There has been some complaints that the
house rules are vague or not set down in writing for easy reference.
Well, here they are....
#1-My word is law. Argue with me after the game, not during. It ruins the game for your fellow players and irritates me, improving the chances of your PC getting waxed....
#2-Be polite to the other gamers, you are supposed to be a team, and need to work on that. At the rate this group is going, I will cut you to ribbons within 6 melee round with a trained force, and my villianous groups will use teamwork where applicable (CS opponents take note!)
#3-Teamwork teamwork teamwork. Teamwork is also worht XP when used. If you do not use teamwork, you not only risk your PC's lives, but miss out on good XP to boot
#4-A natural 20 is a crit on parries, dodges, strikes, inits and saves
#5-A crit is x2 damage, double crits are x3, every crit after adds +1 to the multiplier.
#6-1,2, 3, or 4 completely misses or fails....I don't care if you have +332 bonus on whater, YOU STILL LOSE!!!
#7-01% succeeds no matter what the negatives, as long as you make a good case on why that skill is applicable to the task on hand.
#8-99 or 00 FAILS!!!! That's it, end of story.
#9-Skills may advance above 100% (See rule #8)
#10-For you smart guys who over use Impervious to Energy, this is for you. On a natural 20, you must save vs. non-lethal poison. Fail and take 1/2 damage, succeed and take no damage. It's either that or your body will become so attuned to the spell that you will become Impervious to ALL energy, even your bodies own bio-electric energy.
#11-No more Heroes Unlimited or Ninjas and Super Spies character or powers/abilities until further notice
#12-Character background will be required if you bring in a new character, and it IS subject to MY approval. Remember, a well laid out, logical, and realistic background will net you bonuses, shoddy ones will get you jack shit, and maybe the PC being rejected.
#13-Do NOT engage in and MDC race with me. You will lose. Think about it.
#14-You are not dead until I say you are dead. Throw a fit, and you may be dead.
#15-No more "My new PC was best friends/lover/sister/brother/father/former college room-mates brothers cousin so I get his gear now and all the secrets to his security procedures, caches, and contacts" I'm tired of it. I was tired of it in 1986, and I'm tired of it still!!!
#16-If you get killed, the other PC's get to divvy up you shit. YOU HAVE NO SAY!!!! Just shut up and make your new PC.
#17-Rifts Earth Humans get 4d6, reroll 1's, take the best 3. All others get base. Don't like it? Tough, I am inflexible on that point from now on.
#18-There is an attatched sheet that will list what O.C.C. and R.C.C.'s are available right now (See #11) You guys screwed the pooch and acted like I was stupid once too often, so if you don't like the list, get your shit.....
#19-Team work, team work, team work....
#20-I have final say on your PC's gear, spells, mental powers, ect....
#21-For those of you who think you are clever, your not. Stop trying to sneak stuff by me, all you are doing is annoying me and putting other players and your own PC's lives in danger. If I say no to something, don't try to worm your way around it.
#22-As far as basic book characters go, only juicers, borgs with a PP over 25, and crazies may ATTEMPT to parry bursts....that's by the book, people....and rail guns primarily fire bursts.
#23-If you parry a missile, you get what you deserve. If you have an indestructable shield, you may attempt it, but you will 1/2 damage if you succeed, unless it's plasma, napalm, or F/A, in which case you will take full damage.
#24-You may not roll with or parry Napalm, Plasma, WP, Fuel/Air, Thermite Gel, Thermite Plasma. If you do, you will still take damage. The Napalm and Plasma is by the book.
#25-New Trial Interpretation: Lasers will do MD vs MDC, SD vs SDC. Let's try it out and see how it works.
#26-I am DONE being nice! Work together and think on your feet, or I will bury you. I am tired of keeping your PC's alive. That is your job, not mine. I dislike PC fatalities, but see rule #27.
#27-If you stick your dick in a meat grinder, it'll be hamburger. Example: You are a lone GB, w/ 1 round of ammo, armor down to 150 MDC, when 6 SAMAS-II come over the rise, pristine and untouched. If you fire that round, do not bitch at me when your armor is scrapped and your PC is POW or dead.
