GM Poll Q3 2019

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Rate your GM

5 - Awesome job!
5
71%
4
2
29%
3
0
No votes
2
0
No votes
1 - Boo! Hiss! Rotten eggs!
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 7

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GM Poll Q3 2019

Post by KahlessNestor » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:45 am

GM Poll 2nd Quarter 2019

KahlessNestor, Game Master (GM)

How to “rate” the GM, their Duties:
• Post Rate
• Notify Players via Hangouts of new posts.
• Be available to Players

☞ Maintain a GM post rate at a minimum of one adventure post per week.
☞ Have the IM contact info of each player in their group.
☞ Notify all players in the group via IM or PM of new GM posts, and other important updates.
☞ Be available for IM chat at least one day a week.

Note: The above is used to “rate” the GM. I hope that I succeeded you all in the mission of being your GM. Additionally, I hope that I presented a fun game.
Thank you.

GM Rating Reward Table
Earn 5 EP
Earn 4 EP
Earn 3 EP
Earn 2 EP
Earn 1 EP
Fired 0 EP


If you give a mediocre or low rating provide feedback on what elements you felt were missing or what improvements you believe are needed.
GM Notes
101st GM Bennies: 8/8
Whiskey Pete 4/2
Mia 4/2

Rising Stars GM Bennies 8/8

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Re: GM Poll Q3 2019

Post by Freemage » Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:45 am

Voted
GM Bennies (7th SET, Joker's Jokers): 8/8
OOC Comments
GMC Bennies:
PCs
Sir Blurre, 18th COT/New West
Gaspard Gillead, 12th AAT/Dirty Dozen
Ryder, 101st COT/Trailblazers
Serival Drumm, 24th COT
Ophelia Monk, Field Team 6
Hexx, Rising Stars SPC
Ramson Gourdaine, Phase World/Relentless
Jaenelle, Beyond the Wall


Gorgeous George, 4th COT/Murder Hobos(Frozen)
Nomel Sagia, Nameless (Frozen)
Libertas Magicorum, 13th SET/Silent Ones(Retired)
Savant, 3rd SET/Losers(Frozen)
Other Mother, Ravenloft (Frozen)
Lance, 24th COT/Kingsdale (Retired)
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Re: GM Poll Q3 2019

Post by Ndreare » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:13 am

I voted 4 mostly because I felt the chase took to long.
It was simply grinding away after the third time, but it carried on into this q.
Everything else is great, and I live seeing the linked elements of stories I love from off site
Benny Counter
Phase World - The Remorseless Game Master Bennies 5; Mission: Get Revenge on Durrack
  • +6 Players
    +1 Sidekicks (Not counting Rust Bucket who is temporary out of play)
    -2 Benny for Special Ritual & Extra Effect
    +2 Jokers in turn 1 of Big Battle
    +1 Joker again
    -1 reroll not to fly away
    -1 Reroll to hit Sa'Maku in vengeance
    -1 Reroll to damage Sa'Maku in vengeance
    -1 New Card for Debrek to go before Thissok
Captain Durrack 0 (WG Improved Level Headed, Spirit, Strength, Fighting, & Athletics Ex boosted +1 DT, WG improved Counter Attack, Arcane Protection +/-4)
Parry: 7; Toughness: 22 (4) MDC
  • 2 baseline Wild Card NPC
    Reset
    +2 Jokers in turn 1 of Big Battle
    -2 Failed rerolls to bash Sam
    +1 Joker again
    -3 Rerolls for a whole 1 card increase.
    -1 reroll not to fly away
Debrek 1 (Ex DA+Pres Sense rng x3, Ex Protection +6 toughness, Ex Deflection -4, Ex Quickness, Force Mult x7)
Parry: 6; Toughness: 14 (6) / 20 (6) MDC
  • 2 baseline Wild Card NPC
    Reset
    +2 Jokers in turn 1 of Big Battle
    -2 Rerolls on Force Multiplication
    +1 Joker again
    -1 +5 PPE
    -1 Reroll damage on 3d12 Blast
Essense 2 (Ex Detect Arcana + Presence Sense, WG Improved Level Headed)
Parry: 5; Toughness: 15 (4)
  • 2 baseline Wild Card NPC
    -1 To Resist Hacking
    +2 Jokers in turn 1 of Big Battle
    +1 Joker again
    -2 New cards for Debrek
Power 3 (WG Improved Level Headed)
  • 2 baseline Wild Card NPC
    Reset
    +2 Jokers in turn 1 of Big Battle
    -2 Reroll Self Healing in turn 1
    +1 Joker again
Angelus 0, Murdered by Home Invaders
Parry: 7; Toughness: 26 (10) MDC
  • 2 baseline Wild Card NPC
    Reset
    +2 Jokers in turn 1 of Big Battle
    -1 Resist Fear
    -3 Soak Sa'Maku's volley of blows. Took 3 wounds


