Playtest Character Builder (for ARB 2 v11)

Discussion in '{Archived} Alliance Rules 2.0 Playtesting' started by Cedric, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Cedric

    Cedric Rogue Marshal

  2. Ruki

    Ruki Artisan

    Thank you for doing this! Just playing around, I'm liking my 200 build adept.

    -Spells from 1 to formal (bare minimum)
    -One 1st level earth spell
    -1x Read Magic, Educated, Herbal Lore, Healing Arts, first aid, teacher, merchant
    -One Handed Edge
    -3x backstabs (it's how many I have now...my damage doesn't go down!) and alchemy
    -2x Evade, dodge, enchanted strike
    -1x Sleep Blow, Berserk Blow, United Blow (love this skill so much), Assassinate, Improved Assassinate, Create Trap

    The only thing that I'm missing is some craftsman (which I will gain the build between now and release) and riposting strike (another damn cool skill). Would love to get some more 'blows' in there, because those skills are fun.

    Compared to now? Same damage, more magic, more utility, more defenses, and less skills I don't actually use.
     
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  3. MaxIrons

    MaxIrons Squire Seattle Staff Oregon Staff Marshal

    One thing to keep in mind while using it, you need to do the work to shave points/verify prerequisites/etc yourself. It's great though!
     
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  4. Durnic

    Durnic Squire Owner Oregon Staff Marshal

    It's also very pretty. :3
     
  5. Tulbor

    Tulbor Artisan

    I like it. damn thing keeps crashing on my machine though heh
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018
  6. Tantarus

    Tantarus Squire

    Any chance we can get the row we put numbers in to buy skills closer to the Skill names...
     
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  7. Ruki

    Ruki Artisan

    Oh poo! I messed this up. I assumed (for some silly reason), that buying a backstab would automatically calculate the build for the back attacks. So I'd have to ditch a few of the new toys...but still! Overall more useful character.
     
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  8. Brooks

    Brooks Newbie

  9. Cedric

    Cedric Rogue Marshal

    Thank Ian Moriarty, our head of plot from Denver. He whipped this up on super short notice. If any chapters want to throw him some GS if you feel like it's useful, please do so. I know Denver is giving him some for doing it.
     
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  10. norman b

    norman b Squire Oregon Staff Marshal

    Super awesome!

    Mine has a error with Hardy? High Ogre, High Orc and Stone Elf all error out but the rest are all good.

    High Ogres and High Orcs also don't get half cost on weapon skills...
     
  11. Feldor

    Feldor Scholar

    Sylvanborn don't seem to have reduced cost craftsman in the spreadsheet.
     
  12. IMoriarty

    IMoriarty Newbie Denver Staff Marshal

    Fixed! Thanks!
     
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  13. IMoriarty

    IMoriarty Newbie Denver Staff Marshal

    Fixed: Mine has a error with Hardy? High Ogre, High Orc and Stone Elf all error out but the rest are all good.

    Added to TODO: High Ogres and High Orcs also don't get half cost on weapon skills...
     
  14. norman b

    norman b Squire Oregon Staff Marshal

    I also note an error with Hardy's calculation. It is essentially saying Hardy cannot factor into your total build for the total amount that you buy? IE, If I get 215 build, I am 21st level. I can buy Hardy 21 times. It say's false (even with other build spent) :( I just want to be a tank.... :)
     
  15. MaxIrons

    MaxIrons Squire Seattle Staff Oregon Staff Marshal

    Oathsworn do not show as a valid race for Resit Necromancy. Weapon Proficiencies do not auto-scale costs (you have to buy enough Crit Attacks to "make it true")

    High Orcs/High Ogres - take existing function =Nxx*HLOOKUP(Class,SkillChart,ROW()-1, FALSE) and change to =IF (OR(O1="High Orc", O1="High Ogre"),Ceiling(Nxx*HLOOKUP(Class,SkillChart,ROW()-1, FALSE)/2),Nxx*HLOOKUP(Class,SkillChart,ROW()-1, FALSE)) It's a clunky fix, but it works.

    I'll work on the Weapon prof issue in my spare time today.
     
  16. MaxIrons

    MaxIrons Squire Seattle Staff Oregon Staff Marshal

    Had a breakthrough moment almost immediately after this. Auto-calculation for Weapon Prof:

    =IF(ISEVEN(N69),(N69/2)*(1+N69),INT(N69/2)*(N69)+N69) * HLOOKUP(Class,SkillChart,ROW()-1, FALSE)+N69*(HLOOKUP(Class,SkillChart,ROW()-1, FALSE) *2)
     
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  17. Axle

    Axle Newbie

    Not sure why, but this breaks down when trying to change classes from Fighter to others for comparison. I think it's because you're not taking into account the changes for the cost of Critical Attack from class to class.
     
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  18. MaxIrons

    MaxIrons Squire Seattle Staff Oregon Staff Marshal

    Found my errors. I was on the right track but didn't have it written out correctly.

    =(N69*(HLOOKUP(Class,SkillChart,ROW()-1, FALSE)) + ((0.5*N69*(N69+1)) * (HLOOKUP(Class,SkillChart,ROW()-2, FALSE)) + (N69 * (HLOOKUP(Class,SkillChart,ROW()-2, FALSE)))))

    I think there is likely a more elegant solution, but it appears to work for all the classes I just tested it on.
     
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  19. jdackow

    jdackow Scholar

    Thank you for the tool. As i side note for Stone Elf the -1 to create scroll and half cost to archery did not calculate
     
  20. tieran

    tieran Duke Gettysburg Staff Marshal

    Wrong spot. Ignore this.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2018

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