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The Dao That Can Be Taught (A Xianxia Teacher Quest)

Discussion in 'Questing' started by Leingod, Jun 4, 2020.

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  1. Negation

    Negation Shameless Pervert

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    [X] Intellectual and patient
    [X] Comprehension +3, Fortune +1
     
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  2. Leingod

    Leingod Immaculate Blooming Lotus

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    I see you all want your muscles to be purely for show. I can dig it. ;)
     
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  3. piens51

    piens51 Versed in the lewd.

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    [X] Intellectual and patient
    [X] Comprehension +3, Constitution +1
     
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  4. peel

    peel I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    exactly and if were smart enough we can trick everyone into thinking they aren't just for show and trick them into thinking were mainly a physical cultivator, and then bam You lost because you thought we were just a muscle brute.
     
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  5. Lon

    Lon Well worn.

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    sounds like this would be more the merlin.
     
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  6. Marlin

    Marlin wishing to read another story deleted for profit

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    You;re only really looking skin deep, and making some assumptions. The teaching styles of the protagonist's master do not matter. I can't find a reason they matter. All of the teachers can teach unique skills suitable to that specific teacher the protagonist will acquire, and are strong, that's what matters..You've also forgotten that each of the masters is supposed to have a skeleton in the closet as a downside of choosing them. Their bios do not make the skeleton appear obvious.

    The intellectual and patient master is about the worst pick in my mind because that one has divination as a specialist. I'd prefer the cool geomancy and artifact-crafting abilities. Practically the muscle-head version of magic with that combo.
     
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  7. AgentWho007

    AgentWho007 Getting out there.

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    [X] Intellectual and patient
    [X] Comprehension +3, Constitution +1
     
  8. Pipeman

    Pipeman Well worn.

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    [X] Down-to-earth and practical
    [X] Comprehension +2, Constitution +2

    Even a Constitution of 6 seems kinda embarrassing when you explicitly go for the muscled appearance.
     
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  9. LordEdric

    LordEdric Not too sore, are you?

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    [X] Down-to-earth and practical
    [X] Comprehension +3, Fortune +1
     
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  10. Jaoling

    Jaoling Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    [X] Down to earth and practical.
    [X] comprehension +2 fortune +2.
    These seem to be very important for progress.
     
  11. Pipeman

    Pipeman Well worn.

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    So, even though it's probably way too late in the voting cycle to accomplish anything, I'll try to expand on why running only 5 or 6 constitution with our looks is kinda not great.

    People mentioned how that kinda thing can be used to catch people off guard or whatever, but quite frankly there's a significant difference between hiding your strengths and pretending to have strengths that you don't.
    Cause once the cat is out of the bag, second is going to be part of our reputation and it's not going to add to it.

    And more than that, that kinda ruse needs to have at least anything at all backing it up to actually work out.
    It's relatively simple to deceive people if you look like an absentminded vagrant, cause even if they know what you're about, they're liable to just straight underestimate you.
    But you can't pretend to be a muscle wizard with a 5 in Constitution. You're never going to hide that actually, you're basically a wet tissue paper and your 10 in Comprehension is what you earn your meals with, especially not since you're going to have a reputation and that's never going to be "punch god".

    But if you buff Constitution to 7 and your Comprehension to 9?
    You can reasonably pull off pretending to only be a respectable physical talent with above average smarts and then blindside them by dismantling their Thousand Orchid Formation with one superbly well placed punch.
     
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  12. mrttao

    mrttao Connoisseur.

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    Vote Tally : The Dao That Can Be Taught (A Xianxia Teacher Quest) | Page 2 | Questionable Questing [Posts: 51-70]
    ##### NetTally 3.0.3
    [X] Down-to-earth and practical
    No. of Votes: 6
    [X] Comprehension +3, Fortune +1
    No. of Votes: 4
    [X] Intellectual and patient
    No. of Votes: 4
    [X] Comprehension +3, Constitution +1
    No. of Votes: 3
    [X] +4 Fortune
    No. of Votes: 1
    [X] Lon
    [X] Compassionate and gentle
    No. of Votes: 1
    [X] Lon
    [X] comprehension +2 fortune +2.
    No. of Votes: 1
    [X] Comprehension +2, Constitution +2
    No. of Votes: 1
    [X] Constitution +2, Resolve +2
    No. of Votes: 1

    Total No. of Voters: 11
     
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  13. mrttao

    mrttao Connoisseur.

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    [X] Down-to-earth and practical
    [X] Comprehension +2, Constitution +2

    Pipeman makes a good argument.
    Leingod how hard is it to raise stats after game starts? IIRC normally in xianxia stories con is the easiest stat to raise, luck or comprehension are the hardest
     
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  14. Leingod

    Leingod Immaculate Blooming Lotus

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    Definitely never more than a point or two per Realm at most, since you're starting at 30 out of 40 anyway.

    That said, at the end of character creation there'll be one last choice for a plan vote where you can suggest any last-minute tweaks to your build before things get started in earnest, so if enough of you want to go back and change something once this is all laid out that can happen.
     