Peacemaker Crew 41
  • 41 Baseline
    kills
[/list]
The 99's Game Master Bennies 9, Mission: Investigate Corruption at Refuge
  • +7 Players
    +2 Sidekicks

    Demon Prince of Corruption 2
    Parry 15 Toughness 45 (20)
    • 2 NPC Wild Card
Nightbane Game Master Bennies 1, Mission None

Initiative Copy and Paste

Code: Select all

[b][color=#BF0000]Initiative without rerolls.
I will roll 1d56 for each of your initiative cards. I do not reroll duplicates, instead there are 2 extra Joker positions.
[list][*][b]Quick rerolls 16 or less[/b]
[*][b]Quickness with a Raise rerolls 24 or less[/b]
[*]53, 54, 55, 56 are considered Jokers
[*]Cards divisible by 4 are considered Clubs for hindrances affected by Clubs (excepting 56 which is a joker).[/list][/color][/b]

Dynamic Backlash Table
  • 2D6 EFFECT
    2 Catastrophe: Something goes terribly wrong. The GM must decide what, but some ideas are a new and permanent Minor Hindrance, the inability to use powers for several days, or an explosion of some sort. The backlash should be thematic if possible. If the hero tampers with dark forces for his abilities, for example, he might become corrupted or summon something sinister into the world. If he’s a weird scientist the device might explode for 3d6 damage in a Medium Blast Template, or he might develop a Quirk, Phobia, or other “madness.”

    3 Backfire: The power succeeds as with a raise but affects a different target with the worst possible results. A bolt hits a random friend, boost Trait increases an enemy’s skill or attribute, etc. If there’s no likely target, he’s Stunned instead. If the power has a Duration other than Instant, it lasts its full term and can only be negated by dispel (the caster can’t voluntarily end it herself).

    4–5 Short Circuit: The power fails but the Power Points allocated to it are spent, along with an additional 1d6 Power Points.

    6–8 Stunned: The caster is Stunned (see page 106). She subtracts 2 from arcane skill rolls for the rest of the encounter (the penalty remains –2 even if she gets this result again).

    9–10 Overload: The character’s synapses crackle and overload with power. He takes 2d6 damage plus the cost of the power in Power Points, including any Power Modifiers the player declared.

    11 Fatigue: The character suffers Fatigue.

    12 Overcharge: The power draws ambient energy from the air, automatically succeeding against the target with a raise and costing the caster no Power Points!
"Possible and practical are two comrades who rarely see eye to eye."
Rob Towell

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Re: GM Poll Q3 2019

Post by Probe » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:22 pm

Not particularly his fault, as it was the first time (to my knowledge) that anyone on-site tried the chase system. By the listed standards for voting, he did just fine.
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Re: GM Poll Q3 2019

Post by KahlessNestor » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:42 am

The commentary is noted and appreciated. Thank you :)
GM Notes
101st GM Bennies: 8/8
Whiskey Pete 4/2
Mia 4/2

Rising Stars GM Bennies 8/8

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Re: GM Poll Q3 2019

Post by Sgt 86Delta » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:44 am

The chase scene needs to be looked at. I think it is more mechanics than anything else but it seemed to drag on. Would be happy to revisit the mechanics just to refine it for future use.
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GM of a Vauxhall Knights Campaign

Player Characters - Savage Rifts Groups
  • Architect, Chaing-Ku - Vampire Hunters
  • Silverclaws, Wolfen MARS Techno-Warrior - 18th COT
  • Xero X Kalvin, Psi-Stalker Chiller (Burster Variant) - 12th AAT
  • Doc Olliday, D'Norr Cyber Doc/Weird Scientist - 24th COT
  • Luke, In'Valian MARS Rogue Scholar/Super Scientist - 77th CIT
  • Asher Black, Human Information Broker - Level 4: Shattered Dreams
  • Ozzati, Trimadore Techno-Wizard - 7th SET
  • White Castle, Human MARS Rogue Scholar/Legacy Scout - The 32nd
Player Characters - Savage Dimensions
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Re: GM Poll Q3 2019

Post by Ndreare » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:01 am

Sgt 86Delta wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:44 am
The chase scene needs to be looked at. I think it is more mechanics than anything else but it seemed to drag on. Would be happy to revisit the mechanics just to refine it for future use.
I ran a chase on roll20 and ended it early because it was like pulling teeth miserable.

