[Rippers] Starting Lodge

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[Rippers] Starting Lodge

#1 Postby Jonah Hex » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:49 am

Anyone have advice for the lodge stats for starting a campaign?
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#2 Postby The One » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:09 am

Well the book says start at 1 point in everything, then give the players 5 points to distribute. Seems reasonable, and if you want the players to have access to slightly better facilities, then just up the number of points
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#3 Postby VonDan » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:41 am

The player party can only have extra points for the Lodge if they have really great ideas for an NPCs to go with each section like an Alfred or Q

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#4 Postby Jonah Hex » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:48 am

The One wrote:Well the book says start at 1 point in everything, then give the players 5 points to distribute. Seems reasonable, and if you want the players to have access to slightly better facilities, then just up the number of points


Those rules are for later when a team wants to start up their own lodge (and it's 10 discretionary points). I'm talking about for the initial Plot Point where, presumably, they are initiated into an existing Lodge.
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#5 Postby Jonah Hex » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:53 am

VonDan wrote:The player party can only have extra points for the Lodge if they have really great ideas for an NPCs to go with each section like an Alfred or Q

Von "Just remembered I got rippers as part of the free Halloween give away and now can read it and not pull answers out my @$$" Dan


Hmm, was that you NOT pulling answers out of your @$$, because I don't remember anything like that, though it is a neat idea.
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#6 Postby VonDan » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:01 am

Jonah Hex wrote:
VonDan wrote:The player party can only have extra points for the Lodge if they have really great ideas for an NPCs to go with each section like an Alfred or Q

Von "Just remembered I got rippers as part of the free Halloween give away and now can read it and not pull answers out my @$$" Dan


Hmm, was that you NOT pulling answers out of your @$$, because I don't remember anything like that, though it is a neat idea.


I have not read it yet but now NEXT TIME i might have a real technically correct answer and not just from the point of an adventure and campaign unfinished writer

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#7 Postby tigerguy786 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:44 pm

Jonah Hex wrote:
The One wrote:Well the book says start at 1 point in everything, then give the players 5 points to distribute. Seems reasonable, and if you want the players to have access to slightly better facilities, then just up the number of points


Those rules are for later when a team wants to start up their own lodge (and it's 10 discretionary points). I'm talking about for the initial Plot Point where, presumably, they are initiated into an existing Lodge.


I don't recall any specific rules or guidelines, so I just put them with a "Training Lodge" and gave them a Senior Ripper leader (who died in the last adventure, but they're seasoned now, so that's OK)
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#8 Postby VonDan » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:52 pm

tigerguy786 wrote:
Jonah Hex wrote:
The One wrote:Well the book says start at 1 point in everything, then give the players 5 points to distribute. Seems reasonable, and if you want the players to have access to slightly better facilities, then just up the number of points


Those rules are for later when a team wants to start up their own lodge (and it's 10 discretionary points). I'm talking about for the initial Plot Point where, presumably, they are initiated into an existing Lodge.


I don't recall any specific rules or guidelines, so I just put them with a "Training Lodge" and gave them a Senior Ripper leader (who died in the last adventure, but they're seasoned now, so that's OK)


And after they name the new Lodge expansion after the fallen leader, they should be assigned a newly promoted Senior Ripper leader who is clumbsy and unsure, his claim to fame based on one near accidental killing of a big bad.

And when they go to the Ripper Org (TM) armorer lab the couple running it are named the Archers have there baby Quincy in play pen and "Lil' Q" is making rube Goldburg devices with his blocks

And the Italian Evil Anti Ripper lodge has a house boy named Benito who will shine shoes for cheap wine and carries a switch blade in the pocket of his short pants. And he HATES Spaggeti

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#9 Postby tigerguy786 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:35 pm

VonDan wrote:
tigerguy786 wrote:
Jonah Hex wrote:
The One wrote:Well the book says start at 1 point in everything, then give the players 5 points to distribute. Seems reasonable, and if you want the players to have access to slightly better facilities, then just up the number of points


Those rules are for later when a team wants to start up their own lodge (and it's 10 discretionary points). I'm talking about for the initial Plot Point where, presumably, they are initiated into an existing Lodge.


I don't recall any specific rules or guidelines, so I just put them with a "Training Lodge" and gave them a Senior Ripper leader (who died in the last adventure, but they're seasoned now, so that's OK)


And after they name the new Lodge expansion after the fallen leader, they should be assigned a newly promoted Senior Ripper leader who is clumbsy and unsure, his claim to fame based on one near accidental killing of a big bad.

And when they go to the Ripper Org (TM) armorer lab the couple running it are named the Archers have there baby Quincy in play pen and "Lil' Q" is making rube Goldburg devices with his blocks

And the Italian Evil Anti Ripper lodge has a house boy named Benito who will shine shoes for cheap wine and carries a switch blade in the pocket of his short pants. And he HATES Spaggeti


This is supposed to be a reference to something I'm sure of it...

And my players won't name the lodge after the fallen leader. I'm just certain they won't, and I'm giving them their own lodge and letting them pick where it is, etc. They've earned it I think. Me having nearly killed them with a wild herd of rifle wielding Kossacks and all.
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#10 Postby VonDan » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:49 pm

tigerguy786 wrote:
And my players won't name the lodge after the fallen leader. I'm just certain they won't, and I'm giving them their own lodge and letting them pick where it is, etc. They've earned it I think. Me having nearly killed them with a wild herd of rifle wielding Kossacks and all.


Oh then the Maid at the new Loge will secretly be an inventor and follow the team on there missions and save the day with her cast iron black powder rocket pack and an umbrella that is an electric stun rod


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