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  • MarshmallowMarshmallow Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Pokemon diet is something that is barely touched upon anywhere in the series, anime, or manga.

    Many pokemon are pretty obviously carnivorous though. Given there don't appear to be any "regular" animals around, it can be assumed that their diet consists of other pokemon. Though that's kinda grim, the pokemon themselves are a fair bit grimmer then you'd be seeing in your animes or your video games so there you have it.

    Short answer, pidgeys probably routinely hunt bug types. Tall grass is a harsh place.

    Stats I said I'd cover once we got things going but yes, the system has stats for every pokemon that roughly approximate their stats in the game. They also gain moves at levels identical to those in the game. one major difference is you aren't limited to four moves, you may have up to 14(!) on any given pokemon, 7 learned naturally through leveling up, and 7 that are egg moves, tms, or other force-learned moves.

    Basically when you catch a pokemon, I'll give you their stats and moveset and nature and so forth. There are quite a few features, especially for the capture specialist that allow you to choose some of a pokemon's aspects before you encounter it.

    There aren't any IVs or EVs, but you can influence the base stats in a variety of ways, from the Breeder's features, changing their nature with a psychic, using vitamins, so on so forth.

    Edit: Thank you, Tommy and notsoy.

  • alternatingAberrationalternatingAberration All Are Free Within The BiomassRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Alrighty, last bit I need is buying gear, then I'm done. Can't seem to find where the prices for gear is :|

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  • NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Oh man, I am making a martial artist. If I'm reading it correctly, I should get most of the arms features, which is kinda nice.

  • bratrbratr Registered User
    edited July 2010
    I posted my character on page one

    Easier for me to find and access.

  • MarshmallowMarshmallow Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    You get a free pokedex (or poketch, or pokegear), 5 free pokeballs, 1 free great ball, and 2,000 P$

    Relevant Items


    If it's not on the list, and something simple like camping gear, a regular weapon, something your character would reasonably have, etc. take it for free. Don't go crazy.

    If you want something not on the list that you think is really dang significant, use you judgement. No hold items or anything, though, not yet.

  • alternatingAberrationalternatingAberration All Are Free Within The BiomassRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Thanks marsh! I feel kinda bad asking you all these questions and not seeing you'd already dealt with this one on page 2!

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  • notsoynotsoy Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Actually the 14-move split is between egg moves and level-up moves, and TM/tutor moves.

    To wit, an example of my Breloom:

    Spore, False Swipe, Seed Bomb, Leech Seed, Mach Punch, Sky Uppercut, Counter
    Substitute, Focus Punch, Swords Dance, Stone Edge, Thunderpunch, Facade, Synthesis

    Perhaps most importantly, there's no HMs, or any need for them. The moves themselves have been demoted to TMs if you wish to use them in fights. The overworld capabilities have basically been folded into the Pokemon themselves.

    So, if you have a Metagross, or a Salamence, or anything big/strong enough to lug you around (that is, if it wants to - Snorlax may be disinterested in being used as a mount, for example) you can ride it as transportation. Blastoise, Lapras, and all those guys are innately capable of swimming, and anything that is taught Surf (Furret, Tyranitar, Rhyperior, etc.) can also thusly learn to swim.

    To help with this, all mons may vary from their listed size/weight by as much as 50%/10%, respectively (I think). So you may just happen to have a larger-than-average Charizard (who is 5'7" by default, kinda underwhelming) that has no objections to flying around with you on its back.

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I really wanna see someone do a blind aura reade
    that or an eccentric fire breather/ pokemmaniac who is conviced that he is a new type of pokemon

    Tumbling
    MacGuffin wrote: »
    Baka!
    Belief in the heart of friendship and you'll always be kawaii Tommy-Chan!

  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Oh Christ

    Tumbling
    MacGuffin wrote: »
    Baka!
    Belief in the heart of friendship and you'll always be kawaii Tommy-Chan!

  • bratrbratr Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Can I make multiple submissions? I'd be up for something like that.

    Also I hope to catch/tame a ponyta/rapidash so I have something to ride while I wait for pidgey to level.

    Also should we wait to see whose selected before choosing a pokemon move list?

  • notsoynotsoy Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Uh, as for Pokemon we'd like to meet...

    Should we PM that stuff? I'm sure multiple people in this group would like to snag powerful mons like Tyranitar, Metagross, Salamence, Dragonite, Scizor - y'know, the top of the OU crowd, that stuff - and we probably don't want to incite potential squabbles like that (although since mons tend to be encountered in groups/families, that probably isn't an issue).

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  • MarshmallowMarshmallow Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Thanks for the correction, notsoy, it's nice to have someone familiar with the rules around for when I mess up.