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  15. mrttao

    mrttao Connoisseur.

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    Thanks. also how do the stats compare? is a score of 10 in a stat twice as much as 5?
     
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  16. RainChild1024

    RainChild1024 I have no idea what I'm doing

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    [X] Compassionate and gentle
    [X] Comprehension +1, Constitution +3

    We're already at the upper end of comprehension, and our constitution needs to be shored up, both for QoL purposes and for our reputation.

    Although, Leingod, could you please add a character sheet or at least what our character is, stat-wise?
     
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  17. endlessdreams

    endlessdreams Know what you're doing yet?

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    Its been a year and we are still in character creation. God, why not just combine the rest of the decisions in a single chapter.
     
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  18. RainChild1024

    RainChild1024 I have no idea what I'm doing

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    The opening post was June 4, 2020.

    I'm pretty sure that means it's been only 3 weeks, unless we crossed into 2021 when I wasn't looking.
     
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  19. Blonddude42

    Blonddude42 Versed in the lewd.

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    [X] Comprehension +3, Constitution +1

    Too bad the appearance vote was way before our vote on stats. This kinda goes to show one of the greatest weaknesses of forum based quests. We're all pulling things in different directions and as more people come in as chargen happens we keep distorting the vision of how things should be.
     
  20. shipenterce

    shipenterce Know what you're doing yet?

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    [X] Compassionate and gentle

    This type of teacher provides a good explanation for why a scholar has a beefy body, a deeper reason than its value in deception or for amusement at the juxtaposition. It shows affection for our master and pride in the body they helped us build. Not to mention, it means we'll learn that in depth body-building knowledge, and can use it to build up our own students. Plus, our highest stat before adding these extra points is resolve, which is mainly used in xianxia to let the protagonist willpower his way through incredibly painful body cultivation techniques that no one else has the balls to take to their ultimate stage.

    Also, I sort of hope taking this master will lead to an extra point in constitution.

    [X] Comprehension +1, Constitution +2, Fortune +1
     
  21. mrttao

    mrttao Connoisseur.

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    Aha! I finally caught a time traveler!
    Teach me your secrets of time travel or I will call the time police!
     
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  22. Aoinfinity

    Aoinfinity Unlimited Blue Works

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    [X] Intellectual and patient
    [X] Comprehension +3, Fortune +1
     
  23. Ayashi

    Ayashi Well worn.

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    [X] Comprehension +3, Fortune +1

    Capping comprehension seems like the obvious choice for a teacher-build. And a point in luck makes everything easier.

    [X] Down-to-earth and practical
     
  24. Erzherzog_Charles

    Erzherzog_Charles Not too sore, are you?

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    [X] Down-to-earth and practical
    [X] Comprehension +3, Constitution +1
     
  25. veekie

    veekie Well worn.

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    [X] Compassionate and gentle
    [X] Comprehension +3, Fortune +1
     
  26. Bloodalchemy

    Bloodalchemy Getting sticky.

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    [X] Compassionate and gentle
    [X] Comprehension +2, Constitution +1, Resolve +1
     
  27. Dark Lord Potato

    Dark Lord Potato He who sits in the Shadows

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    [X] Down-to-earth and practical
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    Trying to raise Constitution to a decent amount, considering our appearance.
     
  28. RainChild1024

    RainChild1024 I have no idea what I'm doing

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    ##### QQBot

    [1] +4 Fortune: (Lon)

    [5] Compassionate and gentle: (Lon, RainChild1024, shipenterce, veekie, Bloodalchemy)

    [1] Comprehension +1, Constitution +2, Fortune +1: (shipenterce)

    [1] Comprehension +1, Constitution +3: (RainChild1024)

    [1] Comprehension +2, Constitution +1, Resolve +1: (Bloodalchemy)

    [3] Comprehension +2, Constitution +2: (Pipeman, mrttao, Dark Lord Potato)

    [5] Comprehension +3, Constitution +1: (Marlin, piens51, AgentWho007, Blonddude42, Erzherzog_Charles)

    [7] Comprehension +3, Fortune +1: (Kingkold14, peel, Negation, LordEdric, Aoinfinity, Ayashi, veekie)

    [1] Constitution +2, Resolve +2: (LinkOnScepter)

    [1] Down to earth and practical.: (Jaoling)

    [9] Down-to-earth and practical: (LinkOnScepter, Marlin, peel, Pipeman, LordEdric, mrttao, Ayashi, Erzherzog_Charles, Dark Lord Potato)

    [5] Intellectual and patient: (Kingkold14, Negation, piens51, AgentWho007, Aoinfinity)

    [1] comprehension +2 fortune +2.: (Jaoling)

    People seem to want the down-to-earth and practical teacher (10 votes), and Comprehension+3, Fortune+1
     
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  29. Deathwings

    Deathwings Questionable French Guy

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    [X] Down-to-earth and practical
    [X] Comprehension +2, Constitution +2
     
  30. knyght

    knyght Getting sticky.

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    [X] Intellectual and patient
    [X] Comprehension +3, Fortune +1
     
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