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Sun-Touched Dragon King [Exalted/Highschool DxD]

Discussion in 'Questing' started by heralding_bubble, May 26, 2018.

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  1. heralding_bubble

    heralding_bubble Know what you're doing yet?

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    Current tally numbers.
    Because the ability/attribute distribution is somewhat important and there's not that many votes on them I'll keep the vote open until Thursday.
     
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  2. mrttao

    mrttao Connoisseur.

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    Could you make some commentary and suggestions on those 3 suggested spreads?
    As in
    1. Do you think they are decent builds and if not what needs changing.
    2. What kind of playstyle would you say each one of them represents?
     
  3. the DragonBard

    the DragonBard Creator of Worlds

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    You know, considering he's known for being caught by the kendo girls, Issei should probably start with a dot of Resistance and/or Dodge already.

    Also, with gym classes, he should probably start with a dot in Athletics as well.

    Considering writing up a stat sheet for Rias, though it's going to be difficult
     
  4. kenmadragon

    kenmadragon Not too sore, are you?

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    [X][Dots]: Dexterity +3, Charisma +2, Appearance +1, Athletics +1, Dodge +1, Resistance +1, Presence +2, Willpower +2

    Based on the suggestions of the DragonBard, I figured these would be best. Sadly, no early Melee dots, but that Willpower purchase is important, and the rest can be trained. Abilities are easy to raise, but Attributes are harder (weeks rather than days). Also, I wanted to grab Presence early because until Issei trains his combat abilities up to snuff, he's gonna have to rely on Presence to deal with the up-coming social interactions. Otherwise, might have instead gone for bumping up more Attributes or getting more Willpower.
     
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  5. mrttao

    mrttao Connoisseur.

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    they catch him and beat him for peeking at them at the changing rooms. he can probably outrun them now, or have enough social grace to talk them out of it, or maybe not peek anymore now that he has some social skills. or many other ways to solve that.

    not that dodge and resistance are bad mind you.
     
  6. the DragonBard

    the DragonBard Creator of Worlds

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    With no Athletics and only a two in Dex I'm not sure he'd be outrunning them 'that' easily, since they probably have four dots in Dex and Athletics combined.

    Plus they probably have an advantage over him (probably App 3 vs his App 2) as far as social skills.

    This is prior to his bonus points and without charms.
     
  7. shanagan

    shanagan I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    [X][Dots]: Dexterity +3, Charisma +2, Appearance +1, Athletics +1, Dodge +1, Resistance +1, Presence +2, Willpower +2
     
  8. Crazael

    Crazael Could be wittier.

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    [x][Parents] Speak to them after you know more.
    [x][School] Write in: Tell them that it was all just a punishment game for her.
     
  9. JoshieWoshie

    JoshieWoshie A Doge in a Tuxedo. Take meh srsly!

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    [X][Parents] Speak to them after you know more.
    [X][School] She went full Yandere and you managed to run away.
     
  10. 1986ctcel

    1986ctcel Connoisseur.

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    [X][Parents] Speak to them after you know more.
    [X][School] She went full Yandere and you managed to run away.

    [X][Dots]: Appearance +1, Charisma +3, Presence +3, Willpower +2, Lore +2, Melee +2
     
  11. heralding_bubble

    heralding_bubble Know what you're doing yet?

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    My apologies for not being here, things are quite busy again. Voting is up until Wednesday.

    They are all good builds for different things, though the lack of combat abilities in [Wits +3, Intelligence +2, Awareness +3, Dodge +3, Resistance +2] could make things more challenging until you do pick up some. While I won't penalize you for not having an ability and using it, you won't have any extra dice from the ability's side to add to the pile.

    I'm not sure how to go around and putting a playstyle on them but the characters'd be about...
    >Wits +3, Intelligence +2, Awareness +3, Dodge +3, Resistance +2
    Being smart and aware, and being able to dodge or tank damage, but nothing much beside it.
    >Appearance +1, Charisma +3, Presence +3, Willpower +2, Lore +2, Melee +2
    Charismatic smartypants that can hit people with a stick if things devolved into fighting it out, with extra willpower.
    >Charisma +2, Stamina +3, Resistance +1, Appearance +1, Brawl +1, Craft(Attractive women) +1, Presence +1, Wits +1, Lore +1, Willpower +1
    Charismatic tanky person that can throw a punch, with some smartyness (that's a verb/adjective now) and creating things in the image of beautiful females. And some extra willpower.
    Or something like that?
     
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  12. mrttao

    mrttao Connoisseur.

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    Thanks

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    [x][School] She went full Yandere and you managed to run away.
    [X][Dots]: Appearance +1, Charisma +3, Presence +3, Willpower +2, Lore +2, Melee +2
     
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  13. the DragonBard

    the DragonBard Creator of Worlds

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    I knew no one would vote for adding Brawl, as soon as Melee won for Favored Ability over Brawl.
    With it being favored, everyone's going to vote to put the XP into Melee, and nothing for Brawl.
     
  14. mrttao

    mrttao Connoisseur.

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    Actually my choice is based on build 1 making us incapable of fighting, and build 3 (the one with brawl) putting point into "craft woman" which QM described as
    ^seriously way too early to put points into art.

    I didn't even pay attention to the details of melee vs brawl.
     
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  15. kenmadragon

    kenmadragon Not too sore, are you?

