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« Reply #75 on: <07-22-11/0636:59> »
Why is the formatting in this thread so totally off?

There was a forum upgrade that borked many of the themes. 

Someone is working hard to get it fixed, yes? YES? :D

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« Reply #76 on: <07-22-11/0727:17> »
Why is the formatting in this thread so totally off?

There was a forum upgrade that borked many of the themes. 

Someone is working hard to get it fixed, yes? YES? :D
I created the FastJack theme, so it was up to me to update it. The other themes were created by other SMF users and posted to the themes page, so you'd have to track them down and ask them to update them.

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« Reply #77 on: <07-22-11/1347:28> »
DIdn't know it is a theme-related issue. Just changed the theme and everyting's fine again. :)

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« Reply #78 on: <07-25-11/0424:56> »
Just finally got a chance to get this and read through.

*thumbs up*

Only thing I can say, and all that I think needs to be said, is that I think this should go from an optional rule to standard rule, PERIOD. 'Nuff said. 
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« Reply #79 on: <07-25-11/1613:50> »
Just finally got a chance to get this and read through.

*thumbs up*

Only thing I can say, and all that I think needs to be said, is that I think this should go from an optional rule to standard rule, PERIOD. 'Nuff said.
Thank you, Mystic.  I'm glad you're enjoying it, and I hope the adepts at your table get some mileage out of it. 

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« Reply #80 on: <07-25-11/1820:58> »
Myself and one other at my table who also favors adepts already have. It's good to be the GM.
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« Reply #81 on: <11-28-11/2208:16> »
I think it's definately a step in the right direction, but I think it misses the mark slightly at least from a balancing perspective.

Adepts shouldn't be atractive because you can get them 3ip's without restricted gear, and they shouldn't be unatractive because your combat stats are never going to be on par.

Because that's all way of the adept does, reduces improved reflexes from 4bp to 3 bp.

It should really be the otherway round, keep +3 Ip's at 4pp, ecourage starting with only +2ip's like street sammys, and make stats increases work above the natural maximum without costing double.

Then you end up having a combat charecter with 5 magic with 3ips, +3 agi, and nimble fingers, giving him a healthy dice pool of 18ish with scope for improvment through play. Which is competative with scope to improve, but not over powered for 45 bp, when a street sammy can do it for 18bp with almost no room to improve.

And that's fine. the street sammy is more versatile, and the adept can specialise to be the BEST at one thing.
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« Reply #82 on: <11-28-11/2210:51> »
Adept also won't set off every metal detector just walking around naked.

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« Reply #83 on: <11-29-11/1545:34> »
Because that's all way of the adept does, reduces improved reflexes from 4bp to 3 bp.

It should really be the otherway round, keep +3 Ip's at 4pp, ecourage starting with only +2ip's like street sammys,.
I would think having more then 1PP for other power is more then good incentive to start with "only" 3IP:s, especially as there are very few incentives to actually have 4IP:s.
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« Reply #84 on: <11-30-11/1541:58> »
Because that's all way of the adept does, reduces improved reflexes from 4bp to 3 bp.
I'm sorry you feel that way.

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« Reply #85 on: <11-30-11/1552:08> »
I haven't used anything from Way of the Adept yet, but it has some great fluff in there. Now I'm waiting on similar products for magicians and technomancers.
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« Reply #86 on: <11-30-11/1635:56> »
Currently I have had players use Artisan's Way, Speakers Way, Warrior's Way, and Invisible Way.  I have used NPCs on the Artist's Way as well.

Honestly the book is one of my favorites. 

And I am also waiting for similar books to launch. 

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« Reply #87 on: <11-30-11/1649:48> »
I can tell you that there is (at least) one more Way Of the ... book in the works, that I know of.  Or, at least, I think I can (without it counting as an NDA violation). 

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« Reply #88 on: <12-04-11/1817:47> »
dont try dude, i've tried to talk my way around NDA's and its not worth the effort
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« Reply #89 on: <12-07-11/1454:02> »
I can tell you that there is (at least) one more Way Of the ... book in the works, that I know of.  Or, at least, I think I can (without it counting as an NDA violation).
I'm pretty sure Jason has said the same think, so you should be save ;)
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