    Problem is a whole lot of this stuff can be found nowhere but in one of the dozen archived threads DM Stark popped into, kinda aggravating to track down. I'll absolutely be making some stuff up like how much hp a trainer heals per day (a multiple of the con mod probably, Con stat if they have hospital level medical care).

    Can't wait for the Beta to come out. Got high hopes.

    No worries, aA. I did say to ask as many questions as you need, this stuff is confusing.

    bratr - character looks great, excellent backstory.

    Edit: I'm actually quite certain most of the people so far are not looking for the OU types. They appear to be looking for their favorites which may or may not be OU but so far... curiously seem not to be, imagine that.

  • alternatingAberrationalternatingAberration All Are Free Within The BiomassRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showpost.php?p=15555260&postcount=26

    Zane Lewis is out to stomp the shit outta some uppity birds.

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  • MarshmallowMarshmallow Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Although I'm sure people will fight tooth and nail to have a scyther. Scyther is awesome.

  • notsoynotsoy Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    By the way guys

    If memory serves, the splatbooks say that if you have a negative modifier from a certain stat, the skill related to that stat receives a zero instead of a negative value unless it's an Int/Wis/Cha modifier, in which case having a negative modifier can set you back.

    And if we're all starting at level 1, shouldn't we all get a free feat in addition to the extra stat point? Or is having both class features considered an extra feat? The doc's wording is a bit weird on that.

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  • bratrbratr Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Thanks for the correction, notsoy, it's nice to have someone familiar with the rules around for when I mess up.

    Problem is a whole lot of this stuff can be found nowhere but in one of the dozen archived threads DM Stark popped into, kinda aggravating to track down. I'll absolutely be making some stuff up like how much hp a trainer heals per day (a multiple of the con mod probably, Con stat if they have hospital level medical care).

    Can't wait for the Beta to come out. Got high hopes.

    No worries, aA. I did say to ask as many questions as you need, this stuff is confusing.

    bratr - character looks great, excellent backstory.

    Edit: I'm actually quite certain most of the people so far are not looking for the OU types. They appear to be looking for their favorites which may or may not be OU but so far... curiously seem not to be, imagine that.

    If I want to powergame I play something like Shoddy, If I roleplay, I'm going to try and win using my favourites. I am not going to roleplay a relationship with a Aerodactyl when I don't find anything about him interesting.

    At least thats my take on the whole thing

  • MarshmallowMarshmallow Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    From the thingie I'm looking at, at level 0 you don't have any features. Its basically that point in the games where you wander out of your room, your mom says some stuff and you go to the professor's residence.

    One you get your first pokemon, and get handed a pokedex is when you hit level 1, get your first feature, and a ability point.

    I don't remember anything about no negative modifiers, although the character sheet I'm looking at has some of the "skill" analogues noted to be "+0" if the modifer of the relevant ability is negative. Might be an updated (or outdated) version of that.

    Edit: on rereading, that's exactly what you were saying, good show.

  • KayKay What we need... Is a little bit of PANIC.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Colour me interested, but I'll need to set aside some time.

    No Buizel listed in the Sinnoh starters makes me :( Would I be a terrible person if I wanted to start with a Buizel?

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  • MarshmallowMarshmallow Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Nope, buizel is a fine choice.

    The suggested starters are based off a balanced movelist, especially in the early levels, and typically a three form evolution.

    It's part of why I wanted to put off the stating of the 'mons if someone picks something that's going to have bubble as it's strongest attack for the first 20 levels I may take a page from notsoy's book and give them a decent egg move to make up for it.

  • NerfThatManNerfThatMan Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Alright here goes. Made me realize just how much I suck at pokémon and numbers in general though. Please correct anything wrong.

    Name: Dashiell Chandler
    Age: 23
    Gender: Male
    Class: Martial Artist
    Level: 1

    Stats!

    Str: 15 (+3)
    Dex: 15 (+3)
    Con: 10 (+0)
    Int: 5 (-2)
    Wis: 10 (+0)
    Cha: 10 (+0)

    HP: 80
    Evasion Bonus= +2
    Perception= 0
    Persuasion= 0
    Damage Bonus=+2
    Academics= -2


    Features:
    Fist Weapons User:
    Effect: The Trainer can use Gauntlets, Brass Knuckles, Cestus, Tessen, Cat Claws, Fan, Katar, Chakrams, Tonfa and any other Weapon that would fit into the Fist Weapons category. These weapons deal 1d4 + STR modifier.

    Blade Weapons User:
    Effect: The Trainer can use Swords of any kind, Short Swords of any kind, Two-Handed Swords of any kind, Sickles, Axes, Scythes and any bladed weapon between the length of 1 to 5 feet, and anything else that would fit into the Blade Weapons category. These weapons deal 1d8 + STR modifier.