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    I think you forgot to mention your opinion of my suggested dot spread:
     
  16. Homilion

    Homilion I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    [X][Parents] Speak to them after you know more.
    [X][School] She went full Yandere and you managed to run away.
    [X][Dots]: Wits +3, Intelligence +2, Awareness +3, Dodge +3, Resistance +2
     
  17. mrttao

    mrttao Connoisseur.

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    [x][Parents] Speak to them after you know more.
    [x][School] She went full Yandere and you managed to run away.
    [X][Dots]: Wits +3, Intelligence +2, Awareness +3, Dodge +3, Resistance +2

    Changing my mind, lets start out charismatic, aware, and durable. As for hurting others... training montage after quest start
     
  18. knight_enemy

    knight_enemy Just one more page often turns into 6 more hours.

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    [x][Parents] Speak to them after you know more.
    [x][School] She went full Yandere and you managed to run away.
    [X][Dots]: Wits +3, Intelligence +2, Awareness +3, Dodge +3, Resistance +2
     
  19. the DragonBard

    the DragonBard Creator of Worlds

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    Where are you voting for Charisma? You voted for Wits, so would be 'cunning, aware, and durable.'
     
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  20. mrttao

    mrttao Connoisseur.

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    I derped
     
  21. the DragonBard

    the DragonBard Creator of Worlds

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    :(
    You're right.
    The reason I put it there was because of the scene in canon where Issei made a nude statue of Rias so easily, and it didn't look like it was a WP auto-success based one.

    Eh, I'll change it to something else. Maybe Dodge.

    Anyway, aren't we supposed to start with a dot in our Favored skills automatically, or did they drop that requirement in the latest edition?

    [X][Dots]: Charisma +2, Stamina +3, Resistance +1, Appearance +1, Brawl +1, Dodge +1, Presence +1, Dexterity +1, Lore +1, Willpower +1
     
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  22. mrttao

    mrttao Connoisseur.

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    Good question... also are we using canon exalted thing where it severely punishes you for not taking 5s at char creation. By having it cost 1 char creation point per level, while XP costs per level increases rapidly?
     
  23. kenmadragon

    kenmadragon Not too sore, are you?

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    Not exactly by the looks of it. There are house rules written up at the bottom of the character sheet on the first page for those interested.

    So, yeah, bit of a punishment for not optimizing early (because training times are kind of valuable and time is not a commodity we have much of given the speed of plot), but not as bad as standard exalted.

    Though I do agree the lack of auto "1dot in every Favoured/Caste/Supernal upon Exaltation" was a little surprising and peculiar. Hell, all of last vote is weird because Attributes =/= Abilities =/= Willpower when it comes to stats...
     
  24. the DragonBard

    the DragonBard Creator of Worlds

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    I was looking at the training times, and as long as got the XP, looks like Issei could get Lore 5 and Int 5 by the end of the year, as each school day would count for either Int or Lore training.

    Not sure what else just going to school would count as training for.
    Not enough interaction during the day to count as 3+ hours of dedicated training for Presence, Socialize, or Charisma, also not sure they've got a gym period, and if so, not a long enough one for training in Athletics, Dex or Str wouldn't work.

    Working with the Occult Research Club would net Occult training time, and training with Koneko would probably allow Brawling, Resistance, and Dodge training, if they did the sparing long enough. Sparing with Kiba would net Melee, with a Sword specialty probably, as well as more Dodge training.

    And the length of the combat training would probably net Stamina training, probably Strength and Dex as well.

    Other thoughts on where the training time would come in?
     
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  25. lunasmeow

    lunasmeow Verified Dragon Deity

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    Koneko?


    [X][Parents] Speak to them after you know more.
    [X][School] She went full Yandere and you managed to run away.
    [X][Dots]: Wits +3, Intelligence +2, Awareness +3, Dodge +3, Resistance +2

    Appearance can wait. We don't need to be able to hurt things yet. Just need to survive until others kill the monsters in their territory. We can put the hurt on others later. Right now, we need to be able to survive the inevitable attacks, not die fighting.
     
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  26. Prince Charon

    Prince Charon Just zis guy, you know?

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    Well, this exists and is interesting, I guess I'll vote.


    [X][Parents] Speak to them after you know more.
    [X][School] She went full Yandere and you managed to run away.
    [X][Dots]: Wits +3, Intelligence +2, Awareness +3, Dodge +3, Resistance +2
     
  27. Nekotsuki

    Nekotsuki I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    [x][Parents] Speak to them after you know more.
    [x][School] She went full Yandere and you managed to run away.
    [X][Dots]: Wits +3, Intelligence +2, Awareness +3, Dodge +3, Resistance +2
     
  28. Ave Dominus Nox

    Ave Dominus Nox Not Really into it

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    [X][Parents] Speak to them after you know more.
    [X][School] She went full Yandere and you managed to run away.
    [X][Dots]: Wits +3, Intelligence +2, Awareness +3, Dodge +3, Resistance +2
     
  29. The Hero Without a Name

    The Hero Without a Name I listen to too much music with too little variety

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    [x][Parents] Speak to them after you know more.
    [x][School] She went full Yandere and you managed to run away.
    [X][Dots]: Wits +3, Intelligence +2, Awareness +3, Dodge +3, Resistance +2
     
  30. Larekko12

    Larekko12 Connoisseur.

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    [x][Parents] Speak to them after you know more.
    [x][School] She went full Yandere and you managed to run away.
    [X][Dots]: Appearance +1, Charisma +3, Presence +3, Willpower +2, Lore +2, Melee +2
    ly
     
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