We've been getting along without it, but it seems to me that enough time, or rather more than enough time, is spent discussing Combat and Combat related topics (e.g. assigning suitable MRs, Stunts in Combat, Missile Weapons and appropriate Missile SRs/Adds, etc), that a dedicated Combat topic heading would be apropos.
Right now Combat-related topics get relegated to wherever the poster can best make a case for it, but generally, they do seem to end up all over the board.
Whaddaya think, everybody? Should there be one distinct place for threads that deal with Harsh Treatment Of Monsters And Other Living Things? And, Mahrundl, if this seems a good idea, are you able to create such a thing, or does this need to go in front of the High Court (aka Vin)?
Gets my vote, if magic has its own sub board, why not give the warriors some love
Agreed, Zanshin, and thanks!
T&T character types are all built around Combat and Magic, and proficiency with them (All, None, Both (inferior), and Both (Superior)). It does seem that Combat rules would get at least as much discussion as Magic rules. (Although it seems like it gets more to me, but then again, I tend to seek out the combat discussions because they interest me more, so that may just be perception).
And, most importantly, if the board thinks that a combat topic would be a good idea, what's the next step? Mahrundl, can you do it yourself, or is this a Vin-only thing? Speaking of which, what's your thoughts on this? Thanks!
Combat most definitely deserves its own topic category. Combat in T&T is so different from other RPGs, in the fact that the combat "round" involves so much back-and-forth summed up into one total. Stuff that's relatively straightforward elsewhere, like parrying/dodging, demands a lot more thought in T&T for a sensible resolution for that fact. (And there's everyone's Perfect Solution to the problem of no-win combat... spite damage is a nice idea, but as I've said it can get kind of obnoxious when you're the one recieving the brunt of it.)
"You may ruefully note my lack of respect for the inherent solemnity of the proper exercise of the craft; I cannot even plead ignorance, for I know better." -- wisdom from the sadly defunct blog Huge Ruined Pile
I just think it's neat that these boards have proved to be so successful. :-)
What I like about it, is how easy it is to discuss something you love with others who love it, too. T&T is easy to love, so when I introduce it to like-minded new friends, and they immediately fall in love with it, it's cool because you feel like you've opened up a new world to someone.
But it's still not the same as talking to someone who's been interested in it for years on end, and has played and tinkered with it the same as you have for probably about the same amount of time. You can have a discussion with them in a way you can't with someone you've just introduced it to.
And since these other people are scattered all across the world, I can think of no other way to bring them all together as quickly as this. If it wasn't for the internet, and boards like this, I'd still be tinkering quietly by myself, or playing with small groups of friends that I have introduced it to. Don't get me wrong, those things are fun, too. But there's something about being able to meet and talk to long-time fans that just doesn't compare to anything else. Especially with something like T&T, you can feel a sense of isolation and separation. Boards like this one make you feel a little less alone in your obsession, like maybe you aren't as weird as you think you are.
Or maybe you are, but at least there's other weird folks out there, too!
Anyway, hoo-boy, talk about off-topic. But I just needed to get that off my chest. Thanks again, Vin.