Descent Reboot


  • Politics

    @arkandel said in Descent Reboot:

    What's your priority when you're rewriting the material? For instance are you concerned about balancing the Covenants against each other?

    My concern with blood magic is, yes, balancing the Covenants against one another insofar as "specials" are concerned. But it is also expansive: whereas 2E only provided 3 Coils and Scale sets, plus about 10 rituals per Cruac and Theban Sorcery, I'm on track to produce 30 Paths (5 rituals each) for 6 Covenants/Conspiracies.

    I've been sidelined by RL a bit, but I should be back on track in a couple of weeks.



  • The wiki has pictures! Wooo! Not much else, yet, but I have a gentleman working on getting the bones built for templates and formatting. I can fill in blanks readily enough, once I have forms for them.

    thedescentmux.com



  • Started a google doc to begin the process of working out a Settlers of Catan-like territory system.

    I have a couple of goals: I want to keep it simple, or at least easy in the sense of 'oh that makes sense and is easy to remember/reference with a wiki chart'. I want to keep it off of pc's sheets. It's a lot harder to min-max for a system when it never involves a +sheet.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZmCgVVuuWb0Mj41qoZWFOaoOd9rZvC-nwFMHxn_9GIE/edit

    I have editing turned off, but commenting is on. I'm definitely open to suggestions.

    On a side note, we have altered the xp cap to 75 from the daily payouts, to keep prps rolling after folks hit that mark. 75xp is still plenty to make a well rounded or a pretty sharp sheet with, in 2.0.


  • Pitcrew

    @taika I see that Mortals and Mortal+ are mentioned on the wiki. Will they be allowed or is that just a placeholder?



  • @catsnake Yes. Mortals and Mortal+ will be allowed, though I don't think we've solidified just how + we're going to let things go. (Namely: the Mortal + character types presented in HL).


  • Pitcrew

    Wasteland Lost Boys cooking serums and talking upgrades around a slowly roasting cannibal bandit?



  • @royal Lost Boys are actually my biggest concern. I'd like to include them, because thematically, I think they'd be cool AF. But the upkeep of the serum and the IC lore surrounding that doesn't lend itself well to the setting.

    But if we reskin them somehow to be juiced up meth head types...


  • Pitcrew

    @shelbeast Ideas. I has thems. I'll message you and such.


  • Politics

    @taika

    I'm sorry, mistress, but I will get back on schedule after this week. Just finished up a trial, and am heading into depositions tomorrow.



  • @Ganymede - With all the shit on your plate right now? Don't worry about it. For reals. You have an insane job and kiddos, and a sick lady to tend to.

    Unless it helps you get a mental breather, then go for it. But: you're not allowed to feel bad or guilty. stern face



  • Gah, I got eated by the dread Arr of Ell. I thought I was ready for holiday vending, but no, no I wasn't. And the vendor crud that laid us all out for two weeks. With 2 more weekends of vending and a 6 hour road trip ahead of me for the holidays, I'm probably going to continue to be a bit awol until after the 1st of the year. Just a heads up, we're not dead, just slow for the holidays.


  • Politics

    Shelbeast and I were a bit concerned.

    I'll get to work finishing up Blood Sorcery over the holidays. That should pave the way for edits for staff consideration. And public comment, if warranted.



  • Yeah, I suck. I didn't even realize how long I ghosted for - that's how crazy things have been @.o

    My phone doesn't always ping on it, but my Skype is taikaovtings if you want to poke at me or if I lose track of days again like a goober.



  • Alright, it's the 2nd, time to get shit moving again. Also, skype sucks, so I'm giving Discord a whirl. Username is Pestilence#7260 :3


  • Politics

    @taika said in Descent Reboot:

    Alright, it's the 2nd, time to get shit moving again. Also, skype sucks, so I'm giving Discord a whirl. Username is Pestilence#7260 :3

    I like communicating on game. Don't make me adapt, plz. :(



  • No force! Just a way to reach me if I don't happen to be on when others might be looking to chat or get something done. I'm more than happy to pop on, unless I'm driving or sleeping :p Working on descing and generating plot ideas at the moment.



  • Alrighty. Proof of progress!

    Got a couple of rooms desc'd up. Added a waste water plant, a power plant, have a library, science center, and a couple of other places of interest. Running out of ideas for neat things to toss on the grid as I'm digging and brainstorming. Suggestions would be welcome!

    Started adding the grid spaces to the wiki, with an overview desc and a list of the places of interest within. It ain't pretty, but it's there!


  • Tutorialist

    @ganymede GET DISCORD YOU JERK BECAUSE I WANT TO TALK TO YOU AND WE'RE NEVER ON GAMES AT THE SAME TIME

    @Taika my schedule is a bitch rn, but message me on discord if there's any code things you need prelaunch so i can prioritize while you work on other stuff.


  • Admin

    @cobaltasaurus said in Descent Reboot:

    @ganymede GET DISCORD YOU JERK BECAUSE I WANT TO TALK TO YOU AND WE'RE NEVER ON GAMES AT THE SAME TIME

    So many networks, I can't keep up with all of them.

    For example I saw your message asking to reset your password like, two weeks after you sent it. I had Discord open, but I just... never check it if I'm not in a raid group.


  • Pitcrew

    @arkandel said in Descent Reboot:

    @cobaltasaurus said in Descent Reboot:

    @ganymede GET DISCORD YOU JERK BECAUSE I WANT TO TALK TO YOU AND WE'RE NEVER ON GAMES AT THE SAME TIME

    So many networks, I can't keep up with all of them.

    For example I saw your message asking to reset your password like, two weeks after you sent it. I had Discord open, but I just... never check it if I'm not in a raid group.

    To be fair, Discord is really bad for chill messaging; it's horrible for getting my attention.