Author's Diary for March 24, 2020: Bids Appendix (Acrobatics)

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So how does your character parkour through a jungle or Hollywood flame factory? How does xi rush past opponents without being attacked or stopped? Find out under the fold.

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Author's Diary for March 23, 2020: Bids Appendix (Balancing)

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We’re back in the saddle for Monday! Check out today’s rules for balancing with the Agility bid below the fold.

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Author’s Diary for March 20, 2020: Agility Bid (Dodging)

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Well, we finished the Athletics bid yesterday. Time to start work on the Agility bid. Click through for more.

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Author’s Diary for March 19, 2020: Bids Chapter (Sports!)

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Well, I’m finally done writing up the Athletics bid. On to Agility tomorrow! Click through to see what I wrote today.

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Author’s Diary for 3-18-20: Bids Appendix (Lifting)

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Not much to say about today’s writing. Just gonna drop today’s use of the Athletics bid, Lifting! You can lift so many things! You can lift that taco! Click through for more.

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Author’s Diary for 3-17-20: Bids Appendix (Pushing)

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Got a little bit more done on the bids appendix today. Click through for more.


Not much to say about today’s writing, except I am proud of all the nonlethal options (that a clever player can turn into lethal options) for Covenant’s characters. Here’s what I wrote today.

Pushing: Pushing an inanimate object or another character

  • To Accomplish:
    • Push Inanimate Object: Fixed Athletics bid, set by FM
    • Push Character: Opposed Athletics bid vs. Athletics or Movement. The attacker may need to land an unarmed attack on the defender first.
  • If Successful:
    • The object or defender is pushed where the attacker wants (maximum distance of 1 adjacent area).
    • The object or defender is prevented from moving or entering an area.
  • If Unsuccessful:
    • The attacker does not move. Nor is the object or defender.
    • The attacker is pushed where the defender wants (maximum distance of 1 adjacent area).
  • Suggested Traits: Athletics, Movement
  • Suggested Advantages:
    • The character is larger than xir opponent.
    • The character has more than two hands and feet (or four paws).
    • The character is rooted or otherwise connected to the ground.
    • The character has set xirself to push or resist a push.
    • The character is fat, heavyset, or dense.
    • The character is motorized or has cybernetic limbs.
  • Suggested Disadvantages:

That’s it for today. Talk to you tomorrow.

Author’s Diary for March 16, 2020: Bid Appendix (Part 4)

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Sorry about the lack of posts the last four days. I wasn’t sick. I was just burnt out. But I’ve started writing the bids appendix again. Click through for more.

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Author’s Diary for March 11, 2020: Bids Appendix (Part 3)

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I worked some more on the bids appendix today and started thinking about ways to reduce the page count of this monster. Read more below the fold.

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Author’s Diary for March 10, 2020: Bids Appendix (Part 2)

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Tired tonight. Just gonna dump what I wrote here for the bids appendix. Click through for more.

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Author’s Diary for March 9, 2020: Bids Appendix (Part 1)

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I may have bitten off more than I can chew with this. Click through for more.

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