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Shirakan ideas

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:03 am

All: spit, shed skin, bask

Red: half effect from fire, scald
Blue: half effect air, shift
Green: half effect water, slow
Brown: half effect earth, earthmeld
Black: half effect death, cannibalise
White: half effect light and shadow, chameleon
Grey: enforce balance - may deny circle equal to threshold eg 0-29 skill may deny circle 1, 30-59 may deny circle 1 and 2 etc. costs 2 essence per circle of spell being denied. Must maintain balance by spending a similar amount of essence denying Light/Life as Death/Shadow)
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Re: Shirakan ideas

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:35 am

Or to simplify - Grey: is a null mage?

Double damage from another element removed so that they're a bit different from Elves.

Maybe bask for red only instead of scald? Don't mind

Not entirely happy with shift: the rest is based on what actual lizards do...few lizards teleport. However, no other race has shift as a racial now so I thought it would be interesting.
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Re: Shirakan ideas

Postby Luke » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:52 am

Earthmeld is a lot better than the others? - that's my initial thought.

I wouldn't amp up grey skirkan, none of the others 'scale' (get it? HAHAHAHA!)
I would probably just give them 'may deny circle 1 spells as nullmage' - in that it costs the same rank as the spell, or double if cast at someone else.
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Re: Shirakan ideas

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:43 pm

I was downpowering grey as they can currently deny any absolute of any rank for 6 essence.

Earthmeld is cool and based on what some lizards do. It just allows them to remove themselves from the game for 5 minutes, situationally useful but dull. The healing part is ok but covered by Shed Skin.

Btw, Blue Shirakan druids...why have these not been played? Med at quadruple rate in their glade is amazing.
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Re: Shirakan ideas

Postby Hatsuo1980 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:12 pm

Because if you aren't in your glade you're a bit meh?
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Re: Shirakan ideas

Postby Luke » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:05 pm

Ben wrote:I was downpowering grey as they can currently deny any absolute of any rank for 6 essence.

Earthmeld is cool and based on what some lizards do. It just allows them to remove themselves from the game for 5 minutes, situationally useful but dull. The healing part is ok but covered by Shed Skin.

Btw, Blue Shirakan druids...why have these not been played? Med at quadruple rate in their glade is amazing.



Yeah not opposed, just flagging it really.

By amp I meant, scale up I guess. I think races should be nice little bonuses that add flavour, to me that's a build-around.
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Re: Shirakan ideas

Postby Hatsuo1980 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:57 pm

Luke wrote:
Ben wrote:I was downpowering grey as they can currently deny any absolute of any rank for 6 essence.

Earthmeld is cool and based on what some lizards do. It just allows them to remove themselves from the game for 5 minutes, situationally useful but dull. The healing part is ok but covered by Shed Skin.

Btw, Blue Shirakan druids...why have these not been played? Med at quadruple rate in their glade is amazing.



Yeah not opposed, just flagging it really.

By amp I meant, scale up I guess. I think races should be nice little bonuses that add flavour, to me that's a build-around.


Earthmeld, proportionately, is really good.
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Re: Shirakan ideas

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:30 pm

Ok, so downstat on greys. Possible rethink on brown, the rest ok?
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Re: Shirakan ideas

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:39 pm

Red: martial, academic, stealth
Black: martial, stealth, academic

Blue: stealth, academic, martial
Brown: stealth, martial, academic

Green: academic, martial, stealth
White: academic, stealth, martial
Grey: academic, stealth, martial
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Re: Shirakan ideas

Postby Hatsuo1980 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:13 pm

I didn't like the shift either, flavour wise.

Power wise it's fine but doesn't feel like something a Shirakan would get.

As for the argument that no races get it - Elves get circle 1 and, once decided, 1 flavour benefits (like glamour). Shadow elves keep Shadow Shift and give Blue Shirakan jump for 1 essence?
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Re: Shirakan ideas

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:55 pm

Maybe...not really sure whether Elves need anything else after all.

Jump a little dull as Heroic Leap can be bought by most people.
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Re: Shirakan ideas

Postby Hatsuo1980 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:19 pm

Light step?
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