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by Rias
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Dwaedn Wyr
Topic: New pounce ability
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: New pounce ability

Some players like their am smash goods. That's totally fine. But no guild has ever been one-size-fits-all. Right! It certainly works, I just wanted to clarify that not all Dwaedn Wyr are that way. Now I'm super tempted to log in as my Dwaedn I never got around to playing, just to try out this new a...
by Rias
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Dwaedn Wyr
Topic: New pounce ability
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: New pounce ability

Not trying to be rude, but I believe CLOK and the Dwaedn class were not at all improved by this change. It can be rough when your idea of something is shaken up, for sure. Hopefully I can help assuage some of your concerns. As the creator of the Dwaedn Wyr, I'm actually excited for this addition! I...
by Rias
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: The Elemancers
Topic: Mage Candle and Fire Sphere
Replies: 1
Views: 904

Re: Mage Candle and Fire Sphere

Is there a lore reason for the difference between these two? Or is it an oversight or low priority change? I was asked ICly why, and I'm not sure how to answer. One is a tiny little candle flame that provides a slight amount of light, the other is a big bright ball of fire that provides a large amo...
by Rias
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Shadgard
Topic: Shadgard Orphanage: Nasty or Nice?
Replies: 0
Views: 265

Shadgard Orphanage: Nasty or Nice?

I was made aware of some speculation a little while back about nasty nuns treating children badly in the Shadgard Orphanage, so I wrote up a little blurb to clarify things and got Jirato's approval to post it. ========== The Shadgard Orphanage is a modest facility on the south end of Shadgard where ...
by Rias
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Roleplaying Feedback and Shout-Outs
Topic: Cache of questions
Replies: 37
Views: 18911

Re: Cache of questions

1. The mummer abilities, is it implied that anyone can learn it... no genetic quirks like elemancy or something? Lorewise, it's something that people just have varying levels of natural affinity for, like many other skills or talents. PCs who join up are assumed to have a good knack for it, though ...
by Rias
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General world discussion
Topic: A Dreaded List of Questions Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 4464

Re: A Dreaded List of Questions Thread

cultures and religion: Q: Why do Rhuidim speak Nuum? A: Likely because Rhun was originally a Nuumic Old Gods traditionalist. I'd say the Rhuidim technically have their own dialect at least, but mechanically having it the same as Nuum makes an amount of sense. Q: Do the Nuum use druidry? A: Anyone c...
by Rias
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Roleplaying Feedback and Shout-Outs
Topic: Cache of questions
Replies: 37
Views: 18911

Re: Cache of questions

A GM pointed me here, so I'll do my best to shed some light: 1. Are there settlements, around the lands that aren't hamlets but just a collection of homes that are isolated? There are bound to be a few little homes or tiny solitary communities tucked away out there in places that have gone unnoticed...
by Rias
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General world discussion
Topic: Briar's List of Probably Dumb Game Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

Re: Briar's List of Probably Dumb Game Questions

Elemancy works the classical elements of fire, earth, air, and water. Sorcery has to do with cold goopy inky-black stuff. Thaumaturgy is warm glowy golden light that gives you warm fuzzies (unless you're tainted, in which case it burns like the dickens). Druidry primarily has to do with plants and a...
by Rias
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General world discussion
Topic: Briar's List of Probably Dumb Game Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

Re: Briar's List of Probably Dumb Game Questions

Briar has had a glimpse of the future, when the Hillfolk of Karnath have risen up to take over all of Arad and renamed it Kharad.
by Rias
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Immortals
Topic: Religious Text and Artifacts
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

Re: Religious Text and Artifacts

Lord Hermit Pssst, that D is supposed to be an E. And now a fun fact: Monks and Templar aren't particularly religious in the typical sense. While they're affiliated with the confusingly-named Church of Light, said Church is more about espousing the general philosophies of compassion, charity, self-...
by Rias
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Wyrvardn
Topic: Regarding Wyrvardn and the "Knight" term
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

Regarding Wyrvardn and the "Knight" term

(This seems to come up somewhat frequently, so I'm posting this right here in the Wyrvardn boards so it can be easily found and referenced in the future.) Unofficially, anyone can call themselves a "knight" and most people will get what they mean: a warrior who gets all armored up and probably fight...
by Rias
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Races
Topic: About those Faewyr
Replies: 2
Views: 1789

About those Faewyr

Hey look, the Faewyr have the beginnings of a real wiki article now: https://clok.contrarium.net/index.php?title=Faewyr It's lacking a lot still, particularly in history/mythology which I really want to add but haven't gotten all smoothed out on paper yet. I'll run any updates by Jirato and post if ...
by Rias
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Sorcery
Topic: Sorcery manipulation
Replies: 3
Views: 3656