The system itself is too much. It requires both GM and All players know their characters really well, know the chase rules really well and be ready to go. I think the speed at which they where changing the rules during the kickstarter is reflected in its end condition and complexity.
Benny Counter
Phase World - The Remorseless Game Master Bennies 5; Mission: Get Revenge on Durrack
  • +6 Players
    +1 Sidekicks (Not counting Rust Bucket who is temporary out of play)
    -2 Benny for Special Ritual & Extra Effect
    +2 Jokers in turn 1 of Big Battle
    +1 Joker again
    -1 reroll not to fly away
    -1 Reroll to hit Sa'Maku in vengeance
    -1 Reroll to damage Sa'Maku in vengeance
    -1 New Card for Debrek to go before Thissok
Captain Durrack 0 (WG Improved Level Headed, Spirit, Strength, Fighting, & Athletics Ex boosted +1 DT, WG improved Counter Attack, Arcane Protection +/-4)
Parry: 7; Toughness: 22 (4) MDC
  • 2 baseline Wild Card NPC
    Reset
    +2 Jokers in turn 1 of Big Battle
    -2 Failed rerolls to bash Sam
    +1 Joker again
    -3 Rerolls for a whole 1 card increase.
    -1 reroll not to fly away
Debrek 1 (Ex DA+Pres Sense rng x3, Ex Protection +6 toughness, Ex Deflection -4, Ex Quickness, Force Mult x7)
Parry: 6; Toughness: 14 (6) / 20 (6) MDC
  • 2 baseline Wild Card NPC
    Reset
    +2 Jokers in turn 1 of Big Battle
    -2 Rerolls on Force Multiplication
    +1 Joker again
    -1 +5 PPE
    -1 Reroll damage on 3d12 Blast
Essense 2 (Ex Detect Arcana + Presence Sense, WG Improved Level Headed)
Parry: 5; Toughness: 15 (4)
  • 2 baseline Wild Card NPC
    -1 To Resist Hacking
    +2 Jokers in turn 1 of Big Battle
    +1 Joker again
    -2 New cards for Debrek
Power 3 (WG Improved Level Headed)
  • 2 baseline Wild Card NPC
    Reset
    +2 Jokers in turn 1 of Big Battle
    -2 Reroll Self Healing in turn 1
    +1 Joker again
Angelus 0, Murdered by Home Invaders
Parry: 7; Toughness: 26 (10) MDC
  • 2 baseline Wild Card NPC
    Reset
    +2 Jokers in turn 1 of Big Battle
    -1 Resist Fear
    -3 Soak Sa'Maku's volley of blows. Took 3 wounds


Peacemaker Crew 41
  • 41 Baseline
    kills
[/list]
The 99's Game Master Bennies 9, Mission: Investigate Corruption at Refuge
  • +7 Players
    +2 Sidekicks

    Demon Prince of Corruption 2
    Parry 15 Toughness 45 (20)
    • 2 NPC Wild Card
Nightbane Game Master Bennies 1, Mission None

Initiative Copy and Paste

Code: Select all

[b][color=#BF0000]Initiative without rerolls.
I will roll 1d56 for each of your initiative cards. I do not reroll duplicates, instead there are 2 extra Joker positions.
[list][*][b]Quick rerolls 16 or less[/b]
[*][b]Quickness with a Raise rerolls 24 or less[/b]
[*]53, 54, 55, 56 are considered Jokers
[*]Cards divisible by 4 are considered Clubs for hindrances affected by Clubs (excepting 56 which is a joker).[/list][/color][/b]

Dynamic Backlash Table
  • 2D6 EFFECT
    2 Catastrophe: Something goes terribly wrong. The GM must decide what, but some ideas are a new and permanent Minor Hindrance, the inability to use powers for several days, or an explosion of some sort. The backlash should be thematic if possible. If the hero tampers with dark forces for his abilities, for example, he might become corrupted or summon something sinister into the world. If he’s a weird scientist the device might explode for 3d6 damage in a Medium Blast Template, or he might develop a Quirk, Phobia, or other “madness.”