#28-Also known as "Take That!" If you get hammered too hard by my mistake, run for it, and I will try to recover it to the best of my ability. I may just capture you or accept your surrender.
#29-Don't try to impress me with your cleverness at bending the rules and trying to become a godlike figure. Impress me with your roleplaying and cleverness at gaming. I LIKE clever players!
#30-Also called "The Skeletor Syndrome" It is not over until it is ALL over! I have seen someone succeed with Target Number 53, 3 dice out of 9; and AD&D Paladin with 3 H.P. and a +4 dagger defeat a Pit Fiend, and a Rifts 1st Level Vagabond escape from a Net-Sec Burbs sweep through cleverness. The moral of the story is: Think fluidly. Combat and life itself is fluid.
#31-Villagers have loooooong memories, and if you dick them, some night, some where, when you are sleeping and least expect it, and have probably forgotten about it, a farmer will jam his pitchfork up your ass, or may pool their resources and hire a bounty hunter. News doest travel from town to town in Rifts, via radio, travellers, land line telephones, and gossip. NPC's will treat you as you treat them.
#32-Although I will let the players steer the campaign, this is not Chaos Inc. I will make some structure, and sometimes, I will leave you as much choice as the IRS (read: none) about things, but except for notable campaign events, I will aviod doing that. If you don't like the adventure, tell me why, what you want changed, or what you want. Try to make plans the gamine session before about what you would like to do, whether the current adventure is finished of not.
#33-I will be using weapons and ammo used on the modern day battlefield for large scale organizations such as the CS, Triax, the Megaversal Legion. We're talking ERLIX mortar rounds, FASCAM artillery shells, smart missiles, night vision, infrared scopes, tactical battlefield commo suites, CS gas, Ramjet rounds, APDS, FSAPDS, HEAT, AP-DU, HEDP, APERS, and any others I know of. Want to see the damage sheets? Too bad.
#34-What is good for you is good for my villians. Remember that before you get too clever. Remember that if you think a rule is unfair. What is good for my villians is good for you too, think about that. Those tactics that I use can be used on me, and if you get their weapons, ammo, and armor, you can keep it, if you take proper precautions.
#35-Also known as "Do it again." If I tell you no on something, and you hand me the same thing, just worded differently, or try to pass off a 'new' PC with the same stats, gear, level, cash and skill as your old one, or the one I turned down, just a new name and things positioned differently on the character sheet, it will come back around. If I warn you about something, and you do it anyway, you get the repercussions.
#36-Resurrection will be a major campaign motivator/plot line. Die, and your dead.
#37-Also known as you as "You get what you deserve, assmunch" If I tell you not to do something, and you do it anyway and get killed or mutilated, if you do something that you know will have major bad repercussions, if you smack someone around and later they come back, you will get what you deserve.
#38-Be rude to Lykere, or don't at least attempt to clean up after yourself, don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out, and take your coat, Texas nights are cold.
#39-If you want to quote the book, your character sheet better be strak, or I'll straighten it out, from the board. you also better know what the hell your talking about, and it better be after the fucking game. I'm tired of argueing with you for an hour or two during the game while the other players have to sit there and listen to your childish whining.....
#40-Look, these all may sound a little harsh, but let's remember the PC that took 20 more MD than he could handle, straight to the chest, and another PC made their EMT roll, and another PC scavenged bionics off of dead CS borgs, and the rescued the dying PC. Quit whining and finish reading this thing.
#41-Contrary to popular belief, I do have the monetary conversion chart. And no, you can't see it.
#42-If you play an MDC monster, your next PC must be human, non-MDC (Ie: I'm sick of people playing the same damn race over and over, or the same fucking OCC over and over...try something new or go back to reading the rule books)
#43-Also known as "Touch it again...." My notes are OFF FUCKING LIMITS, BUTT-MONKEY!!! The next one of you I catch digging in my notes is looking for another group. Got that?
