Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Slow and steady... sorta.

So I don't spend 8 hours a day on the conversion but I'm slowly working on some stuff for Dragonmech, at the moment I'm working more on the Mech part... working with the idea that with more people in a Mech, should make it more powerful, the same idea as Elite and Solo monsters.

So bigger Mechs that need more players are stronger, and the obscenely huge Mechs... well, players shouldn't be driving City Mechs... Though that would make an interesting Epic skill challenge. I'm also noodling with the idea of the use of powers with mechs or making them more powerful because you can't use powers with them(for the smaller models 1-3 PCs)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Chatter!

One of my favorite Dragonmech weapons is the chattersword. It's very similar to the Chainsword of Warhammer 40K fame, but bigger for two hands.

So herer's my updated version of the Chattersword and a power!

Chattersword
Two Handed
Steam weapon
Proficiency Bonus +2
Damage 2d6
Properties: High Crit, Chatter
Group: Heavy blade

Chatter property: Weapons with the chatter property deal 1 + enhancement modifier of the weapon in ongoing damage(save ends) or increases ongoing untyped damage by 1, against a target hit by the weapon if the attack also would have hit the targets fortitude defense.

Chatter Strike
Steamborg At-will 1
The teeth of you your weapon digs into your enemy ripping flesh and sinew from bone.
Requirment: You must be wielding a weapon with the Chatter property.
Con vs AC
Hit: 1[W] + Con modifier damage and 2 ongoing damage(save ends)
Level 11:1[W] + Con modifier damage and 4 ongoing damage(save ends)
Level 21: 2[w] + Con modifier damage and 6 ongoing damage(save ends)

The damage probably needs some work but it's a start.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Creativity strikes!

I've been in a funk off and on for a while, but lately I've been feeling extra creative, so I'm trying to apply it to useful things. Aimless writing a little plus and working on things for my D&D game(and upcoming Darksun game) has really worked up my mind so I'm getting back into the Dragonmech conversion that I've been trying to put together.

In other news, I still can't draw so my comic idea hasn't gone anywhere. So if you're an artist and willing to work for free until it sells or becomes super popular on the internet, drop me a line! Otherwise I'm looking into self publishing, got a few ideas for game aids I'd like to get out and try to get payed a bit for them. I'll probably be previewing some of the ideas see how people like them.

And the random quote thing at the top will be improved here in a while... I need to scrounge up some good ones. I'll likely steal quite a few from, http://theglen.livejournal.com/16735.html

Monday, April 26, 2010

Whoo! Still alive!

I'm not dead... busy, easily distracted, and lazy perhaps, but not dead!

I'm trying to get off my ass lately and get stuff done. So... I'm back!

I hope to get... some of the stuff done I've been wanting too! Writing, 3.5-4E conversion of Dragonmech... hmmm need to check the Goodman Games forum... been a while.... SEE! easily distracted.

Writing, Conversion, comic idea(gotta figure out a drawing style and learn to draw well...). Busy, busy... AND I still have to work! Fun.

So, hopefully you'll be seeing more of me.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hmmm.... don't know about this... but ok. I'll Tweet...

Not sure how useful this will be but I'll toss a try at this.

http://twitter.com/PistonRager

In other news... Thumb drive bit it in the laundry. But I've managed to secure a device to turn an old laptop 2.5 inch hard drive into an external hard drive. So by next week I should be redoing the monsters I had been putting together with http://www.asmor.com/programs/monstermaker/index.php a handy little thing for generating 4E monsters for my conversion attempt.

I'll try and crank a few out tonight, hopefully I will be able to get the program working at work.

Monday, February 23, 2009

AHH! Stupid Laundry!

So, I'm cleaning up my room which mostly entails doing laundry. I switch a load from washer to dryer I hear a *clink* as something falls out of a pocket, it's my precious thumb drive, with all sorts of things that I'm constantly tinkering on. It went thru the washer.... AHHH!

It'll take a bit to get thru it to make sure nothing was damaged.

Cause there was a lot of things on the drive including my dragonmech conversions, rituals I'm working on to submit for the "Book of Rituals" from goodman games, home campaign write up and notes, short stories and ideas that I've been a bit lazy to write or finish.

Here's hoping it comes out well. Solid state memory don't fail me now!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Steam and Strategy 4: Gnomes

Gnomes.

I don't know why people have lost the love for gnomes, they've always been one of my favorite races. It seems like many people have relagated them to third place second bananas. I want to change that with the incarnation of Gnomes for this conversion. The best way to do this is good racial abilities, racial powers and a large bucket full of racial feats.

That's right support. It's one of the things Gnomes lacked. Other races have their own Paragon Paths, legions of books and powers. Gnomes got what... one weapon, and have always had to share a book with other races? Ok, well I'm not going to make a book of just Gnomes, but I'll put more support behind it. Feats! Magic Items! Badgers to talk to!