    Improved Combat: Martial Artist Feature
    At-Will
    Trigger: You hit a foe with an attack.
    Effect: Add your STR and DEX modifiers to the damage you deal as a Trainer.

    Improved Endurance: Martial Artist Feature
    Static
    Target: Your HP value.
    Effect: Add your STR and DEX modifiers and multiply the total by 5 HP. Add this to your HP total.

    Starter Pokémon
    Name: Rook
    Species: Geodude
    Gender: M
    Nature: Lax
    Ability: Sturdy

    Inventory:
    Spoiler:

    Backstory/Description:
    Spoiler:

    Pokémon he'd like to fistfight:
    Spoiler:

    PSN: corporateshill
  • notsoynotsoy Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Uh...

    In that case, I guess I'll post my wishlist and add it to my original character sheet:
    Spoiler:

    And FYI guys, don't forget the origins of some Pokemon. We're pretty unlikely to find wild Aerodactyl or Omanyte, if any of them at all. Even within the scope of our story, they were only recently restored from fossil remnants, and probably don't exist in large enough numbers to return to the wild as a stable population.

    'Course, if we happen to dig em up or liberate them from criminals, then that's another story...

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  • KayKay What we need... Is a little bit of PANIC.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Sounds good, I'll take a look at the rules tonight.

    Also, get Beasteh in here.

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  • MarshmallowMarshmallow Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Took a cursory look at aA and Nerf's characters, amusing backstories. I'll check the mechanical stuff later.

    Since folks were interested, here is a list of the benefits of all the different abilities a pokemon may have. Most of them are pretty close to the original, a few have changed in interesting ways though so check em out here.

    Other then the usual stats, a pokemon also has something called Capabilities, these define stuff like how fast a pokemon can run or swim, and also a few thing that they couldn't do in the games but you'd expect them to be able to do in a tabletop game, enjoy.

  • NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I got my character up on the first page, but since this is relatively my first time doing this, I expect there to be a few errors.

  • bratrbratr Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Note added a slingshot to my char's inventory. hope thats ok

  • Abysmal LynxAbysmal Lynx Registered User
    edited July 2010
    I forgot something of vital importance! I forgot... a wood axe! What would my Pa think of me if he knew?

    The shame! the shame of it all!

    So yeah, getting an axe. As for Pokemon I want to catch, grass types are obviously a first choice. I would especially like to get a Snover. My Pa's most loyal companion has been Sapin, an Abomasnow. Cacnea and Paras would be cool too.

    Also, I'm adding a wood axe to my equipment.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • bratrbratr Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Good plan, my ranger will use his barehands to chop down an oak, then to the amazement of all, he will NOT use a fork.

  • Abysmal LynxAbysmal Lynx Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Nerf, I think your HP is supposed to be higher then that.

    A lot higher.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • bratrbratr Registered User
    edited July 2010
    You sure?

    Con = 10
    Str and Dex add to 6

    SO 10*5 + 6*5 = 80

  • alternatingAberrationalternatingAberration All Are Free Within The BiomassRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Nerf, I think your HP is supposed to be higher then that.

    A lot higher.

    According to the google doc:
    Hit Points (HP) - Your character's ability to take damage without being knocked out or killed.
    - Equal to your character's Con Score x 5 (The score, not the modifier!)
    So, his HP should be 50?

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  • bratrbratr Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Wait you're right he's supposed to have (10*6) + (6*5) = 90

    Wow that is just ridiculous.

  • bratrbratr Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Is it 5 times? My char is wrong then, -> Goes to change

  • Abysmal LynxAbysmal Lynx Registered User
    edited July 2010
    More ridiculous.
    Improved Endurance: Martial Artist Feature
    Static
    Target: Your HP value.
    Effect: Add your STR and DEX modifiers and multiply the total by 5 HP. Add this to your HP total.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • bratrbratr Registered User
    edited July 2010
    bratr wrote: »
    You sure?

    Con = 10
    Str and Dex add to 6

    SO 10*5 + 6*5 = 80

    I am now again pretty sure this is correct math

  • alternatingAberrationalternatingAberration All Are Free Within The BiomassRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Oh yeah! Martial Artist feature, well that's nifty!

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  • Abysmal LynxAbysmal Lynx Registered User
    edited July 2010
    If I'm reading it correctly it should be 5(Str mod + Dex Mod) + (con X 5)

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  • bratrbratr Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Right 5(3+3) + (10*5)

    What am I missing?

    5*6 + 10*5
    30 + 50
    = 80

  • Abysmal LynxAbysmal Lynx Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Oh, nothing, it looks like I had a brain fart. I think I thought you had higher Con.

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  • bratrbratr Registered User
    edited July 2010
    He not me, just to be clear we are looking at nerf's character the martial artist.

  • Abysmal LynxAbysmal Lynx Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Doh! Right. Sorry about that.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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