    3 Backfire: The power succeeds as with a raise but affects a different target with the worst possible results. A bolt hits a random friend, boost Trait increases an enemy’s skill or attribute, etc. If there’s no likely target, he’s Stunned instead. If the power has a Duration other than Instant, it lasts its full term and can only be negated by dispel (the caster can’t voluntarily end it herself).

    4–5 Short Circuit: The power fails but the Power Points allocated to it are spent, along with an additional 1d6 Power Points.

    6–8 Stunned: The caster is Stunned (see page 106). She subtracts 2 from arcane skill rolls for the rest of the encounter (the penalty remains –2 even if she gets this result again).

    9–10 Overload: The character’s synapses crackle and overload with power. He takes 2d6 damage plus the cost of the power in Power Points, including any Power Modifiers the player declared.

    11 Fatigue: The character suffers Fatigue.

    12 Overcharge: The power draws ambient energy from the air, automatically succeeding against the target with a raise and costing the caster no Power Points!
"Possible and practical are two comrades who rarely see eye to eye."
Rob Towell

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Re: GM Poll Q3 2019

Post by Sgt 86Delta » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:59 pm

RFT wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:01 am
Sgt 86Delta wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:44 am
The chase scene needs to be looked at. I think it is more mechanics than anything else but it seemed to drag on. Would be happy to revisit the mechanics just to refine it for future use.
I ran a chase on roll20 and ended it early because it was like pulling teeth miserable.

The system itself is too much. It requires both GM and All players know their characters really well, know the chase rules really well and be ready to go. I think the speed at which they where changing the rules during the kickstarter is reflected in its end condition and complexity.
Instead of giving every individual a card, do it by the chase cards. A group of bads on the same chase card all get to act on the same drawn initiative card. Initiaitive cards are then affected by the sum total of the group (Quick. Level Headed, Improved Level Headed).

As a melee character and a tank, I felt more inclined to deal with the bads then run.

Might have been better if it were mandatory to run each round and anyone overtaken by the bads was instantly captured.
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GM of a Vauxhall Knights Campaign

Player Characters - Savage Rifts Groups
  • Architect, Chaing-Ku - Vampire Hunters
  • Silverclaws, Wolfen MARS Techno-Warrior - 18th COT
  • Xero X Kalvin, Psi-Stalker Chiller (Burster Variant) - 12th AAT
  • Doc Olliday, D'Norr Cyber Doc/Weird Scientist - 24th COT
  • Luke, In'Valian MARS Rogue Scholar/Super Scientist - 77th CIT
  • Asher Black, Human Information Broker - Level 4: Shattered Dreams
  • Ozzati, Trimadore Techno-Wizard - 7th SET
  • White Castle, Human MARS Rogue Scholar/Legacy Scout - The 32nd
Player Characters - Savage Dimensions
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Re: GM Poll Q3 2019

Post by KahlessNestor » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:09 am

That was kind of the intent of the scene (you're teens vs armed guards, basically naked). I suppose it wasn't communicated clearly enough. Using Action to run gives you +2, also, so that was incentive. But I can understand wanting to use cool powers, too (like the force wall). But given the paramaters (open forest) it might not have made narrative sense (I tried to accommodate it as best I could).
GM Notes
101st GM Bennies: 8/8
Whiskey Pete 4/2
Mia 4/2

Rising Stars GM Bennies 8/8

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Re: GM Poll Q3 2019

Post by Ndreare » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:22 am

I do have some real feedback.

These threads are too long.

