? The current system makes it really difficult. Is there a reason for this? I want to know before I add health potions or some such feature to my fantasy game then find out it breaks the system.


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Why is there no healing in the middle of combat?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:50 pm 
Dangerously Sane
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 27, 2004 4:32 pm
Posts: 1279
Location: Nowhere-land
There's two approaches to healing. One way is the kind of healing you see in Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest, where characters chug potions and cast spells ad nauseum, and the other is the kind of healing you see more often in cinematic storytelling. Here, it's not very often that you see fights interrupted by characters healing in any overt fashion. Healing is always something that happens after the fight, where a downed character gets emergency aid. Or when it does happen mid-battle, it's a big thing and dramatic, usually requiring the protection/distraction of others.

There's enough crossover between anime and RPGs that you will see the sillier kind of healing from time to time, and there's nothing wrong with that! I just had to make a decision of which is more broadly appropriate.

As for breaking the game, it will certainly make your heroes much, much tougher, so you may want to liberally give Health Reserves to opponents...or even healing powers of their own.


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Why is there no healing in the middle of combat?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:36 pm 
Exalted Amphibian

Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2005 2:50 pm
Posts: 196
Location: Here and There, Now and Then
I find 80 points to be a long way to go as-is. :/

_________________
Joe_Mello: Could you make a common sense roll, please, Ryu?
Ryushikaze: With Smart?
Joe_Mello: Sure
*Ryushikaze rolls*
Joe_Mello: SHE'S DEAD!


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Why is there no healing in the middle of combat?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:12 pm 
Exalted Amphibian
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:24 pm
Posts: 231
Location: Woonsocket, RI
Joe_Mello wrote:
I find 80 points to be a long way to go as-is. :/


True that. I just wanted to confirm something before I went mucking about with the system.


Top
Offline Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ]  Moderators: Clay, Jade

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Theme created StylerBB.net