#44-If I pull out a monster, and you reach for a book to look it up, your busted. If you reach for a book that is not yet open, get your shit,. and go down to the gaming shop and look for another GM. I'm fucking sick of the cheating.
#45-I have a random monster creation sheet (Now an IBM C++ program for Windows 95), and no, you may not see it. The books are GUIDELINES, not the end all be all of gaming.
#46-Don't argue NBC with me. Let's not repeat the embarressment went I pulled out documentation for the real world on the effects of VX class nerve agent, dealing specifically with dispersion vectors.
#47-If you think you can do this better than me, cool. Be quiet, and enjoy the game, and talk to me after the game about co-DMing, or taking a couple of my players off my hands. I don't hold a grudge on a player who feels they are ready to GM.
#48-If I even think you are out to ruin the game for the other players, you're out. No more fucking warnings.
#49-You guys ran off and abandoned your bases, and now you have nowhere to stash your goodies, and the CS keeps hammering your stockpiles because YOU LEAD THEM BACK TO THEM, DUMBASSES!!! You have noone to blame but yourselves, you haven't gone back, you haven't tried to secure a new base. Get a base, or gear up to be nomads, but quit whining to me that people jack your stuff when you show it off, and the CS and bandits keep ripping off your stashes.
#50-This is a long and complicated doozie!!!! All of you studboy MDC beings and robot jocks out there need to take note: MDC breaks down like this:
For beings: Head-10% of main body Arms: 25% Hands: 10% Fingers: 5% Wings: 25% Tail: 33.3% Legs: 50% Feet: 15% Elbows: 30% Neck: 10%
For Non-listed Armors: Head: 25% Arms: 25% Hands: 10% Fingers: 5% Legs: 50% Neck: 5% Knees: 35% Elbows: 20% (minumum of 5 MDC on a part). Remember about the 10 MDC lining and electronics/mechanicals layers (giving you 10 MDC before it's you!)
RPA: If your main body is taken out, the pilot can hit the manual over-ride switches (takes one attack), and hope your pilots compartment holds out and not too much damage is done to the vital systems (Each strike will be 1-4 criticals out of the Rifts Coversion Book)
Force Fields: Same MDC all over. What hits one area, affects all, and someone can time their attack to coincide with yours, hitting you when your force field flickers (-15 to strike unless milspec RPA sensor suite or Juicer with the JAV-7) If remaining MDC is at least 25% of the SINGLE attack that brings it down, no damage is sustained, and if less than 25% of the SINGLe attack that will destroy the field, the damage is counted off on a 3 to 1 basis (Ie-10 MDC left on the force field, and 60 MD is taken from a Wilk's 457. The field sucked up 30 MDC before failing) Force fields must recharge their capacitors, and E-Clip ones are ionized for a period of time.
Once again, not all monsters will be in the book, and go ahead and ask to see my program (You know who you are, and you know what will happen, bitch about it again)
Those items, weapons, OCC's, RCC's, and spells in the off limits books are just that, OFF LIMITS, ASSWIPE!!!
If you can hear through your force-field, sonic attacks CAN hurt you!
Aerosol Grenades counteract lasers.....It's kinda like smoke....Laser targeting DOES not work through HC smoke, so the anti-laser Aerosol Grenades work. Live with it. Hell, you should be happy, they are only 135 Cr each!!!
Yes, there is someone in North America teaching Tia-Kwon-Do and Kendo. until you find the person, deal with it....
"How did they know we were here???" is a whine I'm getting tired of....CHECK YOUR FUCKING GEAR FOR TRANSMITTERS!!!!!
I'm sentient and so are my NPC's, and you will rarely fool the same NPC the same way twice, and after awhile, that trick gets around, and is useless, or someone will use it against you!
Tactics are getting better, but remember, the better you get, the better tactics I feel I can use. Don't bring up those villagers again. I'm sick of that damn arguement, and I think I comprehended it the first time.
You have to kill ALL of the non-robotic Mechaniods......
Bad Guys Learn Too!!!
Let's take a look at the Ruins of
Mount Weathertop Fiasco. The following things went wrong from the
Short Reason-You got sloppy