I think it is better if you consider breaking them into scenes. Currently we have an entire adventure (what feels like two episodes of a TV show) in one thread.
Benny Counter
Phase World - The Remorseless Game Master Bennies 5; Mission: Get Revenge on Durrack
  • +6 Players
    +1 Sidekicks (Not counting Rust Bucket who is temporary out of play)
    -2 Benny for Special Ritual & Extra Effect
    +2 Jokers in turn 1 of Big Battle
    +1 Joker again
    -1 reroll not to fly away
    -1 Reroll to hit Sa'Maku in vengeance
    -1 Reroll to damage Sa'Maku in vengeance
    -1 New Card for Debrek to go before Thissok
Captain Durrack 0 (WG Improved Level Headed, Spirit, Strength, Fighting, & Athletics Ex boosted +1 DT, WG improved Counter Attack, Arcane Protection +/-4)
Parry: 7; Toughness: 22 (4) MDC
  • 2 baseline Wild Card NPC
    Reset
    +2 Jokers in turn 1 of Big Battle
    -2 Failed rerolls to bash Sam
    +1 Joker again
    -3 Rerolls for a whole 1 card increase.
    -1 reroll not to fly away
Debrek 1 (Ex DA+Pres Sense rng x3, Ex Protection +6 toughness, Ex Deflection -4, Ex Quickness, Force Mult x7)
Parry: 6; Toughness: 14 (6) / 20 (6) MDC
  • 2 baseline Wild Card NPC
    Reset
    +2 Jokers in turn 1 of Big Battle
    -2 Rerolls on Force Multiplication
    +1 Joker again
    -1 +5 PPE
    -1 Reroll damage on 3d12 Blast
Essense 2 (Ex Detect Arcana + Presence Sense, WG Improved Level Headed)
Parry: 5; Toughness: 15 (4)
  • 2 baseline Wild Card NPC
    -1 To Resist Hacking
    +2 Jokers in turn 1 of Big Battle
    +1 Joker again
    -2 New cards for Debrek
Power 3 (WG Improved Level Headed)
  • 2 baseline Wild Card NPC
    Reset
    +2 Jokers in turn 1 of Big Battle
    -2 Reroll Self Healing in turn 1
    +1 Joker again
Angelus 0, Murdered by Home Invaders
Parry: 7; Toughness: 26 (10) MDC
  • 2 baseline Wild Card NPC
    Reset
    +2 Jokers in turn 1 of Big Battle
    -1 Resist Fear
    -3 Soak Sa'Maku's volley of blows. Took 3 wounds


Peacemaker Crew 41
  • 41 Baseline
    kills
[/list]
The 99's Game Master Bennies 9, Mission: Investigate Corruption at Refuge
  • +7 Players
    +2 Sidekicks

    Demon Prince of Corruption 2
    Parry 15 Toughness 45 (20)
    • 2 NPC Wild Card
Nightbane Game Master Bennies 1, Mission None

Initiative Copy and Paste

Code: Select all

[b][color=#BF0000]Initiative without rerolls.
I will roll 1d56 for each of your initiative cards. I do not reroll duplicates, instead there are 2 extra Joker positions.
[list][*][b]Quick rerolls 16 or less[/b]
[*][b]Quickness with a Raise rerolls 24 or less[/b]
[*]53, 54, 55, 56 are considered Jokers
[*]Cards divisible by 4 are considered Clubs for hindrances affected by Clubs (excepting 56 which is a joker).[/list][/color][/b]

Dynamic Backlash Table
  • 2D6 EFFECT
    2 Catastrophe: Something goes terribly wrong. The GM must decide what, but some ideas are a new and permanent Minor Hindrance, the inability to use powers for several days, or an explosion of some sort. The backlash should be thematic if possible. If the hero tampers with dark forces for his abilities, for example, he might become corrupted or summon something sinister into the world. If he’s a weird scientist the device might explode for 3d6 damage in a Medium Blast Template, or he might develop a Quirk, Phobia, or other “madness.”

    3 Backfire: The power succeeds as with a raise but affects a different target with the worst possible results. A bolt hits a random friend, boost Trait increases an enemy’s skill or attribute, etc. If there’s no likely target, he’s Stunned instead. If the power has a Duration other than Instant, it lasts its full term and can only be negated by dispel (the caster can’t voluntarily end it herself).

    4–5 Short Circuit: The power fails but the Power Points allocated to it are spent, along with an additional 1d6 Power Points.

    6–8 Stunned: The caster is Stunned (see page 106). She subtracts 2 from arcane skill rolls for the rest of the encounter (the penalty remains –2 even if she gets this result again).

    9–10 Overload: The character’s synapses crackle and overload with power. He takes 2d6 damage plus the cost of the power in Power Points, including any Power Modifiers the player declared.

    11 Fatigue: The character suffers Fatigue.

    12 Overcharge: The power draws ambient energy from the air, automatically succeeding against the target with a raise and costing the caster no Power Points!
"Possible and practical are two comrades who rarely see eye to eye."
Rob Towell

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Re: GM Poll Q3 2019

Post by KahlessNestor » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:23 am

Okay. I can start a new thread.
GM Notes
101st GM Bennies: 8/8
Whiskey Pete 4/2
Mia 4/2

Rising Stars GM Bennies 8/8

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