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    [.11] Value of Counteract

    Something I just noticed. With the change to Riposte (which I very much like), I realized that Counteract pretty much only has value for Adepts or alchemy using Rogues. I think this should probably be mentioned in the description of the skill (that it doesn't meaningfully help against martial...
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    Benchmarks for Rules Analysis

    Having read hundreds (maybe thousands) of posts on this board, I've noticed that almost every has different benchmarks for how they analyze the rules. I am not talking different play styles. I am talking different scenarios that people consider as their default scenario for rules analysis...
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    The State of Healing in 2.0

    Across a variety of threads I have seen arguments that healers are more or less necessary in 2.0 and/or arguments that earth casters will need to focus more or less on healing in 2.0. I believe the intent of the designers is that healing remains roughly equally necessary, or possibly even...
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    Thoughts on Scout Archers

    I've always thought the Scout class was ideal for archers, though I acknowledged that Fighters had a pure edge in damage. One of the things I really like about these rules is that the Fighter edge has basically disappeared for archers. To show this, let me pull out a few examples. First, the...
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    Can I Combine Rogue and Fighter Skills to Buy a Stun Limb?

    In the current rules, you explicitly can't combine your backstabs and proficiencies to purchase Stun Limb. The new playtest rules don't seem to clearly prohibit it, nor do they clearly allow it. So, I am asking intent from the authors. If I have 45 total build in rogue and fighter skills, but...
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    Do Elf Scholars Die at 145 Build?

    If I read the new rules correctly, the elf penalty of -1 body kicks in at every 10 build and at start of game. Since scholars only get a new body point every 15 build, unless I missed something, they seem to drop down to 0 body by the time they have earned 130 build. Did the rules for gaining...
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    Odd Power Curve

    Having clarified the rules on purchasing back attacks / critical attacks (thanks to those who responded), I noticed an odd power curve in the rules. It only occurs if you have magic items that are powered by back attacks or critical attacks (I think). Basically, if you have those type of magic...
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    Asking for Clarifications

    I have two quick questions about the playtest. 1) In the description of Corrupt is magic item use supposed to be optional or not? It seems to be saying that magic item use is mandatory, based on wording, but the phrasing is in a sentence that starts by talking about optional one-shot skill...
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    New Forum Rules Discussion

    For the most part, the new forum rules don't seem remarkably different from most other forums I am a part of and the rules mostly seem reasonable. But, there are three points that I personally disagree with and probably points that others disagree with. The purpose of this post is for people...
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    Public Moderators

    I went back and forth on posting this, especially since I think the Alliance GM is opposed to the idea (this is my belief and could be incorrect). But at the end of the day, I believe it is an issue worth raising. I fully believe the moderators of this board (Paladins) should be identified...
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    The Value (or Lack Thereof) of Necromancy

    This is a topic that comes up every few years, and I got into a bit of a Facebook discussion on it recently, so I thought I'd raise it again. Is necromancy actually worth risking the harsh penalty? Should necromancy be better than it is since it is required to be illegal (with a death penalty)...
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    Theoretical: Weekend w/ No Loot on Monsters

    Creating this topic as a mental exercise. Assume that you are writing an Alliance weekend. The weekend should have all of the normal things that players enjoy: a good plot, lots of monsters to fight (including wave battles and random damage), modules, fish bowls (quick role play encounters for...
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    New Med Page Policy

    The new med page policy doesn't seem to have any provision for receiving an injury on-site. Given how strict the policy appears to be, I would expect it to include such specifics. Players (including me) have received on-site injuries that preclude full contact play. It seems harsh that the...
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    Monthly Blanket Buffer

    As a head's up, what I am about to discuss is definitely a way of "gaming" the system. It is within the letter of the rules, but it arguably plays fast and loose with the spirit of the rules. So, the rules allow you to buy monthly blankets with GS for up to three months before the current...
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    Resolved Followup Question about "untagged weapon reps"

    If you can cut someone out of an entangle with an untagged weapon rep, does this mean that you can cut someone out of an entangle with a shattered weapon? Is there any way at all to prevent someone from having the means to cut another out of an entangle? Can you disarm an untagged weapon rep? -MS
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    Resolved Discrepency in arrow/entangle ruling

    In the recent ARC ruling about arrows and entangles, the answer said that untagged weapons can be used to cut people out of entangles. According to page 117 of the rule book, under the Entangle description: The victim can be cut by someone using an edged weapon... According to page 81 of the...
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    Alliance LARP Wikipedia Page

    Folks, I managed to get the Wikipedia page undeleted, but it is still on the potential chopping block for notability. If anyone knows how to modify a Wikipedia page or knows about independent sources that have covered, interviewed, etc. Alliance, that would help. I'm a bit out of my depth...
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    Last Minute Call for Reporters

    This is a late call, but the newsletter always needs more reporters. Please, if you are able, offer to help. For anyone who thinks the newsletter could be better, please help make it better. If you are willing to do a staff report, please sign up in this thread, by sending me a PM, or...
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    Open Offer for Newsletter

    Open offer: If anyone wants to be part of the "first pass" crew for the newsletter, just send me a message. No promises your suggestions will be used, but it will be weighed carefully and could prompt editorial changes. Goblin stamps awarded, obviously. To be clear, this is an advisory...
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    New Newsletter Posted

    In case you don't read the FB page, the newsletter has been posted. Read it here: http://alliancelarp.com/news/ig/913.htm Many characters rate at least a single mention in the newsletter. If you don't see your character's name, it probably isn't because you didn't do something worth...
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