Re: Sorcery manipulation

I'll give an overall point of advice about all channeling first, and say that if you don't have an ability that specifically says you can do a particular thing, then it's likely you can't do that particular thing. This applies to all types of channeling, not just sorcery. Channeling in this world is...
by Rias
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Announcements
Topic: Death about to become more dangerous
Replies: 44
Views: 20671

Re: Death about to become more dangerous

/risefromthesands

Fun fact: Some may recall that one of the charmseeking (trick-or-treating) items you can get at Octum is a tiny iron pyramid. This has been a thing since the very first CLOK Octum in days of yore!

/descendintothesands
by Rias
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Stonecrafting
Topic: Carved haft termination
Replies: 4
Views: 5024

Re: Carved haft termination

Noctere wrote: woodworkers are encouraged to supply carved staves for blacksmiths instead.
Does that mean that woodworkers just make a "stave" item now instead of a specific type of haft, and the stave works as a wooden haft for any weapon head so the old specific-type hafts are obsolete?
by Rias
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Feature Requests and Suggestions
Topic: Making arrowheads out of softer metals
Replies: 6
Views: 2811

Re: Making arrowheads out of softer metals

we should remove larger softer metal hilts and definitely all hafts (a silver or gold flail haft would be bent in no time and more useless than a silver or gold arrowhead) and we should make lead shot un-reusable. Most arrows should break upon use anyway, if not the head, then the shaft. Nails: har...
by Rias
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Feature Requests and Suggestions
Topic: Shadgard blacksmith pricing tweak
Replies: 2
Views: 1637

Re: Shadgard blacksmith pricing tweak

(Speaking to the original intent.) IC reason: Iron isn't found in the Shadgard region, so it's mostly imported from Mistral Lake, where iron is abundant. Mistral Lake exporters, caravan traders, and Shadgardian merchants all take advantage of this, so prices for iron goods are pretty crazy high in S...
by Rias
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Mummers
Topic: Telepathy and you (Feature Request)
Replies: 10
Views: 7242

Re: Telepathy and you (Feature Request)

It seems to be an issue specific with words; the targeting syntax works for copies in anything else--elemancy and melee combat--and targeting or re-targeting with the words seemed to work, but only when they were not the same creature. If there is a hound and a laborer, then she was capable of slee...
by Rias
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Mummers
Topic: Telepathy and you (Feature Request)
Replies: 10
Views: 7242

Re: Telepathy and you (Feature Request)

While the syntax definitely needs to be updated to allow for more intuitively targeting others, Sneaky is correct: You can first enter TARGET 2 CARRIER, then CAST WONDER and it will target the second carrier instead of the first, since you previously established the second as your default target wit...
by Rias
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Monastic Order
Topic: Monks under review
Replies: 75
Views: 26547

Re: Monks under review

Suggestions within the parameters established by Jirato, though. Remember?

Suggestions would be super helpful.
by Rias
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Monastic Order
Topic: Monks under review
Replies: 75
Views: 26547

Re: Monks under review

P.S. My recap mostly included stuff I recalled off the top of my head (which was mostly my own stuff). If anyone suggested something I didn't mention, post it again so it's easily visible to Jirato.
by Rias
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Monastic Order
Topic: Monks under review
Replies: 75
Views: 26547

Re: Monks under review

Recap of suggestions to try and bring things back on track: - Some kind of "Zen Dodge": Add a percentage of a monk's Thaumaturgy to their dodge rolls. Doesn't work on Tactics Offense. Extra effective when actively channeling thaumaturgy. This means Monks don't have to go out into constant convention...
by Rias
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Monastic Order
Topic: Monks under review
Replies: 75
Views: 26547

Re: Monks under review

Regarding comments on clothes: Monks aren't required in any way to wear robes, though they're sort of the default identifying monk vestment. Monks are generally free to wear what they're comfortable wearing. The guideline simply states: "Keep your clothing and your equipment modest. Opt for utility ...
by Rias
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Monastic Order
Topic: Monks under review
Replies: 75
Views: 26547

Re: Monks under review

I always expected Monks to be a relatively less-attractive class to play. That was always part of the point. It's pretty rare to have people come into a game like this and say "I want to play a character that can't be a warrior and is discouraged from hoarding and outwardly displaying signs of wealt...
by Rias
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Monastic Order
Topic: Monks under review
Replies: 75
Views: 26547

Re: Monks under review

Today I learned that using candles as conduits for the Inner Light and Serafina's blessings is satanic.

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