I decided I'd merge the Pathfinder classes of Sorcerer and Oracle, since the distinction between "Arcane" and "Divine" magic is purely artificial. However, I still can't call it magic, since this is TRON.
I have a question: Would "Oracle" be an acceptable name for a playable class in a TRON roleplaying game, given that Radia/Ophelia was actually referred to as an Oracle by the population of the Grid?
I think Oracle would be a great class name. It fits into the mythos, and covers the class pretty well.
EDIT: Also, with all of these new threads and the headway you're making, getting into the nitty gritty of classes and weapons, I think you've earned your own Sub-Forum on Flynn's Arcade. I'll build it out today, and move all of the P&P threads into it, so it's nice and organized.
Post by Amaroq "Seth" Starwind on Jan 7, 2016 16:08:47 GMT -8
So I came up with a new idea regarding "damage types", which I actually ripped straight from Digimon, so go ahead and sue me;
There will be three main "types" of program, weapon, etc. - Vaccine - Virus - Data
It will go in a Rock-Paper-Scissors relationship; Vaccine is strong against Virus and weak against Data, which is strong against Vaccine but weak against Virus, which is strong against Data but weak against Vaccine.
Vaccine -> Virus -> Data -> Vaccine -> Virus -> Data
But it won't be something like "double damage", "always hit" or "automatic crit", otherwise there won't be any actual game. Instead, it will work like this; if you are using a Virus "spell" or weapon against a Data target, then you would roll twice for damage and take the better result, but if you use the same "spell"/weapon against a Vaccine target, then you would roll twice and take the worse result.
For an example of what could classify as what; - The average System Monitor (say Anon or TRON) would be Vaccine type - ISOs would be either Vaccine or Data - Bits would obviously be Data - Users (and by extension, CLUs) would be Data - Rector scripts, Z-lots, grid bugs, damaged files, and corrupted users would all be Virus type - ICPs would be Vaccine - The MCP would be Data (hence why TRON needed a new disc) - DataWraiths would [usually] classify as Virus - Vehicles and Identity Discs will always match the program using them, other weapons could be any type, or in semi-rare cases even Un-Typed
Considering the similarities between Digimon and TRON at the core of their settings and stories, this all works perfectly. It also simplifies the game a bit, but still allows for large points of customization with characters.
I like it!
Affiliates are Still Closed, until I decide a way to design a box for them.